A great welcome to this rural hotel, being given luscious home-made cake to nibble while the receptionist explained how to drive into Siracuse/Ortigia, handing us useful maps and recommendations of the best tourist sights, as well as advice on where to park. If you don't fancy driving yourself into town, I noticed that they do offer transport for a small charge, which could be useful in the high season.
Our comfortable room was across the attractive courtyard, with an outlook towards the elegantly-shaped swimming pool fringed with orange trees.
The staff were absolutely delightful, and adept at remembering from one day to the next our preferences for fizzy water with dinner, or special coffee at breakfast. Meals were taken in the first-floor restaurant, across a courtyard (stairlift provided for the less mobile). Good quality dinner, with sensibly limited number of choices; breakfast included freshly squeezed orange juice, delicious coffee, and cooked dishes, as well as the usual huge range of Sicilian sweet pastries.
Games room with football table, ping-pong etc, and extensive grounds around the cloverleaf-inspired swimming pool.
Lovely place; wish we could have stayed longer.
Be sure to print out the driving directions from the hotel website before you leave home; you'll never find it without them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Hotel Borgo Pantano, a 4 star hotel is just 7 miles from the center and the beaches of Syracuse, Italy. An ideal compromise between the countryside, sea and city of art, surrounded by nature, within the nature reserve “Cyane and Saline.” The Hotel Borgo Pantano is located on the site of an ancient farmhouse dating back to 1861, originally a farm property, full of orange trees, lemons, olives, has been completely refurbished in 2009. The challenging architectural recovery was personally supervised by the owners , who are committed to ensure that the charm of the structure remained intact, in full respect of its authenticity. The Hotel is spread over an area of 30,000 square meters, with the outstanding scenic pool, the charming Sicilian citrus grove and the large park with relaxation areas and reading, which guarantee every guest a pleasant privacy. Hotel Borgo Pantano offers many services A modern wellness center with sauna, whirlpool, emotional shower with aroma therapy and color therapy, plus a lovely sitting area to enjoy excellent teas. The hotel is also equipped with a bar, a splendid panoramic pool designed with a special entrance to “beach effect”; elegant restaurant with typical Sicilian cuisine, elegantly furnished rooms with different styles, rooms and suites with bath iacuzzi inotre all rooms are equipped with safe, minibar, LCD TV and free wi-if free. And even outside the hotel is surrounded by a spacious and beautifully landscaped garden planted with playground for the little ones, a multilingual reception, a multilingual library, an indoor games room with table tennis – table football – Nintendo Wii , discover more » ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Borgo Pantano Sicily/Syracuse, Italy