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Santa Barbara

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/da Santa Barbara,Via B/6 no 4, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #30 of 35 hotels in Cefalu
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed there October 2013 for 7 days. The apartment wasn't really that clean although the booklet inside the place said that the cleaners were not always professional cleaners - fair enough only the additional charge of €40 would suggested someone is getting well paid. The TV was tiny and don't expect many English speaking channels. The shower curtain was... More

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Sergio T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Joe, we are very sorry if your experience wasn't pleasant but it would have been much better if you had talked to us explaining what was wrong. It is curious that you never reported anything during your stay and then write this review: Cleaning: it may happen that the cleaning lady make a mistake, but if you don't let... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Too far from town centre and the place is unmanned and empty. You will easily get a place in town centre with beach access for half the price. Rooms in the resudence are well equipped but dingy. Only makes sense for 4-5 people sharing the apartment. No nearby places to eat/drink. Avoid completely. Better still, avoid Cefalu and go to... More

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Sergio T, Responsabile reception at Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are always very sorry when a customer isn't happy about his vacation by our structure, however i would like to point up a few inconsistent aspects in your review: 1) When somebody books an accommodation he should be aware about where he is gonna stay. You can't make a reservation without looking map or description and then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We are an extended family group of 4 adults and 2 children. We have just spent a fantastic fortnight at Santa Barbara, Cefalu in apartment C (the largest of the apartments). On arrival at the property we were immediately struck by the gorgeous views of the Mediterranean and the mountain backdrop, especially given the ease of access into the beautiful... More

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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed for 6 days in the penthouse apartment and a had a great time! The house and the apartment is clean but somewhat dated. The equipment is quite simple, when it comes to utensils and silverware, and the furnitures are worn. The shower/bath-tub is uncomfy for anybody taller than 175cm because of the inclining ceiling in the bathroom. But...the... More

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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had a dreadful experience in Santa Barbara. We specifically asked for a ground floor apartment as we have three small boys and had previously other holiday apartments with balconies and felt we had to watch them all the time. The apartment wasn't really a ground floor one it was the same level as the pool but there were steep... More

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Sergio T, Front Office Manager at Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear guest, i'm sorry that you had a bad experience while staying by our structure, but it would be much more fair to explain that a great part of the problems can not be addressed to us. In fact your 3 kids have been extremely noisy and gave a terrible vacation to you (screaming "get out" all the time), and... More

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed 2 wonderful weeks in Cefalu at Residence Santa Barbara. The location is very pleasant overlooking the ocean, the green hillsides and the majestic La Rocca! We had 3 (!) balconies and 2 bedrooms. The fridge and the oven was brand new and everything functioned great. There is a lovely pool and an outside kitchen with a washing mahine... More

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101 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I would rate these apartments as 2/3 star. Its a small property of only 6/8. There is no on site parking but there was plenty of street parking outside.The location is reasonable - about a 10 min walk to town although uphill on the return and it was good to have a pool albeit it a relatively small one with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

We stayed there few nights in June. It was a nice place though we didn't have a car and had to walk to the village everyday. The trip did take only 10min or less so it was no problem. It was great to have a pool and a sea/mountain view from the balcony. The near-by grocery store had an amazing... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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64 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

We stayed here in September 2009 in apartment 'C' which is the larger, pool-level apartment. We were five adults. I had done some research beforehand and already worked out how to get to the residence - we approached from the autostrada exit to the east of Cefalu which was actually pretty straightforward. I'd booked through 'Authentic Italy' and check-in' was... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

After finally finding the apartments found that the place was very clean. The 2nd bedroom was quite small, but for 1 night it was quite adequate. Cefalu is a gorgeous little town, and to get into town you would need a car. The only issue was that the walls between the apartments are very thin, and can therefore hear everything... More

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Address: C/da Santa Barbara,Via B/6 no 4, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Cefalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Barbara 3*
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