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Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Via G. Turrisi Colonna 4, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A newish, modern, stylish hotel that doesn't quite deliver on the look. The location is OK but not great, closish to the centre but on the more ragged edge, very stylish and modern decor and design with some strange quirks... the oddest bathroom layout with the toilet obscured by the bidet...? Lots of exposed concrete surfaces with white washed walls... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only stayed one night in Palermo. Good location, 10min walk to city sights, quiet room, clean, very comfortable bed, although not very spacious. Hotel seemed newly refurbished and modern. Breakfast buffet selection was ok but coffee was excellent. Hotel staff was a bit slow but ok. Would stay again as it is good value for money.

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Skyandsands, thank you very much for your review about your very recent stay with us. We are really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay experience and appreciated its excellent price-quality ratio. Thank you for highlighting the hotel central location, in the city centre and a short walk away from the historical part of the city, the very... More 

medellin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

we stayed at the Principe de Villafranca some days in early May 2015. The hotel is nice, well decorated,, with good service, , comfortable and nice rooms. we found the hotel very well located to find a good dinner ( several options) very close to it and at a very comfortable walking distance from Palermo´s attractions ( we are good... More 

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Jose Luis, thank you very much for sharing this review about your stay in May at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We are very happy that you appreciated the property, its atmosphere, décor, service, comfort of rooms and that you liked the hotel surroundings. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the areas which in your opinion need... More 

california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The hotel is located a trashy part of town. First day, we went to walk for a snack. Had to walk through streets with trash stacked high, non-bird feces littering the sidewalk, and urine smells everywhere. Even dead animals (two) just lying on the trash. So we travelled by taxi from then on. The rooms were average at best. The... More 

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear bubba65, we are very sorry to read this review and for the unpleasant guest stay experience you are reporting. Hotel Principe di Villafranca is located in the elegant centre of Palermo, in one of the most fashionable areas, a few metres away from its most famous and stylish street, via della Libertà. Its neighbourhood is filled with gourmet restaurants,... More 

Millburn, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is an elegant, nice place, on a quiet street, near city center and many good restaurants. Very helpful front desk staff, speak good English. Good breakfast choices, beautiful wall arts. We enjoyed one night stay. Will stay again if we are back to Palermo.

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Abbyjiang, Thank you so much for your excellent review and for awarding your recent stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca a full five points! We are very happy that you enjoyed the hotel location, the helpfulness of our front desk staff, our delicious buffet breakfast and the works of art which are displayed all throughout the rooms and common... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Exceptional big and modern decorated classy rooms; very good hospitality by perfect staff especially at the fromt office. Breakfast is not very appealing, very standart İtalian breakfast but you expect more of such a good hotel. Despite a great shiny weather all currains in room and breakfast area are dark and closed at all times.

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear ElaT, we would like to thank you for sharing this amazing review on your recent stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca – we are really delighted in reading that you loved the rooms, finding them large and well decorated, and that your feedback on our staff hospitality, especially at the front desk, is perfect. We are sorry to... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ( 2 couples) stayed 2 nights in Palermo and chose this hotel because it was recommended on Trip Advisor. The price, location and comfort level were very good. The art work was very funky and the lounge a nice chill zone. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. The location was great as it was in a quiet residential area... More 

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear Tim C, thank you for sharing your fantastic guest stay experience with other readers of Tripadvisor and for letting us know that the hotel reputation on this website really encouraged you to book with us! We are simply delighted in what we read: it is great to learn that you loved the comfort of rooms, the general price-quality level,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a junior suite which was one room rather than two as you might expect when you hear "suite" but there was plenty of space. It's a modern hotel in a quiet residential area but still easy walking distance to many touristy parts. Palermo is flat so not that difficult to traverse. We had no trouble finding many good... More 

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear KMP666, We would really like to thank you for sharing your recent guest stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. Learning our guests’ feedback is crucial for our continuous improvement of standards and services, and we are very grateful to you for your contribution! We are really delighted in reading that your experience with the city in general and... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have just returned from a 4 day stay at the hotel at the end of our Sicily tour (room 114 - two twin beds which can be moved together as we specified for this hotel); the room was very quiet, dark at night, good temp. control, with a very nice shower; the bathroom is a touch crowded but that... More 

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear sandbag7, Thank you very much for sharing this lovely review with the members of the Tripadvisor travelers’ community – we immensely appreciate it! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your hotel stay experience from all viewpoints, starting from room comfort and quiet, but also including hotel location safety, our restaurant cuisine and breakfast offer – and... More 

New Jersey
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65 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This hotel was our first stop on a Sicily vacation. The hotel is located in a nice section of Palermo and you can walk to the historical center and several restaurants. The front lobby is attractive and the help at the front desk are friendly although not very attentive. Our room however was the problem. To say the décor was... More 

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Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear EllenNewJ, Thank you for sharing your opinion about your recent stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca with the other members of the Tripadvisor travellers community. We are happy that you enjoyed the property location and the hotel style and ambiance, and that you found our staff friendly and polite – we would also like to thank you for... More 

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