Where To Stay In Ancient Cefalu, Italy: 8 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2024

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The city of Cefalú is situated on the southern coast of Sicily and it is an ancient town, which attracts thousands of tourists, every year. It features not only interesting history and impressing monuments but also stunning beaches and some beautiful accommodation. Read this list of eight beautiful places to stay, by the beach, if you are looking to stay in Cefalú, along the coast.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 14, 2024.

1. Blue Bay (from USD 117)

Blue Bay offers a beautiful apartment in the paradise city of Cefalú. The complex has, in total, 20 spacious apartments, with private access to the beach! The La Baia Caldera is an ideal place for snorkeling and swimming and each apartment has a large private terrace, which provides impressive views to the sea and the Aeolian Islands.

The rooms come with a TV, a kitchen area, fridge, microwave, living room with table and sofa, bathroom and one double room with a king size bed. There is a 24 hour reception, terrace, and free parking. Blue Bay, with its private beach, huge terraces, and marvelous views, is like heaven. Besides, the historic center of Cefalú, is only 5 minutes away.

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Blue Bay

Address: Via Vincenzo Cavallaro 18
1.52 km (1.0 mi) from Cathedral of Cefalù

2. Hotel Kalura (from USD 70)

Hotel Kalura is a four-star hotel with its own private beach. The rooms are variously decorated, and all come with a TV, air-conditioning, minibar, bathroom and for the best comfort, slippers and pool towels. The luxury room has a balcony, with deckchairs and also free access to the internet. Wifi is also available in the public areas, including the swimming pool area and the beach.

The hotel offers various activities, such as snorkeling, biking or hiking. There is also a piano bar, where you can enjoy your free time. In the hot summer days, you can take advantage of the swimming pool, including an area for kids. The private beach has an own bathing platform and deck chairs. The main restaurant and bar feature a spacious terrace, with magnificent views of the coast of Sicily. Here, you will have the chance to taste traditional Sicilian cuisine and choose from a wide range of delicious Italian wines. The center of Cefalú and its famous monuments are just 2 minutes from the property.

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Want to visit a hidden gem in Cefalu? Take a six-minute drive to Bastione di Capo Marchiafava. Here, you can find a beautiful stone path leading towards the sea. It’s the perfect spot for a serene summer swim, hidden by the side of the fortification. It’s also next to a great photo spot!

To get to this path, take a left instead of going up the steps to the bastion.

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Hotel Kalura

Address: Via V. Cavallaro 13
1.45 km (0.9 mi) from Cathedral of Cefalù

3. Villa di Giorgi (from USD 142)

Villa di Giorgi is an excellent bed and breakfast, situated right on the La Rocca. It is about 20 minutes walk to the historic center of Cefalu and it features a buffet style breakfast, as well as a seasonal swimming pool, which is the perfect place for relaxing and taking in the stunning views of La Rocca. The villa has wifi access throughout the whole house and they also happily welcome your pets.

There are one-bed rooms, double rooms, and studios available, here. Some rooms include a seating area and terrace. Every room comes with a private bathroom. In case you need it, you will find a locker to store your luggage safely. Villa di Giorgi will guarantee that your stay is enjoyable and accompanied not only with friendly service but also a fabulous view.

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B&B Villa Di Giorgi

Address: Via del Giubileo Magno (direzione centro città) - Traversa H
964 meters (0.6 ft) from Cathedral of Cefalù

4. Hotel La Calette N°5 (from USD 275)

La Calette N°5 is one of the most luxurious resorts in Cefalú and lies only 5 minutes by car from the center. The luxurious hotel has its own fitness center and whirlpool and there is also a spacious outdoor pool, playground and sunny terrace, where you can also enjoy the local restaurant, with traditional cuisine.

The modern rooms come with air conditioning and a flat screen TV. All the rooms have a beautiful view over the pool and the sea and some of the rooms have their own terrace and seating. The hotel also has a private beach, where you can enjoy any of the offered water sports.

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Le Calette N.5

Address: Via Vincenzo Cavallaro 12
1.46 km (1.0 mi) from Cathedral of Cefalù

5. Scirocco (from USD 87)

Scirroco is a marvelous bed and breakfast, situated about 3 minutes from the center of Cefalú. They offer bright and cozy rooms, with TV and some of the rooms have their own balcony, where you can enjoy the beautiful views. A daily breakfast consists of sweet and savory goods and is available upon request.

There is a spacious terrace, where you can enjoy a bbq with your friends. The partner beach offers a discount for all the guests and a few minutes walk from the property, is the historical center and all its significant landmarks.

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Address: Piazza Garibaldi 8
366 meters (0.3 ft) from Cathedral of Cefalù

6. Villa Cerniglia Plus (158) (from USD 115)

Villa Cerniglia lies one kilometer (.6 miles) from the medieval center. This bed and breakfast provides various rooms: double rooms, triples, deluxe rooms and single rooms. All rooms come with a terrace or balcony and offer spectacular views over the sea. They also all have air conditioning, free wifi, and a TV.

Private bathrooms include toiletries and a hairdryer and the buffet style breakfast consists of savory and sweet goods and is served every morning. The villa stands in front of the beach, so during this stay, it will be only a few steps to the coast.

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Villa Cerniglia Plus

Wifi Available

Address: Via Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina 119
1.2 km (0.8 mi) from Cathedral of Cefalù

Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Facilities for disabled guests Breakfast in the room

7. Casa Margherita: House with swimming pool (from USD 202)

Casa Margherita is a house in a beautiful Sicilian environment, featuring a terrace, peaceful garden and spacious swimming pool. The house consists of a double room and twin room, open-plan kitchen, comfortable living room and two bathrooms. The terrace features a large swimming pool with a view of the Mediterranian coast. The garden offers seating and tranquility and a place to enjoy dining with an enchanting sunset above the Rocca of Cefalú.

As a guest, you have not only access to the swimming pool but also a free parking space and free internet connection. The welcoming host lives in the house upstairs and is known as a friendly owner, always working for a good connection with his guests. This is a wonderful place and it will seem like a dreamland - a perfect place to spend your holiday.

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Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
5.59 km (3.5 mi) from Cathedral of Cefalù
65 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view and outside pool area
the swimming pool is wonderful offering great views
everything was very clean and proper
her father salvatore keeps the outside space stunning and spotless
the host and her family where really nice people always available for questions
margherita was welcoming informative and immediately available when we requested her help
salvatore (the house owner) is really nice
good walk to s
osteria which has a stunning location and superb food
an amazing place to be for its position and spending time outdoors
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8. Mediterranea Sicilia: Casa Mare Blu (from 81 USD)

Casa Mare Blu gives you the opportunity to stay in a lovely apartment, just 30 meters (98.4 feet) from the golden sandy beach and the azure sea. This new apartment features two bedrooms: one of them comes with a balcony, providing spectacular views over the sea, while the other offers a view of Lavataio, a medieval laundry monument.

Wifi and air-conditioning are available in the double bedroom. The house is situated in the central part of the city, so with this stay, you will be close to all attractions, as well as restaurants, cafés, and shops.

Casa Mare Blu

Price: from 81 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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Enjoy the fabulous beaches of Cefalú

Sicily is full of stunning beaches that anyone can easily fall in love with. Cefalú, with its coast, is filled with numerous seaside resorts and features a beautiful coast, with a few fabulous beaches. If you visit Lungomare Beach, which means “the Promenade,” you will enjoy five kilometers (3.1 miles) of golden sand beach, equipped with umbrellas and chairs. Although the beach is busy in the summer months, it still has its own beauty and is a perfect place for families.

Mazzaforno Beach is situated 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) from Cefalú and consists of many small beaches, separated by impressive rocks, which allows access to the beach from various paths. The main beach has bars and equipment and one end is probably the most famous beach in Cefalú and also absolutely gorgeous.

Settefrati is a well-equipped beach, with restaurants, a snack bar and all you need for all day on the beach. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards, so it is a safe place for the families. And do not forget that most of the accommodations above also feature their own private beach, where you can enjoy high comfort.

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