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Hotel Bel 3 - Palermo

3 star Hotel Palermo

Via Ruffo Di Calabria 20 - Palermo

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The hotel Bel 3, located on the Baida hill in the outskirts of Palermo, 7 km from the historic centre and 11 km from the harbour, is a modern and comfortable fully air conditioned property, overlooking the city and the sea. The hotel features a swimming pool, a billiard hall, a bar, a restaurant, and a large terrace. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, banquet facilities, secretarial services, and an area shuttle are also offered.
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 359 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Nice place for REAL relax after busy Palermo!

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Breakfast at Hotel Bel 3

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Bel 3

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking

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  • 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.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between noon and 11 PM.

Check-out: before 11 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.

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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 4 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

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Hotel Bel 3 is also known as

Hotel Bel 3
Bel 3 Hotel
Bel 3 Palermo

8.6

Clean

7.3

Location

7.9

Quiet

9.0

Spacious

8.2

Service

Hotel Bel 3 reviews

4.3 Ordinary
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

The only thing that worth at that hotel is the view. You can see the hole city of Palermo. We had booked a room with a leather double bed But we got another room with two single beds pushed together. Breakfast did not have the basics, no eggs or omelette at all. Serious problem was the parking. You have to leave your car key at the reception in order to take your room key. Very small parking area, less than 10 cars can park there without problem. No wifi. Room balcony was seperated of the next balcony only with a flower pot !

6.5 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

The rooms are clean and nice. We were at the bottom near the small swimming pool. So it was Noisy when people came to swimm but it is possible only a few hours in the morning and the evening. The balconies are very near each other so you cannot have a lot of privacy. The restaurant of the hotel is ok but it is better to think to make a reservation and not to eat here every day as you do not have lot of choices! The problem was the staff. At the reception everything was ok if you didn(t need anything( I met a problem to receive and print my airfare) and I had to go to Palermo and to find out how and where alone!!!! At he restaurant most of the staff people didn't understand anything else then Italian, so it was sometimes funny or annoying?? but it seemed a bit strange. Except the fact that the hotel is not far from Palerma and Monréal, and is situated above Palerma with a very nice view, you must know that you need a car as there is absolutly nothing around the hotel. This hotel is nice and correct for 2 or 3 days coming back from your holydays on the way back to the airport or just arriving for a short visit to Palerma and Monreal.

7.4 Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Serbia

First time in Palermo. Solid hotel, if you are with car, because traffic in Palermo is terrible and "Hotel Bel 3" is far from it. I suggest going to Monreale with car and catching up sightseeing bus to Palermo. Don't try going to Palermo center with car. Breakfast is pretty bad, and coffee to... Clean, and have everything you need if you are planing just a sleepover and spending day out.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel. The price of the hotel wasn't that high and we didn't know what to expect.It's a beautiful hotel,spacious rooms with spectacular views. One thing-you need to have a car to go to Palermo. It's not even near to the city center. It's a great place to relax but not party ;)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Hotel Bel 3 was a pleasant surprise. It was not easy to find; you needed to watch the street signs carefully, but once on the right route, there were signs indicating the direction for the hotel. Roads curved & climbed their way to the very top where the hotel was located--not too easy to do at night! But once there, the views were spectacular. Rooms and ensuite were large with balconies overlooking the Bay. The breakfast was plentiful with lots of choices. There were walkout patios where one could eat outdoors of they wished and two pools with fabulous views. It is not located in the heart of Palermo, but accessible to roads leading in or out of the city. We enjoyed the experience. Great Staff.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Great hotel situated on the outskirts of Palermo. Pool and view amazing. Organised trips available and advice on transport if needed. Car recommended.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Good hotel, but almost no public transport. There is a bus that goes to Palermo every hr or everery 30 min with no known timing. But according the locals, some times doesn´t come. Therefore good place if you have a car

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We had a fantastic stay at the Bel 3 hotel. It was a great home base for us, close to Palermo but out of the city enough that we could easily hop on the autostrada without getting stuck in the city traffic to sightsee around the island (Agrigento was about 2 hrs away, Trapani about 1 hr away). Our rooms were spacious with a great balcony overlooking the city and coastline. The pool was too cold to enjoy (we were there in October) but the pool deck was nice for sunning. The breakfast spread was decent, with croissants, cereals, yogurt, mortadella and cheese, breads, jams, coffee, juice, etc. No fresh fruit though. The hotel is quite a ways up the mountainside so we typically didn't leave once we got back from touring around the island all day. To get to the hotel you have to go up a series of switchbacks with hairpin turns, some of which are narrow and only one lane. We didn't see any restaurants or markets nearby so we ate at the hotel restaurant for dinner twice and the meals were okay, nothing spectacular. Our party included 5 adults and two children under the age of 2, the hotel was kid-friendly and they provided us with a baby cot and rooms at the end of the hall. Also there is free parking which is nice. All in all, it was a great hotel with everything we needed and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

1.0
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was very rude. my wife asked about the jacuzzi and the guy raised his voice that it was closed, there were no signs telling us what the pool or jacuzzi hr were. very poor customer service, we ate at the resturant and waited forever to get waited on , i never had such poor service

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Highly recommended. We loved staying here and particularly liked the small pool with lovely views of the city. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a very spacious room with a great view. Excellent value for money. Would definitely stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Peru

This hotel is the best value for money you can get if yo go to Palermo. Has free private parking, free wifi, a very good restaurant at very reasonable prices, two pools, a gym, very nice room with a safe and a breathtaking view of Palermo City and the ocean from the pool and some rooms. Forget about staying in downtown Palermo. Perfect for people that travel with a car. Location in the mountains with a direct road to Monreale and a bus that takes you to downtown Palermo if you don´t want to drive (I really doubt somebody will like to go driving).

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The map may draw you the pedestrian entrance. The view can not be captured by a simple 10 maybe 15. The restaurant excellent and competitive in price. The nearby pizzeria (short up hill) excellent food and even better view. The bus to cenral Palermo frequent and easily accessible. The hotel was very accommodating as we arrived early and because we were taking the 7 pm ferry they allowed a 3 hour delay in departure. Wonderful stay no complaints.

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Modern hotel nicely situated on a hill overlooking downtown Palermo. We had a nice spacious room with a reasonable bathroom. The bathroom needs an update. Nice balcony with an amazing view of Palermo. Hotel has WiFi and offers one hour free internet use in the lobby. Five floors down from the lobby is a restaurant – pizzeria with good local food and pleasant service. You can walk down from the hotel to a Piazza and take the bus to the center or docks in Palermo. In the morning excellent breakfast buffet. We travelled on Sicily on the motorbike and used the hotel to and from the ferry Palermo - Genoa. The hotel offered us free parking in the garage for our bike. Make sure you use the right approach route to the hotel. Check the information on the site.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel with fantastic views , clean and spacious rooms , decent food, friendly and helpful staff and a few miles away from the chaos of Palermo. You might need a sat nav to find it and can only easily access it by car, but once found we enjoyed the stay immensely. We were there at start of the season so the place was very quiet. I dont think it would suit families especially those with young children ,because it is out of the way, but is more suited to adults , and corporate travellers.Groups would have difficulty with coach access as the way up the hillside is narrow. If we return to Palermo we would definitely stay at Bel 3 again , very very enjoyable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

albergo eccezionale,sarà sicuramente il mio punto di riferimento quando tornerò a Palermo.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

You absolutely need a car !!! Downtown is a little bit too far. Hotel is really quite.You can swimm in the pool while having a nice view of Palermo.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great views and quiet location--nice to be out of the chaos of Palermo. Easy to catch the city bus into Palermo. Not a lot of restaurants to choose from around the area however.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The view was outstanding. Unfortunately, finding it was very difficult during daylight and most impossible to find at night. It was very isolated.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The view from this hotel is one of the best in the world. We ate all but one dinner on our balancy because of the view. We went to the local supermarket and purchased wine, meat, cheese and bread then soaked up the view! The staff was more than competant, friendly and helpful! We read previous reviews that said the hotel was hard to find, we disagree. If you arrive in the daylight, the signs for Bel 3 are easily seen on both Viale Michelangelo and Via Leonardo da Vinci. At night this could be more difficult but doable. This is the only hotel we would stay at if we return to Palermo!! My wife even stated that she would like to return to Palermo just to stay at Bel 3.

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

It's a bit far away from town so don't stay here if you want to be walking distance to the action. However, the drive is okay and not too far once you figure out the directions. The hotel itself is fine - nothing special. However, the view is fantastic and the pool area is great. I'd definitely recommend it. It's nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of Palermo and have such spacious surroundings. The only bad thing is the breakfast - utterly disgraceful.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Hotel très bien quand on a une voiture. Assez loin du centre de Palerme mais avec une vue imprenable sur la baie et les environs. Terrasse avec piscine dans l'hotel assez agréable

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Room was fine but it was very difficult to find. Suggest more specific information on web site and when seeking info via Venere. Staff were helpful and competent.

7.9 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Das Hotel ist einwenig weit weg vom Zentrum, ein Auto ist sinnvoll. Dafür wird man mit einer fantastischen Aussicht über Palermo entschädigt. Das Hotel bietet alles zu einem absolut fairen Preis. Ich würde jederzeit wieder dieses Hotel reservieren.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Mixed people, groups, young & older couples, older single women, small families ... Double-bed room.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

I was on holidays with one of my friends. The hotel is nice (balconies, flowers. swimming pool), the restaurant good enough, the staff friendly and helpful.

7.0 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Hotel interesante para visitar Palermo sin quedarse en el centro. Bien indicado con señales desde el aeropuerto. Desrtacar las vistas de Palermo. Por lo demás, nada especial. Hotel funcional. Alejado de Palermo pero cómodo para bajar en coche cada día. Desayuno pobre.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was a delightful hotel with a spectacular view. They have a very nice restaurant. We did have a problem getting a glass of wine before dinner, but did finally get wine for our party of four. As we were past high season I felt there was less staff than might be there during capacity booking. It was a wonderful place to stay - away from the city.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We stayed one night really just as a stopover to catch a plane. There was not much in the area of the hotel but it was only 20 minutes from the airport and we had a car. The centre of Palermo was about 1/2 hour by car and the traffic was horrendous (but we were in Italy so that is expected). The people manning the fron desk were very helpful. The room was a double room with a queen sized bed and couch and was spacious and very nice. The restaurant was not very good. I suggest eating elsewhere.

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

Hotel is beautiful, the view is beautiful, but the hotel is very hard to find and Palermo traffic being what it is, it is hard to get into the city or back to the hotel. The hotel restaurant was surprizingly good and reasonable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very happy with stay, beautiful view of sea and city. Great location if you want to get away from noise of Palermo, but will need ground transport to get back to city or even to local bus stop. It was about 15 minute car drive back to city.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Kind, helpful staff . Brilliant position. Balcony with panoramic view over Palermo and sea . large ,spacious rooms and bathrooms . Basic but clean.Basic breakfast but fine.Car required . Quiet away from the noise of the city .excellent value

2.9
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

impossible to find at night - even the locals expressed doubts when asked how to get there. it doesn't appear on any detailed map we could find. only one light fitting in our entire suite worked and the night manager was unable to fix the problem or move us to another room. the breakfast was awful and plastic in look and taste. the room itself was clean and passable, the staff were pleasant (if not quite competent), and the bed was okay but that didn't make up for the hideously remote semi-industrial location and bleak facilities. stay away from this one!

7.3 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Incredible view on Palermo Spacious A bit noisy though Breakfast looks poor (not much on gigantic tables)

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Having had great difficulty finding hotel late at night,(poorly signed and maps vague) we were delighted with rest of 2 nt stay. Great views of Palermo, clean, spacious rooms with amazing storage space. Nearby Panoramico restaurant, 300m (uphill !!) excellent menu choice and food. Breakfast at Bel 3 only average/adequate.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Excellent location and service; perfect if you have a car. Quiet place, nice views, spacious rooms, cleanliness, nice staff, quite good beakfast (although it could be improved). I recommend it!

4.9 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel was up the side of a mountain so if you are looking to be located in Palermo don't stay here. We had a car so it was ok. The photo they show is misleading as I thought it was the front of the hotel- its actually the back where the pools are. We were unhappy with this hotel due to the location and overall decor- needs a refurb. The bathrooms really needed work done on them. Breakfast was the worst we experienced on our trip (we stayed in B&Bs and hotels). The rooms, to be fair, were clean and spacious. Overall I feel that this hotel was too far out the city and not special enough to compensate for it. Would not recommend this hotel.

7.6 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Poland

Very nice hotel with beautiful view of Palermo. The bathrooms need some "refreshment". Very poor breakfast !!!

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The Bel 3 is a lovely hotel with beautiful views across the city of Palermo and the ocean. The 2 swimming pools are clean and the view from the smaller pool is fantastic. The rooms are clean with small balconies; ours had a wonderful view! The air conditioning and electronic shutters meant that even when it was 40C outside the room could be cool and dark. Eating diiner by candle light on the terrace was very romantic. I will definitley be visiting again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Outstanding location. It is not that near to Palermo proper but everything you need is right there. We used it to catch a plane home the next mornibg and the dinner and stay were great. Sit in the topside pool and look out at the city way down below you. Fantastic. Great restaurant. Good staff Enjoyed it.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was acceptable and the view of Palermo from the top of the hill was great. However finding the hotel was a real challenge. Even with a portable navigation system we managed to take a few wrong turns and ended up on some very narrow, winding, steep, dead end streets. The hotel, once we found it was quite acceptable and the restaurant was also acceptable. The breakfasts too were acceptable, but nothing memorable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Si se va en auto, recomendar contar con gps tipo Tom Tom, dado que es bastante dificil llegar. Esto se compensa con la excelente vista que ofrece la ubicación. Propnemos la colocación de cortina o mampara en banera.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Excellent stay, fantastic price!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

You will definitely need a car, but the hotel was lovely, and we had a fantastic 4 days in Sicily.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel is hard to locate. Signs directing to the hotel were hard to spot and street signs in Palermo are just short of nonexistent. Cab rides to town are costly due to the distance and the day we wanted to see sites the most there was a bus strke. We eventually learned staff could help with better cab rates, but they were not very forthcoming in offering this information. No information provided at check-in at all. Morning person at desk had minimal English skills. Afternoon person was much better. Rooms were very large and clean, ours had a bathtub! What a luxury after so many small showers. View of Palermo was wonderful. Breakfast was adequate. Overall, I'd stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Varied clientèle, individual holiday travellers, occasional tour parties, business and work travellers. On this occasion I stayed 7 nights

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beautiful views of Palermo. Difficult to get to even with GPS if not familiar with area. No restaurants in immediate area but hotel restaurant was good and breakfast buffet was good to adequate. Free internet in lobby. Would stay again when in Palermo.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Travelling with family, out of hi-season, accomodated in a quadruple room. Perfect. Beautiful view above Palermo. Good quality restaurant. Almost impossible to reach without a car and without being equipped with a GPS.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Palermo is a busy and difficult city to drive thru, the Hotel is located ourside the city center, so the indications posted on the light poles and trees are insufficient, also they should be posted also arriving from the east, not only from the airport.

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Rooms are spacious and clean and the view is excellent. During our stay the hotel bar was not open and there were no facilities to get any refreshmant other than the very limited mini bar.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

The hotel must soon invest in renovating the bathroom facilities. The view on Palermo is gorgeous! Generally I was quite content with my stay!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

A car is needed.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

The hotel is situated in the outer area of Palermo near the top of a moutain. The view over the hole city and the sea from our balcony was undescribable. Parking was for free in the front of the hotel. The breakfast was tasty and the dinner had a good price/quality -relationship. The staff had been very friendly. They spoke english and some waiters spoke german.

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I rented 3 rooms for our family traveling to Sicily. We had 3 double rooms, one of which was twin beds. This stay was only for one night as we were all coming into Palermo at different times and just needed a place to group up before traveling down to southern Sicily. The hotel has a beautiful view and friendly staff who spoke English adequately. There is a nice pool there taht we did not use and a terrace to enjoy the view. The restaurant was just OK, and the location of the hotel leaves you with few alternatives for dining.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Panama

I write this during our second stay at the Bel3. The location is ideal if travelling by car. The view is beautiful from the room's balcony both day and night. There are a couple of mini-marts and restaurants nearby. One can drive 10 minutes to the Giotto free parking lot and walk or take a bus around the city center. When we first arrived at the airport we called to get directions, but ended up simply following the little yellow signs that say BEL3 in all main streets. We got it right from the very first time. They have the best quality/price ratio we found in all Sicily. Two computers with Internet access are available for free at the lobby, and they were always available. Parking is also included and so is a nice breakfast. They have a swimming pool, pool table and gym. The staff is very helpful. Our laundry was generally available on the same day at the lowest price we found anywhere else. My only suggestion would be to install shower curtains.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Monaco

Nice hotel but too far from Palermo center. Seemed closer on the website

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

good position near Palermo with swimming pool and good restourant

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Fine for an overnight in Palermo but breakfast's a disappointment.

4.2 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Das Bel3 liegt auf den Hügeln oberhalb von Palermo in Richtung Monreale. Damit ist es leider weder Fisch noch Fleisch. Sowohl die Innenstadt von Palermo als auch Monreale sind nur mit einem Leihwagen zu erreichen (ca. 15 min. Fahrt). Fährt man hingegen Taxi, dann wird es ziemlich teuer ! (10+ km) Unser Zimmer war geräumig, sauber und alles in allem absolut ok. Es hatte keine Dusche (auch keinen Duschvorhang). Also ein wenig Vorsicht beim Duschen. Die Klimaanlage hat einwandfrei und auch sehr leise funktioniert. Das Zimmer hatte einen Safe. Internet ist kostenfrei, die Rechner aber sehr langsam (P II). Parken ist kostenfrei und es war auch immer ein Parkplatz im abgeschlossenen Bereich des Hotels vorhanden. Das Hotel hat einen recht schönen Blick auf Palermo (ehrlich gesagt aber nur mit Fernglas aufgrund der erheblichen Entfernung). Der Pool ist insoweit nicht weiter erwähnenswert als dass sich dieser direkt unter den Balkons befindet und man damit zumindest abends recht öffentlich badet. Das Team spricht kein Deutsch und - je nach clerk - nur minimal Englisch. Trotzdem war die Hilfsbereitschaft maximal (uns wurde z.B. umgehend geholfen als wir den Leihwagen nicht starten konnten). Das Frühstück ist noch ok für 3 Sterne auf Sizilien. Alles war zwar abgepackt und das Brot war wohl bereits einen Tag alt. Hat aber trotzdem geschmeckt und einen guten Start in den Tag ermöglicht. Das Zimmer an sich war sehr ruhig, bis nachts um 1 eine ziemlich sehr sehr laute italienische Familie direkt im Zimmer über uns begann mit den Türen zu knallen, sich überaus lautstark zu unterhalten (schreien) und keinerlei Rücksicht auf andere Hotelgäste nahm. Wird aber eher ein dummer Zufall gewesen sein. Alles in allem ist das Bel3 ein gute und angemessen preiswerte Ausgangsbasis für Leute die Abends in Palermo landen und am nächsten Tag mit dem Leihwagen schon wieder on Tour sein wollen. Ohne Leihwagen besser nicht.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is a long way out of Palermo overlooking the city - so quite difficult to find despite some signage (you keep in thinking you must have missed it). It's very quiet in a residential area - almost too quiet as when we were there in early summer many of the facilities were not functioning such as the bar - it felt slightly depressing. It has a small car park - when full we would imagine that car parking is a nightmare.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Hotel en las afueras, afueras de Palermo. Nos costó encontrarlo pero tiene unas vistas preciosas y es muy tranquilo. El restaurante está en una terraza y puedes cenar viendo toda la ciudad de Palermo. Habitaciones muy amplias y muy limpias con su terraza.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

magnific view of Palerma town rapport qualité prix du restaurant environnement négatif: incendie et éloignement du centre ville

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Bel 3 was a lovely hotel and good quality for the price.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We had a lovely stay in your hotel. A triple room and a quadruple room. Both excellent. I would recommend this hotel highly to my friends.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Great view on Palermo and the sea. Very easy to find. Small swimming pool but nice sunbaths chairs. Good dinner at the restaurant for a good price/quality ratio. Very spacious room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

Amazing modern architecture, super view of Palermo. We did not leave the permisses for the eavening. Excelent meal at the hotel restaurant.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

The Hotel and its restaurant are excellent. The location is inconvenient due to the narrow and winding roads

7.2 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is well outside Palermo and up on a hill in a residential area. You really will need a car and if so a really good map or set of directions as it is hard to find at first. Otherwise the hotel is fine, we only had an overnight stay, the decor and furnishings are a bit dated but the standards are good. We did eat in the restaurant which was fine if a little limited for choice, they seemed only to have a set menu despite a la carte being advertised at reception. The view over palermo is great.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

The hotel was well worth the drive away from downtown. The view and quiet location were wonderful. However, the direction given on the website are terrible.

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The hotel does not have a good location. it is too far to visit the town. If you go to visit the town the location is not good. We had a lunch at the hotel and the meal was not good and the price was expensive. the relationship between price/quality is very low.The breakfast also bad. The cleanliness is a little low, the same as in all the sites we have been in Sicily.

7.7 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

You need a car, a good map and 25 min from the center of Palermo (assuming favorable traffic conditions) to reach this hotel, which is reasonably well announced from Viale Regione Siciliana onward. Once you get there, though, you'll be pleasantly impressed. The overview of Palermo from most rooms is breathtaking. Rooms are simply but adequately furnished; staff is generally efficient and friendly. Breakfast is disappointing, though.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Stunning view over Palermo. Able to reach the hotel from tne Airport without getting snarled up in Palermo traffic. Our minibar was short of a wine bottle - this was rectified immediately and they didn't charge us for our two drinks :). Caution if you arrive late as we did - we were told we would need to go into Palermo to find a cafe. But having read the other posts here, we brought sandwiches and had a midnight feast on the balcony :)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very enjoyable stay, staff polite and helpful. Your own transport required as some 6km from city and a difficult to find from autostrade.Would recommend this hotel.

7.9 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great place with a great price. Little far from town center but great on site restraunt. The beds were a little uncomfortable and the room doesnt have an iron. For the most part great place to stay a few nights.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Ein Tipp für Leute, die nicht mit dem Auto anreisen. Vom Camporeale mit dem Bus 462 nach Baida. Weiter zu Fuss stadtauswärts laufen. In der 2. Serpentine (biegt nach rechts) links die kleine Straße hoch gehen. Kurz vorm Ende sind rechts zwei Tore. Kligeln und einglassen werden. Erspart ca. 20 Minuten und ist nicht so schwer zum laufen.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Bel 3 is very excellent, we were very glad to stay there for 2 nights. If we come back to Palermo we will stay in Bel 3.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hotel in zona molto quieta. Difficile da raggiungere causa strade molto strette (se uno sbaglia la strada!). Eccellente comfort!

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The staff was very welcoming and although do not speak a perfect English, they tried their best to help us with directions ect. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable and we slept like babies. The breakfast was the usual continental breakfast (bread, jam, coffee, cereal..). However, as we were headed off for big days and needed extra protein, they were kind enough to make us delicious omelettes. This hotel also has 2 computers hooked up to the internet in the lobby which are free to use any time. The only downside to this hotel is that it is far from Palermo (which is also nice in a way since Palermo is soo noisy and hectic) and you absolutely need a car to go to and from the hotel. Once you have done the route once, with the signs to help you, it is really easy to remember. This hotel is only 20 min away from Mondello beach by car which is a place you must visit when in Palermo! We woud definitively go back to this hotel now that we know were it is located and how to go from Palermo.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Accès de l'hotel bien fléché mais difficile à se rappeler, il faut une voiture. La vue sur palerme est superbe, les levers de soleil magnifiques. Ma femme et moi avons été agréablement surpris par le prix des repas pris au restaurant. le personnel est très agréable et serviable.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Room was "spartan" but spacious enough and everything needed was available. Prices in mini-bar are correct. A curtain over the bath tube to allow shower would have been appreciated. The restaurant offers excellent quality for price. The 2 free internet PC's at the reception hall offer an added value. For people travelling with a GPS (mine was TomTom Navigator 5.1) be warned that a good fix is difficult because of the location on a hill. My TomTom guided me to a road either uphill, either downhill.

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Realmente quedé impresionado. Es un hotel apartado de la ciudad pero cercano a las carreteras necesarias para moverse de un lado a otro. Está en lo alto de una de las montañas que rodean la ciudad de Palermo y tiene unas vistas magnificas. Dentro me gustó que fuera espaciado y tranquilo. La atención de la recepcion muy buena. La cocina fenomenal, todo muy rico. Internet perfecto, piscina tenía buen pinta pero no la utilicé, sala de billar, bar. Para mi perfecto. Sólo voy a poner un pequeño defecto, no tenian sacacorchos. Lo recomiendo tanto a quien quiera descanso en el hotel como a quien lo utilice de base para visitar la parte Oeste de la isla de Sicilia. Tan solo un condicionante, hace falta el coche.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Hotel sur les hauteurs de Palerme (à 5 minutes de la ville en voiture), au calme, accès facile, vue magnifique. Chambre pour 3 très grande. Très propre. Le restaurant est également à recommander.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

There was just a problem about the breakfast (too poor...)

6.3 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Es difícil de encontrar y muy lejos del centro. El baño es muy sencillo, aunque limpio. El desayuno es bastante pobre. Es un hotel muy limpio y tranquilo. Las fotos no reflejan las características del hotel ya que es un hotel bastante viejo y sencillo. Nuestra estancia fue agradable, sobretodo comparado con otros hoteles de sicilia en los que estuvimos.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Seul le breakfast est vraiment moyen.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

Excellent place, great view of Palermo.

7.7 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

You can enjoy very nice view of town and see, while you need quite a long drive up. The dining facility and meal were at rather poor level. But hotel staff were very helpful.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Very nice and quiet place to visit Palermo and surroundings (about 7 km from the center of Palermo and very nice view on the bay). Very small swimming pool ( seems more important on the photographs ...).Can be recommended.The problem : very poor breakfast!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

E' un albergo che soddisfa a pieno le esigenze corrispondenti alla sua categoria, anzi offre anche servizi non sempre disponibili in alberghi di categoria superiore. Prima colazione e cena eccellenti. Personale molto cortese. Molto panoramico, fuori dall'impossibile traffico cittadino e punto strategico per i collegamenti con le zone limitrofe d'interesse artistico (vedi Monreale).

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Austria

Exactly as advertised, and nicer than expected.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The views from this hotel are amazing! The only problem we found was that because the hotel is on the hill, it's away from the main sights of Palermo, and therefore not within walking distance. If you don't mind paying for a taxi - we would definitley recommend staying here.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Very pleasant hotel, quiet in May, beautiful sight on Palermo.Reasonable prices (for Italy!). Difficulty: the bus communications to and from Palermo do exist, are convenient, but take a very long time.The restaurant is not at the same level. We will use again this hotel.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

I agree with most of the comments - yes, there are dogs, but there are dogs everywhere! My only gripe would be the thin walls and echoy corridors. Overall, it's a pleasant place to stay and I would stay there again. Bus: 120 > John Lennon Plaza, then 534 to Baida. Get off where the bus ends and walk up the hill for 5 minutes. 1 euro - no need for a taxi!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Beautiful hotel with kind, friendly, and helpful staff. The view from the rooms is magnificent. The restaurant was tasty and welcoming when we arrived after a long flight and drive. Breakfast is fabulous! We only wished we could have stayed longer!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was the most incredible place we stayed in our travels throughout Italy and Sicily. The staff was so nice and helpful. They spoke enough english and I, enough Italian to get answers to what we needed. Thank you for putting BEL 3 signs up on the road, or we would never, never have found the place. We are already talking about returning to Sicily to travel the country and WOULD make Bel 3 our base. It was an incredible, enjoyable experience. Thank You.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

come sempre, benissime - grazie

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

nice hotel

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The elevated position and rural situation of the hotel posed no problems for us as we used the hotel's lower entrance to walk the very short distance down to the village of Baia, where we caught the frequent local bus to Palermo. The views from our balcony were stunning. The hotel was comfortable and the friendly reception staff, able to understand and speak some English, helped to make our holiday trouble free. I would like to mention that my wife and I are senior citizens.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

On the hill behind the city, airy, with a superb view, this is the ideal base for the tourist with a car wishing to explore Palermo - and it has a back door leading to Monreale. Drive to friendly Bel3 straight from the airport, with the map provided.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel and its surroundings were superb, the service was excellent,staff were very freindly. My only dissapointment was the lack of bar facility in the evening which prevented us enjoying the views from the terrace accompanied by a relaxing drink.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Bel 3, offering 67 guest rooms with climate control. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Palermo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Hotel Bel 3

By car The hotel is easy to reach from the highway A29, following the indications for Via Regione Siciliana, then for Via Leonardo da Vinci.

By train
The hotel is 10 km from the Palermo railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 30 km from the Palermo airport.

Distances from Hotel Bel 3

Cathedral of Monreale - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Piazza Cappuccini - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi
Capuchin Catacombs - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Zisa Castle and Museum of Islamic Art - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Cuba - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Villa Malfitano - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Catacombe dei Cappuccini - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Cappella Palatina - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi
D'Orleans Park - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Palermo New Gate - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Palace of the Normans - 5.1 km / 3.1 mi
San Giovanni degli Eremiti - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Capo Market - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
Cathedral of Palermo - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
English Garden - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Bel 3 is Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi) - 18.5 km / 11.5 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Bel 3

  • Free parking