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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

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MADforTra...
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just like home”
Reviewed September 5, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Awesome clean and spacious apartment. Lots of light, great AC. Perfect location with tons of options for snacks and meals. Close to nightlife, safe. Carrefour market about a 5 minute walk. Wonderful helpful friendly owner. Chiara was amazing. I can't say enough about her. She was so responsive. We never hesitated to contact her and she got back to us right away. She helped with lost luggage and any requests or questions we had. The building is secure and clean. Amazing experience. Three of us stayed for 10 days and we all had enough space. I can't say enough about the apartment or Chiara. Don't hesitate to choose Xirba!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2017
Dear guests ,
Thank you for your super nice feedback.
I am so happy to read that you had a good stay at Xirba. Also thank you for mentioning all the nearby conveniences.
It was a pleasure for me to meet and host you.
Rest assured that if you want to get back to Palermo, you have your home-away-from-home here.
All the very best,
Chiara
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Michael P
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect location, amazing host and a beautifully kept apartment!!!”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
3
people found this review helpful

in the heart of Old Town Palermo. A simply amazing location within minutes (5) to walk to the ocean front and minutes to walk to all the historical sites. The main street Via Roma and Via Emmanule are literally 5 minutes away. There are many fabulous restaurants located with a 5 minute walk of the apartment. We did not rent a car or a scooter. We walked everywhere and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Chiara, our host, where do you start with the kind words. Upon arrival at the Palermo airport she arranged for a private car to pick us up and drive us to the apartment. Once at the apartment she took the time to go over every location that is a must see in Palermo, offered dinner suggestions, and showed us all the amenities of the beautiful apartment. The apartment was immaculately spotless. We travel several times a year and this was, by far, the best accommodation we have rented. We have not been disappointed in any of out rentals but Chiara's place was far above the rest. She had bought us a bottle of wine and desserts as a welcoming present for our 30th anniversary. Thank you for making
our stay extra special. You are truly a great person!!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 12, 2017
My dearest guests,
I am speechless: it' so heartwarming to read such a beautiful revuew. Thank you so much for your positive and sincere feedback. Your marvelous comment push me to do even better.
It is always a pleasure to meet wonderful people like you. You have been great guests and I want to thank you for having left the apartment super neat and tidy. Thank you also for mentioning the amenities my apartment has to offer and all the conveniences around the area.
Should you come back to my city again, rest assured you will always have your home-away-from-home here.
All the very best to you,
Chiara
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Jason M
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Apartment / Great Host”
Reviewed June 7, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The apartment is well situated with good restaurants close by. Everything you need is provided and Chiara is a charming, welcoming and informative host. Lovely outlook from the little terrace - a surprise in the centre of the old town. We can thoroughly recommend this apartment.
Eating tip: A'nica - 135 Via Alloro on the other side of the courtyard
Wine bar tip: Cana Enoteca - 105 Via Alloro.
Both are within a few minutes walk.

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Management Response
Jun 9, 2017
My dear guests,
Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to share your positive experience of both Xirba and Palermo. I have really appreciated your sincere feedback and I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for mentioning the restaurant and bar you like the most. That will definitely help future travelers make their choice.
I look forward to welcoming you back one day.
All the best,
Chiara
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Reviewed December 5, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2016
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your kind feedback and for mentioning how comfortable was staying at my place and I would gladly have you again at my apartment.
Wish you all the very best,
Chiara
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elenamurr...
Canberra, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Light filled, spacious apartment in the heart of old Palermo”
Reviewed October 10, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The Xirba apartment is truly a gem: one of the very best apartments I have stayed iin. The apartment is very spacious, modern and light filled, very well set up, and in the most interesting, historic area of Palermo: all the important galleries, museums and churches are within easy walking distance. Chiara is a welcoming, very well organised host who speaks flawless English. We left regretfully with the firm intention of returning for a longer stay.

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Liked best: The space.
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2016
My dear guests,
Than you for your much appreciated feedback and for giving my place a perfect rate.
It has been a pleasure to host you. The fact that you wrote that my apartment was one of the best you ever stayed in means a lot to me.
Honestly, with the many rental choices available in my city, I am honoured that you chose mine!
I really look forward to welcome you again on your next trip to Palermo. You will be my most welcome guests!

Kind regards,
Chiara
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Malcolm S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything they say is true”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We were partly attracted to this apartment by all the positive reviews and want to add ours to the collection. Th apartment was comfortable well equipped and attractively decorated. The location is brilliant and very near the city centre. Chiara was great; we arrived not knowing what to do with our car. She took us to a nearby garage and sorted everything. She also helped us in other ways and we cannot speak highly enough of her and the apartment. If we returned to Palermo we would certainly want to stay here.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2016
Dear guests,
Thank you so much for your positive and candid review and for choosing to stay at my place.
It has been a pleasure hosting you and helping you out with what you needed.
I am so glad you mentioned the amenities that make being away from home much easier, as I enjoy the opportunity to create an amazing experience for each and every guest.
I look forward to hosting you again if a future travel brings you back to Palermo.
All the best,
Chiara
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Aussies54
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment in central location”
Reviewed September 13, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We really enjoyed our time in Palermo, and in particular our stay in this apartment. On our arrival, Chiara provided a very warm welcome, walked us through a very comprehensive file of information on the area and we even got a bonus introductory Italian lesson. The gift pack of speciality ice creams Chiarra left in the freezer were a very thoughtful touch.

The apartment is very well situated in the old part of the city. It is only about a 10 minute walk to the central train station from where you can also catch a bus transfer to the airport. Two large supermarkets are within a short walking distance, as are all major points of interest in the old city.

The apartment has recently been renovated, is very spacious and very tastefully decorated. The balcony has a pleasant outlook over a courtyard containing palm trees. It has everything you could wish for and Chiara has gone to great lengths to make her guests feel at home. The bed was very comfortable and the extra pillows we had requested were waiting for us. The air-conditioning was very effective and the wi-fi was quite fast and reliable.

Should we return to Palermo we would love to stay at Xirba again and would not hesitate to recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2016
Dear June and Andrew,
First and foremost, I would really like to thank you for your sincere and kind words and the time you took to share them with other TripAdvisor travelers.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at my place.
I also want to thank you for mentioning the amenities my property has to offer and the conveniences and main sights which are within a short walking distance.
Your positive comments sounds like a reward to me, as I strive to do better with each and every stay.
Should you consider to visit Palermo again, do not hesitate to contact me, as you will always be my most welcome guests.
All the best my new Australian friends,
Chiara
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