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Hotel Principe di Villafranca - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    The four-star Hotel Principe di Villafranca is the perfect choice for stays of a few nights in Palermo, offering modern facilities with a twist of traditional Sicilian charm. With excellent access to the shops, restaurants, bars, and waterfront of Palermo, you are well-placed for enjoying some of the best cultural sights of Sicily. We would highly recommend combining a stay at the Hotel Principe di Villafranca with an additional stay at a southern-Sicily hotel or on mainland Italy.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Palermo, private car transfers, and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Standard room.
    From £790 per person for 5 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Long Stay Offer(3)
      Book a stay of 3 nights or longer and receive a reduction of 10% off our rates on bed and breakfast. This offer is valid for all seasons except for weekends (Friday-Sunday) in low season, from 2nd January to 17th March 2019, 1st July to 1st September 2019 and from 4th November to 22nd December 2019. This offer is not combinable with other offers.

    Hotel code

    IE727

    Our opinion

    A refreshing design-focused hotel in a stylish and historic setting.

    Hotel description

    The four-star boutique Hotel Principe di Villafranca sits at the centre of the most prosperous areas in Palermo, Sicily. The streets, though tinged with history, are home to designer shops and eclectic modern buildings, and are just minutes away from Palermo’s picturesque marina. From the outside, the hotel has a very sleek, contemporary appearance; however, when you walk in through the lobby, you will be struck by the characterful arches, the antique Sicilian furniture, and the distinctive colourful artwork on the walls. A homely and traditional fireplace sits as the centrepiece of the main lounge, crested with a coat of arms. In the lounge bar, teas and coffees can be enjoyed in a stylish, cosy atmosphere, and in the library, you can select a book from one of the many shelves and relax into a comfortable and quirky sofa. In the mornings, breakfast is served in the bright, airy breakfast room, which is more overtly modern than the other ground floor rooms. Guestrooms take on a neutral palette of silver, or brown, and white, brightened by rich hues of blue or purple. Textured figurative paintings are hung above the beds. Bathrooms are spacious and sleek, with marble-style floor-to-ceiling tiles and dark counter tops. The effortless blend of the modern with the traditional works particularly well in the Hotel Principe di Villafranca, emphasising its suitability for a stay of a few nights to week as you explore Sicily’s largest city, perhaps as part of a longer touring holiday around Sicily and Italy.

    Location

    At the heart of the city of Palermo, Sicily.

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    5 miles

    Closest airport

    Palermo Airport

    Room types

    All 32 rooms are situated on the first floor and feature air-conditioning, telephone, wifi, television, minibar, safe, shower and hairdryer. Deluxe rooms and Junior suites also have a Nespresso machine.
    Superior Single Room
    Superior Room with King, Queen, or Twin beds
    Deluxe Room with King, Queen or Twin beds - extra bed possible.
    Junior Suite - extra bed possible.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, bar, private beach area, access to hammam, laundry service, room service, library, lounge bar in fireplace room, fitness room, 24/7 front desk service, babysitting, concierge, personal shopper, car rental, garage parking, cooking classes, off-site golf course, tours and excursions can be arranged.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Palermo is home to some of the world’s greatest examples of Arab-Norman architecture, particularly the San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale and its striking Cappella Palatina mosaics, and La Martorana. Outside Palermo, Monreale is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily, and houses 12th and 13th century mosaics and cloisters. Palermo is an excellent location in which to try the range of Sicilian wines, with streets laden with wine shops and cellars and vineyards covering much of the surrounding landscape. To get a real sense of the city, perhaps take one of the many themed walking tours: from street art, historic cars, fishing history, cemeteries, to gardens. While here, make sure you explore Sferracavallo, Palermo’s fishing village, the small temple on top of Monte Gallo, the Mondello city garden, and the port.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports, cycling, and sailing, golf.

    Children

    Children are welcome at the Hotel Principe di Villafranca, and cots can be provided in all double rooms. Babysitting is also available.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
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