The Lone Female Traveller
Posted Oct 6, 2012
A very comfortable stay. I had a double room for single occupancy. The air-conditioning, shower, etc all worked very well. The key system was most efficient. When key placed in the slot electrics were turned on and therefore when leaving the room and key taken out of slot electrics are turned off. It was lovely having french windows opening on to the balcony with a good view. It is good to know that all rooms have a balcony. Although there is no restaurant in the hotel, there is a cafe/restaurant next door and the buffet breakfast included in the price is adequate, salami, cheese, bread, cornflakes, tea, coffee, juice and croissants/cakes. There is a good view from the restaurant. It is entertaining to see people on scooters pulling up for their espressos, snacks and beers. I really enjoyed Cefalu, particularly the old part of town, where there is a beach, which when I went end of September wasn't crowded. The larger beach about an 8 minute walk away was more crowded with umbrellas, loungers etc. To just walk through the cobblestone old streets is a wonderful experience. I was in Cefalu for one week, on my own, but felt very safe. I went on a couple of tours. They were excellent. The first to Palermo and Monreale, and the second to Mount Etna and Taormina. Do shop around for the best price.