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Grand Hotel Minareto

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Via del Faro Massolivieri, 26A, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to our stay at this 5 star resort by the sea. Unfortunately, it wants to be 5 stars but is not. The resort is across the bay from Ortega and does offer some stunning views. I only wish the photos had been scratch 'n sniff. The resort is about 10-15 minutes from any part of the... More 

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Koksijde Bad, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotelresort is divinely situated on the Cliffs overlooking old Syracuse Just on the other side of the the Bay. Swimming pool, beach, Cliffs diving into the bay....all invite you to spent a Sunny day in a very confortable environment. The rooms, we had a de luxe room, are not overly large but offer all you need. Good confort and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love Siracusa .Day and night . And you should . Ortigia is a place like Venice . You have a good number of must see places but it is very nice just to get lost . At every corner you will see beautiful things . If you love the Sicilian sea . And you should . The hotel... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst looking for somewhere to go on holiday online I came across this hotel and going by the reviews and pictures just had to go. We were not disappointed. The views from the complex across the water to Ortigia are stunning. We asked for a room with a sea view and we were glad we did. We went early June... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel in a stunning location with views to sea and over a bay to the city of Syracuse. The hotel itself has a central reception, satellite restaurant, pool and villas scattered around the grounds which are all well cared for with beautiful manicured gardens. The staff mostly speak English and are personable and very helpful. The... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: 1. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL. It's a stunning view of Ortygia and the sea. The location is Five stars all the way. 2. Two Private Beaches (Unique for a high end hotel in Syracuse) 3. Pool is nice and clean 4. Jacuzzi overlooks the ocean 5. Private boat ride from hotel to Ortygia is expensive (cost us $70EU roundtrip)... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is the first time we go to an hotel that is much better than any expectations or pictures we had seen before ! We booked a sea view room with a splendid view on the Ortigia with the Etna on the background - a postcard ! The rooms are nice and confortable but actually may be a little small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

the hotel is at the extreme tip of a peninsula, across the bay from Syracuse-- making it about a 15-20 minute drive from the sights downtown. For us this was a perfect compromise -- I had the serenity of a quiet sanctuary with lush gardens and two beaches, and my girlfriend found it convenient to slip into town to see... 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 leaving this fantastic feedback. The peace and calmness which our Resort spreads is something that always delights our Guests and we are glad You enjoyed all these aspects of Your stay. We hope this could be the preconditions for a next stay, maybe before the end of this season... More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We spent a lovely week at this great hotel! From the moment of arrival we were looked after by the fantastic staff (more later) and shown our room which was very impressive......We don't seem to have had any of the problems which some other writers have had. This hotel is built on a headland facing across the bay to the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed here at the end of April 2015. The hotel is in an excellent position and conveniently located for exploring SE Sicily. The only minor complaint is that the hot water taps to the basins and showers have to be run for close to 5 mins to get really hot water in the morning. The staff were very helpful.... More 

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