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.
Classic in style, these garden-view suites have a fully closeable divide between the bedroom and lounge area. There's satellite TV, air-conditioning and a terrace. There are also 2 Extra Beds In Lounge.
Lovely resort with a few pools. Food and service great. Beach man made but ok with beautiful sunsets. Long transfer from airport due to road closures. We had to pay half price for a private taxi_ Thompson would not fund all of it.
One big complaint--because the resort is remote there are no local bars or restaurants and the entertainment on site is dreadful--wowful piano/singers. We went for two weeks and paid a taxi a few nights the second week to go into the local town of Cefalu. We felt we paid for all the kids entertainment on site which we did not want--there were horrendous nightly shows- ALL in Italian.
Christina O, 186338
Nice but not great
We visited this hotel for one week. We had extremely noisy room, and when we asked for another room they said hotel is full. Every word of any neighbour we heard. But! The hotel was beautiful, pool, gardens amazing. Also, the beach is ugly. There are many stones and it is filthy. Food was delicious, staff nice. Also we had troubles with car, and staff from hotel helped us, they have been repairing the car for almost and hour, without wanting any money. So to sum up, hotel is great, just the rooms are not good. More
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Myself and two friends travelled here in September, staying for a week. After a three hour coach journey due to a recent landslide (Journey should only take 90-120 mins) we were checked in promptly and told to leave our luggage with reception and go down to lunch as it was nearly finished. After we collected our bags and were given instructions to get to our room which was easy enough to find. The room was simple, a large double bed and a single bed (very warm in the mornings as the sun heated up the glass window next to the single bed and air conditioning didn't really reach). Also a satellite TV no english channels but we didn't mind about this. (Music channel was useful, mostly english music with some Italian). The bathroom however, was clean but very very humid. There were enough towels on the plus side. The pool at the hotel is nice, it isn't too cold as it warms up with the sun but this depends on what time you get into the water. Apart from two other small groups (one family and one couple) we were the only English people at the hotel, however staff spoke well and took their time when speaking. Some of the animation team spoke fluent English and could translate if need be. Speaking of the Animation team they put on a great show every night with lots of enthusiasm! Various languages were spoken during the show to make sure everyone knew what was going on. The beach is a small walk from the hotel, but it is beautiful! The hotel is also next door to a partner hotel, their pool has music during the day and a poolside bar. We stayed all inclusive which I would recommend as there is not much to do outside of the hotel. The gift shop/mini mart was very useful as it was outside the dinner hall, and is where I brought all my souvenirs. The only downside to our holiday was the ant infestation in our room, after calling to reception on our last day as the problem had become too much, a man with a bottle of bleach/nail varnish remover arrived and sprayed the area. This did seem to help! I was ill during our stay (NOT FROM THE HOTEL), had an allergic reaction to the sun so a doctor was called in for me and was not too expensive (Always have travel insurance as you can claim back the cost).
Food on offer was good, however during the stay it was very repetitive. Breakfast was your standard bacon, bread and pancakes, lunch and dinner were normally the same as each other with fruit, pizza, pasta, bread and some meats on offer. Amazingly the pizza wasn't the best and tasted like a cheesy sweet cake; however I would recommend the fresh pasta station where you chose what you would like with your pasta and watch it cooked, bread rolls were also lovely. Wifi is too slow to work however, this needs updating as it does claim to have free wifi.
Would go back. Peaceful. Good for families and couples.Beach is nice stone/sandy.More
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