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Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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#33 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the luxury hotel situation in Palermo must be very inadequate. This hotel was the best our travel agent could find. It has an excellent location in the upscale part of town, but the location is surrounded by a very suspicious, if not a seedy environment, with dog droppings, trash, and graffiti everywhere. It is located near several very nice...

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

Dear Dale D, We appreciate the time and effort spent in conveying your personal experience to other travelers and would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify some of the issues you highlight. I would first of all like to stick to the complaints strictly pertaining to our property and the hospitality concept we deliver. Hotel...

Rye
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This charming hotel is ideally placed in the city of Palermo. There is an artistic theme throughout and our room was clean and bright and imaginatively presented. The hotel has excellent extremely helpful staff who did everything they could to make our ten night stay there extremely enjoyable.

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

Dear RyeKaty Thank you so much for this excellent review – we are so delighted that your 10-night stay was completely enjoyable and would like to thank you for highlighting the perfect location of the property, the charm of the hotel ambiance and rooms, their cleanliness and comfort and last but not least the helpfulness of our staff, who is...

San Diego, California
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in 5 different hotels during our time in Italy...this was the only one that was not delightful. The room was tiny and the bathroom so small we had to be careful not to knock our chin on the sink when sitting on the toilet! It might be ok if traveling alone, but two people was too crowded. The...

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

Dear LowKaren, Thank you for sharing a review of your recent stay experience with us – we are very sorry that not all aspects of it matched your expectations. We are particularly sorry that the room size did not suit your needs and suggest trying an upgrade on the occasion of your next stay at our property. Also, we are...

Piedmont, California
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We stayed in this lovely hotel for the first two nights of our journey to Sicily. We arrived quite tired from a long journey from San Francisco and enjoyed the hotel's safe and walkable location. We liked their generous breakfast buffet served in a convivial atmosphere with other international travelers. Their staff was efficient and helpful and English speaking. Bathrooms...

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

Dear Binkystravel, thank you so much for this excellent review – we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay experience with us, including the safe and central location of the property, the delicious buffet breakfast served in a charming environment, and the polite, friendly and knowledgeable attitude of our staff. Thank you so much for highlighting the comfort and...

Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. Rooms are small and claustrophobic. Probably I was very unlucky but my sleep both nights was constantly disturbed by the noise of next door air-conditioning. Breakfast very average. I was expecting much better from a four star hotel. On the plus side the lobby area is very nice and the front desk staff, specifically Mr Angelo, are extremely helpful...

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

Dear DanGrayMTB, We are grateful for this review, which highlights both highs and lows with your recent stay. We are so grateful for you to underline the lovely atmosphere of the hotel and the politeness and helpfulness of our staff, though we are very sorry to read that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay, especially because some...

East Anglia
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I stayed here for four nights and once I had got my bearings found it to be nearer to the main attractions than I had first thought. The rooms are not very big, a bit of a squash for 2 but fine for a single like me. The hotel is boutique style with interesting artwork and a comfortable lounge area...

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

Dear HelenEastAnglia, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this review on your recent stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We are so glad that you enjoyed it so much, and that you have highlighted so many positive aspects to it, such as the lovely location of the property, the style and ambiance of the hotel,...

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights to start our holiday off. Really nice design hotel, quite small and located away from the old town. We found this fine to be out this way and near the fashion district. We had a superior double, room fairly small although decent sized bathroom. Breakfast very nice although service a bit hit & miss and...

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

Dear Martyjojo, thank you very much for sharing this very good review about your recent stay at our property. We are very glad that you enjoyed the design of the hotel, its location and surroundings, in the middle of the shopping and entertainment district and a small walk to the historical city centre. We are sorry to read that service...

Clifton Park, New York, United States
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stayed in this hotel while on a tour. Nice, small hotel, in a good location. Rooms are not big, butntheybare clean and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast is a typical Italian breakfast with more sweets than substantial food, but adequate. Walking distance from many sites in Palermo.

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

Dear YoRo2014 thank you very much for sharing your recent stay experience with us at Hotel Principe di Villafranca. We are very happy you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the hotel location, cleanliness, comfort and ambiance. It is of course true that breakfast mainly serves products from local tradition, many of which are sweet, but we hope...

South Africa
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The room was clean compact and very small - unfortunately it felt a little claustrophic to me as you looked out onto a narrow street. The location of this hotel was fine - quite a long walk to some places but basically convenient. We had hired a car and this hotel has underground parking which in these busy cities is...

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

Dear LizMCSouthAfrica, thank you very much for your review, for us it is vital to read the comments and experiences of our guests! We are very glad that you appreciated the room comfort, hotel style and services, including the car park, and that you find the location convenient, considering it is right close to the main dining and shopping district...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in March. For us the location of this hotel worked well. Although located a distance from some of the main attractions in Palermo, it is in a pleasant residential area and a short walk to high end shops, restaurants and cafes. We like to walk a lot so a 30min walk to...

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

Dear cocostravelsdotcom, thank you for this review, which, as far as the hotel itself is concerned, is really excellent! We are so happy that you experienced consistent, polite and friendly service all throughout every hotel area, that you found the hotel comfortable, rooms spacious, breakfast tasty and varied, and that you enjoyed the hotel very central location (please consider that...

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Hotel Principe di Villafranca

Address: Via G. Turrisi Colonna 4, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Politeama
Price Range: $69 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Principe di Villafranca 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Principe Di Villafranca Palermo
Principe Di Villafranca Hotel
Hotel Principe Di Villafranca Palermo, Sicily
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#10 Business Hotel in Palermo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
#24 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Not much of an option that I can see. We were given a junior suite, but how they came to name this small room a suite is beyond me.”
 of 5 bubbles 530daled, 1 week ago | Read review
“There are larger rooms available at a price so ask before you book”
 of 5 bubbles HelenEastAnglia, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are located on one floor up from reception, so it doesn't matter what room you are assigned.”
 of 5 bubbles YoRo2014, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at another hotel are best”
 of 5 bubbles 481micheleb481, May 25, 2016 | Read review
“I heard that most of the rooms have a good wi-fi. make sure that you get one of these.”
 of 5 bubbles JoseLuisP706, Jul 18, 2015 | Read review
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