We were traveling with 3 children, and the hotel offerered us an apartment, which was very spacious (2 very large rooms, with 2 single beds in each, and a large bathroom). Each room had powerful air conditioning and televisions.
We were staying in Termini Imerese to be near the airport for our very early departure. At 5 am, it took only 40 minutes to get to the airport.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast included yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, breads, crackers, pastries, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, juice, milk and most happily, made to order espresso and cappuccino.
The hotel has a very good restaurant (Ristorante Balistreri), where the food was excellent and the waiter very nice.
The town itself is not particularly interesting. But we spent some time in Cefalu, Caccamo and Monreale. We spent a lovely afternoon at the beach of Campofelice (recommended by our hotel), and thoroughly enjoyed our lido (Lido Bonito).
We had a great meal at L'Angolo dei Sapori (highly recommend). We tried Trattoria da Giovanni (which is listed in the Lonely Planet guide), but were very disappointed. The food was decent (no menu, so you have to be adventurous), but the staff (2 men) were overwhelmed and the kitchen couldn't keep up. After waiting an hour at our table for our second dish, we paid and left. Others (locals) were complaining as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering rooms with free Wi-Fi, Il Gabbiano is located in Termini Imerese Gulf, between Palermo and Cefalu, and is just 1.3 km from the railway station. The hotel rooms are soundproofed and feature tiled floors, air conditioning, private bathroom and satellite TV. At the Gabbiano are served a buffet breakfast, served in the breakfast room, and a restaurant serving typical regional. There is also a sun terrace and an internet station with a laser printer. Comfort and Superior rooms with a minibar and a BluRay player Bike rental and service. Garage with point-and charging station for electric cars It is just five minutes drive from the port of the city, 8 km from the archaeological site of Himera, and about 2 km to the nearest public beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Gabbiano Hotel
- Hotel Il Gabbiano Termini Imerese, Italy - Sicily