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.
Butera 28 is a great place to soak in lush Mediterranean beauty while enjoying the grandeur of a 17th Century Italian Palazzo. Despite its thick walls, the 11 apartments are equipped with modern amenities. They range in size from 35 to 180 square meters (377 to 1937 square feet). The basic apartments comprise of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The costlier ones have luxuries like fireplaces, dressing rooms and terraces. Lush hotel gardens separate the ancient building from the Bay of Palermo. The palazzo was the last home of the famous Sicilian novelist, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
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.
Quinto Canto Hotel & Spa is set right in the middle of Palermo’s historic centre, at the Quattro Canti crossroads. Rooms are spacious and stylish. This beautifully restored 16th-century building also features a spa. The luxurious rooms include top-quality furnishings, a plasma-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a patio or a balcony, and some feature a terrace overlooking the Church of San Giuseppe dei Teatrini. The restaurant La Locanda del Gusto serves high-quality cuisine noted in various guide books. Mediterranean and Sicilian dishes are made with fresh local ingredients. The best Sicilian, Italian and international wines are available. Elegant and modern, Quintocanto Hotel & Spa has a reading room and a TV room. After a day visiting the city, guests can unwind at the spa, which features saunas, whirlpools, and Turkish baths. Massages and beauty treatments can also be booked.
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.
Built in 1892, this luxurious hotel close to delightful Quattro Canti square offers excellent service in the elegant surroundings of an ancient 18th-century palazzo. Restored to suit the modern traveler, the hotel interior's classic décor brings a refined elegance to the surroundings, while the splendid dining room of the house restaurant, Sala ai Tetti, provides guests with a bird's-eye view of the city's historic center. Equipped with modern amenities, cozy beds and a soothing atmosphere, the rooms ooze with a peculiar vintage charm, that makes stepping outside seem like a major task.
Located across from the Teatro Massimo, Massimo Plaza Hotel is part of the "Hotel de charme" project. It offers personalized services and comforts, from breakfast served in your room to a morning paper. The elegant interior is styled with period furniture, and the extremely comfortable rooms are air-conditioned and soundproof, to drown out the noisy local traffic. In the heart of the city's cultural hub, this hotel is close to entertainment venues as well as nightlife and dining options, making it an excellent choice. Savor an afternoon tea while enjoying a view of Piazza Verdi at the restaurant's tea room.
Conte Camillo, located in the historic centre of Palermo is a charming Bed & Breakfast. Ideally located near most of Palermo's major tourist attractions like the Cattedrale di Palermo, Teatro Politeama Garibaldi, Palazzo dei Normanni, this hotel is housed in the vintage Miceli Palace. The spacious rooms are elegantly furnished and come replete with basic modern amenities to make your stay a comfortable one.
Located in Palermo's shopping district, 500 metres from the port, Hotel Elite offers air-conditioned rooms decorated with frescoes showing various Palermo landmarks. Rooms at the Elite Hotel come with a minibar, safe, and a LED TV with Sky and international channels. 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. You can also book beach services directly at reception. Transport to/from Palermo and Trapani Airports can be arranged on request.