Grand Hotel Borsa Palermo

ABOUT Grand Hotel Borsa Palermo

At the start of 2005, a major project began to take form. The idea was to merge three adjacent buildings in the historical centre of Palermo into one large hotel structure. 

The central part of the structure used to be the convent and the large church of Mercedarian Fathers, a monastic order that enjoyed great fame and prestige in Palermo at the end of the 16th century. In that period, the European powers made Palermo into a Pearl Harbour of Christianity united in the war against the Turks.
In this context, the Mercedarian Fathers oversaw exchanges of prisoners between the opposing sides, at no small risk to themselves. After Lepanto (1571), there was a general sigh of relief: the enormous financial resources that had poured into the town were for the most part redirected to colossal projects of urban renewal. It was at this time that the monks left their modest abode near the harbour, to acquire the site, which is now the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Both the cloister, characterised by daringly high porticos, and the old convent door have remained practically unchanged. Above the latter is the effigy that the Mercedarians chose as symbol of their mission: a Pelican feeding its baby, an image that still evokes memories of the Christian spiritual tradition. Finally, the monumental staircase, although partially restored over the course of the centuries, still boasts in most of its steps the now unobtainable red marble from the nearby Piana degli Albanesi.

Accommodation room type

The Hotel

The central part of the structure used to be the convent and the large church of Mercedarian Fathers, a monastic order that enjoyed great fame and prestige in Palermo at the end of the 16th century. In that period, the European powers made Palermo into a Pearl Harbour of Christianity united in the war against the Turks.
In this context, the Mercedarian Fathers oversaw exchanges of prisoners between the opposing sides, at no small risk to themselves. After Lepanto (1571), there was a general sigh of relief: the enormous financial resources that had poured into the town were for the most part redirected to colossal projects of urban renewal. It was at this time that the monks left their modest abode near the harbour, to acquire the site, which is now the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Both the cloister, characterised by daringly high porticos, and the old convent door have remained practically unchanged. Above the latter is the effigy that the Mercedarians chose as symbol of their mission: a Pelican feeding its baby, an image that still evokes memories of the Christian spiritual tradition. Finally, the monumental staircase, although partially restored over the course of the centuries, still boasts in most of its steps the now unobtainable red marble from the nearby Piana degli Albanesi.

ROOMS

  • Room executive
  • Room de luxe
  • Suite executive
  • Suite de luxe
  • Suite Regina Costanza

All rooms are provided with: bath and/or shower; centralized air conditioning with individual controls; wide selection of complementary toiletries; direct dial telephone; internet cable connection; mini bar; room safe. All rooms on all floors are served by four lifts, one for each separate zone of the hotel.


All of the attractions described in the other pages - squares, parks, monuments, shopping streets and much more - can be found within 500 metres of the hotel. The windows of each room offer different points of view of the constantly changing heart of the town: from the roofs of old Palermo that form a sort of a gigantic presepio, to the hustle and bustle of Piazza "Cassa di Risparmio" (Piazza "Borsa" to Palermitans). Other rooms overlook the elegant "passetti" of Palazzo Cattolica Briuccia or the cupolas and bell towers of the “town with a hundred churches”, or even the medieval Piazza San Francesco and its famous church. 

This is just one of the reasons why our 127 rooms offer as many different experiences of Palermo as you could desire. Each room has its own separate design and personality, but all of them aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. 
Please do not hesitate to ask our expert staff for advice on the right room for you.

PACKAGES related to this accommodation:

We have 3 Tours linked to Grand Hotel Borsa Palermo

  • Tango in Palermo
  • Wine tour West Sicily 
  • Archeological Tour in Sicily
Price for one person double room 5 days 4 nights:
€545.00(fix) minimum participants 20 - max 35 participants


Services included:
•Accommodation in double room +breakfast
•Transportation service for the Milonga
•n. 3 Private tango lessons
•n. 1 Seminary
“Celebration Tango” and private practice tango session
•n. 3 Milonga entrance and n. 1 free soft drinks
•n. 1 Welcome cocktail
•Specialized local guides for n. 2 city visits
•Assistance
•Travel Insurance


Services not included
•Transport to/from Sicily;
•Transportation service from airport to hotel and v.v.
•Single occupancy supplement;
•Meal and beverages;
•Entrance tickets to monuments/museums;
Price for one person in double room 7 days / 6 nights:
from € 4.022 (fix)


Services included:
• Accommodation in double room with breakfast
• Private car with English-speaking driver
• n. 1 Welcome seminary
• All Meals as described in the tour program
• n. 5 wine tasting
• Specialized local guides for all the visits
• 24 h Assistance
• Travel Insurance


Services not included
• Transport to/from Sicily;
• Single occupancy supplement;
• Beverages;
• Entrance tickets to monuments/museums;
Price for one person in double room 8 days / 7 nights:
from € 3.730,00 (fix)


Services included:
• Accommodation in double room with breakfast
• Private car with English-speaking driver
• n. 1 Welcome seminary
• All Meals as described in the tour program
• n. 1 wine tasting
• Specialized local guides for all the visits
• 24 h Assistance
• Travel Insurance


Services not included
• Transport to/from Sicily;
• Single occupancy supplement;
• Beverages;
• Entrance tickets to monuments/museums;

WORKSHOP related to this accommodation:

We have 2 Workshop linked to Grand Hotel Borsa Palermo

  • Food Course about Qcina