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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

4.0 of 5 Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
#20 of 66 hotels in Syracuse
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

everything about this place was lovely. The old-world feel was welcoming and the setting of the hotel was wonderful, overlooking caves. It had a character and charm mixed in with 5 star service and rooms. The breakfasts were amazing. Staff were helpful and friendly. We only booked this hotel upon arrival in Syracuse, so were delighted with our luck. The... More

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Hull
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Politi was clearly once a very Grand Hotel and has the potential to be one again but currently it has gone beyond faded grandeur. The hotel is located conveniently near the archaeological sites and only a short drive from the centre of Ortygia. Parking on site is good. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is OK but... More

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

I cannot say that a client is a liar, I only say that we were not be able to satisfy their necessities, and we were not the hotel that they had desired, hold, dirt… More

Oldham, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel may not be quite as grand as it once was when Winston Churchill came here, but it is still able to take you back to that era and has plenty of grand features. The lobby, after you've gone past reception, is full of character. The grounds as well are very unusual as the hotel is built above caves... More

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

this is what happened: the customer who was there before he could not stand the air conditioning and asked the reception to turn it off. Entering the room so she did not find the right air conditioning. but everything was resolved with one click! thanks for choosing us. More

Tunbridge Wells
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there in July and enjoyed our stay. We arrived very late although the restaurant was finished they stayed open for us, that was really appreciated. The reception staff were always helpful. The breakfast buffet was always good with continental breakfast and hot breakfast choice. The room was good with working air conditioning, french windows onto a small balcony.... More

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

the next time I invite you to try our restaurant! thanks for choosing us More

Lonato del Garda, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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 June 30, 2014

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

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

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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7 reviews 7 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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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

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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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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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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