Francesca was friendly and helpful, and made us feel very welcome. I like the style of the apartment - simple and cheerful. Close to the sea (partial view from the balcony) and not far from good places to eat. Close to many amazing tourist attractions, and in walking distance from all the very best Palermo has to offer. Parking in the street below the apartment. Air con works well, well laid out, and everything was clean (esp. bed linen and towels), tidy and in good working order.
Despite being in a really good location, the area immediately around the apartment is quite run down, though actually much of Palermo is like that, and it still feels safe and friendly. Kitchen is a little under-equipped for full self-catering (e.g. there is a grill microwave, but no oven) - but the essentials were there.
My apartment is located in the Kalsa district, one of the oldest in the city, the true historical heart of Palermo, as you rightly wrote a few steps away from all the major monuments. The district is a popular district and, like all the cities of southern Italy, a bit shabby. It is precisely this that fascinates tourists. A city of great beauty that, unfortunately, lives certain conditions of urban decay. I can not give you absolutely wrong. It should be loved as it is !! Furthermore the Kalsa district is absolutely safe and quiet, night and day. The strong contrasts of Palermo, beauty and degradation, are a symbol of Palermo. And some of all the cities of southern Italy. But we are a generous and hospitable people !!
This wonderful apartment is ideally located in Palermo's historic district and within walking distance to excellent restaurants, cafes,museums and antiquities. The owners, Davide & Donatella, express a sincere interest in their welcom. The apartment has all the amenities a seasoned traveler would expect and is highly recommended.
We couldn't find a negative! Apartment has all the modern conveniences including laundry, microwave, well-appointed kitchen, linens, etc.
Thank you so much Nick; you and your wife are very special guests. I hope to meet you again
It is a great location and comfortable apartment and we really enjoyed our time in Palermo.
A couple of larger bowls for serving would have been nice. Also a wooden spoon . Dessert spoons fallen apart. Kitchen equipment very minimal. One Dining chair fell apart. hair dryer does not fit sockets so no use. Old bottles with cigarette stubs left on terrace. Would have been nice to have clean towels provided at some stage during our 7 day stay.
My husband and I liked the apartment very much. All furniture was good and comfort, very quite at night. Location was excellent and our host Alessandro was very helpful.
Did not like some pictures on walls but may be I'm too conservative)))
A clean and comfortable flat, though not as spacious as the photographs suggest (but what is?). The Kalsa is an interesting area, and it was good to be close to the sea and Piazza Marina. Very importantly for us, the flat was right on the route of a free bus that goes round the historic parts of the city. Very useful. There was also a very helpful infornation office virtually outsde the front door. Donatella and Davide were exceptionally welcoming and helpful.
As in virtually all Italian hotel rooms and flats, the lighting was quite inadequate for reading by, especially for older people whose eyes are not as good as they once were. More and better floor, table and bedside lights please! The bathroom was a bit cramped.
Thank you for your review;about the ligth our apartement is eco friendly with a plus rating. The pics have been token with a normal mobile phone a we specify square meters of the apartement on the information (42 sm).
We are sorry you haven't ask us for another lamp we can provide it for your special needs.
Anyway we hope to have you as gust another time. Your wife and you are two very special people.
Die Wohnung liegt mitten in der Altstadt, man kommt überall entspannt zu Fuß hin. Die Küche ist gut eingerichtet und ausgestattet, auch die restliche Ausstattung ist gut.
Besonders hervorzuheben sind die beiden Dachterrassen mit ausreichend Möbeln und einem Überblick über Palermo.
Sehr schöne Wohnung, sehr nette Vermieterin!
Gute Möglichkeiten zum Essen gehen in der Umgebung.
Palermo hat uns nicht gefallen - außer der Wohnung - wenige Highlights, dafür überall U-Bahn-Baustellen.
Danke für Ihre nette Worte, es tut mir leid für die U-Bahn-Baustellen. Hoffentlich, dass nächste Mal geht es besser!
We stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks and felt completely at home. All of the rooms are large, with high ceilings and vintage light fixtures, the kitchen is huge, well equipped and even has a couch in it . There are two enormous roof gardens with loads of seating. You can choose to sit under the pergola, screened by potted trees, recline on a deck chair in the sun, or our favourite pastime of leaning on the wall and watching the fabulous life in the piazza and streets below. The immediate neighbourhood has a daily market, cafes, restaurants, bars and a supermarket, it is just a short walk to Teatro Massimo and the upscale shopping street of Via Della Liberta. Concetta is a very helpful host, her communication is excellent and very thorough.
As noted by others, the apartment is accessible by stairs only, just think of it as penance for all that pasta you're going to eat.
The flat was spacious and comfortable, with two magnificent terrasses. We like to make our meals at home, and the kitchen was very convenient. The neigbourhood was busy with a lot of small shops, among them a stand with fish directly from the sea.
We had a wonderful stay.
One thing: the stairs up to the fourth floor might feel a little heavy for some.
Thank you for your kind words, I am glad that you appreciated my apartment and my endeavor to make your stay here as pleasant as possible. I know very well that the stairs could be a bit stressing, nonetheless I think that the effort is worth it. After all that´s the charme of an old building! Best wishes
Die zentrale Lage und die Dachterrasse sind Spitze. Dazu kommt ein sehr hilfsbereiter und freundlicher Gastgeber. Wir waren sehr zufrieden und empfehlen die Unterkunft gern weiter.
Nichts für Menschen, die mit nächtlichem Großstadtlärm Probleme haben.
Very well appointed apartment ,all the comforts of home,very clean and comfortable with the big plus of parking
Not much of a view from the balcony