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Via Vincenzo Cavallaro 18, 90015, Cefalu, Sicily Italy
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Cefalu, Bluebay Cefalu is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Bluebay Cefalu makes it easy to enjoy the best of Cefalu.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a coffee shop, beach chairs, and sun umbrellas while staying at Bluebay Cefalu. In addition, Bluebay Cefalu offers yoga classes and free breakfast, which will help make your Cefalu trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cefalu, Bluebay Cefalu is located a short distance from Tempio di Diana (0.9 mi) and Chiesa del Purgatorio (1.0 mi).

While in Cefalu be sure to experience local shrimp favourites at Locanda Del Marinaio, Ristorante Le Chat Noir, or Ristorante La Brace.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Cefalu Coast (1.1 mi), La Rocca (0.7 mi), and Duomo di Cefalu (1.0 mi), which are some popular Cefalu attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Bluebay Cefalu is sure to make your visit to Cefalu one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Canoeing
Hiking
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Housekeeping
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Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Bottled water
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
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English, French, Italian
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Steve W wrote a review Oct 2022
Hastings, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
A short drive or 3/4 hours walk from the pretty and atmospheric town of Cefalu the Blue Bay Hotel Apartments is a great place to stay. Breakfast is included and there is a hotel next door where you can eat if you don’t fancy walking in to Cefalu to try one of their many restaurants. Rooms are modern, spacious and spotlessly clean and facilities exist for you to prepare simple fare for yourself. The Blue Bay has its own (admittedly pebbly) beach which looks out onto a very pretty bay and the staff are really friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joaniesav wrote a review Oct 2022
New York City, New York2 contributions
Love the Blue Bay!! An oasis with comfortable rooms that have everything you need. The owner, his family and the staff were so accommodating and made our stay a wonderful experience that we will not forget. The views from our rooms were so beautiful they took your breath away
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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denisewoo wrote a review Oct 2022
Hill Head Fareham, Hants UK2 contributions
Plus’s- location is lovely. Cerfalu town is amazing. Blue Bay has Own secluded bay, private beach cove, free kayak and pedalos. Staff friendly. Breakfast adequate- no hot food or toast though. Very clean and beds firm, but comfortable. Minus’s- each ‘room’ is a mini apartment set in the hill. No lift. No beach facilities like a snack bar or toilet, so it’s 5 sets of flights up to the hotel bar for drinks. No food in the hotel at all for lunch etc. So you either have to walk into town for lunch ( they say 20 mins but it’s more like 30 mins, but a nice but hilly walk) or you buy food as you have a kitchenette. There is a lovely hotel next door Hotel Karula who do serve lunch but it’s a proper restaurant and very good but not cheap. No kettle!! I asked in apartment why and staff just said boil water in a saucepan. Seems daft for such a minor outlay to each unit. Beach towels were 5€ each a day. All in all we liked it but you need to get in training for those stairs!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gma2 wrote a review Oct 2022
Chicago, Illinois76 contributions23 helpful votes
We experienced a wonderful stay @ this property. If you’re looking for personalized, attentive service with a picture perfect location & relaxing atmosphere, this is the property for you. The accommodations were immaculate upon check-in. There is free parking on the property-which is fantastic. As others have indicated, to get to town, you either have to walk a bit, or take a taxi. We did take advantage of the included breakfast each morning of our stay & found the offerings to more than satisfy our needs. The entire staff went of their way to make our stay ha top notch experience. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Howard Y wrote a review Sep 2022
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii46 contributions25 helpful votes
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We had a great 3 day stay in Cefalu Blue Bay. It is an unconventional layout set along a hillside overlooking a bay just east of the town of Cefalu. Every room faces the bay with absolutely drop dead stupendous sea views. You may have a sizable private or shared deck. The first floor is beneath the reception area/ parking lot and the second floor is below that. In all there are five levels with the fifth level just above the small beach which lays at the bottom of the compound. Please be advised that there are NO elevators and this is not a suitable locale for guests with significant mobility issues. The first level is not that far away from the road but we heard virtually nothing from the road. Breakfast was generous and tasty. Only complaint is the espresso came out of a self serve machine. Better then nothing but the last thing I want to have in Italy is the equivalent of instant coffee. The furnishings are sparse and what would have been nice would have been some type of drawers to store clothing outside of our suitcases. If you would like to go to the beach, I would advise bringing water shoes as the beach is mostly rocky and only a small portion has sand. Unfortunately during our stay, some of the guests took the hotel provided water shoes to their rooms so that no other guests had access! Such selfish behavior! The hotel does provide kayaks, paddle boards, and paddle boats which are anchored very close to shore. There is a limited snack bar close to the beach and a bar at the top of the hill near the reception. It is all of a 20 minute walk to the edge of town. The walk is picturesque and easily doable if you don’t mind the modest hills. If you dine in the center of town and chose to walk, a taxi return would be advisable if you return in the dark. The people working here couldn’t have been nicer. A shout out to Fabio who was very attentive to our requests and went out of his way to insure a pleasant stay for us.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leesville1 wrote a review Sep 2022
Ireland15 contributions
Perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Stunning location in a picturesque quiet bay 20 mins walk from Cefalu town centre. We loved Blue Bay. Everything about it is generously proportioned and designed to maximise the stunning views. We had a big apartment / suite, great big shower, huge comfortable bed with lovely cotton sheets, well equipped kitchenette, even had a clothes line at the back. Huge deck to ourselves with expansive sea view plus we had a shaded table for lunch. There’s only about 20 apartments / rooms and it seems to be designed to give everyone lots of space and special sea views. Private beach is very chill, and it was great fun having the pedalos, kayaks, paddle boards, doughnuts, snorkelling gear and comfortable lounger/umbrellas at the beach. All free to use. In a town where the main beaches looked mobbed even mid-September and lounger/umbrellas are pricey, this is an amazing bonus. Really stunning breakfast room on the cliff edge. Sea view bar available too. The family who run the hotel couldn’t be nicer. We found Cefalu very busy still in mid-September, so Blue Bay was the right choice for us away from the crowds but within walking distance. Nice trattoria La Tavernetta 10 mins walk away in the Port. We needed a good rest and Blue Bay did the trick. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EFK2012 wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom39 contributions10 helpful votes
One of my favourite hotels we’ve stayed at ever. The set up of bay, access to water kayaks etc, the phenomenal view, the architecture and above all else the staff made this an outstanding destination. Fabio and team make the whole experience everything you need. They are incredibly kind and want only for you to have a brilliant stay. We will be back I’m sure
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ruby B wrote a review Jul 2022
Sicily, Italy6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our stay at the gorgeous Blue bay hotel was one like no other! Our accomodation was clean the aircon was effective and we had stunning views of the sicilian coast! We enjoyed a spritz on both the beach day beds and our large balcony/terrace! It was only a short 20 minute walk into the heart of Cefalu or a quick taxi ride! The water was crystal clear, the staff were kind and helpful and talk about breakfast with a view!! Thank you for having us blue bay, I would love to return!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Plc wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Bellissimo! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Blue Bay. The staff were so kind, helpful, and eager to ensure we enjoyed our stay (which we did of course). The view from the room was stunning, and the vast balcony space was perfect for sunset drinks and a game of cards! The breakfast service was one of our highlights. We enjoyed a wide range of treats, fresh fruit and delicious coffee - all with a panoramic view of the gorgeous Sicilian coast. The private beach was perfect for swimming, and the sun chairs were perfect to enjoy an Aperol Spritz on. If you ever find yourself in Cefalu, make sure you stay at Blue Bay - you won’t regret it!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Liz K wrote a review Jul 2022
43 contributions8 helpful votes
Blue Bay definitely has the wow effect when it comes to views. From just about anywhere on the property you will have an unobstructed view of the beautiful sea. While a room a was little smaller than expected it did not stop us from enjoying ourselves. The terrace right outside our room was a perfect place to relax once the sun went down. The dining room for breakfast also has a view and breakfast is tasty and plentiful. The private beach is quite lovely and is equipped with plenty of floatable toys and a small concession stand with beverages, snacks, and outdoor necessities. This family run business is full of heart, warm hospitality and care…..very personable and always welcomed me by name. They go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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US$170 - US$234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of PalermoCefalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Bay Cefalu
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Bay Cefalu?
Nearby attractions include Sicily Horse Tours (7.6 km), Duomo di Cefalù (1.6 km), and Rocca di Cefalu (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Bay Cefalu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Bay Cefalu?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Bay Cefalu?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Bay Cefalu?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Bay Cefalu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Porta Terra Ristorante, Triscele, and Neo Mediterraneo Vibes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Bay Cefalu?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Bay Cefalu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Bay Cefalu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo di Cefalù (1.6 km), Piazza del Duomo (1.6 km), and Porta Pescara (1.8 km).
Does Blue Bay Cefalu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.