This is a great hotel, very new, furnished with many modern elements sucha as lights that turn on with movement. The interior design is excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. What I liked was the rooftop pool.
Palermo is the capital of Sicily. It is a city with charm to visit if you go to the south of Italy. Culturally it is not very rich but it has interesting squares, the theater, the cathedral, the botanical garden, its streets and cuisine, etc. If you like soccer you can go to see the Palermo for pretty cheap. I Saw Palermo-Inter for 30€, I was right by the field by the north goal. There are also nice beaches. From there you can go to Agrigento, Etna, etc.
The Hotel Bel Soggiorno was founded in 1908 and has been run by the same family for more than four generations. It's a 3-star hotel that has beautiful panoramic views of the sea and Mount Etna in the background. I didn't stay here, but I met some friends here for a drink on the terrace. We took some pictures of the breathtaking views of the sea and the bougainvillea that abound throughout Sicily.
I was happy with the choice of hotel Del Centro in Palermo, considering I booked online, and I would be there for 7 nights. Its location is very good, as it's less than 5 minutes from the central railway station in Palermo (trains arrive and depart from the airport. All trains go to other parts of the island, as well as Naples and Rome), and most intercity buses (also the airport). But also in the historical center, and within minutes you arrive at the port, or cathedral, or the vast majority of attractions in Palermo. The hotel is located on Via Roma, a popular area, full of shops of clothes, but few restaurants and terraces (incidentally, on the street and a little further up there is a very good place to go for dinner), but you'll have to follow the tiny little streets ... Attendance at the hotel was very good for the entire stay, and everyone was quite friendly. English-speaking receptionists and a decent breakfast are included in the room rate. In the same building there is a Bed & Breakfast (on another floor), and it has Wi-Fi (you have to request the username and password, and you get up to 72 hours to use it, and the staff gives you new ones if necessary). There is also a computer with an internet, but I tried it one day and it was quite slow. All public areas are renovated and are very nice. The room I happened to have was more basic, and had high ceilings and a bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. Everything was very clean and the balcony overlooking Via Roma really sold me, I don't know about anyone else. Ah! balcony doors are refurbished and the insulation is good, although some traffic does tend to get through. Anyway, it's a good recommendation, but I advise making reservations online while looking for deals because the base prices are quite expensive and because according to the time of year, the types of rooms change. Ah! I noticed that the elevators are a little wobbly because when I arrived (April 2012) they were finalizing the last of the renovations, but everything looked good to me.
The Mercure Palermo Excelsior is located in the shopping district of Palmero near the Giardino Inglese, Villa Garibaldi and the Villa Trabia. It's one of the oldest hotels in Palermo, and an ideal hotel for both tourists and business travelers. It's classically furnished but still offers all the most modern amenities.
This Bed & Breakfast is located in a beautiful ancient Sicilian palace in the center of Trapani on a pedestrian street. There are several different rooms with different prices. In Ai Lumi, the staff is very friendly, the rooms big and the breakfast nice.
I highly recommend this B & B for many reasons: The rooms are new, modern and cozy, with lots of nice little details, even in the bathroom, they are spotlessly clean, have wi-fi, the owner is lovely and makes you feel at home, the breakfast is incredible, he prepares coffee and offers you a wide range of sweet and savory pastries ... It was definitely the best b & b to be found throughout Sicily and also a very good price: 20 euros per person! Situated near the archaeological park, it is a quiet place with room to park and it is about a ten minute drive from downtown Syracuse.
I think I've mentioned that I arrived in [poi = 111771] Palermo [/ poi], the capital of Sicily, on a flight from Tunisia. It was a pretty split decision of mine: Tunisia's over, I'm going to Sicily! So, within one hour I passed from the white and blue of Tunisia to the baroque of Sicily. Weird, but fascinating. Everything had been so fast that I had not had a chance to book a hostel. The only information we had was from the internet: there was an 'albergo' near Stazione Centrale that was supposedly pretty good. I had to look up the address twice: I could not believe that this huge 17th-century palace in abslute shambles hid a somewhat
decent hostel. But I rang the bell, asked if they had a room, and they said yes. Unbelievable. To get to the 'raw pianta' I had to climb a staircase 30 feet wide and 20 feet high. Red and white marble everywhere, lavish lamps, columns, amazing windows, remains of frescoes, gargoyles guarding doorways, peeling paint, statues in every corner. Decadent, that's the word, but also beautiful. The albergo was great. The inside is completely renovated, the rooms are immaculate and the service is friendly.
Last week I spent three nights at this hotel to explore Palermo and its surroundings. The main reason for choosing it was the price: at 37 € for the double room it's real bargain since it is a three-star hotel. Its location is very good, in a commercial area with many shops and restaurants, and within walking distance of the historic center. In addition, the airport bus stops just a 5 minute walk away from the hotel in the Politeama Theater Square. We were two people and we were allocated a very spacious triple room with three beds, a wardrobe and a desk with a minibar and TV (we didn't use them). The bathroom was large and had a bath with a screen. There were also amenities such as gels, shampoo and hand soap. Of course, for that price there wasn't much in terms of furniture design or frills, but everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. Also, there was free WiFi in reception is you asked for the password. The price also included a continental buffet breakfast. There were normal croissants filled with jam, jam filled cake, toast, coffee, tea, water and juice. The truth is that the breakfast wasn't very god, but hey, for that price I did not expect a wonderful buffet, just enough to ease the hunger in the morning before going heading out. At that price I recommend this hotel.
This B & B is located on the outskirts of Trapani, in a very quiet (and somewhat hard to find) place that's isolated from all noise and the house that's 100 meters or more away. Our room had a balcony that overlooked the surrounding countryside, the mountains. It was tremendously peaceful. I only recommended this place if you have a car because you don't want to be close to Trapani, it's close to the airport. This population of this city, on the street "Via Ponte Salemi" at the end, at the end of the road, on the left-hand side. There is no sign to tell you when you're getting close, so we found it a little bit difficult. The room is old, but has lots of charm, there are photographs of the owner's wedding on the walls. The breakfast is not very abundant, but the owners are very friendly and we liked the place.
The Fiesta Athenée Palace Hotel is perfect for all the family. 45 km away from the capital of Sicily, this hotel offers a range of high value services. All rooms are equipped with bathroom, AC, TV, minibar and balcony. The hotel overlooks a private beach and has 3 pools. Children can play in up to 3 different clubs, while for adults there will be a disco and a piano bar. The wellness centre completes the facilities. Sicily is a wonderful place to discover. This location, halfway between Palermo and Cefalu, allows for visits to the best destinations on the island and the Mediterranean coast.
We have just returned from 5 days at this hotel. The rooms were a little small and I've never been in favor of putting carpet in a beach hotel. However I would recommend this hotel for its facilities. The hotel is built with good access to the beach, though you have to go up to get to it, to floor 6 (1 is the reception). Access to the beach and pool is very special because there is a very beautiful cave. On the left, there is a small beach that is shaded. On the right, the pool, with spectacular views, and the option of getting into the sea from a platform or down a ladder. The bar on the first floor is also very good, and the restaurant, although expensive, has good dishes. It offers a free shuttle to the center of Taormina. The restaurant Villa Antonio is two minutes walk from the hotel, a must visit if you stay there (see review).
Although it was a little difficult to find this hotel at night, our whole family loved it. It has the largest pool I've ever seen or swum in. And the panoramic views from the terrace can't be beat. Recently I have done renovations and have more than half of the completely renovated and indeed, very modern
The Hotel Villa Ducale is situated in green surroundings, 5 minutes from the hotel Parma. Inside there is a gym for guests. There is a modern lobby, with leather armchairs and fresh and modern decoration in the rooms. All are equipped with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.The Trattoria Dal Duca restaurant offers traditional dishes along with wine. There are 113 rooms.
Hotel De Curtis B & B is in Catania in Sicily in Italy. This place is really comfortable and cozy, big and safe with large rooms that are comfortable, with a great bathroom, sauna included). The location is centric and offers a good breakfast with variety. It has some very nice stairs inside the hotel. The service staff is pleasant and friendly.
The establishment Fiesta Hotel Athenee Palace is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the peace and quiet at this hotel. Everything is very well looked after. It has everything you need to make you feel at home, you'll have a great time here. You will not regret it. You will take away great memories.
The Santa Tecla Hotel is located in the city of Acireale. This charming place has rooms fully equipped to ensure guests' comfort. All rooms have: air conditioning hot / cold, high-speed Internt, WIFI, cable TV, bathroom with towels, hair dryer and toiletries such as shampoo, cream rinse, Body Lotion and high quality Shower Gel. At the reception area guests will find someone fully ready to help with any need. At the bar, you will be served within minutes.
On my trip to Sicily I discovered this bed & breakfast. What surprised me most was that it is located in Modica - when you walk in this city it seems impossible to find accommodation, It is a very cozy B & B in a city very different from anything he had seen. The charm of its owner, Angelita, is unbeatable. There are only 3 double rooms with bathroom, with all the details, candles, magazines and books. Breakfast is included and consists of the typical products of the area, like strawberry cake, melas picoline, juices, coffee, jam, almond cupcakes. All this for 60 €/night.
If you visit Taormina, I recommend that you stay in Letojanni, a small village at the descent of Taormina, on the slopes of Mount Taurus. I stopped at this 3-star hotel which as you'll see in the photos is simple but with plenty of space and lots of greenery in their enormous courtyard, where you can eat breakfast under umbrellas. It has a half-board, you hold if you want lunch or dinner. It is one block from the beach, which is better than the main entrance, as you'll see in the photos, which is very lively. There is a bus service every 20 minutes, departing from there and they have different routes and different destinations in Taormina, and that will take you to the center. They are economic and very punctual with the schedule.
The Hostal Al Pescatore is a very nice hotel suitable for family groups with children of all ages. The hotel has very comfortable and well equipped rooms. Breakfast is included in the package stay and is served in a buffet style. The hotel also offers free parking and pets are allowed on request.
We stayed at Hotel Le Dune Sicily in August 2007 for 8 days. The hotel is great, the room are big, neat, clean, pretty, and with all the amenities needed such as a minibar, TV, Phone, fitted wardrobes, a large window, comfortable beds, etc.. There is a big bathroom also, although the shower was a little awkward. There were good facilities, a nice pool, lots of greenery, ivy, bougainvillea, etc, a solarium next to the pool, and a restaurant where you can eat great, but that's the general trend in Sicily. The staff could not be more friendly, helpful 100%. We were on half board, I highly recommend the Sicilian CASATTA EXQUISITE, specifically the Hotel, mmmm more good things I've tried. The downside of all this is ... Catania, if we had known what it was like, we would have chosen to visit other prettier cities, such as Taormina, which is great, or Palermo or Syracuse ... With the stay in the hotel, you get a pass to the beach right in front, there is a "Lido", supermarket but there is nothing like our beaches. Catania does not have too many things to see, but we rented a car and toured the island. In short, I don´t have a single drawback regarding the hotel because we loved it for how comfy and very Mediterranean it was. There was delicious and varied cuisine and lovely staff. By the way, think twice before going to Sicily in July-August , it is so hot!
As soon as you arrive, you can feel the historical past of this building. Apparently it is an old monastery converted into a hotel. When you enter the hotel, you realize that it must haver been an abbey or monastery due to the narrow passageways, hidden corners and different locations of the rooms. Some rooms were on the outside as well. Others had an outlet nearby for access to the pools. The pools were not too bad, maybe a little small but well maintained. One was for adults and one for children. They are equipped with deck chairs around the edge so I could enjoy some Sicilian sun. The only downside were the wasps. In the lower part of the hotel there is a restaurant that does not belong to the same hotel, but it has a great kitchen, with typical Italian pizzas. The hotel has ample parking. Getting to the hotel is complicated and it is very easy to skip the entrance to the hotel. So if you go to this hotel, watch the directions carefully and look out for the flags hung at the entrance of the hotel. This hotel is located about 4 minutes drive from a long beach.
What a surprise! In the pulsating heart of Palermo, a few steps from the railway station, harbour and city centre, you step inside a beautiful door and find this B&B - a real oasis, hidden, smart, quiet, classy, economic, and above all, friendly. This B&B offers all the comforts you could need from a hotel. The standard rooms and suites are fabulous. I was surprised by such a low price!
The Anaka B&B is the ideal place to spend a few days in Agrigento. It is located right in the city centre, in a quiet and peaceful spot, where you can easily reach all the city's tourist attractions. The renovated rooms are spacious, and offer a beautiful view of the Mediterranean and the oldest part of the city.
Hotel President has many rooms decorated and fully equipped with bathrooms and cable tv. Its facilities were designed to have a good time in each one of them. It is in a perfect location which offers the ability to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes. It has attractions for all ages.