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Hotel Columbia

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for 4 nights, twin room. Fantastic location, on the doorstep of the historical quarter. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Room basic but has everything you need for a city break! Great restaurant a few minutes walk from the hotel, Bisso Bistrot. We went there twice as it was so good!

The staff were all very helpful especially with a booking mistake we had made. The hotel was ideally located right in the heart of the historic centre of Palermo, and was very good value. We would definitely stay there again.

We had a lovely three night break at this hotel. It is very well located right in the heart of the historic centre. The room was spotless and the entire place smelled clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was extremely good value for money especially as breakfast was included as well. The only negative was what I can only assume to be a rather noisy karaoke bar somewhere nearby that continued well after midnight on two nights of our three night stay. But this was only a small problem. The hotel itself was very quiet and the rooms and beds very comfortable. I thoroughly recommend this hotel for excellent value for money.

Hi I David Thom had a fabulous trip to Palermo in Sicily staying in the Columbus Hotel which I chose last year for the first time as central & good value! I returned this week for 4 nights to be given a lovely Double room although I booked a single so generous of the owners Erice & Alessandro who ably assisted by Claudio the waiter treated me Royally so efficient & friendly with no familiarity or condescension! I rate them & the hotel highly: Central! Clean! Quiet! Friendly service With the bonus of a delicious local hostelry Pane e Olive round the corner with lovely Yvonne as maitre d’ unfailingly patient with that Demanding Difficult David (Thom) questa volta Il Felice & Fortunato David

Thank you for the wonderful time I spent in your hotel! Hotel Columbia is located in the historic center, close to many tourist points. The interior of the hotel is quite authentic. Clean everywhere. The room in which I stopped, cozy, clean, beautiful interior, all the necessary amenities, hygiene products - everything is fine. In the room is enough fast wi-fi. Cleaned in the room every day, every three days changed bed-clothes and towels. Breakfasts are always fresh, varied. I would like to emphasize the hotel staff, all very friendly, delicate, always ready to help in any matter. Thanks for the great service! You are wonderful and I was happy spent my vacation in your hotel. Thanks to you, my trip was even better. To you want to come back again and I hope for a new meeting.

What an amazing find. Tucked away a few yards from one of the main streets of Palermo. There is a lot of renovation being carried out in the area but don't let this put you off, the hotel is a little gem and the staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful. The room was lovely and perfectly adequate for our stay. We arrived on the night train from Naples and they allowed us to check in immediately and although our room wasn't ready were happy for us to leave our cases and go off for an hour for s coffee while they prepared our room. On return they had put our cases in our room and we were able to shower and relax after our journey. Breakfast was a typical Italian breakfast with more than enough selection. A definite recommendation!

Hotel Columbia is but a step away from the busy historical centre.........and worth a stay despite the shabby street access (it`s being renovated). Our room was on the 3rd floor (no lift), wth good air conditioning and wi-fi. The shower was tiny, with a broken shower fastening, although water flow was decent, and the water hot. Security was excellent, and the staff pleasant. Would stay again

Tucked away from the main street is Hotel Columbia. Perfect spot close to all the amenities and the sights of Palermo. Rooms are very comfortable with ensuites. Staff are extremely helpful with lots of local knowledge. Be aware no lift. Would highly recommend.

Stayed for 4 nights and this hotel is ideal to visit all the sights by walking. The outside approach down a narrow street is untidy and entryway is by what looked like was originally a side door, but inside this hotel is very good, our room (105) was old fashioned but a good size and everything worked (even the WiFi for most of the time) Room was serviced daily and unlike some hotels which have a notice in the bathroom that the towels are not changed to help the environment but still do change them - this hotel has the notice and keeps to it. Good Italian breakfast, friendly helpful staff makes this hotel a good choice. The downside was we were affected by music noise from nearby bars. Also our airport transfer taxi because of the pedestrian areas around the hotel could not get close to the hotel and we had to walk a short distance. We arrived on a Sunday and this was an even longer walk but the driver helpfully guided us. We would recommend this hotel and our length of stay was perfect to see Palermo which is a beautiful vibrant city.

The location of the hotel is excellent, a short walk from all the attractions. It is just off the Via Maqueda (which is excellent for really feeling the vibe of Palermo). All the staff are very helpful and share their knowledge of Palermo) The hotel is clean and bedrooms made up every day to a high standard. The bathrooms are small but have everything needed. Breakfast is ok, you will be full. Just felt the offer could be improved with regard to higher quality, but saying that this is a two star hotel. As other reviewers have said the Wifi is very flakey (we couldn't get it in our bedroom) and lastly through no fault of the hotel (the laws in Palermo need changing) there are two bars that are very noisy so ask for a quiet room as the music can go on until 2am) All in all I would stay there again for its location/staff/cleanliness

Via Del Celso, 31 Palermo PA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Church of San Cataldo and Martorana
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Castellammare, Hotel Columbia is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Church of San Cataldo and Martorana. This 23-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Palermo and also a short walk from Cathedral of Palermo and Teatro Massimo.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, sip a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


The 23 rooms are air-conditioned and have desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Columbia enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per room one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 560 reviews