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“Nice hotel with a great location”
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Hotel La Giara
Ranked #29 of 37 Hotels in Cefalu
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here for two nights as part of a Sicily tour and enjoyed this hotel mainly because of the location. It was clean and modest and had a lovely outdoor area on the top floor where we had a cocktail party. Cefalu was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay there very much.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a no frills hotel which is located right in the middle of the town. It is a short walk to the Domo and to a lot of restaurants. The bathrooms are small. You could wash your hands while sitting on the toilet. We did not have WIFI in our room so had to go to the lobby to use the internet. We had a small balcony but it looked out onto other buildings. I loved the town and really liked that everything was within walking distance to this hotel. There is a nice roof top deck which is a good place to watch the sun set.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The staff were so helpful - from coping with my dodgy Italian to looking for other hotels that I could use (I was visiting other places on my trip). The value was pretty good and the hotel had character - my first room was down a maze-like corridor, which made the place nicer in my eyes. The location was great - 5 mins from the beach and 5 mins from the Duomo on the main square so don't worry about the lack of breakfast as there are many places close by to eat. The hotel is open 24 hours, but still it was pretty quiet during the night. The 24 hour opening really helped when I got back to Cefalu later in the trip at about 1 o'clock in the morning.

The one negative is the lack of parking real close to the hotel but this seems to be a Cefalu thing - you can park at the port which is a 15 min walk.

Room Tip: Street side rooms have balconies with a view of the street which have a better view than the inner r...
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Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Very good value with small but functional and well maintained rooms.
On the plus side you can walk everywhere in town and to the beach.
Downside...its not a great place to drive to. Closest legal parking is 15min walk away and with road closures for pedestrians it can be tough to navigate your way in.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Hotel la Giara has no breakfast available at the hotel. We walked maybe 5 minutes to a restaurant on Piazza Duomo for our very measured breakfast. Beds somewhat hard, but the rooms were very stylish, see photo. There is WiFi available in the rooms; however the system can become overloaded at times. Small refrigerator in the room. Good location. Nice terrace on top floor for a happy hours etc.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Had a great time in Cefalu! Stayed at Hotel Ristaurante La Giara which has a great central location. No sleep until after 1 am when the neighboring restaurant shut down the first night. The staff changed our room from 303 to 207 and second night was quiet as a mouse! Wi-fi is good. No breakfast at hotel but square is near with lots of places to eat. Get take away as very expensive to sit at square tables. Two nights was plenty of time to see all of Cefalu.

Room Tip: There was no swimming pool or fitness centre which was not an issue with us. Hit the terrible butto...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a simple and honest hotel in the heart of Cefalu. Our accomodations were quite clean and the beds were very comfortable. The staff members are extremely helpful and friendly, particularly one named Corinna (if that's the right spelling), also another woman who helped us work out a complex train schedule next day being a holiday, Tutti i Santi. We then got kicked out a little early -- the hotel is to be closed until spring, because, they told me, many of the staff will be away on a long vacation. So please check out by 9:30 the next morning, they said, so we can close and lock the doors. It was certainly not a hardship, and we parted knowing we would come back to this hotel, and wishing each other Buon Viaggio.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our room facing the street. It wasn't particularly noisy, and the view up and down t...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Veterani 40, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Cefalu
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cefalu
Price Range: $76 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Giara 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the historical centre of Cefalù, a few metres from the beach, offers all facilities for an unforgettable holiday.Hotel rooms are equipped with private bath, hair-dryer, TV Sat, frigo, telephone, heating, air conditioning, free Wi-fi Internet access. Hotel composed of 24 rooms, is equipped with a lift and accessible to the disabled.Both small and well-mannered pets are welcome.From the hotel terrace you can enjoy an enchanting view. Here you can sunbathe in a relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ristorante La Giara Cefalu
Hotel La Giara Cefalu, Sicily

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