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B&B Porta di Castro

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Via Porta di Castro, 223, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really in two minds about giving Porta di Castro 4 or 5 stars. I really wish there was a 4.5, because that's what I'd give it. It really was a pretty excellent, albeit short, all-round experience, with only a minor niggle or so. The hotel itself is a grand old building with lovely decor, which the owners have... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alessandro helped us a lot in the beginning to find a perfect parking place, which is not that easy in the small and crowded streets of charming Palermo. The room was very nicely decorated and we had a lot of space. It was clean and had a charming view thanks to a balcony. Everyone was helpful and supportive with a... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old building and part former chapel was lovingly restored by the two brothers. They have also added some humor in with the decoration so that it is not like staying in a museum. The breakfast was good with freshly cut fruit and toasted sandwiches offered as well as the normal cereals and croissants.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this B&B - the staff were great and very helpful, and arranged all our airport transfers which is useful for such a large group. They were also very relaxed about breakfast and let us eat at midday when we'd been out the night before! Good coffee which was definitely needed some mornings. We did have an Italian speaker in... More 

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Winterthur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice B&B in the center of Palermo! We had a great room and the staff was very friendly. There is a private car park if you need that and it's best to leave the car there as you can visit everything on foot. No worries when you drive there, it's not the best surrounding but you'll always feel save!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

first of all, i would tell you that we drove around the hotel 3 times, because we thought that it was not a safe place at all for a hotel. BUT, as we met with Alessandro, everything cleared up :) we can call Palermo as the city of beautiful architecture, but old. The streets at the city center seem very... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A great and rememberable experience in the middle of Palermo with its gesticulating residents around, who you can study from close from the balcony. The two owners made us feel like VIPs giving us small gifts, making great breakfasts, giving us cool advises...Highly recommendable!

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cannot speak enough or highly enough about Alessandro, Massimo and Alessandro. They are the most charming three people I have met under one roof. Massimo's hospitality and warmth, despite language barriers made me fall in love with Palermo. Location is fantastic. Walking distance from just about everywhere, Norman Palace, Palatine Chapel, Palermo Cathedral. We did have to wait a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Two couples stayed in Palermo for 2 nights at the start of our Sicilian holiday. The B and B is in a great central location and Alessandro very kindly sent easy instructions for us to find it from the airport/train. Both rooms were lovely and decorated to a very high standard. Breakfasts were lovely, excellent coffee of course and various... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I stayed with a friend in this quirky little B and B for two nights towards the end of September this year. The selling point, as far as I am concerned, was the friendliness and helpfulness of the two Alessandros who were in charge. My friend and I arrived in a hired car and, as it's tricky to access the... More 

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