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Hotel Villafranca

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Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
149Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
16Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Neighborhood
Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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This hotel is long on the tooth, needs MAJOR upgrading. The plumbing backed up and nobody cared and it stunk of sewage, the shower leaked all over the room and we used all the towels to mop up the mess. We asked for extra towels and finally a nice room attendant helped us and he
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Response from HotelVillafranca17, Front Office Manager at Hotel Villafranca
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We have read your review on tripadvisor and we do apologies if our hotel did not meet your expectations. We are sorry to read that you have not felt assisted in a manner appropriate to the situation. We take note of what you described and we will work to improve the service we offer. We really hope that you accept our apologies for what happened, best regards, Hotel Villafranca
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Really frustrated how I was tried by hotel’s FOM- Caterina Innocenzi. We were trying to make reservation for group of the people. Even I, kindly asked for help and support I was just strongly advised by Caterina about their rules without further discussion. What is really
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Response from HotelVillafranca17, Front Office Manager at Hotel Villafranca
Responded Dec 28, 2018
Dear booker, while doing a review you should explain that you were trying to book 3 doubles and 2 triples at the special not refundable rate on april dates ( top seasons in Rome ) and to have this special rate is compulsory to prepay. As you didn't have the intention to pay in advance I offered you another option, of course higher rates with the chance to cancel all rooms within 48 hours before arrival but you pretended to have the not refundable offer not respecting the rules for having this lower rate. I am sure about my professionality and I'm sorry if applying the rules results offensive to you. best regards, Caterina Innocenzi
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Nice clean, renovated hotel well located. Only breakfast but good qualify food. Nice bar and very helpful and knowledgeable front desk agents. Andrea recommended a beautiful jazz concert at a great venue.
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Response from HotelVillafranca17, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villafranca
Responded Dec 29, 2018
Dear guest, we are really grateful for your wonderful review, thanks a lot. We look forward to welcoming you again soon in Kolbe Hotel Rome! Kind regards, Hotel Villafranca
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...you get what you pay for! We booked a "flash sale" deal that included this hotel in the package. The lobby and eating area are updated and modern. The breakfast is nothing to write home about. It filled us up until we did our second breakfast when we were out exploring. The
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Response from HotelVillafranca17, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villafranca
Responded Dec 6, 2018
Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for your review on tripadvisor. We really hope to welcoming you again here in Rome. your faithfully, HOTEL VILLAFRANCA
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Our four night stay at the Hotel Villafranca was great. The three staff members we met during our stay spoke excellent English and were very helpful. We enjoyed hot and cold breakfast choices every day. The free WiFi allowed us to keep in touch with the U.S. The room was
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Response from HotelVillafranca17, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villafranca
Responded Dec 6, 2018
Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for your review on tripadvisor. We really hope to welcoming you again here in Rome. your faithfully, HOTEL VILLAFRANCA
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The room I had did have a hair dryer. But it was small, compact, and didn't work very well (doesn't blow very hard).
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Sorry no photo but our room was a superior room but was small.
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You are correct it takes about 30 minutes to first reach Trevi, but it is a nice walk and you can stop for a drink or bites along the way. Walking worked for us and we are retired folks ...not young ones ! You are a very short walk to the Termini station and the subway can get you there very fast. Do not take the subway at rush hour because it is overcrowded and tight in the train. We took subway at 8:30 to get to Vatican and it was not pleasant, but on the way back around 2:30 it was nice and not so busy.
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we took a shuttle to the airport from the hotel. its a long way. thats probably best unless you think you can figure out the train. tell Gioseppe (Joseph) hi.
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"Before you take a room take a really good look inside, check the BATHROOM!"
"518-was updated, faced the interior "courtyard" so not much of a view. But we enjoyed the room!"
"The room access was not yet converted to digital access, we had a corner room with a tv room."
"Good walking location and close to Metro!"
"Try to get higher level."
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PRICE RANGE
$70 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western villafrancabest western romerome best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN Hotel Villafranca
LOCATION
ItalyLazioRomeCastro PretorioTerminiCentroEsquilino
NUMBER OF ROOMS
83
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