Lirma

Palermo
Bed & Breakfast


Delightful, unpretentious, heart-warming B&B, close to the bustling centre of a historic Sicilian town. Laze on the lovely sands…

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 - 3

The
Experience

Just off a shaded courtyard garden lush with trees and lily pond, the day starts at crisply laid tables. Breakfast, lovingly prepared by Mama Irma (ex mathematics teacher, fan of Euclides), is accompanied by conversation and laughter: flaky croissants and warm pastries, smoked meats and cheeses, homemade jams and fresh fruits and juices. Lirma, a 1960s apartment on a fairly busy street, is three blocks from the old heart of town, and comes with its own (precious) parking. Rosa Maria, Giuseppe and Irma live on the upper storeys and the B&B rooms, not large, not luxurious, but inviting, are below, most with double doors onto the garden. New furniture mixes with family pieces, there are white walls and floors and bold splashes of colour, super bathrooms and air con; if you bring a baby, there are cots too. Seaside Cefalù may be touristy but it’s charming, with cobbled streets and stunning Duomo, sandy beaches, shimmering views, and little restaurants serving melon, mozzarella, prosciutto. Note that a private beach with a bar, restaurant and loungers comes at a special price for those who stay at Lirma.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11.30am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants nearby.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Surcharges
Singles €90-€140.
5 Doubles
From €100
1 Triple
From €130

Reviews

This is a superb place. Lovely rooms, wonderful breakfasts, kind and helpful hosts and a great position in Cefalu. We could not have chosen a better place to stay in a fabulous town.

Dianne, Turnditch, belpet

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosa Maria Curcio

  • Cefalù and its stately rock, a unique place to visit and ideal base to discover all the faces of Sicily.
  • Cefalù, gem of the Madonie Park: a fascinating blend of culture, traditions, colours, scents, flavours...to explore.
  • The Medieval Washing Place used to do the washing in the past in its mysterious underground river and the magnificent Cathedral with its treasures are worth a visit.
  • Festivals in Sicily, above all the patronal ones, embody its people’s soul... Sumptuous and baroque is the one in honour of St Rosalia in Palermo (14 July), moderate and devotional is the one in honour of SS Salvatore, patron Saint of Cefalù (6 Aug).
  • Sicilian gastronomy is really tempting and closely linked to religious festivals: sfinci (St Joseph’s day), cassata and cannoli (Easter), buccellati (Christmas), arancini and cuccia (St Lucia), biscotti di San Martino (11 November)...
  • Finally a walk in the town historic centre, along Corso Ruggero and the maze of narrow streets to savour the real Mediterranean atmosphere and along the seafront and its sandy beaches to ‘get lost’ in the blue of the sea.