okay so on our trip we planned to stay in firstly a 5 star hotel for three nights which was stunning Relais Santa Anastasia near castlebuno, then we moved on to a four star near letojanni which was hideous ! would never go there again i cannot even remember the name of it i must have blanked it from my mind ! then we came to this three star the kalura . after the 4 star being such a disaster we where not holding out much hope for this three star! was we wrong what a beautiful hotel. Friendly, clean , wonderful food, good wine, even a pool table ! the room was even nicer than the 4 star hotel although basic, was well air conditioned and comfortable . no bath just a shower but that was fine . This hotel was even family friendly and close to cefalu center ( you could walk it no problem) the outside dining area was beautiful but its difficult to get a seat so go early ! the only downside to this hotel was the lagoon area , dont get me wrong its lovely to have your own private lagoon area but unfortunatley it acculated rather a lot of rubbish. I mean wrappers, empty bottles, food and general stuff people have thrown into the sea at somepoint and its made its way to this little cove , which is sad really . the cove / lagoon area is also a bit rocky ( not immediatly but a bit further out , you can swim closer to the entry point without encountering rocks so that's good) beware if you have children as climbing the rocks is the first thing they they will do , which is fine if supervised and careful however slipperly sharp rocks and wet feet can be a hazard . to be honest i climbed them with the best of them just take care health and safety and all that jazz lol . all in all a lovely place to stay . I will say the food here is even better than the food we ate in the 5 star hotel . there is a fairly nice pool on the other side of the site too which is nice if you don't fancy the lagoon/ cove or its too packed to give it go .... cefalu beach is beautiful and not that far so you wont be missing out if you choose not to use the hotel lagoon/cove. one of the best hotels ive stayed in. I was totally pleasantly surprized.