I have just come back from a lovely week in Sicily at the Costa verde hotel. I initially was quite worried when I started reading through the reviews on here and can only conclude that if you do not do your research when you book a holiday anywhere you will only be disappointed. I had a wonderful time and would definately go back.
Cefalu is new to English tourism and yes admittedly very few locals and staff speak English, it doesn't mean that they don't try and in general we found that if you try to make a little effort everyone is very friendly. The Costa verde is out if the town and a 5 minute bus journey from the hotel, it costs you €3.30 for a return and they stop during lunchtime in the same way that the local shops shut for lunch. To be honest Cefalu town is so busy I was quite glad to not be staying central to it. The hotel has a regular bus service to the beach too.
The reception area is clean and spacious, the bar staff friendly and prices in line with the UK, the pool is cleaned twice a day, activities on offer range from Pool exercise to archery and the Animation team (albeit a bit cheesey) are constantly on the go and very inclusive. Much of the evenings entertainment is French/Italian but, when your a minority nationality that cannot be helped. In all honesty I quite liked being in the minority as it contributed to the sense of being on holiday to experience culture.
The room was clean and comfortable. There was a small fridge which, proved to be very handy and lovely beds. The TV can only be used with a remote which, you get from reception and have to pay a small deposit for. We were ok as we were always out and from what I heard most of the channels are Italian.
Food is very good, hot and there is a fair amount of variety. If you like seafood you'll love it! Its all buffet so you can always find something to eat. The bar doesn't sell any snacks but, there is a supermarket in Cefalu town and with the fridge it makes it pretty easy to make a quick sandwich. The house wine is lovely and the Waiters are all really helpful and chirpy.
I really, really, really cannot understand the bad reviews. Its suited me fine and I will definately go back.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Costa Verde
- Costa Verde Cefalu
- Hotel Club Costa Verde Cefalu, Sicily