Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Hotel Columbia

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The main draw for me is the location of this hotel. It's located just off the main street, only a short walk from the Quattro Canti and couldn't really be more central for exploring Palermo. It's also not too far to walk from the train and bus station. The staff were friendly, spoke great English and welcomed us with a complimentary drink upon arrival which was nice after a very hot walk from the train station. Our room was a good size and clean with a comfy bed. We really enjoyed the breakfast buffet each day and there was a great selection of items from cereal, pastries, toast, cheese and meats along with juices and hot drinks. I'd definitely stay here again when visiting Palermo!

I'm afraid I can't write entirely positively about Hotel Columbia. Certainly it has charm and is well located, but the rooms need a facelift, the breakfast is nothing special (watered down juice) and the wifi in our room was barely functional.

Very comfortable room for the price. Helpful and obliging staff who catered to all our requirements. The reception staff were very pleasant and made us feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Only problem was that breakfast was not available as early as advertised and the waiter made no effort to speed things up. The food was good when it arrived! Very good location within easy walking distance of the main sights.

The obvious approach is up a dingy, dirty street, but once there it's fine. The location is actually very good - central. Despite the following comments it still is not a bad place to stay. The hotel is clean and well run. Wifi is minimal. At times it struggled to load google home page. Drainage in the bathroom is slow. If you run the shower hard the water overflows the low lip of the shower area & the hand basin is very slow to empty. (Room 103). Don't know if it is endemic. Breakfast is extensive & generous. Juices were watery & cornflakes stale.

We stayed at hotel Columbia for four nights during easter. our room was facing to a very small garden, no good view but it was quite, which we were happy. street side rooms might have a better view and sun shine. if you want sun shine in your room, i suggest you to request it. breakfast was good. Location is very good, very central, less then 2 minutes to quatrre canti. We walked everywhere. it was a good stay, recommend it.

I love this hotel - the staffs are so friendly and its so close to the central bus and train station- amazing breakfast and nice room located on the first floor - above all i love this hotel even though Friday night and Saturday night the music from the bar located near the hotel is so loud- I love the staff especially the old lady who works there ultimately friendly -highly recommend this hotel but not the Palermo- too dirty but trully suggests you will visit Taormina - perfect place for relaxing your mind- one more suggestion- do not ride a taxi from the central station- its trully ripp off - just do the walking- its so close to the hotel- and if you want to ride a taxi please bargain before you get in- Please 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

The room seemed to be a bit small but enough for 2 persons. Bathroom had a built in hair dryer but does not have hand soap or shampoo and conditioner. However, small and medium size towels were provided. There were extra pillow and blanket and small safe in the wardrobe. Tiny TV and air conditioner were also equipped. Staff are really friendly and welcoming, they gave us a welcome drink upon arrival :)! I highly recommend this hotel!

Easy walking to all the great sights in Palermo, clean and comfortable, and what a great staff! They couldn't have been more helpful. They gave me a map and showed me where everything I wanted to see was located, made train and bus arrangements, and even directed me to the best place for gelato in town! I highly recommend this hotel. Plus they have a fabulous breakfast for guests every morning! When I arrived, my plane came in an hour early and yet my transfer was right there waiting for me. And the hotel let me move right into my room even though it was 6 am and I'm sure that wasn't check in time. So I got in sleep for a few hours after a long flight before heading out to view the sites. I couldn't be happier!

Central, courteous staff, lovely rooms! As other reviewers have pointed out, the hotel is in a really excellent spot for visiting the historic city centre. We were also fortunate enough to have a beautiful view over Palermo´s rooftops from the window in our room. The room itself was clean and well-appointed. We enjoyed the decor- particularly that in the downstairs reception/breakfast area. The breakfast was excellent! possiamo solo suggerire più frutta fresca nel buffet a colazione. Comunque eccellente! The staff we met were all lovely, and couldn´t do enough to help us make the most out of our visit.

This hotel is located steps from the Quattro Canti, prime location and walking distance to all the sites. The staff is friendly and helpful, especially one gentleman with blue eyes and curly hair (didn't get his name). If you're not going to stay here, definitely stay somewhere north of Via Vittoria Emanuele because I found the south side a bit seedy.

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 Palermo Historical Center, 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 Castellammare and also a short walk from Cathedral of Palermo and Teatro Massimo.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, 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. Parking is EUR 10 per day (EUR 15 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 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

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 522 reviews