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Cleopatra B & B
Ranked #154 of 478 Palermo B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Avoid it”
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Very poor. The lady who manages the place is neurotic. Asked for euro 90 as deposit for one night because we had baby and she feared urine on mattress (no cot provided). Took down all passport details, including the infant's details. Fridge was off, no rubbish bin in room, furniture average at best. Told us we could use garden, but when we opened door to garden, extremely loud security alarm went off, scaring the hell out of our children ( and us, for that matter). The only definite plus is the great location in the centro storico. I would never go back, and would never recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2010
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London, England
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Reviewed 14 April 2008

We arranged this B&B via email and were quite surprised not to have to put down a deposit. (Whilst that is nice in some ways, it made me a bit anxious about our confirmation).

The B&B is a 10 minute walk from Central Station (and the bus fromteh airpot goes right there), so it was very conveniently located. It was about a 20 minute walk to the more touristy areas, but this was fine. We enjoyed the beach front across the road and there were several restaurants and gelaterias (yum) within a few minutes walk. Despite the fact that it is on a main road, it was generally quiet. (Except that our first night there, a political rally/concert was taking place in the square outside our bedrooms, culminating in fireworks at midnight!)

The B&B is gorgeous and exactly as pictures on the website. However, you don't get access to all that wonderful space, only your room.

We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a queen and double sized bed. Both had new, wonderfully firm mattresses and were nicely decorated. The bathroom was nice and included a bidet (which being North American, we didn't use). The shower was quite tiny, but servicable. I would recommend they soak the shower heads in vinegar every now and then to get rid of the calcium deposits, water was flying off in all directions.

The rooftop terrace was a lovely and we enjoyed our breakfast there. Breakfast, as noted by the other poster, was bread and jam. I suppose this is typical Italian fair, but a piece of fruit or some cheese would have been lovely.

The emails to set up the dates were in English, so we were a bit surprised that Senora didn't speak English. We spoke no Italian, so it was somewhat difficult to manage.

Overall, a pleasant stay at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2007

To our suprise we had great difficulty finding somewhere to stay in Palermo at short notice. All hotels & trip advisor B & B's were fully booked and we randomly found this place on the internet. The lady owner can speak little English but is very pleasant as was her son who luckily for us was able to translate when necessary. The B & B is about 20 minutes walk from the Quattro Canti area and is in a relatively pleasant sea front location with a pizzeria and gelataria right outside - perhaps a little out of the way for some of the major sites in Palermo. The room was large, clean and comfortable with a nice bathroom. The major highlight of this place was the rooftop terrace where breakfast is served - you get a great panoramic view of the gulf of Palermo. The breakfast was light (typical of Sicily) but good and consisted of bread and jams etc.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cleopatra B & B
Address: Foro Umberto I 20, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Castellammare
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #154 of 478 B&Bs / Inns in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cleopatra B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Along the old walk to the sea, at the Foro Italico of Palermo in the historic heart of the city, this elegant building is incorporated in the sixteenth century walls that once surrounded the town perimeter. " Bastion " is a short walk from the famous " four corners " and only 50 meters from the sea: crossing the street at the Foro Italico , you are inside a beautiful green park stretching to the sea , ideal for long and quiet walks rilassanti.Dallo same terrace of the house, also , you can see a splendid view: the gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino, who writes Goethe enchants the stranger with her ​​beauty. The Bed & Breakfast CLEOPATRA includes: single rooms , double rooms , and suites are elegantly and sophisticatedly independent furnished by the owner who personally takes care of the smallest details. All suites are disengaged from the rest of the house and organized with all the necessary comforts with private garden. In addition, the panoramic and pleasant terrace , with its open pavilions with tables and chairs in wrought iron and rich vegetation backdrop for breakfast and after dinner very romantic illuminated by the light of torches and those of the Gulf of Palermo. ... more   less 
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