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Orientale
Ranked #58 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Rooms are small, but large enough and clean
Service is minimal, but available if you can exaggerate your hand gestures
Building is old school, but full of history and is a great reminder of how the nobles lived
Breakfast is continental, but filling
Location is dodgy, but right next to the train station
Price is low, and appropriate

All in all, it's exactly what I needed when I needed it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

If you would like to book rooms in Hotel Orientale - think twice before that! We made booking with the credit card in this hotel in September 2013 for 6 days, and due to the visa arrangements we tried to make changes in the booking. But Hotel Orientale cancelled the booking and CHARGED MY CREDIT CARD for 240 EUR (for all 6 days of stay) without my signature and presence. So we arrived to Palermo without booked room and money. Our friend from Palermo said that it is normal in Sicily to charge guests credit cards for no reason.

Tip: DO NOT GIVE you credit card number to this hotel and DO NOT STAY THERE!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Slava999
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We arrived here this summer july and we got the most noisy room and it was impossible to sleep after 5 am.Luckily we got a more quiet one the next day.The location of the hotel is excellent if u like to roam around the city.My girlfriend really enjoyed staying there and the receptionist lady was very nice.However Palermo was very disappointing and would not recommend to anybody go there for many reasons.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zolee666
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The hotel is simple but also very cheap, if you consider that you are in the centre of Palermo
Breakfast is italian so minimal The hotel should do their best to improve the Wifi, nowadays you have to go to the reception desk in order to get Wifi
The building itself and the patio are gorgeous to see

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Niemaas
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Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

This hotel is off a busy street located on the second floor of a very grand but decaying building. The twin room I shared was clean, small and rather prison cell like. Whilst I expected basic, I've stayed in far superior places of an equivalent price. Bathrooms are located along a corridor which was a pain when having to wait to use. Breakfast was basic but adequate.

Overall, I wouldn't stay again.

Pros - clean and good location.

Cons - poor service, no en-suite bathroom and a rather odd staff member who hovered around outside the room which was disconcerting.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Great location, tiny rooms without bathrooms, great coffee for breakfast, low price, at the front desk, They "trying" to speak in languages ​​other than Italian, but the service is really nice - So I think is OK.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Adam N
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We drove from Milazzo to Palermo via Monreale due to late check in time. Needless to say, when we pulled into the courtyard and carried our luggage up to the second floor, we were in no mood to be told that we couldn't park on premises and would have to find parking outside. We ended up parking on via Torino in front of the hotel. The parking on via Torino is free parking, but spaces are generally only available after 8 pm. Breakfast is served only at 8, so if you're out the door before that, you can find something at the many coffee bars. The room was nice, but hot, they do have a ceiling fan in the room, but they turn it off when the come in to make the beds. The beds were lumpy, so I got another coperta/cover from housekeeping for the bed and folded it in half and slept on top of it on the bed which made sleeping much more comfortable. Staff was very nice. There are two bathrooms at either end of the hall, both with showers, which was much more convenient than at Sveva BnB in Catania which had one bathroom for everyone to share. Hotel Orientale also has a sink in your room, which is great for brushing teeth, etc. We would stay at Hotel Orientale again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elisheva and Mi... V
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Address: Via Maqueda 26, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
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Ranked #58 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Hotel Class:1 star — Orientale 1*
Number of rooms: 24
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