The historic Excelsior Palace Hotel in Palermo opened in 1891 and enjoys a superb position beside Villa Garibaldi and Giardino Inglese, and reflects the splendour and elegance of the Art Nouveau period. The hotel has a Mediterranean restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as a fitness suite with solarium, sauna and Turkish bath. Massages and beauty treatments are also available (payable locally). Each room has individual climate-control air-conditioning, a telephone, television, safe and a minibar.
In 2010 the Excelsior Palace Hotel won Great Rail Journeys' Gold Award for Food.