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Hotel Columbia

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

A very centrally situated small hotel even though the access from Via Maqueda is via a narrow shabby side street - offering complimentary wifi (which sometimes weak) and a good Italian breakfast. The hotel is very well maintained and very clean and safe. The staff are fluent in English and very polite - I would definitely stay there if I ever visited Palermo again

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!

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

Hotel Columbia places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions 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 536 reviews