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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #21 of 66 hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An historical hotel in one of the most fascinating site in Syracuse. The staff was very kind and helpful. I've been there for a congress and the facilities were absolutely top level. I can recommend it for business in a charming atmosphere.

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Qualsiasi sia il motivo del Tuo viaggio, noi del Grand Hotel Villa Politi siamo una Casa per chi è lontano... More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attracted by a description of this Hotel that said "faded grandeur" as we love old, typically sicilian hotels, but what a disappointment. The one positive is that our room was large, clean, bright and airy. However the Hotel lacked any charm or atmosphere and the staff are badly in need of training in the art of customer care.... More

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in the days of your stay at the hotel there were more than 300 people for a big meeting. all the rooms were occupied but you were lucky to get a room, a beautiful room. the rest of your comment is just anger at having found so many people. I'd be pissed too, for that I apologize More

Naples, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful vintage hotel outstanding staff very professional. Grounds interesting, rooms proper size for type of hotel. Nice bathroom with tub shower, nice pool area, I have been in Italy for 9 days, this is my 3rd hotel by far the best..

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Un viaggio è sempre una scoperta. La scoperta di ciò che i luoghi fanno alla mente e al cuore. Viaggiare... More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a striking hotel, with grand reception rooms. The staff on reception were helpful. Our room was large, on a corner, and nicely furnished. The bathroom was a bit small with a tiny shower cubicle and rather weak shower, but everything was clean and well maintained. The pool area is not well serviced, with no towels on offer and... More

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our service to the restaurant since breakfast is attentive to the needs of our guests. The pool towels are for rent at € 2:00 we give money as a donation. More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have traveled with Go Ahead tours six times and Villa Politi is easily the best hotel Go Ahead uses for its tours. Excellent breakfast (Brut!), very nice rooms, wonderful historic feel, outstanding staff. The grounds, the entrance, and the lobby are quite beautiful. Ed

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Grand Hotel Villa Politi was, is and will be a hotel where the customer is a king! More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very ornate grand hotel from the 1860s. Beautiful lobby and exotic grounds with dramatic quarries made into gardens and a sea view. Friendly staff. Excellent breakfast buffet. Room not overly large but adequate. Bathroom clean and modern with plenty of counter space. Our room had a balcony overlooking the sea- others have patios with seating. Air conditioning struggles to keep... More

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thanks for your words! on a journey, there are many roads to travel and discover: Syracuse's Ortygia but it is also the Grand Hotel Villa Politi with its beautiful park on Stone Quarries, its large swimming pool, the beach to the sea.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have recently returned from a lovely stay here, the hotel has a very luxurious feel to it, all the common areas are very impressive. The rooms were large, and the pool area was great with numerous sun loungers (often we were the only ones by the pool!) We hired pool towels at reception for 2 euros which we thought... More

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we are in the center of the city a few hundred yards from us, the park alrcheologio, the Cathedral of Our Lady, the museum Paolo Orsi, the largest archaeological museum in Europe. You make reference to the historical center of Ortigia island which is a 5 minute drive from our hotel: the hotel itself has a car to accompany the... More

Knutsford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and i just spent a week in this hotel while exploring Syracuse and the this area of Sicily. It is a grand old style hotel and proud of it. We were given what we Europeans would class as a large room which was well furnished, very clean and very well serviced throughout our stay. We, unlike other reviewers,... More

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We have 100 rooms, 2 restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine, 1 large pool, 1 beach in the sea, large meeting spaces, a large park with a unique view on latomie ... thanks for your words! More

North Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This was a really pretty hotel. The rooms were standard size for European hotels, but very clean. The dining room was gorgeous too. I met up with friends who live in town and this hotel has a great local reputation. It was a few years ago but worth the recommendation.

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The good reputation of the Grand Hotel Villa Politi has earned over 150 years of work, hosting millions of trippers: W. Churchill to Pope John Paul II, the President of the Republic to the President C A Ciampi Renzi, famous actors and actresses like Monica Belluci ... and You! Thanks to all the guests who choose to live the Grand... More

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Hotel was nice enough, but it was 25 minutes walk from the centre and not a great deal other than the hotel in the immediate area. Room was lovely and the breakfast really nice. I thought 2 euros to hire a towel for the pool was a bit tight, normally would expect this to be free. The minibar was very... More

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Dear Guest! At the Grand Hotel Villa Politi the staff thanks you for you choice. We are very happy that our rooms and our wonderful breakfast had your full satisfaction. Our Hotel is located in the center of the city of Syracuse, but away from the noise of the traffic, in the large park of “Latomie”. The cost of €... More

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Address: Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Villa Politi 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#9 Business Hotel in Syracuse #13 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse #23 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
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Grand Hotel Villa Politi is an unique hotel in the world. It is unique because it stands on the suggestive “Latomie” and on the ancient cliff.Art, culture, politics and nobility. A lot of famous people who have stayed at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi: Princes and Kings from all over Europe. Our Piemonte’s Princes, D’Annunzio, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope John Paul II, the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. We put the customer and its total satisfaction at the center. ... more   less 
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