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Il Giardino di Ballaro

Via Porta di Castro 75/77, 90134 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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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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4 of 5 stars NEW

This was our first trip to Sicily. We spent the first three nights at this gorgeous boutique hotel. We were glad we hadn't hired a car but it was quite a trauma walking from the bus station with wheeled luggage, and we weren't quite sure of what we were walking into as we turned down Porta di Castro! We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

When I arrived in the evening, I felt right at home. I didn't expect the warm hospitality. All was perfect. The first two nights, I had a room facing the alley. It was a bit noisy, but I rejoiced in being part of the Ballaro neighborhood hearing the Vespas and the cars drive by and the nearby families in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are lots of good reveiws for here, I am sure there will be loads more .. We loved our stay the staff are all excedingly helpfull, charming...they prebooked a Taxi for us to pick us up and return us to the airport I reccomend this it saves time plus less worries and pre booked its around 35e each way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was fabulous from beginning to end. The living/lobby area is inviting, the breakfast garden was a little oasis, the room was great, and the staff amazing -- they were incredibly helpful and no request was too much. I would definitely recommend this small, quiet hotel. Palermo is busy and gritty so it is very nice to have a place... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 July 31, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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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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Number of rooms: 5
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