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Palazzo Maria
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Cefalu
Reviewed 5 June 2012

A very central location with great views over the main square. Very comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We rented a square-view apartment here for 5 days and loved it. Francesco, Angelo and Stefano worked hard to ensure a smooth stay. Be aware that a room facing the piazza will mean a fair bit of noise, be it as in our case, speeches by political candidates, or festive music til late, from Thursday through Sunday. But thats OK, surely the raucous exhuberance was one of the reasons that you came to this popular beach-historical town. Eating an early morn breakfast with locals outside in that same square is so sympatico---try mandorla paste with yer croissant and cappucino! The view from the Palazzo Maria terrace was incontestably the best one we experienced during our month in Sicilia. The nearby Rocca hike is a must. Also ask the guys about the beaches in the flanking towns, such as Mazzoforno and Settefrati. Two insiders tips: a) consider a daytrip to Madonie Mountain Park's Petralia Soprano town (the real McKoy) b) buy some rare nespola (loqat) honey from Torrefazione Serio shop.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank zebecToronto
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I can only praise Angelo (one of the two managers) and his work at this small hotel. We had a view over the Piazza Duomo and I can't imagine a nicer place to stay in Cefalu.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank kenoabe
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We were absolutely stunned by Palazzo Maria.

You cannot possibly stay at a better location in beautiful Cefalu (unless you prefer a seaview).
With a balcony overlooking the piazza and the Duomo -the nicely furnitured apartments give you the truest and most romantic Italy.

Buy a nice wine in one of the many nice wineries around the corner, and enjoy it on the balcony in the early evening.
Then either just enjoy a yummy pizza from the Pizzeria downstairs, or head out to one of the restaurants recommended by the friendly and helpful owners of Palazzo Maria.

We enjoyed our stay there very much and would always come back.

Thank you very much!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PrimroseLady
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Hotel is located in a delightful sun trap plaza with a view of the cathedral. Accommodations were very comfortable - apartment size rental, consisting of kitchenette (complete with plates, pots/pans,cooking utensils, etc.) separate bedroom and bath (shower only), 16 foot high ceilings, internet access and friendly management (who spoke very good English). Easy access to local restaurants, shopping and beach area. The only drawback - breakfast was not included. The manager went out of his way to find me a charger for my camera - I really appreciated his personal concern. Parking was restricted within the city limits, but we found a parking lot that charged 10 Euros per day to keep our vehicle safe from any local towing or fines. Great city to just spend time eating, drinking and enjoying the local scenery.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

I stayed at the Palazzo for three days last week. We were a bit unlucky with the weather but the warmth of the welcome from all at the palazzo made us feel at home straight away.
We had an apartment on the second floor and looked out on the cathedral. Surely the best spot in this lovely little town. The mosaics in the cathedral are quite stunning.
We were met at the airport by Stephano. He was prompt and it was lovely to be driven straight to Palazzo Maria. At the end of our stay we were moving to an apartment in the il Capo market of Palermo. Stephano drove us and Angelo from the palazzo was his navigator. It was extremely difficult to find because of all the narrow roads and one way system but both young men were so calm and helpful and didn't give up until we arrived safely.
In short all concerned with Palazzo Maria go the extra mile to make sure their guests stay is completely relaxing and stress free. Thank you all. ( I hope i remembered your names correctly guys ).

Room Tip: Always choose an apartment overlooking the square and cathedral if at all possible.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank eleanorawilson
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

We (group of 6) visited Cefalu for 2 nights in Oct-11. Overall an excellent experience. Francisco (our host) could not have been more helpful and accommodating. A great example of Sicilian hospitality.

We arrived by train from Palermo and walked with roller bags to Palazzo, which was no problem. The location of Palazzo Maria could not be better - overlooking Duomo square, and easy walk to most everything. We spent our time on foot visiting Cefalu sites. As this was off season, Cefalu was not very crowded. So we had no problem getting dinner reservations, etc

We stayed in (3) of the apartments: Guglielmo, Joanna, Turiddu. These were less expensive than the apartments with piazza views but were more than adequate. We particularly liked the fact that we had access to the roof deck terrace. It was fun to drink wine and watch a wedding party at the Duomo. Also a view from roof of ocean and La Roca was great! All the apartments had kitchen, dinning, living room, bedroom, bath that were spacious and well equipped. Big enough for the 6 of us easily socialize in one apartment. One night we ate in, which worked out nicely.

One day we had lunch in pizzeria with the Palazzo and the pasta and pizza's were very good. I recommend it for the food and convenience. We also had an excellent seafood meal at a restaurant that Francisco recommended. Again, a good call.

Room Tip: Piazza view rooms are very nice but more $, Guglielmo, Joanna rooms have access to roof top deck whi...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: Piazza del Duomo 18, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Cefalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Cefalu
Price Range: £71 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palazzo Maria 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A dream holiday in one of the most celebrated and fascinating places in Cefalu. Eight suites where you can live the atmosphere of a noble Sicilian house with all its perfumes and flavours. The colourful explosion of the interior decoration contrasts with the period furniture creating a charming elegant mixture. Wide windows and balconies look directly on the main square (Piazza Duomo), spectacular terraces open on the adjacent picturesque alleys. From the spacious solarium-terrace you have a wonderful view of the Cathedral, its towers, the blue sea, the Eolian Islands and the impressive mountain "The Rocca" dominating Cefalu. ... more   less 
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