Grand Hotel Ortigia

Viale Mazzini 12, Syracuse, Sicily, 96100, Italy | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $157.00
 

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Noto, bene!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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We woke up a little earlier today to make the hour long trip to Noto, famous for its Baroque architecture, almonds and the gelateria that purportedly makes the best ice-cream in the world! I have to bribe the girls with either the promise of shopping or something nice to eat if I expect them to traipse through Duomo after Duomo, or climb unendingly steep hills in search of castles and mosaics. I cunningly kept the address of Gelateria Costanza until the end of our visit, ...

Naples to Catania

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

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... we came back to the hotel and Phillip had a rest and I went shopping for some shorts. I enjoyed looking at the shops for a little while but most things were very expensive but I did find a pair of 3/4 pants for only $25 so was pleased. Then I too came back for a rest before we meet the tour director and the people we will be touring Sicily with. At 7.00pm we met in the hotel lounge to meet the tour director and the people on our tour. ...

Catania

A travel blog entry by ricflack

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... brown dirt. To get the the highest point, you must take a cable car ride which was not part of our tour.

Our next stop was a restaurant where we were served a Sicilian Lunch of antipasto, pasta with a tomato sauce and another pasta with a pistachio pesto sauce and then cannelloni for dessert. It was all very good.

We then boarded our bus and headed back to the ship. We arrived back on ...

To Catania and the volcano

A travel blog entry by marcusfs

... with a mysterious woman staring at our luggage p.s. Raining cats and dogs On board on the Trinacria by tttlines and it is magnificent as it has a bathroom in the room Chat a while eat something nice view drink wine and gap Btw saw the volcano parco regionale dell'etna Best sleep in Europe so ...

Coastal road to Catania

A travel blog entry by pwhalen

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... from previously, fortuitously saved, so were able to wander at will. The crowds were buzzing, as Italy was to play later that night. Giant screens were set up throughout the city with some pubs showing the Colombian game on then.

Catania was a surprise, and we definitely needed more time to explore than what we had. The ferry had been delayed by a couple of hours, so ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Viale Mazzini 12, Syracuse, is near Ortygia, Syracuse Cathedral (Temple of Athena), Fonte Aretusa, and Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi (Puppet Theatre).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Ortigia Syracuse

    Prime location

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    Hotel was very good & staff very helpful. Room was first class.

    One small criticism - As the restauraunt was above our room, it was a little annoying to hear the footsteps & moving chairs on the floor above.

    We requested a room on an upper floor with a sea view & that's what we got.

    Breakfasts on the roof terrace overlooking the harbour were excellent.

    Didn't dine there so can't comment on the dinner menu. Although the dining room looked nice, it did look a little formal for us.

    No problems finding excellent local restauraunts in Ortygia island.

    Hotel was in a beautiful setting overlooking the harbour. I'd go back tomorrow.

    When in Siracusa you have to visit the market (around corner from hotel).

    Probably the best hotel in Syracuse, but somewhat overpriced

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    We stayed at the Grand Hotel from April 24-26, 2004. We were in the Alfeo Suite. We also thought it was overpriced, especially for the off season. We booked the suite because it was advertised with a sea view. We were on a corner and it did have a sea view, but because the windows are up rather high, the only way we could see the sea was to be standing next to the window. You could not lay on the bed or sit on the sofas and see the view. There was no balcony, so you just had to stand next to the window. It was a very large room and bathroom and they were very clean. Decor and ambience were lacking, especially for the price. The weather was rainy and windy when we were there, and the heat had been turned off in the hotel, so we spent a few chilly days. I would not spring for the suite again as I didn' think it was worth the price.

    Grand Hotel is Grand!

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    While traveling with our kids through Italy for two weeks during December, we stayed for one night in Ortygia. It was absolutely gorgeous! Make sure that you don't miss the sunsets by the water. We stayed at the Grand Hotel, which was truly grand. It was a holidy evening, so much of the area was closed, but they did find us a restaurant outside of the hotel. The hotel restaurant seemed like it would be a bit stuffy for a family with kids. We stayed in the Aritusa Suite, which was modern and beautiful. My only reservation about this hotel was that the price was pretty over the top. The suite ended up costing about 420USD per night and this was considered an off season price. If you want a great casual place to eat within walking distance, try the Giove Restaurant. In the morning, walk along the pier and watch the fishmen. Ahhh...Italia!

    Ortigia JOY

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    We recently spent a few days in the beautiful Ortigia Island which is attached to Siracusa by short bridges and what a wonderful place it is. The recently renovated hotel is very clean, very charming and certainly lived up to its four star rating. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable (ask them ANYTHING). The room decor was inviting and the beds wre juuust right! (Do bring your own washcloth)

    Very good

    from

    Good 4 star in a great position on the harbour (although Syracuse did not over impress me) , we were given a suite with beds / bathroom up stairs , room was quite dark but overlooked the sea. Great restaurant on the roof with terrific views, recommended

    Nice hotel.

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    In a town devoid of decent hotels this one stood out. The front desk staff were helpful. Our standard room was huge (for Sicily) with a nice view over a square. Breakfast is served on the rooftop with terrific views over the harbour. This hotel stood out although we were told there is a 5 star about to open called Hotel des Etrangers E Miramare.

    A great hotel

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    I stayed at this hotel for a week while on business to Siracusa. The hotel was fantastic with a great view of the water. They had just renovated the hotel and it was beautiful.. somewhat small rooms, but very tall ceilings, clean, and very pleasant to stay in. I had to leave too early to enjoy the full breakfast, but they allowed me to eat by myself before the kitchen officially opened on the terrace. The area that it is located in, Ortigia, is also an incredible place to tour on foot. If I ever return to Syracusa, I will definitely be staying at this hotel.

    Great breakfast room

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    We stayed here for one night in December, while we were travelling around Sicily on our honeymoon. We wished we could have stayed longer, but Mt. Etnea had erupted on the day we were meant to arrive, resulting in a delay. The manager kindly forgave our last-minute cancellation, and we spent a wonderful night at the hotel. The room itself was not very large, but we had absolutely no complaints. Breakfast in the glass-enclosed sunroom was a treat.

    Great position

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    Have just returned from touring Sicily-stayed 2 nights at the Grand.The rooms were very comfortable and quiet.Make sure you get a sea view- beautiful.Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the harbour was lovely.Useful to have secure parking opposite the hotel too.Conveniently situated so city can be explored on foot.Highly recommended

    Recommended

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    I gave an average rating because I think the 4 star rating is a bit generous. The hotel view is glorious and breakfast in the rooftop restaurant is the perfect way to start the day. I think when we stayed the hotel was going through a bit of a refit so perhaps I am being overly critical. Bar service in the basement is non existent. Management was poor. Staff were very good. The rooms are all beautifully decorated and the aircon a welcome relief from the heat particularly in August. We ate out every night. Expect to pay $20 for a 4 course meal for two with wine and coffee. Don't get me wrong the hotel is good and the city is breathtaking. I will return and stay in the same hotel

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Ortigia Syracuse

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent