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Il Giardino di Ballaro

Via Porta di Castro 75/77, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #24 of 302 Palermo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palermo isn't the most relaxing of cities - so it is good to have a quiet, well-run, clean and friendly place to stay while visiting this fascinating but chaotic city. Il Giardino di Ballaro is all of the above, very centrally located but, yes, in a rather run-down part of town. We did not experience any security issues, however. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am extremely grateful to have found this place using tripadvisor. It is really a gem, hidden in the Ballaro area. Nice and clean, quit, excellent breakfast, friendly and helpfull staff and worth every euro we have paid.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Il Giardino di Ballaro. The part of town the hotel is in is certainly a little bit more hectic and rougher than other parts, and although we never had any issues, I did feel ever so slightly on edge walking back at night, so some people may prefer to take a taxi. The hotel itself... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Giardino di Ballaro really is a little garden within Ballaro. It is a little restored hotel right in the middle of the older part of town. Rougher? Maybe, however, the area certainly has lots of character. The hotel itself is an impressive renovation project. It used to be an old stable. The owners have done a great job making... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is in the rougher part of town, Ballaro. That is a good thing. It is lively, interesting, colorful, and central to many places you'll want to walk to. Some other reviewers have commented on how the area looks rundown. That is true. However, the B&B is an excellent restoration and during my time in that area (which ran to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on the first night of our anniversary trip. We were able to park right outside the B&B which was great and from the chaos outside we were transported to a quiet oasis. The staff were very helpful and made us feel at home, they even gave us a map with all the attractions and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

An awesome place, nicely decorated, clean and very central. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A great stay for a very reasonable price. We loved the room atmosphere and the nice terrasse. The breakfast was also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'll start with the 3 minor drawbacks: • parking a rental vehicle is a bit of nightmare, as on-street parking is limited, and roads are very narrow. • if your room is on-street, night-time ambient noise prevents you from opening the window (though there is air conditioning). • the free WiFi only reaches the common areas near the front desk... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Il Giardino was probably the best B&B of our entire month in Sicily. Its in the oldest part of Palermo, admittedly a "gritty" part of the city, but loaded with atmosphere. Passing through the doorway of Il Giardino the bustle, noise (and yes, the rubble) of the city are left behind. The building was an old stable, now lovingly, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

An oasis of calm and comfort in the middle of bustling Palermo. Il Giardino provides an immaculately restored environment that is both elegant and comfortable. The bedrooms are large with all the features that you need. The "public" areas are filled with artistic decorations (ceramics when we were there). The breakfast room is light and overlooks the garden (unusual for... More

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Address: Via Porta di Castro 75/77, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
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Ai piedi di Palazzo Conte Federico, nel cuore del centro storico di Palermo, nel mercato di Ballarò si trova il B&B di charme “Il giardino di Ballarò”.Il restauro, terminato nel luglio del 2011, ha portato alla luce elementi architettonici che danno a questa dimora storica un fascino ed una particolare atmosfera; infatti sia gli archi in pietra secolare del XVIII e XIX secolo, che i colonnati di ghisa testimoniano vari interventi nel tempo.Il boutique B&B dispone di ampie camere elegantemente arredate e corredate di vari servizi (televisione, aria condizionata, riscaldamento, bagni in camera, asciugacapelli, WiFi).Le triple e le quadruple hanno doppi servizi, la modernissima cucina su richiesta è messa a disposizione degli ospiti dalla padrona di casa.Questa dimora è completata da un’antica corte che custodisce un giardino e da una terrazza solarium sui tetti.Durante le belle giornate si potrà fare colazione all’aperto in giardino, all’ombra degli agrumi. La colazione offerta è ricca di specialità siciliane e non solo.Ampi saloni con camino sono a disposizione della clientela. Il giardino di Ballarò si trova a cento metri dal mercato arabo di Ballarò e duecento dalla Cattedrale, Cappella Palatina, Chieda di San Giovanni Degli Eremiti, Casa Professa e cento metri dalla Torre di San Nicolò, da cui ammirare i tetti della vecchia Palermo.A 350 metri parcheggio custodito. Trasferimenti per aeroporto, porto e stazione. Babysitter, massaggi rilassanti e noleggio carrozze siciliane su richiesta. ... more   less 
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