We stayed 5 nights in this place and have mixed feelings about it. On entrance to the accommodation there is a hallway in which the doorway to our apartment was located. There was a terrible smell for the first 2 days of our stay, but luckily this stayed in the hallway and didnt drift into our apartment.
The first and most noticeable aspect of the interior is the large open-plan lay-out and large windows at the far end of the apartment which make for an excellent view over Cefalu. However the interior is sparse and dated which we both couldnt help get a bit of a creepy feeling from, the shower was unpredictable and cubicle a little grubby, and the bed matress was very hard and made for an uncomfortable nights sleep. Although the apartment did have everything needed for a self catering stay including a large rustic table and chairs by the panoramic window for a glass of wine in the evening.
The view from the terrace is probably one of the best in Cefalu, complete with table and comfortable chairs, dryer, and sun-loungers, and bamboo covered area for shade. The layout of the apartments is very unusual, with narrow steps and alleys and somewhat of a labyrinthe if you arent used to it. We didnt make use of the pool which is quite small, but it did seem clean the whole time.
The Apartments are about 7kms away from the town on a hillside, a taxi cost 20 Euro return which is quite expensive if you are eating out. All in all, nothing terrible but probably wouldnt return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa L'Arca is a privately owned, self-catering Holiday complex with a fantastic view on Cefalù and its bay. It is just 3 km out of town so I advise you rent a car because the road is rather steep to walk. It is surrounded by vines, olive and citrus groves and lots of beautiful bougainvillae. A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE SCENERY AFTER A DAY EXPLORING THE ISLAND, LAZYING ON THE BEACH, HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS OR PLAYING GOLF. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- L'Arca Cefalu, Sicily