We arrived and were very impressed by the skill of the porter who whisked our Hertz down the lane only 10cm wider than the car to their garage for the advertised 'Free Parking' (for which they charge 15euro/day … go figure!
The lobby and public areas are very grand, just don't look too closely though, it's frayed around the edges. This grand old dame is seriously in need of a good facelift. Lifts are terribly slow.
The 'Free WiFi' is only in the lobby area, and the bandwidth is obviously very limited - 4-5 online at a time seems to be the limit. And more than a dozen frustrated guests juggling iPads, trying to be the next-one-on when the guy in the chair opposite logs off! You can, and we did, buy in-room Wifi for 5euro/day.
We were shown to a pleasant room with a modern bathroom on the second floor which faced into the narrow dark lane, where there was workmen with jackhammers working on scaffolding right outside the window. I requested a change and was shown a bright light room on the 4th which opened out onto a delightful, if very dirty, private patio. The bathroom was pre-renovation (rustic is the generous term) and both the shower and the bidet failed to drain away until I cleaned the gunge out of the plugholes! One of two lightbulbs over the mirror was out in the bathroom, but a bulb-switch with one from a wall sconce fixed that problem. Overall the room was scruffy and obviously due for the renovation that the other room had enjoyed. But hey, it was a lovely bright room, with a private rooftop terrace and without jackhammers!
Dined in the roof top restaurant, and was delighted with the service and the ambiance. The food failed to live up to the promise of the environment sadly.
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- Also Known As:
- Centrale Palace Palermo
- Hotel Centrale Palace
- Eurostars Centrale Palace Palermo, Sicily