The Hotel Vecchio Borgo is in an *OK* neighbourhood but doesn't immediately lend itself to the 4* status advertised on the door. The room had everything a hotel room should have, and the bathroom was decked out quite well, the only issue I would immediately point out is that, for a 4*, there wasn't a lot of space in the bedroom, and the all singing, all dancing, full body spray shower was quite unneccessary.
Palermo isn't that nice, so in comparison to the city, the hotel made a welcome place to come back to.
The breakfast room was a bit small for the purpose but well stocked, although we did feel like we were eating in a conference/cheap wedding venue.
A few pointers:
Taxi was €50 from the airport!!!- (rent a car for the duration of your stay, it's cheaper!)
Staff were friendly and curteous and helpful, with only one derisive snort when I asked for my passport back after checking in - (the answer is "no" in case you're wondering), however they were able to check us in earlier than expected.
The hotel is about haflway between a nice street and the docks, and a long walk from the main street (Emmanuelle Vittoria) - there appeared to be some really lovely restaurants in the area.
Generally the staff were friendly and I appreciated the stay in the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vecchio Borgo is the ideal starting point either for a holiday or a business stay. Just a few steps from Via Libertà, Via Ruggero Settimo and Via Roma, you will definitively have much to see and enjoy. The elegant Politeama Theatre, jewel of the 19th century architecture, is just five minutes’ walk and the astonishing Massimo Theatre, the third biggest theatre in Europe, is only ten minutes’ walk. Every other renowned monument and museum, from the Medieval Age to the Contemporary one, is easily reachable by foot. Moreover, the best restaurants and cafés which are situated all along this area will definitively be the unmissable destination for the most exigent gourmet. All 32 rooms are joyfully colourful, soundproofed, parquet flooring, air-conditioned and furnished with poster-bed, free internet wireless connection, LCD television, minibar, electronic safe and direct phone. Bathrooms are decorated with fine marble and furnished with hydro massage shower, towelling bathrobe and slippers and guest amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vecchio Borgo Hotel
- Hotel Vecchio Borgo Palermo, Sicily