The hotel is in a good position as it is only a ten minute drive to Syracuse. The motorway is close but you don't notice it so it is not an issue. The grounds are lovely with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens and the pool area is fantastic. There are lots of places to sit or lounge around the pool or just enjoy the garden.
We found the staff to be very friendly, helpful and efficient.
The breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of cheeses, pastries, fresh fruits, breads, eggs and bacon. We only had dinner in the restaurant once and it was satisfactory. Due to the weather we had to eat in the same room we had breakfast but as a restaurant we found it lacking character and too large plus the breakfast things stored in the corners for the following morning were a little off putting.
We stayed in a junior suite. It was clean and light and the bed was very comfortable although if people in the next room talk loudly you can hear them. The bathroom was excellent with a large shower. The room itself is set up very well with different areas. The downstairs area has a sofa, desk and a large wardrobe making it a great place to leave the cases etc. The bedroom is upstairs and has a door leading to the terrace.
Overall we thought it was an ideal place to explore Syracuse from.
- 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