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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently staying at the grand hotel minareto. I've got to say it's absolutely beautiful. The location is a little out in the sticks but it does have everything you need. We are staying in room 502 which is adjacent to the beach and the restaurant Nesos which is where they serve breakfast. We have learnt that the best way to... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen or stayed at such a poorly managed hotel. No wifi in the rooms, no bar or restaurant on weddings, a free shuttle with limited acces and always full (last shift at 7.30 pm...). Food is overly priced and there is nothing to do without a car except spend 50 euros to go to Ortigia and come back. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minareto Resort: The Italian hotel that knows who to play the perfect backhand In response to the query about 2014 reviews, I have a tale to tell. My partner and I stayed at the Minareto in June this year. We asked for a quiet room (not the most expensive but not the cheapest), facing the sea, and we got... More

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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is now past 1 a.m. in the morning and there is absolutely no hope of sleeping. We were put into a tiny, claustrophobic, tastelessly painted room (51X) directly facing the restaurant/event center of the hotel. There is a wedding party going on in their event center. Screaming kids, loud bass, I can name the last 5 songs the DJ... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One cannot fault the breath taking views and the choice of sun bathing on the rocks or on the beach. Having read some negative reviews about the service, we not only found it to be excellent, but all the staff were very friendly. The cleanliness of the hotel is very good too with plenty of towels for the beach and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came back 2 weeks ago from 4 days at Gran Hotel Minareto. A few things to mention for future visitors : - rooms are not cleaned properly and amenities not refilled - no soap, no tissues... - we asked for a kettle as there was not any in the rooms, we received it with plenty of sugar, one cup and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In spite of some negative TA reviews, I do consider this hotel to be a 5* grand hotel. It has a stunning location on a peninsula (just a pity they do not have the entire peninsula) facing Ortigia and Syracuse. The view is breath taking and the concept of the small houses and villas is original and displays tranquility. Be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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 August 5, 2014

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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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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