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“Business only” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Viola Palace Hotel
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Frankfurt
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51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Business only”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

While on a sightseeing trip through Sicily, we stayed in this Hotel for two nights.
The Hotel is situated right between the Autostrada, another big road and a gas station and overlooks an industrial park.
Rooms are clean and breakfast was ok. Nothing fancy though.
If you stay for more than one night, you might want to go out for dinner as the menu was the same for both evenings. Food was ok, but the atmosphere in the restaurant did not make for relaxed.
If you are staying for business, it is well connected, for sightseeing or families I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have been using the Viola for both business and personal trips since it reopened after refurbishment...... the staff are wonderful and make me feel at home every time, although it is not ideally situated for a beach holòiday it is only a 15 minute walk from the Villafranca beach and 20 minutes by car from the Tonnara at Milazzo.
The restaurant staff know my preferences and the Chef is always happy to prepare 'something special' if I ask.
I cannot recommend the Viola highly enough and am programming a trip with friends to celebrate my 50th birthday with them.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NikkieB
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Service at the hotel was fantastic, breakfast was good and nothing was too much to ask. We were there to visit family in the town, the surroundings of the hotel are not great and the beach is not a beach to go swimming in. However, we had a car and found everything we needed not too far away.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank katsac55
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The hotel itself is worth the inexpensive price but it is not a resort location, it is across from the industrial park and in front of the highway. The restaurant is the only place to eat but the food is rather good. The hotel owner and staff are very friendly and will help with your directions when you leave.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bossy600
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Madrid
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62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Good Quality-price hotel with a very bad location, near to an industrial park and at the middle of the road.
Depending what you are looking for can be a good hotel just to sleep because you will not find anything to do over there, even finding a restaurant is not so easy, and the nearest beach is terrible.
But in terms of the hotel, nothing to say, quite good

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nelson V
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

My wife and I stayed for a few days either side of a week on Lipari for our honeymoon as the hotel is fairly close to Milazzo for the ferries. On arrival we were running late due to flight delays and the staff managed to get the restaurant to do us a plate of food and a chilled bottle of Prosecco waiting for us in the room. All the staff are very professional and friendly, we were made to feel very welcome. The restaurant was very good and I would particularly recommend the cakes at breakfast! We will be returning soon. Another reviewer commented re WiFi and I can only say that we had no problems getting WiFi either in our room or anywhere in the hotel - probably saved a heavy phone bill on our return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank James P
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Haps, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the hotel in the beginning of july 2012. Overall it was a very pleasant stay. The staff was very professional, friendly and tried their outmost to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Though there are some staff members that speak english, I can recommend you to learn a few words of italian (this counts for the whole island).

We were in the believe we would get a room with a balcony. On the side we were on, there were sixteen rooms, twelve of them with balcony. Call it bad luck that we didn't get one of them, though I thought we had booked one. Also, we were on the third floor. There was WiFi promised for the whole hotel, but from where our room was, we could only get a connection when we were close to the door.

As for the surroundings.. Messina is on a distance of about 15-20km. The highway is directly near the hotel. You can walk to the beach in about 10 minutes. But as for whole Sicily, Italians are pigs. The beach is a mess. They are ruining their whole county by throwing out garbage everywhere.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Remy H
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Property: Viola Palace Hotel
Address: Via Antonello da Messina 90, 98049 Villafranca Tirrena, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Villafranca Tirrena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Villafranca Tirrena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Viola Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Il Viola Palace Hotel" is located in Messina, near North motorway to Messina - Villafranca Tirrena, renovated and expanded in 2009 with 4-star the hotel represents an ideal accommodation either for business or leisure guests because near the most important artistic and religious places of Messina and Tyrrhenian and Ionian Coast (Aeolian Islands, Taormina, Etna). The Hotel is composed of 42 comfortable rooms with Superior / Standard including 31 with shower, 8 with bath, and 3 with hydro-massage shower soundproofed and equipped with every comfort. ... more   less 
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