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“Great Location, Nice Rooms, Still Charging for Wireless” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palazzo Sitano
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Vittorio Emanuele, 114, IT-90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #29 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
McLean Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great Location, Nice Rooms, Still Charging for Wireless”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed here in September. we picked the hotel based on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. It is a wonderful location, was a nice walk back from the Opera and a great spot to begin a tour of ancient Palermo. Our guide, and Vincenzo from Tradizione Turismo, walked us around Palermo through the back streets to many of the highlights of the city.

Across from the entrance to the hotel is an alleyway that is empty during the day and rocks with people into the night. We came back from the Opera, finds seats in a bar that was no longer serving food butt the okayed getting pizza from three doors down and bringing it in.

The rooms at Palazzo Sitano are good sized, kept neat and clear and they are quiet both internally and to the outside. They have a bar with snacks and give pretty good directions. They do charge for internet access, which is stupid in this day and age, but that is a relatively small pain.

There is a larger pain in that they seem to have a large number of groups passing through and seem to be understaffed at the front desk when that occurs. The large groups tend to be locust like at breakfast but the hotel has to make a buck.

All in all, I would happily return to this hotel and still whine about the internet.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This hotel is well situated in the old town down Via Vittorio Emanuele, one of the main north-south streets. The staff were friendly and accomodating and the room/bathroom were very clean and a good size. About 15 minutes walk to the railway station.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Derby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I agree with some of the negative comments but ... I stayed for 4 nights from 14th Dec. Very central. Room lovely (soaps etc not renewed once used, though and cleaner came in even though I'd put a 'do not disturb' notice up.) I agree about telly being limited. You had to go down to the desk for 'permissions'. Breakfast fine but that coffee machine - NO NO NO!!! One of the breakfast managers quite surly, it has to be said. I found ants in the breakfast bar but they were cleared away very quickly. PCs on ground floor not all working. Bedroom warm enough, I felt. Spa area a nice touch. Could do with serving dinner at night. I get the feeling the recession has affected them and they are letting things slide a bit ...

Room Tip: Ask for one at the back - quieter!!! But then you have the noisy residents sometimes!!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

An excellent high-quality hotel situated in Old Palermo with access on foot to all the interesting sights. Ultramodern quiet room with cosy wooden floor and superb bed. Bathroom excellent. Breakfast served in a beautiful arcade-like sunlit room is the best you will get in Sicily. Staff at reception are variable, ranging from plain unfriendly and rude to efficient and helpful.

Room Tip: Inside facing room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We arrived here at the end of our trip for the last two nights. Selected from TA ratings.

Staff speaks English but like everyone else in Sicily; dour, non-smiling though competent.

This is a nice city property. Clean and the rooms nicely decorated in attractive colors with dark wood floors. We were quite comfortable here although spent limited time due to sightseeing. We had floor to ceiling windows with shutters you could open and actually look out onto the street. Bed comfortable and incredible bedside lamps that are built to let you tip the shade for more reading light. Really neat for those who try to do this to their own lamps without luck.

I would have given this hotel 4 stars except for the traffic. It's loud; people driving, motorcycles which are plentiful in Palermo, people singing, etc. until late in the night. I had to sleep with a pillow over my head to block out the noise. If you can get an interior room guaranteed then I would recommend as it is easy walking distance to the historical sights. Otherwise I would not go through that again.

Buffet breakfast included in a nice spacious bustling area with plenty for everyone. Quiet enough to plan your day. You can make your own cappuccinos also from the machine. Chocolate brioche yummy.

Total cost for the two nights including breakfast: $222.14 - Deluxe room

Room Tip: Anywhere not on the street...horrible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Antibes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed here for three nights and found the hotel to be in an excellent spot, an easy walk to all of the areas of old Palermo and the main shopping areas. Close by is a large supermarket and many good restaurants. The breakfast was very good, fresh, good quality food with a large variety. Order an expresso or coffee from the waiter and it will be made from the coffee machine in the bar. There is 30 minutes free wifi each day per room which may not be enough if you are a business traveller, ask at the desk for your code. Our room was very clean and well equipped and we found the men at the front desk to be cheerful and helpful. The beds are good and the hotel quiet at night. We would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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belgië
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Palazzo Sitano is located ideal for a city break in Palermo, historic city & museum can be visited walking from the hotel.
Being an authentic building, nicely & stylish renovated to serve the clients with all the comfort they need.
Nice breakfast & friendly staff.

Just one remark : no wifi available in the rooms. (but available in the common space (but with daily changing passwords etc ....

Don't miss the bars / terraces in the street just outside the hotel to close you're day after strolling in old palermo

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 114, IT-90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Palermo
#9 Business Hotel in Palermo
#22 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palazzo Sitano 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Palazzo Sitano is located in a fully renovated “palazzo” from the 18th century.The former convent skillfully combines traditional architecture with modern interior design in a light, airy, friendly way.The hotel’s common areas include a gorgeous arcade hall where breakfast is served, a modern bar with comfy lounge furniture, a cushy library with business stations and a small wellness area.Its 86 rooms and suites with modern amenities and comfortable beds feature mainly clear, sleek lines mixed with small playful details.The hotel is located in the heart of Palermo’s old town near the historical harbor, it is fully air conditioned and it offers a conference room equipped with modern technology. ... more   less 
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