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Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

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8.9/10 on 17 reviews

 

Restaurant, 98 rooms - Historical building - score: 8.9, from 17 review/s

 

 

The Grand Hotel delle Palme began in 1874 in the aristocratic house of the Ingham-Whitaker family, which was built previously in 1856 and connected, by a secret passage, to the Anglican church which is still today in front of the Hotel.

This aristocratic building had two floors, a winter garden (the present Reception) and an exotic garden which reached down to the sea. The wedding between the widow Ingham and Giacomo Medici changed the destiny of the “house”, which, became the property of a local person and then became the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, known to all people in Palermo as “Le Palme”.

Ernesto Basile, one of the best masters of Liberty-style, altered the hotel in 1907 and English decorators created the splendid carved wooden ceiling in the present ‘Caminetto’ salon.

The history of Sicily was written at the Grand Hotel et des Palmes: In 1881, Richard Wagner completed his “Parsifal”; in 1882, Francesco Crispi gave political lessons; Vittorio Emanuele Orlando often stayed here; the French writer, Raymond Roussel lived here until his death; General Charles Poletti made it his headquarters during the Second World War, and lastly, Baron Di Stefano, condemned by a mafia sentence of immediate death or exile, chose reclusion at the Palme and remained here for 50 years, until his death.

Up to the present, the history, the personages who have visited and the beauty of the salons all make it one of the most well-known hotels in the world, but above all, make it a “Hotel with a Soul”.

Facilities & Features Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

  • Dining Facilities:
  • Restaurant

Room facilities available Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

  • General Services Room:
  • Air conditioning,
  • Direct dialing telephone,
  • Minibar,
  • Safe,
  • Satellite tv

 

Guest room

  • 2 People
  • 17 m2

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Feel at home in these spacious guest rooms. They are decorated with soft colours which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. Modern commodities such as a mini-bar and individually controlled air conditioning have been added for extra comfort.


Guest room plus

  • 2 People
  • 19 m2

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These spacious guest rooms are perfect for business travellers and holiday makers. They are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. Modern commodities such as a mini-bar and individually controlled air conditioning have been added for extra comfort.


Deluxe room

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Our Deluxe rooms offer you comfort, privacy and technology to make your stay a very relaxing one. These spacious, light rooms are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. The table and armchairs are ideal for breakfast in the room.


Junior Suite

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Enjoy the extra space our elegant Junior Suites offer. They comprise a lounge with sofa and a sleeping area. They are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture. These junior suites are equipped with a king-size bed or twin beds with the possibility of adding an extra bed.


Suite

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Enjoy the luxury of our amazing senior suites. They comprise a lounge with sofa and a sleeping area and give onto a private balcony or a terrace. They are decorated with soft colours, which contrast nicely with the classic style wood furniture.


Superior room

  • 2 People

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Terms and conditions of booking Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Check In / Check Out

  • Check-in from 14:00
  • Check-out before 12:00

Payment policy

At online reservation, refundable down payment of deposit by credit card. At check out, final payment of balance by credit card or cash

Transfers to / from Airport

The private transfer service is available for a fee, to / from the nearest airport, for reservations or informations please send an email after the booking confirmation clicking here.

Children and extra beds

  • Cot: Free! One child equal or under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot.
  • Extra beds Children: Free! All children equal or under 12 years stay free of charge when using extra beds.
  • Extra beds Adults: Older child or adult is charged € 40.00 per person per night when using extra beds.

Extra

Conditions and cancellation policy

  • More than 24 hours Before arrival: Free cancellation
  • From 24 hours to 0 hours before arrival: the value of 1 night/s

 

Overall Impression

8.9

All published reviews have been personally written by the clients of icastelli.net after their hotel stay!

Score breakdown

Comfort 8.8 / 10

80% Complete

Courtesy 8.7 / 10

80% Complete

Leisure 8.1 / 10

80% Complete

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2 2016-06-26 20:34:03
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

nicolas (As couple)

Ireland

Check in: 10 Jun 2016

Check out: 12 Jun 2016

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Superior room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
60% Complete
Leisure:
60% Complete

8

His Opinion:


3 2015-06-05 22:01:57
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

tilman (As couple)

Germany

Check in: 27 May 2015

Check out: 29 May 2015

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Deluxe room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

10

His Opinion: Sehr schönes altes Haus mit Grand Hotel Flair des ausgehenden 19.Jahrhunderts. Ein wenig verstaubt im Erscheinungsbild (nicht schmutzig, wirklich nicht), aber ein wenig museal, auf durchaus charmante Weise. Hervorragende Innenstadtlage, alles ist laufbar, der Parkservice funktioniert hervorragend. Das Frühstück gibts in einem Raum, dem man ohne Zögern abnimmt, daß dort schon Wagner, Thomas Mann und wer auch immer sonst gespeist haben. Das Personal ist sehr aufmerksam, wir werden gerne wiederkommen.


3 2013-10-17 10:28:05
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Ms. (Groups)

USA

Check in: 12 Oct 2013

Check out: 13 Oct 2013

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: centrally located, excellent staff


2 2013-04-11 11:10:23
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

maria (With family)

Italy

Check in: 5 Apr 2013

Check out: 6 Apr 2013

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion: L'hotel mantiene il fascino di sempre, l'architettura degli interni è congrua alla storia del palazzo. Inoltre ha una posizione centralissima per visitare la città.
L'unica pecca: le imposte di legno esterne non si potevano toccare avevano tutta la polvere dei cento anni dell'Hotel.


2 2012-06-01 10:58:55
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Robert (With family)

Germany

Check in: 18 May 2012

Check out: 21 May 2012

Number of nights: 3

Stayed in room: Junior Suite

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion: Etwas verstaubt, dafür in guter Lage. Geräumiges Zimmer und guter Service.


3 2012-05-23 01:39:19
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Mr (As couple)

USA

Check in: 7 May 2012

Check out: 9 May 2012

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: Nicely situated and comfortable. the overall feel is very commercial.


2 2012-04-13 10:21:53
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

gaudillere (With family)

France

Check in: 6 Apr 2012

Check out: 9 Apr 2012

Number of nights: 3

Stayed in room: Guest room plus

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion:


3 2011-11-29 17:49:56
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Giovanni (As couple)

Italy

Check in: 23 Nov 2011

Check out: 25 Nov 2011

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Guest room plus

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion:


3 2011-10-13 10:30:47
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Bernard (As couple)

Switzerland

Check in: 1 Oct 2011

Check out: 4 Oct 2011

Number of nights: 3

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
20% Complete

10

His Opinion:


3 2011-09-12 21:00:01
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

GAL (As couple)

France

Check in: 31 Aug 2011

Check out: 1 Sep 2011

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: Very good welcome, excellent admosphere, excellent furniture and overall comfort.


2 2011-08-27 17:38:32
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Anne (With family)

France

Check in: 14 Aug 2011

Check out: 15 Aug 2011

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Suite

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
60% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion:


3 2011-08-11 11:48:10
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Barbara (As couple)

Austria

Check in: 31 Jul 2011

Check out: 2 Aug 2011

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

10

His Opinion: Für einen Aufenthalt in Palermo können wir dieses Hotel sehr empfehlen. Es ist eine wahre Oase der Ruhe in einer doch ziemlich lebendigen, italienischen Hauptstadt.


2 2011-08-09 10:18:49
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Andreas (As couple)

Germany

Check in: 25 Jul 2011

Check out: 26 Jul 2011

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

8

His Opinion:


2 2011-07-18 09:14:06
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

ruzzante (As couple)

Italy

Check in: 8 Jul 2011

Check out: 10 Jul 2011

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Guest room plus

Comfort:
60% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion: cambiare "assolutamente" la moquette dei corridoi.
velocizzare lo sparecchio dei tavoli colazione.
restaurare la porta di ingresso.
camera con finestra su impianto di condizionamento (ovviamente sporco).
Tutto il resto bene.


2 2011-07-02 11:01:02
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Michele (Solo travellers)

Italy

Check in: 26 Jun 2011

Check out: 28 Jun 2011

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion: difficoltà a mettermi in contatto telefonicamente. tutto il resto OK


2 2011-02-24 12:46:37
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

roberto (As couple)

Italy

Check in: 18 Feb 2011

Check out: 20 Feb 2011

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Guest room

Comfort:
60% Complete
Courtesy :
80% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

8

His Opinion: l'affaccio della camera dava nell'interno su una tettoia in ferro e vetro che partiva proprio all'altezza della finestra, un po' triste, per il resto tutto bene, sopratutto il personale gentile e cordiale, buona anche la colazione, in uno splendido salone.


3 2009-06-07 06:42:24
Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Michael (With family)

Malta

Check in: 28 May 2009

Check out: 31 May 2009

Number of nights: 3

Stayed in room: Guest room plus

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

10

His Opinion: I recommend this hotel in many ways. It has an old world charm that is becoming harder to find in this busy world. The staff are very courteous and not "too busy to be polite" as in other places but quite the opposite. The building itself and the decorations are exquisite.