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Hotel Garibaldi
Ranked #25 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Functional”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 via mobile

We only stayed for one night at Hotel Garibaldi. It was, as mentioned in an earlier review, a businessman's style hotel, meaning that it was modern, functional and clean but lacked any atmosphere. The hotel was near some good restaurants and a nice square near the Teatro Politeama.

Our stay did not get off to a good start due to a problem with the lock on our room which was eventually rectified by the staff. Also the wifi did not work in the room and the staff were not helpful when asked to sort out this problem. The room was sizeable with a comfortable bed and the bathroom had a great shower.

The breakfast at the hotel was basic, sugary, and had appalling coffee, which is unacceptable in Italy.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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GHShotels_HG, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Garibaldi, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Dear Guest,
it is a pity that you stayed just one night in our hotel. We are pleased that you liked your room and its bathroom.
We hope you will come back to our city soon!
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Nice clean hotel with friendly (that's quite difficult to find in Sicily), helpful staff. Breakfast was really nice with good variety. Close to loads of restaurants and Spinnato's who do the best pastries and gellato we could find. Our room was really nice with a massive balcony attached even though he had only paid for a basic room, although the door to the balcony wasn't very secure. There is NOT free parking here anymore, it cost us 10 euros a day but it was still well worth it since parking is a nightmare in this city. The streets outside were very busy and noisy all through the night but it didn't bother us at all with the windows closed (and the aircon on).

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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GHShotels_HG, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Garibaldi, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your nice review about our Staff, location, rooms and food!
We are always happy when you are satisfied with our service!
We hope to see you soon!
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Milland, England
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights - enough to get the feel of the place and its strengths far outweigh its shortcomings. (I really do wonder what some reviewers expect from a hotel in the heart of a very busy city, reading some of the rather unreasonable comments they have posted.) We found the place functional rather than opulent but it was spotlessly clean and the staff unfailingly courteous and helpful. Our room seemed to have linen and towels changed every day, whether we asked or not, and there was always a fresh atmosphere to this large, air-conditioned room. Breakfast was copious, if a little lacking in variety, but was served from 7.00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. Yes, the coffee was not the greatest and the juices not always consistent but one did not go hungry. OK, there were plastic 'glasses' but we came across similar in many restaurants in.Sicily
A key plus was the parking available, as trying to negotiate the traffic in Palermo and then not be able to park, would have been a nightmare! When we heard a rather sad woman shouting at a charming receptionist because her taxi was late - obviously oblivious to the horrendous traffic and the fact that it might not have been the hotel's fault - it only increased my admiration for how the staff cope with sometimes unreasonable and rude behaviour.
So, top marks to the Garibaldi: we would definitely stay again! Incidentally, we occupied a room at the rear of the hotel, which would have been quieter than the rooms looking out on the main street.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the rear away from the busy main street.
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GHShotels_HG, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Garibaldi, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Dear Guest,
we heartily thank you for your beautiful words about our hotel and Staff! We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt our passion, aiming at the satisfaction of our Guests.
Palermo and we all are waiting for you to be back soon!
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

We arrive at this hotel through the horrendous traffic of Palermo and we did have some difficulty finding a parking space (there are maybe 20 spaces in total).
The reception staff were nice and helpful. The room we had was not a room it was a junior suite almost. Gigantic 2 rooms with great views and balcony. Rooms were clean and there was nothing to complain about. The hotel is in a great location in the city centre but the trade off is that it can be noisy at rush hour.

We only stayed here for one night so I am not sure about all the services but the staff was helpful. The breakfast was plentiful catering for all. Palermo in itself was a disappointment (however there was this cafe round the corner called Spinnato. Great atmosphere in the evening with live piano music and locals and tourists alike having a drink – don’t go there to eat, just go for a drink).

I would recommend this hotel; I think for us it was a 5 star for location staff and rooms but think twice if you really want to stay in Palermo.

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Property: Hotel Garibaldi
Address: Via Emerico Amari 146, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Palermo
#15 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#16 Business Hotel in Palermo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
Price range (per night): $95 - $394
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Garibaldi 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Palermo, within a beautiful building, founded the Hotel Garibaldi Politeama. The hotel takes its name from the magnificent theatre that stands in front. The hotel is situated in the city centre a few meters from the port. Opened in 2009, in contrast to the historic structure, the Garibaldi hotel hides a high tech centre with advanced equipment that meets the most varied customer needs: for business guests, with its congress rooms, with Wi-Fi Internet Access and all kinds of audio video equipment, or for leisure, for its formidable position is easy to reach any destination, from the important monuments located in the area close to shopping area and to the nearby beach of Mondello; is easy to move from the hotel, just to park your car in our private parking and to walk in the historic centre of town or catch various public buses that pass close to any points in Palermo and even to the airport. The hotel offers a reception service opened 24 hours, bar, laundry service and a restaurant where a rich breakfast is served. The rooms offer any comfort where you feel at any time at home: TV led, free Wi-Fi Internet Access, safe, air conditioning, heating, mini-bar, hairdryer, two telephones with voice mail. ... more   less 
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