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Hotel Villafranca

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

When you read all the reviews of the hotel, most mention the train that arrives to Roma termini. Don't take it unless you want to walk about half a mile inside the terminal before arriving to the street. On top of that in the train you have to carry your bags with you. Very uncomfortable. Instead take the bus. It's... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Location 5 blocks from train station, long walk for most attractions, but ok. Nice helpful staff and were very pleasent. Rooms clean. Breakfast fair. Enjoyed stay. Would recommend.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Villafranca in July 2011. It was for a family vacation. The hotel is situated in a mixed area with lots of small boutique hotels nearby. It is located a block away from the Castro Pretorio Metro station as well as the UNICEF headquarters in Rome. There are many nice restaurants within easy walking distance. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

My wife, 4 year old son, and myself stayed here for the 5 days in the middle of July 2011. It was fine. The rooms are clean and well stocked. We had trouble connecting to the internet from our room so they gave us another room. It turned out to be quite nice as we got a rooftop patio. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2011

stayed here for a short 4 day break and didnt really know what to expect due to some of the "reviews" on here. i have to ask what people are really looking for if they found faults with this place. the location is perfect, just a 5 min walk away from the metro which will connect u to everywhere ur... More 

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Alfe Menashe, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2011

Good hotel, about 10 min. of walk from central station of rome. We loved it, It was excelent for our purpose to travel and rest.

2 Thank Thats_10
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2011

I stayed at Villafranca 6/17-6/21, and had a wonderful experience! I was hesitant at first, due to the negative reviews on tripadvisor, but I was in for a surprise! The hotel is located on a small street, but it's very close to pretty much all of Rome's main attractions (we walked everywhere, but the main trainstation is about 5 blocks... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2011

On arrival, hotel foyer is quite nice like the pictures on the web but that is really where it stops. Reception staff were not friendly and occasion quite rude even allowing for the roman attitude. The rooms are quite small and the bathroom was tiny. The beds are not very comfortable and we would expect a better standard from a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

Not a 4 star hotel! First week in June and AC turned off at night, by the 3rd day we were told they turn off the AC at night to save electicity & we should just open the window. No matter what the tempature was at night we had to sleep with the window open. The ONLY electical outlet that... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2011

We stayed at BW Hotel Villafranca 9 Roma only for one night, pre-cruise, Oct. 2010. Small hotel, friendly staff, decent breakfast-buffet included in the price. Our room was clean, but the bed was like sleeping on cement. Senior AARP rate paid 144Euro.

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Staying in Esquilino

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Villafranca

Address: Via Villafranca 9, 00185 Rome, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Villafranca)
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Price Range: $102 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villafranca 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Best Western Villafranca
Best Western Rome
Rome Best Western
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#246 Luxury Hotel in Rome
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“All the rooms are fine. There is a large one with a patio on the roof :)”
 of 5 bubbles erikrw, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quite and clean”
 of 5 bubbles 575gailw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid single rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles STPIRP, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for renovated room but NOT on street side.”
 of 5 bubbles RonGHaifa, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from road for quietness”
 of 5 bubbles TwoOxontravellers, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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