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Hotel Garibaldi
Ranked #24 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
NJ USA
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70 reviews
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“Upside and Downside of Hotel Garibaldi”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Arriving late on a weeknight from the train station, we six were quite fortunate that the taxi driver knew the location. A small sign is all one sees to designate the hotel. Once out of the taxi, we realized that there was no street level entrance, STAIRS to go down to the entrance, and no porters to be found. We buggy-lugged the luggage and entered a nicely appointed, modern lobby...............only to be met with a stone faced employee who checked us in and gave us our keys. (The next morning, the young lady and subsequent young women on the desk were beyond helpful, charming, and made us feel quite welcome-I shared this info with the manager)

Rooms were spacious, clean, air conditioning good, bathroom clean and hot water was very good. We were not facing the street and had no noise from outside whatsoever.

Breakfast (included) had juices, coffees, pastries, cheese and salami (delicious), rolls, scrambled eggs, bacon and assorted yogurts etc. Staff brought cappuccino upon request and it was delicious.

Location! Location! Location! Hotel Garibaldi is located near many, many delightful restaurants, taxis, buses, Hop On Hop Off, and located within walking distance to many incredible sights.

We walked the area surrounding the hotel both day and night and felt quite safe and enjoyed every minute of it.

Downside: steps going down to entrance of hotel...........not good for elderly or handicapped.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed here for one evening while exploring the major sights of Palermo and was very happy with Hotel Garibaldi. The hotel has a private parking area which costs additional €10 per night but seems worthwhile given the great location and ease of mind from having to find parking on the streets. The slight downside is that we were asked to hand over the car keys to reception in the event they need to move the cars if the car parks gets too full, but it worked out OK for us (our car was still there the next day!) so it wasn't a big worry.

The hotel itself is very clean and sharp. Our room was clean and warmly decorated like a modern business hotel room. It's not terribly expensive and yet offers a great base for exploring the city of Palermo.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

rooms are fairly large. nice power showers. AC very loud!! breakfast standard for Italy!, very friendly staff, car parking! very clean, larg beds, very central. free wifi.sightseeing hop on/off bus just infront of the hotel, 10 min walking distance to city centre, markets, harbour, opera. great modern location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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NY, NY
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you are a tourist, this hotel is located so that you can walk to most of the attractions. We found we were also able to stroll in the neighborhood in the evenings quite safely.

The rooms are large (especially by european standards), the bathroom was huge and modern, and the breakfast bar was abundant with quite a nice assortment of both cold and hot foods.

The staff at the hotel were very helpful. There was always someone around that spoke english, and they were all very accomodating.

We were on a special meal plan that included dinner each evening at a sister hotel (the Astoria Palace). The staff arranged to shuttle us over and back each evening. The Captain and his staff also provided excellent service and made our dinner each night a real pleasure. They even gave us some samples of local deserts to try along with their outstanding cakes and pastries.

I would certainly recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Palermo.

Room Tip: If you want quiet room, ask for higher floor away from the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had just one full day in Palermo so we picked this hotel for its central location, proximity to the hop on hop off city tour ( just outside) and the airport shuttle ( across the square).

The hotel is modern, the rooms were spacious and the staff helpful. It provided an ideal base for our one night stay and orientation of the city.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, other than for breakfast. It has a very limited bar. It is really for those who want B&B rather than full service. It has a business centre and small gym.

The one black mark I have against the hotel is that you must pay for wifi. No other hotel charged us for Wifi while in Sicily.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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san francisco
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Spent 3 nights here...it is good but not great. Positives are plumbing is good and breakfast is very good and staff is helpful and very skilled and air con is pretty good. Also hotel is near a lot of transport if you do not have a car and that includes near bus to Segesta. Negatives include lots of car noise, not many facilties (really none) and it is too sterile and plain. Overall opinion is if you get a good deal on prices it is fine otherwise there are better options. Also groups can takeover the plece and push around solo guests. (Bus to Segesta leaves from front of Prada store at 8am and takes about an hour..do not bother with the Segesta bus line office ironically they do not go to Segesta it is the Trantola bus line and you pay on board)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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london
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

As Mentioned elsewhere the Garibaldi is on the modern Styling side of things (works well in the hotel).

Rooms are spacious and clean (top marks to the housecleaning team), if you're lucky you might get a view over the Opera house and square (but with this you get the noise from the traffic and general hustle and bustle of palermo). All in all its all you would expect of a decent 4*

Reception staff were good. Breakfast was good, although its best to avoid the really busy times as you can end up taking tables in the reception area. But the options for breakfast are plentiful.

Only minor things (if you are travelling with a buggy or wheelchair the steps down to the reception can be a bit of an annoyance). Wifi is charged for, but nothing major.

The location is great as it is outside the main bus stops (airport & mondello beach).

Palermo is a great place to visit, and the Garibaldi is a great place to stay (that is unless you get to stay at one of the fab B&B's in Palermo)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Garibaldi
Address: Via Emerico Amari 146, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Palermo
#18 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Garibaldi 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Palermo, within a beautiful building, founded the Hotel Garibaldi Politeama. The hotel takes its name from the magnificent theatre that stands in front. The hotel is situated in the city centre a few meters from the port. Opened in 2009, in contrast to the historic structure, the Garibaldi hotel hides a high tech centre with advanced equipment that meets the most varied customer needs: for business guests, with its congress rooms, with Wi-Fi Internet Access and all kinds of audio video equipment, or for leisure, for its formidable position is easy to reach any destination, from the important monuments located in the area close to shopping area and to the nearby beach of Mondello; is easy to move from the hotel, just to park your car in our private parking and to walk in the historic centre of town or catch various public buses that pass close to any points in Palermo and even to the airport. The hotel offers a reception service opened 24 hours, bar, laundry service and a restaurant where a rich breakfast is served. The rooms offer any comfort where you feel at any time at home: TV led, free Wi-Fi Internet Access, safe, air conditioning, heating, mini-bar, hairdryer, two telephones with voice mail. ... more   less 
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