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Grand Hotel Minareto

#10 of 68 Hotels in Syracuse
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Via del Faro Massolivieri, 26A, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will start by saying that this is a not a 5 star hotel. It is a 4 star at most, with some features of a five star. First of all, location. It is located 15 minutes drive from Siracusa. I would not recommend coming here without a car. There is a hotel shuttle twice a day (not really convenient... More 

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On arrival we were taken to our allocated room. The room itself was lovely but the terrace was next to a very noisy air con generator, and closed in with a high wall to prevent overlooking the car park in front on reception. After two visits to reception, the manager came to look at the generator and said he would... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a family of 4 and have spent a few days at the Grand Hotel Minareto. The hotel is very well located in that it benfits from beautiful views from Ortigia (Siracusa). However, one can only reach Siracusa using a car or a boat. One can take a paying shuttle boat to go to Siracusa. We used it a... More 

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Ragusa, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, pleasant surroundings. Its peaceful, lots of space for different places to relax. One of the best places we stayed at. The hotel was amazing. All the staff went above and beyond for us, very friendly and helpful and we felt totally comfortable from the moment we arrived. Excellent food. Thanks also to Sergio Campailla that made our stay... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 5 nights here in July. It is set up as large immaculately kept series of apartment/rooms. We had a sea view (recommended) with a large terrace. Even though we ate out three times, the Nesos restaurant in the hotel is extremely good and has a wonderfully romantic feel in the evening. Our one regret was not hiring a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a fairly short drive south of Siracusa along the coast at the end of a small peninsula. There are two beaches, one a rocky outcrop with stunning views of Ortega across the bay and the other a small sheltered sandy beach in a cove. The hotel has a large outdoor pool. The hotel has good accommodation and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Minareto is a nicely located hotel with a superb view on Ortiga, the old city of Syracuse. Private beach with white sand on one side and nice cliffs on the other. Towel services on both beaches, parasols and beds in perfect condition. Friendly staff here. Rooms are nice, flashy colors and lots of kitsch but that's the Sicilian style... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the hotel in summer 2014 and could only have stayed 2 nights despite I was willing more. I was looking for a hotel by the beach at a reasonable price and Grand Minareto met the brief. However, during my visit the sea both at the sandy beach and the rocky side was not clean. I was not able... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at this "luxury" resort last week. We had high expectations after agreeing to pay 200 Euros. The bottom line is that we had a nice time BUT in terms of VFM it was disappointing to say the least. Let's start: the road taking you to the resort is filthy giving you a poor first impression. Rooms are... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located opposite the old city of Syracuse with fantastic views but only if you get a sea view room / suite. The rooms at the back are not so good, with patios overlooking car parks. The pool is lovely and the service there is the best. The service in the restaurant for dinner is rubbish and condescending.... More 

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