Relais Santa Anastasia

  • Sicily, Italy, Cefalu

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The 12th Century converted Benedictine Abbey, Relais Santa Anastasia, is a haven of tranquility lying in the beautiful countryside of the Madonie Natural Park. The hotel is in a stunning location nestled high up in the hills, surrounded by its own vineyard and olive groves, with incredible views down to the Tyrrhenian coast. On a clear day you can see as far as the volcanic Aolean Isalnds. Positioned between the beautiful seaside town of Cefalu (25 minute drive), with its unique Arab-Norman Cathedral and the authentic Sicilian village of Castelbuono (25 minute drive), famed for its Medieval castle. Founded by the Normans an eventually left to ruin, the Abbeys historical buildings have now been carefully restored to form this charming hotel and winery. Enter into the cobble stone courtyard flanked by the reception and the original chapel with its lovely rose window. Today original architectural features including the windows of the friars cells have been incorporated into the guest rooms. Each room is named after a different wine produced at the property. They are decorated in a cozy and comfortable style.

The pool is set on a large terrace surrounded a grove of palm trees with comfortable loungers and views out towards the sea. For those feeling active and adventurous there are plenty of trails and nature walks through the vines, olive groves, broom, cork, oak and ash wilderness of the organic estate. After a day spent exploring the terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of the Nero d’Avola wine, whilst soaking up the stunning natural surroundings and watching the sun go down. Guests are invited to visit to the estate’s winery to learn about the production of the different white and red wines made at Relais Santa Anastasia. The friarys refectory and stables have been transformed into a gourmet restaurant. The chef serves delicious Sicilian delicacies, created using the fresh produce grown in the vegetable garden, accompanied by the wines produced on the surrounding land. The waiters have a fantastic knowledge of the wines and are happy to make recommendations. After dinner head across to the cozy bar for a nightcap.

Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Relais Santa Anastasia is approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Palermo Airport

Added value

Free Night Offer: Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights between 02 Jan - 31 Mar 20 and 03 Nov - 29 Dec 20

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights between 30 May - 02 Nov 20

  • No. of rooms: 29
  • Official rating: 5


Classic Rooms are between 17-26m² and are all different due to the historic nature of the building. They are furnished in an elegant Madonita style, using rich warm tones. These double rooms can accommodate a third single bed allowing them to sleep up to three people. All rooms are equipped with a desk, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, radio, safe, air conditioning, heating, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels and bathrobes.

Single occupancy rooms, deluxe rooms and suites are available on request, please call to book.


The hotel has an adapted room. This room is available on request, please call to book to ensure that it meets your requirements.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

All common areas including the restaurant, pool area and bar are accessible for wheelchair users. Please call to book to ensure that this meets your specific requirements. 


Cefalù is one of Sicily’s true delights; a charming historical town packed with places of interest and a fine, long sandy beach. Apart from the beach, the main attraction is the Norman cathedral, begun in 1131, which dominates the town and is decorated with glistening Byzantine mosaics. Once a traditional fishing village, the medieval centre is a maze of narrow streets where you can now find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars where you can sip a glass of Sicilian wine in the shade of a palm tree.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Cefalù. 


Restaurants & Bars

The Abbots Court Enjoy the culinary creations of our chefs, steeped in Sicilian tradition and made using the finest fresh produce, from the properties very own vegetable gardens where possible. On each table you’ll fine a bottle of the properties home made olive oil. Choose from the a la carte menu or put your choice in the hands of the excellent chef and choose the tasting menu. In the warmer weather dine al fresco, under the stars in the beautiful cobbled courtyard.

Il Nido del Falco Bar is a comfortable lounge bar serving the wine produced at the property as well as other drinks. During the day the bar serves drinks and light snacks that can be enjoyed close to the pool.

Pools & Beaches

Swimming Pool Set amidst nature, the large swimming pool with built in hydromassage is surrounded by a sun terrace that looks out towards the Tyrrhenian sea with the Aeolian Islands in the distance. The terrace is equipped with comfortable sun loungers so guests can relax and unwind by the pool.

The swimming pool can be used by guests from May to August, from 9:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:30pm to 7:00pm.

Beaches Although the hotel is set up in the hills you won’t find yourself far from the clear waters and sandy beaches of the Cefalu coast (approx. 25 minuites)


  • Fitness Room equipped with weights and modern gym equipment.
  • Billiard Room

General Facilities

  • Free wifi in public areas
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

Buffet Breakfast with a selection of fresh pastries, bread, cheeses, meats, cereal, fruit, fresh fruit juice, teas and coffee and hot options including scrambled eggs is served in the Breakfast room. Guests can have breakfast out on the terrace beside the pool in the warmer weather.

Half board options are available for a supplement.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.0827768
  • Latitude: 37.9725047

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Relais Santa Anastasia
Cefalu, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
07/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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