A lot of vistors have talked about how good the service, value, sleep quality and location of the 5th floor ba is. All of that is true. What is really different is the experience with Miles & Veronica! They did everything with an extra touch which makes a huge difference for seasoned travelers like me and my wife. The breakfast starts with excellent coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, free range scrambled eggs & fruit salad. Then they would be available to help us with planning our day out in BA. Miles & Veronica are an encyclopedia of all the fun things to do in BA and every suggestion they made was a hit with us! We stopped referencing our lonely planet book. Every evening when we got back to the ba we would be welcome to a social gathering on the terrace. Everybody chatting, enjoying a drink or generally having a good time. This was the best part of our stay here! We stayed here for New Years eve. Miles and his sous-chef organized a closed door parilla dinner! The food was amazing (best beef I ever had) and we had a perfect finish to the night looking at the fireworks from the terrace.
A word of praise for the friendly cab drive Juan who Miles has known for many years. With a perpetual smile on his face Juan picked us from the airport and I will remember all the football conversations we had on our drives!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5th Floor is our recently restored Art Deco home in the finest part of Palermo. It offers luxurious accommodation and a generous amount of common space including the dining room leading to the Andalusian terrace, spacious, parquet floored living room and (honesty) bar with separate terrace. It provides a homely experience that will remind you of BA's golden age. If you are someone who prefers to sit in a living room rather than a lobby, enjoys a homely atmosphere and a generous amount of common space and would appreciate the assistance of your hosts in making the most of your visit to this fabulous city, then it may be the place for you. ... more less