This is a grand old 5 star hotel, in the centre of Palermo, and absolutely fabulous. It just oozed old world charm. It's on a side street off Via Roma and about 20 mins walk from Stazione Centrale, so nice and 'out of the way'. The staff were very friendly and the concierge took the luggage to my room, which was really nice. Not overly large (2 well built people would fall over each other), but certainly large enough for a lone traveller. The bed was huge, the bathroom all marble and toiletries were all provided. It's handy for the Piazza Politeano where the open top bus stops, and also handy for the airport bus which stops there also. The 'as much as you can eat' breakfast was very extensive, all tastes catered for, with the usual continental breakfast obviously, but also toast and cereal, and bacon and eggs too. Would I go back? Yes, I would. The only negative point was that the restaurant didn't serve dinner until 8pm, which is a bit late, but then that's Sicilian practice, so it wasn't too much of a problem. Get a good deal, and try it - it's a lovely cool oasis from the oppressive heat Sicily has in August.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegance of the Court of Frederick II it reflects in this beautiful 4 star hotel, located in the very heart of Palermo City center.Our Hotel born from the restoration of the old Palace of Prince Granatelli and through an expert architectural revalidation that turned it into a refined environment, decorated with antique furnishings and paintings.The enviable location of the hotel, situated in a quiet and residential area, exactly halfway from both main Theatres of Palermo- The Politeama Garibaldi Theatre and the Massimo Theatre, makes of it an ideal place both for those who are travelling for business or who wants to have a nice and relaxed holiday in Palermo.Our staff remains at Your disposal , and will ensure You all the assistance and help to discover all the particular and characteristic corners of the historical Town and directions to find the most fashionable and exclusive shopping area, all this in order to make Your stay a very special one!The Entrance of the Grand Hotel Federico II, opens to an elegant foyer that leads into several spacious lounges lovingly furnished.The lounge bar with the adjacent reading room, may offer You relaxed hours choosing between an assorted selection of teas, herbal infusions, and local distilled.For a more enjoyable and comfortable stay, The Hotel offers guests’ disposal:Reception and Concierge service open 24 Hours;Luggage Storage;Wi-Fi free throughout the Hotel;Reservation – purchase airline Tickets / web Check-in;Office Services (telefax-photocopies);Outdoor parking area for luggage loading and unloading;Secure Car Park on request with payment;Assistance for service to rent a car with or without Driver;Shuttle service from/to Airport on request with payment;Laundry Service;Meeting rooms with technical equipment;Spaces for events, celebrations and meetings;Restaurants and banquets ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Palermo
- Grand Hotel Federico II Palermo, Sicily