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Caol Ishka Hotel

Via Elorina 154 | Contrada Pantanelli, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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bali
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I would recommend this little paradise to anyone who is looking for a quite place close to the city center but immersed in the green. The hotel is in a very quite area, 5 minutes by push bike (provided by the hotel) or 15 minutes by canue (also provided by the hotel) from Ortigia, far from the noise and traffic.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Down a gravel drive off the busy exit road heading east is the unexpected Caol Ishka. Beside a sleepy river filled with large fish and moorhens is a low built spread of rooms, each comfortably large and well furnished with extensive lawns, a swimming pool and ample parking. The crowning glory is the cooking of young chef Zefarrano who uses... More 

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Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice renovated farm house, Nice room, nice breakfast, helpful staff, 5 min drive to ortigia and 10 min drive from local beaches Make sure to book the garden rooms Nice pool area, though many bees due to closeness to the river band We didn't try the in house restaurant as Ortigia has many tasty ones to offer.

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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A few things stood out about Caol Ishka, the first being the wonderful family feel of the place, the courteous staff, always kind and helpful, and the second being the laid back character of this intimate riverside retreat (with canoes at the ready!). The room was comfortable (although we would have preferred a wall between the bathtub and bedroom and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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Thank Antz s
France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
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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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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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