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Hotel Columbia Palermo

Via del Celso 31/37, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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#12 of 118 hotels in Palermo
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The Hotel: Columbia Palermo Hotel is located in the heart of Palermo city centre, about 300 meters far from the Massimo theatre, the Cathedral, the Pretoria Square, Ballaro and Vucciria markets, only few steps from the Quattro Canti ( Vigliena Square). Situated in an historical palace of XIX century, entirely restyled, the Columbia Palermo Hotel offers a cosy and friendly atmosphere an all sorts of the most modern comforts. The Rooms: All 24 rooms are fully equipped with: private facilities and shower, hairdryer, TV color, mini bar, air conditioning, and WI-FI connection. Our service: Credit card, 24-hour reception desk, Rich international breakfast, Disabled persons room, Car-motorcycle-bike renting , WI-FI connection, Bar, Room service (part-time), Alarm call service, Cradle, Fax service, National newspapers (on demand), Arranged restaurants near the hotel, Private car parking.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Tourist525069 wrote a review 2 Aug
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When I stayed here there was a problem with a blocked sink and after trying to resolve the problem I had to get the police involved the hotel staff threatened to throw me out and that I could sleep under a bridge if I didn’t pay £300 immediately I was very distressed as I had my two children with me and one of them was disabled. The two members of staff who I dealt with was extremely rude and I felt very threatened as I was single female adult with my two boys who did not speak Italian. I offered to pay this amount for the plumber but could only do this when I got back and they refused I also believe I was being victimised for previous customers actions. I would never return to this hotel and strongly advise anyone to do so especially if you are a single female.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Erica Verso, Proprietario at Hotel Columbia Palermo
Responded 2 days ago
Your accusations are quite serious and we wonder how tripadvisor gave you the opportunity to post such an inappropriate review, foremost the property and management are occupied by a woman, and all staff have deep respect for people regardless of gender. What you reported is completely distorted, perhaps because more than a year has passed and we called the police, because, with two children, you were completely drunk and threatened the staff and did not use the mask completely, in full pandemic(it was just started last year). In a week's stay you washed your clothes full of sand every day, completely clogging the sink, several times you were asked to avoid, then it got completely clogged and we had to repair on our expense, since you left without even paying . Have more respect for your children and for yourself, I say this as a woman.
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rheate wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom8 contributions9 helpful votes
cannot fault this hotel, staff very pleasant and ample breakfast. the night we arrived we found the shower head was loose once mentioned it was done the next morning. this hotel is very convenient for all the tourist spot. one remark is the coffee is rather weak but one can ask the waiting staff for expresso or capucino, if the coffee was stronger maybe the waiting staff will have less to do, not a complaint just a remark!
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
gaynor p wrote a review Oct 2019
standish74 contributions62 helpful votes
This hotel probably won't be for everyone but if you need a central affordable hotel, clean rooms, super comfy beds, friendly staff and a adequate breakfast then you can't go wrong. Little things let this hotel down, but we reported them to reception and hopefully they'll be rectified. Breakfast gets a few folk worked up, yes there isn't a massive choice, but what's put out is fresh and if you want anything topping up just ask the staff. The hotel is situated on a small road that is still undergoing major building works, and as of such will put people off, not the noise, but the scruffy way the via is left after the builders have gone. But being honest your not paying a five star bill to stay here, so keep that in mind. The location sells this place hands down, never stayed anywhere so central for everything, and if given the choice we will definitely return x
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Date of stay: September 2019
3 Helpful votes
Andy S wrote a review Oct 2019
Staffordshire, United Kingdom29 contributions27 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel Columbia for 4 nights hotel is central located in the heart of Palermo breakfast was continental everything was fresh the staff are excellent always polite room was clean and we had fresh towels daily for the price we paid this hotel was really good there is a lot of building work going on in the nearby streets but it didn’t effect our stay in anyway would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Jasonleg wrote a review Sep 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa1526 contributions207 helpful votes
Drove to the hotel from airport and were lucky to find a parking near the hotel entrance on a side street. We were warmly welcomed and taken to our rooms by Nicola, a very polite and kind gentleman. The rooms are big and the bathroom was functional. Appreciate the breakfast served in the morning with great cappuccino’s. Nice to be so centrally located so access to markets, or opera house is easy. A great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
US$44 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySicilyProvince of PalermoPalermoSeralcadio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Columbia Palermo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Columbia Palermo?
Nearby attractions include Palazzo Conte Federico (0.5 km), Primius Cocktail House (0.4 km), and Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Columbia Palermo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Columbia Palermo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Columbia Palermo?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Columbia Palermo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Biga Genio e Farina, Taverna dei Canti, and SpremiAmO.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Columbia Palermo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Columbia Palermo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Conte Federico (0.5 km), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.2 km), and Oratorio di Santa Cita (0.6 km).