Hotel Le Calette is set on a lovely bay, just 2 km from the medieval town centre of Cefalù with its Norman cathedral, an important stop over on the Arab-Norman route and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Hotel’s luxuriant garden, a terrace overlooking stunning sea stacks, follows the natural folds of the beautiful bay with its gorgeous coves from which it takes its name.
The view, from any point you wish to observe it, is breathtakingly. The sea, which is crystal clear, changes colour depending on the weather, varying from aquamarine to dark blue. Here you can see the stunning sea stacks with the Presidiana pleasure boat harbour in the background towered over by the Rocca, Cefalù's renowned promontory.
At Le Calette everything has been arranged down to the last detail. Even the smallest thing which seems to be there by chance has in fact been chosen with care. Care that is typical of the Sicilians’ sense of luxury in which splendour and sobriety blend together with grace.
Hotel Le Calette has retained the typically Mediterranean architecture of its original construction, which was built in the 60's.
The history of Le Calette tells the story of the Cacciola family, who have owned the hotel for two generations, the management of which has passed from father to daughter.
Santino, the father, was an engineer who united technical knowledge and intuition gaving birth to this oasis of sheltered well-being, only a very short distance from the little town of Cefalù, a tourist destination par-excellence. Francesca, the daughter, of keen feeling and refined taste who adores Sicily in all its forms, has enhanced every corner and improved the views considering the hotel a home, to be lived.
Today the hotel is a 5-star that welcomes visitors making their experience of the west coast of Sicily, between Palermo and Messina, absolutely unique.
Le Calette embodies a sense of "Maison Magione", from the Latin word mansio, in other words the manor on the main road that welcomed visitors of good breeding.
Well-being is enhanced and, reverberating in all the small things of everyday life, gives the guest a sense of satisfaction at being so warmly welcomed with comfort and familiarity.
This is a Luxury Retreat Hotel!
The rooms and the suites are all different, and each one is unique as regards view, decor, colour, because here every guest is unique!
The lush garden in which the Hotel is immersed, opulent and elegant, slopes down to the sea.
As you wander through it, full of flowers and greenery even in the hot Sicilian summer, you cross the lawn of the open air restaurant Cala Luna, and reach "Caletta Selvaggia", or wild cove, where white chaises longues await guests in the evening for a drink at sunset or after dinner when a bonfire blazes lighting up the sea.