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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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Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Long Island, NY
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is actually much better than it's web site would suggest. It's a modern hotel with the good and bad that come with such facilities. We had a junior suite that came with a good size bathroom but no decent sofa or chairs. Internet connection was acceptable. The 34 inch TV received a good number of channels in HD.... More 

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

Dear CPLongIsl, thank you for sharing this very good review with the other readers of the Tripadvisor travellers community: we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay experience and will work as suggested on further improving our website narration of it. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the many positive aspects of your stay, including the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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301 reviews 301 reviews
84 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved the situation of this hotel in a classy, safe area of Palermo. The hotel is close to nice restaurants & the main upmarket shopping area & just off Piazza Politeama. Our room was spacious, nice decor & very clean. Free wi-Fi was good, a bit slow at times. The bathroom was narrow but not a real problem for a... More 

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

Dear McAnnie1, thank you very much for this great review and for sharing your comments and remarks on your recent stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We are so delighted you loved the hotel location and neighbourhood and are so happy you also enjoyed the spaciousness, cleanliness and comfort of your room. We are sorry whether you found that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

From arrival to departure four days later all staff members I had contact with could not have been more helpful. The room - (superior whatever that means), was spotless, and on a quiet side street so no problems with noise. The bed was extremely comfortable, and although the room was fairly compact there was good wardrobe space and a small... More 

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

Dear stemaj, we are really thankful for this amazing review, awarding five points to your recent stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We could not be happier to read that all the members of staff were courteous and supportive, that you completely enjoyed the hotel locations, that the room was very comfortable, with good storage spaces and good cleanliness. We... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Every thing was great. Very clean, great rooms and in a very nice neighborhood. The only thing I would change is the bar menu. They don't serve bar any type of food in the lounge. That is the only thing keeping it from being the perfect small hotel!!! I would definatly stay there again.

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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 this lovely review! We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and awarded this experience five points – thank you for appreciating the cleanliness of the property, the comfort of the rooms and the nice location of the hotel. With a view to your remark on the availability of food... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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