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Hotel Riva del Sole

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Double or Twin Room, Sea View | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
On the beach
On the beach
Triple Room, Sea View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Hotel Riva del Sole

Hotel Riva del Sole

4.0 star property
Cefalù beachfront hotel with restaurant, bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

151 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Viale Lungomare G. Giardina, No. 25, Cefalù, PA, 90015
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free train station pick-up
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi) - 71 min drive
  • Cefalù Station - 7 min walk
  • Lascari Station - 15 min drive
  • Castelbuono Station - 20 min drive
  • Free train station pickup
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pasta e Pasti do Musumeci Teresa Cefalu - 4 min walk
  • Il Covo Del Pirata - 5 min walk
  • Vecchia Marina - 5 min walk
  • Il Normanno - 5 min walk
  • Galleria - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Riva del Sole

A great choice for a stay in Cefalù, Hotel Riva del Sole features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 120 per vehicle. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Riva del Sole, which serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The helpful staff and beach location get great marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Free train station pickup


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1966
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Riva del Sole – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November to 31 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April to 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 120 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Hotel Riva Sole Cefalu
Riva Sole Cefalu
Riva Del Sole Cefalu
Hotel Riva Del Sole Cefalu, Sicily
Hotel Riva del Sole Hotel
Hotel Riva del Sole Cefalù
Hotel Riva del Sole Hotel Cefalù

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Riva del Sole offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riva del Sole does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Riva del Sole?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Riva del Sole?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Riva del Sole?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Riva del Sole?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 120 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Riva del Sole?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Riva del Sole and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Hotel Riva del Sole also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Riva del Sole?
Yes, Riva del Sole offers al fresco dining and Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Pasta e Pasti do Musumeci Teresa Cefalu (4-min walk), Il Covo Del Pirata (5-min walk) and Vecchia Marina (5-min walk).
Does Hotel Riva del Sole have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Riva del Sole like?
Hotel Riva del Sole is in the heart of Cefalù, a short 7-minute walk from Cefalù Station and 5 minutes' walk from Cefalu Beach. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

The hotel is in a great location. The biggest problem is NO air conditioning.Speak to front desk and they advised not working, or it’s not on because late in the season. This wouldn’t have been a problem if we were able to open the windows and doors. Our unit was on the waterfront with lots of street lighting. Noise until 3-4am. So, opening door and windows wasn’t a choice unless you can sleep though all the light and noise.
Frank, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

beach in cefalu is lovely
Great beach-side location; friendly staff; nice breakfast room.
Anthony, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

My family and I stayed at this property for what was supposed to be 4 nights. We booked this property based on its excellent location and it checked all our boxes. After checking in and getting into our room, we soon noticed that there was no air conditioning in our rooms (something EXPEDIA validated that this hotel had). We asked the front desk and they said it was in the process of being fixed. Night time came, and still no AC. We travelled with our infant (5 months) who slept in a diaper and still screamed all night long because of how uncomfortable he was for 2 nights. We felt terrible for our neighbours who I’m sure did not get much sleep either. We once again asked the hotel what the deal was, this time extremely upset, and it was then that they had told us that the AC runs during the day and turns off at night - and there was nothing they could do about it. At this point, after being lied to, we ended up checking out a night early. The staff, minus a select few, are extremely rude and do not hesitate to lie to their guests. This hotel is very cute and authentic but other than the location, I wouldn’t recommend staying here.
Krizia, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Great location, decent breakfast, but other than that it’s not worth staying here. There is no air conditioning, but they tell you they will “fix it in 10 minutes”. It wasn’t until our last day they finally stopped lying and told us they turn it off at a certain point in the day. We had a baby with us, and I found this to be extremely disrespectful. The lack of air in the room makes for an extremely smelly room as well. It smelt of mould and was impossible to get rid of the smell. The rooms are quite old so I’m sure it was mould. Also - shame on Expedia for advertising the hotel as having air conditioning. The staff is ATROCIOUS - extremely rude and unaccommodating. I organized an airport transfer well in advance bc we needed a baby seat. We confirmed again the day before checkout that the driver would be there. The morning of our flight we were told we did not confirm (even though it’s in writing) and they had to call an emergency taxi that ended up costing us 60 euros more. They sit there and act dumb when they reaLize they are wrong. Absolutely disgusting!!!!!! There are other hotels along this strip which might be worth checking out, otherwise stay off the beach and take the walk daily. This hotel is a 2 star at MAX.
Kristina, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful place.
Filomena, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, 10 min walk to the Cathedral and all important sights. Free parking, a rare finding in Italy
Laszlo, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Amazing location- but a little strange. Hotel is very old fashioned and staff not very English comfortable. Breakfast very limited but location trumps all
Susan, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great location. Nice staff. Air conditioning not working and they pretend to be surprised.
philip, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel is in a great location, just steps from the beach. The breakfast was very good with outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. There are lots appealing restaurants close by along the promenade.
Erich, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Extremely disappointing stay!
This was a very disappointing stay. My husband and I have travelled from Australia for our honeymoon and were very excited to stay in Cefalù. However, as soon as we arrived, we were questioned about our vaccination status (which we know that hotel check ins have nothing to do with this). We were pressured to take a covid test to prove a negative result which we did not do as we felt we did not need to prove that due to our consistent testing while traveling. We were also told that one lunch and/or dinner was included in the stay. We had lunch and double checked with the restaurant that it was included, to which they replied that it was inclusive but not including drinks which we were fine to pay for. At check out, we were forced to pay €58 for lunch which was an extremely underwhelming meal and if we had known, we would have gone to another restaurant and had a nicer meal. Once we questioned this at checkout, the staff spoke down at me and were extremely rude and dismissive of me. My husband (who doesn’t speak much Italian) tried to defend me, to which he was also belittled. We are so disappointed in the service and treatment at this hotel and will never recommend it. We have never made a complaint at any hotel but this has left us feeling very uncomfortable and we did not enjoy our stay in Cefalù due to this.
Daniella, 2-night trip
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