Located in Central Palermo, within easy walking distance of the opera house and historic Palermo, on a quiet side-street devoid of noise or exhaust fumes, this is a wonderful hotel to choose. It feels intimate, somehow, even though it has a full featured dining area (and a divine multi-cultural breakfast, including “standard” American fare for those who need a heartier breakfast) and the rooms have everything you need. The staff is warm, gracious, and helpful. But, somehow, almost buried in the basement floor is a world class spa. It features a Turkish bath, a sauna, a pool—and all set within an atmospheric spa setting. The massage was a god-send given that Palermo was the first stop after a very long, multi-stop flight from the US. With their help our bodies managed to return to almost human form very quickly. And the price for using all of the amenities and the massage were way below anything we’ve experienced anywhere else. Highly recommended.