Lirma

Palermo
Bed & Breakfast
+39 0921 421167


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

Children welcome

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 Euclid), 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

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar 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

Accommodation

Reviews

We received a really warm welcome and we were lucky to be able to access our room a little early. The B& B in our view is perfectly located very close to the beach and yet a short stroll to the old town and easy train access. My original booking was a roo. with direct garden access but I needed to change to a two which had indirect access - but also was street side so a little noisy. Even so it was delightful. Breakfast is great and the overall hospitality excellent. I would definitely return.

Marianne, Auckland

Lirma B&B is well described as "Heartwarming". It is run by a lovely family who are keen to make guests welcome and comfortable. The breakfasts are epic, with a good balance of savoury and sweet items, cakes and jams are all homemade. They have a lush tropical courtyard garden full of huge palm trees. The perfect location is a few hundred meters from the sea, so it's easy to pop back for a rest. The B&B is named after the grandmother Irma, who does all the baking. If I returned to Cefalu, I would only stay here. Thank you Guiseppe and family - you should be proud of your charming B&B, Nasreen

Nasreen, Oxford

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.