Subject: Help with Sicilian Lodging
Help Ziners!

About two weeks ago I posted a request for help in finding hotels for our trip to Italy in November. We needed lodging in Venice, Florence and Rome. You folks came through like champs! We have superb hotels in all three that came highly recommended by Ziners.

A friend (non-Ziner) had recommended the Excelsior hotel in Palermo, Sicily for our stay there and we went to their website to reserve rooms. Yesterday we received a confirmation of our reservation asking us to OK a room rate almost twice what the website had originally quoted us. For this reason we now need recommendations for lodging in or near Palermo. Our only requirement is in-room bath/shower and cleanliness. We are willing to look at all price ranges either in Palermo or in Monreal. Our final destination is Corleone where by grandfather was born and raised so we need to stay in that area.

Any help you wonderful folks can give us will be gratefully appreciated and acknowledged. And we will buy the first round of drinks if you ever get to Seattle.

Jim & Kathleen in Redmond, WA