One of the oldest historical hotels, it has seen better days but the location is terrific, breakfast is very good and rooms are modern and comfortable. Agree with other reviewers about its faded charm but its like the rest of Palermo - faded grandeur slowly coming back to life. The grand lobby and restaurant especially shows what might have been and we loved just getting a glimpse of the old Palermo in its heyday. No point coming to Sicily and staying at a modern, bland hotel which could be anywhere. Perhaps there is hope for this old grand dame yet if they bother to "do it up" more and a pool would have been good on hot summer days. Still, good value for the price just needs an actual concierge service rather than just the reservation people. Also some good restaurants close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LOCATED IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF PALERMO, SICILYFounded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand decor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to make your stay a memorable one. The recently restored restaurant, bar and banquet room can host all your personal and professional events in great style turning them into unforgettable moments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Palermo
- Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes Palermo, Sicily