With three pools, two restaurants and one private beach, the numbers really add up at this hotel.
This place neighbours the Fiesta Athenee Palace, and you can use the facilities at both hotels. The whole complex nudges up to a private patch of beach, where wooden bathing platforms lead you over the pebbles into the sea.
The Fiesta Garden Beach is surrounded by tropical gardens, and has a real away-from-it-all setting. The nearest shops and restaurants are in Campofelice di Roccella, around 10 minutes' drive away. And you can reach well-known Cefalu in 25 minutes.
Full Board buffet meals in main restaurant and weekly beach barbecue.
Tea and coffee 16.00-17.00. Select local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Minibar with water and soft drinks in room, restocked every 2 days.
Snacks and ice-cream 10.00-18.00 during March, May, and from mid-October.
Featuring a hot and cold buffet style breakfast, daily lunch menu and buffet style dinner, La Himera specialises in local, Mediterranean and international cuisine. A Sicilian theme night with live music is staged once a week, and you can take your meals al fresco on the terrace, too.
Great hotel , something for everyone whether relaxing or being more active. The grounds and pools were fantastic as was the food . Peroni on tap you couldn't ask for more!
Anyone coming here must go to Etna although if we were here longer there were other excursions we would have liked to do as well. You could easily spend two weeks exploring the island. Catching the shuttle bus to Cefalu was easy and worth every penny although we struggled to get to the top of la Rocca in the heat.
Weather was in the mid 30s everyday a fantastic place to come and Base to explore Sicily! More
The 3 hour transfer, what a nightmare, never again! I canât believe Thompson does that to people even though there is an airport lot closer to this hotel.
We paid quite a lot of money for one week all inclusive, Â£1500 for 2 of us. When checking in we were told there is option to upgrade to bungalows as their nicer, we already paid for a supreme room expecting something really nice so we declined.
They showed us the worse room possible to make sure we upgrade and pay extra for the bungalow. We had no choice, we had to upgrade on top of all the money we already paid. Cleaning in the room was not great, just really wiping sinks dry and making a bed. Pillows are terrible, take one with you from home and lots of mosquito and fly repellent sprays. Their biting day and night, we could never sit outside of our bungalow as you were eaten alive. Cleaning of the tables outside by the pool was very poor, only done ones a day, normally first thing in the morning so if you want to use tables in the evening theyâre already full of plastic plates, glasses and swarming with wasps.
Food was disappointing, you can get better pizza in England than in actual Italy. Pool area - very quiet, no animation team so itâs great if you are there to relax and catch up on your reading. Beach â horrible! Looks like a construction zone, broken loungers, dark sand with pebbles. Beach towels â horrendous! bring your own.
There is a sister hotel next door you can use, lot more happening there, and where animation team spends all their time, music by the pool etc.
We went down to Cefalu twice, itâs definitely worth the visit, lovely little town, has a nicer beach and really cheap to eat.
There is nothing outside of the hotel but a motorway, so no way of getting about. Visit to town is a must!
Book yourself the seat for the bus on the reception.
Over all, disappointed as we expected a lot more.
Bit of advice, book a hotel in town and make sure itâs close to an airport, eating out is really cheap, rent a car and see bit of Sicily, that's what we will do.More
Stayed here on half board. The hotel is fairly remote in that there are no facilities beyond the hotel within walking distance. The actual site is a sprawling, low rise complex with considerable foliage - ie not much to be seen from walking level. Stayed in one of the outlying "huts"; this accommodation was only functional, although the immediate surrounds were scruffy and (because of the trees & bushes) quite gloomy - even in bright sunlight. The restaurant and other eating facilities are fairly basic, and the food, sadly, is very much aimed at the tourist clientÃ¨le - ie little hint of true Sicilian cuisine. The beach is a mix of sand & pebbles, has a nice view to the west, and has a stony entrance to the sea. The overall sense is of a slightly run down set - worn old sunbeds et al. Overall, just average.More
532Bickerstaff, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Nice stay in Sicilly northern shore with plenty of opportunities to swim.
We had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. The accomodation is very good, we had a bungalow, and the room service is excellent although the "free" mini bar content is very sparse.
The gardens and the pool areas are very inviting and of high standard.
If you happen to be a person with absolut love for pasta and risotto you may love the food. If not, there wouldn't be much to enjoy in the restaurants. Although one of Sicilias specialitys, fish were not attractive and seafood was almost totally absent.
Breakfasts on the other hand were of high standards!
There is almost nothing of interest in the hotel neighborhood area. In fact it contains of rows of summer and holiday houses in stages between new construction and total degeneration. The distance to nearest supermarket is about 5 km and therer are no close nearby train nor busstation. Although the rail passes near the premises. But if you walk or cycle the kilometers to the rail station you may reach Palermo, CefalÃº and Messina in a simple way.More
Bengt A, Vellinge, Sweden
Nicely located in gardens and beach
The hotel consists of main building rooms and garden chalet type rooms.
We were in one of the garden chalet rooms which are lovely. Plenty of wardrobe space, drawers, nice big bed and good air conditioning.
Being in the garden area they are nice & quiet so we had four good nights sleep. The bathroom is a good size, well maintained, nice towels, a shower in the bath with toiletries & a hair dryer.
The food is reasonable served buffet style but there is not a huge choice and variety it is however satisfying and wholesome.
The staff are friendly and efficient with a fairly good command of English.
The beach is a bit stoney so take beach shoes, there are plenty of free sun beds with umbrellas, which are largely unreserved!!
The hotel runs a shuttle bus into Cefalu for a few euros every day which is well worth the trip as it's a lovely little town.
Yes, I would stay there again with no hesitation.More