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“Good hotel on busy street” 3 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 #22 of 98 hotels in Palermo
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Good hotel on busy street”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This smart-looking hotel is in an historic building in a good location near the Piazza Marino. It's about a 15 minute walk to the Palazzo Reale. The hotel offers private parking for 21€ a night or you can park for "free" in the Piazza Marino, just paying 3€ to the guys who hang out there directing people into parking spots. There are some nice bars in nearby Via Chiavettieri and the area is lively on Saturday and Sunday nights. Our room was really spacious and looked good in dark brown, white and beige. The beds are a little hard but ok. There can be some noise from traffic late at night but the shutters and french doors cut down most of it. Breakfast is reasonable, with a range of choices and the breakfast room is really nice (see photo). On the downside the wifi is poor, constantly coming and going. The hotel doesn't supply beach towels so you'll have to bring your own. Also they have removed the ability to adjust the air conditioning and the room was hotter than we wanted it (in summer). The staff were all very helpful. We also stayed at Grand Hotel Piazza Borso, which we preferred slightly.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have been there for a short stay.
The hotel has a good location.
The rooms are average purely percieving the standard of 4 star category hotels.
In my opinion the room could be more light - when you switch on all the light - for me it was still not enough.
The reception and other hotel staff is very firendly and helpful.
I like the breakfast very much: a big choise of tasty cheeses and typical cakes. I was really good.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Hotel Palazzo SITANO, a Four Star Hotel in Palermo , Via Vittoria Emanuela 114, Sicily…. Stayed there for 2 nights May 10 & 11, 2013….

From an old building a conversion into a very modern Boutique Hotel, job well done. During our recent 7 day tour through Sicily we stayed here. It was a very good experience. This small Boutique Hotel is located on main street Vittoria Emanuela in old PALERMO. The Hotel is clean, the staff friendly and accommodating. Rooms are modern décor , a contemporary design; all the amenities are present in the room. This is a Hotel “ GARNI “ only, no Lunch and Dinner is served here, but when you leave the Hotel , turn to your left walk about 100 m and there will be a restaurant were we ate twice. The Hotel, do however serve an excellent Breakfast with a large selection of food items, beautifully presented, a very nice selection will await you at 7:00 AM with good Coffee. The Hotel is located a couple of blocks away from the Port and Piazza Pretaria Fountain. Wake up call was right on time at 5:30 AM…with a loud knock on the door. Be also aware once you leave the Hotel the streets & pavements are dirty with litter , which is not the Hotels fault. Just like in Naples, nobody wants to clean in Old Palermo, what a shame, but I do recommend the Hotel operation HIGHLY.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

stayed here as part of a titan tour group for 2 nights the room we were given was no.221 and it was stunning until we went to bed and were kept awake most of the night by noises from the steet, i don,t know why a hotel of this stature cant have double or triple glazing(on the inside if there is local planning issues). the hotel is a complete contrast to the area which is a bit scuffy you have to be on guard for bag snatchers and pickpockets. we were relocated the 2nd night at room no.224 and it was almost silent. breakfast was very good with a good range. found the staff friendly and helpful.would have rated the hotel higher if we were in room 224 both nights,they need to address the issueof the noise

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed two nights in the Palazzo Sitano and absolutely loved it. It's in a great location near the important sites and shopping area, and is really modern, clean and well presented in that understated Italian style. Great lighting makes the best of what is already an interesting building, with a semi-enclosed breakfast area with huge ceilings. Breakfast itself was really good, and the bar a great place for a nightcap in the evening.

The room was large - we paid a small supplement to upgrade - with an entrance hall, dressing area with basin, huge bedroom with huge bed, and a large clean bathroom with good shower. The decor is modern and in good condition. Thankfully our room looked out onto the internal courtyard, so was really quiet. I'm not sure whether those onto the street would be noisy.

As for the city, it's the dirtiest city I have ever been to, so be prepared to see flytipping in the city centre, litter everywhere, including lots of dogmess, and no street sweepers or bin emptiers. We were astounded and couldn't believe how the citizens could put up with it. They must have a high tolerance threshold. I'd be out demonstrating in the streets to get it cleared up...

Room Tip: Perhaps ask for an room overlooking the courtyard.
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  • Stayed May 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed for a night arriving late. The hotel was a nice surprise. Unprepossessing on the outside but lovely inside. Nice room and a comfortable ambience. A quality place. Arriving by car is a problem as Via Vittorio Emanuelle is busy and narrow so there is no stopping outside.

Good value and worth the price if you want to afford it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

No complaints at all. Advised to have a room at back of hotel because of noise of people enjoying themselves on the main and surrounding streets.
Comfortable bed, slept well. Buffet breakfast with ample choice. Staff very good and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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:
#8 Business Hotel in Palermo
#14 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#18 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palazzo Sitano 4*
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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