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Via Luigi Giannettino 4, 90128, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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#52 of 118 hotels in Palermo
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Welcome to Albergo Athenaeum, your Palermo “home away from home.” Albergo Athenaeum aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Palermo, Athenaeum Palermo Hotel is located a short distance from Chiesa del Gesu (0.8 mi) and Il Castello della Zisa (0.9 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Albergo Athenaeum features a concierge and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. If you are driving to Albergo Athenaeum, free parking is available.

Palermo has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Ferro di Cavallo, Osteria Mercede, and Trattoria ai Cascinari, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel (0.4 mi), Catacombe dei Cappuccini (0.8 mi), and Cattedrale di Palermo (0.7 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Albergo Athenaeum.

Albergo Athenaeum puts the best of Palermo at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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Concierge
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
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English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Radu Toma wrote a review Jul 2021
Palo Alto, California57 contributions27 helpful votes
While the hotel is about a mile away from the heart of the city, at $80/night including free parking and breakfast, with clean rooms with AC, a fridge and a quiet balcony, one can hardly go wrong. Competent, pleasant staff who speak English. I'd go back anytime.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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sam wrote a review Jun 2019
10 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel is really well located itsa short walk 15 mins to the attractions of the city.Staff were really helpful giving us directions and even printed usa train timetable. The hotel is clean and well worth the money. Breakfast has a large selection.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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acatius2005 wrote a review Jun 2019
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions1 helpful vote
Located in a not too elegant corner of Palermo, the Albergo Athenaeum was according to expectations, especially for a visitor who had business with the university and stayed there for a couple of nights. Room and service (with the exception of an elevator problem that was solved relatively quickly.) as well as price were in harmony, so that a hotel that can be recommended without any special remarks.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Kenneth S wrote a review May 2019
Seattle, Washington59 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a nice inexpensive hotel near the university, and near many of the tourist attractions. It is not on a main street, so it is a bit more quiet. The rooms were moderately large, and the breakfast was better than average. The staff people were helpful and informative. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Roedig wrote a review Apr 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa1232 contributions277 helpful votes
Yes the hotel is situated in a typical side street of an Italian city. Expect the neighbors to have washing hanging from the line. It offers all the comforts, sizable rooms with balconies, fast internet and free parking. Where it lost the fourth star is that the breakfast room on Sunday morning had no clean tables and everything had to be re-brought. No cheese. No bowls for fruit. The air conditioner didn’t work either. Otherwise centrally situated.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ReesF wrote a review Oct 2018
Winchester, United Kingdom73 contributions8 helpful votes
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Being half-Sicilian I’m always going to be biased about this place. Despite coming here as a child every summer and more recently twice in close succession, this is actually my first visit to Sicily’s capital. This is the start of a nine day holiday to the island that commenced with two days in Palermo. Travelling with my parents in law, my wife and eight year old son, we collected our Fiat 500 (L - this big one) and set off for our Mediterranean Adventure. The plan is to circle the island counter-clockwise taking in Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina and Cefalu. We are going to the sites, little ports, temples, theatres, mosaics and sample as much food as our bodies will allow! Back to the hotel for a second, it is easy to find from the airport, there is a large underground car park (which is great because you almost certainly risk your Insurnace excess parking on the street)... Palermo could be translated to Dented-Panel-City!!! The hotel itself is then walking distance to the northern quarter and roughly 15/20 minutes from the Ballaro Markets. The hotel is perfect, large rooms with balconies, adequate bathrooms with a great shower. You’re provided with an abundance of towels everyday! The beds are comfy and the air con is effective, quiet and simple to use. Fallen in love with the staff here - Pipo and “Lorri” in particular have made our stay really special. Our son is not fussy about food but like most eight year olds does prefer chips or penne with a ragu and Parmesan to anything else - and there was never an issue asking for these even if off the menu. Nothing was too much bother and the service is excellent. The food is superb, a simple four courses with three options per course. We’ve enjoyed a tomato and fresh ricotta salad, farfalle pasta with salmon, chicken escalope, spaghetti with olive oil and chilli, local fish, Saltimboca and all this washes down beautifully with local red wine. Five of us eating, four courses including a pudding to die for was 60€...bargain! Breakfast is equally simple and sublime with a vast array of cakes and pastries - our son enjoyed the donuts with nutella (so did I in fact). Referring back to my title of six lanes into one, I was referring of course to the driving style... I’m still not sure how many lanes are in one road, at one point I’m sure there were six lanes of cars and busses meandering round parked cars and scooters whilst avoiding a woman arguing with her partner on the side of a motorway junction (pulled over as you do). It is bonkers. However just go with it, push out with conviction and spot the tourists - we are easy to spot as the only ones using indicators. Rear view mirrors are really there as target practise for scooters / just assume there is always a scooter or car on your backside and you can’t go wrong. It was brilliant, chaotic and yet somehow refreshing to just go where you want, when you want and how you want - I think my father in law got it when we had to move over in the path to allow an impatient Vespa rider avoiding traffic caused by a bin lorry by riding down the side walk!!! Hilarious!! Anyone who has recently seen Jamie Oliver’s Italy show will know that Sicily is famous for its location in history as a spice merchants trade post. The desserts here are famous as a consequence of Millenia of Arab, Roman, Norman and Greek ownership. The markets are full of this unique history with spices, fruits and veg from pomegranate to peppers, vanilla to vermicelli. It’s all here... six cultures and histories into one three sided island. Just lovely 😊 Lastly, bit of advice, always carry some cash and change on you, there are so many stall holders with fresh prickly pears “Figo D’india” (literally figs of India) that they lovingly cut the needle covered skins three ways - top, bottom and down the middle to reveal a stunningly refreshing pink or yellow fruit / a must do. We leave Palermo today for the coastal road to Marsala Via Trapani so will post again later. Ciao for now
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gill N wrote a review Oct 2018
Alton, United Kingdom183 contributions69 helpful votes
We drove into Palermo from Cefalu and wondered where on earth we were heading to this hotel. It looks like a somewhat dodgy neighbourhood so we were glad of their secure underground parking. A lift to the reception would have been nicer than 2 flights of stairs too..... Room was functional, bed comfortable except for bouncy pillows, shower good, loo NOISY! Also the hotel is incredibly noisy, or rather the guest noise filters through the walls, people talking, people coming in late at night slamming doors and having loud conversations.... Hotel is fairly practically located about 15 minutes from the beginning of the old part of town. You have to negotiate a few busy roads, and beware, zebra crossings mean NOTHING to Italians! Breakfast was pretty poor, if you don't get down early enough they run out of everything, and restocking doesn't seem to be high on their list of jobs. Attitude of restaurant staff was pretty poor. One guy at the front desk was incredibly helpful on our first day there which was great. Would we stay here again - no. Would we go back to palermo - no!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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TqVq0000 wrote a review Sep 2018
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
The hotel is at a 15 minutes walk from the city center. The reception staff was very friendly. The negative aspects of my visit: the toiletries consist of a very poor quality liquid for hair, hand and body wash, the cleaning staff is very noisy so you cannot sleep past 8:30 am and the breakfast is not very varied if you don't like to eat pastries. Also, I reserved a room with two single beds and received one with a double bed.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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wisconsingirl97 wrote a review Sep 2018
Portage, Wisconsin68 contributions20 helpful votes
Barely 1 step up from a hostel. Positives: breakfast included. Front desk staff helpful. Negatives: shower wouldn't drain, toilet wouldn't flush, the bed is hard as a rock, paper thin walls and blankets, and it's in the ghetto of Palermo. Trash everywhere. I've traveled throughout Europe and this is the 2nd worst hotel I've ever stayed at in my life.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sammi P wrote a review Sep 2018
Leek, United Kingdom119 contributions63 helpful votes
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Friendly English speaking staff, the room was lovely and spacious and we were on the third floor so our view was really nice. Fresh towels and bottled water stocked up in the fridge every day which was an added bonus! The shower was lovely! Air con was fully working and well needed on some of the hot days! Breakfast was pastries, toast, meats, cheeses, boiled eggs. Coffee was good and there was fresh juice every day. Safe key was free of charge - just ask at reception. Walking distance to main bars and town about 20mins or if you ask the reception to get you a taxi and drop off at the port it’s about €15-20 Some lovely bars around the port! Really recommend this hotel!!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$55 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Albergo Athenaeum
Which popular attractions are close to Albergo Athenaeum?
Nearby attractions include Palazzo Conte Federico (1.0 km), Street Frui Ballaro (1.1 km), and Chiesa Inferiore (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Albergo Athenaeum?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Albergo Athenaeum?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Albergo Athenaeum?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Albergo Athenaeum?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Albergo Athenaeum?
Conveniently located restaurants include MEC Restaurant, Cotto E Bollito, and Bar Marocco.
Are pets allowed at Albergo Athenaeum?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Albergo Athenaeum offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Albergo Athenaeum?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Albergo Athenaeum?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Conte Federico (1.0 km), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (1.3 km), and Oratorio di Santa Cita (2.1 km).
Is Albergo Athenaeum accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.