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Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

Palermo, Italy
  • Historic palatial property in the city centre
  • Famous past guests include Richard Wagner & Arthur Miller
  • The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the opera house & seafront
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Via Roma 398
Palermo, 90139
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Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes Palermo is "one of Palermo's most historically fascinating hotels", says Lonely Planet. This palatial hotel dates from the 19th century, and past famous guests include Richard Wagner, Renoir and Arthur Miller. The property was renovated in Art Nouveau style in 1907 by Ernesto Basile, the architect of the Massimo Theatre (Palermo's opera house).

The hotel is on the Via Roma in the city's shopping and dining district, a 10-minute walk from the seafront. It is close to the narrow alleys of the historic centre and a 10-minute walk from the opera house. Palermo Cathedral, which has a glittering mosaic interior, is 20 minutes' walk away, and the Arab-Norman Palazzo dei Normanni (Royal Palace) is a 30-minute walk or 20-minute taxi journey.

The hotel's three restaurants offer Mediterranean cuisine, and a continental buffet breakfast is laid on in the former ballroom. There's also an atmospheric piano bar in the lobby.

Rooms are very traditional, with antique furnishings, high ceilings and marble bathrooms, and have free Wi-Fi. Deluxe rooms are better by two categories than the standard Classic Rooms, and have a separate living area.

From the press:

  • "This is one of Palermo's most historically fascinating hotels. Like a royal court, it's been the scene of intrigue, liaisons and double-dealings" -- Lonely Planet

  • "A stately 19th-century pile with a grandiose Liberty-style lobby and elegant carpeted rooms" -- The Independent


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • iPad on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under.
    Extra bed available on request: 20€ per night for children aged 4 to 12, 40€ per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.


  • Small pets are allowed on request, free of charge.


  • City tax: 2€ per person, per night and for up to 4 nights, payable at the hotel.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is 40 minutes from Palermo Airport by taxi. Alternatively, take the bus into Palermo -- the journey takes 40 minutes to Piazza Castelnuovo, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Parking is also available at the hotel for an extra charge.


  • Via Roma 398
  • Palermo, 90139
  • Italy

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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