Stayed twice for business for two nights each in April and May 2012. The hotel is not bad, has very large rooms and is clean. They supply slippers and robes in the rooms. One room had only a shower (no big deal as I never take baths) and the other a bath/shower. The bathrooms were also stocked with small bottles of their own shower gel/shampoo/lotion.
Free Wifi is provided by the hotel.
The location is excellent and right around the corner from the airport bus stop-Politeama.
The room decor is nothing special and pretty spartan. Although not a fault of the hotel, the American Bar/Restaurant which is right across the street plays extremely loud music very late into the night. I travel with ear plugs, and both times I could still hear the music. This seems to be a problem with most rooms as most face the street.
The breakfast buffet is one of the worst breakfast buffets I've encountered during my many business trips to Italy. Stale breads, stale cakes, eggs that you wouldn't want to eat, fruit salad which consists of cut up pieces of apples and canned fruit. Yogurt and cereal. The staff working in the restaurant room stood around and chatted most of the time. A lot of updating needs to be done here. The breakfast was, well, disgusted as agreed upon between myself and my colleague.
If you can get a good price, then the hotel is acceptable. Just bring your own ear plugs and have breakfast somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegance of the Court of Frederick II it reflects in this beautiful 4 star hotel, located in the very heart of Palermo City center.Our Hotel born from the restoration of the old Palace of Prince Granatelli and through an expert architectural revalidation that turned it into a refined environment, decorated with antique furnishings and paintings.The enviable location of the hotel, situated in a quiet and residential area, exactly halfway from both main Theatres of Palermo- The Politeama Garibaldi Theatre and the Massimo Theatre, makes of it an ideal place both for those who are travelling for business or who wants to have a nice and relaxed holiday in Palermo.Our staff remains at Your disposal , and will ensure You all the assistance and help to discover all the particular and characteristic corners of the historical Town and directions to find the most fashionable and exclusive shopping area, all this in order to make Your stay a very special one!The Entrance of the Grand Hotel Federico II, opens to an elegant foyer that leads into several spacious lounges lovingly furnished.The lounge bar with the adjacent reading room, may offer You relaxed hours choosing between an assorted selection of teas, herbal infusions, and local distilled.For a more enjoyable and comfortable stay, The Hotel offers guests’ disposal:Reception and Concierge service open 24 Hours;Luggage Storage;Wi-Fi free throughout the Hotel;Reservation – purchase airline Tickets / web Check-in;Office Services (telefax-photocopies);Outdoor parking area for luggage loading and unloading;Secure Car Park on request with payment;Assistance for service to rent a car with or without Driver;Shuttle service from/to Airport on request with payment;Laundry Service;Meeting rooms with technical equipment;Spaces for events, celebrations and meetings;Restaurants and banquets ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Palermo
- Hotel Federico II - Central Palace Palermo, Sicily