We stayed for a week at the Politi and had a memorable time there. The room had all the features we expected with a lovely bathroom, good airconditioning, minibar, safe, balcony and really comfortable beds.
As we had a car the big car park was a bonus. It felt like we were walking through history when climbing the magnificent curved staircase up to the hotel. The staff in all areas could not have been more helpful, the breakfast was wonderful and any request was treated as their pleasure to fulfil. The pool area was a joy and delight.
The happy hour cocktails and buffet should not be missed.
Yes the hotel is a distance from Ortigia but it is convenient for visiting all the archaeological sites of Syracuse and the museum. I even went to the Greek Theatre to watch Edipus Rex in Italian. It was an experience not to be missed.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel, although it is probably best if you are travelling with a car.
The only comment I would have is that a courtesy bus a few times a day to Ortigia and the archaeological sites would have added immensely to the value of the hotel for those without cars.
Thank you Politi for a wonderful week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Syracuse
- Grand Hotel Politi
- Grand Hotel Villa Politi Sicily/Syracuse, Italy