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Hotel Principe di Villafranca

#15 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There is something special about this hotel. Minimalist modern design, finally the work of an interior designer that has taste! Very clean, nice common area with books! Ladies and gentleman, yes you've heard me: books! Great. Superb receptionists, fun, helpful and professional. Wifi was OK during my stay. Location is also good. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your excellent stay experience with us at Hotel Principe di Villafranca with the other members of the Tripadvisor travellers’ community. We are so delighted in reading that you appreciated so much the style and atmosphere of the property, the pleasant and professional attitude of our Front Desk staff, together with key issues such as... More 

New York, NY
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142 reviews 142 reviews
36 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Comfortable hotel in pleasant residential area not far from the Teatro Massimo. Friendly staff, good buffet breakfast with wide variety of choices, eggs made to order, Very clean and well maintained, nice common area in the lobby. Order the espresso if you like strong coffee. Wi-fi not 100% reliable.

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

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your review and for sharing your recent stay experience with us at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed the property location, in the city center, in the shopping and fine-dining area of the city, and a short walk to Teatro Massimo, and also its ambiance and... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

For a city trip, this hotel is an excellent choice. It's located in a calm and quite beautiful residential area, with the historical city center to be reached by bus directly within minutes. Our room was large, clean, with a fantastic king size bed (excellent mattress and linen!). The only negative point: the small bathroom with no space whatsoever to... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for this lovely review and for awarding your stay with us a full five points! We are delighted you appreciated so much our location in the heart of the city, the comfort of your room, the quality of our buffet breakfast and the friendliness of our staff. I would like to thank you for the note... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had booked a hotel right in Palermo centre, but they had a problem and had booked us in to the Principe di Villafranca for 1 night. We managed to change this to 4 nights and had an excellent stay. The room was very comfortable, the buffet breakfast had lots of choice and they parked the car for us in... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review – we feel so happy you appreciated so much your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca even though it had not been your initial choice! We are glad we managed to exceed your expectations from all points of view, from guestroom comfort to variety and quality of our breakfast buffet, and that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Very well situated in a quiet neighborhood close to major sights. Helpful English-speaking staff. Good included breakfast. Rooms and bathrooms comfortable. Nothing to complain about! You will not be disappointed. The rest is included because the silly trip advisor rules mandate a certain length

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this excellent review! We are so glad to read that your stay with us completely matched and exceeded your expectations, and that you loved our location, enjoyed the helpfulness of our staff, and appreciated all the different aspects of the stay, from breakfast to rooms. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again at... More 

Scotch Plains
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183 reviews 183 reviews
36 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The best thing about this hotel was its location; a short walk to the fashionable shops along Liberta and a nice walk to the centro tourist zone. because of its location in a nice residential district, it offers many decent eateries within a few blocks....the hotel itself is housed on the first floor above the lobby in an apartment building... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We are very happy you loved our location in the heart of the city, in the best shopping and dining area, and a short walk from the historical city centre, and enjoyed the eating options located just around the property. We sincerely apologize... More 

Rochester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a very nice spacious room at this well located hotel within walking distance of all the interesting spots in Palermo. The highlight was Angelo, the gentleman at the desk who gave us great restaurant recommendations and made a reservation for our next stop in Marsala. He was extraordinarily helpful and patient even when he was very busy.

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

Dear Guest, We are extremely happy and thankful that you so completely enjoyed your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. Thank you for highlighting your enjoyment of our guestrooms and of the hotel location. We would like also to extend our most heartfelt thanks from all of the hotel staff and from Angelo in particular, for appreciating his careful and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Room was a little small for the 3 days although very Italian there were beautiful paintings at reception and in our room. The room was clean and quiet. The only slight issue was breakfast as there were no cooked eggs (other then boiled). If you like pastries you'll be ok, although if you like a bit of muesli fresh fruit... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your review – we are extremely happy that you loved your room , its décor and its calm and cleanliness. We are a bit surprised you found our common areas uninviting instead, as their large spaces, comfortable sitting areas and warm atmosphere are always very appreciated by our guests, just like our bright... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The hotel is located in a conveniently located street to walk around Palermo (also an easy street for momentaneous parking whilst you go and do your check-in). It has a car park, however, there might not always be sufficient room for the car to be parked in an indoor space as it is quite small (and works on a first... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your review about your recent stay experience with us. We are very happy you enjoyed the quiet, central and convenient location of the property, and would like to apologize for any inconvenience you might have experienced with our garage, which as you said has limited availability. We always try to work spaces... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The lady at the reception was really mean and aggressive, she really needs a break. The elevator is like a time machine you can not predict what will happen to you once you are in. The bathroom is in no shape.

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

Dear guest, thank you for your review. We are really sorry to read that your personal stay experience was so dramatically different from what the vast majority of other travelers genuinely report, what we strive daily to achieve, and what we truthfully present on the web. We are really sorry that the interaction with our front desk personnel, which as... More 

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