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L'Olivella B&B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a joy it was to stay here. In addition to providing excellent accommodations in a very vibrant area of Palermo (near the Teatro and markets), Elena, the innkeeper, provided a HUGE Sicilian breakfast each morning and helped my sister and I plan our day. She is 100% WONDERFUL. Her Inn is a must-stay for me on return visits. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

After arranging a cab to pick us up at the airport (so appreciated), Elena warmly welcomed us to her beautiful B&B. We loved hearing about the history of her family's home, located on a quiet street in the old historic part of Palermo and within easy walking distance of great restaurants, the Teatro Massimo, the markets, the Norman Palace, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very nice room, spotless washroom, lovely hostess, Elena, and did I say clean, and comfortable? Also, felt very safe, amongst other nice guests. Breakfast in the dining room was good as well, but could use coffee a bit earlier, although the coffee was lovely. This charming little spot was very comfortable for our days in Palermo. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Cosy B&B is in a nice old house downtown Palermo. Most of Palermo's attractions are very easily reachable from there. Elena's friendly, helpful and knows the city very well. She can give the most useful suggestions. The place is kept in great conditions and perfectly clean. Tipical restaurants and lively places are all around. Being downtown Palermo, it's perfect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a wonderful place to stay. Our first days of our journey through Sicily started in Palermo. Outside it was 40 degrees, but our rooms at L'Olivella B&B were very cool thanks to the airconditioning. The rooms are very stylish (with high ceilings), clean and fresh. In the centre of Palermo, just one minute walk from Teatro Massimo, the B&B... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I wake up a queen. As I enter the breakfast room I delight in the food laid out for me: flat white peaches, ripe, soft apricots, dark cherries, small cookies coated in flaked almonds, soft square sponges of apple cake on a white and gold ceramic stand. Next to it, a shortbread tart sweetened with red jam and chocolate. Heart-shaped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Loved this beautiful B&B! Would highly recommend it to everyone! Huge, stunning room with high ceiling, authentic windows and quaint balcony. It is well located in the city and secure parking is nearby which was recommended by Elena the host. Elena changes the breakfast options daily with fruit, cheeses, hams and pastries one day to pancakes, jellies, and smoothies the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On February 11th and 12th we revisited Elena, our first visit was so delightful we wanted to show our friends. We were just as happy as the first time, and our friends were really impressed. The rooms are beautifully decorated and appointed. There is great attention to detail, such as the lovely bio soap and towels and bed linens of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We loved our stay in this fantastic small B&B. Booking was easy through Airb'n'b and we used the airport bus to get into this part of town. Our room was elegant and airy, the bathroom was modern and spotless, and the location was just perfect for exploring the fascinating city of Palermo. Our room was very quiet and cool -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A rating of 3 is labelled "average" here and although I consider L'Olivella much better than average, it did not quite earn the label of "very good" which accompanies four stars. Good points: + beautifully decorated breakfast / sitting room + very clean + very good breakfast, + very central location Not so good points: - very loud environment, late... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of the historical centre where in a maze of narrow streets it is still possible to find the colours and flavours of authentic Palermo, Elena has opened the doors of her house to those who want to discover the city through the eyes of a traveller. In a "liberty" style building that was for years a famous silver factory, Elena has renovated the ancient rooms of her great grandfather's residence to offer guests a pleasant and charming stay, with an informal and warm atmosphere. The L'Olivella B&B will astonish you with its marvellous fresco art ceilings, its perfectly preserved floors and the original furnishings, which will tell you a one hundred year history. ... more   less 

Additional Information about L'Olivella B&B

Address: Via Bara All'Olivella 67, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Price Range: $33 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
L'Olivella B&B Palermo, Sicily
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