I stayed here recently for two nights last week. The location was excellent but close to many cafes that get busy into the late hours every night of the week (or so it seemed) with raucous groups. Given this info, I highly recommend getting a courtyard or back-facing room. I had read on TripAdvisor reviews of people who could not sleep because of the noise.
The positive is there are many good restaurants and sites within walking distance of the hotel. Palermo is a great city!
You do have to be a bit on guard. I would not recommend driving in Palermo or parking at all. I overheard another guest complaining to the front desk about his rental car being broken into.
The room we had was large enough and in good condition with nice furniture and finishings. The marble bathroom was very nice and has a large glass enclosed shower with a rain shower head.
My biggest complaint about this hotel is the terrible wifi. It constantly comes and goes and was nonexistent in our room. When I complained to the front desk, they said none of the back-facing rooms get the wifi signal. This should have been disclosed to us before or at the check-in! We were told the large number of guests online at once makes the wifi bad. They should just invest in a better system.
The breakfast left much to be desired -- very mediocre food and terrible coffee (Nescafe machine).
I wouldn't stay here again given the wifi/breakfast. If you don't care much about either of these, then I would recommend staying here.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Palazzo Sitano Palermo, Sicily