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Hotel Cortese

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Scarparelli 16, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Ranked #68 of 98 hotels in Palermo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Krakow, Poland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Location: In the old centre of Palermo. In daytime - close to market when you can see real Sicily, eat fresh fish, buy vegetables, traditional sausage and great wine for supper. On nighttime - place turns into some kind of African market. Can be very loud, and you can feel unsafe. Room: VERY CLEAN. Kinda dark. Tiny shower. But there... More

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Nadi, Fiji
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Definitely, one of the most unpleasant hotels I have stayed in. I had a narrow, cramped room with single bed for the same price as one I had elsewhere in Palermo which was four times bigger. It's tucked away down some side streets from Via Maqueda which are not very pleasant and with cars and motorbikes streaking past, can be... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The only plus is the proximity to the train and bus station. Located next to the market, you will hear loud music and party nights of weird crashes from inside the house somewhere ... On the first night at 21:00 when going around a walk, wrapped up neck gold neck chain Torino street corner. Thieves drove a motorbike. Take warning... More

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Birmensdorf, Aargau, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My comment will not add too much to the previous ones. The location of the hotel is fine, but it is in a so much crowdy and noisy place! The sound isolation in the hotel is very pure, so you hear everything what happen outside. There is a market and disco,this place is actively noisy 24 hours per day, especially... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We live in the room that was closest to the market. Having noises coming from the outside all the way till early morning, I really couldn't sleep well. I came with my husband, specifying we want a double room, a matrimonial bed, realizing the owner was only willing to give us a twin room, 2 seperate beds. He wasn't very... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Hotel has good location - not far from the train station as well as city center. It's not noisy hotel which is not typical for 2-star for such small money. Rabbit is nice and quite unusual pet. But there are some issues: 1. Receptionist does not speak English good enough. 2. Air conditioner makes loud noise which made impossible its... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were a bunch of 11 people, 9 students + 2 adults staying in the hotel for a complete week. We were warmly welcome, very friendly managers and always willing to help you. The hotel is situated in the heart of Palermo which is just optimal. We all felt very secure in this place, although we've been told that the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I came downstairs to reception on our first morning to find my husband playing soccer with Pepito, the proprietor's pet rabbit, and that immediately went on the mental list of 'things I shall never see again.' Cuteness aside, we liked the hotel very much and would certainly stay there again. Our room was on the top floor and had a... More

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Bastia Umbra, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We spent four nights at the hotel. The staff at this family-run hotel is very nice and helpful (and we loved their pet rabbit!). The rooms are simple but very clean; the bathroom was a bit small, but it was definitely nice to have a balcony. And the location couldn't be better: right at the beginning of the Ballarò market,... More

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Palermo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This hotel is a lovely place to stay. It has a great roof garden for sun and relaxing. The hotel is in a good location and it's nice to be to close to the local market.

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Address: Via Scarparelli 16, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Palazzo Reale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cortese 2*
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