With 3 pools, 2 restaurants and 1 private beach, the numbers really add up at this hotel.
This hotel comes with a private patch of beach, where wooden bathing platforms lead guests over the pebbles into the sea.
It’s a short walk into villagey Campofelice di Boccella, where there’s a string of shops and restaurants, and 20 minutes’ drive into Cefalu.
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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.
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3 outdoor pools
Surrounded by tropical gardens, the pools here take centre stage.
At the sister hotel Fiesta Antenee Palace, with a whirlpool bath.
La Himera restaurant
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 if you want to enjoy the warm night air.
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A Great Holiday
Hotel over 2 hours from the airport the journey is through beautiful country so has it compensation. The lovely kept grounds are shared with its sister hotel Athenee Palace which you can share the amenities. The hotel staff are all very friendly and helpful and kept very clean at all times. We had full board all the food was very good and well presented for all the meals if you wish you can eat outside. The staff are fantastic and the beer and wines are good. For lunch and dinner there is a pizza and salad restaurant as well down at the beach this is quiet and with great views. With the 2 hotels there are a number of pools to chose from with some very quiet ones plenty of sun beds and can get clean towel each day. There are plenty of activities to, chose from and evening entertainment. It is a little isolated, the tour companies run trips as does the hotel and these are good. Taxis are expensive if a group go its cheaper. Wi Fi can be bought to use in the ground areas if you need it. The only down side was, this is a island tour hotel with a lot of comings and goings with a number of nationalities. This for me was a little of putting for dinner mostly to find a quiet area because of the shouting. If you looked is was possible most of the time to find. Overall we enjoyed the holiday and all the things we did and able to see on the island and we would go back here again at some time.More
Worldtraveller36, Warminster, United Kingdom
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Before you book please read as I hope it is useful. Transfer from airport- took over 2 hours and after trip to uk airport and flight it really drags ! Arrival at hotel- Chaos, given room key to room 510, no idea whatsoever where that was and had to ask several times before we found room. Half a coach load of new arrivals were all in the same boat so there were people with cases milling around everywhere. First impressions:- Oh God what have we done however as we found our feet things improved dramatically. Unlike other AI holidays we have been on you had to find everything but it was all there in the end. Room:- We had a Superior family room, hate to think what an ordinary room would have been like. Very basic but to be fair perfectly functional and immaculately clean. I would have expected a lamp shade in a four star hotel. Air Con was excellent. Grounds:- Immaculate Pools:- Good, Loungers available up to 9.00 (towel reservations ?!?) after that you have to start hunting but would find a space. Beach:- It does have stones but it wasn't a problem, kids could do with beach shoes but the sea is rough Food:- Good but it was "fishy" which wasn't a surprise to us, always a meat choice however labelling wasn't always clear so you were never quite sure what you were eating. Beautiful dining outside however this was ruined by wasps and by the time you had your food back to the table there were swarms round your plate. Location:- As we were aware you are stranded, didn't bother us because we were only there for a week and had no plans other than relaxing by the pool. Other Guest:- By my estimate around 30-40% English but all guests are very respectful, no pushing in at buffet, drinks queue. Kids well behave round pool Summary:- Not quite sure Italians are as clued up as other destinations with regards to All Inclusive holidays, however the hotel is clean, the pools are good and if you like fish and seafood the food would be superb. Rooms are functional and clean but no more than that. Would probably say 4* is a bit strong and that 3 is probably more accurate in comparison to other hotels I have stayed at. Having said all that we enjoyed our holiday but probably wouldn't go back.More
KingsLynnNorfolkblue, kings lynn
Good family holiday
We have just returned from this resort, after a weeks holiday in peak season, when we arrived at our room it had not been cleaned yet, we thought that this was a bit of a worry but this was the only problem we encountered all week! The food was wonderful, with different fresh fish dishes every night, the pasta was excellent and lots of salad to choose from. We had a corner room family suite which was good, the air conditioning worked well, although the bathroom could be updated and hair dryers were really slow! We had sun beds every day at the quieter pool, we didn't use the noisier beach pool, this was busy and they play the music all day, but that's ok if you like that. The hotel lays on plenty of things to do during the day, table tennis, archery, football etc. the kids club was great, run by the hotel and the girls are really good, speaking various languages. The all inclusive package is good, local drinks and wine are ok. There is a local town which is about 10euros in a taxi, there are buses run from the hotel to cefalu and Palermo, there is a train station at cefalu although we didn't use it. The entertainment in the evening is ok, mainly Italian speaking, although they do attempt to translate parts of it. Lots of dancing and singing etc. The hotel is 2 hours away from the airport, but the coach will stop at services an hour in to the journey. To sum up a lovely holiday in a good clean hotel and we all really enjoyed it.More
Janine D, Essex, United Kingdom
Good for families
We have just returned from a week at the Fiesta Garden Beach Hotel, which shares a site with the Athenee Palace Hotel. The facilities are very good: clean, large and well-maintained rooms, well-equipped gym, tennis courts, three swimming pools, large and airy restaurants; although the whole resort is mainly geared up for families with younger children. Having said that, if you can get a bungalow room and find space at the smaller Garden Beach pool, you can also have a quieter break. This was peak season, though, and sunbeds/parasols were hard to find - staff will remove towels if people try to reserve beds. We also just experienced the classic case of a holiday depending on the other customers, as, for the first five days of our stay, the children around the hotel were impeccably behaved, polite and considerate; however, an influx of large, loud and boisterous family groups on the sixth day affected the atmosphere. Having stayed at several four-star all-inclusive resorts, this one was fairly typical in terms of food - not the best ever, but there was certainly a good range, particularly if you like fish. The beach is disappointing with gritty dark sand and a lot of stones. The main problem with the hotel is its location - 15 km to Cefalu - as there is nowhere to go apart from the hotel grounds. However, the staff work hard and are very welcoming, the landscaping of the grounds is good and, on the whole, it is a very good hotel.More
Louise C, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The place is gorgeous ! The hospitality is superb ! The food: delicious! The staff really makes you feel like family - they really do. This hotel is immaculate! Can't wait to go back!!! Lots of amenities/ activities for everyone. Excursions are also very easy to book at reception.More
Mariellaxoxo, Long Beach, New York
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