Palermo, Italy

Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes

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Why We Love It

  • Historic palatial property in the city center
  • Famous past guests include Richard Wagner & Arthur Miller
  • The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the opera house and seafront

100% (7 Member Ratings)

"Excellent room. Grand architecture. Top location and delicious breakfast buffet."
Jul 17, 2016
North Melbourne, Australia


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 back to the 19th century, with past famous guests like 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, within a 10-minute walk from the seafront. It is close to the narrow alleys of the historic center and within a 10-minute stroll of the opera house. Palermo Cathedral, which has a glittering mosaic interior, is a 20 minute 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 on-site restaurants offer Mediterranean cuisine and a continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the former ballroom. There's also an atmospheric piano bar in the lobby.

Rooms are very traditional, with antique furnishings, high ceilings, marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Deluxe rooms offer more space with 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.


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

Checkout: 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.

Pets: Small pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

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

Cancellation: 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.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed Most: Breakfast Building Rooms
amy Jul 20, 2016 Nsw, Australia
Enjoyed Most: Excellent room. Grand architecture. Top location and delicious breakfast buffet.
Other Comments: I'd recommend this hotel to anyone planning to stay in Palermo.
Michael Jul 17, 2016 North Melbourne, Australia
Enjoyed Most: Good bathroom! Very important to me!
Other Comments: Run down, must have been stunning in its day.Air conditioning not working, very noisy traffic noise. WiFi had to be re coded each day, bit painful.
Diana Apr 29, 2015 Truro, United Kingdom

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