Situated in (most of the time) quiet surroundings, a beautiful garden so called ‘Sicilian garden’ with swimming pool, with a view over the sea. Old mansion with typical furnishing. So far the positive facts.
Our room was very dark, smelled rather mouldy. No need of airco, because isolated from the sun behind thick walls. Almost no view through the small windows. We couldn’t stand up to take a shower because of the low ceiling (staircase above). No possibility to lock the door of our room, no safe neither …
Be early enough for breakfast (different timetable depending of the language in the ‘rules’), once platters empty, almost no refilling – insisting may help.
Dinner consists of three courses – primo, secondo, dolce and some fridge-cold fruit. Nothing special, not too bad but you have to eat quickly. Telling ‘piano – piano’ to the waiter can help. Local red wine in carafe, no choice (except if you choose water instead). Insist to have a bit more wine than foreseen. No Limoncello or coffee afterwards, until you explicitly ask for it. Be prepared to have the same contorni the following evening.
Hospitality: just what needed, not more, not really friendly. The room wasn’t done daily – even the bin in the bathroom in which we had to throw the toilet paper wasn’t emptied ….
If they say you have to pay the bill by cash, do the same as with other examples mentioned above: be assertive and say you want to pay by credit card, it helps because it is possible without any problem.
Conclusion : far too expensive for what you get. We certainly will not go back...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The FARM HOLIDAY GUARNERA, is an old nineteenth century rural home immersed in a large and luxurious citrus orchard on the first layers of the madonie slopes. Facing the blue Cefalu sea line and on the pleasant Buonfornello plain , only 50 Kilometers from Palermo , we are surrounded by numerous natural, cultural and historical resourses in the neighbouring areas.The beach can be reached in just ten minutes drive. The FARM HOLIDAY GUARNERA is also a farm of about nine hectares that produces citrus fruits, oil, vegetables and orchard fruit using exclusively biological methods with the QCI and I certification. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Guarnera Cefalu, Sicily