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“Excellent place to stay with great friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Grand Bleu B&B

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Le Grand Bleu B&B
Senatore Giuseppe Maielli 12, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #68 of 172 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Basel, Switzerland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay with great friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Upon arriving at the B&B, we didnt really expect much from price and the google streetview, but I was seriously impressed after entering the B&B and being shown out rooms. We were welcomed by the most enthusiastic and friendly staff possible. after our orientation of the place (including a great communal kitchen which is freely available to use) we were provided with maps and the locations of everything we should see during our visit.

our rooms were sparse (its cheap, what do you expect?) but it has everything you need for a good night sleep, but were very spacious. there was easily enough room to spread out. The balcony was fantastic overlooking the street where it is possible to see into the harbour.

Breakfast was great where if anything wasnt available, our hosts would take the time to make it, but not before making many jokes!

The place is best suited for people travelling on a budget, backpacking, and want to take advantage of the market produce by cooking something "at home".

All in all it was a very enjoyable experience (maybe a bit too full on service) andI would definately stay there again. I actually felt a bit bad for paying the asking price becasue i would have been happy paying a few more euros per night.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Le Grand Bleu b&b is very well situated, right next to Ortigia - the old town in Syracuse.
The owners are very friendly and helpful. They gave us a lot of information and tips about what to see in the town and where to eat. The room was big and clean with nice terrace and beautiful sea view. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

BEWARE. This place is more like a hostel than a B and B. Sparse accommodation; no comfy chairs, plain white walls, 2 basic bathrooms for up to 10 people. Very basic breakfast; instant coffee, plastic-wrapped croissant out of a box, no fruit, cheese, ham or even fresh bread,
Good location and very helpful manager.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The owner is a very friendly helpful guy but he has OCD i think... For a half an hour we have been instructed how to lock/open the doors of the main entrance, balcony, windows etc. The 'help', a guy that lives there and takes care of the apartment, is like a shadow, always watching, always checking up on you. The 'sea view' room has no en-suite bathroom. Breakfast - all sweet, not unusual for other B&B's in Sicily though...
Great location, very close to everything and clean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The b&b hotel is well situated- close to Ortigia- the nicest place in Syracuse. The owner is very friendly and helpful- worth staying because of him! The rooms were clean, breakfast good. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed only for one night: it was a very economical place to stay and was very convenient for sightseeing Syracuse in a short time.
The place is simple, clean and comfortable. the owner was very hospitable and helpful in respect of information and tips about what to see in the town.
I would recommend this place, and I would go back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Grand Bleu B&B

Address: Senatore Giuseppe Maielli 12, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our bed and breakfast: Le Grand Bleu. We are in the historic centre of Siracusa just 100 meters from Ortigia, the culturally important archaeological island of the city. All our rooms have free WIFI, air conditioning, a balcony, and a wonderful sea view. We also speak many languages. Our bed and breakfast is easy to access by foot or by shuttle from the bus and train station or from Talete Car Park where you can leave your car for €1.00 a night or for free during the day. We are in the main shopping street of Siracusa with banks, markets, restaurants, bars and clubs close at hand. In our common room you can watch TV, read, listen to music and use our computers for free. You can even leave your bags with us when you enjoy your last days of shopping or sightseeing. Hope to see you soon. Ciao... please advise us as to arrival time. Check-in time: from 12:00 to 21:00, check-out time: from 08:00 to 11:00. ... more   less 
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Le Grand Bleu B&B Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

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