Hotel Principe di Villafranca

Via Giuseppina Turrisi Colonna, 4, Palermo, Italy
Historic Palermo/Borgo Vecchio

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  • Public Spaces17
  • Service18
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

If you’ve come to Sicily to sleep in till noon, wander around quaint old villages, lie supine on the sand, or flavor your acqua frizzante with lemons you’ve picked straight from the tree, you’re not going to hang around Palermo for long — there are too many idyllic beaches and charming little towns to explore on the island. If you’re spending much time in Sicily’s capital, you’re probably here for the ancient history, or the shopping, or the cuisine — some are even so fortunate as to come here on plain old business. It makes sense, then, that even a traditional Sicilian hotel like Principe di Villafranca is not simply a lazy vacationer’s getaway.

In fact, the hotel, located downtown, just steps away from the city’s fashion district, fairly evenly straddles the line between international and Italian, or — dare we suggest it — between business and pleasure. So while guest rooms, outfitted in bright whites and brushed steel, with flat-screen TVs and eye-catching modern lamps, scream “high-end business hotel,” in the lobby and public spaces, you’ll find traditional Sicilian furniture and oil paintings, even a fireplace.

There’s a modern fitness center, of course, plus wi-fi everywhere, and conference facilities — but the food at the hotel’s restaurant is crafted from the bountiful local produce that’s been growing in the region for literally thousands of years. The flavors, in other words, are traditionally Sicilian, even if the dining experience overall has a more contemporary polish to it.

Walk outside the hotel and you’re right in the bustling heart of the big city. As inside the hotel itself, you don’t have to choose between old and new — if you’re in the mood for contemporary, step into one of the impossibly sleek designer boutiques, but if you’re feeling Sicilia vecchia instead, head straight for the old-fashioned food vendors at the nearby Mercato di Capo, one of the city’s famous outdoor marketplaces.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 32 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

No pets allowed. Children below 4 can stay free in existing bedding with parents or in a baby bed (€ 12,00 surcharge per night).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Single Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 139 ft²/13 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Ortigia bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Ortigia bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Ortigia bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 290 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

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    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • Ortigia bath amenities
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

No pets allowed. Children below 4 can stay free in existing bedding with parents or in a baby bed (€ 12,00 surcharge per night).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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