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Grand Hotel Minareto

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travelled around the coast line of Siracusa and found this place as best place to stay. It has fantastic view to the old town and 2 beautiful beaches. Both beaches are very private and exclusive. Thanks to the hotel manager Conchita we have been upgraded to Junior suite, which has a terrace with a sea view. Room is very... More 

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

Dear Mrs. Renate, Thank You so much for writing such a lovely feedback about Your stay and for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto as location for Your holiday. We are so pleased to read You enjoyed every single aspect of Your stay, as the exclusive junior suite on the sea, the sandy and rocky beaches, the location with the wonderful panoramas,... More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very comfortable, well-appointed hotel. It boasts a timing pool and a private beach. The rooms are comfortable and the staff very helpful. I can add little to the comments of others but the following may help. If you are going into Siracusa on the hotel minibus and intend to return the same way reserve both outgoing and... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank You for choosing our resort for Your stay and for writing such a positive feedback about it. We are very happy to read You enjoyed Your stay with Your daughter and You esteemed positively most of the aspects concerning services, rooms, benefits offered to our Guests. As regards the seaweed present on the beach, these are the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location overlooking the bay to Ortigia, but no restaurants or shops within easy walking distance. The hotel offers a free mini bus service into Ortigia but book ahead, since only 8 seats. Trips am and pm with pick up 5 hours later. Taxis cost us 25 - 29 euro each way. Excellent facilities and very helpful staff. Restaurant adequate... 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 this feedback here on TripAdvisor. First of all, we are delighted to read You particularly appreciated services and facilities, as well as the kindness and the skills of the whole staff. Based on what You wrote about the position of the resort, we wonder... More 

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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is at the far end of a quite road. It has 2 beaches and lovely public rooms. The food is good. But the sleeping rooms are a disaster. A suite has a small sitting area. The bedroom is also not big but the bathroom...makes no sense. The wall doesn't go to the ceiling so there's no privacy. The... 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 to stay at Grand Hotel Minareto and for having appreciated both sandy and rocky beaches, as well as the public areas. However, we regret to admit that reading Your words let us deeply saddened: indeed, You based the entire feedback, and the following related negative score, exclusively on the not... More 

New York City, New York
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds of this hotel resort are nice and very well maintained. The hotel overlooks the historical town of Ortigia with breathtaking views. Service was also good. The hotel is right on the Mediterranean with both a beach and ten foot rocks for diving. It also offers a pool. There is no night life unless one goes into Ortigia so... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank You so much for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and leaving this feedback about Your stay. We agree with You: we are surrounded by a unique and breathtaking panorama which offers to our Guests a supreme relax and calmness quite for the position of the entire area, integral part of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve. Therefore, we really hope... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 6days at this beautiful place,we had one of the best rooms overlooking the amazing Ortigia bay with our own terrace, we were in the quietest part of the resort(just like we requested). The staff were very friendly and always willing to help. Breakfast was great with many choices. We would definitely return!!!!!!!!

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

Dear Guests, Thank You so much for this wonderful feedback and for being our Guests! What makes us happy is that, reading Your words, You can really feel the joy and the pleasure for having lived fully the “Minareto Life”. For this reason, with the certainty You will keep a good memories of Your holiday, we wish to see You... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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281 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay here is too short, only two nights. There is much to do here with swimming in the sea or pool, massages and just relaxing. The view of Siracusa from here is excellent and it is only a 20 minute drive to the city. The rooms are very comfortable and many have views of the sea and the city.

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

Dear Guests, Thank You for choosing Grand Hotel Minareto and for writing this agreeable feedback. In few lines, You perfectly described all the best aspects of our resort, including the unique and exclusive position, close enough to let you enjoy both what a marine reserve and a wonderful city could offer. Hence, we thank You once again for the pleasing... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a week here and although it is nice in some ways, a fabulous view over the bay to Ortigia and the hotel is on a quiet peninsula right next the sea, there are some drawbacks. You need to get a sea view room. You need a car for visits to Ortigia, archeological sites and to go to other... More 

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NJ
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Minareto, our room was an adequate size for two people but not large. The bathroom is quite small with a small shower. The view from our room was beautiful, overlooking the sea. Breakfast was OK, the selection was limited, only hot selection was scrambled eggs and bacon. Other hotels in Sicily... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is just an excellent. The location at seaside gives vies of world class. Syracuse city opposite the beach gives its charm to the evening of your landscape. The city is a journey by car / taxi, you about 8 km. The hotel offers free shuttle bus to Syrakusa and back few times per night. The hotel has everything... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus 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: $148 - $1,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Minareto 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Grand Hotel Minareto Sicily/Syracuse, Italy
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse
#2 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#6 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
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