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“Not bad but nothing specially good either” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Albergo Athenaeum

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Albergo Athenaeum
Ranked #38 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
Coimbra, Portugal
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135 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not bad but nothing specially good either”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

The room was quite simple in terms of decor (no frills!) but quite large. Overall, the room was fine for a 3 star hotel. The rooms and all the common areas (lobby, bar and dining room) were very clean. The hotel is reasonably close to the historic center of Palermo. In particular, it is at a walk distance from the outstanding "Capella Palatina". It is also conveniently located close to a train station where direct trains from the airport stop. The area around the hotel is not great (to say the least...) but I had no problem at all and I did not feel unsafe. The staff was not particularly friendly. Breakfast was poor (one type of bread, croissant, jam, honey, cornflakes, ham, cheese and butter).
The restaurant was reasonably good and not expensive (good value for the money).

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Brisbane Queensland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2009

The Foyer of the Hotel did not match the rest of the hotel. The foyer was really nice and once you got to your room it was more like a 2 star however the rooms were very spacious which was a plus. Monica and Marinella the girls on reception were very helpful and kind, the restaurant staff were great also everyone else seemed to have a staring problem which made us feel uncomfortable especially the breakfast staff.
The location of the hotel was not the greatest to walk around, the time we were there the garbage disposal men had gone on strike so there was 1-2 weeks of rubbish laying around on the streets some had been lit on fire which was quite unpleasant. The hotel is not in a area which reflects what you expect from the pictures displayed on the website. The internet was 10 euro for 3 hours which is quite pricey compared to other hotels in europe.
I would recommend going to Mondello Beach, so beautiful compared to where we were situated.
To all travellers - negotiate taxi prices before getting into the cab, we were charged 12 euro when we negotiated on the way to the hotel and we were then charged 18 euro on departure when we didn't negotiate a price.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Vac, Hungary
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2009

Secure underground parking, basic rooms, good position (close to the main attractions and the ring road).
The staff was helpful, but not very friendly. The wireless internet service is available at rooms, but not free, 3 EUR/30min.
Breakfast was boring: same in every day (croissant, jam, honey, cornflakes, ham, cheese).
Hotel surroundigs is not very reassuring, but we had not any problem.
Many groups (students, tourists) stayed at the hotel, rooms on the 6th floor are quiet and undisturbed.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank partics
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San Dona Di Piave, Italy
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54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2007

We stayed for 1 night in this modern, cheap and clean hotel.
The room wasn't luxurious but all the basic things were ok.
The position is quite good to see the city (very near to the underground station with trains to the airport) and the staff was kind to us.

  • Liked — the clean, simple furnishing
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kaesar_and_Topo
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2004

We stayed at the Athenaeum for three nights at the end of August 2004. The room was quite large and well equipped if rather basic in terms of decor. The breakfast was okay but the evening meal was very good and excellent value for money. The staff all spoke at least some English and were all very helpful and friendly. The area around the hotel is not great (little of Palermo appeared to be) but it is well positioned for access to the central sights being only 5 minutes walk from the Porta Nuova and the Roal Palace. It is also easy to find when arriving by car and reachable from the ring road without getting entangled in the traffic of central Palermo. It has a good (free) underground garage. The hotel is fully wheelchair accessible (though central Palermo certainly isn't!). Recommende as good value for money

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2004

i stayed at this hotel from 31 jan 2004 for 2 nights, the room was ok, but the shower waste was block,the stat for the air com didnt work, they did speek good english, not very good customer service,they would change pounds at the hotel,dinner time is limited to 8pm-10.30pm ok if u are local, not if u are a westerner!

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Additional Information about Albergo Athenaeum

Property: Albergo Athenaeum
Address: Via Luigi Giannettino 4, 90128, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Athenaeum 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
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