One of Palermo's most exclusive hotels is housed in a splendid art deco villa on the main road linking Palermo to the coastal villages of Vergine Maria and Acquasanta. Built at the beginning of the last century as a residence for a wealthy Palermo family, Grand Hotel Villa Igiea subsequently became a hospital before its transformation into the luxury hotel it is today. Situated on the outskirts of the city in a setting of outstanding natural beauty, its enviable seafront location and exotic garden add to its reputation as one of the island's most beautiful places in which to stay.
Hotel Ambasciatori is in Palermo’s city centre, 200 metres from the train station and a 10-minute walk from the port. It features a panoramic rooftop terrace, and air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet and Wi-Fi. Rooms offer a private bathroom with shower. Breakfast and drinks served from the bar can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the historic city. Gluten-free options can also be requested. The on-site restaurant serves local Sicilian cuisine. The Ambasciatori provides a warm, relaxed atmosphere and professional service. On summer evenings it organises activities featuring classical and jazz music. A shuttle service from/to Palermo Falcone e Borsellino Airport can be organised on request.
Overlooking Via Libertà and the Inglese gardens, the Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is an Art Deco hotel that promises classic luxury in the heart of historic Palermo. Built in 1892 for the Palermo world fair, its antique furniture and superb crystal chandeliers are just some of the features that give the hotel its sophisticated appeal. Rooms are beautifully appointed with all the necessary comforts for a pleasant stay. Classic rooms feature marble bathrooms, plush beds and flat-screen TVs while those looking to splurge can opt for the luxurious Junior suite complete with private balcony and mesmerizing city views.
This hotel's modern glass façade belies the real age of one of Palermo's oldest hotels, whose elegant, belle époque interior has welcomed a host of illustrious guests over the years, including Wagner, Maupassant and Miller. The renowned four-star Hotel Des Palmes Palermo is a historical landmark in the island of Sicily. The Art Nouveau structure was built in the 19th century and is conveniently located near major attractions in the city such as the Massimo and Politeama theatres, Palermo Port and Ruggero Settimo. The hotel offers rooms that are traditionally decorated which give off an oddly comforting ambiance to guests, to make them feel at home with stucco ceilings and Italian marble interiors. Guests also get to experience an authentic Sicilian breakfast, which is a wide spread of local breakfast dishes. Several important aesthetic improvements were made in 1907 under the direction of famous Art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile.
NH Palermo overlooks the promenade and together with the bastions, limits the old city walls. Easily reached from the port and the main station, it is popular among groups of tourists. The Palermo Pier is a five-minute walk away, making this the perfect base to explore the region. Mediterranean gardens provide moments of serenity in the city center and allow guests to fully soak in the Sicilian sunshine. There is an outdoor pool for guests and a gourmet restaurant serving the best of the region in charming settings.
Featuring a terrace and set in the heart of Palermo, Hotel Plaza Opéra is just 150 metres from the Politeama Theatre. The rooms offer elegant parquet floors and a flat-screen satellite TV. WiFi is free throughout. All air-conditioned rooms are either decorated with serigraphs by great modern painters, or with original 18th-century French engravings inspired by Jean de la Fontaine’s fables. Some rooms come with a spa bath. The Plaza Opéra Hotel boasts a spacious lobby, with antique paintings and furniture, works by contemproary artists, and state-of-the-art design. There is a cosy lounge bar, and breakfast includes delicious local specialities and a selection of organic products. Buses run from Palermo and Trapani airports, and stop 100 metres and 20 metres from the hotel respectively. Private transfers can also be booked at reception.
One of the most popular 3 star hotels in Palermo, the Gallery House is a treasure trove of homely style and comfort. The hotel offers all the major modern amenities that one can imagine in their warm and classy rooms. The decor is uniquely Sicilian with charming paintings and furniture. In the true spirit of Italian hospitality, the staff here is attentive and efficient, thus promising you a pleasant stay.
Set in a renovated 18th-century building, Hotel Porta Felice is nestled in the heart of the city. A few steps away from the Tyrrhenian Sea, this elegant hotel is a beautiful blend of the old and new. Their warm sunny colors in the swank rooms give it an appealing look, while the balconies give panoramic views of the city and its coast. Get pampered in the spa with massages and beauty treatments or workout in the fitness area. Take in the scenery while having a delicious meal in their terrace restaurant or unwind over a drink or two in the bar. Explore the surroundings complete with historic and cultural attractions as well as gastronomic delights. You can be sure of a memorable stay at the Hotel Porta Felice.