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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 #10 of 66 hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Sicily
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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))

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cheshire, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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London
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nothing short of excellence. The jacuzzis have a view of Ortigia so be sure to catch a sunset. Gluten free bread and cake (!) available at breakfast. Drinks served on the private beach. The tunnel to the beach is very steep - that will burn those calories from the chocolate fountain right off. They sell cigarettes at reception - just... More

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Dear Guest, Thank You for Your feedback. We are very glad to know You enjoyed different aspects of our Resort. Most of all, we are really happy to know You appreciated our breakfast service, its abundance and the attention to every kind of diet. As regards the foreign languages, we would like to inform You that most of the Restaurant... More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We knew when we booked this hotel that it was located outside of Syracuse but when we turn off the motorway and got directed on to some very small side roads we did wonder where we were going to end up. When we finally reached the hotel we were presently surprised with the look and feel of the hotel and... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank You for Your feedback and for the accurate description of all our facilities. We are glad to know that You appreciated our resort with its typical 5* benefits. The location of the hotel is, as You noticed, the key-factor of the structure itself: it rises on a promontory just in front of the island of Ortigia and... More

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Good - Location and scenery Clean Comfortable, if dated, room Nice staff Bad - Over priced drinks by the pool, eg 5 euros for a coffee, (backed up by the fact that hardly anyone ordered anything during the week I was there) Internet may be free but is sloooooooow. Bar areas soulless and lacking in atmosphere at night (might be... More

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Dear Guest, we would like to thank You for Your feedback, for been our Guest and for the precious indications You wrote. First of all, we are glad to know You appreciated the beauty of our locations, the kindness of the staff and, above all, the cleanliness of the rooms, aspect we value a lot, as well as for the... 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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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
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#2 Business Hotel in Syracuse #2 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse #6 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse #8 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse #9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
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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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