The Best Beach Hotels in Cefalu

This review presents the best hotels in Cefalù, which are the most popular among tourists.

Cefalu, an original seaside commune just 70 km from Palermo on the island of Sicilia, has retained its medieval appearance and unique atmosphere, thanks to which it is so popular among tourists. However, the surrounding rocks and narrow city streets do remember the ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans.

All the hotels in this review are of different types and price segments. But all of them have standard criteria – they are closely located to the beach and the Old Town. So look through the options below, book the hotel you like, and enjoy your holiday in Cefalu – one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy.

Cefalù Charme e Chic Suites

Cefalù Charme e Chic Suites apartments are on the third floor of the 19th-century building. It is within walking distance of Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) and the long promenade (Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina) with its colorful well-equipped beaches.

Charme e Chic Suites Hotel Cefalu Sicily

There are two spacious apartments with a bedroom, a living room, a small kitchen, and a dining area with a complete set of kitchenware, a coffee machine, and a complimentary mini-bar. The balcony opens the view of the sea, the tiled roofs of the historic center (Centro Storico), and the rocky mountain Rocca di Cefalù. Nearby, you will find local shops selling quality products: fresh milk, the best varieties of cheese, aromatic bread, and juicy fruits.

Price: 180 EUR per night per 2 people.

I mapped all the hotels below for easy navigation:

Victoria Palace Cefalù 4*

The new stylish 4-star Victoria Palace Cefalù is located in the center of the seafront, creating an ideal balance between a relaxed beach holiday and exploring local attractions.

Victoria Palace Hotel Cefalu Sicily

The modern snow-white building is distinguished by an abundance of transparent structures, which allows you to enjoy beautiful views of the sea and the Old Town to the maximum.

The hotel offers 4 spacious suites with functional areas, designer decor, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The panoramic breakfast room serves a buffet with hot dishes, bacon, cold cuts, and cheese, and a selection of sweet pastries, desserts, and fruits. Besides, a bar, seasonal swimming pool, and parking are at your disposal.

Price: from 100 EUR per night.

Astro Suite Hotel

Astro Suite Hotel – a 4-star hotel located next to the previous hotel.

Astro Suite Hotel Cefalu Sicily

Along with several spacious standards, there are comfortable apartments with a living room, equipped kitchen, a balcony, or a terrace overlooking the sea. Price: 90 EUR per night, which includes continental breakfast.

The bar offers a good range of light snacks and drinks. In addition, guests can use the underground garage and private beach area, relax in the garden or sunbathe by the pool. Besides, there is a reading room with a library, an internet terminal, and a fitness room.

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B&B Cefalù Design Suites

In addition to comfortable accommodation, the B&B Cefalù Design Suites offers its guests the advantages of a good location and a beautiful city view.

Cefalù Design Suites Sicily

On the top floor of a typical residential building, there are 3 elegant rooms with a balcony, named after the ancient Greek goddesses Artemis, Demeter, and Kore. Guests can look forward to a full breakfast buffet in the bright dining room.

Within walking distance are the main attractions of Cefalu. While walking along the narrow medieval streets, do not miss the fantastic Mediterranean restaurant La Brace with a soulful atmosphere and an extensive wine list.

Price: 95 EUR per night.

Dolce Estate Cefalù

Dolce Estate Cefalù is in a restored building in the Old Town, right next to the northernmost cape with a 17th-century coastal bastion and an excellent viewpoint.

Dolce Estate Apartments Cefalu Sicily

A spacious apartment with a sea view is designed for a company of up to 4 people. Shops and cozy restaurants are within walking distance.

I recommend having lunch in any cafe you like on Piazza Duomo, where one can enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Duomo di Cefalù), built in the XII century in the Arab-Norman style.

Price: 95 EUR per night.

Royal Sea House

Aparthotel Royal Sea House is a minute’s walk from the embankment and the historic center.

Royal Sea House Cefalu Sicily

The rooms are freshly renovated. If possible, book a penthouse; you won’t regret it. It has a terrace with a beautiful view that is worth the price. Those wishing to cook by themselves will enjoy the ideal kitchen equipment with functional appliances, up to a juicer. Besides, free private parking is provided.

You can use the benefits of a local grocery delivery service or buy everything you need in the two nearest supermarkets. Leaving the hotel, you will find yourself in Cristoforo Colombo Square, with several bars, restaurants, and pizzerias.

Price: 95 EUR per night.

Balconi Bellavista

Thanks to its excellent location, Balconi Bellavista allows you to enjoy the atmosphere of the Old Town and the sea views “from the first row.”

Balconi Bellavista Hotel Cefalu Sicily

On the upper floors of a typical house, there are 3 apartments with one or two bedrooms, a living room, a functional kitchen, and a balcony/terrace with a view. Modern interiors feature eclectic design with traditional island touches. There’s a nice bakery downstairs.

Among popular attractions, it is worth noting the medieval laundry (Lavatoio Medievale), which uses the water of an underground river. A tiny Mandralisk Museum (Museo Mandralisca) combines a collection of historical artifacts and works of art with the main highlight – the painting of XV century by Antonello da Messina, “Portrait of an Unknown.”

Price: 280 EUR per 2 nights.

Artemis Hotel 4*

Artemis Hotel 4* is located on the busy street Via Roma, in fact, the second beach line that runs parallel to the embankment.

Artemis Hotel Cefalu Sicily

It is a small friendly complex in a Mediterranean style with several types of accommodation. The rooms are decorated in modern or classic style. The varied Buffet menu for breakfast is fantastic but keep in mind the principle ‘first comes, first served.

A relaxation area with a jacuzzi, a solarium, and a compact fitness room is on the roof. 300 meters away from the hotel, there is a beautiful promenade with beaches, a good supermarket, a bus stop, and the railway station of Cefalu.

Price: from 90 EUR per night.

Madonie Holidays

Madonie Holidays is located in the heart of the city, in a historic building overlooking the Piazza Duomo.

         Madonie Holidays Apartments Cefalu Sicily

It offers 4 apartments (Gelsomino, Rosa, Pomelia, Ibisco) of various capacities and designs in Italian style. The kitchen has everything you need – from utensils to olive oil. Sitting on the balcony, you can admire the central cathedral or look around while drinking your morning coffee.

Nearby you will find everything you need for comfor stay: grocery stores, souvenir shops, cafes and several restaurants of classic Sicilian cuisine. I advise you to try Passafiume Cantina bistro. Many tourists return to this wonderful place again and again.

Price: 110 EUR per night.

Hotel Kalura 4*

Hotel Kalura 4* is the only hotel in this review located on the other side of Rocca di Cefalu, not far from the yacht port and the motorway to Messina (Messina).

Hotel Kalura Cefalu Sicily

Built on a rocky coast and surrounded by lush vegetation, it offers a wide range of rooms, from economy class to family options and roomy deluxe suites. The interiors are designed in a Mediterranean or nautical style.

On the panoramic terrace, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, Sicilian cuisine, and a rich selection of local wines. Those who wish can purchase traditional products at the hotel shop. If you want some activity, a swimming pool, tennis court, and diving school are at your disposal. In addition, there is direct access to the small but lovely pebbly beach of Caldura (Spiaggia Caldura).

Price: 130 EUR per night.

If you need advice on choosing a hotel and staying in Cefalu, I will be glad to answer your questions in the comments.
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