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Addaura Hotel Residence Congressi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 4452 | Mondello, Addaura, 90149 Palermo, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #70 of 99 Hotels in Palermo
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“Lovely hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2005

The hotel Addaura is a lovely hotel near Mondello. I had read some bad reviews about the hotel and wasn't keen on staying there but as every other hotel in Mondello was booked out I had no choice. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel was superb. It has a fantastic restaurant which was very affordable, the menu even had a section for vegetarians. The pool and sunbathing area was very nice and it was quiet enough in June. The hotel offers both rooms and apartments which makes it nice for both families and singles. There isn't really anything to do in the hotel in the evening as the bar is very small but just down the road from the hotel is a lovely bar/pizzeria which I would recommend. The Addaura hotel is a great place for a relaxing break, however it can get a little nosiy at night but that seems to calm down by midnight. I'd definately recommend this hotel and I dont think it deserves the bad ratings it has recieved previously.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2004

Good things:
1
pool area was very nice (but pool closes between 2pm and 4pm), we could have spent the week there!
2
within easy reach of Palermo, even without a car, the 603 bus went from the hotel into the city and was frequent
3
breakfast was typically Italian and v. nice

Bad things:
1
quite noisy in the rooms, staff didn't care if you complained
2
staff were generally unfriendly (Rosella at breakfast was the only one who knew how to smile!)
3
the first night we ate in the hotel and dinner was delicious the last night we went back and dinner was a disaster, 1.5 hrs to actually place an order and the food was disgusting. I was amazed it could go from so good to so bad.
4
the hotel is not conveniently located if you do not have a car. Taxis to Mondello cost €12.00 and all of the restaurants and bars are there. It is only about 20 minutes by foot but it is not possible to walk as there are no pavements and italian drivers are not looking out for pedestrians - it's a terrifying walk!
5
the hotel website said there was a lovely beach in front of the hotel but it was a stony car park.
the website also said there was a shuttle bus from the hotel to Mondello - it didn't specify that this is only during the high season (15th June onwards)

Tips:

we took a train (€4.50) and a taxi (€35.00) from the airport to get there but you can actually book a shuttle bus for €30.00 for 2 people with Toboggan tour operators

the 603 goes from the hotel to Palermo, to go right to the centre get out at the last stop, walk towards the stadium and turn left and take the 101 right to the tourist area

the 603 and 833 go from the hotel to Mondello however don't expect to get one back after 7.30pm

bus tickets are available at kiosks, cost €1 for 120 minutes of travel.

If you want to go somewhere nice in Italy in June with good weather go to Pescara, it is a lot nicer!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2003

When we first arrived at the Addaura, we were very impressed. Our room was lovely, large, with minibar, two balconies and air conditioning. We arrived mid-June and our problem was that they did not consider this summer and therefore did not provide any kind of shuttle to their guests. This presented a problem because a 10 minute drive to Mondello where the good beach and the restaurants were was $20.00 Euro.
Therefore, the reasonable cost of the hotel was not worth it as it was inconvenient and more expenses. They advertise a nice beach, but this is not so. It is small and you have to climb many rocks to go for a swim. Another thing was there were barking dogs all night. We complained because we were kept up all night and the hotel said they could not do anything about it. This, coupled with the exhorbitant taxi fares, made this hotel a nightmare.

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Address: Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 4452 | Mondello, Addaura, 90149 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Addaura Hotel Residence Congressi 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Addaura Hotel Residence Congressi is far 150 meters from the sea in the beautiful gulf of Mondello. In front of the Hotel there is Bus stop and Taxi. Nearby it is possible to practice canoa, windsurf, sailing, golf, minigolf and sub activities. ... more   less 
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