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“historic hotel centrally located” 4 of 5 stars
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Ai Lumi
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 71/75, 91100 Trapani, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Trapani
London
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25 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“historic hotel centrally located”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good location in the centre of Trapani and near the port, so handy for ferries to the Egadi islands. Beautiful courtyard with rooms surrounding it, and a restaurant at the front that does great calamari. Our room was quite high up, but there is an ingenious pully system for transporting luggage to your floor. We had basic cooking facilities and fridge, free mineral water and really nice ground coffee laid on. Very comfortable room.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Best part of the Ai Lumi is its location in center of town. But the whole place - starting with the sour greeting and unhelpful staff - seems in the dumps and gently crumbling. When I reserved, I had asked about what rooms were available, but was just given a confirmation (ie, no choices). When we arrived, had a miniscule room with small window, requiring lifting suitcases up two sets of stairs and down one (!). No one available to help with luggage. Bathroom fixtures coming off wall. Room with very dim lighting.
B&B has a large courtyard - filled with plants but essentially no place to sit - indeed no public spaces to relax in at this B&B. Palazzo indeed historic - with great facade - but in no way lovely beyond the facade. (At least the associated restaurant is quite good.)

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 2 and 3 - require most luggage lugging.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

In the heart of old Trapani this B &B defies belief. Great rooms in the best of settings, and very reasonable price, with breakfast included ( and also very nice ). Aircon and Italian coffee and wine in the rooms. Go ahead and book you will love it if you are visiting Trapani.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This B&B is in a beautiful setting, A Palazzo in the historic centre of Trapani. The lady who manages it is friendly. We had an apartment on the 1st floor. With kitchen, dining room and bedroom – it was v well equipped. Although quite dark. There are stone steps leading up to it (No lift) that Mrs C. found a bit of a challenge – but we managed. It was quiet and comfortable.
The wifi connection was a bit hit and miss – probably due to the thick walls – it was best in the courtyard.
Breakfast was at the restaurant next door – it was OK but the waiter had a bad cold and gave the impression he didn’t really want to be there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed one night here, in a lovely historic palazzo round a courtyard right on the main street in the middle of town - and were impressed with the friendly welcome from the lady on reception, who insisted on helping to carry our bags to the first floor and was very helpful in telling us where best to park. Our room (no 1) looked over the courtyard of the old palazzo and all the facilities worked well but the small size and large furniture meant there was little room for bags - there was a folding bag stand but nowhere to put it up. For a longer stay I would ask for one of the larger rooms. We had a pleasant dinner in the Ai Lumi's restaurant next door, where both the food and the service were very good. Breakfast choice was also good, though the staff in the restaurant were less attentive than those in the evening.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Did not stay, had a lunch here, Busiate with Swordfish sauce. Busiate is a local pasta which is twisted and retains some bite when cooked. This was accompanied by a decent bottle of white wine.Sat outside on a raised platform watching the world go by.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice rooms in historical palace right in the center...
Maybe the bathroom was not well manteined... but the rooms are really clean and cozy.
TV and WiFi...fridge only in the double room, not in the single.
The staff and the owners are really nice, friendly, helpful and professional... thank you!
Nice breakfast! Totally homemade...try the orange marmalade :p!!!
For the guests discount in the good restaurant

Ha soggiornato in Settembre 2013

Room Tip: they have a single room very small on the top, no air cond and no fridge...if you want to save money...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ai Lumi

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 71/75, 91100 Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Trapani
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Trapani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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