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Rosario

Ballarattik

TopBnB Very good 9.3 / 10 (23 reviews)
Via Giovanni Naso, 16 - Palermo (PA) - Area: city center | Map
Codice identificativo: 19082053B404029

Ballarattik


Category
Guesthouse

Rooms
4

Breakfast
optional

Bathroom
Ensuite
Guests in this venue liked
  • In the city center
  • Spectacular view
  • Near the station
  • Cheap
  • Charming property
  • Shopping area
  • Very new
  • The design of the property
  • Near the metro
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Near spa
Description
Our B&B is located in the historic center in the heart of the Historical Market of Ballarò, which has been existing for 1100 years.
Leaving the '60s property building, you will immediately find yourself immersed into the market, made up of old scents of exhilarating presence, delicious food, vivacious merchants of spices, meats and fish, vegetables and fruit, accessories and souvenirs. All accompanied by folkloristic local habits and customs, perfectly mixed with those of faraway lands. In the market, more than 25 different languages are spoken.
From our terrace it is possible to listen and watch the market with its unique "abbanniata", the selling-goods style of the merchqnts evoking the glorious Arabic Golden Age.
STREET FOOD
Finding a lot of food for all pockets. From the classic and famous sandwich with spleen to arancina. Or panelle (chickpea flour) and crocchè (potato balls). And then again the stigghiole, the cuarume, u mussu, the boiled octopus, salt and lemon and a glass of wine, cannoli with sheep's milk ricotta, fried aubergines, artichokes and boiled potatoes. Cardoni in batter, fried squid, pomegranate, orange and lemon juices.
RESTAURANTS
First courses and more. Pasta with sardines, pasta palina, pasta with sauce and aubergines, swordfish rolls, grilled or baked fish, side dishes of all kinds, parmigiana with strictly fried aubergines, fish or eggplant caponata, and much and much more.
SURROUNDINGS
Our guests will have the opportunity to fully enjoy the riches and beauties of our areas thanks to the precious suggestions of the managers.
A short distance from our residence, guests will find everything they need to fully enjoy their holiday.
The main monuments and palaces within the archaeological tour, the ancient Cortina Muraria, Villa Bonanno in Piazza Vittoria, the Punic necropolis, the former convent of the Magione, the early Christian catacomb of porta d'ossuna, the grotta della malora, grotta Niscemi and the archaeological parks of the province (Monte jato, Solunto, Himera).

The UNESCO ARAB-NORMAN tour with the church of Martorana, the church of San Cataldo, the Palazzo dei Normanni and the Palatine chapel, the church of the Hermits, the Zisa castle, the admiral's bridge, the Cathedral of Monreale and the cloister of Monreale or even in Cefalù.
And again the Cuba Soprana and the Cuba Sottana or Castello della Cuba in corso Calatafimi, etc, etc.

The GOTHIC-RENAISSANCE with the church of San Nicolò da Tolentino, the majestic Porta Nuova in Corso Vittorio Emanuele adjacent to the Norman Palace, Casa Professa with its marbles, piazza pretoria, Palazzo Abatellis, piazza bologna with its historic houses, etc, etc.

THE BAROQUE the dome that can be seen from our terrace in Piazza Carmine or the Chesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, the fountains of Piazza Garraffello in Via Cassari or Piazza Marina. Palazzo Mirto, Palazzo Butera, Palazzo Comitini, Palazzo Gangi (Palazzo del Gattopardo).

The LIberty period is 800, museums, art galleries and exhibition spaces.

Location
Our structure is the perfect place for all travelers, for business travelers and for those seeking peace and tranquility.

Our rooms
We can accommodate up to 6 guests in:
1 room "Double Room & Terrace" which can accommodate 2 people
1 room "Double Room With Dome View" which can accommodate 2 people + 1
1 room "Large Double Room" which can accommodate 2 people + 1.

Gentle mobility
Last but not least, we underline that the strategic position of our structure makes it perfect for transfers due to its proximity to the "Stazione Palermo Centrale" train station, on foot or by scooter or by car and taxi conveniently and not far from the "Autostrada" A19 via Oreto ".

DISTANCES
From the airport 55 minutes by train, bus or 30 minutes by taxi, car.

From Palermo Central Station "7 minutes on foot, 2 minutes by scooter / bicycle.
Rooms and Rates
Conditions
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Conditions

Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

The penalty varies depending on the time of cancellation
- from time of booking to 15 days before the check-in date, no penalty is charged;
- from 14 to 13 days before the check-in date, you will be charged a penalty of 50% of the total cost of the booking;
- from 12 to 8 days before the check-in date, you will be charged a penalty of 60% of the total cost of the booking;
- from 7 to 1 days before the check-in date, you will be charged a penalty of 80% of the total cost of the booking;
- A penalty of 100% of the entire cost of the stay is applied for failure to show or cancellation on day of arrival;

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-in
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM- If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Municipal tax of €2.00 per person per night is applicable up to 4 consecutive days maximum. Children aged under 12 do not pay municipal tax
Only first linen change is provided
Extra towel changes, if requested, cost €10.00
Extra sheet changes, if requested, cost €10.00
Rooms are cleaned every 2 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 11:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €20.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms

Pets

Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets

Other notes

Check-in from 10,00 to 17,00.
Please inform Rosario for different requests.

from 58 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets or use the "Pets allowed" filter in your search.
Features
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
4
  • Disabled Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Smoke Friendly
  • Charm
  • Heating
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Smoking allowed
  • English speaker
  • French speaker

House features

  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller

Electric system

  • Certified systems

Services of the house

  • Terrace

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Laundry

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Panoramic view
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 4
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 4

Size of rooms

  • Between 21 and 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone

Furnishing

  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Metropolis - over 300.000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Metropolitan area
  • Historic centre
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Charm
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast
Breakfast with typical products from 8; 00 to 9; 00.

CAFFETTERIA
Coffe, the, milk, water, juice.

BAKERY PRODUCT
Fresh bread or Croissant or Cake.

DIARY PRODUCT
Low-fat milk.

FRUIT
seasonal fruit
PACKAGED PRODUCTS
Fruit jam or nutella.
TopBnB

Hey from Rosario

Member since January 2022 | 4,886 hits
Hello everyone. My name is Rosario Cicciarella for friends Saro. I am originally from Modica in the province of Ragusa.

Since 2019 I have been living in Palermo with my partner Caterina and my 10-year-old daughter Viola.

I lived abroad for many years in London and then in Brussels. We have decided to return to our land and to bring a little European breath to the neighborhood of the Historical Market of Ballarò.

We speak English, French, Italian, Arabic and a little bit of Spanish.

We are passionate about cooking and music and we like to travel with the mind along with your adventures.

A glass of wine on the terrace at sunset, going around the city, concerts, art exhibitions, cultural events.

We are part of some third sector associations in the hotel district, we are in favor of inclusion and hospitality policies and we put the concept of humanity first. Our land is where our feet rest.

We are waiting for you in our structure and we will try to brighten your stay by giving you all the possible advice to be able to experience an unforgettable stay in our beautiful land.

The sea, the sun, in street food, enjoy a good glass of wine talking and dreaming with you.

Soon!
Ros.
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within a few hours
Conditions
Check-in from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM - If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
Area city center
We are inside the Historical Market of Ballarò near Piazza Carmine, in the Albergheria district which is part of the Royal Palace.
Multicultural environment famous for its diverse social sound. Ballarò, home of Palermo street food, ancient recipes. Food and folklore guaranteed!
Train Stations
Metro Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Very good

Overall Rating 9.3 / 10
24 reviews
Property
Cleaning
Host
Location
Price/Quality
Breakfast
roberta
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Lovely room overlooking Ballarò market. Very helpful manager. Too bad about the weather... should come back!
stayed from 04/18/2024 to 04/19/2024
jan
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Very nice bed and breakfast with a very friendly host. We stayed for 4 nights. We walked everywhere, very central location.
stayed from 04/05/2024 to 04/09/2024
emily
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
We had a wonderful stay! Right in the city centre above the market. The host was very welcoming and helpful and the balcony has an incredible view! We didn’t have breakfast but the host still left some snacks out for us. Would definitely recommend and stay again :)
stayed from 03/09/2024 to 03/11/2024
david
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10
Rosario was very friendly and welcoming. Great location in a lively area close to the train station.
stayed from 01/12/2024 to 01/14/2024
The answer from the host:
Dear David, thanks a lot for your review, very appreciated. Kind regards, Ros.
giulia
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 9
The Bed and Breakfast is located on the sixth floor of one of the tallest buildings right in the Ballaró district, in the middle of the famous and characteristic market. The view from the windows and the terrace is wonderful, you can admire all the churches of Palermo. The room is clean and tidy, a bit small the space where the bed is placed, but with a really comfortable mattress. Rosario and his wife are super welcoming and willing to give you lots of useful information to visit Palermo. I recommend it for those who really want to immerse themselves in one of the most characteristic neighborhoods made of music, voices, and the scent of arancini. Giulia.
stayed from 10/28/2023 to 10/31/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie tante per la recensione, fa piacere notare che ha gradito la sua esperienza a Palermo! Un saluto, Ros.
massimo
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
For those who have no problems with adaptation to the location where it is located (it's right in the Ballarò market), Ballarattik is the ideal point to visit the historic center of Palermo. It is a few minutes walk from most of the tourist attractions, only the old port and the new promenade are a bit further away. It's a good, functional structure with a fantastic panoramic terrace, discreetly managed but with Rosario present.
stayed from 10/21/2023 to 10/23/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie Massimo per le belle parole! A presto, Ros.
sabine
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Top accommodation in one of the most exciting neighborhoods of Palermo, with the best view over the old town. Rosario is incredibly warm and helpful. We will definitely come back. Thank you Rosario!
stayed from 09/16/2023 to 09/19/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear Sabine, thank you very much for you fantastic feedback, all the best, Ros.
hayley
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Hosts were really easy to contact and accommodating to our late check in. Comfortable little room with nice bathroom and great view. Super close to the market.
stayed from 09/06/2023 to 09/07/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear Hayley, a big thank you it was nice to host you, all the best, Ros.
vitantonio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Comfortable, clean and equipped with all comforts. The location is perfect, right in the heart of the Ballarò market and a stone's throw from the city's major attractions. Don't be intimidated by the colors and features of the historic center, it will be a true experience.
stayed from 08/09/2023 to 08/12/2023
The answer from the host:
Salve Vitantonio, grazie. È stato un piacere conoscerti e spero i un arrivederci. Vi aspettiamo, un grande saluto. Ros
elena
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Very nice 3 days stay there. Although I did not like the entrance to the building because it is from the market (I am not a fan of the Ballar historic market), I have to admit that the view overnight was spectacular. Rosario is a great host who recommended nice places and did his best so that we have a comfortable stay at the property, which is 150 m close to a main walking street. The breakfast is standard Italian, so do not expect vegetables, omelet, or anything like that but great coffee, a croissant, fresh fruits, water, and juice.
stayed from 07/05/2023 to 07/08/2023
The answer from the host:
Thank you ferry much for the reviews, all the best. Ros
livio
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
Ballarattik is an outpost in the heart of Ballarò, the location allows you to taste everything that Palermo offers. A beautiful terrace overlooking the market, the chants of the vendors in the morning, the spicy aromas, the domes of the churches, and the colors. Then there's Rosario, a friendly and extravagant leader of the ship, providing information and wisdom. Ballarattik leaves its mark.
stayed from 06/17/2023 to 06/20/2023
The answer from the host:
Salve Livio, grazie tante per la recensione, un saluto. Rosario
gabriele
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Comfortable rooms, beautiful panorama, fascinating to descend in the morning and find yourself immediately in the center of the typical Ballarò market.
stayed from 05/22/2023 to 05/24/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie per tante, un saluto. Rosario
ajit
Property: 5 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 5
Pros: Great host, location and price. Cons: Very noisy during the day with loud music played right outside the property from around 8:30am to late evening.
stayed from 05/17/2023 to 05/19/2023
The answer from the host:
Wow, thanks a lot.
gina
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9
Our stay was wonderful. The room was nicely decorated and furnished. My daughter had an early morning doctor appointment and this was the perfect location for us to both enjoy the market and surrounding sites and easily access her doctor. We arrived earlier than expected and we were warmly welcomed. The room had amazing, breathtaking city views. And you could hear the vibrant market life but if you needed quiet, closing the windows and shutters offers terrific sound dampening. There will be sounds and smells being so close to the market of course-more ambience than nuisance honestly. The area did not give ‘dangerous’ vibes at night and we felt comfortable walking for our evening walk and out to dinner. Rosario was understanding of our need to leave early as well and he made that quite easy. Not to mention he was so understanding of my broken speaking of Italian. We will hopefully be able to return and stay again. Thank you for making us feel so welcomed.
stayed from 05/07/2023 to 05/08/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear Gina, thanks for the review, I hope ti see you again, all the best. Regards, Ros.
rosario
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9
Rosario was very helpful and the room had everything we wished for. The view from the balcony is amazing! Thanks again, Rosario.
stayed from 04/14/2023 to 04/15/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear Madame, thanks a lot for your review, very appreciated. Regards, Ros.
alejandro
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Everything perfect.
stayed from 04/14/2023 to 04/16/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie tante mio caro, alla prossima! Ros.
emily
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9
Very nice host, who can always give tips and strives to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The accommodation is located directly on the market, so you should be okay with being woken up by Italian shouts, which, however, has its charm.
stayed from 03/29/2023 to 04/02/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear guest, thank you very much for your fantastic review, it means a lot. Regards, Rosario.
alexander
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Great place to stay, Rosario was amazing as he responded quickly to our messages and suggested a great place to have dinner. It's a little difficult to find, but the rooms were great and a five-minute walk to Quattro Canti and the market is right outside the building. Views from the room were magnificent and would definitely stay here again when returning to Palermo.
stayed from 03/09/2023 to 03/12/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear guest, thanks al lot for your fantastic review, that means a lot for us. See you in the future, Ros.
agnieszka
Property: 6 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 10
Wonderful place, area adjacent to the old Arab district, may seem eerie to many, but the experience is unforgettable. The view from the room, the non-obvious safety of the place... will come back if opportunity arises.
stayed from 02/19/2023 to 02/24/2023
The answer from the host:
Dear Agnieszka, thanks, see you next time.
cinzia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9
Excellent facility very close to the center. The room had a terrace with a spectacular view of the center and the Ballarò market. The noises of the market could be heard even with the windows closed, but personally they didn't bother me. The manager was kind and helpful.
stayed from 12/03/2022 to 12/05/2022
antonio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 8
Very friendly and helpful manager, breathtaking view from the balcony, immersed in one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of the city.
stayed from 09/28/2022 to 10/02/2022
The answer from the host:
Ciao Antonio, grazie per le belle parole! A presto, Rosario.
ingrid
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Very nice view over the city! Friendly operator and good bed! in the middle of the market.
stayed from 09/26/2022 to 09/27/2022
leonardo
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 5 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
The Ballarattik B&B is very comfortable and well-maintained, the rooms are beautiful with very good views. The only surprising and quite unpleasant point is the somewhat oppressive neighborhood that can be intimidating outside market days. However, the location allows for quick access to all points of interest and the station, a strategic position to explore the city on foot.
stayed from 07/22/2022 to 07/25/2022
giorgio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Unique B&B, in the bustling heart of Ballarò market, where you can fully breathe the atmosphere. Recently renovated, managed with friendliness and availability.
stayed from 03/08/2022 to 03/09/2022
The answer from the host:
Ciao Giorgio, grazie tante per le belle parole, significano tanto. A presto!