Select Italy Holiday Ratings
We believe that customers booking a Select Italy are looking for that personal attention and individual service, which only a truly independent, specialist company can offer. We are passionate about Italy, and our sole aim is to provide our customers with quality holidays, backed by solid experience and the highest level of customer care. We truly are the Italian specialists, with Italian directors who have over 30 years' experience in selling vacations to Italy and a sales team also with many years of experience and a passion for selling Italy.
Select Italy comprises a large range of accommodation, from simple residences to luxury hotels. The official ratings are based on certain facilities or services being available and they do not take into account the size of the bedrooms or public rooms, nor the preferred décor of the owner, which may be at odds with your taste. Hotels in the same category, even in the same resort, can vary considerably in character, ambience, service and facilities and may not offer the same staffing levels and facilities, or be as well maintained. it must be bourne in mind that cost is a good indication of standards, particulary when comparing hotels in the same star rating.
As well as the hotel's official star rating, we have also given our own special rating, based on our personal opinion. This rating should be taken into consideration, especially when comparing hotels of the same official star rating. By all means browse our website to get an idea of what we offer. However, if like many of our repeat customers, you would like the reassurance of speaking to someone with first hand knowledge of a particular property or area, then do call us. Together we will find the perfect hotel and create a wonderful itinerary.
Italy’s finest hotels; where guests can enjoy a highly attentive service in luxurious surroundings. Our luxury collection is the ideal choice for that special celebration, honeymoon or even a wedding.
Our Select category includes hotels which we believe offer good standards of service, accommodation and facilities, and which are situated in excellent locations.
Mid range properties, offering a good level of service and comfort for their price.
A collection of reasonably priced hotels, which offer a simple but decent standard of accommodation and represent excellent value for money.
Our Villaggio selection are family resorts, which we believe offer a good standard of accommodation and a good range of facilities to keep the entire family occupied during the vacation. These are friendly and easy-going resorts, providing very informal service and representing good value for money. These resorts have a high proportion occupancy of International clientele.
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About the hotel
Tucked away in a quiet residential area, the Hotel Principe di Villafranca combines all the modern amenities with Old World charm and warm hospitality. It was once the private residence of a prince and was completely renovated in 2010 in perfect Sicilian style.
The 34 spacious guestrooms and Junior Suites boast parquet floors, Sicilian marble in all the bathrooms, hand-embroidered bed linens and original artworks by the contemporary Sicilian painter, Simona Cavaglieri. Because they all face an inner courtyard, they are blissfully silent in a city that can sometimes be a bit noisy.
Restaurant Il Principe e l’Oste (open to the public) serves excellent, traditional Sicilian cuisine. Oriental rugs and antique sofas decorate the lobby, the adjoining reading room and the well-stocked bar. There is also an in-house fitness facility.
The 32 guestrooms are decorated in contemporary style, making use of unusual materials, such as resin, concrete and brushed steel; highlighted by the white background and the bold splashes of colour in paintings by contemporary local artist Simona Cavaglieri.
Single: French single bed.
Superior: Queen, king or twin bedded rooms
Deluxe: King double or twin bedded rooms, larger than the Superior rooms with additional amenities including tea/coffee making set.
Junior Suite: King double or twin bedded rooms. Design décor, antiques and original contemporary artworks. Tea & coffee making set. Bathroom with either design shower or whirlpool bath with hand shower.
- Room Facilities:
All rooms include: shower room, air-conditioning, mini-bar, LCD TV with satellite/Sky, safe, slippers, hairdryer, direct-dial telephone, broadband Wi-Fi Internet (at local cost), desk & chair.