Hotel Garibaldi4.0 out of 5.0
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On arrival we were given a room that was not in accordance with our booking and it was not of the same standard but upon bringing this issue up with the concierge we were given, the next day, a comparable room to the one we had booked. It was adequate in size with an en-suite, a/c, clean and with a comfortable bed. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to tourist sites, restaurants and shops. Provides a good continental breakfast. Staff were very helpful. Secure parking is available.
The hotel is in a very good area where all the designer shops are also situated. It is a short stroll from the teatro massimo and just next to the politaema. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast is superb, seving a mixture of both English and Continental. The only downside ia that the minibar is a tad pricey, which puts you off using it. For the price paid one cannot ask for anything more. Verry happy!
Hotel Garibaldi is centrally located in Palermo, close to shops, restaurants and public transport. It's central location can make it a bit noisy - especially on the weekends. Our room was small compared to others we saw in the hotel and the shower over a deep bath could be challenging for some travelers-ask for a room with a separate shower if this is the case as they do have them. One of the few Italian hotels with tea making facilities in the room. Breakfast was reasonable but a bit chaotic when busy as it's split between 2 rooms. We attempted to settle our bar bill the night before an early departure only to be told to come back after midnight. It seemed unnecessary officious, but then the staff were mostly unhelpful with a few exceptions. Management should know how much rudeness takes away from the overall experience no matter what the standard of the accommodation. On a happier note, the central spiral staircase is a delight, and we rarely used the lifts!
City centre Hotel on a busy road. Looks like a City business building. Access via a sometimes slippery slope down to a -1 level Reception. Check in was OK. Lifts small. Room was OK, nice toiletries, clean room, small balcony, AC was controlled by Reception who were slow at making changes requested. Limited TV channels. Small WiFi / Lounge area on -1 Level. Breakfast was chaotic, spread over several rooms, with often non associated items in the same area. Often ran out of cups and plates. Surly waiters. Check out = perfunctory.
I stayed for two nights at Hotel Garibaldi, it is very well located and the service is excellent. The staff know their job, breakfast was excellent and it was only a short walk to the main street where Teatro Massimo is and all the shops are. Very close to the bus stop to go to the beach, Mondello. I recommend Hotel Garibaldi.
Our group used this hotel for a one-night stop after taking a very early arrival flight. We gained a day of sightseeing in Palermo and then travelled on to our holiday destination. The hotel was easy to find (but our rental car had satnav) and it is is a nice area of the city. The rooms (we had 2) were large and front facing - and we were not bothered by noise. Those who complain of noise are being rather precious - you are staying in a city, so of course you will hear vehicles, but it isn't detrimental to the accommodation. The rooms had en-suite and air con, kettles, minibar and jacuzzi baths. The hotel is clean and well presented. The reception staff were very polite, guided us to parking the car (in the hotel car park) and we were allowed to our rooms quite early. Much of the city is easy to reach on foot from this hotel. There is a supermarket within a 5 minute walk, and many restaurants, cafes and up-market shops, as well as the downtown streets and shops. Breakfast was great - plenty of food of all choices. It is self serve from 2 rooms worth of serving tables/counters. The breakfast bars and tables are kept replenished and clean by staff. Breakfast occurs over a 3 hour period and there is a great deal of coming and going (naturally) as different people keep different hours. We took our time and enjoyed a good breakfast. If you want dinner - it seemed a good deal and the restaurant is nice. This is a quiet, calm and busy city hotel and it serves all sorts of sightseers of all generations. We slept well, our stuff was safe and our car was secure. Perfect for our needs. If you could get a view from the roof /top floor (which is dedicated to meeting rooms) it would be amazing. I would use this hotel again. Our only difficulty is that we would like a hotel that sleeps 5 in one room - we are always hit with the expense of having to take 2 rooms for 2 adults and 3 children. One of our rooms would have easily slept 5. Same for the other party in our group - who took 2 rooms when 1 could have sufficed.
Hotel is located right at Politeama square and the airport bus stops just outside the entrance. Just about everything in town is within walking distance. Very helpful and polite staff, and quite interesting building. Room facing parking lot meant less noise from the street, but the aircon was a bit squeeky and noise from the hallway was quite noticeable in our room. The above is my reason for marking the hotel down a notch - for me, a hotel's primary function is sleep.
Parking place nearly full, sometimes parking becomes a very difficult task. Entrance always difficult with luggage (you have to get down a stair!) Room nice and big, but air conditioning not functioning--> need to ask the reception to adapt temperature in the room!!! Bath with shower missing soap-dish, half door of the shower blocked.
Hotel Garibaldi is centrally located and is ideal for walking around and visiting the various monuments and theatres in the beautiful city of Palermo. Beds were comfortable and the staff were very helpful and welcoming. There was a heatwave when we arrived and the air conditioning would switch off when we left the room. Spoke to reception and they would turn it on from the computer and leave it on for us, so the room was nice and cool on our return. Breakfast is varied and plentiful. The reception staff were very helpful and knowledgeable and were a great help in sorting out trips to Mount Etna and the seaside town of Mondello. Which is worth a visit. The regular bus leaves from outside the hotel and is so easy and convenient. A huge choice of restaurants and bars near Teatro Massimo, down the side streets.
We stayed at Hotel Garibaldi for four nights. The stay was a frustrating one, as the hotel has some excellent parts, but some bad ones. The hotel is beautiful inside, and our room was absolutely massive! The beds were large and comfortable, and the wi-fi was good enough to stream. The hop-on hop-off bus stop is right outside the hotel, and it is conveniently placed, only a ten minute walk from the Teatro Massimo. The hotel is on a main road, with a busy Palazzo just opposite. That made our hotel room noisy at night; we were still able to sleep, but it made it difficult. The shower was good, but there was no shower curtain or screen, which meant every time we showered, water went everywhere! Our biggest issue was with the air conditioning though. We were in Palermo during a heatwave of epic proportions, and our air conditioning was inconsistent to say the least. We raised it as an issue on our first night, and we were still raising it on our final night. The staff seemed to be able to work the A/C from the desk, as when we phoned down they would fix it from there, but it was only temporary. All in all, a lovely hotel, but there are a number of issues that need resolving.
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