$157 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 6, 2014 Check-out: Oct 7, 2014

Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo

4 stars
Via Roma, 398, Palermo, 90139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
18 reviews
Great stay.

Hotel staff was great, we'd booked a room with two beds but got a room with only one. They gave us... See full review

  • coastingclouds
  • Oct 5, 2013
A Treat of a Retreat

The Grand Hotel etc is a wonderful, atmospheric and slightly faded hotel which cannot but evoke... See full review

  • TomO
  • May 7, 2014
The Hotel is created in 1874 from the old mansion of the aristocratic Ingham-Withaker family and subsequently decorated in the Art Nouveau style, the Grand Hotel et des Palmes has welcomed Wagner, Francesco Crispi and numerous other reown personalities. The Hotel also provides ballroom, banquet, bar, business centre, concierge, conference facilities, currency exchange, wireless-internet, lift/elevator, lobby, non-smoking rooms, reception, restaurant, room service and safe deposit box.

Hotel Map

38.1241 13.3593
Area served
Palermo.
Nearby airports
Palermo Falcone - Borsellino International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is 1km from the port and 2km from the main railway station. It can easily reached by car via the A19 and A29 motorways, folllowing the signs to the city centre.

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Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo Rooms

Double/Twin Deluxe Room
Our Deluxe rooms offer you comfort, privacy and technology to make your stay a very relaxing one. These spacious, light rooms are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. The table and armchairs are ideal for breakfast in the room.
Junior Suite
Enjoy the extra space our elegant Junior Suites offer. They comprise a lounge with sofa and a sleeping area. They are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. These junior suites are equipped with a king-size bed or twin beds with the possibility of adding an extra bed.
Double/Twin Room
Feel at home in these spacious guest rooms. They are decorated with soft colours which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. Modern commodities such as a mini-bar and individually controlled air conditioning have been added for extra comfort.
Double/Twin Room Plus
These spacious guest rooms are perfect for business travellers and holiday makers. They are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. Modern commodities such as a mini-bar and individually controlled air conditioning have been added for extra comfort.
Suite
Enjoy the luxury of our amazing senior suites. They comprise a lounge with sofa and a sleeping area and give onto a private balcony or a terrace. They are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Palermo Train Station: 1.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel's congress spaces with marble, stucco decorations and inlaid ceilings are ideal to host high-profile meetings and events. The main ballroom, the Sala Caminetto, can host up to 180 delegates. The historic Sala Wagner, named after the musical genius who resided in this hotel, is adorned with precious stucco designs making any occasion an unforgettable event. It can seat up to 80 delegates. The two smaller rooms, the Sala Ustica and Lipari, have a capacity of 30 and 20 delegates. The splendid Salone degli Specchi and Sala Azzurra are also available for banquets, cocktails and special events.

Dining

La Palmetta
The elegant La Palmetta restaurant, on the ground floor, seats up to 100 guests and offers a wide selection of classic Mediterranean specialities, enriched with international flavours.
Il Gattopardo
Il Gattopardo bar is a charming venue with a nineteenth century atmosphere, decorated with precious silk and red-purple velvet. A sophisticated location to enjoy cocktails and drinks. An unrivalled environment of crystal glass with a lavishly decorated ceiling

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TomO
Milton keynes
May 7, 2014

A Treat of a Retreat

The Grand Hotel etc is a wonderful, atmospheric and slightly faded hotel which cannot but evoke feelings of another century. I've never stayed in a hotel with such individual style. And the facilities are very good, the rooms clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms spacious with a bath in which I could really stretch out. The staff were efficient and courteous. Everyone should try the experience of a predinner cocktail in the hotel reception room.... you get a decent drink and plenty of side nibbles. And there are plenty of spacious function rooms on the ground floor to which one can retreat and have a quiet read in 19th century surroundings, If you have the money to spend it may be worth your while to check out their dinner menu (not promoted very well hence we only learned of it on our last night but the dining room looked and sounded very lively).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cross Via Roma from the hotel entrance and turn left Turn right, down the first road you come to and walk towards the harbour. less than 100m there are good restaurants on either side of the road. Or turn left after crossing Via Roma and turn left down the first road you come to and walk towards the harbour. After 300m there is a good restaurant on the left side of this road. All are friendly and have generous portions of good food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
M Stanyon
UK
Oct 5, 2013

Grand hotel in central Palermo

We were very happy with our stay, the room was comfortable and clean and breakfast was plentiful. Only complaint was not enough staff at breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
coastingclouds
New York, New York
Oct 5, 2013

Great stay.

Hotel staff was great, we'd booked a room with two beds but got a room with only one. They gave us another room free of charge. Great location, beautiful hotel, nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PennyR
London
Aug 26, 2013

Great hotel, good location, fabulous decor

We absolutely loved our stay here. The breakfast room is stunning, as is the buffet breakfast. Really comfortable rooms, very clean. The location is perfect for walking around Palermo. Easy to find as it is on a main street and yet the room was quiet at night. Staying here made our short break in Palermo really special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Don't bother booking the advertised excursions to Mondello beach - the public bus is just 5 mins from the hotel and cheap. Cefalu is beautiful and easy to reach by the regular train service.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael globetrotter
Lyon, France
Apr 26, 2013

A Grand Hotel from Another Era

This grande dame of a hotel will transport you back in time. With the brass, red carpets, ornate salons and antiques, you can just imagine the likes of Wagner composing Parsifal here (he did), spies, diplomats and politicians mixing over glasses of Marsala (they did). But fortunately the rooms have been modernized where it counts (the bathrooms). Staff were super friendly and helpful, breakfast was sumptuous and served in a beautiful, ornate dining room, and location was very convenient just on the edge of the historical district within easy walking distant to sites, restaurants and nice shops. If you are looking for the predictable sameness of a Hilton or a Hyatt, look elsewhere. If you want to stay in a hotel like hotels used to be, you won't be disappointed here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

For a real back-in-time experience, have a drink in the historical hotel bar and pretend you are scheming to create (or destroy) a new government.

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Review of Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tc66
Sw11
Feb 25, 2013

Very grand

It was really central, convenient and clean. The staff couldn't do enough for us, as so helpful. Would definitely go back there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leigh
London
Sep 23, 2012

Faded Glamour but great location

The location of the hotel was great. The rooms were large and clean. Breakfast was good if you got there early.. ..things seem to run out quickly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Atomised12
London
Sep 17, 2012

Classic central hotel

This is a perfectly reasonable hotel which is good value if booked in advance. It's very central, but our room (which was on a side street) was surprisingly quiet in the morning. The general feeling of the place was of a stately hotel in decline, with everything looking a little worse for wear. That said, our room was beautifully furnished - everything in it was modern and good quality including the shower and bed which were both huge. There is parking which costs an extra 21 euros a day but it's pretty convenient - you just hand in your keys at reception and they move the car to a garage for you - it only takes 20 mins to return it when you need it. Breakfast was included and it was fine - there was a nice touch of including sparkling wine as part of the buffet. The staff were fine and all spoke pretty good English, but they only get 3 because our room was late to be prepared and, when it was, no one thought to tell us so we had to ask again. The room was also difficult to find and ideally we would have been given directions. It's a classic hotel and somewhere very different to stay in Palermo. There are less stuffy places (though again, the room was fine, it was more the other areas that seemed a bit run down), and the bar closes a bit early, but overall if you can get this for a good price then it's worth a go - the main entrance hall and breakfast room in particular are wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

the catacombs are something that's completely different to do, but well worth a look if you're not too squemish.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lisilu
New York
Aug 29, 2012

Overall Great!

Very clean and beautiful hotel. Breakfast was amazing, beds were super comfortable. Only problem: No free internet...for the price I would have expected it to be included. I paid 13 Euros for 24hours..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Plan on eating dinner later in the evening in Palermo!

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Review of Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lulubel
Palermo
Aug 20, 2012

Great location for tourist.

A traditional hotel maintained extremely clean and inviting. Staff is very helpful and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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