Hotel Riva del Sole

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Overview of Hotel Riva del Sole

Hotel Riva del Sole

4.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Viale Lungomare G. Giardina, No. 25, Cefalù, PA, 90015

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCefalu Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSalita Saraceno Staircase7 min walk
  • Popular LocationCefalu Cathedral10 min walk

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About this area


Located in Cefalù, Hotel Riva del Sole is in the city centre and on the beach. Osteria Magno and Lavatoio Medievale are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Acqua Verde and Kartodromo Lascari. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including a ski shuttle.

What's nearby

  • Lavatoio Medievale - 5 min walk
  • Cefalu Beach - 5 min walk
  • Osteria Magno - 5 min walk
  • Salita Saraceno Staircase - 7 min walk
  • Cefalu Cathedral - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cefalù Station - 7 min walk
  • Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi) - 71 min drive


  • 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

4-star hotel by the sea
Take advantage of a round-trip airport shuttle, a rooftop terrace and a garden at Hotel Riva del Sole. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. The on-site restaurant, Riva del Sole, features Mediterranean cuisine and al fresco dining. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Free train station pick-up, limo/town car service and a 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry services, multilingual staff and tour/ticket information
  • Guest reviews say great things about the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Hotel Riva del Sole have perks, such as 24-hour room service and climate-controlled air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies, fridges and cots/infant beds


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free train station pick-up shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Riva del Sole

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • A meeting room


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight


Check-out before 10:30 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may 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 - 31 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 120 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Riva del Sole pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 18 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 8 Sept 2022 start from £138.52, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel Riva del Sole?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel Riva del Sole?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Hotel Riva del Sole?

Checkout is at 10:30 AM.

Does Hotel Riva del Sole provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of EUR 120 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hotel Riva del Sole located?

Located in Cefalù, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Lavatoio Medievale, Cefalu Beach and Porticciolo dei pescatori. Osteria Magno and Church of Purgatory are also within 10 minutes. Cefalù Station is 7 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Riva del Sole and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Riva del Sole offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Riva del Sole cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 142 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 67 out of 142 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 142 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 142 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 142 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful place.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, 10 min walk to the Cathedral and all important sights. Free parking, a rare finding in Italy
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Amazing location- but a little strange. Hotel is very old fashioned and staff not very English comfortable. Breakfast very limited but location trumps all
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Great location. Nice staff. Air conditioning not working and they pretend to be surprised.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Comfortable, centrally-located hotel, ideal for the beach and the town centre. Car park only 50 metres away. Building is very clean throughout but may be regarded as dated. Some staff may appear a little abrupt and therefore not as friendly as you would like.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was a great stay ! Parked by the beach nearby but it was a great location and very nice room
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020