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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this hotel blind and were delighted. From the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble. The room was first rate as were the restaurants bars and staff. With two beaches and a pool as well as spa facilities your every wish was catered for. There was a courtesy bus into Ortigia which is well worth a visit.... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not really a 5 star property. We spent the first 4 nights of our stay in Sicily at this hotel, lovely views, the grounds are kept looking wonderful. There were 6 in our group, we had the smallest room out of the 3 rooms booked, it was quite dark, the rooms were all the same standard. We found all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place. Located 30min by car from Siracusa. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Breakfast: Limited assortment but general impressions is good. Dinner: Once we tried - but disappointed. Overpriced and not testy. Better to go to Siracusa. Beach: Available two Stone and Sand based. "Stone" - difficult for swimming, "Sand" - is so due to the seaweed. Sunbeds are available... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a very frustrating experience. Hotel has an incredible location on the opposite side of Syracusa across the bay, a beautiful private beach, rooms are new and well equipped... But service is non existent, restaurant fare is expensive and irrelevant from breakfast to dinner. Most of the rooms offer a beautiful view of the bay, but are poorly designed (kitsch,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Hotel Minareto is located a good 30 minute drive from historic Syracuse. As you approach, you are greeted by a modern minaret apparently functional although we didn't hear a call to prayer. The rooms are laid out in separated one story cottages throughout the property. Many water fountains were intended but not functioning. Our room was modern but... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive at Hotel Minareto, the first thing you see is a big plaque advertising Minareto as a Grand Hotel 5 Stars Deluxe. What would qualify this hotel as a 5 stars hotel is the amazing scenery with access to two beaches (see more below); what disqualifies it are the poor services which are not the fault of the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel receives the 4 out of 5 rating points mainly because of the great views (specifically to Ortygia) and the nice beach of the hotel so close to Siracusa. We had booked deluxe rooms with great sea views (and beautiful views to Ortygia). The atmosphere of the hotel was rather impersonal. The majority of staff members were friendly, some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand Hotel Minareto was absolutely beautiful. our room was a deluxe family room with a sea view. It looked out on to Ortyga , the swimming area by the rocks and the incredible sea. Our room was very clean and modern and felt like luxury. We were next to the jacuzzis and felt very privileged to relax with this amazing... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • 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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: $162 - $2,103 (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 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#8 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
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