HOTEL PRINCIPE DI VILLAFRANCA
Imagine resting in an ancient layout embellished with contemporary art and design cherished under one roof. This finely furnished gem serenaded with antiques and design perks sits in one of Palermo's most peaceful, exclusive residential neighbourhoods. Since Principe di Villafranca's renovation work in 2010, much of the special attention is dedicated to the fusion of contemporary art, making this close link one of its unique characteristics. Enjoy a cosy sitting with library, fireplace and displays of local designer's work; among a comfy, high ceiling room decorated with artwork by some of the most relevant artists of the contemporary scene in Sicily.
Hotel Principe di Villafranca is a stone's throw away from picturesque Teatro Politeama, Teatro Massimo and Cuba. For breakfast you can indulge in delicious Sicilian cannolis, sweet pastries, selecetion of traditional cheeses and cured meats and more - all of which is served in the sunny breakfast room. Il Principe e L'oste is a restaurant adjacent to the hotel, which serves delicious Sicilian dishes, together with a daily breakfast using only fresh, local ingredients.
The 32 air-conditioned rooms all feature minibars and safes. The rooms have LCD TV with satellite. The bathrooms all offer hair dryers, slippers and complimentary toiletries.
A relaxing communal lounge with library can be used at your own convenience as well as the large lobby with a bar. You can read a book from the library where newspapers, magazines, art books and foreign language novels can be picked up for a good read. There is an additional Internet Point for checking your e-mails. The nice fireplace in the lobby makes the experience very cosy and homely.
The sophisticated and unusual elegance of all the property areas, from relaxation rooms to corridors, and the constant presence of art and design all throughout the stay experience left a mark on us, which in the end we realised how much we got to learn about the city without moving.
- Bar/lounge area
- 1668 sq. ft./155 sq. mt. of meeting space and 2 meeting rooms for business meets
- WiFi high-speed internet
- Complimentary cooked breakfast
- Elevator (lift)
- Complimentary luggage storage upon request
- LCD TV in every room (satellite)
- Hair dryers, slippers and complimentary toiletries
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent's room, using existing bedding. Infant beds available.
Rate - Start from 90 euros per night in low season
Location - hotel is in the heart of the city, its history, its traditions. Be sure to visit the Giardino Inglese park, it is a beautiful oasis.
Suitable for - couples, families, business travellers and friends
Tip - Relaxing is just a call away, the Hammam in via Torrearsa, just 600 metres from your room, is a traditional Turkish bath, created following the footsteps of Islamic tradition. A 5% reduction on all treatments is reserved to hotel guests. Also from June to September, ask about their Private Seaside Area Service. Takes you to plait mare, a white and chic beach on the Addaura Coast.
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