My boyfriend and I arrived in Palermo at 8.30pm after flying in following a wonderful few days in Rome and I must say the hotel's location was very easy to find- about 10 min walk in stright line from the train station. However upon arriving we were informed that we had no booking. We showed them the booking confirmation print out and he wondered off into another room when we then heard loud arguing, then he returned to tell us a room would be ready in a few minutes and did we want to go and eat and come back later, which after a long day (I am pregnant so just wanted to sit down) we didn't want to do. He then disappeared into the room again, where we heard further loud arguing.
Upon his return he told us (in very broken english- which is fair enough, but didn't help the situation) we would need to go to a hotel over the road, he would negotiate the same rate for us, but we would have to pay him in cash now. We were not keen on handing over money upfront for a hotel we had not seen or heard of & explained we would go and see it then if happy come back and pay him. He did not like this one bit. He began to 'have a paddy': threatening to tear up our reservation, telling us we paid now or we would have no place to stay tonight, he would phone the other hotel and tell them not to take us etc etc. It really felt quite threatening- and I'm not easily threatened. We grabbed the reservation form from him and essentially got out as fast as we could.
I would never go back, which is a shame as the reviews of it had been ok. Hopefully we ust caught him on a bad day. However, I can recommend Hotel Concordia for a cheap and cheerful night's sleep instead!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- D' Angelo's B&B is situated in the heart of historical Palermo at the second floor of an ancient palace with elevator and close to Palermo's Central Station. Thanks to its position, you will have the chance to visit the beautiful monuments situated only a few minutes walking from the B&B (the cathedral, Piazza Pretoria, La Martorana Church, Politeama and Massimo's theaters, the Ancirn della Vucciria's Market and Ballaro). Using own car, buses or shuttle service provided by the B&B you will easily reach the harbor, the airport and the seaside. At D'Angelo's B&B you will be welcomed with the warm hospitality of a real Italian family. Rooms are comfortable and luminous, they all have high ceilings wonderfully decorated and balconies. Each room has air conditioning, TV, and is decorated in specific style and color. A perfect meld of tradition and comfort in a warm atmosphere perfectly combined with the history of the place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- B&B D'Angelo Palermo, Sicily