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Hotel Porta Felice

Via Butera 45, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 118 hotels in Palermo
Travelers' Choice
Situated in the heart of Palermo, in the historical city centre, a few metres from Foro Italico gardens, Piazza Marina, via Alloro and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. It is elegant and welcoming. It was built on the foundations of a XVIII century building and has been completely reconstructed. There are 30 rooms and 3 suites all equipped with satellite tv, free wi-fi connection, telephone, safe and mini bar. Breakfast and bar services are located on the top floor on a panoramic terrace from where it is possible to admire the walls of Palazzo Steri and Piazza Marina. The Wellness club, on the ground floor, offers a wide range of relaxing services from a sauna, steam bath, small pool with hydro massage, emotional showers and also many personalized beauty treatments. For meetings there is 1 room up to 25 persons and also, on request, there is a guarded parking area nearby.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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phat_dawg_21 wrote a review Jul 2021
Alpharetta, Georgia10905 contributions666 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights at the end of May. We could not have been happier with the location and the staff. From check-in to check-out, the staff at the reception desk were friendly and helpful making restaurant reservations for us and providing recommendations. The hotel is ideally located in the historic old part of the city, near the marina and Via Vittorio Emanuele, the main thoroughfare in Palermo, so it was easy to access the various points of interest. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace. There was no self-serve buffet, but we made our selections, and the plates were brought to our table. Service was efficient and the choices were broad. We also enjoyed cocktails on the terrace one afternoon and again had great service as well as an interesting view. The room was clean and spacious, with a large bath, but it was a bit dark. There was a desk, and plenty of outlets for phone and laptop charging. Our room faced the side street, but noise was not an issue. This was our second trip to Palermo, and we definitely preferred this location and hotel to our choice the first time.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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1 Helpful vote
Louise Hunter wrote a review Oct 2020
Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We can’t leave a proper review as we wasn’t allowed to stay at the hotel. Please please do not book this hotel unless you have a negative covid result and certification to prove it. We booked via booking.com and they don’t nothing to warn of us this change. Staff were helpful in finding us another hotel but as with most things in the world right now even hotels 5 minutes apart seem have inconsistent rules.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Daniela Fusi, Direttore generale at Hotel Porta Felice
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Dear Customer, I'm sorry you couldn't stay with us. The regulations in force in Italy regarding the prevention of Covid contagion provide that tourists from countries at risk arrive with a swab carried out no later than 72 hours before arrival. Alternatively, fiduciary isolation is envisaged. We are trying, when we have a valid e-mail adress, to notify all incoming customers. Today it is very difficult to work in these conditions, but we try to keep all measures for the safety of our customers and our staff. Thanks anyway for your review and we hope to see you again in teh future ! Best regards
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pgbDublin wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin610 contributions1213 helpful votes
Good location - though the street/alley on which the hotel is located is a bit off-putting. Comfortable room, OK AC. Not noise-proofed from the street which means you get an early wake-up call. Friendly staff - especially the restaurant staff Nice rooftop restaurant - we ate there the night we arrived. It was very good. (thereafter we ate at Cagliostro -highly recommended) Good breakfast - though the coffee is not up to the standard of the food. One niggle: When I paid the bill the night before we left, the hotel's machine would not process my card. Luckily, I only had the dinner and city tax to pay, so I had enough cash to cover it and to pay the taxi to the airport in the morning. My card had worked fine at Cagliostro restaurant about 15 minutes earlier and worked fine at the airport.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Steve S wrote a review Sep 2020
Berlin, Germany44 contributions27 helpful votes
This Hotel has a great location for walking into the city of Palermo. On a quiet side street the hotel is perfect. You can have paid parking which is helpful. The staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint was this was a "Spa" Hotel but they charged the guests to use it.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
MadOwl76 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dromore, United Kingdom224 contributions45 helpful votes
Stayed 10 nights in a triple room. The hotel is small and furnished nicely. The room we had was spacious with a large bed and a single bed there was also 2 chairs. We had a small balcony which looked out over the street at the front of the hotel. The bathroom was large. The shower is over the bath and it is quite high to step into it. In the bathroom is a hairdryer, shampoo, body lotion, shower cap and a vanity set (cotton buds, cotton wool pads and an emery board. The bed linen was spotless and sparkling white and looked and felt luxurious. The beds were extremely comfortable. If the air conditioning was off you just needed to ask at reception and it was switched on very quickly. Breakfast was nice and my son liked the chocolate coisants and hot chocolate. We were able to get a seat on the outside balcony most mornings. Once we got our bearings the hotels location was good. Close to lots of restaurants and bars. It was 2 buses to mondello beach which takes a good hour or more but worth it. We went to the beach all day came back to the hotel and changed and enjoyed the restaurants and bars of Palermo. The hotel arranged a return taxi for us and confirmed the price and time by email. The cost was added to hotel bill - so easy. We stayed in room 308 and our safe did not work we reported it twice. .
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
3 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Porta Felice
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Porta Felice?
Nearby attractions include Affresco del Trionfo della morte (0.10 miles), Oratorio di San Lorenzo (0.3 miles), and Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Porta Felice?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Porta Felice?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Porta Felice?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Porta Felice?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Porta Felice?
Conveniently located restaurants include MadoniEAT, Pablo’s Ristorante, and Friggitoria Chiluzzo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Porta Felice?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Porta Felice have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Porta Felice offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Porta Felice?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Porta Felice offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Porta Felice?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palazzo Conte Federico (0.8 miles), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.7 miles), and Oratorio di Santa Cita (0.5 miles).