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“Crisp white sheets!”
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Hotel Italia
Ranked #58 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I like nothing better than a clean room, crisp white sheets and towels and a clean bathroom! Hotel Italia offers this and a very friendly welcome as you check in to the fading grandeur of one of Palermo's many 19th century buildings. In a shabby chic city (more shabby than chic) a really clean room is welcome at the end of a the day.

I love the fact our hostess doesn't speak English! The world is so English centric it is just lovely to have a warm experience of communication and touch through little bits of ones own Italian and the enthusiasm of a host.

The breakfast delivered to the room, perhaps nice for some, I do not prefer. Part of the travel experience is sharing breakfast in a room with other travellers.

For a 2 star hotel, it's a treasure.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This hotel offers a great location and good value for money. Yes, perhaps the rooms and the bathrooms are not as magnificent as you'd get at a Radisson - but that's not the point. It's functional, clean, cheap - what else do you want for a night in Palermo? Two hints: the lady at reception doesn't speak English, and there's a massive step built into the front door - don't do what I did and trip on it.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
1  Thank agfoxx
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and were very pleased with the hotel. The location is fantastic, only 200m from the train station and within walking distance of all the sights.

The building is very old and has great character. Hotels in Italy generally offer very poor wifi and it often only works in the lobby, but here the wifi is strong and worked in our hotel room. We were quite impressed.

The receptionists during the day spoke nearly no English, but the nighttime guy was fluent in English. This may be a problem if you need help getting somewhere, so it's best to get all the information you need the evening before.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dan T
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

The hotel is great value for the money! It is quite basic but clean and situated in a great location, in walking distance from the central station and the city center. We've only stayed for one night and it was perfect for our needs.
Service is great. The owner is a very nice and helpful person, with an interesting personality. We liked her very much.
It can be noisy at night but this is normal in large crowded cities like Palermo.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

Really nice stay in Hotel Italia. If you are looking for a cheap but really nice solution for your holiday in Palermo that's the hotel for you! Hotel Italia is family run and you'll find friendly people always smiling and willing to help.
We were there for the gay pride parade and we recommend this place also as a LGBT friendly hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank bucapg
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Nice, clean, tidy, very well situated, very close (5 min walk) to train/bus station (Palermo centrale), very close to historic centre and to the places to go out in the evening. The staff spoke English. Breakfast to the room - just wonderful! it was just a bit noisy, since it's on one of the main streets, but we didnt come to Sicily to sleep :))))

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Hotel itself in a bit dated condition,lady at reception couldn't speak any English,so was very hard to communicate.Great thing about this hotel is the location,is in one of the main streets Via Roma,close to main train station,were u can catch bus to the airport also.Shower room and toilet separated from room.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tomek S
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Additional Information about Hotel Italia

Address: Via Roma 62, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Tribunali
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Price Range: £31 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Italia 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Italy Hotel, located in the heart of the historic center of Palermo a few steps from the train station and the most important monuments (Cathedral, Teatro Massimo, quattro canti, etc. ...), enjoys an enviable position to experience the charm of the city.The hotel has a WI-FI completely free and a bright reading room where you can relax.Our hospitality will make you feel at home, the hotel's staff is very friendly and always glad to assist with the professional needs of tourists for the duration of his stay.Content provided courtesy of the property. The property is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. ... more   less 
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