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Villa Palamara 1868

#6 of 35 Hotels in Cefalu
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Contrada Plaia degli Uccelli, KM 180+700 | SS 113, a 5 Km da Cefalù, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a week's stay. The accommodation is modest but practical; we are a family of 4 with 2 fairly young children who slept on a sofabed in the open plan kitchen/diner of our split level apartment. We had a great bedroom with comfy bed and fab shutters which blocked all light, had a lovely rest whilst there! The... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we got to Cefalu we did not yet have accommodations. We were disappointed in the over-crowding in Cefalu, multiple large tour bus loads of people, even in May. Villa Palamara's location allowed us to appreciate that lovely coast without feeling overwhelmed by crowds. There was some work being done on the property but Dominique was very welcoming and accommodating.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed only one night in December and now fantasize about returning in a warmer month. Domenico, the manager, was extremely nice and got us checked into our apartments. There was a full kitchen although don't expect the sorts of cooking gear for a complex meal. Surrounded by olive trees and citrus trees, the setting was the nicest we encountered... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This historical property has rooms and areas which are completely, beautifully renovated. They have wonderful views of the sea and the countryside. The other half is currently under renovation but this does not affect guests. An old orchard is attached to the property and we picked fresh oranges, lemons and mandarins for our breakfast! It is close to Cefalu by... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The setting of this hotel is stunning. The grounds are beautiful and very scenic. The young manager, when we eventually met him, seemed friendly and nice. However, he is difficult to find and most of the time there was nobody on reception. We were confused both on arrival as to how to check in and on departure as to how... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

beautiful boutiqe hotel. with a nostaligic sense. lots of nature fruit trees. great pool/ nice staff. so peacful good place to relax. we went there with children and had a good family size apartment peacful good place to relax

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Between the lemmon and orange trees, you will find this beautiful place uphill. When you'll meet Domenico, you can be sure that you'll be having a great stay. Nice pool, great room and dinners and a good access to Cefalu. Only Comments i can give is that the rooms can be a bit chilly inside and you'll need to squeeze... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here in July as a family of four, kids age 2 and 5. Nice appartment and a lovely pool with fantastic view where we either started or ended the day. The old convent creates a magical atmosphere by night. Don't miss out on the breakfast. The only drawback for us was that we didn't fancy Cefalu-town that much.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Villa Palamara 1868 is a lovely site to stay on the slope of a hill with a large pool with sea view. The villa even has it's own chapel. It's not really a B&B though. You rent a large studio and have to order the breakfast separately @ € 7.00. Dominique is a very nice and helpfull servant of villa... More 

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72 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Francesco Palamara is a gracious and helpful hosr and his home is speical place. A few miles from Cefalu, this old convent is now converted into apartments that are attractive and comfortable. The countryside is beautiful as is the view of the sea (very close). Domenico, serves the delicious breakfast everyday with a smile which is a great way to... More 

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