I stayed for a week in the Palazzo Savona. Althought it is nothing luxurious, it is very clean and well maintained. The hotel is a building constructed in the middle of the 1920s on the corner of Via Roma and Via Vittoria Emmanuelle. For that reason, it is admittedly rather noisy. That said, if you closed the shutters and the windows, you blocked out most of the noise.
The hotel is really perfectly situated: only seven minutes by foot to the train stations to make excursions out of town, and just steps away from Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria and La Martorana. La Kalsa and the Vucchiria are also just steps away. The entrance of the hotel is a bit dark if you arrive at night, but the building is safe and really beautiful on the interior.
The beds were clean and comfortable, although the bedsheets were a bit threadbare.
The hotel felt in some way like being in an American university dormitory: you have your own private bedroom, but there are shared bathrooms, along with a communal kitchen. All of the communal spaces were clean; the shower sometimes was a bit erratic with the hot water.
I would skip the breakfast there. Breakfast in Italy is simply execrable--nothing but sugary pastries, terrible if you're going sightseeing and you need something more substantive. On arrival, go to the supermarket and get whatever you need for breakfast (there is a clean refrigerator in the communal kitchen as well.)
It should also be pointed out that there is not always staff at the front desk. Make sure to check the hours that the staff will be there if you have any questions.
Next time I'm back in Palermo, I am definitely going to go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Savona is a perfect mix between comfort and low price. Located right in the historical centre at walking distance from main monuments and Palermo's nightlife attractions, Palazzo Savona offers his guests a friendly and informal accommodation in an old charming liberty house recently renovated. All rooms are equipped with Satellite TV, wireless Internet, air conditioning and private balcony with amazing view over the city centre. Shared WC with showers. Double rooms with private WC are also available. ... more less
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- Palazzo Savona Palermo, Sicily