When entering the hotel, the leisure and business traveller will experience a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. A noble and sophisticated elegance characterises the hotel's interior, where a careful selection of masterpieces by ancient Sicilian furniture makers, antique paintings and precious fabrics take guests back in time, as if they were received with a warm welcome in an old aristocratic house. In this unique boutique hotel, guests, while surrounded by tradition, can also enjoy state-of-the-art technology and all modern comforts. Renovated in 2009, this charming air-conditioned city hotel has 34 guest rooms available. The lobby has 24-hour reception and check-out service. Facilities include a hotel safe, currency exchange and a restaurant. A suite of halls includes the spacious library, offering a wide selection of literature classics and art books together with an Internet point, the fireplace hall and the hotel bar, where a precious Liberty writing desk has been turned into an unusual and sophisticated bar. Conference facilities are available to business travellers and all guests can take advantage of the room and laundry services on offer and WLAN Internet access (all of these incur additional fees). Those guests who are arriving by car may park their vehicle in the hotel's garage (fees apply).
The hotel is located in the area where once there was the Firriato, one of the most famous parks in XVIII-century Europe, a garden of delights and the game reserve belonging to the Princes of Villafranca, stretching from the Piano delle Croci to the Piano di Santī'Oliva; this area has now become a modern and eclectic neighbourhood, where the top fashion brands live side by side with the finance and business centres. The train station is about 20 minutes' walk away and Palermo Airport is approximately 30 km from the hotel.
The standard rooms are comfortable and sophisticated, their sober beauty rests upon a perfect blend of elegant details. Some of the rooms are decorated with unusual wardrobes, hand-painted by local artists with objects belonging to the Sicilian culture. All rooms feature a large and bright en suite bathroom covered with precious Sicilian marble with a shower and bath. Rooms are equipped with an LCD TV featuring satellite and Sky channels, a minibar, slippers and Etro room amenities. Air conditioning, individually regulated heating, wireless Internet access, a radio, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and safety box are further standard features in each room.
Guests can work out in the hotel's gym.
The hotel restaurant, Passione in Cucina, by chef Vincenzo Pellerito, offers a charming and welcoming atmosphere and serves the best of traditional Italian cuisine, with a special focus on Tuscan cuisine.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment at this hotel.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV