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L'Olivella B&B

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Via Bara all'Olivella, 67, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Cosy B&B is in a nice old house downtown Palermo. Most of Palermo's attractions are very easily reachable from there. Elena's friendly, helpful and knows the city very well. She can give the most useful suggestions. The place is kept in great conditions and perfectly clean. Tipical restaurants and lively places are all around. Being downtown Palermo, it's perfect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a wonderful place to stay. Our first days of our journey through Sicily started in Palermo. Outside it was 40 degrees, but our rooms at L'Olivella B&B were very cool thanks to the airconditioning. The rooms are very stylish (with high ceilings), clean and fresh. In the centre of Palermo, just one minute walk from Teatro Massimo, the B&B... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I wake up a queen. As I enter the breakfast room I delight in the food laid out for me: flat white peaches, ripe, soft apricots, dark cherries, small cookies coated in flaked almonds, soft square sponges of apple cake on a white and gold ceramic stand. Next to it, a shortbread tart sweetened with red jam and chocolate. Heart-shaped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Loved this beautiful B&B! Would highly recommend it to everyone! Huge, stunning room with high ceiling, authentic windows and quaint balcony. It is well located in the city and secure parking is nearby which was recommended by Elena the host. Elena changes the breakfast options daily with fruit, cheeses, hams and pastries one day to pancakes, jellies, and smoothies the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On February 11th and 12th we revisited Elena, our first visit was so delightful we wanted to show our friends. We were just as happy as the first time, and our friends were really impressed. The rooms are beautifully decorated and appointed. There is great attention to detail, such as the lovely bio soap and towels and bed linens of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We loved our stay in this fantastic small B&B. Booking was easy through Airb'n'b and we used the airport bus to get into this part of town. Our room was elegant and airy, the bathroom was modern and spotless, and the location was just perfect for exploring the fascinating city of Palermo. Our room was very quiet and cool -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A rating of 3 is labelled "average" here and although I consider L'Olivella much better than average, it did not quite earn the label of "very good" which accompanies four stars. Good points: + beautifully decorated breakfast / sitting room + very clean + very good breakfast, + very central location Not so good points: - very loud environment, late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Found this place through Addiopizzo (the anti-mafia association) and I'm very glad we did! The entire place is bright and airy, decorated in soft colours, and our rooms had their own private balconies. Elena is lovely and gave us lots of useful information and restaurant recommendations. Top-notch breakfast, oh and a nice central location too. Perfection has never been such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

B&B l'Olivella is highly recommended. The b&b welcomes its guests in a beautiful house in the beating heart of Palermo. The house is in a typically Italian palace with very high ceilings some of them with authentic frescos and big windows which flood the space with natural light. The house is furnished with taste respecting its historical identity and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This surely is one of the best B&B's on the island of Sicily. Everything about it is quality. Its ideally positioned to enjoy walks to all parts of this historic city of Palermo. Elana is welcoming and attentive to the needs of her clients. The room we had was large, plainly decorated but very clean, with a small balcony looking... More 

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