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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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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De Meern, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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35 hotel reviews
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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New York, New york
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151 reviews 151 reviews
72 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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Berlin, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

when I arrived there, I got the keys and my room had a small window but nicely designed bathroom and clean bed, food eaten in the city of my stay lasted only four days, and the service was helpful and gave me lots of advice, I am very surprised Italians hospitality, good wine , and sunny weather, it is also... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited Villa Palamara in June 2013 and have to say it was one of the most beautiful hotels I have visited. The drive up to the villa is through olive and lemon groves which are very pretty. The rooms themselves are fairly basic without all the mod cons like tv and air conditioning but the villa is utterly stunning.... More 

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