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All reviews free parking on site short walk to the harbour sea view room infinity pool wonderful hotel walking distance great location the owner francesco facilities towels port castellammare palermo town
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quite beautiful, and genuine, boutique hotel with only 19 rooms.

Outstanding sea and/or mountain views from most rooms.

Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and a great location for Castellammare’s great selection of restaurants and bars, all a short walk away.

I first booked this last year, from artists impressions, before it opened in the June. We visited for 10 days in September and it was everything it promised to be.

We returned this year, to the same room (108) with sea view, balcony and the easiest access to the infinity pool and sun longer area.

Fantastic, and plentiful, breakfast selection.

The owner, Francesco, and his team are wonderful people and nothing is any trouble at all.

Excellent English which overcomes my poor command of Italian, also makes things very easy.

Plenty of free parking, which is so important when you stay in Old Town locations.

We will be going back for many years to come.

Thank you again, Francesco, Alessandra, and the rest of the team.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Francesco G, Direttore at Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mr Ricci, thank you for your wonderful review.
We do not have enough words to describe our gratitude. Therefore, we can only thank and wait for you whenever you want. You and your friends will always be welcomed as you deserve! See you soon :-)

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The hotel was really good for a family of 4.
The room was spacious, breakfast had a great selection and the cakes changed each day with a few regulars.
The staff is what make this place feel like home-Francesco and the team do a fantastic job answering emails, recommending restaurants and booking tours, boat trips etc nothing was too much trouble.

If I could change anything it would be extend the pool open times so guests could swim before 9am to help prepare for a fantastic Sicilian breakfast.
Thanks for a great stay!!

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
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Francesco G, Direttore at Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear damonm75, thank you for your wonderful review! We try to do our best to satisfy all our guests, and we appreciate any suggestion. We look forward to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This is a really great well run hotel very helpful and friendly staff. Lovely breakfast with a wide choice of tempting options. There is a Spa if you want to indulge but we enjoyed the sun patio and large infinity pool that over looks the bay.

The ladies who clean the place were amazing. Everyday they did a super job of cleaning the whole place and it really was spotless.

It’s a short walk to the harbour and there are so many places to eat.

Great place to stay for a short or long break in the sun and away from it all. The views are really breathtaking.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Francesco G, Direttore at Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Paul, we thank you for your wonderful review. As you know, we work hard to improve all our services everyday. We look forward to see you again soon! Best regards, Francesco

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This hotel is clean and new. The pool is bigger than most found at hotels, and its view is better than most as well. There is often a staff member at the pool to assist with parasols and to bring drinks. Security is emphasized, as the gate closes at night. The staff was helpful with taxis to local sights, and there is much available within walking distance. Rosaria the manager speaks English and provides information about the area.

There is a brown dog (with a white wishbone-like shape on his chest) in the town that approaches everyone-- if you stay there a week and go downtown everyday, you'll know who I'm talking about. He's a local icon, and he seems to work the streets for most of his waking hours.

Mama Cocha is the best local pizza restaurant. L'Antica Granaio is the best overall restaurant, though there are many others, once you walk to the higher ground, past the eager hosts selling tables at the initial lower ground.

If you are flying into the Palermo airport (Falcone Borsellino, PMO), Castellammare is a convenient place to stay, particularly if you want to be close to the Zingaro Nature Reserve, yet in a city of good restaurants.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
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Francesco G, Direttore at Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Thomsonville1, thank you for your detailed review! We look forward to see you again soon :-)
Best regards,

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I researched a lot before this booking and was impressed with the reviews. Prior to arriving I e mailed some questions about the hotel facilities and received answers really quickly. I travelled with my two daughters and we had Sea view room on 1st floor. Rooms were soundproofed and I was dubious but they were 100%. Staff amazing always happy and friendly. Francesco the owner talked to us in the pool one afternoon.breakfast plentiful with lots of choice. 19 rooms so small quiet and friendly. All restaurant s within 5-10minute walk. Hired towels for pool 2 euros each per day. Cannot fault this hotel at all. Definitely recommend and would return. Made lovely friends round the pool from America. Thank you for an amazing holiday.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Francesco G, Direttore at Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Ms Smith, thank you so much for your wonderful review! As you know, we do our best to satisfy our guests. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards :-)

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