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“Great location, building and personnel. Poosible small improvements.” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #9 of 99 Hotels in Palermo
Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great location, building and personnel. Poosible small improvements.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The hotel location and building architecture are simply great. The personnel is very kind and professional. The breakfast is ok, some more choices or fresh, local, food might have been provided for this 4 stars hotel. Internet is available wifi in the lobby and, only wired, in the room. My room was ok, not very large with a desk partly cover by the large tv.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The rooms are lovely (large bathroom, plush bedding, robes and slippers provided) and the staff helpful, though it would have been nice to know there was a garage available for hotel guests when we asked if our car would be safe parked nearby. The morning we were checking out we were told the computers were down and they could not process credit cards. We had to go out for cash, but it was a minor inconvenience and the staff were apologetic.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa was a good value in a convenient location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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36 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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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 Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Palermo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
#16 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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