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Porta Felice

Hotel in Palermo, Sicily
4*
10% off*

contemporary. trendy. luxury.

Boutique hotel, with contemporary designer feel, Porta Felice, with its oasis of a spa, is close to the sea-front and the Botanical Gardens, with plenty of great cafes, restaurants and bars nearby.

was £476

Now From £408 pp

  • 7 nights in July
  • breakfast
  • transfers
This is a guide price and can be tailor made to meet your individual needs

Features

  • 33 rooms, all en-suite with balcony
  • Air-conditioning
  • All rooms have satellite television, mini-bar, internet point and safe 
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Lift
  • Spa with steam room, emotional showers, hydro-massage pool and relaxation area where a range of treatments are available, payable locally (open daily 14:00-21:00)
  • Hairdryers

Overview

Available Board Basis
B&B
Nearest Airport(s)
40 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
Nearest Town: Palermo
Places of Interest: Quattro Canti, Botanical gardens, Monreale
Distance to Coast: Approx. 10 minutes
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes

Description

Contemporary design with real style.

In one of the oldest parts of Palermo and close to the sea-front promenade and marina, Hotel Porta Felice is about a ten minute walk from the Quattro Canti and within easy walking distance of some important palazzi, places of interest and Palermo's famous Botanical Gardens. An area buzzing with city life, there are plenty of great cafes, bars and restaurants nearby. It is a real mixture of old streets and quite trendy businesses.
 
The former 18th century palazzo has been given a swish, elegant ultra-modern, designer feel and it is really attractive. Rooms are comfortable and spacious for a city hotel and all have a small balcony. The rooftop breakfast room/restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling glass, is bathed in light and has views over old Palermo.
 
Porta Felice's superb spa is a real oasis after a day's sightseeing. A starlit-ceilinged small, bubbly hydro-pool is fabulous. "Emotional " showers, a Turkish bath and various types of massage will restore the body and spirit in a really calm and tranquil environment - a satisfying and enjoyable contrast to Palermo's hectic city life.
 
Porta Felice is a very impressive little hotel - we love it.
 
 
 
PALERMO

Nowhere is Sicily's exciting past more evident than in its capital city. Originally Phoenician, then a Carthaginian colony, built on a natural harbour and beneath the towering Monte Pellegrino, its setting is as dramatic as its chequered history. At the heart of the city is the Baroque Quattro Canti (Four Corners), which divides the historic centre into four parts, all of which are accessible, on foot, from here. Wherever you go, around every corner, behind every decaying façade, there are wonderful things to discover - Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, mediaeval, Baroque, Art Nouveau - in a maze of time and style. Palermo hints at the mystery of its way of life, with an atmosphere, which excites and feels exotic. It is a truly enthralling city.

 

Rooms

Rooms are comfortable and spacious for a city hotel and most have a small balcony.
 
CLASSIC
At the rear of the hotel, these rooms tend to be quieter. All with bath or shower, telephone, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, autonomous air-conditioning, Satellite television, minibar, safe and most have a balcony.
 
SUPERIOR
At the front of the hotel with better views than the classic rooms. All with bath or shower, telephone, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, autonomous air-conditioning, Satellite television, minibar, safe and most have a balcony.
 
SUITE
More spacious, living area with a little table and sofa bed. All with bath, double sink, telephone, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, autonomous air-conditioning, Satellite television, minibar, safe and double balcony.

Location

Reviews

"The Hotel Porta Felice in Palermo was first class in every way, beautifully done up in a very modern style with most comfortable rooms, just ten/fifteen minutes walk from the Quatro Canti, and fifty yards the other way on the main road a scruffy little cafe which served gorgeous ice cream (laced with booze!!)  Five minutes away was the Piazza Marina with restaurants, bars and a square where one could sit and watch the world go by.  The lovely little hotel restaurant on the roof top balcony really did serve excellent beautiful tasting food and wine and we would have been quite happy eating there every evening, although we did venture forth for a couple of meals." Geoff & Thelma, Fleet

“We were made to feel welcome immediately on stepping through the door. The reception staff were all helpful on giving advice & directions to guide us round the city. Our room was beautiful and the décor throughout the hotel imaginative.”  David & Lynda, Malvern
 

Roland Ellison, commerical editior of the Mirror online wrote... 

Arriving late on a Saturday night, with 12 hours to kill before we picked up our hire car, we only had enough time for a cursory glance at Palermo. After the bus journey from the airport, we checked in to our nicely air-conditioned room at Porta Felice. A quiet Sunday morning was ideal for a stroll around the fountains and features of the city, and our favourite spot was the Piazza Vigliena, or ‘Quattro Canti’. Never has a simple crossroads been so glamorous. Our next stop was lunch at the old haunt of the notorious Mafia boss ‘Lucky’ Luciano. Antica Fococceria S Francesco is a no-frills self-service canteen that serves cheap and cheerful Sicilian street food - our first taste of authentic Sicilian fare. To read Roland's full article, click here
 
“A stunning oasis in this most cosmopolitan of cities. Everything was just perfect, we couldn’t fault it” Barry & Maddy, Birmingham

Price/Offers

January

  • Was £476
  • From £408

February

  • Was £476
  • From £408

March

  • Was £476
  • From £408

April

  • Was £568
  • From £484

May

  • Was £568
  • From £484

June

  • Was £476
  • From £408

July

  • Was £476
  • From £408

August

  • Was £476
  • From £408

September

  • Was £568
  • From £484

October

  • Was £568
  • From £484

November

  • Was £476
  • From £408

December

  • Was £476
  • From £408

All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week (based on 2 sharing, single supplements apply) and are inclusive of transfers. Flights can also be booked, allowing you to benefit from our ATOL protection.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now button above for our latest prices & availability.

 

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