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Il Giardino di Ballaro

Via Porta di Castro 75/77, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 281 Palermo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Giardino di Ballaro was a beautiful oasis of calm in the heart of Palemo. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly and our rooms were excellent - each with their own balcony and unique furnishings! The continental breakfast was delicious and we were able to enjoy this in the peace of the garden. Great location, just a short walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Il Giardino de Ballaro is a lovely B and B with impeccable service. Upon arrival we were greeted by Angela who welcomed us with cake, beverages and provided a lay of the land. Our room overlooked the garden and had 2 two bedrooms and two baths. The lobby is interesting, showing its history with original stonework and beams. Also, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My stay of 3 nights in Il Giardino di Ballaro was perfect from beginning to end. I love the location in the heart of old Palermo - perhaps too noisy and chaotic for some, but it had a very vibrant and lively feeling.The building has been very elegantly restored and the feeling inside is warm and intimate. All the staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We chose Il Giardino di Ballaro as the first stop of our visit to Sicily and it was by far the best place we stayed. Arriving by taxi where we travelled down narrow streets, this lovely B&B is barely noticeable however once you are buzzed in you are greeted by Ludovica and Angela who are both warm and inviting and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Although I stayed only one night, I would recommend this B&B to anyone who visits Palermo. The staff, Ludovica and Angela, were very helpful and extremely gracious. I have stayed in hotels in Palermo in the past, but should I return there again I would only stay at Il Giardino. My single room was quite adequate in size, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights with our son (seven months). It’s a truly family friendly place; we could use the kitchen to prepare the meals for the baby at any time. The staff and the owner are very helpful and friendly. The B&B is centrally located in the Albergaria area with easy access to all sights within... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed two nights as our honey moon across Sicily was coming to an end. The place is very close to Ballaro' (hence the name), which is the most active and genuine street market in Palermo. Although the area is super lively day and night the place was surprisingly calm and cosy. The room was very spacious, the bathroom clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Fantastic B&B in the middle of Palermo. Nice room and lovely decorated. Nice inner garden where they serve breakfast. Very nice host and receptionist. A place to recommend in the middle of this dirty but nice city. Wen you arrive in the neighborhood you think you made a mistake but there is nothing to be afraid of. Very good price-quality!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I stayed in this delightful hotel for a week at the beginning of September with seven friends who were visiting Palermo on an art appreciation trip. It was clean and easy to find and we were welcomed like old friends having emailed the hotel before our arrival to check details of our booking when they were most helpful and happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here just one night. Located in the old town, it is a welcoming oasis when you walk through the door. Peaceful lobby area with WIFI and great clean rooms. We were very pleased with this establishment. What really made it though was Ludovica and Angela! Very helpful and charming. Thanks again.

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Also Known As:
Il Giardino Di Ballaro Palermo, Sicily
Address: Via Porta di Castro 75/77, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #18 of 281 B&Bs / Inns in Palermo
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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