Mercure Palermo Centro
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... was especially special with warm sun and fantastic views. Magnolia had a chance to have a free day out of her "bucket" while Nathan, Chic, and Lucy drove to Mount Etna to view the volcano site. Phenomenal. One of the world's largest volcanoes. It last erupted in 2002 spewing lava as far as Catonia. There is a ski resort in the area that was totally destroyed in 2002 but has been rebuilt. This year there is literally no snow at the ski area so they have not ...
... 1500-20." Of course I went in. I love looking at all the different churches. The Catholics seem to have very detailed churches. Most of them taking years and a TON of money to build.
I then moseyed down to the market place where I walked around for a bit until finding a quant cafe. I looked at all the options and then politely said: "Vorrei un piccolo torte con fragola, per favore." Incredibly cheap and hands down the most delicious baked good ...
After 3 hours of sleep and leaving the apartment at 6:30 am (arriving at the airport around 7 but not allowed to check bags until 8..), I waited in line to board the plane heading towards Palermo. Instead of getting straight onto a plane like expected, we were hurtled into buses and taken to the plane temporarily residing at another area. Once the buses arrived at the destination, people began pushing their way through and crowding the stairs the lead to the plane ...
I love those moments in life when you just stop. You just stop and time stands still. Those moments when you feel like you're the only one on earth. When you take a deep breath and embrace your surroundings to try and record a perfect memory so you can return to it another time. There's a quote in my favorite book which says: 'All those fragments of memory, so we can retreat on the grand story and stumble accidentally upon a luxury. One ...
... to the cabin. My iPad somehow reverted to Istanbul time and woke us an hour early. Needless to say, we were there by 8am to board the bus.
This time our trip was to the old town of Corleone, a mafia town made famous in the movie "The Godfather". We first stopped at a hunting lodge used by King Ferdinand of Sicily. Big place but not very fancy. Next was Corleone. I can tell you this, it wasn't the town seen in ...
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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.