The 5th floor was recommended by a friend who lives in BA who had visited the B & B for a dinner and found it charming and beautiful, and she enjoyed the warm hospitality of Miles and Veronica. We have been coming to BA for many years, owned an apt for a few years, which we sold in 2012. Since then we have rented apts.,but the transition to the pace of the city and requirements for renting a place has been a hectic experience...... Shopping, unpacking, etc.
On this trip we booked a room Feb.10th at "The 5th floor", and it was a delightful 2 days to unwind and relax after a long flight. We had a spacious and comfortable room with a spacious and well appointed bathroom with an excellent shower. We were shown the public areas including the dining/ breakfast room with a nice terrace in good weather. There was a large living room with an honors bar and adjacent terrace.
In the evening there was a champagne reception where the other guests as well as some visitors
gathered in the living room with Veronica and Miles for snacks drinks and conversation. There were exchanges about experiences and recommendations from Miles and Veronica.
The next day, we were served a delicious breakfast before exploring the neighborhood to change $, charge up cell phones and SUBE cards to use on the buses and Subte.
Miles and Veronica gave some helpful information, and Veronica called our cell phone carrier to charge the phones without needing us to make a trip to the phone office. She also made a reservation at a restaurant for dinner in the evening at a recommended local parrilla.
Staying at "The 5th floor" at the start of our trip gave us a chance to catch our breath and relax in a very clean and organized house which was much more comfortable and relaxed than a hotel would have been!
Great people, great location, great B&B!!!
- 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