We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 66 Syracuse hotels

Grand Hotel Minareto

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Faro Massolivieri, 26A, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Grand Hotel Minareto to your Saves list
Grand Hotel Minareto
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
83%
Ranked #10 of 66 hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
S0lway London, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (588)
  • Photos (280)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (42)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

588 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    382
    106
    54
    31
    15
See reviews for
80
322
11
32
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (42)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed in two resort hotels in Sicily this one and the Grand Hotel Baia Taormina (4*) - both are about 15 minutes drive from the town and I guess this is what I like the least about them - as once you are in the resort you could be anywhere on the Med! Anyway this is a very nice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank You for the positive feedback, which gratifies our Resort. We are glad to know You have appreciated the whole Resort, as well as its key-factors, such as the private beach, the rooms, the landscapes. We are displeased to see that You didn't eat at Nesos Restaurant, another key-factor of our Resort, able to... More

Sicily
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with a good location. The staff was very friendly. 5 minutes to go by car to the center. Bikes rental in the hotel is bad managed. Rooms which are on the side of breakfast restaurant are old. Be careful do not receive them))

Review collected in partnership with Galahotels.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for leaving a comment such like Yours, whose main purpose is to leave a complete evaluation on the structure, carving out, at the same time, the possibility to give some suggestions which do not affect the overall judgment. About the issues You exposed, we are displeased to know You found... More

cheshire, England
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 7 days on a B&B basis at this hotel and had a lovely stay. We hired a car from the airport but it was very difficult to find this hotel. When we eventually arrived, the staff gave us a map showing the directions to the airport which were fairly easy to follow when we were due to return... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Minareto at the end of May, still just out of season. The hotel is laid out as a set on one story 4-room blocks over a wide area, with a view of Syracuse across the bay. The staff were universally friendly and helpful, and lunches by the pool were a delight.

Was this review helpful? Yes
minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you, Thank You, Thank You! I would like to thank You for the wonderful feedback You left and I am glad to know You appreciated the whole Resort and, above all, the meals at the swimming pool area, whose services we are trying to improve day by day, putting, for example, a daily BBQ point around the... More

York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good size rooms and bathrooms, excellent location, friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic views over the bay towards Siracusa. Food very average and expensive and if there is a private function on you take second place and will be relocated from the dining room to eat by the pool. The 2 bars are by the pool and reception lobby with no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for giving Your contribuition to the improvement of the resort itself. I am pleased to know that the feedback concerning the resort is, altogheter, positive and gratifying, due to the position of the resort, its landscapes, the kindness of the staff, the services offered and the... More

Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Set on a stunning coast line, with immaculate private beaches, and radiant Sicilian weather, the Grand Minareto offers everything you could hope for during a summer break. The grounds and accommodation were outstandingly maintained and the Pool and additional terraces must be seen, the pictures on the website were not over sold at all. This is where the 5 star... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guests, First of all, thank You for Your feedback and for appreciating the quality of the structure and its locations: actually, the two terraces offer striking and unique landscapes . Granted that we accept in a fair way all the criticisms and the negative feedbacks written by our kind Guests to whom we reply with great accuracy, it is... More

Malaga, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent location and scenery. We had a beautiful room with sea-view. The resort is situated in a natural reserve and has his private beach, you have also access to a rocky beach from where you can book the boat heading to the historical centre of Siracusa ( 10 min. roughly).They also provide a free shuttle service to town twice per... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
minareto2010, Direttore at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You for Your feedback. We reply with great enthusiasm to Your comment, since You mentioned all those aspects that we consider of great importance. For this reason, we would like to thank You. Thanks for appreciating the kindness and quality of our Reception Staff. Thanks for appreciating the news on the wellness area (SPA for the couple... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Grand Hotel Minareto, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Grand Hotel Minareto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Minareto

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, HotelTravel.com, Travelocity, Splendia, Tingo, Priceline, Escapio, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Agoda, Otel and Venere so you can book your Grand Hotel Minareto reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Minareto Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

280 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (256)
Viewed
View from room (29)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (47)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (41)
Viewed
Room/suite (33)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (93)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (25)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (8)

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 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse #2 Business Hotel in Syracuse #6 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse #8 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse #9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
96

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer