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B&B Porta di Castro

Via Porta di Castro 223, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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#31 of 712 B&Bs / Inns in Palermo
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B&B Porta di Castro, una prestigiosa struttura... l'eleganza e il comfort di una suite nel cuore del centro storico di Palermo... al prezzo di un B&B...
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Paid private parking on-site
Street parking
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Darcy J wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I have been around the world traveling for more years than I would like to admit to, and never have I ever had such amazing service as was provided by Alessandro and Matilda at Porto di Castro. There is a reason there is so much gushing and mentioning Alessandro by name in the reviews. He and his team are utterly delightful. When we arrived, we drove b, y accidentally, and Alessandro hopped on his motorbike and found us. He left his bike and drove us back to the hotel, which is astonishingly beautiful, creative and comfortable. He provided us cold water and a delicious plate of yogurt and fresh cut fruit. In the morning, the staff served us a breakfast I will never forget, with many mouth-watering local specialties. This was especially meaningful to us, because we only had one night in Palermo. Alessandro even kindly gave me a momento from the building to take home! When it was time to leave, Alessandro drove us to the highway entrance. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and absolutely stunning. The hotel is in a perfect location to see everything Palermo offers. My 12-year-old daughter and I were blown away. Our only regret was that we only had one night to spend. Mille grazie, Alessandro!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Poleinahole wrote a review Sep 2020
Switzerland1898 contributions1637 helpful votes
The service is excellent even before you arrive. You get an email asking if they can book airport transfers and at what time you are arriving to ensure arrangements are made for those arriving after reception closes at 9 pm. When you arrive they offer you coffee and give you a personalized explanation of the main sites and recommended hotels with a map explaining how you find them. They kindly allowed me to check in early and as I was leaving at 4:30 AM left a huge tray of fruit, fruit juice, coffee and a croissant in my room in the evening so I could have an early breakfast. (Picture below). Quite a change from the usual biscuits or stale sandwich. My room was small but the bathroom spacious. The entire building and rooms are extremely well decorated. Aircon forked great. The location is perfect. Walking distance to everywhere and five minutes walk from a train stop (Palazzo Réale Orleans) going directly to the airport (40 minutes). The price is very reasonable but I was glad I had ear plugs as the sound of mopeds would otherwise have kept me awake. I’d stay here again though.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Erin92andChris91 wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom75 contributions65 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights, first night we were overbooked (with no explanation) and given the choice of the "family room" - very low head room and a broken shower - or a triple room with one large window looking into the hotel lobby! Asked to move to our originally booked room for the second night (which was very nice and as advertised). Upon checkout the staff tried to charge us for breakfast as well as city tax, despite our booking (made through their website) clearly stating that breakfast was included! No mention of compensation (or even apology) for the overbooking either. While this left a sour taste in our mouth, the hotel and breakfast were both really lovely, in a great area and perfect for a short city break in Palermo. Hotel itself is worth 5 stars, but the attitude of the management brings it down to 3.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
redfern1980 wrote a review Aug 2020
east midlands74 contributions34 helpful votes
We really liked this location, short walk into the centre of everything but out of it enough to feel authentic. Staff were super friendly and really helpful B&B was fabulous, quirky decor in a beautiful historic building. I would class this more as a boutique hotel than a B&B. Breakfast was excellent The only downside was no access to tea and coffee facilities outside of breakfast- I would urge you to consider coffee machines in communal area off rooms Highly recommended and would stay here again
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Date of stay: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
Sonja p wrote a review Mar 2020
21 contributions29 helpful votes
Wow Alessandro is a typical Italian, he has impeccable taste for decoration. This hotel/bnb is full of uniques treasures and is part mosque part ancient church with museum worthy statues and objects! It is right next to the Palatine Chapel and the Duomo on the heart of Palermo and Alessandro will tell all the best place to eat & what to order, what to see& do in Palermo. He is so gracious and accommodating, like an old friend. Everything is new, the beds are soooo comfortable and 5 star hotel quality but a modest price. Look no further, you have found the perfect place to stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
US$54 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about B&B Porta di Castro
Which popular attractions are close to B&B Porta di Castro?
Nearby attractions include Palazzo Conte Federico (0.3 km), Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina (0.2 km), and Museo Diocesano (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at B&B Porta di Castro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at B&B Porta di Castro?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at B&B Porta di Castro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at B&B Porta di Castro?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to B&B Porta di Castro?
Conveniently located restaurants include MEC Restaurant, La Galleria, and Bar Marocco.
Does B&B Porta di Castro have airport transportation?
Yes, B&B Porta di Castro offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at B&B Porta di Castro?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at B&B Porta di Castro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to B&B Porta di Castro?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Conte Federico (0.3 km), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.5 km), and Oratorio di Santa Cita (1.3 km).