“Elegant comfort and calm in a meticulously restored Palermo townhouse”
Calm, understated elegance is evident in all rooms, with the quiet atmosphere you need for a comfortable night’s rest. There are 10 rooms, of which the standard rooms are upstairs, and all have ensuite bathrooms. The deluxe and superior rooms have more space, as you’d expect, but all are high-ceilinged and none feel squashed.
The beds are huge, firm and incredibly comfortable, with crisp white sheets and soft blankets. Add day pillows and bolsters and you have the perfect siesta space in the hot summer months. Original wooden floors are beautifully restored and varnished, and carefully-chosen textiles and paintings add splashes of colour.
Each room has its own distinctive atmosphere, ranging from the traditional Quinquela Suite, with stunning dark oak panelling and walnut wood antiques, to the exotic Afrodita Room, with shimmering gauze curtains. Superior rooms have peaceful pale walls with bold curtains, glamorous candelabras and lovely details such as antique sinks in the bathrooms.
Only the suite and some deluxe rooms have baths. Otherwise bathrooms have showers only, but these are powerful. The style of the bathrooms is a little on the spartan side, but everything is spotless and thoughtful toiletries are provided: soaps, shampoo, conditioner and a shower cap.
Breakfast is a highlight here. You help yourself to whatever you fancy from the lavish array laid out on the sideboard in the lovely light-filled breakfast room. There’s a good selection of cereals, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, hams, a selection of breads, toast, homemade cakes, and media lunas (croissants) with a choice of jams. There’s also fresh coffee and hot water for tea. Eggs are cooked on request.
Breakfast is eaten sitting at a long and beautifully decorated table with other guests. Take as long as you like: this is a relaxing place to sit and plan your day. Or if you’d rather be more private, staff will make up a smaller table on one of the covered patios.
There’s no restaurant on site but you can order room service if you fancy a snack, a sandwich or a drink. You only need step outside the building to find some lovely restaurants to choose from, and staff will readily come up with suggestions for dining. We recommend the charming Social Paraiso for lunch, Dominga for great sushi, and Punta Brasas, directly opposite the hotel, for tasty Italian food with an Argentine twist. Also nearby, Omm is a hip and cosy tapas bar, whose sister restaurant Omm Carnes serves superb steak. The great café and bookshop at Eterna Cadenza is a good place for coffee during the day.
Children are welcome and babysitting services, extra beds and cots are all available.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking