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“Delightful little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel La Giara

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Hotel La Giara
Ranked #27 of 35 Hotels in Cefalu
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delightful little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful if small hotel in a great location near the centre of town and the beach. Although the hotel has no parking as such they did manage to park our car in a secure garage/lock-up 50m away. Cefalu is not easy to drive around and so finding the hotel in a car was a bit stressful but once found the staff were very helpfull and could not be more pleasant. The restaurant was closed when we stayed so could not comment on that. The room was small but adequate for what we needed for 1 nights stay. Bathroom was small too but we coped no problem. I would recommend this hotel and Cefalu is a stunning little place with lots of charm and we wished could have stayed longer!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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wayne
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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New Jersey
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Wembley, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Orlando, FL
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139 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Hotel La Giara

Property: Hotel La Giara
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:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cefalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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