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Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

We had an extremely enjoyable stay at this hotel, experiencing high standards of both accommodation and service. We liked the light, modern decor complete with interesting 'legs' artwork, the contemporary fittings in the room and bathroom, and the firm mattress with fresh pillows and quality cotton bedding. We were treated to a larger room with a bath at no extra... More 

6 Thank Graham G
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the hotel management and staff wish to thank you with our utmost sincerity for sharing your excellent stay experience with other travelers. No effort is spared in making every guest stay perfect and we are so happy to read you appreciated all of the hotel’s features and characteristics, from décor to location, with a special view to our... More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We stayed three nights at Hotel Principe di Villafranca in Palermo and greatly benefited from the very comfortable and quiet room, the best bed we'd slept in in all of Sicily, pleasant, helpful staff, a breakfast in the morning that was better than adequate and included fresh fruit and cereals along with a nice assortment of sweet rolls, cakes and... More 

1 Thank Nancy H
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is fantastic to read that your stay in Palermo was as nice as it could be, and that together with the beauty of our city, Hotel Principe di Villafranca with its service and staff played a major role in making it so.Thanks for all your remarks on our rooms and their features, on our breakfast and its... More 

Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Our second stay at this charming, well appointed hotel. Close to all historical sites, shopping and well situated for access to public transit. Newer and safe part of Palermo within walking distance to good quality restaurants. Cozy reading area with access to WIFI. Highlight of Palermo was seeing an opera at the beautiful Teatro Massimo, just walking distance from the... More 

2 Thank Joe155019
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are very glad to read that you have appreciated the hotel atmosphere and charm, together with its excellent location, close to both historical and entertainment sites, and its immediate proximity to public transportation stops. We are also happy to read that you had the opportunity to see an opera at the Teatro... More 

Gloucestershire, UK
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111 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Certainly this hotel seems to be in a nice part of Palermo - try the fantastic cafe (cakes and biscotti) just a few yards from the entrance (turn right). Helpful, friendly staff. An amusingly idiosyncratic lift - try it if you dare. Comfy bed and ample choice at breakfast.

2 Thank StansPal
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks a lot for your review. We are happy you enjoyed our neighborhood, with its welcoming and cheerful streets and shops, together with the hotel rooms and our rich breakfast buffet. Thank you also for complimenting about our staff – we are very proud of their always friendly and polite attitude. We look forward to having you again... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We arrived at the Villafranca to join a Jolly Sicily Tour; check-in easy as the tour guide had made all the arrangements. Sitting rooms and lobby create pleasant atmosphere; room was spacious; bed very firm which is to our liking. Excellent location minutes to main shopping area along Via della Liberta, fabulous restaurants, and piazzas. Staff was wonderful; cheery, and... More 

4 Thank gladiola
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We are so glad you enjoyed our property, its common areas and rooms, the pleasantness and cheerfulness of our staff, our breakfast based upon fresh products and our location, right in the heart of town. With regards to your dinner experience, we will surely treasure your opinion and take any necessary step... More 

Trnava, Slovakia
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Good base in otherwise unspectacular city, few minutes from the centre. Charming hotel with atmosphere, nice decoration and decent breakfast. Probably the only complain - our room was too small and they have some problems with free wifi connection which is (or should be) available in the lobby area. I would recommned this hotel if you really must to go... More 

1 Thank svetobeh
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad you have enjoyed the hotel location, atmosphere and service – we are also sorry to hear that you have experienced a little trouble with the internet access and will make sure this is checked and the whole system is in good working order. Be sure that in the event of another visit to Palermo, we... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Having arrived at the hotel, it was better than we could have expected. The whole place seems to have undergone a renovation, and was a perfect blend of rustic and contemporary designs. The breakfast was probably the best we've ever had in a hotel, and the location was great - a quiet side street but only a few minutes from... More 

2 Thank ImaginaryCat
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to enjoyed the restyling of the property, together with our delicious breakfast and the convenient location. We really look forward to having you as our guest on your next trip to Palermo and in the meanwhile would like to send you our kindest regards. Giulia Briguglia, Executive Assistant Hotel... More 

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

I was at this hotel on June 25, June 30 and July 1. This hotel is very well located, nice neighborhood and close to the bus going to the airport. Very nice room and very good breakfast. On June 30 and July 1, I did get a room as nice as the one on June 25, the bathroom was very... More 

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GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we would like to thank you for posting your review. It is very important for us to learn about your stay, your likes and your recommendations to improve our service. We are very glad you enjoyed our breakfast, rooms and location; for your next stay in Palermo we suggest trying a stay in one of our superior rooms,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Stylish modern hotel in a quiet and safe area. Friendly and considerate service. Excellent breakfast. Bit of a walk from the main sights, though close to shopping and dining areas.

1 Thank Stuart93A
GiuliaHPO, Executive Assistant at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your review; we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, including our location and service, and we are proud to read that you enjoyed in particular our staff and their consideration and friendliness. We hope to have the opportunity to have you again as our guest in the... More 

new rochelle
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395 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2010

this is a good hotel for touring Palermo, which has some rough areas. However, this hotel is located in a good neighborhood, near very fine restaurants. The sights of Palermo are a considerable walk, or a quick cab ride away. The staff is very helpful in making reservations and giving directions and information. The hotel is definitely no frills, but... More 

2 Thank crosscreek7

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about Hotel Principe di Villafranca

Address: Via G. Turrisi Colonna 4, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Politeama
Price Range: $106 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Principe di Villafranca 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Principe Di Villafranca Palermo
Principe Di Villafranca Hotel
Hotel Principe Di Villafranca Palermo, Sicily
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#10 Business Hotel in Palermo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
#24 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
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“There are larger rooms available at a price so ask before you book”
 of 5 bubbles HelenEastAnglia, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are located on one floor up from reception, so it doesn't matter what room you are assigned.”
 of 5 bubbles YoRo2014, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at another hotel are best”
 of 5 bubbles 481micheleb481, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“I heard that most of the rooms have a good wi-fi. make sure that you get one of these.”
 of 5 bubbles JoseLuisP706, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask if the mini bar is included. Travel guild book says so.”
 of 5 bubbles abbyjiang, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
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