Simple hotel in Palermo Soho
Posted Jan 16, 2016
Rugantino Hotel is a charming hotel in Palermo. The hotel staff was helpful and most of the rooms are nice. I would not recommend the single room #3. It is too small. Take the double room which is more comfortable even for a single person. The front has a locked gate so it is best to check in during the day when people are there. The front desk is not open late at night or early in the morning.
The hotel is in an artsy neighborhood. I felt safe walking around even late at night. There is an outdoor cafe on the corner and a grocery store nearby.
The generous breakfast includes medialunas (Argentinian croissants), rolls, toast, ham, cheese, lots of jams, cream cheese, dulce de leche, fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice (squeeze your own), coffee, and tea. The attentive woman working there also offered to make eggs by request. It was fun to eat with other guests and discuss fun things to do and compare notes.
I was there 2 weeks at the end of December and it was very hot. The air conditioning in the rooms worked very well and was necessary.