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Hotel Riva del Sole

Via Lungomare G Giardina, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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france
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We stayed 1 night on our way to Palermo. Céfalu is a lovely village with a beautiful beach. We would have liked staying another night especially with the warm weather in October. The hotel is very well situated, only a 5 minutes walk to the village. Our room with seaview worth the little bit extra. Hotel and rooms very clean... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have picked Hotel Riva del Sole to stay in Cefalu just to make sure that we have safe overnight parking for our rental car. Hotel stuff parked the car that evening and the morning after we realized that there was a deep scratch on the back side as the driver hit the firehose while parking. We went to Cefalu... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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50 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We called the front desk 3 times asking for help with air conditioning and told to "press the on switch" but at check out was told it was off for the season. I think this is a hotel that caters to tour groups rather than individuals. The breakfast room is beautiful and the selection is good. No wifi. Empty minibar.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

While travelling Sicily, stopped in Cefalu for the day and ended staying overnight. Hotel Riva del Sole had one room left, on the 3rd floor with a step out balcony facing the beautiful Med. The beach was steps away, which lured us into the inviting azure water. This hotel is also steps away from the old city with shops galore.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in July during the Italian heatwave. The rooms were small but the window allowed a great breeze. Great location. Good breakfast. Front desk very helpful. Poor wifi reception in room, but okay downstairs on the terrace. Overall average. Rooms clean and comfortable

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Uppsala, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Good location right on The Beach. But to many "dont's". No food or drinks in the room, no washing of clothes in zink, no drying of beachtowels on balcony, no wooden shoes etc. The manager speaks poor English or just pretends not to understand. Our room was not according to our booking and with some fighting we did manage to... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Fabulous location!! Fabulous sea view!! Fabulous relaxation!! It was exactly what we needed!! The staff was very nice & helpful; both the hotel & room were clean & nicely arranged; we ate a delicious breakfast (al fresco) with the hotel every morning; there is parking for the hotel--on the street in front of the hotel or in a parking area... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed there for a few days and I wish that we stayed there more. The room was nice and large with a baloney which I loved. You could see the ocean and it was so beautiful. The place is very clean and the staff was great. The breakfast was great wonderful it was outside and the weather was beautiful.... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was our 2nd stay at Riva del Sole, we liked it in 2012 and liked it now. It may not be the most modern of hotels but has all the facilities and comfort and it is clean. Staff are very correct and helpful. Private parking available. Wonderful location, 50 m from beach and 100 m from town centre. We... More 

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Fargo, ND
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88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The registration area is not as large and crisp as shown in the online photo, but it was still nice. Great location for visiting the historic area of Cefalu; right on the edge of the old town area. Another major plus is that there is a parking area next to the hotel, but it is small and I suspect that... More 

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