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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

#20 of 68 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful and imposing hotel. Staff very friendly and room very clean. Breakfast was plentiful with much choice. Swimming pool was the reason I booked it. Quite a way from town but fab taxi driver who spoke excellent English and allowed me to practice my poor Italian. Would recommend. Building was just beautiful.

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

education and courtesy are the basic elements of our welcome. we put our heart by offering exclusive services in a unique location: the Grand Hotel Villa Politi! More 

Finland
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22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed here 5 nights during July. The hotel is a bit out of the city centre but that was the only downside (walking distance for adults, and quite convenient bus connection). The room was large, clean and well maintained. The breakfast was nice with lot of variety, deligious desserts and capuccinos. The heated pool was big and suitable... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

the quality of sleep and relaxation is the distinctive element of the Grand Hotel Villa Politi, an oasis in the heart of the city. More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Villa Politi for 11 days, and was very pleased. It is a beautiful building with lots of character. Built in 1862 (young in terms of Siracusan history), it is grand, and well maintained. My room was bright, airy and cool, with a small balcony. The air con was very effective and the room was cool at... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

Your words add more value for your stay to Grand Hotel Villa Politi. Gianpaolo, chambermaids, reception staff, the Chef and his team and the Maitre and his team thank you for your appreciation. At Grand Hotel Villa Politi, more than, live a monument of Siracusa, we work every day to give more strength to the services offered: a rich and... More 

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190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had reservations about booking this hotel but need not have worried as it was perfect for our stay. The hotel has a lot of old world charm and character which a lot of modern hotels lack. The rooms were neat, clean and well equipped . The air conditioning and wifi are nice modern touches. The pool area is a... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

FOR ME IS WONDERFULL TO SEE AND FEEL MY GUESTS SATISFACTED! Your satisfaction and your wonder is the result of a careful and daily work done by all of my great staff. At the Grand Hotel Villa Politi, even in August, even when everything around is chaos, you can enjoy your holiday in full harmony with nature, as our Grand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the hotel for a week in the first week of August. The interior of the hotel is very unique, it's just like walking back in time with its grand entrance and reception area. Our room had a lovely sea view and was decorated with antique furniture. Although it was a very spacious room, the wardrobe was a little... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

“thanks for choosing us "is what my staff says greeting our guests at the departure. This is a phrase that encompasses all our gratitude and our pleasure to people Who had the pleasure to choose us as a home during their holiday. Thanks that is the conclusion of many cuddles starting from the morning with a rich and healthy breakfast,... More 

Westbury, Wiltshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a week writing and then a week with my partner in this amazingly lovely hotel. It's one of the places where you wish you could afford to spend six months of the year. The staff were lovely: immaculately dressed, incredibly generous and courteous, friendly and helpful. If you want to recharge your batteries, than this is certainly a... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

The best thinks you get only with the utmost passion. Here at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi we put our heart. We wait for your next holiday, happy to have you as guest. Thanks for choosing us and good life! More 

Zaragoza, Spain
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found a special offer on the internet and we stayed in these great hotel for only €90 per night, breakfast included, which was a real bargain. The hotel has history, style and class, from the stairs in the beautiful garden area, to the halls, and the rooms. Our room, on the third floor, had an enclosed terrace with a... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

what you mention as a drawback, for us it is a strong point: to be repaired from the crowd, away from the noise and clamor of large groups of tourists. At the Grand Hotel Villa Politi the traveler likes to stay cuddled by our services ... surrounded by a large park ... the only hotel in the heart of Syracuse... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Previous reviews accurately sum up the Villa Politi, it has loads of history and charm but is dated in places and with some investment could be a 5* hotel. The room we got was on the 2nd floor and had views out to the sea and overlooking the grounds of the hotel. There were 2 small balconies, not really big... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

I fully agree with your comments and with all you have written, there is a schedule of works to do for next season: total change of chairs and umbrellas in the pool with more comfortable and elegant chairs; redesign of the foyer, of the hall and bar with new lounges and a tea room; we have already chosen the space... More 

Rotterdam
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in this beautiful hotel in May. Whereas we enjoyed our stay very much, I must say it is especially their 'after sales'/customer care that has impressed me. I had forgotten a dress in my room's wardrobe. Upon contacting the hotel, they sent it over to my home in The Netheralnds. Unfortunately, the parcel delivery service... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

Our job is to serve and cuddle you. Valentina and the entire staff of the Grand Hotel Villa Politi thanks you for your kind words. More 

Glossop, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great air conditioned rooms. Great sized pool with pool side snack bar and lots of sun loungers. Excellent breakfast buffet, huge choice and efficient waiters. This place does have a 1950's feel so if modern rooms and décor is what you are after then this is not the place for you. We loved its old charm. It is a fair... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

I hope that next time you’ll try our restaurant and our excellent kitchen, an interesting menu à la carte with traditional Mediterranean with seafood courses, with meat and vegetarian. thanks for choosing us! More 

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