Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Via Dei Cartari 18, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Palermo, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a fitness center and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to paid private parking available on-site.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana) (0.3 km) and Chiesa del Gesu (0.5 km), guests of Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa can easily experience some of Palermo's most well known attractions.

If you’re looking for a French restaurant, consider a visit to La Brasserie Valderice, OktoberKrepes, or Don Gelato, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular architectural buildings such as Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, Palazzo Conte Federico, and Palazzo Mirto.

Enjoy your stay in Palermo!

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Massage
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Safe
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

Via Dei Cartari 18, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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Great for walkers
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LCNM19 wrote a review Jan 2020
Lowestoft, United Kingdom305 contributions179 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is massive having been a large central bank. It was renovated about 10 years ago and I think has a large conference business. It also has a large atrium where it hosts parties and weddings. Luckily the rooms are well insulated for noise but it was a worry. The rooms are large and comfortable. The bathrooms had a good shower and the water was always hot. There is a mini bar which is stocked but extremely expensive. There is no free water provided. The room had no information about services which mean you have to call for any questions. There is a kettle in the room but getting Cups and the tea and coffee to be refilled was exhausting. The breakfast covered all basics. You can ask for coffees and eggs to be cooked. Nothing tells you this. The staff are slow and either uninterested or overworked.
The bar was very warm, but drinks can be taken into the atrium. They made good cocktails. The prices were reasonable for the quality.

Overall it’s ok, but with the grandeur of the building it slightly under delivers. It’s ok for a day or two, I would not recommend longer.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Giovanni Pizzo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Responded Jul 8, 2020
Dear Guest, thank' s a lot for writing your opinion on Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. As you mentioned the hotel was a bank and it is a unique building composed of three adjoining structures: The Cassa di Risparmio, a former convent and church of Padri Mercedari Scalzi and a Briuccia-Cattolica Palace of 1600s. Thank' s also to write about the grand opening in 2010, underwent a 5 years renovation under the management of Costa Degli Ulivi Spa. We are sorry for the little disappointments, but we inform you that all rooms have an informative directory of hotel services, just as we usually offer water on arrival. However we made a good note of your review in order to improve sevices in general. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, best regards. Giovanni Pizzo General Manager
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Travel hound wrote a review May 2022
Houston, Texas18 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Impressive exterior but really under delivers. I’d guess that a significant part of their customers are older, monied Americans, as this seems to be ground zero for a lot of tour groups.

Pros: great location for shops/restaurants/street markets, historic unique building, interior atrium, very clean, spacious rooms and bathrooms, nice towels, quiet part of town, with no night noise.

Cons:
My main gripes are beds and breakfast; kind of critical in this business!
Beds are glorified cots. Has no one in marketing stayed in the average American hotel that obsess about bed and linen quality? All of us are jet lagged the entire time we’re here and desperately need to sleep.

Wow, the breakfast is a sad affair! Tired old stuffy setup with heavily draped tables and white coat waiters makes it feel like a seniors facility, or perhaps a dull convention hotel in anyplace USA. The food summary: Hard to find enough to eat and not leave hungry. Terrible cold scrambled eggs, earlier reviews advised to special order eggs, so I did and they were inedible. No fresh fruit, only canned. On the positive side, good juice/coffee, bread rolls/croissants/cakes. So many cakes.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fussy_People wrote a review Sep 2023
London, United Kingdom280 contributions183 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights, arranged by our tour operator, Esplora Travel. I was unwell for some of the stay, and was grateful to be in the large comfortable room. The common areas with the huge semi-outdoor seating area in the centre, are magnificent and impressive, and the hotel is in a very convenient central location. Staff were pleasant and helpful, on the whole. My gripes would be about the bathroom and to a lesser extent the breakfast. Our bathroom was tiny and cramped with a leaking shower and nowhere to put our toiletries. This compared poorly to the spacious bedroom. The bathroom could easily be remodelled to include a larger shower cubicle (which doesn't leak). The breakfast was a bit limited and haphazard, and it was difficult to order hot drinks.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sepsepnyc wrote a review Jun 2023
New York City, New York3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in an Executive Suite in Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa for two nights in June 2023. It was the last leg of a 10 day trip to Sicily, and the fourth hotel we stayed at on the island. In contrast to our experience at the three other hotels, this was a huge disappointment. We didn’t have very high expectations (based on other reviews), but for ~$600 per night, we didn't expect to find such a sad room in such a sad state. First off, the layout was odd. There was a wall separating the bed from the sitting area, rendering the room dark and claustrophobic (it was not a small room). Strangely there was a TV at the foot of the bed, which looked completely out of place and added to the feeling of claustrophobia. The only window in the room opened onto a poorly maintained courtyard. The rugs in the room were dirty and covered in dust. It seemed that no one had vacuumed them in quite some time. There was very obvious water damage on the floor around the bed and the TV stand. The coffee provided in the room consisted of two packets of Nescafe powder and two paper cups. On our second day we noticed a leak in the bathroom, from the towel warmer rack (which was not on, but still leaking). Basically, the property doesn't seem to be well maintained or well managed.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natalie P wrote a review Jun 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not stay at this hotel. Their staff is a bunch of theifs. We checked into the hotel for a 2 night stay a few weeks ago with no problem, they had our room ready, etc. We had a very early flight the next day and checked out at 430am at the reception. We paid the city tax and confirmed check out and we were off in our cab to the airport. Our cab driver gets a call from the hotel while we are almost at the airport that he must turn around and bring us back to the hotel as we "did not pay for our stay". We booked the stay and paid for it MONTHS prior with our travel agent, the payment was on our credit cards, etc. We get back to the hotel after explaining them we are about to miss our flight and they said "we have no record of your reservation, you didnt pay for your stay" HOW would they not have noticed this upon check in? We stayed there for 2 nights, checked in and checked out with no issue, and then they force us to come back to the hotel claiming we didnt pay which is completely false. In a rush to get back to the airport we paid and said we would figure it out later. Our travel agent did confirm that we did in fact pay and did not know what they were talking about. After going back and forth, they finally saw that yes, we paid ahead of time and would refund our card. It has been over a week now and they STILL have not refunded my credit card. It is absolutely ridiculous - we email and call and they flat out ignore the fact that they have not processed the refund yet when we paid double for the stay. Their staff is now unresponsive. Do not stay at this hotel - they will still your money.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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betteskid wrote a review Jun 2022
Boston, Massachusetts1,329 contribution439 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for two nights on a recent visit to Sicily. The location of the hotel is very nice - near many good restaurants and shops and also in close proximity to many of the sites one would want to visit in Palermo. The rooms were fine and comfortable. The internet was not completely reliable but adequate. The air conditioning worked well and could be adjusted in the room. My breakfasts there were also quite good.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Stephen B wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom100 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights. Hotel is enormous, combining several buildings. The location is excellent for the centre of Palermo, but quiet as it fronts a car free square.The rooms comfortable. The breakfast is correct. There is a restaurant which serves good locally influenced food in a setting of baronial splendour. They mix a fine Negroni too. Helpful efficient staff. Car parking is provided off site for a fee. Traffic and parking in Palermo require stamina so this is a good option.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandy S wrote a review Oct 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico1,014 contribution494 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our accommodations in the Grand Hotel Piazza de Borsa were comfortable, but occasionally the smell of raw sewage wafted through our room. In all our hotels in Sicily, the beds were comfortable and the bed linens high quality. Because the hotel was cobbled together from four downtown buildings, finding our way to and from our room was initially mystifying, but the location was excellent -- walking distance from the city's main sights.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The corridors can be confusing, so take note of your room's location.
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Bakul S wrote a review Jul 2022
7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 5 couples who were aged above 65, from Mumbai, India. We were totally vegetarians, but all the chefs were very cordial and cooperative and used to cook us something or the other in veg dishes , which made us very comfortable. More than that they even used to heat up our Indian food in microwave and give us. We are very grateful to them.
On the reception counter, there was Ms Flurry or Flory, who went out of the way to help us in translating Italian to English spoken by our driver.
The rooms of the hotel were huge and fantastic. We truly enjoyed our stay here. Thanks to all the staff and members of the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic, but 301 is the best
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Dodger52 wrote a review Nov 2022
Wollongong, Australia601 contributions245 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights at the GH PB in Palermo. It is well located giving good by foot access to sites. The room was very large and clean. The wi-fi was excellent. The shower was located inside a very deep bath tub. It is dangerous as you need to step over to get in or out a very high wall. The bath is slippery and has no mat. The breakfast was very good
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be careful taking a shower. The bath is very deep and you need to scale a wall to get in
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schonesland asked a question Nov 2017
Boone, Iowa13 contributions4 helpful votes
Parking? How close?
Answer from Yuri B
Melbourne, Australia236 contributions9 helpful votes
as far as I recall this hotel is inside ZTL so private cars without special permits can not enter the area. If you are renting a car then contact the hotel and they will advise re parking options and permits to enter the area. We parked the rental car outside of ZTL on the street (for free) and then took a taxi to the hotel, we had car for just 2 days in Palermo to do some day trips. The taxi fare was not much more than parking inside ZTL and paying for the permit (daily?) plus for parking itself.
Answer from Lee M
London, United Kingdom21 contributions51 helpful votes
The hotel will arrange a taxi. It's very reasonable - they won't sting you.
Trisha T asked a question Mar 2017
Sedona, Arizona17 contributions10 helpful votes
How do we get from the hotel to the airport in Palermo? We are not renting a car.
Answer from Yuri B
Melbourne, Australia236 contributions9 helpful votes
we took taxi, fixed price from airport to hotel, i recall $35 euro.
JerryA asked a question Dec 2016
Benton, Pennsylvania42 contributions20 helpful votes
Is there a shuttle to the Punta Raisi airport?
Answer from LucyintheSky12
LucyintheSky12126 contributions77 helpful votes
Unknown . Please email the hotel. They are very helpful & speak English. I am sure they can answer your question.
SMB1256 asked a question Dec 2016
Santa Monica, California51 contributions37 helpful votes
what about parking?
Answer from SVA-JMB
Saint Paul, Minnesota106 contributions65 helpful votes
I believe they offer valet parking though personally I'd prefer not to have a car in Palermo.
Diana C wrote a tip Mar 2024
31 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if you don’t like your room. They all seem unique. Also make sure if you reserve multiple rooms to request they be together."
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Sandy S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico1,014 contribution494 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The corridors can be confusing, so take note of your room's location."
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Garry P wrote a tip Aug 2023
Hastings, United Kingdom180 contributions137 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ideal haven of tranquility after visiting the historic sights on Palermo."
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Todd E wrote a tip May 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the main strip of tourist trap restaurants. Food and drinks are not very good and prices are expensive in contrast."
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Dodger52 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Wollongong, Australia601 contributions245 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be careful taking a shower. The bath is very deep and you need to scale a wall to get in"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Nearby attractions include Goccio - L'Arte del Miscelare (0.05 km), Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio (0.4 km), and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana) (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Divino in gusto alla Magione, Cinematocasa Bistrot, and CuFu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.6 km), Oratorio di Santa Cita (0.5 km), and Palazzo Steri - Chiaromonte - Carcere dei penitenziati (0.4 km).
Is Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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