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Hotel Villafranca

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2011

On arrival we were advised that the hotel had no room for us and moved us clear across Rome to a hotel in a residential area behind the Vatican in spite of our objections and insistance that we did not wish to be so far out and that it would interfere with our plans. We were assured that all would... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Staff on arrival were very off hand. Not sure if this was because we did this booking through one of the many websites that offers good deals but we certainly got the impression that they were not interested in our custom. On arrival in the room, there was a distinctly strong smell which we could not get to the root... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2011

We stayed for 5 nights , 9/14/11- 9/18/11. Being able to get to Roma Termini in 5 minutes is convenient. We asked for and got an iron and a water heater for the room, which was convenient. The quality of breakfast was good compared to other places that we stayed in Italy. The front desk staff were courteous and polite,... More 

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Leicester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

I have travelled all of the world using Best Western hotels but this definately had the worst service of them all. If you asked any of them a question they never looked at you and gave us the impression we were bothering them. Tea and coffee is free - however this is not put in your room you have to... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Nicely placed hotel on the east side of Termini station, the rooms were clean, the bathroom was also good and clean. There is an abundance of small restaurants in the area with good food even though they are generally overpriced when compared to north american standards. We were there 10 days. They breakfast is always the same type of buffet.... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

The hotel is located 5 minutes away from Termini station (5-6 minutes walk) and Castro Pretorio subway station (2-3 minutes). Service was good, breakfast very solid and rooms were clean. Wi-fi was temporarily not working but if you are just looking for a decent spot close to downtown, this hotel does the trick. We booked it using air miles so... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2011

We chose this hotel principally for reasons of proximity to Roma Termini station. After doing quite a bit of research on the hotels in the area including tripadvisor reviews, we zeroed in on this one. We arrived at Rome from Paris by air and caught the special train to Termini station from the airport. While we had a good stay... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We stayed here for one night before our cruise it was booked for me through the travel agent. We took a taxi from the airport (fiumicino) which cost €40 the hotel looked smart,check in was quick and efficient the receptionist printed out times of the trains for me to get to civitavecchia the following morning which was very helpful. The... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

The Villafrance was a good hotel for those traveling with a bit of a budget. We were very pleased with the hotel staff, they were incredibly friendly & helpful; they helped us make reservations for the Academia Museum in Florence before we left, suggested restaurants, even helped me find something that I'd left on the breakfast table that had been... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

For those complaining about the walk from Termini, simply take Metro line B direction Rebibba for one stop to Castro Pretorio and you will be about a short block and a half from the hotel. While the rooms are a bit small, they have everything you need and the breakfast is excellent! If you are too worried about your room... More 

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Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Villafranca

Address: Via Villafranca 9, 00185 Rome, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Villafranca)
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Price Range: $95 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villafranca 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Best Western Villafranca
Best Western Rome
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#246 Luxury Hotel in Rome
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“All the rooms are fine. There is a large one with a patio on the roof :)”
 of 5 bubbles erikrw, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quite and clean”
 of 5 bubbles 575gailw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid single rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles STPIRP, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for renovated room but NOT on street side.”
 of 5 bubbles RonGHaifa, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from road for quietness”
 of 5 bubbles TwoOxontravellers, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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