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Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via dei Cartari, 18, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The first room that I had in the hotel had an awful odor. Fortunately, they let me change rooms the next day. Although the new room was smaller, it did not have the odor. Overall, the hotel is not bad for the price and close to many sites in old Palermo.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Good breakfast

Very helpful receptionist .. This lady helped make the break special

Make sure you visit the sister hotel in Mondello where you can make use of the facilities and swimming pools for free... This is a must

Good central location

Lovely building with character

Good quality sheets..

Will stop here again

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The hotel is based on a high-roofed ex-bank like building of some antiquity. Inside it is a calm, cool and peaceful retreat from the narrow and pedestrian-unfriendly streets that funnel Palermo's heavy traffic through the centre. Our room had a lovely balcony overlooking a residential courtyard. The restaurant is well worth a visit, with reasonably priced and authentic Sicilian dishes and a good local wine list.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The whole experience stopping here was out of this world..... On check in the staff were amazing.... We had a trek to get to hotel and was met by a receptionist who couldn't do enough for us...... As the temp outside was 37 she rand through to the bar and had a refreshing drink sent through.....

The hotel staff help make this one of the best city breaks ever....

There is a sister hotel that is worth a trip to where you an use the pool.... This is about 30 mins away in Mondello ...

Central for food and the sights..... You have to try the eateries and many street foods that are available. The Kebabs were to die for.... There is a department store round the corner from the hotel that has a wine bar and restraint on the roof... This is a must.....sounds bizarre but the views and food are spot on...

Rooms are clean and very spacious.... Breakfast is spot on...

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Pros
-Reasonably priced valet
-Good location
-Comfortable room
-Great breakfast
-Cool atrium/open air common area
-Access to the sister properties

Cons
-Palermo is shady man... the mafia vibe is strong... and you can even feel it in the hotel

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Ideal location in the heart of Palermo, historical building completely restored with a beautiful inner courtyard, attentive staff and premium comfort.
If you have a car, it's easier to give it to the valet (18 euros per day) instead trying to find a parking in crowded Palermo.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Pretty sure we got upgraded because our economy room was huge, enormous comfy bed, terrace, flatscreen tv, mini fridge, seating area, and marble bathroom with a huge tub, bathrobes, and luxury toiletries. We peeked at another room and it wasn't as luxe, but still nice. We didn't have wifi in our room, but they offered to bring us a router. We didn't want to wait around so we just checked email in the lobby. The open air lobby is gorgeous! The location was perfect - walking distance to all the sites and close to an open air food market that was excellent. Be sure to ask prices before you get seafood because we got ripped off on some oysters because we were tourists. Great hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Address: Via dei Cartari, 18, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Tribunali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Palermo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
#11 Family Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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