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Hotel Tourist
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Cefalu
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The hotel was adequate for what we needed but it is nothing special, although the view from our room over-looking the bay was lovely. Generally, the hotel could do with a little modernisation and the walls are a little thin, however it is clean, the rooms are comfy and the staff are friendly. To be picky, it is slightly further out of town (10 minute walk as opposed to 5) than other hotels, but the walk along the sea-front is very pleasant.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed in Hotel Toursit, Cefalù in June 2013. The staff was very friendly and spoke good English. It was more than we expected in half board booking. The buffet food was good and they also did very great gluten-free and vegetarian food. Rooms were very clean and nice (cleaned every day I suppose). The minibar acted as a fridge. This isn't a luxury hotel but the quality-price ratio was excellent. Tourist was truly worth staying.

The pool area was nice and tidy. The hotel beach was also open but there weren't chairs or umbrellas yet because the waves were too big. The only minus for this hotel (also for Cefalù) was the lack of other activities like minigolf, tennis etc.

It was a 15-minute walk from Hotel Tourist to centre of Cefalù and only few minutes to the beach so the location was good. The hotel was quite quiet at nights but there were some noises on Saturday night when people left the disco nearby.

Room Tip: The sea view costs extra. The view to pool area was good too.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Nordiskal_nderMju
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Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 10 years ago on a very romantic break, and returning was no disappointment. The decor was the exact same, service was as friendly as ever and the vista of the bay and the beautiful town were just as we remembered. Not for those seeking great cuisine or luxurious surroundings. But perfect for rest and relaxation with a little quiet private beach across the road to the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank cavanlad
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Evin S
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

The hotel is directly across the street from the beach, but it's a rocky beach. The nicer beach is about a 20 minute walk, which isn't bad unless you're schlepping little kids and all that they require. The hotel smelled a little funny, which I think can be attributed to their water. It smells and tastes terrible. The shower water alternated between spurts of ice-cold and scalding-hot every five seconds or so, and the actual shower was pretty gross - some mold/mildew and rusty spots. All of the quadruple rooms have a view of the "courtyard" instead of the water. The "courtyard" is the concrete center of the building, with rusty steps and lots of noise from the kitchen. The beds were ok. Lots of storage in the room. Decent breakfast provided. Overall, I don't think it was worth the money. Lots of other, nicer options.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

About a 20 minute easy walk to Old Town Cefalu and therefore less congested and easy parking.
Large clean rooms with comfortable bed and balcony with ocean view. Good breakfast. Bar and sitting area but no restaurant. Swimming pool was not open during February.

Room Tip: Room 206 is a large Double/Triple with ocean view from balcony.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kanda84
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

A nice hotel and a good location near the beach. After having dinner in the centre you had a healthy walk back to the hotel. The reception staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean. The only complaint we had was the breakfast and specially the egg-and-bacon-table. Either there was only fried eggs or only bacon, in three mornings we had to ask for them, seemed just somehow as the staff had forgotten to bring them to the servingroom. Overall a good stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Helena G
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Address: Lungomare G. Giardina, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Cefalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Cefalu
Price Range: £60 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tourist 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a few metres from the sea, Hotel Tourist offers an equipped private beach and an outdoor pool. It is on Cefalù’s promenade and most rooms overlook the sea. The hotel’s restaurant specialises in international cuisine and Italian favourites, all accompanied by local wines. Rooms at Tourist Hotel are air conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV and a balcony. Some have either partial or full sea views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tourist Hotel Cefalu
Hotel Tourist Cefalu, Sicily

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