The hotel is situated in an ancient building, a bank dating back to about 1860.
Some areas have been preserved, it is worth visiting the vaults on the ground floor adjacent to the bar area, the original bank's safe deposit boxes and doors are still there.
Rooms are comfortable although beds would need to be revamped, and corridors are extremely large, unusual for a modern hotel but clearly showing the origin of the building.
Breakfast however is a problem: not only the quality of food is rather poor, very strange for a city where you can easily find a lot of fresh food, but also waiters don't wait: they prefer to chat among them, I had to move from my table, walk through the adjacent room and ask a waiter to bring a coffee, which he eventually did with a certain delay.
Hotel staff in general gives the impression of a lack of professional experience although they seem to try to accommodate guests.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa Palermo, Sicily