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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a sea-view bedroom which was well worth the extra money: the view from our balcony across the bay to Siracusa was unforgettable. The food at the hotel was outstanding - limited choice at the restaurant by the pool at lunchtime, but a most imaginative menu at the restaurant in the evening, which takes place in various locations around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No wifi?? The room and the pool area did not have wifi neither the breakfast room. The surroundings were beautiful and breathtaking but it did not had the excellence of a five star hotel. Long way to the city, 25 minutes to Siracuse. Also it was too impersonal.

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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortanetly, the hotel didn't meet up with our expectations. Although the place is spotless clean, the staff is super nice and helpfull and the beach is stunning - the hotel is not worth it's price. Our room was not so spacious and we were tucked away behind the restaurant looking over de parking lot. They had events going on two... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start by saying that this is a not a 5 star hotel. It is a 4 star at most, with some features of a five star. First of all, location. It is located 15 minutes drive from Siracusa. I would not recommend coming here without a car. There is a hotel shuttle twice a day (not really convenient... More 

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival we were taken to our allocated room. The room itself was lovely but the terrace was next to a very noisy air con generator, and closed in with a high wall to prevent overlooking the car park in front on reception. After two visits to reception, the manager came to look at the generator and said he would... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 and have spent a few days at the Grand Hotel Minareto. The hotel is very well located in that it benfits from beautiful views from Ortigia (Siracusa). However, one can only reach Siracusa using a car or a boat. One can take a paying shuttle boat to go to Siracusa. We used it a... More 

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Ragusa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good location, pleasant surroundings. Its peaceful, lots of space for different places to relax. One of the best places we stayed at. The hotel was amazing. All the staff went above and beyond for us, very friendly and helpful and we felt totally comfortable from the moment we arrived. Excellent food. Thanks also to Sergio Campailla that made our stay... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had 5 nights here in July. It is set up as large immaculately kept series of apartment/rooms. We had a sea view (recommended) with a large terrace. Even though we ate out three times, the Nesos restaurant in the hotel is extremely good and has a wonderfully romantic feel in the evening. Our one regret was not hiring a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The hotel is a fairly short drive south of Siracusa along the coast at the end of a small peninsula. There are two beaches, one a rocky outcrop with stunning views of Ortega across the bay and the other a small sheltered sandy beach in a cove. The hotel has a large outdoor pool. The hotel has good accommodation and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hotel Minareto is a nicely located hotel with a superb view on Ortiga, the old city of Syracuse. Private beach with white sand on one side and nice cliffs on the other. Towel services on both beaches, parasols and beds in perfect condition. Friendly staff here. Rooms are nice, flashy colors and lots of kitsch but that's the Sicilian style... More 

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