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Hotel or apartment stay for a family

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Hotel or apartment stay for a family

Hello,

We seem to be having some issues finding a place to stay for 2 adults and 2 kids (aged 9 and 10)

Our criteria is

- a "safe" area, I have been looking at several properties within the recommended areas. Arr

Any of these ok? deBellini and Porta Maqueda.

- preferred bedding 1 king and a seperate bed for each child, so 1 king, 2 singles

- free wifi that works

- budget of up to €450 per night

- happy with self catering or a hotel

- central location and walking distance to "sights"

- dates from 28/9 checkout 1/10

THere seem to be a lot of places for three people but not four.

Can anyone help out with a recommendation please?

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1. Re: Hotel or apartment stay for a family

The other hotel that may fit the criteria is the Mercure Excelsior City. What do you think?

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2. Re: Hotel or apartment stay for a family

Hi Kristie V,

First decide between an apartment and a hotel.

And then perhaps your location within Palermo.

The Mercure Excelsior City is located in the New Town. It's convenient to the airport bus, and has been a good stay for families.

Vagabonda

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3. Re: Hotel or apartment stay for a family

Hi Vagabonda, thank you for your reply.

When I have been doing my research on this forum I recall one of your posts saying first timers to Sicily and Palermo should perhaps avoid staying in the historical centre. Do you thinks it ok to stay there? If so it is our preference to be nearby. Why is it that some areas are safer than others? Im assuming it's because of high crime rates? But if this is not the case, what is the reason?

We have needed to look at the new and old areas based on our need to have one bed for my husband and I and and two beds for the children. Coupled with our other criteria of good wifi, we are finding it difficult when we search tripadvisor or bookings.com to find either an apartment or hotel.

I guess what I'm saying is that we are flexible in new versus old as long as it meets our bedding and wifi needs. HOtel or apartment is fine. We would also ltend to go for accomadation of review scores of 8 plus.

We will keep searching, but if you or anyone else has any ideas, please let us know. Thank you

Edited: 10 June 2018, 15:25
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4. Re: Hotel or apartment stay for a family

It's ok if you're used to old cities where not everything is sanitized.

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