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“Overrated”
Review of Hotel La Giara

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Hotel La Giara
Ranked #28 of 35 Hotels in Cefalu
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Some of the staff were nice, but the woman who was working daytime was horrible, unhelpful, sour. Hope never to see her again.
Room were small with depressing decour, a picture of Jesus över the bed. Small bathroom. Balcony overlocking a minimal, dirty courtyard. Too small balcony to sit outside.
Room cleaning could come whenever.
Good location however.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I liked this hotel and would stay again and would recommend.

Pros:
Location
---2 min. walk to the beach, restaurants, duomo etc.
Helpful and friendly staff
Clean
Comfortable
Quiet

Cons:
Getting to it via car (although, they offer parking in a garage for an extra 10 euro/day)
No frills
No wifi in our room (I think it was room 308)
Sometimes the A.C. worked, most of the time it didn't (but may have been a city-wide issue w/power)
TINY bathroom, banged my elbows and head often
Loud cleaning staff if you want to sleep in

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor (308 I believe) and it was quiet however, there is another hotel below th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Came back to La Giara and enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and tidy and the staff helpfull and polite...I would stay here again (I already have!). It also has a nice roof terrace with views of the Cathedral etc;

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Petersharman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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wayne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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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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