Mercure Palermo Centro
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... 1/4 so we could each try a little bite. The meat was cooked in pork fat, so since Tom is allergic, he opted out. (how convenient!) It actually wasn't that bad, kind of tasted like Steak Ums. Salvatore also took us to a popular place for the younger crowd and we got a typical after dinner drink. It was a mix of marsala wine and some other wine. It was very loud and crowded-thirty years ago we would have fit right in! He also took us ...
... Our cooking class was done in this home by Nicoletta, the wife of the Duke. They live in the actual home with many antiques and historical belongings. They have also made around 13 apartments that people live in and that they rent out. This was the first class we've done where there has been a group. There were 8 of us, and we began the day by going to the market to buy the things we would need to cook our lunch. We always enjoy seeing the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats ...
Tom had found a sailboat excursion in Tripani, a town about an hour from Palermo that we were going to do today, but it had to be canceled because there needed to be at least 6 people and we were the only ones. They said the seas had been rough and there had not been as much business. We decided to head to Tripani anyway and do some side trips along the way. First , we stopped at Segesta, an ancient city with a standing Greek temple. The ...
... Muslims -- a harmonious co-existence very evident in the juxtaposition of diverse style and art. It's known as one of the best Arab-Norman structures in the world.
I could have easily spent a whole day there except that Pepe was already burning under the hot sun waiting for me in his sports car. Wrong car! I wanted to go to Monreale, but Pepe said, Monte Pelligrino would be better. Going to Monreale would be going to another ...
... turn on the other side, because it is economically convenient for the enterprises who can "recycle" their dangerous waste for cheap, pretending not to now why they are paying so little for an operation so expensive; for the people who have to fill out papers, who find those papers filled out for cheap; for whoever needs to check how those waste are being disposed of, who turn around in exchange for a bribe. We willingly choose not to see, not to notice, not to ask, not ...
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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.
We only stayed one night at this hotel during our one week holiday in Sicily but it was by far the best. Take advantage of Hotels offer of £55 per room per night, whereas if you booked directly or through some other sites, you could easily pay more than double this price for a standard double room.
Enjoy Palermo! Visit Santandrea restaurant as it is supposed to be simply the best in town and we have enjoyed our meal tremendously there - fresh Sicilian produce yet with an innovative twist. We also left our £400 camera there and thought that we will never see it again when we realised the next morning, but they picked it up and returned to us 4 days later when we were passing through Palermo once again. Amazing!
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.