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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

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Detlef H
2 reviews
“Sehr empfehlenswert !”
Reviewed April 21, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

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MickB53
Petersham, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
350 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“A little corner of history”
Reviewed January 19, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

The Kalsa area - in which the apartment is situated - still carries some of its unbandaged scars from WWII. Until a few years ago it was pretty much a no go area for tourists- but those days have gone. If you want a little slice of Palermo, this is the place. If you are looking for glamour- don’t bother.

The plusses: great communication with Pietro, warm welcome from Rafaella, the apartment was well equipped and warm, there was easy access to the station and the main tourist sites, and we were close to shops and restaurants. Oh - and good wifi.

The minuses. While the neighbourhood is quiet enough, any noise carries, and the various neighbourly comings and goings late at night woke us a few times.

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paulbR787...
Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“characterful flat in characterful area”
Reviewed April 26, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The flat is in the old 'Kalsa' part of Palermo, characterised by some derelict old palazzi and buildings but also now some refurbished ones, as well as a series of historic buildings and museums open to the public. Nearby is a range of good and inexpensive restaurants and bars serving typical Palermitan food, as well as a great greengrocers, bread and grocery shops - and a Carrefour quite close if you want such a place.
The flat is comfortable with a mezzanine/first floor sleeping area, and looked after very well by the owner and other helpers.

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Liked best: the area
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bargotron
Connellsville Pa
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good location, nice apartment”
Reviewed March 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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My husband and I stayed in this apartment for one month and overall were very satisfied. We liked the location, which is in the old part of Palermo called the Kalsa district. We could walk to the grocery store, the train station, a great bakery, a very good café, etc. Several tourist spots are close by. The apartment is well equipped, but could use a few more electrical plugs. The big bed in the loft was very comfortable. The only drawback for older people might be the number of steps to get up to the apartment (42), and the number of steps to the loft (15 or so).

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Liked best: Location, being in the "real" Palermo
Liked least: Liked pretty much everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Joy M
Abbotsford, Canada
1 review
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed May 30, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

If you truly want to experience the Sicilian way of life this is definitively the PERFECT place!
My husband and I rented this apartment for 3 months as a home base to explore Palermo and Sicily. The location was awesome – the area is charming and fascinating and within walking distance of all the major sights and markets. The apartment had everything we needed to feel at home - besides the (obvious) décor, furnishings and the comfy bed, there was loads of storage space, lots of coat hangers, a full sized fridge, and a drying rack for laundry ( those little touches can make such a difference to your comfort level!) The neighborhood felt very safe and it was so much fun to shop at the street markets and be able to cook our own meals. There are lots of restaurants and bars nearby for the lazy days, and we had lots of those!
Pietro and his wife went out of their way to help us, we are so grateful to them and we will never forget their kindness.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: we liked everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 1, 2015
Having Joy and Norman in our apartment for three months it was a real pleasure.
Each owner would like to have hosts as Joy and Norman.
Simona and I will remember their politeness, their kindness and their respect for our apartment and for neighbourhood.
When they lived our house even for short periods they didn’t miss to communicate it to us. And once come back they told with enthusiasm what they had visited around our beautiful Sicily.
We’ll hope to have them again in our holiday rental.

Pietro & Simona
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Pingopot
Mantua, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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Liked best: Arredamento
Traveling group: Compagno/a
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People with disabilities Older travelers
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Celeste P
Trani, Italy
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45 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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