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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 #8 of 98 hotels in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is superior in every way. Beautiful marble interior, incorporating the ancient Palermo stone into the architecture. The room was huge, impeccably and elegantly decorated with wood floors, grand dome ceiling, soothing colors, huge bathroom, marble balcony with great views. Breakfast is delicious, and served on the deck of the top floor with breathtaking views of the mountains of... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 5 nights here , and enjoyed all of it.The Hotel is quiet and calm with very good facilities in the bedrooms and roof top terraced eating area(breakfast/night time restaurant).The staff are helpful, informative and sensitive to your needs.Front reception staff all have excellent spoken English. The 'block' where the Hotel is located, has a huge range of experiences, and... More

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Lincolnshire, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not easy to find without a GPS, just off the coastal 'panoramic' street, this is a very nice, classic hotel. A single receptionist greets, with your details all to hand already. Large, very comfortable room in a modern style. Hotel is opposite Garibaldi,s house but the street is very quiet. Parking is available at 21 Euro per night! Tip -... More

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Bunbury, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great , the staff spoke English very well . Room was clean and fresh as was the entire hotel . Breakfast was very good with an outstanding view . The location is very central to the old part of town .

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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at this hotel, Despite being in very old part of Palermo it was a nice modern hotel with very well designed rooms. The bed was extremely comfortable and everything you would expect to have was available, The roof terrace was especially nice for breakfast and a drink before heading out in the evening. We... More

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Key West, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The room was comfortable. The breakfast was good. The night restaurant staff was really fun. The Wi-Fi was difficult. The front desk was just always busy. If they would've had a little bit more time or more staff that might've made the stay better. The area was good we just had a hard time starting to find your way around.... More

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

Dear Guest, thanks very much for your review and your appreciation. Unfortunately during your stay we had a problem with the wi-fi connection but the problem has been promptly solved. We have a staff which is all day ready and happy to give smiles and assistance ...sometimes it may happen a particulary busy day, but our first care is always... More

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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have very mixed feelings about Palermo as a whole, however, this hotel is a beautiful hideaway for a great value in a bustling historical city. One of the best parts of staying at this hotel was there was actually free street parking right outside the hotel! The staff was helpful enough and we were upgraded without even asking upon... More

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

Dear Guest, thanks for the attention and for the beautiful review about our hotel and staff. Unfortunately during your stay we had a problem with the wi-fi connection, but it has been promptly restored. Sometimes it may happen, especially with new computer equipments ! Thanks again and best regards from all the staff More

Retford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Firstly, I have to disagree with the previous review (Elizabeth), We stayed in Palermo at the Potra Felice for 5 nights and found the city to be full of intrigue, culture, history and vibrancy. Yes, from the outside the buildings do look unkempt but clearly this is not the case on the inside...Any door you saw open had elegant and... More

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

Dear Guest, thanks for your terrific review ! We're so happy when we know that a guest has been happy and satisfied with his journey . I apologize for the service you found not excellent in our breakfast room; sometimes it may happen a particulary caotic day, but we always try to work with a smile and attention to all... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

after struggling to find the hotel (walking from central station with suitcase) and being concerned at the poverty of the immediate area, the hotel & rooms were a pleasant surprise. I was on the 3rd floor with balcony (no chairs tho)& a rooftop view; the second floor rooms looked at a blank wall! no one could work the tvs or... More

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

Dear Guest, thanks for your review, your suggestions help us to improve our service and to do always better for our guests! Best regards from all the staff More

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a decent hotel located near city center and marina. Nice rooms and breakfast. Free Parking is available on the side streets. WiFi was a nightmare as it did not work our entire stay. Every time we asked the staff they said it would be fixed in 2 hours - this was very frustrating and annoying.

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Gentile Cliente, grazie per il tempo dedicato alla nostra struttura e per la sua recensione! Purtroppo il suo soggiorno si... More

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Address: Via Butera, 35/47, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Porta Felice 4*
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#4 Family Hotel in Palermo #5 Business Hotel in Palermo #6 Romantic Hotel in Palermo #6 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
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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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