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Ambasciatori Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Roma 111, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Tribunali)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 98 hotels in Palermo
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for a short city break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We have used Ambasciatori on 3 occasions now and it never fails to meet our requirements. It has gone more up market since we first went but hasn't lost any of its charm. We stayed this time in the new rooms which were enormous with a lovely spacious bathroom. The lift is quaint - struggle to fit two of you in with luggage but all part of the experience. The roof terrace is simply breathtaking. it is a hop skip and a jump away from the main bus and rail station so easy to get to and from the airport. If you love city life and the excitement of a slightly faded mediterranean city go. Tip - use the air conditioned interbus to travel between cities/airport as the train is less than reliable!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StaffAmbasciatori, Reception staff at Ambasciatori Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear guests,
thank you for your review.
It has been a pleasure for us to host you again, in our newest rooms this time, and we are glad you enjoy again the terrace and the city.
Waiting for your third time here we send you our
best regards
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Ambasciatori. The hotel is in an older building, with a small elevator to take you to reception on the 5th floor...no need to carry bags except for a couple of steps up to the elevator. Our room was fairly small, basic but comfortable, ... The bed was good, there was a desk & chair, wardrobe, bar frig.... Not luxurious, but all one needed. As is likely in any older building, there were odd sounds in the night.....fan noises? Plumbing? but not too intrusive. As stated by others, the rooftop breakfast area and large outdoor patio give wonderful views of the Palermo skyline...beautiful day and night. Breakfast was very good, and you could make your own fresh orange juice. They served what I think was homemade yogourt which was the best ever! The coffee was "Americano" though...not good Italian style,which was disappointing. We ate dinner there both nights, and although the menu is not large, the food was very well prepared and delicious. The hotel location is excellent, with easy walking to the interesting areas of east Palermo. The real strength of the hotel is their wonderful staff....very professional, more than helpful with maps, advice etc. When I left a jacket there, they very kindly packaged it up and had it couriered it to me. (Thank you Fabiana & Francesca ). We would stay there again if we could return to Sicily!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StaffAmbasciatori, Reception Staff at Ambasciatori Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear guests,
we are very glad you left your comment,
as you wrote nighttime noises may happen in buildings like this, so we are always available to help our guests, maybe with a room change, to make your staying pleasant.
For breakfast we offer homemeade cakes, creams and marmalades, so we are very glad you enjoyed them.
Last, a sincere thank you from Fabiana and Francesca, and form all the staff, for your kind words.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed in the Ambasciatori with two friends and we shared a triple deluxe room on the third floor. This was good value, quiet, clean and spacious. The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast room on the top floor has a panoramic view over Palermo, definitely THE place to have your breakfast! Breakfast was good, service fine and the central location great. I would recommend this hotel and stay there again.

Room Tip: Our third floor room was quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StaffAmbasciatori, Reception Staff at Ambasciatori Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear guests,
we don't manage apartments anymore, so the next time you will try our lovely rooms.
they are all served with wifi and you will have some other chances to enjoy our wonderful terrace.
Kind regards,
The staff
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This hotel has a fantastic location. We stayed in their apartments around the corner, which were much cheaper than the hotel rooms, but we had breakfast every morning in the main building. Having passed some hotel rooms in the main building I wished we had booked in there instead as they did look lovely. The apartment very basic but was clean and convenient, but the wifi connection was non existent, we were able to get wifi in the terrace in the main building. A cocktail on the terrace for sunset in the evening is lovely.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StaffAmbasciatori, staff reception at Ambasciatori Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear guests,
we are glad you enjoy your staying here, we always do our best to give you a pleasant staying.
Hope to see you again.
the staff
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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This hotel has no reception on the ground floor. You have to carry your bags up to the fifth on your own. The rooms are tiny, the bathroom is good enough. Very noisy and a real labyrinth. I was very surprised to see that Trip advisor had it well evaluated.....couldn t believe!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Lovely hotel, I was put in a room under the kitchen but changed when I there was too much noise. They also have rooms on the 3rd floor (hotel is on 5th & terrace on 6th) so an option is to go there and it is quieter. 5 mins walk from central station, 10 mins to catch the bus to Mondello beach, 2 mins walk from the market of Ballaro. The terrace is the high point.

Room Tip: Take rooms on the the 3rd floor for peace.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great location, nice area near train station. Had a room that was underneath the rooftop restraunt first night which was noisey (601) but staff moved us to a lovely room when I metioned this - no problem. Lovely rooftop area for breakfast.

Room Tip: Room on 5th floor was great (not 6th underneath resteraunt which was noisey)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Roma 111, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Tribunali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palermo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
#6 Business Hotel in Palermo
#7 Best Value Hotel in Palermo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ambasciatori Hotel 3*
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