Hotel Plaza Opéra

   Hotel  

Northern Sicily  |  Palermo

47 bedrooms, sleeping 2-3

Private transfers are included for this hotel

 

A comfortable, modern hotel right at the heart of the city of Palermo.

Located right in the heart of the city of Palermo, Hotel Plaza Opéra is a comfortable and modern property, ideally placed for exploring the sights and sounds of Sicily’s capital. Close to the financial district and the shopping area of Palermo, you can easily walk to the Viale della Libertà and the Piazza Politeama, exploring the array of exclusive boutiques. If you consider yourself a foodie you’ll be truly spoilt for choice, as some of the city’s best restaurants are right on your doorstep.

The owners of Hotel Plaza Opéra have designed the property to showcase an authentic Sicilian style with many contemporary touches, with antique paintings and Biedermeier furniture adorning the entrance foyer, and you’ll see more modern works of art hanging throughout the hotel. The rooms are stylish and well appointed, and some of those nearer the top offer fabulous views across the rooftops of the city.

The rooftop terrace also provides fantastic vistas over Palermo – the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif and watch the sun go down. With a variety of cathedrals, old palaces, narrow cobbled streets and street markets to explore, you’ll find that it’s very easy to get lost in Palermo’s historical charm. 

Please note: Short/weekend breaks are available at this hotel.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star

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Facilities in hotel

Lounge bar, panoramic terrace, Wi-Fi.

Facilities in room

En-suite bath / shower room, hairdryer, LCD satellite television, telephone, minibar, safe, air-conditioning.

Location

  • Beach: Mondello 11km
  • Restaurants: 150m
  • Shops: 100m
  • Main town: In Palermo
  • Airport: Palermo 30km, Catania 207km

Rooms at Hotel Plaza Opéra

Standard Room

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Superior Room

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Deluxe Room

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Suite

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

The capital of the island, Palermo is a vibrant city, combining modern commerce with ancient history. Rich in works of art, architecture and culture, the town offers some excellent museums, stunning Baroque buildings and the most prestigious opera house in Italy. But it’s not just its fabulous cathedrals and palaces that Palermo is famed for, it’s also known for its colourful street markets and street food.

LOCAL BEACHES

Mondello
With pale, soft sand and crystal clear shallow water, this beautiful crescent bay is the most famous beach resort on the island. Lying between two cliffs, Monte Gallo and Monte Pellegrino, it is 12km from Palermo’s city centre and can be reached by a 15-minute bus ride. It’s a great family beach with a bustling, lively atmosphere and is popular with windsurfers and for snorkelling. Sunloungers, parasols and pedal boats are available for hire.

Lungomare di Cefalù
Lungomare di Cefalù is a beautiful 8km stretch of golden sands by calm, shallow waters. It’s ideal for families with sunloungers and parasols for hire.

FESTIVALS

Cannoli & Friends, Piano degli Albanes near Palermo - May
A festival centred around the islands most celebrated dessert, cannoli, together with many other tempting sweet treats.

Festino di Santa Rosalia – July
A festival to celebrate Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. The city becomes alive with fireworks and parties for this three day event.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Street Food
Palermo is known for its excellent street food, reputed to be among the best in the world. Stalls fill the markets serving up delicious and fresh delights. Join thousands of local Palermitans each day and sample some of the most popular dishes from Arancine (deep fried rice balls filled with ragu or cheese) to Panelle (chickpea fritters).

Mercato di Ballarò
Ballarò is the oldest city market in Palermo filled with local fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. The raucous vendors make a walk through the streets unforgettable with their calls and colourful accents attracting passers-by.

Teatro Massimo
Europe’s third largest Opera House and one of Italy’s most impressive.

Museo Archeologico Regionale
A fantastic museum displaying some of Sicily’s finest Greek and Roman artefacts.

Cathedral di Monreale
Just west of Palermo, the Cathedral di Monreale is possibly the finest example of Norman architecture in Sicily.