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“Ageing Hippies” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Gaia Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via V Pintorno, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Cefalu
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Ageing Hippies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We booked this hotel on the internet for a recent trip to Cefalu - we had intended staying a week but extended our stay to 11 nights as we were so happy with it. As the others have said, it is convenient for the station, the many restaurants and for the beach. It was an added bonus having free access to the Poseiden Beach with the sun loungers and the 15% discount at the Beach Bar - unfortunately this closes at the end of October. The staff were very friendly and helpful, room was good although it would have been better to have had a couple of easy chairs in it and beware of the mosquitoes - no matter how hard we tried to avoid them we were bitten every night. Plenty of toiletries and endless supply of hot water.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Very big room, king size bed, air-conditioning plus all necessary comforts. Big bathroom, professional furnishings, courteous management, good breakfast. Not right in the middle of the town but then the short walk along the sea front to the centre is very pleasant. Less than 10 minutes walk to the station. For us, it was a good place for an overnight stay. We would stay here again if we needed a room overnight with all comforts and didn’t want to be bothered with problems. Well merits its 3 stars.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We found this hotel was ideal for us. Quiet and comfortable with very helpful staff, especially Francesca, but all were fine and would answer queries, arrange transfers etc. We had a beautiful view from our room.
It is also conveniently near to the station for trains and to the town.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This was a last minute decision on my part to escape from Palermo and the horrible hotel I was in. Cefalu is a one hour train ride from Palermo and a quaint little seaside town of about 15,000 residents. The hotel is a small 12 room place which is nicely decorated, and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was adequate, although not as good as some others I had stayed in. The waitress made cappucino for you as required. There is no elevator, but staff helped me with my bag to my second floor room which was spacious with a large bathroom and a balcony. There is no restaurant on the premises but a short safe walk along the waterfront will bring you to many restaurants.
Francesca, at the front desk was very helpful and made several phone calls for me to Alitalia.
It costs 10 Euros by taxi to and from the train station. Sky TV is in the rooms, so there are plenty of channels from which to choose.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great little 12 room hotel across the street from the beach.The two big fancy hotels are on either side a block away. The people managing this place were wonderful. Just far enough from the center to be nice and quiet. Very good value.

Room Tip: Spring for one of the suites, front top floor, ocean view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merida, Venezuela
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The Villa Gaia has a good location near to the beach and a short walk away from the old town. We stay in a huge and well iluminated room with nice furniture. Very relaxing.The staff is absolute friendly and helpful. Breakfast was also quite good. I highly reccomend it.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

nice small hotel with 12 rooms, good location, good service and good friendly staff.
located 10 minits from beach. got an excellent staying there. special dedicace to staff employee Giuseppe efficient and friendly, hope your son is fine now. all the best. Luc

Room Tip: best take on 1st floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Gaia Hotel

Address: Via V Pintorno, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Cefalu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Cefalu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cefalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Gaia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delicious structure that faces the sea front of Cefalu, near the historical centre , The Villa Gaia Hotel, elegantly restructured in 2002 and inaugurated in 2003, is a magnificent opportunity for all those people who love convenience, luxury and practicality. It has by 12 rooms, of which three suites, elegantly furnished with the purpose to contribute to cheer the stay of the guests of the hotel, all endowed with exclusive services and of technological system of last generation. In spring and summer it's possible to have breakfast on the characteristic terrace with a fine view on the sea and on the ancient Arab-Norman town. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Villa Gaia Hotel Cefalu, Sicily

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