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Via Scarparelli 16, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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#55 of 118 hotels in Palermo
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Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Palermo does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Cortese, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Chiesa del Gesu (0.1 mi) and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana) (0.2 mi), guests of Hotel Cortese can easily experience some of Palermo's most well known attractions.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Cortese features baggage storage. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to secured parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Antica Focacceria San Francesco, Ferro di Cavallo, and Osteria Mercede, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for something to do, Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel (0.4 mi), Catacombe dei Cappuccini (1.1 mi), and Cattedrale di Palermo (0.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hotel Cortese.

Hotel Cortese looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Palermo.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Telephone
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English, French, Italian
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LF2107 wrote a review May 2022
Dundee, United Kingdom212 contributions107 helpful votes
I spent 3 nights here and for what I paid, I really can't fault it. I booked directly with the hotel as this worked out slightly cheaper. They have good options so you can choose whether to have a private or shared bathroom. I had a private bathroom but the shared ones looked to always be clean. My shower was quite small but so was the price! The hotel was spotlessly clean. The furniture etc is nothing fancy but that doesn't matter to me, especially on a city break. Breakfast was a croissant, crusty bread roll, juice and coffee. Lots of jams, butters, honey, Nutella provided too. Again, nothing fancy but it was fresh and filling and more than adequate for the cost. The hotel was sometimes a bit noisy as sound travelled but this wasn't a major issue and I only really noticed it in the morning around breakfast time when people were on the move and setting out for the day. There'a small rooftop terrace with a few tables. No view but it's nice to sit out and hear the buzz of the streets without being in the thick of it all. Location is right next to one of Palermo's outside markets- an experience not to be missed! Walk in the other direction and you quickly reach some of the main sights. Quattro centro- 7 min walk. Cathdral- 10 min walk. Teattro Massimo- 15 min walk. I was worried I would get lost but it was actually easy enough once I had my barings! The streets felt safe, even at night. Sometimes GPS would take me down a tiny lane/Street but before I knew it I'd be arriving at another restaurant/Square. Streets are reasonably well lit. Overall, the price/quality ratio here can't be faulted.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Austin G wrote a review Jun 2016
Waterford12 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are looking for a good budget hotel in the centre of Palermo, look no further. great welcome by the owners/family. spotlessly clean rooms and very pleasant staff. The breakfast is not so good but there are lots of cafes nearby. good wifi and air conditioning.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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jean-baptiste75019 wrote a review Sep 2015
26 contributions3 helpful votes
This hôtel is cheap and located in central palermo close to main monuments. The comfort is very basic. Matresses and pilows are very hard. Bathroom equipments are not new. The breakfast is resume to a croissant and a piece or bread. However the staff is nice and the place is clean and tidy. It is a good hôtel for small budget. Please note that There are Noisy party everynights a the corner or the street!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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grete M wrote a review Sep 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
I visited the hotel Cortese for the fourth time this september. Wonderful to meet again the sweet family who owns the hotel. Very nice hotel, in the absolute centre of town and cheap prices. Located next to a wonderful daily market. Most rooms have a small balcony, and on the top floor is a very nice common roof terrace. where you can sit and relax after a long day in the beautiful city.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: most beautiful view in rooms facing the market, but they are also the most noisy. Facing the...
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monika l wrote a review Sep 2015
3 contributions11 helpful votes
Theres not easy access. Front door is always locked you must press a buzzer each time you want to get in. theres an histerical woman . Who shouts at clients. Bother you with towels. We went there to relax .sleep We was bothered by cleaner knocking a lot. the area is well noisy by ballaro market...you wont get rest. theres cocaraches and ants. water come out of a plastic bottle that holds tube of air condicioning into your room floor..!!!. Breakfast is basic. they police you .make sure you all have proof id...or they wont let you stay .police stays in that b&b. overall...i will never come back there ..at all !!!!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marino_MFribourg wrote a review Apr 2015
Fribourg5 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent 7 nights in this simple, but charming hotel in the centre of Old Palermo.The owner signor Cortese is very helpful. Ask for a quiet room in the 4th floor. One discovers easily by foot the main topics of Palermo from this well situated hotel. The excellent restaurant Carlo V is nearby (avoid the "trattorias" in the Ballaro market, they have tourist prices).
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pinar P wrote a review Dec 2014
Italy378 contributions118 helpful votes
We are travelling by bicycle and the very important thing for us a safe place for our bicycles. Hotel Cortese, has offered us a space in garage. Bikes are safe so let's see the rest. We have a room on the 4th floor. We have a tiny balcony and a large terasse. The room and the shared bathroom is clean. Super fast WIFI is great and the breakfast is really good (compered to the italian standard breakfast). I would recommend Hotel Cortese to all the cyclists because all the assets you need is here: garage, internet and food.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Krzysiek K wrote a review May 2014
Krakow, Poland34 contributions13 helpful votes
Location: In the old centre of Palermo. In daytime - close to market when you can see real Sicily, eat fresh fish, buy vegetables, traditional sausage and great wine for supper. On nighttime - place turns into some kind of African market. Can be very loud, and you can feel unsafe. Room: VERY CLEAN. Kinda dark. Tiny shower. But there is terrace on the roof where you can have your own supper. Staff: Helpful and friendly. In general: Good ratio of price to value. When living there you can have a taste of real Palermo. I think it's better to arrive there during daytime. The hotel is hidden among small narrow streets. Neighborhood looks pretty dangerous at night. Looking for your hotel then - not a pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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azeemelixeroflife wrote a review May 2014
Nadi, Fiji16 contributions3 helpful votes
Definitely, one of the most unpleasant hotels I have stayed in. I had a narrow, cramped room with single bed for the same price as one I had elsewhere in Palermo which was four times bigger. It's tucked away down some side streets from Via Maqueda which are not very pleasant and with cars and motorbikes streaking past, can be dangerous. The hotel had a horrible pervasive smell of two-stoke diesel fuel which was unremitting. The noise at night was simply unbearable. Walk round the corner and you find students revelling into the wee, small hours. Extremely annoying! The breakfast was described on their website as "And to ensure you start the day on a full stomach we serve a full continental breakfast including tea, coffe [sic], cappucino [sic], pastries, cereal, fruit juice and yoghurt in our breakfast room." Nothing doing! All you get is a flimsy croissant and poor coffee! Dishonest! Unless I missed a trick, you had to buzz to be let in (a bit like a borstal) and you had better make sure you returned before midnight or you might not be let in at all (or face turning into a pumpkin!). The WiFi was good but you had to sign in after not using it for a while. On the plus side, it was close to the historic area and not far from the railway station but then you're never far away wherever you stay in Palermo.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Room Tip: The best tip would be to stay away!
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Anne S wrote a review Oct 2013
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
The only plus is the proximity to the train and bus station. Located next to the market, you will hear loud music and party nights of weird crashes from inside the house somewhere ... On the first night at 21:00 when going around a walk, wrapped up neck gold neck chain Torino street corner. Thieves drove a motorbike. Take warning from the back of the traveling scooters! Hotel breakfast was very poor. Drank a cup of juice and a cup of coffee, two remained untouched white bread and jam. Each additional unit cost 1 euro, and there was no other choice. Very scary neighborhood. Necklaces and bags of to hide!
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Date of stay: October 2013
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US$59 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of PalermoPalermoPalazzo Reale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cortese
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cortese?
Nearby attractions include Palazzo Conte Federico (0.1 km), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.2 km), and Street Frui Ballaro (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cortese?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Cortese?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cortese?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cortese?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cortese?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolce Capo, Otto Breakfast & Grill, and Capocollo.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Cortese?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cortese?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Cortese?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Conte Federico (0.1 km), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.2 km), and Oratorio di Santa Cita (1.0 km).