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Grand Hotel Minareto

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Faro Massolivieri, 26A, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 66 hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this lovely property end of July for one week and enjoyed very moment. The lunch by the pool the first day was disappointing, i opted for a large mixed salad (a poor version of a Nicoise style) it was bland and insipid, the sauce disappointing. They could have supplied a much nicer typical Italian Sicilian salad instead,... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Sicily and we were not disapointed with the Grand Hotel Minareto. Beautiful views of Syracuse and Ortiga and the bungalow rooms are very well spaced out that you have a lot of privacy.. Lots of different areas to sunbathe,pool,beach and rocky cliff where we got a boat to Syracuse on three evenings. A lovely way to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically, it's clean and big and has all the attributes of a good 4 star hotel. But: rooms have rather dated decor, room service delivery had a 20 eur charge per person (imagine your 4 month old had to sleep early and you can't push out even to the resto in the grounds), wine delivery to the room - 15eur... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently not only stayed a few days at Hotel Minareto but also hosted a Surprise 80th Birthday Party for my father and I could not have been more pleased. I have lived in the US for a good chunk of my life but my family is from Sicily and I know the island and other hotel options quite well,... More

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Oslo, Norge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has a fantastic location, providing both a sandy bay and terraces down towards the sea, as well as a large pool area and a couple of jacuzzis overlooking the sea. Perfect location for lazy days by the sea and exploring Syracuse and surrounding area (if you have rented a car). The hotel is situated 10 km from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excelent stay in Grand Hotel Minareto for my Dad birthday party, Mrs. Valentina Consiglio and her Staff was very profesional in the group and Party Organization. Rooms very good, AA for Real, good food and Excelent resort Facilities and view of beautiful Ortigia from the sea. I will return for sure.

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minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guests, first of all, we would like to thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto as the location for Your special occasion: we will remember with great emotion the eyes of the birthday boy once discovered the stunning surprise organized for him. Our job is also to make sure that the wishes of our Guests come true. Therefore, we... More

Taormina Mare (Me)
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were advised to stay here by friends. When we arrived, immediately we thought we were mistaken. It looked like a caricature of a hotel designed for a TV mafia movie. Everything was tacky, reception was horrible, rooms unbelievably ugly. Food inedible. Stay anywhere else.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have stayed at many hotels and I don't know how this hotel can be 5 star deluxe. It certainly wasn't. The food was absolutely DISGUSTING! The lunches were pre made and you choose from a canteen style like in an airport. The breakfast and dinner was also in-edible. The back of house parts of the hotel were very exposed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We spent 5 days at the Minareto and were happy with the resort. It is a nice and spacious environment, and the beach, while small, is adequate and fun for snorkelling. We didn't eat at the restaurant as are generally not keen on hotel restaurants and there are good choices in Ortigia and locally. Actually the food for breakfast was... More

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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was the worst place / part of our 10 day trip to Sicily. The location is terrible, the food was awful ( and that is impossible it Sicily) and the staff was unfriendly ( also impossible in Sicily). The one redeeming factor is that the view from our room was gorgeous. But we should have heeded other trip advisor... More

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minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for having decided to leave a comment. We strongly believe in the usefulness of Trip Advisor, not only as a item of information for those who wish to organize their vacations, but also as a tool for a critical analysis in order to identify strengths and criticalities of the Resort.... More

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Address: Via del Faro Massolivieri, 26A, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Minareto 5*
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The Grand Hotel Minareto was born on a promontory which draws from the poetry of its natural beauty and the power of the charismatic history of the pride stand before the island of Ortigia, a masterpiece of art and history, heritage of UNESCO.has three different private access to the sea that allow our guests to enjoy of softy golden sand, that recalls classical caribbean little islands, or the rocky sea beds of the cliff, ... more   less 
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