Locanda di Palazzo Cicala
A mix of modern trends and tradition in the old part of Genoa.
In truth, there seems to be a dearth of charming hotels in the interesting city of Genoa and the Palazzo Cicala, though occupying the first floor of a lovely historic building in the old part of town overlooking the Piazza Duomo, is more a home from home rather than a hotel. It is high on classy charm whilst foregoing some of those hotel like facilities.Guests will not be failed to be impressed by the historical architecture on the outside, just witness the wonderful stucco ornaments for example, and the way it links up with the complete restoration inside, one based on contemporary design and minimalist lines.
The end result is one of sober lines, modern elegance and even futuristic sofas and armchairs, coupled with a number of period pieces. As for the rooms, these are all on the large side – around 40 square metres - with high arched ceilings embellished with stucco work and decor whilst, offering modern conveniences brought about by the renovation work. All rooms also go out onto the spacious living room overlooking the Piazza San Lorenzo, where guests can sip an aperitif and enjoy the delightful views of the Duomo.
Undoubtedly, the Locanda di Palazzo is an interesting proposition for a stay in this rather underrated Genoa. Florence, Milan, Venice may be bigger names, but Genoa still has a lot to offer and with the Locanda di Palazzo Cical being so well located in the historic part of town, the end result is that many of the most interesting monuments and places to see can be seen comfortably on foot.
Important to know: Due to its great location in the heart of the city, it is difficult to find parking spaces next to the hotel. Furthermore, there's no lift to reach the first floor.
- Animals welcome
- Central heating
- Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
- Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
- Internet terminal
- Internet WiFi
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer
- Internet WiFi
- Mini bar
- Non smoking rooms
- Room service