A classic grande dame of a hotel. Lovely gardens and pool area overlooking slightly unkempt marina and port in the distance. Top class fine dining on the terrace - although not quite Michelin star - , attentive and friendly service. Outstanding breakfast buffet. Good sized rooms decorated in a style respectful of the original villa. Some of the elegance is a little faded - one of our rooms had mouldy grout along the bath and the pathways around the hotel could do with a sweep.
Location could be better. At least 10 minutes outside the main city of Palermo. The hotel shuttle is a good service but too infrequent and does not run in the evening - so no getting back from town after dinner. They don't tell you to book your place so if it's full you simply can't get into town without a taxi.
You pay for what you get here. The price of bar drinks and restaurant is high, but you do get the views across the bay.
Approach to hotel (and neighbourhood) is very unkempt and downtrodden. But then so is the whole of Palermo. A city crammed full of breathtaking architecture sitting alongside the dereliction from WW2 close to the harbour and filthy streets closer to the centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 5-STAR PALACE ON THE BEAUTIFUL COAST IN PALERMO The Grand Hotel Villa Igiea brings you a 5 star hotel experience in a sumptuous villa right on the Palermo coast, the historical capital of sun-soaked Sicily. The villa, restored by renowned Art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile at the end of the 19th century for the Florio family, still has its original frescoes, decoration and furniture. We have added state-of-the art facilities and gastronomic restaurants for a sublime stay in Sicily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Hotel Palermo
- Hilton Palermo
- Palermo Hilton
- Villa Igiea
- Grand Hotel Villa Igiea - MGallery By Sofitel Palermo, Sicily