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The Terrace
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

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868rach
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely appartment, perfectly situated in the centre of town”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This is a perfect place to stay in Palermo. The apartment is spacious and clean and there is a glorious sunny terrace to sit out on. It is right in the centre of town so all the main sights are within easy walking distance.
Massimo is a wonderful host.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
16 Jun 2015
Grazie mille Christina!
Sono felice della tua bella recensione e per avere apprezzato la mia casa vacanza.
Un saluto da Palermo.

Massimo
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joerad
South Wales
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213 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay - Warm welcome from Maasimo”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We have just returned from a week long stay at Massimo's Terrace and had a great time.
The apartment was exactly as described and even more spacious that we thought. It is spotlessley clean and hade everything we needed. (Even though it has no lift and is on the 4th floor don't be put off).

Massimo is so friendly and helpful, he picked us up from the airport and took us back, with our flights from Stansted arriving late and leaving late this was perfect and cost 50 euros each way.

It is in a multicultural area of the city near the train station which meant bus trips and train journeys were easy. The Ballaro market is 2 mins behind the apartment and there are cafes close by.

A trip to Cefalu is definitely recommended as this is how I pictured Sicily to be. It has a lovely beach and nice restaurants, trains leave regularly, it takes an hour and is approx 10 euros return.

We also visited Mondello which was OK, but only really has a beach and Monreale which is not far by bus and a small square with an amazing church full of mosaics.

If I was going to return to Palermo I would stay here.

Thank you Massimo, we had a great time and meeting you and staying in your lovely apartment made a really great holiday even better.

(Note: If you are flying from Stansted........ it was an absolute nightmare. 2 hours to go through security and dozens of people missing their flights, when we landed back at midnight same exact thing, be warned).

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Liked best: How friendly Massimo was and how easy he made the whole experience
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 May 2015
Hello Joanne ,
I am happy to have met you . I would like to thank you for the good maintenance of the apartment and the nice company car to reach the airport . Thanks to the excellent description of my holiday and its importance to its location . I hope to welcome you again . A hug to everyone from Palermo .Massimo
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295paulin...
Godalming, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful , roof-top views,light,balconies,delightful & friendly owner”
Reviewed 2 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

our stay was wonderful thanks to staying in this lovely,roof top flat, situated in a vibrant,lively,historic quarter of Palermo - well placed for visiting the city's sights & station.Flat light & airy,mostly very tastefully decorated. Perfect for 4 people ( (any more would find it noisy sleeping in the sitting room, due to an electrical pump making a noise throughout the night (& day). Thoroughly recommend this lovely flat & helpful owner-Masimo.

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Liked best: Views,situation,lovely bedrooms & beds,good size
Liked least: heating expensive if you need it - a lot of stairs (good exercise though!)
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
3 Mar 2015
Grazie Pauline,
sono felice leggendo la vostra bella recensione, naturalmente sono sempre pronto ad accogliere con un sorriso i miei ospiti e dare loro tutte le informazioni necessarie sulla citta'.
Vi ringrazio per il buon mantenimento dell'appartamento e vi aspetto ancora a Palermo.
Siete una coppia meravigliosa!!
Tanti saluti a Marcus.
A presto!!

Massimo
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Gary M
2 reviews
“A great choice apartment and genuine enthusiastic Sicilian owner”
Reviewed 1 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This was a great choice for our first family visit to Palermo. I would happily stay there again.

Massimo was very helpfull from the very start with very prompt replies to emails to arrange everything in advance. He also offered an airport pickup service which was ideal for us. And also a return journey. A very nice and warm Sicilian welcome!

The flat is very nicely finished very much as the photos indicate and with great views across the rooms to the mountains.
There are two large double beds.

We had no problems at all. It was also really nice to have wifi access.

The position is great - its only a short walk to the station or the center of the old town (Quattro Canti).
We walked to all parts of the old town and further from here without using the buses. The Ballermo market is 2 mins walk an interesting experience and great place to buy some cheap food. Other markets such as La Vucciria are also within easy walking distance.

A day trip on the train to Cefalu is highly recommended.

The flat is on the top floor and fine for normal healthy visitors, but bear in mind as elevators are not permitted in the old buildings if you struggle with stairs. Massimo also helped us carry suitcase up and down.

We stayed in February so it can be a cold month - gas is very expensive in Palermo and mainly for the better off families so budget a bit extra if you like the heating on.

Massimo - thank you for your kindness shown during the visit

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Liked best: That is met our expectation
Liked least: thought there were 2 single beds
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
2 Mar 2015
Caro Gary,

sono felice della tua bellissima recensione.

Aiuta a mettere sempre piu' impegno nel lavoro che si svolge e di aiutare il piu' possibile a chi programma il proprio viaggio.

Hai saputo cogliere tu e tutta la tua famiglia l'importanza della disponibilita' e la bellezza della mia casa vacanza.

Ringrazio voi per il buon mantenimento dell'appartamento e vi aspetto ancora a Palermo.

Saluti sinceri a te e a tutta la tua famiglia !!

Vi aspetto!!

Massimo
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Matthew S
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Authentic Sicilian charm”
Reviewed 12 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The style of the apartment and building felt like being in one of Dario Argento‘s Italian giallo films, fortunately I wasn’t chased around the staircase by a knife wielding maniac.

The accommodation was what I expected and more, I felt immersed in the Sicilian culture.
The location is excellent being in the centre of the old town in the Arabic quarter and right next to Ballaro market. I would recommend a visit to this bustling market for their tasty swordfish which seems to be a typical delicacy in Palermo.
The apartment was very spacious and had a lovely balcony with great views which we enjoyed our breakfast on each morning.

The apartment is easy to reach from the airport being a 40min bus ride and costing 11 euros for a return ticket. Get off at the last stop and walk 10mins to the apartment.

Massimo was a great host and gave us some good recommendations for eating out and sightseeing.
We are keen to return to Sicily and would love to come back and stay in his apartment again.

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Liked best: stylish apartment with nice balcony
Liked least: early check-out time (10am)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Dec 2014
Grazie Matteo,
è davvero una bella testimonianza e molto originale.
Sono contento di leggere del vostro apprezzamento sulla mia casa vacanza e di esservi accorti di tutte le sue belle caratteristiche che rendono i soggiorni davvero gradevoli.
Sarei felice di riospitarvi a Palermo.
Saluti.
Massimo.
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