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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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Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this hotel as we wanted to stay in the city but away from the crowds. It was a good choice as the hotel is in the newer part of town which could be described as more residential. It's also near the premium shopping area. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful with good recommendations for restaurants and... More 

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Thank browney237
Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear browney237, thank you so much for sharing your appreciation of your recent stay experience! We are really delighted that you loved your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, peacefully located in the shopping and entertainment area of the city centre, still a short walk away from the old town. We are also really happy that you enjoyed the hotel... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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14 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unprofessionally run, rather worn, small hotel located in a downtown business and residential area of Palermo. Only advantages of the property are the affordable rates and the location far from the beaten tourist paths. Service more or less inexistent, check-in took ages although we were the only guests at the front desk - the fact that we had booked two... More 

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Thank 516Robert
Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear 516Robert, we are very sorry that your stay seemed not to be matching your expectations, still we believe there are some issues that need clarification. The property that you define “worn” is described by the vast majority of our guests as a cosy and chic boutique hotel in one of the nicest neighborhoods of the city, where service is... More 

Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Very nice place to stay in Palermo. Good quality, modern, nice and confortable rooms, very well located close to many places of interest, excellent service and very welcoming staff. Highly recommended

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

Dear clara t, thank you very much for this excellent review – we are very happy that you completely enjoyed your recent stay at our property! Thank you for highlighting your liking of facilities and services, the centrality of our location and the polite and friendly attitude of our staff. We are grateful for recommending our property and we will... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I went on a business trip to Palermo and had the chance to stay at Principe di Villafranca. Staff was helpful, professional, very welcoming and overall the hotel was a perfect place to stay in. Rooms are airy and comfortable, and very clean and well equipped. I would strongly recommend the hotel to anyone

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Thank traut25
Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear traut25, thank you so much for sharing such an amazing review. We are so delighted that you were completely satisfied with your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca during your recent business trip to Palermo. We are very proud to read that you found our staff very pleasant and professional, and that rooms comfortable and well equipped. Thank you... More 

Camden, Maine
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Just stayed for the 3rd or 4th time and found, as usual, this is a nice place to get away from the frenzy of centralissimo Palermo--which is actually an easy walk. Nice accommodating staff, comfortable rooms, good breakfast, good cafes and restaurants nearby, all in all my fave non-luxury place in Palermo. And not expensive either.

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Thank GypsyNancy55
Giulia B, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this review

Dear GypsyNancy55, thank you very much for your very good review and also for being such a loyal guest at Hotel Principe di Villafranca – we are delighted by this and so happy you love the relaxed and warm atmosphere at the property, together with the quality and comfort of rooms and services. We are truly happy that you found... More 

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111 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Not many good quality modern hotels in Palermo but this is a good one. Spacious rooms, nicely laid out with all mod cons. Luxurious bathrooms with good quality toiletries. The restaurant provides some great food if you don't want to venture far after a long day sightseeing.

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

Dear chris c, thank you so much for sharing such an amazing review on your stay with us this spring! We are really delighted in reading that you loved the atmosphere of the property and its design and décor, and that you found rooms and bathrooms extremely comfortable with great quality amenities. We are also very happy to read that... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Away from the craziness of the city center, we enjoyed a 4 night stay at this lovely hotel formerly a grand home. Located in a wonderful residential area amoung some very elegant shopping, the hotel combines a modern sensibility with a classically elegant design. The spacious rooms are beautifully, and the public areas are warm and welcoming. The staff is... More 

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

Dear Susan L, thank you for sharing your comments on your recent stay experience with such a lovely review! We are so delighted that you loved the hotel surroundings, its atmosphere and elegant décor, and that you found our staff attentive and helpful. We are very happy that our little attentions managed to make you feel special! We also thank... More 

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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Upon entering the hotel one gets the sense of something cultured, perfected -- a place that could tell stories of the past. Once a home and now a hotel, the rooms are delightful (interesting art work and antiques), spacious, and well appointed. The lounge/living room area is filled with comfortable sofas and chairs, the breakfast is delicious and complete in... More 

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

Dear Judy C, we are really touched by this review, as you have really felt the soul of our property: the attentive work that lays behind the decoration and selection of artworks, antiques and design furniture, the careful and helpful service, the consideration of every detail at breakfast and the thoughtful composition of the buffet. We are very glad that... More 

Kent, England
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on a tour around the coast of Sicily, hotel is modern and clean and service was excellent, especially from Angelo who made our stay very enjoyable. Hotel is close for site seeing and we walked around Palermo in a morning. We parked our hire car in the underground private parking next to the hotel... More 

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

Dear Hodophobi, Thank you very much for writing this review – we are delighted you enjoyed so much your stay in Palermo at Hotel Principe di Villafranca and awarded it full five points! We are really glad that you loved the style and ambiance of the property, that you found both staff and services excellent and that you would choose... More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This was a very tidy and clean place to stay and did not break the bank. We were able to navigate our way easily from this base and staff were friendly and accommodation. A good place to be on balance.

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

Dear geoff s, Thank you for sharing your review of your stay with us last October. We are delighted that you found the hotel very clean and with an excellent quality-price ratio! We are also happy that you found the property well located and that all the staff was friend! We look forward to welcoming you back on the occasion... More 

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