- Traditional feel with relaxing pool area and gardens
- A 15-minute downhill walk from the centre of Cefalù and the sandy beach
Located on the hills overlooking Cefalù and surrounded by wonderfully landscaped gardens, this welcoming hotel has an elegant yet traditional style that combines Mediterranean décor with North African Moorish touches. The Hotel Alberi del Paradiso’s immaculate guest rooms have been tastefully decorated using a neutral palette.
Tucked away on the edge of town in a tranquil residential spot, the hotel offers a range of facilities including an outdoor restaurant, a wellness centre (payable locally) and a sheltered car park. To the west of the hotel lies the Santa Lucia promontory and to the east, the majestic La Rocca that provides the dramatic backdrop to Cefalù and its twin-towered Norman Duomo.
The town centre’s Piazza del Duomo is less than one mile away and can be reached by foot or by taking the hotel’s complimentary minibus service during the day. Cefalù’s sandy beach can also be reached with this shuttle bus or a 15-minute downhill walk.
The Alberi del Paradiso’s peaceful surroundings provide an ideal base from which to explore the medieval town of Cefalù and enjoy a relaxing holiday by the sea.
The hotel has 55 rooms (official rating 4 star). 7 night minimum stay in August (01 - 31 August)
Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
Bars & Restaurants
Al Capone Restaurant
Included With: Bed & Breakfast
Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.
Chef Roberto Bonvissuto serves up traditional Sicilian cuisine and fresh Mediterranean dishes using local produce, which can be enjoyed on the terrace during the summer months. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, over 100 Sicilian wines are kept in the hotels cellar as well as national and international champagne and desert wines.
Breakfast: 7.30am - 10am
Lunch: 1pm - 2.30pm
Dinner 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
The hotel's bar offers a variety of drinks and serves snacks between 10pm - midnight. Terrace available and swimming pool service provided.
Beach & Pools
A private beach is available for guests with complimentary use of sunbeds and umbrellas. It's normally in use from June to September and a minibus provided transport to and from the beach (must book in advance).
The heated swimming pool is normally in use from May to October and complimentary pool towels are provided.
Spa & Wellness
The gym is available free of charge.
A wellness centre is available and payable locally.
Activities & Entertainment
The tennis court is available free of charge however there is a cost for using it during the evenings when floodlights are required. Equipment is available at reception and you can purchase new balls.
There is a small children's playground with swings and a slide.
Wifi, parking & Shuttle
Wifi & Parking
Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.
On-site parking is available free of charge.
A complimentary minibus operates to the beach and Cefalù centre (usually from 9am - 7pm, depending on the season).
About the location
Holidays in Cefalù give you a microcosm of the best of Italy. Whatever attracts you to Sicily, or even the beautiful country itself, you’ll find it in this coastal town whose character greatly overcomes its modest size. Whether you’re looking for modern metropolitan culture, to explore absorbing historical heritage or simply to settle in for long sun drenched days on luxurious beaches living the true la dolce vita, Cefalù has it all.
Situated on Sicily’s Tyrrhenian coast a short way east of Palermo and in the shade of the large headland La Rocca, Cefalù holidays offer something for families, couples and adventurers. From the imposingly grand Cathedral to the ancient Roman Baths there is no shortage of sightseeing opportunities, while families with younger children will love the long golden sandy beach. Couples will adore a leisurely romantic stroll through the cobblestone streets or walk to the top of La Rocca to take in an idyllic sunset before heading back into town and dinner at one of Cefalù’s many fine restaurants.
The hotel is 1 hour 30 minutes from Palermo airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Classic Twin Room
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Classic Twin Rooms overlook the gardens and are decorated in a traditional style with a queen-size bed or twin beds on request.
20 - 24m²
Twin Superior Side Mountain or Garden View with Balcony
Max 2 adults
Superior Rooms are a little more spacious and have side mountain or garden views from the balcony.
Twin Deluxe Side Sea View Balcony Room
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Deluxe Rooms offer more space and have a king-size bed or twin beds on request. They overlook a side sea view from the balcony.
Prestige Front Sea View Balcony or Terrace
Max 2 adults
Prestige Rooms have a front sea view and terrace and are furnished with cherry wood and a queen size bed.
Suite Sea View Or Town View Balcony
Suites consist of two rooms and feature a king size bed. Enjoy the views from the terrace or balcony.
Free Night Offer
1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 01 May - 30 June 2021 and 01 September - 31 October 2021.
1 Free night for stays of 4 nights or more completed between 01 March - 30 April 2021 and 01 - 30 November 2021.
15% Discount for stays between 01 - 06 October 2021 and 13 - 31 October 2021.
Based on 1079 traveller reviews
82% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ A lot of nice options for the location at a good price point
LivDaley, Brooklyn, New York
Oct 02 2021
It was a standard 10-euro taxi ride from the train station. Hotels in Cefalu are rather expensive so I considered myself lucky to get a room at a good rate, booking early on Zen Hotels for ~$150 a...
It was a standard 10-euro taxi ride from the train station. Hotels in Cefalu are rather expensive so I considered myself lucky to get a room at a good rate, booking early on Zen Hotels for ~$150 a night for a 2 night stay. The reviews of some repeat visitors seem to indicate some post pandemic disappointment. But for me, having never been there before I thought it was quite good; particularly given the attractive grounds and pool, the shuttle to a private beach, and the shuttle to their even more attractive sister hotel with its restaurants and free reef club including my own sun bed next to the water.
I found the requirement upon arrival to pre-book the gym and the beach and the trips to the sister hotel a little bit stressful. The room itself was a bit sparse but it had a balcony. They served a cold breakfast but it had a fair variety and was served on a nice open air veranda. The little terrace restaurant gave a good size pour and brought enough prosciutto and melon for three people. It took half an hour but I was able to walk from the hotel down along the beach front into Cefalu, where I discovered a number of nice, higher end shops near the duomo.
I was very grateful that the reception desk was able to book a Covid PCR test for me. I had been trying to book one all week for my departure from Palermo that Sunday. But all the Palermo locations seemed to be closed over the weekend and only operate until 10am on Fridays, and even at that no one was getting back to me. When I arrived at Hotel Alberti del Paradiso, I asked the front desk to assist with scheduling. They tried same day and reported back that there was no availability for Friday. But the next day, they found someone to come to the hotel. I very much appreciate their helping me out as I was starting to get really worried that I was not going to be able to get the test in order to get back into the USA timely.
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“ Calm and relaxed
fromN0rway, Oslo, Norway
Sep 30 2021
It was relaxing without any noisy music by the pool or the beach. Plenty of sunbeds both at the pool and the beach even if you came late. That is great. They had 3 options. Shuttle to the beach...
It was relaxing without any noisy music by the pool or the beach. Plenty of sunbeds both at the pool and the beach even if you came late. That is great. They had 3 options. Shuttle to the beach or the terrace by th sea at the sister hotel or to stay by the pool. All 3 are nice options. Would have liked a shuttle service from old town around 11PM to take you to the hotel after dinner time as it is a steep walk back from town. The breakfast area is really nice and relaxing. Sitting outside on the balcony. It's a good mix of buffet and a la carte. You order your eggs and coffee from the waiter. The fruit, cheese, cakes, cereal, bread and cold cuts you find at the buffet. They also have a juicer to make really nice fresh made juices. The service of the shuttle driver is excellent. He is really punctual and he even dropped us of at the train station for our departure. Only 2 drawbacks of this hotel. The location is a uphill walk from the city center and the bed was really hard for my taste.
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