We are a mature couple and have been on the road for 10 months.
This hotel has been a great stay - we booked for 3 days and stayed a week.
It is a good base to explore by car or train (an hour to Palermo) but as well it is situated well along the waterfront so is in a very quiet area.
We walked in and out to both the old and new town at least twice every day.
We paid a little extra for the sea view room - well worth it.
The hotel is older but very well maintained and very clean. The lady did a good job servicing the room each day.
Reception was manned by Marco, Fabio and Pepeno who were all so friendly and helpful and full of good information. They provided maps and would oblige with any requests.
The room was large with an excellent bed and had a good sized bathroom. There was plenty of storage.There was tons of hot water at a great pressure.
The balcony had two chairs with an excellent view.
There is plenty of sandy beach nearby and a lovely promenade walkway into the bars and restaurants.
WiFi in our room (middle of 2nd floor) was a bit of a disaster as it kept dropping off and would not upload data. However there was a handy two seater and table in the hallway two doors down where reception was perfect so we based ourselves there to use the internet. The only problem was there was no privacy for Skyping (important for us long-term travelling grandparents.)
Breakfast was very good.
We had dinner a couple of nights and on one occasion had the best fish dish we have tasted in Sicily.
After a week we were sorry to leave.
If we had WiFi in the room it would have received 5 stars no problem at all.
- 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