We landed in this hotel in July 2013. We knew Palermo and had stayed before in historic Grand Hotel Et des Palmes during a happy-go-lucky trip. This time around we were orderly travelling with friends on organized trip basis. We took the "meals included" option, which always throws you in the hands of the unknown. Most of the time, without being memorable, we had reasonable food. Except in this GH F2. They managed to recycle kitchen commodities in a most boring and unappealing manner. Cheap pasta with chunks of fish. Tasteless fish. Unrecognisable fish time and again. If your kitchen makes any sense you don't serve two or three dishes carrying the same fish. And, to finish with, an equally non-palatable ball of ice cream for desert (not very far, in front of the nearby Teatro Politeama you can taste the best Italian ice creams ever!). I've got this fishy filling that it was fish ice cream too. Otherwise the hotel is well located if in a somewhat somber area without much of a view. If you must go there, go, but, please, avoid meals at all costs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegance of the Court of Frederick II it reflects in this beautiful 4 star hotel, located in the very heart of Palermo City center.Our Hotel born from the restoration of the old Palace of Prince Granatelli and through an expert architectural revalidation that turned it into a refined environment, decorated with antique furnishings and paintings.The enviable location of the hotel, situated in a quiet and residential area, exactly halfway from both main Theatres of Palermo- The Politeama Garibaldi Theatre and the Massimo Theatre, makes of it an ideal place both for those who are travelling for business or who wants to have a nice and relaxed holiday in Palermo.Our staff remains at Your disposal , and will ensure You all the assistance and help to discover all the particular and characteristic corners of the historical Town and directions to find the most fashionable and exclusive shopping area, all this in order to make Your stay a very special one!The Entrance of the Grand Hotel Federico II, opens to an elegant foyer that leads into several spacious lounges lovingly furnished.The lounge bar with the adjacent reading room, may offer You relaxed hours choosing between an assorted selection of teas, herbal infusions, and local distilled.For a more enjoyable and comfortable stay, The Hotel offers guests’ disposal:Reception and Concierge service open 24 Hours;Luggage Storage;Wi-Fi free throughout the Hotel;Reservation – purchase airline Tickets / web Check-in;Office Services (telefax-photocopies);Outdoor parking area for luggage loading and unloading;Secure Car Park on request with payment;Assistance for service to rent a car with or without Driver;Shuttle service from/to Airport on request with payment;Laundry Service;Meeting rooms with technical equipment;Spaces for events, celebrations and meetings;Restaurants and banquets ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Palermo
- Hotel Federico II - Central Palace Palermo, Sicily