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Villa Palamara 1868

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCaldura Beach4 min drive
    Popular LocationSpiaggia di Santa Maria5 min drive
    Popular LocationRocca of Cefalu7 min drive

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Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 527 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

  • 527 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard House, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

  • 377 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

  • 753 sq ft
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Double Room

  • 151 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 527 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Single Room

  • 86 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Apartment, Sea View

  • 409 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area


Villa Palamara 1868 is located in Cefalù. Salita Saraceno Staircase and Kartodromo Lascari are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cefalu Beach and Madonie Regional Natural Park. Acqua Verde and Gal Hassin International Center for Astronomical Sciences are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Caldura Beach - 4 min drive
  • Spiaggia di Santa Maria - 5 min drive
  • Rocca of Cefalu - 7 min drive
  • Salita Saraceno Staircase - 12 min drive
  • Temple of Diana - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Castelbuono Station - 3 min drive


  • Restaurant Bacchus — 16 min walk
  • Al Faro — 5 min drive
  • Capriccio Siciliano — 6 min drive
  • Il Normanno — 6 min drive
  • Al Ristoro Di Re Ruggero — 6 min drive

About this property

Villa Palamara 1868

3-star country house in Cefalù with free parking
This country house features an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a picnic area. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and showers.
Villa Palamara 1868 offers 8 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the country house include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM: EUR 7 per person

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV



Check-in from 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Late check-in fee: EUR 20 for check-in after 8:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets stay free
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 31 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 31 October, EUR 1.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 7 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee: EUR 20 for check-in after 8:30 PM
  • Air conditioning is available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Villa Palamara 1868 Country House Cefalu
Villa Palamara 1868 Country House
Villa Palamara 1868 Cefalu
Villa Palamara 1868
Villa Palamara 1868 Hotel Cefalu
Palamara Hotel Cefalu
Villa Palamara 1868 Cefalu, Sicily
Villa Palamara 1868 Cefalù
Villa Palamara 1868 Country House
Villa Palamara 1868 Country House Cefalù

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place....needs work
This is a beautiful property and a great location -- all for a reasonable price. I do recommend it but with a few caveats. The good: it's outside Cefalu (about a 10 minute drive to the center of town). As wonderful as Cefalu is, its quite busy and bustling...and this place is a peaceful haven. It's also less than 5 minutes from Sant Ambrogio-- a tiny gem of a town worth visiting for the view and the two very good restaurants. Our room was quite large -- basically our own tiny villa with a kitchen and outdoor table and chairs. The pool is just stunning -- a perfect setting with an amazing view. We spent many peaceful hours there. The breakfast is not included, its an additional 8 euros but was quite good and well worth it. The steep twisty driveway was quite a trip...though I actually enjoyed the drive up and down. Now the bad: several things could use work; the wifi was truly awful. It is weak and more often than not, it can't be accessed due to over capacity. We made breakfast several times in the kitchen -- which was nice-- but were disappointed that the housekeeper left the dishes/pans to us for cleaning. The small maintenance issues -- such as a cracked toilet seat, worn outdoor table and chairs -- start to add up after a while and become hard to ignore. I don't think it would take much of an effort to upgrade this to a perfect spot, since it has so much going for it. So...a qualified endorsement, especially if you can get a good price like we did.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful setting and pool
Had a day relaxing here and couldn’t recommend more highly.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Tranquil Retreat
The B&B was located in a lovely position half way up a hill overlooking the sea. The accommodation was good and varied between a basic room with bathroom to self catering apartments or a whole house,(The Tower) The breakfast was varied,filling and good value a six Euros.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2017

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
Sea view location and essential to have a car
The hotel is a collection of buildings in a beautifully rugged Mediterranean location. The location is 6 km from Cefalu and so I chose (having arrived by taxi - 15 euro each way) to fully enjoy the residence as a 'retreat' and swim regularly, and potter along the pebble and shale beach where there is also a 'drinks and snack shack'. I booked a single room and perhaps, as I understand it, the only single room. The ambiance is very very basic, with a bed, chair, small fridge, side table and two 'shutters', one creatively used as a desk, the other as a 'wardrobe'. In fairness the room was adequate for my stay of 3 days, but most certainly of a minimum standard. Likewise the bathroom with a very small shower space, but again adequate, and basic. I did not see the other larger rooms, and hence cannot give an opinion. Perhaps the place is in need of more care and attention to detail. The two guys who manage the place assumed responsibility for breakfast, guest relations, payments for food, and all else in between. Flowers on the Reception desk were dying on my arrival and dead on my departure. I wondered when they would be refreshed. These small details reflect a more general need for a 'polish' on several fronts. Exception is the gleaming and very polished pool.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2017

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Mauvais rapport qualité prix !!
Emplacement intéressant avec vue seulement pour quelques appartements... Chambre semi-enterree, literie très moyenne et aucune isolation phonique donc très bruyant. Dommage car le personnel est sympa et les environs agréables. Très /trop cher comparé à d'autres hôtels à proximité... .
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018