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Santino e Antonella

Mad B&B

TopBnB Excellent 9.8 / 10 (9 reviews)
via del Ponticello, 49 - Palermo (PA) - Area: city center | Map
Codice identificativo: 19082053C101156

Mad B&B

Bed & Breakfast



Guests in this venue liked
  • In the city center
  • The design of the property
  • Cheap
  • Near the station
  • Charming property
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Shopping area
MAD (in Ballarò) Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Palermo, two steps to the famous Ballaro Market and Quattro Canti square, ten minutes to the Cathedral, the Teatro Massimo and all the monuments and the most important places in the old town.

In 10 minutes you can easily reach the Central Railway Station and the bus stop to /from Palermo Airport. The harbour of Palermo is a 25 minutes walk.

The handcrafted design, great passion of the owners, makes very original and creative the apartment. It's newly renovated and offer great privacy and all comforts.

The common areas, friendly and colorful, are available to guests, with a selection of books, comics and board games; in the green little terrace, space for smokers.

The two bedrooms are equipped with private bathroom for the exclusive use, LED TV 24 "and DVD / Blue ray player, NETFLIX, free wi-fi, desk, air conditioning and heating in the winter and decorated with works of artists and craftsmen of recycling.

We offer a full breakfast (gluten free on request) in the living room and a relax area in the little covered terrace.

You can come here with your dog too, by communicating in advance.
Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 30 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, the deposit or advance payment will not be refunded

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 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 4:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Municipal tax is applicable
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 3 days
Rooms are cleaned every 3 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 10:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms


Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
- Dogs of any size for short periods by prior agreement with the host
- Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy, with pet passport, pets may not sleep on beds, pets may not be left alone at the facility, pets should be with owners at all times
- Bowl, cat food
- A one-time additional cost of 25 € for final cleaning
- Pet damage deposit: 100.00 €

Other notes

IMPORTANT: at the time of booking, you have to communicate your arrival time at the B&B.
It's possible, by communicating in advance, leave on deposit your luggage before check-in or after check-out time at no charge.
Late check-in (arrival after midnight) has an additional cost of 50 euros.

from 75 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
Dogs of any size for short periods by prior agreement with the host
Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy; with pet passport; pets may not sleep on beds; pets may not be left alone at the facility; pets should be with owners at all times
Bowl, cat food available
A one-time additional cost of 25 € for final cleaning
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Fine Design
  • Heating
  • Near cycle paths
  • Bicycles available
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • English speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions

Services of the house

  • Terrace

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Bicycle, boat, horses / sports equipment
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • 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: 2
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 2

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
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Every 3 other days


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

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
  • Shopping area

Holiday themes - house features

  • Fine design
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Every day our guests can choose a different breakfast from our menu: Espresso or American coffee, a wide selection of teas and herbal teas, milk (on request, also rice or soy milk), an excellent machine for preparing cappuccino, yogurt, fruit juices, freshly squeezed orange juice; and then butter, Nutella, fruit and honey jams, biscuits, corn flakes, muesli, rusks, white bread.

Breakfast takes place in complete autonomy, without set times, to make your stay more pleasant.

Upon request, gluten free breakfast is available for our celiac guests.

Hey from Santino e Antonella

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We're Antonella and Santino, a young couple of creative, travel lovers and locals of beautiful Sicily.

We studied Archaeology and Art, wère in love with our city, its history and its hidden places.

We decided in 2015 to open our home to travelers and creativity lovers and we love so much to give to our guests our tips about traditional and alternative Palermo.

Here we try to make your stay as comfortable as possible, thanks to the comforts we have equipped the rooms, a great privacy and a genuine breakfast.

MAD is also a laboratory of ideas open to artists and new experiences, the result of the creativity of young local artisans and our love for details: together we organize workshops and re-use experiences our guests.

Upon arrival wèll welcome you with a good coffee and all our tips to visit the multiform Palermo.

We are waiting for you!
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Area city center
MAD bed & breakfast is located a two minutes (walking) to the Quattro Canti and the churches of Jesus (so called Casa Professa), San Cataldo, and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (Martorana), to the historic market Ballarò, attended by hundreds of people, and the Fontana Pretoria. In ten minutes you can reach the Cathedral, the Teatro Massimo, the Palace of the Normans. All other monuments, museums and gardens of the old town are easily reached on foot, without the use of public transport.
Train Stations
Metro Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies


Overall Rating 9.8 / 10
9 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We had a wonderful stay at Mad B&B. Antonella made our trip with fantastic recommendations for food and places to visit. She also gave us an overview of the city which made it easier to navigate around. The accommodation was lovely, clean, and in a central location (just a short walk from the train station and right by the main tourist area). I would highly recommend MAD B&B!
stayed from 08/27/2021 to 08/30/2021
The answer from the host:
Thank you so much Brita for your review!! Hope to have you guests again! Antonella
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 6
Antonella was amazing so helpful and all her recommendations were perfect for us. The property is situated perfectly to see Palermo and was beautiful and so clean and cool & trendy we loved it! This was my favourite B&B in Sicily amazing. Thank you so much for a lovely lovely time x.
stayed from 09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
The answer from the host:
Hi Caroline, only now we read your review! Thank you so much, we hope to see you again. Antonella e Santino.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Très bon accueil. Très bien placé. Beaucoup d informations pour passer un bon séjour.
stayed from 02/16/2019 to 02/18/2019
The answer from the host:
Merci beacup Christine! Thank you for your review.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Nous recommandons ce B&B charmant. Extrêmement bien situé au centre ville. Avec un accueil très chaleureux, Antonella se coupe en quatre pour vous rendre votre séjour harmonieux. On se sent à la maison, Merci Antonella. Je recommande aussi la petite gargote indienne dans la même rue, délicieux, dépaysement assuré.
stayed from 05/07/2018 to 05/10/2018
The answer from the host:
Thank you so much Silvana for your review. I'm so happy you liked my welcoming. We hope to see you again in Palermo. Antonella.
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Abbiamo soggiornato in questo piccolo b&b prr alcuni giorni e siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti La posizione dell'esercizio è ottimale dal momento che MAD si trova nel mezzo di tutti i luoghi di interesse e a poca distanza dai 4 canti. Inoltre pur essendo vicino a molti locali molto frequentati si trova su una strada defilata che risulta piuttosto tranquilla. Il locale, pur nella sua semplicità, è molto accogliente, arredato con originali arredi e pitture ideati dai giovani gestori. Altro punto di forza è la notevole attenzione alla pulizia sia delle stanze che delle aree comuni Noi abbiamo soggiornato nella stanza rossa, piuttosto spaziosa, arredata razionalmente e con un bagno di dimensioni adeguate. Per la colazione vengono messi a disposizione prodotti di buona qualità necessariamente confezionati per disposizioni normative. L'ospitalità di Antonella e Santino è stata lodevole, ci hanno seguito con efficacia e discrezione e ci hanno fornito utili informazioni per migliorare il nostro soggiorno.
stayed from 05/27/2022 to 05/31/2022
The answer from the host:
Claudio, grazie immensamente per le tue parole, è stato davvero un piacere ospitarvi. Alla prossima! Antonella & Santino
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ottimo Lo consiglio
stayed from 09/14/2020 to 09/17/2020
The answer from the host:
Grazie mille Vilma! Antonella & Santino
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ottimo B&B nel cuore della città, a due passi dai monumenti più belli e dalle zone più pittoresche della bellissima Palermo. Molto bella e pulita la camera, ottima la colazione e gentilissimi i proprietari, prodighi di consigli su come godere appieno del soggiorno in una delle città più incredibili del nostro paese. E se dovesse esserci una brutta giornata di pioggia, state tranquilli: c'è persino Netflix in camera! Più che consigliato.
stayed from 03/08/2019 to 03/10/2019
The answer from the host:
Grazie mille Clara per la tua recensione, siamo felici che ti sia trovata bene. Antonella & Santino
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Splendido soggiorno a Palermo con i suggerimenti di Antonella e Santino. Hanno saputo creare un ambiente accogliente, originale e sereno dove ti senti come a casa. Ottima anche la colazione. Consiglio vivamente! Diana & c.
stayed from 05/10/2017 to 05/11/2017
The answer from the host:
Grazie mille Diana per la tua recensione! Ti aspettiamo a Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018. Antonella e Santino.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Questo B&B è veramente una sorpresa nascosta!in una zona che, per chi arriva dalle campagne padane come noi, è di forte impatto, ma è praticamente vicinissimo al centro e ai più famosi siti storici da visitare, a pochi passi dal famoso e pittoresco mercato di Ballarò (da vedere assolutamente!) ma ciò che rende speciale questo alloggio sono innanzi tutto L'ospitalità la gentilezza la disponibilità dei proprietari di casa Antonella e Santino, pronti a soddisfare ogni richiesta e a dare informazioni utilissime a livello turistico. Un appartamento funzionale perchè non manca proprio nulla e pulitissimo, arredato in modo originale, colorato, vivace, con oggetti di recupero sapientemente riusati in modo creativo!Se dovessimo tornare a Palermo il nostro alloggio sarebbe ancora questo senza ombra di dubbio. Consigliatissimo a chiunque, single, coppie, famiglie. Una sola nota negativa avervi fatto solo 3 giorni! Grazie di cuore per aver reso la nostra mini vacanza ancora più piacevole.
stayed from 03/03/2017 to 03/05/2017
The answer from the host:
Grazie mille Simona per la tua bella recensione. Antonella e Santino.