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Hotel Principe di Villafranca
Ranked #36 of 98 Hotels in Palermo
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

An amazing place to stay in Palermo. They all speak English and are all very friendly and helpful. Room was spotless, breakfast buffet was better here than anywhere else we stayed. Front desk very helpful and accommodating. Great location, great staff, we will return!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Maria N
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Guest
It is such a great pleasure to read such a fantastic review! Thank you so much for highlighting the professional and friendly attitude of all our staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, and how marvelous our buffet breakfast is! We sincerely thank you for appreciating our property so much and really hope to have you soon as our guest on the occasion of your next stay in Palermo!
Kind regards
Giulia Briguglia
Sales & Marketing Executive, Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Good hotel: big room, clean and quiet. Very good breakfast, regardful staff. Good location, near downtown. Should be an excelente place to stay, but it's unacceptable to charge for wi-fi connection nowadys.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank GauchosPeloMundo
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear guest,
thank you for sharing your review! We are extremely glad that you found your stay truly enjoyable thanks to the confort and cleanliness of your room, to the excellent hotel location and regardful staff.
We thank you for highlighting your disappointment with the wifi at a charge; we are currently reconsidering this aspect, and your comment is very helpful indeed.
We hope to have you with us again on the occasion of your next stay in Palermo, and int he meanwhile send you our best regards.

Giulia Briguglia
Sales & Marketing Executive, Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

A last minute change of plans had us scrambling for a room in Palermo for the next 2 nights -- the last 2 nights of our trip. Although the website indicated nothing available, a phone call resulted in finding space. The hotel was clean, modern, and very comfortable, and located in a great neighborhood, with many restaurant choices, and just a few blocks from the main shopping street -- very pleasant for strolling and exploring the upscale/middle class residential areas of Palermo. The front desk staff were very helpful in suggesting places to eat. The only thing that prevents a higher rating is the fact that there's a 10E/day charge for wi-fi.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank eastsiders
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Dear Guests,
thank you very much for sharing your pleasant stay experience at Hotel Principe di Villafranca with the other members of the Tripadvisor travel community.
We feel very happy to read that you found both the property and its location comfortable and very enjoyable, and that this, together with the dedication of our staff, managed to make your stay in Palermo very agreeable.
We also take good note of your highlight on wifi connection and ensure we are currently working on this precise issue.
We really hope to have the opportunity to have you again as our guests on the occasion of your next stay in Palermo!
Kind regards
Giulia Briguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive
Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed here overnight (checked out on 01 Sep 13) in order to avoid the hassle of travelling from Agrigento to Palermo in the morning to catch out flight.

It is centrally located (about 3km from the train station - and about a half hour from the airport). The room was lovely, the breakfast was delicious and the staff were very helpful. It is also close to the main street (Via Liberta, I think) which has many high end shops (Bulgari, Hermes, Prada etc) and lots of cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mary F
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor! It is lovely to read that you had a fantastic stay experience during the time spent at our property, and that you enjoyed the hotel location, room comfort, delicious breakfast and friendly, attentive staff.
We really hope to have you again as our guest in the future on the occasion of your next stay in Palermo!
Kind regards
Giulia Briguglia
Sales & Marketing Executive, Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We booked this room through Secret Escapes and had no idea this was classed as a business hotel and really this is not so . A lovely hotel, in the middle of all of the hussle and bussle of Palermo, with friendly, experienced staff to whom nothing is a problem.
Breakfast is a relaxing affair, the beach close enough, with which the hotel has an agreement for access and loungers etc.
The bathroom and toiletries were lovely - the only small drawback being the lack of cupboard/drawer space in the room. However the bed was soooo comfortable this was quickly forgotten. Well worth a visit - for business or pleasure.
Oh and if you have a car - you have to pay for parking :(

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Glynis42
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for your review, it is lovely to read that you really enjoyed your stay at Hotel Principe di Villafranca!
As you have personally experienced, the property is perfect both for business and leisure travelers, as the key points of any good stay are exactly the ones you highlighted and appreciated: quiet and central location, friendly and proactive staff, excellent breakfast and room confort.
We really hope to have the pleasure to have you again as our guest on your next stay in Palermo! Until then, please accept our kindest regards.
Giulia Briguglia
Sales & Marketing Executive, Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had stayed in this hotel on business some years ago and found it just as pleasant. The rooms are well appointed and the bathroom a plus. The breakfast room is comfortable and the breakfast itself more than adequate.
A particular feature is the comfortable lounge area which is perfect for having a drink or just a chat with friends.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank meb91
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear guest,
we are very happy that you shared your recent hotel stay experience and related impressions with the other readers of the Tripadvisor community. Thank you!
We are glad you found the hotel just as pleasant as on your last stay, and that you appreciated the confort of our rooms, the tasty breakfast and the general atmosphere of the property, which makes it the perfect place where to relax after a day of work!
We hope to have you soon again as our guest and in the meanwhile would like to send you our kindest regards.
Giulia Briguglia
Sales & Marketing Executive, Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Spacious, comfortable, contemporary. The waterfall shower was a nice touch too. It was the end of our trip and all we wanted to do on the last day was relax, this was just the place with a huge comfy bed. Wifi was 10 euros for 24 hrs. Hotel staff was very professional and booked us massages at their partner spa down the street. Hotel is in the "good" part of Palermo.

Room Tip: 1st Floor, try not to stay right near lobby area for noise in morning.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Jess B
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GiuliaBriguglia, Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Principe di Villafranca, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Dear guest,
thank you so much for your wonderful review – we are extremely glad that you enjoyed the mood and atmosphere of our property and that your time with us was relaxing and peaceful.
We are happy that you enjoyed the room, its style, the comfortable bed, the spacious bathroom and shower, the courtesy of the staff and the high level of our partner services!
We look forward to having you again as our guest on the occasion of your next stay in Palermo and in the meanwhile we send you our kindest regards,
Giulia Briguglia
Sales & Marketing Executive, Hotel Principe di Villafranca

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Additional Information about Hotel Principe di Villafranca

Address: Via Giuseppina Turrisi Colonna 4, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo > Politeama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Palermo
#10 Luxury Hotel in Palermo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palermo
Price Range: $83 - $242 (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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