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“Grand Hotel & Great Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Hotel et Des Palmes

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Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
Ranked #22 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
Anna Maria Island, FL
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246 reviews
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“Grand Hotel & Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

The hotel is in a grand historical setting. Looked at the other reviews and do not agree on the 'condition & service' negatives. We found the condition, breakfast and staff highly acceptable. ONE complaint; they charge an arm & leg for WiFi! This makes then a three star hotel in my book. The folks across the street, "Colazione da Tiffany" are more than welcome to share either their lap-top or WiFi. Sometimes a small charge & sometimes free. A coffee or thankyou tip worked for me. Hotel is a great location for walking to shopping or grocery store.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Hotel in need of renovation. Upholstery in lobby very faded and dirty. Rooms were large but carpeting was so filthy and stained we insisted on a room change. The 2nd room wasn't much better. You could see the black dirt path on the hall carpets where people walk. Large stains in the 3 rooms my family stayed in. Internet did not work the 3 days we were there. Noisy streets around the hotel.

Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012 via mobile

Grand hotel et des palmes is one of the most beutiful hotels and buildings in the city of palermo. Its rooms are very spacious and clean. The staff was very nice and they spoke very good english. Everything in this hotel was beutiful. Palermo is a beutiful city with many things to do. Dont miss the teatro massimo, politeama, the cathedral, the catacombs, and the great shopping districts such as via vittorio emanuele. The food in palermo is excallent. For great sicilian cuisine go to the antico foccacieria san francesco. If you need to get to the train station of palermo take the 101 bus on via roma. Overall great stay and great city.

If your staying in palermo during the summertime dont miss mondello beach. It is beutiful!

Stayed May 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

The history alone of this hotel is worth the stay. The rooms, the ghosts of the stories & secrets that took place within those walls & of those who walked the halls. But beyond all of that, the hotel is beautiful and still retains its classic splendour in each & every detail. The staff werevery warm, helpful and accomodating in every way. It was quiet, the food was wonderful & I couldn't imagine a better place to spend time while in Palermo.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Stayed at this hotel for one night in march 2012. The room we had was fantastic - very smart and large. The bathroom was great too. We did NOT find the hotel to be shabby and run down as some people have commented. It is very old and as such yes there are some bits that could do with a new coat of paint, but in general it was very pretty and smart. Breakfast was supposed to end at 10.30 but when we arrived at 9.45 they were already packing things away which made us feel a bit rushed and in the way. The food and choice was good though.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel et Des Palmes

Property: Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
Address: Via Roma 398, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Palermo
#18 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel et Des Palmes 4*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATED IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF PALERMO, SICILYFounded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand decor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to make your stay a memorable one. The recently restored restaurant, bar and banquet room can host all your personal and professional events in great style turning them into unforgettable moments. ... more   less 
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