Grand Hotel Villa Igiea

Salita Belmonte 43, 3 km (2 miles) north of Palermo, Acquasanta, Sicily, 90142, Italy

This grande dame set in a private tropical garden at the edge of the bay—a local landmark for a century, and starting to show its age—still maintains a somewhat faded aura of luxury and comfort. Reached by some rough-looking roads, it has changed hands several times in recent years but retains its essential character, though some renovations could help return it to its former glory. A stroll around the grounds reveals such relics as an ancient Greek temple at the water's edge. Large rooms are individually furnished, with the nicest having an art-nouveau flavor. Spacious public rooms unfold onto a terrace and restaurant.

PROS

  • secluded setting
  • historic building with lots of atmosphere
  • free shuttle to city center in the summer

CONS

  • could use a refresh
  • noise and fumes from nearby marina
  • a bit far from Palermo attractions

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Residential Area
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 091-6312111

HOTEL DETAILS

106 rooms, 14 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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