Brothers Marco & Francesco were helpful & welcoming. Marco kindly chatted to us (in very good english, sadly our italian is limited) about what to see and do in Palermo. He offered great advice about trips further out, how to travel there, where to eat.
The hotel/B&B itself is in a circa 1910 elegant tall building on a busy street in a good area near the Theatro Massimo. We were shown a quieter room at the back or a larger one overlooking the street, we took the bigger room. You can certainly hear Palermo come to life in the morning, tooting traffic, rasping scooters, church bells, but we were ok with that.
We enjoyed our stay, and thought it was good value, elegant though not luxurious. Take your own toiletries (shampoo, conditioner etc) if you need more than just a sachet or two of shower gel. Free internet was much appreciated. TV had BBC news channel, which was a nice suprise. Simple breakfast with big bowls of coffee available till 10am.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Guest House Ruggiero VII is situated in the historic and commercial center of city, near the prestigiouse Maxim Theatre and, ideal place, for the most elegant shopping.This privileged position will enable the tourist to walk to the main sights, which are also connected with numerous buses; the harbour, railway station and bus stop to the airport are distant, in fact, few minutes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ruggiero VII Palermo, Sicily