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“Good location and reasonable rate”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Elite

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Hotel Elite
Ranked #57 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good location and reasonable rate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2006

Palermo is a wonderful city, but can be quite confusing.
The staff was very helpful with directions.
The double room, with two beds was large and clean, as was the bath.
There were various bus stops nearby, and just a few blocks away was the bus stop to the airport.
Just around the corner was some of the best pizza we have ever eaten.
Definitly would stary there again.

  • Liked — The price and cleanliness
  • Disliked — We liked everything
  • Tips/Secrets — No
  • Stayed May 2005, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jordy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2006

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a combined 6 nights during our travels in Sicily.

PROS:
Great service and very personal - spend more than one night here and you'll get to know Orsola or one of the may other friendly young staff members.

Great location. You're just a block away from all the shopping you'll ever desire. And just a few more away from the heart of the old town. The hotel is located in such a place that if you go north, south, west or east for a just a few blocks you will stumble across a tourist attraction.

Social scene: For those young or single, you've got two easy places to access. Down the Via Maqueda towards the Theatre Massimo, you'll find the old town bars and pubs with a mid-twenties crowd. For those in the their late twenties or older, or just looking to be transported to Manhattan, there's a great cosmopolitan yuppie bar called Tribeca just downstairs from the hotel. Yep, they serve oysters on the half shell and sushi.

Decent breakfast: A great assortment of breads, pastries and jams accompanied by croissants and fresh cappuccino is always assured to fill you up for the start of the day.

CONS:
Television is tiny and the internet connection is spotty/very slow.

Bathroom shower stall is VERY small. And the bathroom towels feel like sandpaper - biggest negative of our stay.

No real window views to speak of.

Other than that, try to stay on the 5th floor, not the 4th. The former has bigger rooms with carpeting in the hallways to mute external sounds.

  • Liked — Great location, great service
  • Disliked — Tiny bathroom, sandpaper towels, no window views
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for a room on the 5th floor. And remember, the hotel is located on the 4th/5th floow of the building.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank nextmike
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2006

The Hotel Elite is a fun little hotel. It has a terrific location next to shops and a business district. The bus is at the end of the block. The first impresssion is a little off-putting. You have to figure out how to negotiate the elevator and on which floor you need to get to. The room was very small, but clean. The view was of a balcony with laundry. The staff was very helpful and friendly. A nice continental breakfast. An opera singer practicing livened up the experience!

  • Liked — quaintness, location in city
  • Disliked — view, 4th/5th floor of building
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Zep
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2005

Great Hotel, best position, good value for money.
Rooms very clean

  • Stayed July 2005
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3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2005

We stayed at this hotel for three nights at the beginning of our trip to Sicily and really liked this hotel. It's a small hotel with clean comfortable rooms and with outstanding service. Alfonso, the man at desk - when we were there he was on for 12 hour shifts - was extremely helpful and friendly. He recommended restaurants in the area, sights to see and how to get there by bus, and also helped resolve some problems we had.

I highly recommend this hotel. One suggestion - they should publish good driving directions from the airport - the car rental place gave us directions but we got hopelessly lost for a while trying to find the hotel.

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7 Thank foodandwine2015
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Property: Hotel Elite
Address: Via Mariano Stabile 136, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Politeama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elite 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Palermo's elegant shopping district, 500 metres from the city's port, Hotel Elite offers air-conditioned rooms decorated with frescoes showing various Palermo landmarks.Rooms at the Elite Hotel come with a minibar and a TV with satellite and pay-per-view channel. Your day begins with a buffet breakfast that includes a variety of healthy food as well as fresh fruit.Guests can enjoy a drink at Elite's bar before dinner at a local restaurant, recommended by the hotel staff.Teatro Massimo and Politeama Garibaldi theatres are both just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, which has excellent public transport links around Palermo. ... more   less 
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Hotel Elite Palermo, Sicily

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