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Hotel Columbia Palermo
Ranked #16 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great time in Palermo.”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Hotel Columbia is a real gem. Tucked away on a little side street in the heart of Palermo, you could not wish for a better hotel at a budget price. The rooms were spacious and clean, the beds were very comfortable and the staff could not be more helpful. It also helped that breakfast was served until 10:30, so it doesn't matter if you have the odd late night, as you undoubtedly will in Palermo. I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Me and my friend stayed in this awesome hotel for 4 days! I could tell you that this hotel definetly met my expectations and what is more important even overcame them ;)
The room was clean, every day new towels, if you need extra ones - staff always ready to provide you what you need! Breakfast is amazing...coffee by Robert is awesome!!!
Staff in the reception were always friendly, smily, ready to help and what is very important adviced us many places for visit and explained how to reach them...
We reccomend this hotel to everyone, who would like to spenad unforgettable vacations in Palermo!!!
Grazie mille Hotel Columbia :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

we stayed in this hotel for 3 days. upon arrival we met cheerful and friendly staff. rooms and hotel is very clean. its 5 min walking distance to city centre, pubs and restaurants. shower is very powerful, beds are nice, there are tv and air conditions in the rooms. its newly refurbished. if i go to Palermo again, i would stay in this hotel. strongly recommended . Savas & Galina

  • Stayed August 2013
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

It's a two star hotel in a very good location with not perfect facilities, and staff who know how to make you feel home. The rooms are small and the bed was a bit of noisy, however were very clean. Our room was on the quite side of the Hotel, so sleeping quality was quite good. Breakfast is good, but could get boring after three days. Roberto is a special kind man who welcomed us every day and served the breakfast, the Cappuccinos were great, I also loved the cakes and fruits. They served us free breakfast in the room on the last morning (see the picture). Security of the hotel is great, you feel you are staying in a safe hotel as I found the city not so safe. The hotel is located right at the heart of the old city and close to old churches, fashion shops, fruit and fish market, Pubs and night clubs and the central station. From the airport take the buses of the company called "Prestia e Comande" and get off in the central station. From there you need to walk about 15 minutes to reach the hotel. Don't be surprised once you see the building of the hotel, it looks quite run down from the outside but inside is modern and nice.
Overall this hotel is a good value of price with a great location and very nice, helpful staff. If you love modern hotels with spa facilities it wouldn't be your favourite hotel, but if you intend seeing the city and being close to touristic features, and you want nice people and good price, don't miss this hotel.

Room Tip: Just ask the staff what you expect, they are honest and helpful
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maia, Portugal
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was the best hotel we've stayed in Italy! We've been to Roma, Firenze, Venezia on similar (cheap) hotels and this was by far the best.
The outside look isn't great and can be a shock upon arrival, but most of the buildings in Palermo are like that, so don't be put off by your first impression. Once you enter the hotel you will find a very clean and spacious building. The staff was also the nicest we've met in all our travels. We stayed in a spacious room with TV, a mini-fridge, air-conditioning and a spacious two-person bed. The room had nice natural light and was cleaned daily.
The breakfast was a treat. Buffet style with very fresh ingredients. There wasn't many options but this is typical in Italy were the breakfast are usually light. But the options that were available were fresh, and some seemed homemade (like jams, tiramisu, cakes), there is also fresh fruit (which isn't normally served in other hotels) and fruit salad, they will also serve you a great cappuccino! We ate three breakfasts and there was always different things to try.
This hotel is also very close to some of the main places to visit. It is in walking distance to the Cathredal, the Palace, and Ballaró market. with a 10 minute walk you can also catch the bus to Mondello beach.

Summing it up I would really recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again if I go back to Palermo.

Room Tip: There is no lift, if you don't like stairs stay in the lower levels.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Columbia Palermo
Address: Via del Celso 31/37, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Palermo
#12 Business Hotel in Palermo
#14 Family Hotel in Palermo
#20 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Columbia Palermo 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel: Columbia Palermo Hotel is located in the heart of Palermo city centre, about 300 meters far from the Massimo theatre, the Cathedral, the Pretoria Square, Ballaro and Vucciria markets, only few steps from the Quattro Canti ( Vigliena Square). Situated in an historical palace of XIX century, entirely restyled, the Columbia Palermo Hotel offers a cosy and friendly atmosphere an all sorts of the most modern comforts. The Rooms: All 24 rooms are fully equipped with: private facilities and shower, hairdryer, TV color, mini bar, air conditioning, and WI-FI connection. Our service: Credit card, 24-hour reception desk, Rich international breakfast, Disabled persons room, Car-motorcycle-bike renting , WI-FI connection, Bar, Room service (part-time), Alarm call service, Cradle, Fax service, National newspapers (on demand), Arranged restaurants near the hotel, Private car parking. ... more   less 
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