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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 #9 of 64 hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great vacation in this hotel for the Easter holidays. Superb location, good style, and super friendly staff. I want to say many thanks to Sergio, who helped organising everything we asked for. Thank you Simona, for being incredibly friendly! We will definitely come back again.

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Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This hotel was the last stay on our three leg trip to Sicily and right from the moment of booking it I was looking forward to our seven night stay here as the hotel's website was excellent and it described a veritable holiday paradise. Unfortunately it did not live up to it's description. What we found most frustrating was the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed a few nights at this hotel following our wedding in Taormina in July, the hotel was beautiful and everything we wished for for some relaxation and peace after a hectic week with the family. The view from our room / balcony over the cliffs and overlooking Siracuse was stunning with the most amazing sunsets. Nice little beach and... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed in late September and really enjoyed our stay! Our room was overlooking the rocky-beach section of the property. We had a nice open patio in front to sit and enjoy the view! (I would recommend in you are staying in the summer to bring bug spray- since the hotel is so close to the water). Nice room with... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Spent a week in Grand Hotel Minareto in October and I must say the hotel is absolutely stunning!! I couldn't imagine a more beautiful place. The rooms (mini villas) are magnificent and really intimate. The facilities such as the pool area, cliff side lounging areas and beach are sensational. Very polite staff and all speak English which was a great... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto for Your holidays and for the nice words You wrote in Your comment. We are really glad that You enjoyed the exclusive location of the Resort, which is surrounded by the sea on each side and if offers a great view over Ortigia, easily reachable through our shuttle bus service. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had 6 nights at this hotel which is pleasantly situated across the bay from Syracuse. The bungalow was lovely. The breakfasts were superb. The evening meals catered mainly for the Italian/Sicilian taste and were expensive. The staff were attentive and helpful but not intrusive. It has a lovely swimming pool. The hotel was perfect for relaxation.However you definitely need... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank You very much for Your kind comment and for sharing Your experience at Grand Hotel Minareto with the entire community of Tripadvisor. We are really happy that You enjoyed the exclusive location of our Resort, as well as the elegant rooms and buffet breakfast served at the restaurant, and that You enjoyed relax and piece during Your... More

Brentwood, Essex
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Assuming the weather is good this is a great hotel from which to enjoy the cliff-top setting, the brilliant view of Syracuse and the opportunity to swim in the surrounding sea waters or the excellent swimming pool. However,the hotel itself is rather soulless. The main building frontage is reminiscent of a car showroom, and the restaurant/breakfast room is bland and... More

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Cologne, Germany
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I arrived late due to a delayed flight and wanted to have a drink at the bar just before 11pm. At reception they pointed us to a sofa around the corner and told us to wait there. Behind the bar counter was a leak and no barman or other guests were to be seen. We waited for a few minutes... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Lucky enough to spend 3 nights at the Minareto and we were very pleased with our stay. The rooms are small, but it does not matter because we spent zero time in there. Just step out your front door and enjoy your personal porch if you need more space. We may have lucked out more than others, but our room... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for the nice words You wrote in Your kind comment. We are really glad that You completely enjoyed Your stay and relaxed on the sandy and rocky beaches available inside our Resort and by the pool. We really appreciate that Your experience at Grand Hotel Minareto was worth... More

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you decide to surprise friends and guests on the occasion of an event that has to remain unforgettable, Minareto Grand Hotel in Siracusa is second to nowhere else. And a wedding ceremony falls definitely into this category. The location, the staff, the event management team, the general manager are ready to walk the extra mile to satisfy your requests.... 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 sharing Your experience with the entire community of Tripadvisor. We are really glad that You You think that our Resort is "second to nothing" and that Your feedback about Your stay was extremely positive, since this motivate the entire staff to do better and work hard to reach the... More

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Minareto

Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Minareto Sicily/Syracuse, Italy
Address: Via del Faro Massolivieri, 26A, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#3 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse
#7 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Minareto 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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