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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

#19 of 68 Hotels in Syracuse
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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 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel wasn't what we expected. Although the setting was nice and the food was good, we had some complaints. The WiFi didn't work in the room. The receptionist told us that they were waiting for a response from the IT company, but checking TripAdvisor it seems that it had been out for a while. The solarium that was advertised... More 

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

Is reassuring for those who want to choose the Grand Hotel Villa Politi read the comment of a "member expert advisor" like You. After his studies and his careful analysis i infer that maybe you just wanted to eat and navigate with our wifi. Dear guest could not take advantage of the momentary operation of wifi (in cities these days... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had hoped for so much more in our recent visit to this Grand Hotel. With over one hundred-fifty years of special history, the promises of grandeur contained within its walls and grounds piqued our interest in a pleasant stay for a number of days and nights. The flair, customer care, service and a memorable experience of a four star... More 

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

Thanks for your accurate comment that will help us to give a service more and more precise and careful. We are the only hotel in town with a large outdoor pool. Our porters clean the pool’s bathrooms every two hours (it could be that during this break there had been a strong flow of guests, we apologize for the inconvenience.)... More 

Varese, Italy
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222 reviews 222 reviews
44 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do write my review about Villa Politi in english 'cause I believe that's an excellent business card of hospitality in southern Italy. I spent two nights on a business trip with colleagues, really enjoyed staying there. The place is astonishing, when you open the curtains and windows of room 231 as I did in the morning, sightseeing is superb... More 

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

I want to thank you very much and give to you and to all the readers a curiosity about the Grand Hotel Villa Politi. This hotel was born for the immense love of Maria Teresa Laudien, a noble Austrian woman, for a young and beautiful Syracuse’s painter. So she decided to live in Sicily and to build in Syracuse her... More 

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely Hotel set in beautiful grounds. Helpful at Reception, Wonderful waiters ( Sebastion,Jan Paul and the girl! ) and excellant food. The cleaning staff were very good too. Pity that the caves were not open. This truly is a Grand Hotel and has made me feel rested and good with myself.Just what I needed!

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Carmelo C, Responsabile reception at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

The Leopardi's quiet reigns at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi in an oasis of full relaxing that becomes regeneration and energy for the body and soul. Only the birds singing and the rustling of the trees accompany your day inside the Grand Hotel Villa Politi. All the rest gravitate around you: the breakfast in the morning, a snack at the... More 

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The customer service was excellent , France could learn from this. Also breakfast in France often disappointing, there was a very good choice at this hotel. We were there at the very end of april and it was warm enough to use the outdoor pool, this was very enjoyable late afternoon before dinner. We ate in a couple of nights... More 

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

OUR BREAKFAST, WITH THE RESTAURANT ARE THE MUST of THE GRAND HOTEL VILLA POLITI. From the entrance of the main gate you are catapulted into a timeless atmosphere: trees, rocks and necropolis that tell stories of remote civilizations, large private parking ... and then the magnificent foyer with its beautiful rooms where Winston Churchill loved to paint, not to mention... More 

Ravenna, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel offers champagne breakfasts, a wonderful view over the garden, an interesting walk in it. The Churchill connection is everywhere. The rooms are great. The food is too. We just loved it! Not too far from the archeological park and within striking distance of Ortigia so well placed for touring.

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

Every day, 24 hours a day, every day of the year at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi there is a staff of professionals who works giving the best of themselves and offering exclusive services to the Traveler. - The best in Syracuse - who, like you, appreciate our hotel tells about our services. We say we are different from everyone... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour group stayed three nights at the Villa Politi. It is a grand old lady in many ways - the place is impressive, the rooms were comfortable, the staff friendly and attentive. The only drawback to the place is its distance from downtown, although there is an inexpensive shuttle bus that stops there that goes into Ortygia. There is... More 

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

the Grand Hotel Villa Politi is situated in the heart of Syracuse, set in a large park on the quarries. The historic center is a 20 minute walk away and it can be reached with a shuttle bus that runs every 20 minutes outside the hotel at a cost of 50 cents. Our restaurant is one of the most interesting... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed six nights at the end of March at the Villa Politi, and are minded to stay longer in future. The hotel's motto is "Noi ci mettiamo il cuore" and the staff did certainly "put their heart into it" every day of our stay. Starting with its resourceful and charming General Manager and moving onto Sebastiano its Maitre D'Hotel... More 

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

It's difficult to replicate so good feelings. I have to thank you, our dedication to service has been eased by your extreme kindness and gentility, as the great travelers of the past, you have lived, explored and enjoyed your 6 days in Sicily, and we were happy to be your home in Syracuse. I wanted to thank all my co-workers,... More 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We loved this venerable grand dame of a hotel where we stayed on two trips to siracusa in different years. A bit faded in spots but still luxurious with great character. Nice to stay in a hotel which has housed the famous (I.e. Winston Churchill) for so many years. The breakfast was wonderful. The ancient rock quarries down below are... More 

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

Thanks for choosing us. We are waiting for an upcoming vacation. We work to offer the best of Hospitality in Syracuse! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Surreal to stay in a grand villa which has >150 years history. The hotel is very updated in many ways but smartly maintain the vibe of the histrorical details - marble floors thru, deep red valvet furniture in the common area, gorgeous garden. The on-site resturant serves not only proves to perform the best Italian cusin ut also serve them... More 

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

thanks for choosing us and for what you wrote. I am very sorry for the unpleasant smell that came in your room due to the works of disinfection carried out these days that ensure hygiene and cleanness in the waterworks and sanitary fittings. More 

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