Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Mgallery By Sofitel - Palermo

ex. Grand Hotel Villa Igiea

Salita Belmonte 43, Palermo, Italy, 90142show map
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Overview

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Mgallery By Sofitel is a 5-star property that provides visitors with a seasonal outdoor pool, a sunbathing terrace and a golf course. An example of historical architecture, this hotel was opened in 1899 and was fully restored in 2006.

Piazza Politeama is about 30 minutes' walk away. The property boasts location within 4 km from Palermo city center.

The excellent hotel offers quick access to restaurants, bars and a stadium.

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Mgallery By Sofitel can be reached in a 30-minute drive from Punta Raisi airport.

Rooms

Room amenities at Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Mgallery By Sofitel include an in-room safe, satellite television, a seating area, a personal computer and direct dial telephone. Most of the rooms overlook Palermo Harbour and the Tyrrhenian Sea enticing guests to enjoy a stunning view. Some of the rooms feature antique décor and Art Nouveau furnishings.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the café every morning. The small restaurant serves delicious Sicilian dishes. The Des Arcades Lounge bar, featuring free Wi-Fi, a terrace and an open fireplace, is a great place to savor snacks and grills and enjoy coffee and cocktails. A variety of dishes are served in Grand Hotel Villa Igiea and La Staffa, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests are offered to rent limousines at Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Mgallery By Sofitel to discover the sites of Palermo.

Relax

Cribs, babysitting and a kids' club are available for children. For active guests, there are fitness classes and a gym at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   107.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Massage
  • Public Bath

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view
  • Marina view
  • Ocean view
  • Interior view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedOne child4 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
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PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Grand Hotel Villa IgieaGrand Hotel Villa Igiea100 ftSalita Belmonte 43
La StaffaLa Staffa500 ftSalita Belmonte, 2/A
Rosa dei VentiRosa dei Venti700 ftPiazza Acquasanta 24
Bar Gelateria BlendBar Gelateria Blend1000 ftComandante Simone Guli, 222
Villa CostanzaVilla Costanza1800 ftVia Pietro Bonanno 42
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Palazzo dei NormanniPalazzo dei Normanni2.4 mi
Notarbartolo Train StationNotarbartolo Train Station1.7 mi
Palermo Central Train StationPalermo Central Train Station2.4 mi
Regional Archaeological Museum Museo Archeologico RegionaleRegional Archaeological Museum Museo Archeologico Regionale1.7 mi
Il Museo internazionale delle marionetteIl Museo internazionale delle marionette1.7 mi
Giardino IngleseGiardino Inglese1.3 mi
Foro Italico - PalermoForo Italico - Palermo2.0 mi
Teatro PoliteamaTeatro Politeama1.6 mi
Teatro MassimoTeatro Massimo1.8 mi
La VucciriaLa Vucciria1.9 miVia Coltellieri 46
Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d\'Assisi Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d\'Assisi 2.0 miPiazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro
Quattro Canti Quattro Canti 2.1 miCorso Vittorio Emanuelle Via Maqueda
Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)2.1 miPiazza Pretoria
Church of San CataldoChurch of San Cataldo2.1 miPiazza Bellini
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Getting around
Airports
Punta Raisi (PMO)14.9 mi
Birgi (TPS)50.5 mi
Train
Notarbartolo Train Station1.8 mi
Underground
Stazione Notarbartolo1.7 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  231  reviews
  • 8.4
    Superb

    The Hilton Villa Igea is a luxury hotel, situated in an old villa, which is comparable to a castle. Beautifully situated at the port of pleasure boats and sea. Very nice room with all required services and a view on the port and the sea. Also the shuttle service to downtown is well appreciated.

    The only negative element is the restaurant : promoted as a 'gourmet' restaurant', we were disappointed by the quality of food (in comparison to the quality of food that we received in other Sicilian restaurants) : most expensive, but the least delicious.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The place and the old building

    The quality of the room was poor (too little, air conditioning not working...)

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Grand Hotel Villa Igiea is a home away from home and set amongst stunning grounds. It has a lot of history on it and is a most comfortable stay when travelling. They have a stunning breakfast area, it was so nice to have a cappucinno overlooking the bay. Service was excellent! Special thanks to Ignazio on the front desk for his efficiency and helping us organise things when in Palermo.

    Lack of free WiFi is one thing that could be improved on. They also have a lovely bar and pool area that close at 6:30 and 7:30pm respectively which is a bit early in summer time especially if you've been out all day and want to have a late dip in the pool late at night. This isn't a negative comment at all but if you are interested in staying here then the average age of the hotel guests is 50+ and families with children. Being 30somethings we did feel slightly young but for a one night stay it wasn't a problem. The hotel is ideal for couples on holidays looking for a lovely place to stay, it would be a lovely place to propose!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We had a quiet room with a sea view after requesting a change from a very noisy room at the front of the Hotel. We paid extra for this change. The outside garden setting and pool area were scenic and peaceful. Breakfast was enjoyable, especially sitting outside and staff were professional and attentive. Parking was provided on site which meant our rental car was secure from theft or damage.

    We were not prepared to pay for WiFi, as we did not feel this should be an extra cost on top of the high room prices. Restaurant was also quite expensive, but there were few other eating places near the hotel. Carpets were stained in both the rooms we used, although daily cleaning was regular and efficient.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    About as good a location as you'll find in Palermo, not an easy city. This is a very nice hotel with lovely garden, patio and pool area located outside of the main city and looking out on the port. The hotel restaurant was much better than expected, and the staff went out of their way to be helpful. On-site parking was thankfully included in the cost.

    1) No air conditioning after November 1 (same is true throughout most of Italy; 2) due to location, it is not walkable to get to the old town, or restaurants or other sights in Palermo - taxis are very expensive, but especially at night the choice is to take a taxi or eat in the hotel restaurant; 3) although not outrageously expensive, it is pricey

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very relaxing hotel, breakfast on the terrace is a delight.

    The air conditioning didn't work, so to warm at night.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Nice location if you don't like to stay directly in the city. We had a car and it was perfect to head towards the beaches and the near mountains.

    Bathroom could have been better locked after. It was very clean, but place looked a little bit run down in parts e.g. shower broke because of age. The room itself was perfect.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Front desk reception staff very friendly & helpful Good position overlooking the sea Breakfast outside Breakfast food Extremely convenient shuttle bus Historic photographs on the walls

    Absence of convenient free wi-fi in room (a must for a 5 star hotel) Abysmal attitude of restaurant staff, especially the sommelier when we complained about the quality of wine Poorly trained waiters (stretched across clients, etc) Noise from flagpoles kept us awake in room 320 Dirty carpets Slow and small elevators Inconveniently located for outside restaurants

  • 9.2
    Superb

    It truly was a 5 star site. Location was not ideal, but they can't change that!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Luxurious hotel with big rooms and almost everything you could need at your fingertips. Lots of entertainment areas too.

    No iron or ironing board. No complimentary tea/coffee in your room. No laundry to do your own washing. Paying the high price per room every night, WiFi should be complementary. I stayed in some 3* hotels in Italy where WiFi WAS complimentary.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The view and the magnificient building

    The restaurant was really disappointing in terms of food

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The gardens and location are beautiful. The interior something of a deco time-warp, which they have wisely (unlike the Savoy!) largely preserved. The conference room is spectacular and I spent a while enjoying the Boldini. For adults an enchanting experience in a romantic atmopsphere. The staff were very helpful.

    The dinner on our Saturday night was good, on the expensive side, but spoilt by rather a long delay between courses.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I would like to offer special praise for Ignazio, who went out of his way to offer exceptional service during a medical situation. This is the best and kindest service I have ever been offered at any hotel in the world, Ignazio should be promoted to the highest level! Please thank him again on my behalf and tell him I have sent you this glowing report.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Unfriendly staff, Extortionate prices for food & drink especially if you also use room service.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Its historic and modern look, very Italian

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  231 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedOne child4 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Punta Raisi (PMO)14.9 mi
Birgi (TPS)50.5 mi
Train
Notarbartolo Train Station1.8 mi
Underground
Stazione Notarbartolo1.7 mi
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