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Bed and Breakfast Ai Cartari - Palermo

3 star B&B Palermo

Via Alessandro Paternostro 62 - Palermo

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 80 .00
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Ai Cartari Bed and Breakfast is a gorgeous historic Palermo 3-star accommodation housed in a former paper mill dating back to the Middle Ages. Notwithstanding its central position close to the all the main sights and attractions, Ai Cartari is sheltered from traffic noise on a quiet side street.

Carefully restored with a lot of attention by the owners, this Palermo city B&B has become a perfect place to stay for your weekend trip or holiday in Sicily. Distinctive architectural features such as stone walls, arcades, wooden beamed ceilings, and trusses have been preserved to render the medieval feel of the ancient building.

Ai Cartari is near the boardwalk and ferry and cruise ship termainals, as well as the shopping district.

This B&B offers tours/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.4 Outstanding!
Based on 57 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

I had reserved a single room and was pleasantly surprised to find a large bedroom ...

Venere Guest, France
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Breakfast at B&B Ai Cartari

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Ai Cartari

  • Dogs allowed
  • Pets accepted
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Check-in: after 11:00 AM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 11 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Location

9.4

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Ai Cartari B&B reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

This was the most beautiful place we have stayed in. We had our own door to enter into the apartment which was to the side. This was decorated in a Sicilian style and was situated In a wonderful setting with the church and restaurants in the forecourt. Lovely host and amazing breakfast we could not wish for anything more except we wish we had booked to stay longer. Don't miss the chance to stay here... Palermo is a great capital... We will be coming back and staying at this place.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

This was, quite simply, the best B&B I have ever stayed in. I stayed in both rooms and while the flat is preferable because it is quieter and more private both are extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished. I was warmly welcomed on both occasions and even had a delicious apple crumble served for my breakfast. Thank you very much Loria- I will be back.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a very large suite between two quiet courtyards, in a great location in old Palermo. Our host was friendly and helpful, and the other guests we met at breakfast were Italian, and interesting. We were not pleased with the air conditioning, which shuts off centrally if the outside temperature goes below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit, which to us is still pretty warm). We thus needed to sleep with the windows open, which kept the room cool, but brought in some mosquitoes, and occasionally, the noise of a barking dog (when the windows and curtains were closed, the room was extremely quiet).

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The B&B Ai Cartari is a renovated 15th Century building and its magnificent interior is a complete contrast to its exterior surroundings. It is conveniently placed for trains and old city, and the nearby restaurant/cafe is to be recommended. Rosi the owner was very friendly and helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We stayed in Ai Cartari for 2 nights in Oct 2012. we found it an extremely comfortable place to stay, and in an excellent central location. THe owner Rosi was very friendly and provided a delicious breakfast with homemade cake and strong coffee each morning.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Pre-Columbus building. It use to be a paper mill during the Renaissance. Very well kept and the owner takes great care to maintain. There is not one bad aspect, great location, local food outdoor food market with great cafes and local fare.Breakfast is a fresh, abundant and well presented. The owner is a great host and made our stay comfortable. She was helpful and pointing us in the right direction to get a few items we needed and she follwed up to see if we had located everything we needed. She also called the car rental to fix a small issue we were having. Great experience. Great stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This is an impressive B&B, like staying in an old palazzo amazingly restored and wonderfully run - more spacious than anything we have seen before - we had the ground floor bedroom with our own entrance, it was nice and cool. The area is very well situated, close to the Vucciria and the sea front. Rosi had cooked a wonderful torta for breakfast, we only wished we stayed longer...but we'll be back!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Norway

Beautiful B&B with super service and excellent breakfast! The rooms were spacious and nicely decorated. Our 3 kids enjoyed it very much, and so did the parents. It was easy to accces the main sights in Palermo and there were good bars and trattorias in the area.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

This B&B would be a big draw in returning to Palermo. The rooms were spacious, clean and very quiet. The owner, Rosi, was welcoming and very helpful as well as a great baker (the typical Sicilian sweet breakfast was well done here). She even negotiated the taxi price for us to get to the airport when we left. Excellent, central location. We walked to all the major sites. Would highly recommend and we will hope to return.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Tunisia

Both Rosi and her son were so very kind and helpful. I can't say enough good things about our stay there. It was EVERYTHING I thought it would be, and more. We were treated like their personal guests, gave us excellent recommendations as to neighborhood restaurants, communicated via email before our trip to clarify directions -- even asking for our phone number. Such personal attention! I really felt welcomed in their home. We definitely want to visit them and Palermo again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Ai Cartari is a beautiful residence. The room we stayed in was huge and had beautiful antiques, tall ceilings, and a lot of class. It was a bit dark, as it was on the first floor. Although initially it was a bit cold, heat was turned up at our request. Senora Rossi was accommodating and delightful, and her english is quite good. The bed was very comfortable, and the breakfast was one of the freshest I had while in Sicily, but still basically consisted of sweets (the first morning whipped cream cake covered in wild stawberries-yum!), coffee, and fresh fruit. The location was a little difficult to find, there is no sign for the main entrance. Palermo is dirty with trash and animal excrement, especially on side streets like the one where this B&B is located, but the B&B was impeccably clean inside. Location is great for seeing the sights of the city, very central. If I ever went back to Palermo, I would definitely stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Only comment was no proper working airconditioner but is such an old property walls are so thick that is not so bad. Warm welcoming from owner was the best point ! Best choice for dirty and corrupted Palermo ! Our stay was great just for the accomodation with nice woman top breakfast and great rooms 2x with 2 bathrooms in a tipycal sicilian style.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a wonderful B&B. We were welcomed and made to feel like friends. The apartment was beautiful, well appointed and comfortable. It gives out onto an enclosed courtyard so is very quiet. It's easy to get around Palermo and you are within easy walking distance of many local sites and attractions including two beautiful museums and the Botanical Gardens. It's handy for the railway and bus stations which is also where the airport bus stops. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and the neighbourhood, although it can get quite scruffy, is lively and unthreatening. We hope to stay here next time we are in Palermo.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The place is very nice but in winter is very cold and there'snt heating enough.

5.2 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

It is very very difficult to find this place. There is no parking space, the street is very narrow, you have to jump out of the car to drop the luggage (someone has to stay with it) and start praying that you find a parking place somewhere near. Breakfast is not served in this place. You are given a voucher for breakfast in a nearby bar. This breakfast was minimal and if you wanted a juice you had to pay extra!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The owner/host, Rosalia, was absolutely lovely, and we were very well located in the old town. Breakfast is minimal, but we grew to love the very popular "cafe" where our pastry and coffee were provided each morning (a short walk from our room)....great people watching at most times of the day.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Overall very satisfied with the accommodation although breakfast was very poor. Centrally located, clean and friendly willing to please hostess.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Le camere sono bellissime. Mi sono divertito molto il mio soggiorno. Joseph LaRose Kent, Ohio U.S.A.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

B & B is in an excellent location for the ancient part of town. No car parking available on site. Cost 10 euros per night in a garage 5 minutes walk away. Room was huge, but only had a lockable gate and heavy curtain for privacy. Separate entrance for independence. Breakfast was provided at a nearby bar, except on Tuesday when the owner provided breakfast, which was much nicer. No soap, tissues or hairdryer provided. Bar fridge in room, but nothing to drink out of. Bed made and towels changed daily.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Super friendly, super helpful, super value, super place!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Great place, Lory is very kind and the pplace is really amazing...

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely welcome, like meeting a friend. Very private, great to really get away. Beautifully decorated furnishings. Incredibly spacious.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This place was so much more than we have expected. The family welcomed us with open arms and took us through their beautiful home into our room. The room was unbelieveable, it was gourgeous. I would highly recomend this place to anyone. It is a great experience and you will meet one of the nicest family in Sicily.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Czech Republic

It was a wonderful time in Ai Caitari. I have spent a lot of time by travelling and staying in European Hotels but Ai Caitari wasn´t like the other hotels, it was very cosy and the surroundings of the hotel was beautiful. It was the best BaB I have ever seen.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

one of the best B&B´s I have stayed in in Europe,also superior to many hotels. It has style and charme, is central and the landlady and her family charming. No other place for me in Palermo! thorouhly recommended. And I am a travel journalist who travels and sees a lot.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

An absolutely stunning place, right in the heart of Palermo yet so quiet! Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly, and the apartment was beautiful. You have your own separate access door, and the San Francesco bakery is just around the corner. There's also a fantastic wine bar opposite the bakery which does the most perfect antipasto with perfectly matured cheeses. We really couldn't fault the Ai Cartari, and look forward to going back some day.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Poland

Very well located in the old town, very nice familly atmosphere, a lot of space in the room. Allows to feel Palermo from inside.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wow, what a place. Frankly, no hotel room we have ever had matches the bedroom/living room suite at Ai Cartari, with it's brick-vaulted ceilings and fine antiques. But it was the family who own it that really made our stay something special. We will always remember their hospitality. Once again, we extend our gratitude to them. They were troppo gentile.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

In heart of old city.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was the best place we stayed at in our travels all around Sicily. Own entrance, huge space, beautifully decorated, very central, reasonably priced. Local area (old centre) in the process of being restored and improved.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Switzerland

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10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

7.4 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Ai Cartari, offering 3 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Palermo area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding and down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as showers, rainfall showerheads, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini fridge
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Ai Cartari

San Francesco d'Assisi Church - 0 km / 0 mi
Oratorio di San Lorenzo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Mirto - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Gallery of Modern Art - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Vucciria Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza Marina - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Biondo Stabile Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Caterina Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Pretoria Fountain - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Martorana - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Regional Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Gancia - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Church of San Cataldo - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palermo City Hall - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Pretoria - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Ai Cartari is Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi) - 24.1 km / 15 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.