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“In the center of the Ortigia ” 5 of 5 stars
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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 68 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“In the center of the Ortigia ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfectly located 4 stars hotel , less then 1 minutes working from Cathedral ! Very helpful hotel reception , especially taking into account difficulties with parking in the historical center ! I was informed about city sights with all details ! Very good breakfast , really perfect accommodation !

Stayed May 2015, traveled solo
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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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nightmare driving to the hotel through the town so be prepared. Our reserved garden suite room had developed a plumbing problem, so we were told, and we were offered another large room with a four course dinner each at its sister hotel as compensation. The room was certainly large enough thoroughly cleaned and well equipped. Breakfast I`d describe as adequate but nothing special in a pleasant dining room. This hotel`s selling point is its position. If that`s important then one could do a lot worse but don`t forget garage parking charges.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ortigiahotel, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear customer, , thank you for your comment about your recent stay at Antico Hotel Roma 1880.
We are very lucky to enjoy the beautiful location that the hotel is set, in the very heart of Ortigia, historical center of Siracusa. Of course, as in every ancient historical city centre of Italy, this means some parking problems. But, despite this, is possibile to reach easily our hotel by car. In fact the guests at the Antico Hotel Roma 1880 are nonetheless allowed to pass the Ztl (traffic limited area) and the "Area Pedonale" (pedestrianized area).
We have also a drop-off area for luggage and paid parking and more we offer a paid parking in a private garage very close to the hotel (just 12 euro per night).
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two night travelling with a colleague for work. We chose the hotel because of its very central location - and we arrived by car, which was no problem at all. I was originally offered a small single room, which i wouldn't have been happy with - but was upgraded by one of the very helpful; desk staff - Francesco I think - to a very nice room on the corner with views of the side of the duomo and the other way as far as the sea. Francesco's attitude was typical of the hotel - friendly, welcoming and professional. The room was great and the bathroom large and clean. Breakfast was excellent. I strongly recommend this hotel - a lovely base for Syracuse and this part of Sicily..

Room Tip: Singles are small - ask for outside balcony rooms (noise is minimal)
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ortigiahotel, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to stay at Antico Hotel Roma 1880 and for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay. It is comments like these that keep us going! We will pass on your kind words to our staff. We are very lucky to enjoy the beautiful location that the hotel is set: the ideal base to visit Ortigia and Siracusa, but also the rest of Baroque Sicily and the other sites of Magna Graecia without having to pack and unpack.
We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed our hotel and our delightful breakfasts with "à la carte" menu.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!
Warmest regards
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very average hotel overall. Clean, comfortable rooms, though a bit worn. Competent staff. Fair pricing.

There are a few details that lead me to say I would recommend to a friend that must be acknowledged.

1. As others have noted, the location is extraordinary, in the very heart of Ortygia--walkable to everything.

2. The historical building has been grandly refurbished. The common areas are beautiful.

3. Breakfast itself was merely average in terms of quality and variety. However, the staff make the experience 5-star. Attentive, friendly, and kind. In particular, Donia was a charming addition to our breakfast each day, helping us to practice our Italian and making sure we had everything we needed.


Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old hotel that has been refurbished and become very comfortable. The room I had was on the small side, but the wonderful buffet breakfast and location of the hotel more than compensated for that. Being located right in the centre of Ortygia, more or less on top of the acropolis of the ancient city and behind the temple of Athena, now the cathedral of Syracuse, you couldn't be more central! Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would warmly recommend this hotel, even if it is a bit expensive.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ortigiahotel, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, thank you for your wonderful comment about your recent stay at Antico Hotel Roma 1880l! We are very happy to note that you had fantastic time and enjoyed our delightful breakfasts with fresh-squeezed orange juice! It is comments like these that keep us going! We will pass on your kind words to our staff. For yor next stay look at our offers on our website to have the best price: we have many offers with great discount!
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ortigia is a special place and this hotel, which is in the pedestrianised centre, is also very special.
It is very well organised and there is a terrific sense of calm within the building, which is just what the weary traveller appreciates after battling with Italian traffic.
The room we had was large, high ceilinged, and very, very comfortable. It was also very quiet and the beds were very comfortable. there was a beautiful bathroom with all the hot water anyone could desire. Breakfast was an absolute delight with a variety of Sicilian specialties and one dined in a very elegant barrel vaulted area.
All members of staff were courteous and helpful and the valet car parking was really good value. Be sure to tell reception well in advance the time when you want your car back as they use an underground car park nearby and may have to move a lot of vehicles to extract yours.
The hotel is a short walk from all the Ortigia historic attractions and it is almost next door to the fabulous Duomo with its massive Doric columns.
Next time I am in Syracuse I will try to stay here again!

Room Tip: All rooms seemed good although I think only one part of the hotel was served by a lift.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ortigiahotel, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir, thank you for your wonderful comment about your recent stay at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, it is obviously much appreciated to receive your kind words, I will share them with the staff! We are very happy that you enjoyed very much the rest of your holiday.
We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed our beautiful hotel and its central location. In Siracusa the Antico Hotel Roma 1880 is infact the most centrally located, next door to the cathedral, which is located in the old Doric Temple of Minerva.
For your next stay we suggest you to see our offers at the website of the hotel. For your stay in summer, look at "A WEEK OF SEA, CULTURE AND NATURE" OFFER: in the months of July and August, if you stay for at least five nights, we’ll offer you a 15% discount and every morning we’ll take you to the nearby beaches and nature reserves free of change.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!
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HKSAR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is centrally located in the old town (Ortigia) and is walking distance to most attractions, markets, and good restaurants around. My family stayed in a suite with 2 rooms which is very well appointed but small improvement to the faucet of the shower (for which you cannot adjust to the "right" water temperature in the shower) will help make the experience more enjoyable. Staffs are friendly, helpful and always wears a smile. Last but not least, their breakfast is indeed very good. Pretty good value i'd say.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ortigiahotel, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, thank you for your wonderful comment about your recent stay at Antico Hotel Roma 1880l! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Antico Hotel Roma 1880 and that you appreciated the great locationand our delightful breakfasts with "à la carte" menu and fresh-squeezed orange juice! We will pass on your kind words to our staff.
We are very sorry about the problem with the shower: normally the temperature can be regulated easily, we'll check immediately what's gone wrong!
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!
Best regards
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Address: Via Roma 66 | Island of Ortigia, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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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:
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Antico Hotel Roma 1880 Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

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