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“Trendy, modern, art-deco meets European Romance and make a perfect match!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dolce Villa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   63 DePasquale Plaza, Providence, RI 02903   |  
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Providence
Palm City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Trendy, modern, art-deco meets European Romance and make a perfect match!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Hotel Dolce Villa on Don Pasquale Boulevard is definitely a hidden gem; a bright, sunny, breath of fresh air with its modern style, uncluttered, yet providing every comfort a traveler may desire. Despite its location on a busy piazza in the heart of Providence's busy Little Italy, Hotel Dolce Villa is a quiet retreat that seems off the beaten path. A small boutique hotel, it's corridors are quiet and have a feel of an exclusive apartment residence rather than a touristy extended stay. The standard room where I stayed is spacious and very comfortable with its

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Falmouth, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

As I enter the address of the hotel, i get a warning from GPS, 'this address is in a pedestrian only area'! so i call the hotel, The front desk answers, you need to pull into an alley behind the hotel and come through the back door. first of all, there are so many alleys in that area, not many street signs. Not only that, all the parking spaces on Atwells ave (main street right next to the hotel) are designated as 'valet only' Orange cones everywhere!! so, i finally find a spot at Walgreen's a block away and i hurry to check in. i was told that they will valet it for $20. Wake up next morning, it was parked on the street behind the hotel. I ask why not in a secured area. 'we do that so you can walk around the area and not worry about it.'

The room 2B was o.k., sort of a suite like the Embassy S but pseudo art deco. Kitchen set up, refrigirator, stove, etc. it has a foam memory bed, which i never slept on and had hard time falling asleep on. it is good that the band outside in front of the hotel stopped playing at 10 pm. i was about to ask for another room.

Do be careful, the pedestrians do not pay attention. No less than 6 times, i almost hit these young people, some talking on the phone, walking into the street paying no attention. I mean without missing a stride, or looking at the car coming!

Room Tip: i don't see where there could be a quiet room. Back of the hotel is a club, front is the square...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Forget the big box chain Hotels and try a nice European style hotel. We stayed in room 1B, which was a 2 room apartment style room. It came with a complete well stocked kitchen, including microwave popcorn.
The room was very clean with 2 Flat screen TV'S, one in the living area and one in the bedroom. The Bathoorm came with a jacuzzi Tub, better grade towels, hair dryer and a nice grade of soap, shampoo and shower cap.
The bed was a foam matteress which was very comfortabe.
The hotel is located in a active night life area with 20-30 restraunts in walking distance, As you walk out of the hotel you come onto a Plaza with about 15 restraunts, all with outside seating. The night we were there 8/23/12 there was music playing on the plaza. It is a little confusing finding the entrance to the hotel but not unlike what you find in Europe. The parking is Valet Parking since it would be impossible to find parking with all the restraunts. This could have been explained better on the web site and Hotwire which I used. We asked that our car be ready at 6:30 AM and it was waiting for us when we checked out.
I used Hotwire and paid $65.00 plus $20.00 for parking which was half the rice of the local chain hotels which would never have been as nice or comfortable.
Do your self a favor and try something different.

Room Tip: Try room 1B
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Nice staff and great price. Those are the highlights. There is tile everywhere, which makes for an impersonal/institutional feel. Bed and pillows were foam/terrible. Clean enough. No elevator. View of the A/C condensor. They'd be better off getting rid of the kitchenettes and making the one room bigger. I think they're going for a cramped, European look, but that only works if you're actually in Europe.

Also, Federal Hill is party central and like a Jersey Shore theme park. My Sicilian wife and I were appalled. Boston's North End, it is not! Next time we'll stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: If you must stay here, ask for a quiet room. 2E wasn't bad.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The worst hotel ever
I stayed here with my 2 kids and when i got there i told them that the room smell like smoke and they told me that the was no smoking on the room. 2 days later i got charge 150 dollars for smoking in the room but the best part is that i dont smoke. So if you want to stay here make sure you get that clear before they charge your credit card for 150 dollars. I called to get a refund on my card and the guy at the service desk was really rude no help. Plus if you like sleeping with loud music until 200 in the morning you can stay here aweful experience never again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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New London, Connecticut
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Only 1 air conditioner worked. The rooms down stairs have a view of a back alley with dumpster and you can smell the dumpster in the room. The bed sheets were not clean and the owner was present and was extremely rude. Terrible customer service.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Hotel Dolce Villa, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
these people/guests had to be thrown out by providence police for violating just about every policy we have so in spite they wrote this bogus review,thanks gianfranco marrocco owner
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Providence
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The location is great if you're partying it up all night long and can sleep through lots of noise. First of all, everything I went to bed at around 2am with dance music blasting in the background. I wish I was having a good time at the club too, but instead I was trying to sleep...

Second, there was a dumpster outside the window and one morning somebody started moving it with a big vehicle AT 7 IN THE MORNING. 15 minutes into the procedure, the hotel manager had the people stop and I overheard him saying that they can't be loud until 9am. But being awoken at 7:00am to loud sounds outside the window was just terrible.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Hotel Dolce Villa

Address: 63 DePasquale Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Providence
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Providence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Dolce Villa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Dolce Villa is a unique boutique hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. The old world exterior combined with the bright trendy interior gives the hotel a mixed personality of country-side Italy and South Beach, Florida, inviting diverse crowds from all over the world.Dolce Villa offers 14 suites, 9 one-bedroom units and 5 two-bedroom units, all featuring memory-foam beds and pull-out memory foam sofa beds.All suites feature internet access, state-of-the-art electronics for business and entertainment purposes, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, pots and pans, dishware and flatware, a Jacuzzi tub in each bathroom with hair dryers and personal amenities, and a closet with a safe for valuables.Our two-bedroom units also include gas-fired fireplaces with remote controls. ... more   less 
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