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Antico Hotel Roma 1880
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Roma 66 | Island of Ortigia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 66 Hotels in Syracuse
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am fortunate enough to have a business that has me travelling the world for about 6 months of every year for the past 20 years. Subsequently, I have stayed at many of the best hotels in the world including many outstanding boutique hotels. In June, my wife and I and another couple where on holidays in Syracuse and came upon Antico Hotel via Tripadvisor. We didn't have a booking and the hotel only had one room available so the receptionist, Laura, went to work shuffling reservations with their sister hotel around the corner and found a way to accommodate us. I can honestly say that Laura is probably the best and most helpful receptionist I have ever encountered in my travels. A truly beautiful young lady with a friendly yet very professional demeanour which makes the customer feel very special.

Laura found two very suitable rooms for us which were spacious and clean and we spent the next few days enjoying the facilities and the service of the wonderful staff of the hotel. We will definitely stay at this hotel again.

Tim

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hotel is fantastic, right in the middel of Ortiga the old town, staff are extremely friendly and serviceminded. Food both breaktfast and dinner are very very good. Clean rooms, good wifi (free), cosy courtyard for relaxing and sun+drinks. 500m walk and you have 2 lovely beaches.....I will really recommend Syracuse/Ortigia as a must visit in Sicily and Hotel Roma as a must stay.....

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms were large, clean, and upscale - a true four star; the location was incredibly convenient for walking around the old town. The staff were kind and welcoming - and spoke at least Italian, English, French and Spanish - and the hotel had little pamphlets in English to supplement the guidebook. Also breakfasting in the piazza in the cool of the morning is a delightful way to begin the day. I'd recommend NOT driving into Ortigia; like many old parts of any city, the roads are narrow and often closed to autos (which makes it nice for pedestrians). We rented a car within walking distance on the mainland upon our departure from Siracusa.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Antico Hotel Roma was a great place to stay in Ortigia. You are right in the middle of the old city. The staff were very helpful, right from my first email, letting us know about car parking, the directions provided worked perfectly and the staff made us feel really welcome. Every request (including for an iron which hotels in Italy are not allowed to put in the rooms) was met with a smile and lots more advice. The night we arrived they told is of a wonderful restaurant and what a great recommendation it was, outstanding. The breakfast was excellent and the outside area on the piazza was so lovely.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel and enjoyed it immensely. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were large and airy as were the bathrooms. I would suggest asking for rooms on the piazza side. The only downside is that it happens to be quite noisy if you open the windows at night. So better stay closed in with A/C. Breakfast buffet was quite expansive although it would be nice if instead of commercially prepared sweets from Bindi they made use of either their kitchen or a local bakery. We used the garage service which was conveniently located by the hotel although 12 euros a night which I guess for a hotel in a city is not crazy expensive. You don't need a car as you can walk everywhere but we did many day trips to local beaches so it was a must.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived at 11am in the morning to leave our bags until check-in time at 2pm but to our surprise the room was ready so in we went - it was all we wanted - large, clean and comfortable. The hotel is right in the main thoroughfare of Ortigia - the location couldn't be better. Departure day came and our request to check out late (7pm) due to a night flight from Catania was granted and at no charge! We highly recommend this lovely hotel with gracious staff - faultless in every way.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The location of this hotel is amazing. It’s on Ortygia, adjacent to the Piazza Duomo. You can walk or use one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles to explore the narrow streets and alleyways. You can event have breakfast or dinner at one of the tables outside, looking towards the piazza. (The only downside to sitting outside is the stray cats looking for table scraps and climbing in the flower pots.)

Rooms are relatively small, but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is average by Sicilian standards (which is good), and the bar is nice. Service at the front desk and bar were both excellent. The staff parks your car at a nearby garage, so plan to give them 30 minutes notice when checking out.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Antico Hotel Roma 1880

Address: Via Roma 66 | Island of Ortigia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#5 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#12 Family Hotel in Syracuse
#17 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Antico Hotel Roma 1880 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Roma Hotel Syracuse
Antico Hotel Roma 1880 Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

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