Modern and chic studio in old town

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Portosalvo, Cefalù, Sicily 90015, Italy

Modern and central studio for 2 or 3 guests, recently renovated. Free Wifi available at the Internet Cafè next door.

The Space

In the privacy of one of the historic courtyards of the old town, this is a brand new studio furnished with exquisite taste and equipped with every comfort. This bright studio features a fully equipped kitchenette, a comfortable double bed and an extra single bed. The bathroom is spacious and comes with a large shower.
The flat is very close to the major attractions of the town. A few steps from the studio, our guests can use a free WiFi connection in a partner Internet Café, and a self service laundry.

Interaction with Guests

At check in and check out, and for every need during the stay.

The Neighborhood

Very kind and helpful neighbors.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • The studio's interior is very nice, as well as its location. The furniture is brand new and the apartment very clean. We went at the beginning of april, so there were very few tourists. Mari was very caring about our stay!
    As we went in the early spring, the studio was a little cold one of the two nights we stayed (there is no radiator) - but Mari immediately offered us a portable one. If you stay in summer, that should not be a problem at all.

    We had a great stay!

    April 2014
  • Located in the old town this place is clean and provides bare essentials for the traveler who is out most of the day sightseeing. Good for a couple but I'd suggest very small for a family. If you are travelling by car, you need to park some distance away near the mariner.

    October 2013
  • The studio is good enough to stay for 1 or 2 nights.
    The main "pro" is its location - right in the old town, close to the Cathedral and all the restaurants and shops. On the other hand, this is the restricted traffic area, and the parking place is some 500 - 600 meters away from the studio. To us, however, there were two main drawbacks: 1) the studio has the only tiny window facing the patio, so there were no ventilation at all. The air fan cooler partly rescues from suffocation, but we stayed there in September when it was not too hot; I think in summer this fan would not suffice. 2) The bed (mattress) is really terrible, and it is an important thing to bear in mind if you have problems with your back as I do.
    As to the hosts, they are perfectly friendly and helpful. All in all, Cefalu is worth visiting in any case, and our stay there was good enough.

    September 2013
  • We had a lovely stay in Cefalu. A bit of confusion upon arrival but Mari was endlessly helpful and cooperative in helping us find some solutions. Beach is nearby and clean. Best restaurant is "Le Chat Noir" with fantastic seafood. And be sure to take your cocktail in the evening on the central square in front of the grand old cathedral. Very nice stay and thanks to Mari and Francesco for making it special.

    September 2013
  • Had a great time in this apartment nipping to and from the beach in under 5 minutes! The apartment is exactly as the photos suggest, lovely and clean but with a comfy bed. Mari was also very helpful and check in/out was easy! Thank you, we had a great time!!

    August 2013
  • This is a fantastic place to stay in Cefalu. The studio is very central so it's a quick walk to the beach and shops. The studio itself was very clean and well equipped for a short stay. There was even a parasol for the beach! The neighbours were friendly and the area felt safe. I would definitely recommend this place!

    July 2013
  • The little apartment is very well appointed with cool modern flooring and great lighting. The bathroom and shower were very nice, though unfortunately the shower curtain was short so every time we used the shower the whole bathroom flooded – not pleasant when you’re there for a few days with limited towels. The apartment got very hot at night so we were thankful for the fan. It would be great if they could install some air conditioning in future. We didn’t get much sleep what with the noisy fan all night and the uncomfortable bed. The host seemed nice but she was quite late to meet us. A bit annoying that we had to wait outside for 25 minutes even though we’d had advised of our arrival time the day before. When she arrived she was in quite a rush so we only saw her for a minute – not necessarily her fault as there is nowhere for her to park her car in the old town – but it meant that the greeting wasn’t as good as our other experiences with airbnb. Was also a bit annoying that the toilet didn’t flush. We messaged the owner who replied very quickly telling us that you had to press the button 3 or 4 times in quick succession to make it work. This worked perfectly but it would have been good to know this beforehand to save us the hassle. Above all, the location and the style of the apartment were the best things about this apartment, and I’m sure it was good value for money.

    July 2013
  • Mari's studio is in an extraordinary location in the charming town of Cefalu. You have 100m to walk to get to the much quieter old town beach. It's also clean, smart, modern and cool in the summer. Mari was helpful and communicative (we didn't quite understand how to work the gas-hob and so text them and they got back straight away). I would recommend this studio, Mari and Cefalu to anyone I knew who was going to Sicily.

    July 2013
  • We spent 6 nights in this apt, the location is great, right in the heart of the Old Town steps from the beach and the Duomo Piazza and an easy walk (with luggage)from train station. The apt itself is clean and fairly spacious not the most comfortable bed unfortunately. It is well equipped with cooking utensils, a fan, beach umbrella, hair dryer, towels. There is a laundry in the same street though it is very expensive. We had a wonderful time in Cefalu it really is a great place to spend a few days!

    June 2013
  • We had a fantastic holiday in Cefalu (my favourite town, having toured the whole of Italy) and I plan to go back again.
    The Apartment is right in the middle of the Old Town, and it was great to be a part of the community. You would struggle with a car, due to parking/access restrictions, but if you plan to stay in and around Cefalu then you really will not need it (The train from Palermo was good value and regular) and Mari provided excellent instructions on how to get there. The beach, the restaurants, the shops, the laundry and everything you need were all within 2 min walk.
    The Studio is modern and clean. The main downside was the lack of outside space (as the courtyard is a communal area for the people living there) and lack of phone reception in the apartment. However, for the price and a place to stay for a few days, then I was very happy.

    May 2013
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Hi, we are a brother and sister who run a Bed and Breakfast in Cefalù and also a few holiday apartments in the old town centre. We would love to travel all the time, but our job keep us way too busy... so, for now, we try to host the world in our beautiful town!
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