Beautiful,well appointed apartment. Helpful but non intrusive host. Well situated to enjoy Palermo. Difficulty parking but so is all of Palermo.
In summery I would council anyone to stay here especially to enjoy the extra roominess as opposed to a hotel room.
Our group of three stayed for a week at this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the old part of Palermo, within easy walking distance to many historical attractions. We particularly enjoyed returning home after a day of sight seeing to the lovely spacious living /dining room with its double doors to a small terrazzo overlooking a little park with palms and citrus trees. This park separated the apartment from the neighbouring one way road, thus ensuring a quiet and restful stay. Chiara was great; she met us on arrival and gave us plenty of suggestions for activities, also arranging and taking us to a private parking place for our rental car. We tried out several of Chiara’s suggestions for restaurants and all were absolutely spectacular; a simply great stay all round! Would definitely stay there again.
Awesome clean and spacious apartment. Lots of light, great AC. Perfect location with tons of options for snacks and meals. Close to nightlife, safe. Carrefour market about a 5 minute walk. Wonderful helpful friendly owner. Chiara was amazing. I can't say enough about her. She was so responsive. We never hesitated to contact her and she got back to us right away. She helped with lost luggage and any requests or questions we had. The building is secure and clean. Amazing experience. Three of us stayed for 10 days and we all had enough space. I can't say enough about the apartment or Chiara. Don't hesitate to choose Xirba!
in the heart of Old Town Palermo. A simply amazing location within minutes (5) to walk to the ocean front and minutes to walk to all the historical sites. The main street Via Roma and Via Emmanule are literally 5 minutes away. There are many fabulous restaurants located with a 5 minute walk of the apartment. We did not rent a car or a scooter. We walked everywhere and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Chiara, our host, where do you start with the kind words. Upon arrival at the Palermo airport she arranged for a private car to pick us up and drive us to the apartment. Once at the apartment she took the time to go over every location that is a must see in Palermo, offered dinner suggestions, and showed us all the amenities of the beautiful apartment. The apartment was immaculately spotless. We travel several times a year and this was, by far, the best accommodation we have rented. We have not been disappointed in any of out rentals but Chiara's place was far above the rest. She had bought us a bottle of wine and desserts as a welcoming present for our 30th anniversary. Thank you for making
our stay extra special. You are truly a great person!!!
The apartment is well situated with good restaurants close by. Everything you need is provided and Chiara is a charming, welcoming and informative host. Lovely outlook from the little terrace - a surprise in the centre of the old town. We can thoroughly recommend this apartment.
Eating tip: A'nica - 135 Via Alloro on the other side of the courtyard
Wine bar tip: Cana Enoteca - 105 Via Alloro.
Both are within a few minutes walk.
The Xirba apartment is truly a gem: one of the very best apartments I have stayed iin. The apartment is very spacious, modern and light filled, very well set up, and in the most interesting, historic area of Palermo: all the important galleries, museums and churches are within easy walking distance. Chiara is a welcoming, very well organised host who speaks flawless English. We left regretfully with the firm intention of returning for a longer stay.
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