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Hotel Porta Felice

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Butera, 35/47, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 98 hotels in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I occupied a very spacious suite, with a top quality bed and ditto sheets, and an excellent bathroom. The breakfast, served on the top (and 4th floor) was outstanding. We found the reception staff somewhat abrupt - they seemed harried. We were bothered by a pervasive sewer smell in our suite, which much have come from the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The porta felice is a warm, welcoming oasis in a central location of Palermo. From our challenging arrival, driving through the ever narrowing streets and chaotic traffic, to our room which overlooked the rooftops of this dusty city, the porta felice was a terrific base for our few days in Palermo. The room was spacious and clean, the breakfast ample... More

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Daniela F, Manager at Hotel Porta Felice, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for your great review ! We're very glad to give our guests all that they need for a beautiful stay and we try to do better every day. I hope to meet you again in Palermo for another exciting experience ! Best regards More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Porta Felici was our home for a few days in January 2014. We have just travelled throughout Russia, Finland and France and have stayed in beautiful hotels all the way. Porte Felici however deserves special acknowledgement. The rooms are roomy and beautifully appointed, it is very well located and you can walk to the Port and a lovely waterside park... More

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Dear Guest, thank you very much for your wonderful review ! It has been a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to see you again in our house. Kind regards More

San Jose, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

From the comfort of this modern facility, you can experience the ambiance of old Palermo. It is an oasis from which you can view and can walk thru the old city. There is an outstanding restaurant next door (L'otava Nota) and several others (La Cambusa) within a few block walk, and the port is nearby as well. We were most... More

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25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed at the Porta Felice for a week and enjoyed most of our stay. The staff were very good and keen to help but the lack of parking and the constant ‘off ‘odour emanating from the bathroom spoiled what was otherwise a nice holiday. We twice complained about the smell before purchasing a deodouriser spray from the local supermarket... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Our stay at the Hotel Porta Felice was at the end of a week touring Sicily. We received a warm welcome on arrival at the hotel (even though we were two hours ahead of the earliest check-in time) and were shown to our spacious and spotlessly clean room. The bed was very comfortable and the shower excellent. Breakfast was served... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our visit started with an unfortunate mix-up, with our reservation lost and a full hotel. Alessandra worked diligently to find us another hotel for our first night. We returned for the rest of our stay and we're glad we did. Very nice hotel and a very nice room. Alessandra turned a bad situation into a positive experience.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Stayed here and found the rooms to be very nice, but ours was on the 3rd floor, directly below the breakfast room/restaurant. Hard surfaces everywhere, including the breakfast room so lots of chair scraping noise above us. Hallways and staircase echo the noise. You have to call the front desk to have the air turned on. Breakfast was fine, ask... More

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Port Moody, Canada
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45 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

2 couples started our visit to Sicily in Palermo. I had some misgivings about the hotel location before our arrival but ended up being very pleased with our choice. Felt very safe walking to the hotel in the evening. Rooms were on the street side but noise wasn't an issue. Good size, beds a bit hard bit that seemed to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

While this hotel is well located and the rooms a good size I was disappointed in it overall. The mood lighting made it very difficult to read, we had the smell of drains in the bathroom which permeated the room, there was no drinking water provided and the shower pressure was terrible. Breakfast had a good array of cakes but... More

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Also Known As:
Porta Felice Hotel
Hotel Porta Felice Palermo, Sicily
Address: Via Butera, 35/47, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
#10 Business Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Porta Felice 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Palermo, in the historical city centre, a few metres from Foro Italico gardens, Piazza Marina, via Alloro and Corso Vittorio Emanuele.It is elegant and welcoming. It was built on the foundations of a XVIII century building and has been completely reconstructed. There are 30 rooms and 3 suites all equipped with satellite tv, internet connection, telephone, safe and mini bar.Breakfast and bar services are located on the top floor on a panoramic terrace from where it is possible to admire the walls of Palazzo Steri and Piazza Marina. The Wellness club, on the ground floor, offers a wide range of relaxing services from a sauna, steam bath, small pool with hydro massage, emotional showers and also many personalized beauty treatments and massages.For meetings there are 2 rooms up to 20 persons and also, on request, there is a guarded parking area nearby. ... more   less 
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