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Politeama Palace Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's located on east of Politeama place and not far from many Arab Norman buildings which are the must see in Palermo. There is shuttle bus from airport and many public buses like 101 to train station, so it's very convenient. The breakfast here is very good including meats cheeses fruits bread and espresso is delightful! I like the hotel.

The staff are nice but just that. The hotel is very old and smelly, WiFi almost Non existent, smelly rooms, incredibly noisy, breakfast so so and the cherry on top of this ghastly pie is the fact that it is being refurbished and scaffolded and so it is like being inside a construction job. U describable and also unforgivable how they receive guests without warning them about this extra nuisance.

We liked the hotel, it is centrally located and close to everything. Personal is kind and helpful. They helped with the parking for the rent a car, and answered all our questions. Also, the breakfast is good. I would stay here again.

The hotel is located in the old building in the city centre. It is being renovated at the moment so I wasn’t able to use the balcony which was the shame as it has a view to the Politeama square. The bathroom needs renovation as well as it is rather old fashioned. The room was cozy and nice. Staff very helpful. The breakfast is extraordinary- one of the best I have ever eaten. Because of this the hotel gets the highest grade

The hotel exterior was being refurbished, and construction tools were the sight from the window, but except for that, rooms were more than spacious, huge, with two bathrooms completely functional and a "living room" separate from the bedroom. Maybe not luxury for today standards, but probably some time ago. Excellent attention from the staff. More than excellent location to know the city, in front of the Politeama Garibaldi Theater. The place for breakfast was almost external to the hotel, in a type of basement, and seems to be other place, but it was very spacious and excellent in variety and quality.

Paid around E250 for a small suite with very high ceilings and inner court view. Very clean, well appointed, more than decent bathroom shelving, excellent service, and breakfast.However, rooms needed painting and new upholstery. For the weekdays we were there, no workers present on the scaffolding . This scaffolding extends into the rather busy street- so could feel like a hazard when traffic was heavy. As others have said, the location is excellent - especially as cabs are terrifically pricy.

Spent 2 nights in early Oct. Got a very good rate at our time of booking so although the hotel has a few shortcomings that might caused a problem at full rates we rated it very highly. Plus points: + very centrally located. walking distance to theatres, shops, restaurants. esp useful if using prestia e comande bus to/from airport as it stops right outside the door going/close coming. Also bus 101 from stazione centrale (every 5 mins, 1.40, easier than a taxi) stops outside the door. + rooms/bathroom well furnished if getting a little rough at edges + very little street noise at least in the room we occupied on 7th floor. +excellent breakfast easily best at rates we were paying. + good helpful staff at reception and in the restaurant minus points - hotel is in process of being refurbished so scaffolding on front. Seems to be a slow process - we saw no workmen while we were there during normal working days. Refurbishment didn't really bother us at all apart from visual appearance of the scaffolding. - hotel is getting a little rough around edges, at least on the 7th floors on which we stayed (presumably why refurbishment needed) - nothing too bad but if paying a high rate it might bother you.

Very nice location in front of Garibaldi Theater. Today hotel is under reconstruction, but I’m sure It will be really great. Spacious but a little bit dark room, high quality bathroom accessories, towels and bedding, welcome fruit plate. I liked wall sockets near bed. Its ease charge phone and don’t run to turn off the alarm clock in the morning. Minus is to short shower curtains so all water goes on the floor. Wonderful breakfast choice with fresh orange juice, good coffee, tasty cakes and even prosecco. Professional helpful staff.

We stayed here for two nights. The location of the hotel is great as most of the tourist destinations are no more that 20-30mins walk away. The hotel does offer car parking at 13 euros per day. The rooms are a bit tired and the bathroom was small with a curtain round the small shower. Rooms are also very dark (not helped by the scaffolding that is still round the hotel). Breakfast selection is ok. The hotel also has the smallest but fastest lifts we've ever been in. Overall the hotel is ok but will be much better once the upgrades are completed.

My friend Branko Milicevic & I spent five summer days enjoying the exciting and picturesque Mediterranean City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. We stayed at the excellent Politeama Palace Hotel, which is conveniently located on the edge of the huge central plaza. The staff was friendly & helpful; the hotel offers large comfortable rooms & an excellent downstairs restaurant. Higher floors have some rooms with a fantastic view of the splendid city center; in fact, our own room looked out upon the iconic concert hall! Each morning, after a delightful breakfast, we spent hours exploring this subtropical urban environment with our cameras. Fortunately, everything was walking distance from our hotel. Two massive buildings were especially spectacular and they beckoned to be photographed: the Teatro Politeama Concert Hall and the Teatro Massimo Opera House. Also inviting were the nearby city parks with their palm trees, marble statues, & large monuments. On our walk to the harbor under a clear sky, there were blocks of engaging architecture to be photographed, not to forger taking pictures at the main port of Messina itself. For tourists, there are plenty of cafes and souvenir venders with unique ceramic and wooden items, as well as T-shirts. Branko enjoyed shopping at sport stores, e.g., Adidas & Locker Room. NOTE: many Sicilians do not speak fluent English. I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere & sunny environment of this city.The only disappointment for us was that the opera season had ended.

Piazza Ruggero Settimo 15 Palermo PA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro Massimo and Regional Archaeological Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Ruggero Settimo, Politeama Palace Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Teatro Massimo and Regional Archaeological Museum. This 94-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Located in central Palermo, the hotel is also near Church of San Cataldo and Martorana.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee.


The 94 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of Politeama Palace Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Valet parking is EUR 15.00 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1402 reviews