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Hotel Principe di Villafranca

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via G. Turrisi Colonna 4, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Politeama)
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Ranked #8 of 98 hotels in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little disappointing for a recently revamped hotel. Toilet not working properly in first room, curtain unhooked in second room. Working surfaces marked and stained. Mattress and bedding excellent. The restaurant is average. WiFi NOT FREE!

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

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for sharing you recent stay experience with the other travellers of the Tripadvisor community. We are very happy that you enjoyed the hotel location and the amazing quality of the sleep, thanks to excellent bedding facilities, and would also like to highlight that any difference in colour of surfaces has to do... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was fantastic. Location is great, tucked away down a quiet street but within walking distance of everywhere. Our room was very spacious and clean with a great bathroom. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff - seemed to know enough to answer any questions we had about the city (bus tours, bus stop to airport etc.). Definitely recommend... More

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

Dear guests, thank you very much for sharing your great stay experience with the other readers of the Tripadvisor travel community. We are extremely happy that you loved the property, its location and its rooms. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the friendly and professional attitude of all our staff and for recommending our property! We hope... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Driving through Palermo is not for the faint of heart, and arriving at Principe di Villafranca brought immediate relaxation with its stylish and charming interior. the room was beautiful and the only regret is we didnt have more time to enjoy the common spaces and bar. definitely recommended when visiting this gem of a city!

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

Dear guest, We are so delighted to learn that you found a oasis of peace from the bustling rhythm of our beautiful city within Hotel Principe di Villafranca!Thank you so much for sharing your appreciation of the style and atmosphere of the property; we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, to... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Fine overall, no complaints. The rooms were a tad tired / in need of a paint refresh with no hooks and little hanging space for 2 ppl, although fun/stylish decor. Good bathrooms and great toiletries. Very friendly and helpful front office staff (if not entirely knowledgeable of the area, but that was the same across most of Sicily). The one... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great review. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, especially the décor of the rooms, the helpfulness of the hotel staff, the delicious cuisine of the hotel restaurant and of our breakfast buffet. We are also very happy that you enjoyed the hotel location... More

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stylish hotel with a mix of antiques and modern furnishings that work well together. Very good beds and block out curtains. Good continental breakfast. Excellent location in good neighbourhood with many restaurants and classy shops. Close to city centre. Friendly English speaking staff. Only complaint is unreliable and unsecured WiFi. Fee for it was waived when complained about it.

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

Dear Guests, we are so delighted by your excellent review - thank you so much for writing such a detailed review of your recent stay experience with us at Principe di Villafranca, Palermo. Thank you for highlighting how much you loved the overall style and atmosphere, how comfortable the rooms are, and how much you enjoyed all the different aspects... More

Philadelphia, PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Palermo is such a cultural mix that it is easy to get lost in the noise and chaos. The Principe de Villafranca is a suburban oasis with a ten minute walk to the pulse of the city. It is a small, boutique hotel big on insuring that each guest will be well taken care of. It starts at the front... More

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

Dear Leah, On behalf of all our staff I would sincerely like to express our most heartfelt thanks for the kind words and gestures you have had for all of us all throughout your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, and to thank you indeed for writing this amazing review, sharing your stay experience with all the readers of the... More

dallas, tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I really enjoyed staying at this hotel. My room was large, and I loved the minimalist decor. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the bathroom was great. Breakfast was very good and there was a wide selection of items from which to choose. I noticed that one reviewer stated that he had to pay from wi-fi in his room but... More

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

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your recent stay experience with the other readers of the Tripadvisor community. We are really delighted to read how much you enjoyed the property, its décor, your room and bathroom, and the lovely neighbourhood where the hotel is located. Thank you also for appreciating our staff friendliness and dedication. With a view to wifi... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

An amazing place to stay in Palermo. They all speak English and are all very friendly and helpful. Room was spotless, breakfast buffet was better here than anywhere else we stayed. Front desk very helpful and accommodating. Great location, great staff, we will return!

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

Dear Guest It is such a great pleasure to read such a fantastic review! Thank you so much for highlighting the professional and friendly attitude of all our staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, and how marvelous our buffet breakfast is! We sincerely thank you for appreciating our property so much and really hope to have you soon as our... More

Porto Alegre
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Good hotel: big room, clean and quiet. Very good breakfast, regardful staff. Good location, near downtown. Should be an excelente place to stay, but it's unacceptable to charge for wi-fi connection nowadys.

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

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your review! We are extremely glad that you found your stay truly enjoyable thanks to the confort and cleanliness of your room, to the excellent hotel location and regardful staff. We thank you for highlighting your disappointment with the wifi at a charge; we are currently reconsidering this aspect, and your comment is very... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A last minute change of plans had us scrambling for a room in Palermo for the next 2 nights -- the last 2 nights of our trip. Although the website indicated nothing available, a phone call resulted in finding space. The hotel was clean, modern, and very comfortable, and located in a great neighborhood, with many restaurant choices, and just... More

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

Dear Guests, thank you very much for sharing your pleasant stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca with the other members of the Tripadvisor travel community. We feel very happy to read that you found both the property and its location comfortable and very enjoyable, and that this, together with the dedication of our staff, managed to make your stay... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Principe di Villafranca

Also Known As:
Principe Di Villafranca Palermo
Principe Di Villafranca Hotel
Hotel Principe Di Villafranca Palermo, Sicily
Address: Via G. Turrisi Colonna 4, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Politeama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#9 Business Hotel in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Principe di Villafranca 4*
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