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Hotel Plaza Opera - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    The boutique four-star Hotel Plaza Opera is situated in the heart of Palermo, in northern Sicily. Just a few minutes’ walk from the port, and immersed in the commercial, designer district of the city, the Hotel Plaza Opera offers a bustling, dynamic location. The hotel has a keen design and art focus, with an abundance of character and unique pieces that perfectly complement the hotel’s modernity. The Hotel Plaza Opera is well-suited to stays of a few nights to a week in a Palermo, perhaps as part of a short tour around the island or a longer touring holiday covering the entire length of Italy.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Palermo, private car transfers, and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Superior room.
    From £790 per person for 5 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Long Stay Offer(2)
      Book a stay of 3 nights or longer and receive a reduction of 10% off our rates on bed and breakfast. This offer is valid for all seasons except for weekends (Friday-Sunday) in low season, from 2nd January to 17th March 2019, 1st July to 1st September 2019 and from 4th November to 22nd December 2019. This offer is not combinable with other offers.
    • 20% early booking offer for 2020(2)
      Book a stay before 31 December 2019 and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates for stays in 2020. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 15% early booking offer for 2020(4)
      Book a stay 60 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 15% discount off our contract rates for stays in 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% early booking offer for 2020(1)
      Book a stay 30 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays in 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% long stay offer 2020
      Book a stay of 3 nights or more in 2020 and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays in 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    This boutique contemporary hotel will inject a touch of contemporary, colourful character into your stay in Sicily.

    Hotel description

    The four-star Hotel Plaza Opera is immersed in the bustling commercial district of Palermo, just a stone’s throw from the port and waterside. One of the hotel’s key features is its design focus, where contemporary style is combined with real Sicilian culture. As you enter the lobby, you will be struck by the impressive antique paintings, the Biedermeier furnishings, and the sleek modern fabrics that inject just the right amount of colour. Unique details are paired with artistic and dramatic lighting. Curved panelled ceilings, rich red feature walls, and smooth marble floors create a real sense of character. On the top floor of the hotel, a terrace lined with flourishing plants and shrubs looks out across the rooftops below towards the mountains beyond. Chairs, tables, and sun loungers provide relaxing places to sit back and enjoy cocktails, light snacks, and breakfasts. Each of the guestrooms has its own distinct style, from cool silvers, browns, and greens in the Standard rooms, to warm reds and navy blues in the Superior rooms. On the walls, figurative paintings form a unifying theme. Large statement headboards blend the contemporary with a grand traditional style, and rich textured curtains add a touch of homeliness. In the mornings, sample the best of Sicilian and international breakfast foods, all created using fresh, local ingredients. For the rest of the day, this room becomes a relaxed, modern Lounge Bar. Spend an hour or two here after a day spent exploring the cultural sights, walking down by the waterfront, or venturing out into the mountains by car. The Hotel Plaza Opera is a contemporary boutique design hotel that is the perfect stopover for a few nights or a week while touring Sicily and Italy.


    On the edge of the Old Town, about a two minute walk from the Teatro Garibaldi

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    5 miles

    Closest airport

    Palermo Airport

    Room types

    47 rooms with private bathroom, WiFi, air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, safe, and hairdryer.
    Classic Single Room - with French bed and shower.
    Classic Double Room - with option of twin beds and bath or shower.
    Superior Double Room - with option of twin beds and whirlpool.
    Deluxe Double Room - with option of twin beds and whirlpool.
    Suite - with Kind bed, solarium terrace and whirlpool.

    Extra beds or cots can be added upon request.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Lounge Bar, solarium terrace, room service, laundry service, business centre, breakfast buffet, access to Hamman and gym, access to private beach area, tennis court, private garage, 24-hour reception, concierge, babysitting, personal shopper, cooking classes, car rental and access to off-site 9-hole golf course.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Tennis, Golf.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Palermo is home to some of the world’s greatest examples of Arab-Norman architecture, particularly the San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale and its striking Cappella Palatina mosaics, and La Martorana. Outside Palermo, Monreale is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily, and houses 12th and 13th century mosaics and cloisters. Palermo is an excellent location in which to try the range of Sicilian wines, with streets laden with wine shops and cellars and vineyards covering much of the surrounding landscape. To get a real sense of the city, perhaps take one of the many themed walking tours: guided by everything from street art, historic cars, fishing history, cemeteries, to gardens. While here, make sure you explore Sferracavallo, Palermo’s fishing village, the small temple on top of Monte Gallo, the Mondello city garden, and the port.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports, cycling, and sailing.


    Children are welcome at the Hotel Plaza Opera and cots can be provided in most room types for an extra fee. Babysitting is also available.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    • BOOK NOW

      Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.

    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


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    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    60 million
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    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
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