Unlike many reviewers, I really like Palermo, with all its chaos, heat and mayhem. In this case, we were looking for a budget solution and were fine with the location, albeit the wrong side of the train station but fine nevertheless. Unfortunately, despite exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff, and a lovely breakfast buffet with fresh croissants, the room had maintenance issues which, in my mind, had been there for a while and should have been dealt with. No matter what you are paying - and it is reasonable - there is no excuse for a leaky shower (causing bathroom to flood), a faulty flush on toilet, a handle falling off the window shutter, no wifi on second floor and intermittent coverage in general, in addition to continuous scrambling on the digital satellite TV - couldn't get one station to work! Room itself is a good size, spottlessly clean with basic B&B type characteristics. I did report the problems to the management but feel an English review might help hasten a response for other travellers. If these issues are fixed, this is a reasonable budget option for exploring this incredible city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Galileo Siciliano is set in the centre of Palermo, just a 10-minute walk from Palermo Centrale Railway Station. It offers a great location, free wired internet access throughout, and rooms with a private bathroom.All rooms are decorated in a rustic style, with dark-wood furnishings, wrought-iron beds and some featuring exposed wood-beamed ceilings. Each is provided with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a work desk. Some rooms also have a private balcony.Breakfast at the Galileo B&B is served in the shared dining room and it is a rich buffet. It offers sweet and savory products, including fresh fruit, pastries and Sicilian specialties. Gluten-free options are available on request.Staff are available to arrange transfer to main sites and to give tourist information. Free bikes are available to explore the surrounding areas. Palermo Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Palermo Cathedral is 2 km from the B&B. Two important hospitals are 1 km from the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Galileo Siciliano Palermo, Sicily