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Caol Ishka Hotel

Via Elorina 154 | Contrada Pantanelli, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is one of those hotels where you step through the door and enter a different world! Very glamourous interior design and rooms are very clean. Lovely pool outside if you want to relax before heading to the city! Very corteus and friendly staff. Will defo come back again..as I love Siracusa!

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is an excellent hotel for exploring South/East Sicily. It's about 10 minutes' drive into Siracusa, and 15 to the motorway, so it's easy to get along the coast or into the interior. The hotel is in a very quiet location, and is a comfortable, interesting place to be. Everything works well. The garden is very large and very nice.... More 

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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Hotel Caolishka was in an ideal location for a quiet holiday very close to the town and it was a good base for exploring south east of Sicily. The hotel was in a peaceful setting and perfect for a relaxing holiday. All the staff were very nice to us, helped us to find everything we needed and answered all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is not a good hotel. Don't be fooled by prepaid rooms.. Only thing done right was collecting my money.. I felt very unsafe at this hotel. All negative reviews are accurate.. But manager Marko could care less.. Staff walked into room 2x when do not disturb sign was present.. Traveled into town and got a new place to stay..... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We should have read Trip Advisor before going to this hotel. We had been informed that the restaurant had "just closed" - which given other reviews we have just read is far from the truth. The staff tried to make the best of things. But, we had ants in the bedrooms, missing light bulbs that were not replaced, no pool... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The promotion material for this hotel suggest a luxurious spa with prices to match. Like others, I found this very misleading. It may well have been beautiful once but does not seem to have been cared for for years. Tiles missing in bathroom, soggy musty wooden boards in the shower, peeling paint and missing floor covering. And the restaurant has... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The location is great for getting in to Siracusa or in the opposite direction to the wonderful coastline and beaches. The hotel was probably great a few years ago, but it just felt like the staff have stopped caring, the wifi did not work, the pool area needed a good clean and the rooms just felt tired and we shared... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A convenient location for Syracuse, bespoke designer accommodation, excellent on-site restaurant, a large pool and small enough to get away from it all. It sounds perfect on paper. Sadly, that is as close as Caol Ishka gets to perfection. The hotel is not old, but (in complete agreement with a very recent reviewer below) has tired from the photos. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

The first thing that came to my mind about this hotel when we walked into our room was when did they stop caring?? I am sure this hotel was once great but now it needs a lot of love and attention to make it great again. There are holes in the walls where there was once hooks. The shower has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Coal Ishka hotel is a peace of heaven, quite hotel the room was artistique .. The service is great because there is only 10 suits , I will go back one day for sure :) Regarding the food they have the best Italian restaurant .. So if you are in Cicily already go for lunch or dinner and I tried... More 

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