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XIRBA: Cozy Flat in the Old Town

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
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A brand-new, fully furnished apartment in the heart of the old city overlooking a peaceful public garden of palms and orange trees. Situated on the first floor of a recently renovated small building, Xirba is a short walk to all major tourist attractions. The apartment greets you immediately with its decor and attention to detail giving you the warm, safe and cosy felling you are used to when you are in your own home. This bright, sunny flat consists of two confortable good-sized bedrooms, a cosy and spacious living room and two newly fitted bathrooms with shower. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, with oven, dishwasher, plus plenty of pots and pans if you get in the mood for cooking. The bedrooms are quiet and tastefully decorated with plenty of storage space. 90 square meters of har...A brand-new, fully furnished apartment in the heart of the old city overlooking a peaceful public garden of palms and orange trees. Situated on the first floor of a recently renovated small building, Xirba is a short walk to all major tourist attractions. The apartment greets you immediately with its decor and attention to detail giving you the warm, safe and cosy felling you are used to when you are in your own home. This bright, sunny flat consists of two confortable good-sized bedrooms, a cosy and spacious living room and two newly fitted bathrooms with shower. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, with oven, dishwasher, plus plenty of pots and pans if you get in the mood for cooking. The bedrooms are quiet and tastefully decorated with plenty of storage space. 90 square meters of harmony to accommodate sole travellers, professionals, families, friends and couples who want to have a relaxing break in the Sicilian capital and enjoy its beauty until the very last sip directly from the heart of the city. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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Meet the host
Chiara G
Hosting since July 2014
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (48)
James D
James D
Bere Regis, United Kingdom57 contributions
Xirba is ideally located for visiting so many of Palermo’s wonderful attractions. In addition it is superbly appointed, with comfortable bedrooms, spotless bathrooms and a lovely well decorated sitting room. The immediate area is lively with plenty of restaurants and bars within a few minutes’ walk. It is hard to imagine there is a better place to stay in this great city.
Visited October 2022
Written 27 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

T Y
T Y
2 contributions
Perfect location in the center of the old town. Lovely apartment nicely appointed. Extremely clean. Chiara was very helpful and provided a lot of advice about seeing sights in the city. She was always available to answer questions on Whatsap? Parking was nearby which she help us navigate. A quiet street with lovely neighbours. We had a lovely time in Palermo and the apartment was simply perfect to our needs. We would stay here again and highly recommend it to others.
Visited March 2022
Written 2 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patrizia d
Patrizia d
28 contributions
Bella casa in una delle zone antiche di Palermo. Pulita, luminosa e bene attrezzata. Chiara è una persona sorridente, vivace e appassionata del suo lavoro. Ti accoglie con entusiasmo e ha piacere ad indicarti come scoprire Palermo. Grazie Chiara, torneremo.
Visited December 2021
Written 1 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

72Diane54
72Diane54
Denver, CO6 contributions
Arrival was greeted by Chiara, owner or manager we're not sure which. She explained everything and left a book of information and recommendations. The apartment has a nice little kitchen, I was able to make mokapot coffee as well as a pod type espresso if desired. There were 2 bathrooms, great as we didn't have to share space with toiletries. Neighborhood was charming, terrific restaurant right across the street, close to a grocery store, and the harbor as well. Main streets were nearby once we got accustomed to the area and stopped getting lost! Touring was easy from this location, although the street was very narrow and sometimes tough to navigate. We hired a driver and were glad we did.
Visited September 2019
Written 27 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lorimendes
lorimendes
Fort Myers, FL15 contributions
Our plane was delayed and Chiari accommodated our late arrival without a problem, changing our taxi arrangements and going with us to a nearby restaurant at 9:30 p.m. to make sure we got dinner. A little gem tucked away and convenient to all the major tourist attractions. Highly recommend!
Visited April 2019
Written 16 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ruth B
Ruth B
4 contributions
Chiara's apartment is close to all the local attractions. We walked almost everywhere. There are plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, shops, etc. in the neighborhood. We loved the layout of the apartment. It is sufficiently provisioned so you can cook/dine at home, do laundry, etc. She is a most gracious and responsive hostess! We would stay there again if we get the chance.
Visited February 2019
Written 9 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lana-teoh
lana-teoh
London, United Kingdom10 contributions
The flat is well equipped and is perfectly situated for walking around and exploring the city. Lidl and and the fresh food market are only a five minute walk away. The bed is comfortable and the breakfast view is fantastic.
Visited March 2019
Written 9 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FarAway775646
FarAway775646
1 contribution
We really enjoyed staying here! Chiara was wonderful! She arranged transportation for our arrival and departure which was really convenient. She was very helpful providing us with maps, guides for sightseeing, restaurants and grocery stores. We were close to everything! We found several restaurants right across the street that were fabulous! The apartment is bright, spacious and has everything you need for your stay! We would definitely book this for our next stay here! During our stay we were able to visit Monreale, Mondello Beach, Cefalu and Castelbuono with ease. Palermo was magical! We loved spending the bulk of our time here! Everyone was so friendly and helpful and we were able to take in so much! We can't wait to come back to this little slice of Heaven! Thank you Chiara! We will never forget our time there! It was very special!
Visited December 2018
Written 11 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lindsey P
Lindsey P
1 contribution
Really nice, spacious apartment, much larger than we were expecting. Very central, overlooking a lovely courtyard with palm trees. Chiara provided lots of information and was very helpful.
Visited October 2018
Written 5 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

I8530IMpaulad
I8530IMpaulad
New Orleans, LA2 contributions
The apartment was close to all of the great attractions in Palermo - theater, old town and great restaurants. Two couples lived quite comfortably. We walked everywhere and did not need our car. The apartment is lovely, fully air conditioned with a balcony overlooking a beautiful park. Chiara was very helpful on explaining the apartment and where we should go. We look forward to returning.
Visited September 2018
Written 25 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
XIRBA CasaVacan... P
XIRBA CasaVacan... P
Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Xirba. And also thank you for your very kind words. Your sincere feedback pushes me to do even better. It was a real pleasure hosting you. Rest assured that if a new travel brings you back to Palermo, you will always have your home-away-from-home here. All the best, Chiara
Written 27 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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About the neighbourhood
Xirba is located in La Kalsa, Palermo's Arab quarter, where it is still possible to capture a feel of the ancient Arabic-Sicilian culture. The neighborhood is vibrant and buzzing. Just round the corner from the apartment, many international restaurants are waiting for you to discover the typical cuisine of the city. Supermarkets, shops, bars, pubs as well as cafes and transport links are within close walking distance.
Getting around
WARNING: Anyone who is planning to drive in Palermo's historic centre needs to be aware of Restricted Traffic Areas, or Zona Traffico Limitato in Italian, abbreviated to ZTL. The old town centre has set up these limited traffic zones in order to reduce congestion and pollution, and there are significant fines for driving into one of these zones unauthorized. No cars without permits can be allowed in this area. So, If you are planning on driving in the historic centre of Palermo, make sure you inform me about that, so I can tell you where to take your 5-euro daily entrance ticket and how to activate it in order to get in the city centre without getting fined.
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Frequently Asked Questions about XIRBA: Cozy Flat in the Old Town

XIRBA: Cozy Flat in the Old Town is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

XIRBA: Cozy Flat in the Old Town has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

XIRBA: Cozy Flat in the Old Town has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.