Having stayed at the 5 start Villa Iglea hotel over the christmas period I was annoyed, its 5 start rating is clearly attained by the hotels historical grandure and smattering of oppulence the hotel has. Basic fundamentals (clean and acceptable) are there but not to the 5 star standard expected for this 'luxury' break.
Palermo is a dirty city (other then the one main street with all the big shopping names on it like Armani etc) steer clear, Palermo gives (i have been assured) the rest of Sicily a bad name and should be avoided.
Dont waste your money, I thought I did my research using this site, the recommendations provided must have been from either the staff at the Villa Iglea or the Palermo tourist board, BE WARNED!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 5-STAR PALACE ON THE BEAUTIFUL COAST IN PALERMO The Grand Hotel Villa Igiea brings you a 5 star hotel experience in a sumptuous villa right on the Palermo coast, the historical capital of sun-soaked Sicily. The villa, restored by renowned Art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile at the end of the 19th century for the Florio family, still has its original frescoes, decoration and furniture. We have added state-of-the art facilities and gastronomic restaurants for a sublime stay in Sicily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Hotel Palermo
- Hilton Palermo
- Palermo Hilton
- Villa Igiea
- Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo, Sicily