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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Very close to underground station. Just one stop to Termini. No good view. Lots of homeless men sleep in the street. Insufficient breakfast. Left the hotel in the morning and find the door wide open in the evening. Nothing was lost fortunately.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank saay
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of May prior going on our Med Cruise. The hotel is situated in a quiet street less than 10 minutes walk from Rome's Termini Station and only a couple of minutes walk from the nearest underground station (Castro Pretorio). There are a number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity which serve good quality cheap food and drink. There is also a supermarket nearby on the main road, a couple of minutes walk from the hotel, if you want to buy drinks.

The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was on the 5th floor at the back of the hotel, there was no view, but it was quiet, which is important to us. The room itself was basic, clean and functional. It had good air conditioning (essential), plenty of storage, a safe (free) and a mini fridge. The bed was not the most comfortable, but after a busy day visiting the sights of Rome sleeping was not a problem! The bathroom was a decent size with a powerful shower, but no bath, which suited us. Breakfast was Continental buffet style and was more than adequate.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced decent hotel, close to the Termini/Metro, with plenty of nearby restaurants, you could do a lot worse than pick Hotel Villafranca.

Top tips: If you want to visit the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel, book on-line to avoid the massive queues and go early. Buy a 'Roma Pass' on-line and use the Metro to get around

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quiet.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Reception staff very friendly and helpful, all staff polite and pleasant
Hotel location good, room decent but a little tired, plenty of small restaurants in the area mamma Angela's is highly recommended. If you like the historical sites take good walking shoes, be pre paired to put some walking miles in, we spent 5 hours in and around the Vatican plus the museum. The collosseo and forum are within 20 minutes walking distance of the hotel. A city I would definitely like to visit again.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Dmor105064
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

The lobby was nice but that was it. The bed was small.Room was smaller. Internet was none exsistent. Dont think most people could get into the shower. The ceiling was false so you could here everything that you did not want to here from the guess next door

Room Tip: Dont stay here
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank PalmerRCP
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

The hotel is well located close to Termini and very close to Castro pretorio metro station. I've had before terrible experiences from Termini hotels so comparing this with them is really an oasis. Now the room we got was clean and modern although we didn't have any view. The price is depended on which season you visit Rome(we went on spring and the price was cheaper).The personel was ok and the breakfast was excellent.I wish it had quadrable-family rooms though. Anyway if i'll go again in Rome and want a double or triple room I would definetely stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank georgios123
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