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Grand Hotel Minareto

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Boston
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39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced rather big swings when it comes to ups and downs with this hotel. Ups include the comfortable and spacious setting overlooking the ancient walls of Ortygia. The swimming area by the rocks is beautiful and full of fish as well. The water temperature in this part of the island is warmer compared to the northern part which we... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located only a short drive from Syracuse. The hotel beaches are very convenient and nice with great snorkeling around the rock-based area. Rooms and facilities are nice and service generally good, but not really what we would expect from a 5* Deluxe hotel. Service in the restaurant was slow, food was good but over priced and not... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your holiday is all about great views, landscape and a nice beach, this is the hotel/resort for your. However, I would say that this is a hotel that does not keep its promise, and there is absolutely nothing luxury about it, unfortunately. The food was such a disappointment. Expensive is putting it nice. No flavors, no colors and the... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grand hotel Minareto has everything you need to get in touch with yourself again. The ocean, the sandy beach, the swimming-pool, and jacuzzi. Even if it is a little distant from Ortigia- the historical center- it's the place to be. The service is excellent, the food superb.

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minareto2010, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for writing such a positive and lovely feedback. It’s the first we read about the Minareto-power to let people get in touch with theirselves and we are really happy that this is what You felt and experienced during Your stay. So, thank You so much for... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Syracuse in the morning and we soon realised that the location of this hotel is in the opposite side. I was travelling for business but we decided to stay here for a short, very short holiday, 1 day only. The original idea was to stay 2 days but something went wrong at the time of the booking... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A rather splendid resort hotel, set on a peninsula across the bay from the Old Town. It has great views and a lovely beach in a rocky cove. However, it isn't a great base for exploring the city and archaeological areas, unless you have your own transport. They are 15 minutes away by car, and the hotel runs just 2... More 

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New Ross, Ireland
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149 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The hotel is located on a narrow peninsula just across the bay from Ortigia. On one side of the peninsula there is a sandy beach and shallow bay which is excellent for swimming. This beach gets sun in the morning and early afternoon. The other side of the peninsula is more rocky with sun loungers located at various levels and... More 

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minareto2010, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We would like to thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for writing such a pleasant and positive feedback, sharing Your experience with all the readers here on TripAdvisor. It is always a pleasure for us to read feedbacks just like Yours : You summarized in a single comment all the best aspects, services, benefits and key... More 

Ferrara, Italy
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This was the best hotel we stayed in during our honeymoon. The location is simply amazing. Our bedroom was a good size and with all the comforts we needed. There is a pool nearby and two private beaches: one with rocks and one with sand. Both great and peaceful! The staff is amazing and always willing to help. Fresh fruit... More 

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minareto2010, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You so much for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for writing this lovely feedback about Your stay. We are really happy to read You particularly enjoyed Your stay and our resort, especially in light of the fact You chose it for a special occasion as Your honeymoon : to know You retain a lovely and positive memory... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Located in a beautiful setting, with two great beaches and a nice swimming pool, and within driving distance to Oritigia/Siracusa, this is a great hotel. We especially loved the restaurant location, with a stunning terrace overlooking the bay and Ortigia. The classic double room we booked was comfortable but small. The bathroom was a good size. Housekeeping was excellent. The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Really amazing location with 2 beaches, both astonishing. The jacuzzi with view on syracuza alone justifies to go there! The rooms are good but basic. The service and the staff is not 5 stars at all. Watch out quite far from syracuza. Also be careful with the room you have as some of them are really not well located

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minareto2010, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Minareto, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We would like to thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto as location for Your vacation and for dedicating part of Your time to write this feedback. We are very glad to read You enjoyed and particularly appreciated both sandy and rocky beaches, as well as the exclusive panoramic jacuzzi on the sea. We regret to read You... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand Hotel Minareto was born on a promontory which draws from the poetry of its natural beauty and the power of the charismatic history of the pride stand before the island of Ortigia, a masterpiece of art and history, heritage of UNESCO.has three different private access to the sea that allow our guests to enjoy of softy golden sand, that recalls classical caribbean little islands, or the rocky sea beds of the cliff, ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Minareto

Address: Via del Faro Massolivieri 26A, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range: $176 - $2,216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Minareto 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Minareto Sicily/Syracuse, Italy
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse
#2 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#6 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#6 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
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