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Mercure Palermo Excelsior City: Should’ve Stayed At Ibis

The Mercure Palermo Hotel Review is part of the Round The Atlantic Trip Report.


Getting There: Skip the taxi. Take the shuttle which is 6 euros. ‎It takes about an hour to get to the city center. The best part is that the driver will stop wherever you want.mercure palermo hotel review


After a nice stay at the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, I decided to sample a Mercure hotel, another brand in the Accor portfolio. The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Palermo’s city center. I arrived at eight in the morning, hoping that I could check in early and get some sleep. The hotel emphatically said no. 2PM was check-in. After breakfast, I came back to find another person working the front desk and asked if my room was ready. She said yes but was cut off by the original employee who insisted that I could not check in until two. Exhausted, I passed out in the lobby. Finally, I was able to check in and make use of the dark room and rock hard bed. Before I did, I had to take pictures of the beautiful curtains and romantic shutters.

The Bedroom

a bed with a picture frame and lamp on the wall a bed with a lamp and curtainsa mirror on the walla lamp next to a bed with pictures on the wall a window with a green shuttered door a window with shutters and trees

The Bathroom 

a bathroom sink with a mirror and a small toiletries a towel rack with white towels on it a shower head and faucet in a bathroom

The Hotel Itself 

The hotel has style and charm. It could use some upgrades, but I imagine that it was St. Regis-esque in its prime.

a statue of a bird on top of a building a building with a sign on the front a building with a door and windows a woman standing outside of a building

a staircase with red carpet and white railings a staircase in a building a hallway with sconces and a plant a painting on a wall a room with a couch and a table

Why Ibis? 

The Ibis is closer to the port and a bit cheaper. Although this hotel was nice, I didn’t care for the pretentious attitude of most of the staff. From trying to check in to asking for directions, I found them to be a bit snooty.

 

 

 

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