Mercure Palermo Centro
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... the overnight ferry to Naples which was leaving at 8.15. It was like a mini cruise ship. We had a cabin with twin beds, a large window, and a small bathroom with a shower. On the deck above there was a large lounge, a restaurant, a cafeteria, a shop, and a small cinema. We just had a snack from the cafeteria and then retired to our cabin. The ferry is due to dock in Naples at 6.30, so we need to be up at 5.30 in order to regroup in reception by ...
... 300 meters from the actual bus stop. It seems very little in Sicily is straight forward. An older Italian man took great joy and care in escorting a young British women to her destination in Palermo. (She was understandably a bit less enthusiastic, but with few alternatives accepted the kind jesture with some wariness.) Our side trip to the Tabacchi resulted in meeting a native Monreale resident who spent 25 years living in Queens. He stopped to assist us in our 'discussion' ...
... whether to make the steep, one hour walk up the Rock to the Temple of Diana and the Fortress. Given that the temperature was already 30, we decided to visit the Duomo and walk around the streets Cefalu. Traffic began to pick up by the time we were ready to hit the road again. We drove the local road along the coast heading back toward Palermo, stopping at a grocery store to pick up some supplies. Heading inland, our destination ...
This morning Peter, Joe and I were to be ready by 7.00 am as our private driver was taking us to Palermo. Our tour guides was Santo whom Joe met at the airport. We were to be escorted to and from Palermo in an air conditioned Mercedes Benz.
The trip to Palermo took 2 and half hours.
Palermo is the capital of both regions of Sicily and ...
... where I got a slush puppy (if you spell it like that, one of these ice thingys anyway) with hair and dirt in there. I had to drink it as seen as how overheated my body was.
Wouldnīt be surprised if I got diarrhea after that. Once I got going again the walking still wasnīt over in a little while. I got to the point where I was convinced that I would be melting to a waterfall if I donīt get a cap right now, and there was one, unbelievable as the cap driver could read my ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Palermo Centro
A haven from the noise!
We stayed here for one night at the end of October. The hotel is in a good central location, yet on a side street. Via Roma and other main roads nearby are VERY noisy so a quieter street was welcome.
Very modern hotel, foyer with small bar, style is clean lines and minimalist furniture.The room was modern, spacious, had nice tiled bathroom, TV - everything you would expect from this class of hotel. Only negative point was that the room did smell of smoke despite it being a non-smoking room.
Staff were helpful and the breakfast was ample.
I got a reduced rate booking with Accor hotels on line - paid 80 Euros instead of the 200 Euros listed at reception.
Excellent hotel, wonderful welcome, top facilities, great bed and bath, good location, good concierge, breakfast very dissappointing - processed juice, poor chocolate, hard fruit, cheap jam and ordinary bread.
Italian hotels tend to be somewhat on the erratic side in my experience, particularly at this price range, but the Mercure was lovely. A new building, great breakfast (after a week of being served bread and marmalade in other parts of Sicily), big properly soundproofed rooms, large terrace attached to our room, nice bed linen, comfortable beds, spacious contemporary bathrooms (though my shower door leaked), helpful staff who could advise us on where to shop, eat, etc, temperature-controlled rooms, great location, internet access. I was particulary surprised at the price. I paid Euro 111 per night per room, and therefore expected it to be a little ropey. Not so.
Yep it looks drab from the outside but.... we stayed for 3 nights in this modern, excellent, centrally located hotel. just off one of the main streets in the centre of town, this hotel is a must for those people craving modernity with great service. Just round a couple of corners from late night street cafes and bars. If you want a fantastic hotel for a few nights go for it. Oh and the buffet breakfast is worth getting up for.
Clean and Quiet
We stayed two nights at Mercure Palermo Centro Hotel. The hotel looks unispiring from outside, but inside was an oasis of peace and relaxation. The hotel looked recently renovated, with the lobby and the rooms very clean and modern looking. The elevators and hallways were small and older than the rest of the hotel. The rooms were clean and spacious with a large bathroom. The breakfast was excellent, with a wide choice of fresh fruits, cakes and different types of bread. Cappucinno and expresso were available free on request. The reception staff was young and very helpful despite their limited knowledge of english.
True 4* hotel - interior fantastic even if exterior is a little disappointing. Very modern and chic - large rooms as well as bathrooms and balconies. Great breakfast. Out of peak hours staff do not speak English but not a problem as such. Location very close to the main high street in Palermo.
An absolute gem
My friend and I stayed here in a twin room. The hotel is a spotless, friendly oasis in Palermo and is well located. The breakfast was possibly the best I've had in Europe. Our room was quiet and we found the modern, designer decor very refreshing in such a loved, but dusty, city! It also has a secure, carpark underneath which was very helpful for us. Couldn't rate it highly enough.
Liked it very much
Liked this hotel very much. Very nice area (2 blocks from via roma) and were able to park our rental car across the street from the hotel.
Room was large and the bathroom very large (shower doors instead of a flimsy curtain). Breakfast served in a bright and airy room.
The staff are all young, good looking people and are very helpful with
giving directions, recommendations etc.
They have a happy hour which was packed (we did not attend, just passed through going to our room) each day.
Would recommend highly to anyone visiting the noisy but very much loved city of Palermo.
Booked the room thru Octopustravel Rate lower then rate given by Mercure Hotels directly.
We stayed in the Mercure Centro in April 2005, and were very impressed.
The hotel is very modern and completely new.It feels more Manhattan the Palermo. The room and the bathroom were very clean and tastefully decorated. The buffet breakfast was great and served in a nice bright room. The location of the hotel is excellent, right in the heart of Palermo next to theatro Massimo and Via Roma. And off course very good deal, we paid only Eruro 80 per night breakfast included. I defenetly will go back.