This is indeed a handy hotel right at the centre of things in Palermo, giving you access to shopping and the opera. It is an easy walk to good sidewalk restaurants, or even to a MAC if you feel inclined to have universal fast food.
Food is the one thing that this hotel lacks. Breakfast is at an absolute minimum. In fact we got the feeling that the staff in the tiny breakfast room were more interested in clearing the tables than catering for your morning break-fast. Juice was of a poor quality. The range of breakfast fare was very limited.
The rooms are okay, but be warned that the lifts are tiny. Be prepared to wait if you are part of or arrive at the same time as a tour.
The barman deserves a medal for service beyond the call of duty at night, rounding up both food and drinks for us.
If you are keen to have a Palermo Hotel that gives convenience of access to the city, the Politeama may be for you.
Don't expect to find the man at reception good humoured and attentive, especially when you are in a hurry to retrieve something from the inconvenient safe behind the reception area. The girls were okay.
The Palermo area is worth exploring. Beware of shop prices. Don't expect bargains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Politeama Palace enjoys a central position in Palermo, in front of the Teatro Politeama, one of the most prestigious European theatres, nearby the shopping streets, the harbour and the terminal bus from/for the airport. The property central position will allow you to discover this marvellous city, where every alley, road or square preserves a work of art, testifying the glorious past of Palermo, meeting point of the greatest civilisations and cultures of all time. The area is full of restaurants, bars and shops. The structure offers comfortable rooms and many services such as a bar serving light meals and two meeting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Politeama Palace Palermo
- Hotel Politeama Palace
- Politeama Palace Hotel Palermo, Sicily