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#26 of 85 in Syracuse
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Hotel Livingston , located on Ortigia’s Island which is the historic centre of Siracusa, It’s a four stars charme hotel with all luxury comforts. This ancient building is surrounded by the Ionian Sea whom guests can admire from the roof garden and enjoying the view from the balcony of the rooms. Hotel Livingston offers modern technologies such as the magnificent Daikin air conditioning accompanied by class and elegance of the furnishings as Jacuzzi bath tub with glass shower stall or box top level Jacuzzi in the marble bathrooms.The restaurant '' U'' Taliu, all in the roof garden on the sea, delights visitors with its Mediterranean cuisine and the flavors of Sicily.The “Galatea” spa is a sophisticated and comprehensive wellness centre where real professionals take care of you body and mind.The “Galatea’s centre has an aero-hydro-massage pool, swimming against the tide, neck massage, color therapy., emotional showers, finnish sauna, turkish bath, laconicum (sauna Latin). Use Spa facilities described above a is completely free for our guests. Paying , Only the massage and the beauty treatment made from highly qualified beauticians.
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CDH1963 wrote a review Nov 2021
100 contributions18 helpful votes
A fabulous hotel, right on the sea front. The staff were always happy, friendly and informative. Breakfast delicious and varied. Rooms spacious and spotless. Couldn’t have asked for more. Also fantastic was the valet parking. Well done to all the staff, we would return.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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David Steinberg wrote a review Nov 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel63 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for four nights in this hotel. We were particularly thankful to receptionists Anna and Giulia for their attention and care. The hotel has a brilliant location on the sea-front, has a great decor, and a wonderful breakfast. I had experienced a medical problem, and they were prompt to invite an excellent doctor, and were caring about my state of heath. Thank you for your attention and care. We were sorry to leave.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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JohannesRichter wrote a review Oct 2021
Palm Springs45 contributions52 helpful votes
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Amazing small hotel. The most commanding Views in Ortigia. Excellent location. Rooms are comfortable with breathtaking views.Rooms are well appointed, comfortable, and welcoming. The staff is truly excellent, very personal and very attentive. The complementary breakfast was top notch. There is also an Amazing rooftop terrace. Breakfast dining is Served from the fourth floor dining area with amazing views. The Hotel does not brag about its views, but it should. Location is absolutely perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: There are several rooms that do not have sea views. However, the majority do. I would definitely...
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Ole John N wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our first time in Siracusa and the location was perfect. A nice feature was that a nice car parks your car for free. Finding parking in the area is really difficult. Breakfast on the top terrace was perfect. When using booking.com they send your an email saying between the lines that is you do not pay 20 EURO extra you will get the worst room in the hotel - whick is what we got (101). The toilet was running and there was noise from the plumming.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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WalterNewYork wrote a review Sep 2021
Manhasset, New York53 contributions75 helpful votes
A great location on the water in Ortygia with free valet parking. If you have a car, there is no better place to stay in Ortygia as the town is restricted to vehicles. A valet will meet you at the hotel as you check in and park the car for you for free. It was such a pleasure to not have to deal with finding parking or parking in the public lots and trekking your luggage! The hotel is on the water minutes walk from the town center. Our room was spacious, classically decorated in period style with a huge window overlooking the water. The bathroom was modern and clean. The staff at the front desk was extremely helpful in providing recommendations to restaurants. Nice breakfast on the roof overlooking the water. Overall, a great stay and highly recommend.
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Ann C wrote a review Dec 2019
15 contributions47 helpful votes
Unfortunately, I stayed at the supposed 4-star Livingston last month. Many, many issues. Among other things, I arrived in rain, told me I could take a look at the restaurant abut not that it was closed for season even though website said open for 3 more days. I have stayed, at a minimum, at over 50 hotels, mostly in Italy and Spain since 2015. Lowest rating I gave, until today was 4 stars. It was raining when I arrived.. I opened the door to the Hotel and found a flight of stairs. (I had confirmed in Oct that there was an elevator and the restaurant would be open until Nov 15th) Since I said I had difficulty with stairs, I always ask first. Etiquette would have told me about the flight to the Lobby. Other hotels had – but they were usually only 2 or 3 steps, not a full flight. I heard women laughing & called out to be sure I was at the right location. No response. I walked up the flight of stairs, rounded the corner and asked. I also wanted to verify that they did have an elevator before going back for my suitcase.. I am 70 and was standing there, trying to catch my breath, fumbling with an umbrella, leaning on my cane. I said I wanted to verify the elevator as I was having a problem carrying my bag up the flight of steps. One of the women pointed & said the elevator was around the corner. No one offered to get the Bellman to help me. I was told to come back in 2 hrs to check-in. I asked if a different type of room wou1ld be ready ”now”. She repeated check-in time. Of the 11 places I stayed on this trip in the off-season, the only other time I had to wait was at the Albergo Senato, next door to the Pantheon. He apologized that they were full but he did have a room that would be clean in an hour – 2 hrs before check-in. The Livingston appeared nearly empty. Dark, dingy and empty – but not 4-star. I did not meet anyone else at Reception any of the times I was there. When I came back I was told my bag was in the room. I had difficulty getting in and found I had been told the wrong room number. The key fit the room next door. I sat at the desk with the bright light, to try to get online. It took about 15 minutes and then I checked for EM. I went to power up my tablet bit I found no luggage. I called the desk. Over a minute of laughing. Finally answered and I asked if it was Reception. I asked if she spoke English. She said she did but didn’t understand. With no one responding I went downstairs. … Skip ahead 10 minutes – found they gave me the wrong key and my luggage was in the correct room. I tried to see the room, but the bellman guided me out. I have done stage design for the theater and can grasp a layout very quickly. I asked for the room. 306, or whatever the correct room was, that should be mine. I paid for it and wasn’t happy with the wrong room. The correct room was bigger and had a large stuffed comfy-looking arm chair. It had 4 full windows. The wrong room was small and you could not watch the TV without moving the high-back straight desk chair. The only chair. That chair had to be pushed in to get to the bath as the room was small and aisle was tight. That room had 2 large and large and 2 small windows. He said I needed to speak with the manager downstairs. I presented the same arguments at the front desk. The woman at the desk said she was the manager and I had used the 1st room so she couldn’t change me. I said I only sat at the desk to get online and check my email. She countered that that couldn’t be verified. It was very easy for anyone to verify – and why had the bellman refused when he was right in the wrong room to drop the bag? She repeated that she was in charge. I told her that anyone could go look. I had not removed the paper from the toilet, unwrapped the water glasses or “used” the room. The bed was still made and there were no drops of water in the sink. My heart was racing and I was afraid I might have a heart attack. As I had to leave on the 5 AM train to catch my ferry to Malta in the morning, I did not want to be standing in the lobby at 4 AM being told they had called for a taxi when they had not, so I dropped the matter. I’d be in Malta soon enough. I went to my room to rest for an hour. Then I asked when the restaurant would be open. (I had gone up to look at it when I first arrived and was not told it was closed. The website said it would close for the season on the 15th, and that was the 13th. I asked about the bus as the restaurants I passed in the afternoon were along the harbor and were open all day. The bus stopped near the hotel and near the restaurants. I was told there were many restaurants on Maestranza and Roma were open & a very short distance away. 80% of the other properties I stayed at would just pick up a phone and make a quick call. Or at least write down the exact name and address of the restaurant she “guaranteed” was already open. I said that when I was on those streets a few hours all the restaurants seemed to open at 7 or 7:30. Waling by, I found they would not be open for more than an hour. I ate a sandwich and went back to the hotel. The bed was very hard and I slept poorly. It was raining at 4 am. The Nespresso machine worked well. The cab was on time. The man at the desk was nice, pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was pitiful. It was in a large bag difficult to manage with my roll-aboard and cane. My purse was zipped in an inside pocked of my down vest. When I was in the cab I saw that the breakfast included an apple and orange but no knife, a small sandwich and 2 crackers. I put them in a smaller bag that I tied to the luggage I had paid for breakfast at a 4 star hotel. This was very poor. I have had other breakfasts, even from 1 or 2 star properties as take-away through the years. But I never had a sandwich I had to reassemble from loose bread, a slice of cheese and a slice of meat. I was just so happy to be out of that horrible hotel and away from those horrible people and headed for Malta that I put my mind on other things. Unfortunately, I stayed at the supposed 4-star Livingston last month. Many, many issues. Among other things, I arrived in rain, told me I could take a look at the restaurant abut not that it was closed for season even though website said open for 3 more days. I have stayed, at a minimum, at over 50 hotels, mostly in Italy and Spain since 2015. Lowest rating I gave, until today was 4 stars. It was raining when I arrived.. I opened the door to the Hotel and found a flight of stairs. (I had confirmed in Oct that there was an elevator and the restaurant would be open until Nov 15th) Since I said I had difficulty with stairs, I always ask first. Etiquette would have told me about the flight to the Lobby. Other hotels had – but they were usually only 2 or 3 steps, not a full flight. I heard women laughing & called out to be sure I was at the right location. No response. I walked up the flight of stairs, rounded the corner and asked. I also wanted to verify that they did have an elevator before going back for my suitcase.. I am 70 and was standing there, trying to catch my breath, fumbling with an umbrella, leaning on my cane. I said I wanted to verify the elevator as I was having a problem carrying my bag up the flight of steps. One of the women pointed & said the elevator was around the corner. No one offered to get the Bellman to help me. I was told to come back in 2 hrs to check-in. I asked if a different type of room wou1ld be ready ”now”. She repeated check-in time. Of the 11 places I stayed on this trip in the off-season, the only other time I had to wait was at the Albergo Senato, next door to the Pantheon. He apologized that they were full but he did have a room that would be clean in an hour – 2 hrs before check-in. The Livingston appeared nearly empty. Dark, dingy and empty – but not 4-star. I did not meet anyone else at Reception any of the times I was there. When I came back I was told my bag was in the room. I had difficulty getting in and found I had been told the wrong room number. The key fit the room next door. I sat at the desk with the bright light, to try to get online. It took about 15 minutes and then I checked for EM. I went to power up my tablet bit I found no luggage. I called the desk. Over a minute of laughing. Finally answered and I asked if it was Reception. I asked if she spoke English. She said she did but didn’t understand. With no one responding I went downstairs. … Skip ahead 10 minutes – found they gave me the wrong key and my luggage was in the correct room. I tried to see the room, but the bellman guided me out. I have done stage design for the theater and can grasp a layout very quickly. I asked for the room. 306, or whatever the correct room was, that should be mine. I paid for it and wasn’t happy with the wrong room. The correct room was bigger and had a large stuffed comfy-looking arm chair. It had 4 full windows. The wrong room was small and you could not watch the TV without moving the high-back straight desk chair. The only chair. That chair had to be pushed in to get to the bath as the room was small and aisle was tight. That room had 2 large and large and 2 small windows. He said I needed to speak with the manager downstairs. I presented the same arguments at the front desk. The woman at the desk said she was the manager and I had used the 1st room so she couldn’t change me. I said I only sat at the desk to get online and check my email. She countered that that couldn’t be verified. It was very easy for anyone to verify – and why had the bellman refused when he was right in the wrong room to drop the bag? She repeated that she was in charge. I told her that anyone could go look. I had not removed the paper from the toilet, unwrapped the water glasses or “used” the room. The bed was still made and there were no drops of water in the sink. My heart was racing and I was afraid I might have a heart attack. As I had to leave on the 5 AM train to catch my ferry to Malta in the morning, I did not want to be standing in the lobby at 4 AM being told they had called for a taxi when they had not, so I dropped the matter. I’d be in Malta soon enough. I went to my room to rest for an hour. Then I asked when the restaurant would be open. (I had gone up to look at it when I first arrived and was not told it was closed. The website said it would close for the season on the 15th, and that was the 13th. I asked about the bus as the restaurants I passed in the afternoon were along the harbor and were open all day. The bus stopped near the hotel and near the restaurants. I was told there were many restaurants on Maestranza and Roma were open & a very short distance away. 80% of the other properties I stayed at would just pick up a phone and make a quick call. Or at least write down the exact name and address of the restaurant she “guaranteed” was already open. I said that when I was on those streets a few hours all the restaurants seemed to open at 7 or 7:30. Waling by, I found they would not be open for more than an hour. I ate a sandwich and went back to the hotel. The bed was very hard and I slept poorly. It was raining at 4 am. The Nespresso machine worked well. The cab was on time. The man at the desk was nice, pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was pitiful. It was in a large bag difficult to manage with my roll-aboard and cane. My purse was zipped in an inside pocked of my down vest. When I was in the cab I saw that the breakfast included an apple and orange but no knife, a small sandwich and 2 crackers. I put them in a smaller bag that I tied to the luggage I had paid for breakfast at a 4 star hotel. This was very poor. I have had other breakfasts, even from 1 or 2 star properties as take-away through the years. But I never had a sandwich I had to reassemble from loose bread, a slice of cheese and a slice of meat. I was just so happy to be out of that horrible hotel and away from those horrible people and headed for Malta that I put my mind on other things. Unfortunately, I stayed at the supposed 4-star Livingston last month. Many, many issues. Among other things, I arrived in rain, told me I could take a look at the restaurant abut not that it was closed for season even though website said open for 3 more days. I have stayed, at a minimum, at over 50 hotels, mostly in Italy and Spain since 2015. Lowest rating I gave, until today was 4 stars. It was raining when I arrived.. I opened the door to the Hotel and found a flight of stairs. (I had confirmed in Oct that there was an elevator and the restaurant would be open until Nov 15th) Since I said I had difficulty with stairs, I always ask first. Etiquette would have told me about the flight to the Lobby. Other hotels had – but they were usually only 2 or 3 steps, not a full flight. I heard women laughing & called out to be sure I was at the right location. No response. I walked up the flight of stairs, rounded the corner and asked. I also wanted to verify that they did have an elevator before going back for my suitcase.. I am 70 and was standing there, trying to catch my breath, fumbling with an umbrella, leaning on my cane. I said I wanted to verify the elevator as I was having a problem carrying my bag up the flight of steps. One of the women pointed & said the elevator was around the corner. No one offered to get the Bellman to help me. I was told to come back in 2 hrs to check-in. I asked if a different type of room wou1ld be ready ”now”. She repeated check-in time. Of the 11 places I stayed on this trip in the off-season, the only other time I had to wait was at the Albergo Senato, next door to the Pantheon. He apologized that they were full but he did have a room that would be clean in an hour – 2 hrs before check-in. The Livingston appeared nearly empty. Dark, dingy and empty – but not 4-star. I did not meet anyone else at Reception any of the times I was there. When I came back I was told my bag was in the room. I had difficulty getting in and found I had been told the wrong room number. The key fit the room next door. I sat at the desk with the bright light, to try to get online. It took about 15 minutes and then I checked for EM. I went to power up my tablet bit I found no luggage. I called the desk. Over a minute of laughing. Finally answered and I asked if it was Reception. I asked if she spoke English. She said she did but didn’t understand. With no one responding I went downstairs. … Skip ahead 10 minutes – found they gave me the wrong key and my luggage was in the correct room. I tried to see the room, but the bellman guided me out. I have done stage design for the theater and can grasp a layout very quickly. I asked for the room. 306, or whatever the correct room was, that should be mine. I paid for it and wasn’t happy with the wrong room. The correct room was bigger and had a large stuffed comfy-looking arm chair. It had 4 full windows. The wrong room was small and you could not watch the TV without moving the high-back straight desk chair. The only chair. That chair had to be pushed in to get to the bath as the room was small and aisle was tight. That room had 2 large and large and 2 small windows. He said I needed to speak with the manager downstairs. I presented the same arguments at the front desk. The woman at the desk said she was the manager and I had used the 1st room so she couldn’t change me. I said I only sat at the desk to get online and check my email. She countered that that couldn’t be verified. It was very easy for anyone to verify – and why had the bellman refused when he was right in the wrong room to drop the bag? She repeated that she was in charge. I told her that anyone could go look. I had not removed the paper from the toilet, unwrapped the water glasses or “used” the room. The bed was still made and there were no drops of water in the sink. My heart was racing and I was afraid I might have a heart attack. As I had to leave on the 5 AM train to catch my ferry to Malta in the morning, I did not want to be standing in the lobby at 4 AM being told they had called for a taxi when they had not, so I dropped the matter. I’d be in Malta soon enough. I went to my room to rest for an hour. Then I asked when the restaurant would be open. (I had gone up to look at it when I first arrived and was not told it was closed. The website said it would close for the season on the 15th, and that was the 13th. I asked about the bus as the restaurants I passed in the afternoon were along the harbor and were open all day. The bus stopped near the hotel and near the restaurants. I was told there were many restaurants on Maestranza and Roma were open & a very short distance away. 80% of the other properties I stayed at would just pick up a phone and make a quick call. Or at least write down the exact name and address of the restaurant she “guaranteed” was already open. I said that when I was on those streets a few hours all the restaurants seemed to open at 7 or 7:30. Waling by, I found they would not be open for more than an hour. I ate a sandwich and went back to the hotel. The bed was very hard and I slept poorly. It was raining at 4 am. The Nespresso machine worked well. The cab was on time. The man at the desk was nice, pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was pitiful. It was in a large bag difficult to manage with my roll-aboard and cane. My purse was zipped in an inside pocked of my down vest. When I was in the cab I saw that the breakfast included an apple and orange but no knife, a small sandwich and 2 crackers. I put them in a smaller bag that I tied to the luggage I had paid for breakfast at a 4 star hotel. This was very poor. I have had other breakfasts, even from 1 or 2 star properties as take-away through the years. But I never had a sandwich I had to reassemble from loose bread, a slice of cheese and a slice of meat. I was just so happy to be out of that horrible hotel and away from those horrible people and headed for Malta that I put my mind on other things.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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hirschwrites wrote a review Dec 2019
Chesterfield, Missouri622 contributions130 helpful votes
Nice place on the water in Ortigia. Well-furnished rooms. Rooftop breakfast buffet. In easy walking distance to everything on Ortigia. Nice gathering place on first floor. Quiet location. Accomodating staff.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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DV52 wrote a review Nov 2019
Mukilteo, Washington116 contributions53 helpful votes
We had a large room with an absolutely huge picture window facing the sea. The view was fantastic and the location convenient for walking Ortigia. There is a great view of the city and sea from the rooftop terrace where breakfast is served. The breakfast buffet itself was very good, with a nice variety of dishes. Our room was a little tired and needs some extra attention. The medallion on the ceiling was broken in half and the curtains were dusty. There is a drop celing when you first enter the room, and the ceiling tiles there were misaligned, giving us a view in to the crawl space between floors. My husband was able to straigten those. Yes, we could have called maintenance but we didn't want to wait around. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nice with an interesting shower surround. I feel that with extra cleaning and a few repairs, this would be a much better room.
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paulK5453ED wrote a review Nov 2019
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Situated along the Sea Wall the Hotel Livingston provides great views of the sea and is only a relatively short walk to the island's many attractions. The hotel has a lovely roof top area with wonderful views of the city as well as the sea. The breakfast room offers great views too, but perhaps the best thing about breakfast is Claudia. She does a wonderful job serving her guests in both the breakfast room and also at the front desk. Claudia made our stay in Ortigia really enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Craig wrote a review Aug 2019
Kew Gardens, New York9 contributions19 helpful votes
My best friend and I stayed there for two nights. It was an impressive, clean, charming hotel. We had a balcony room overlooking the water in a slightly secluded corner of Ortigia. It was the perfect spot, easily walkable to all Ortigia spots.The staff was friendly and helpful. Would absolutely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Driving is tricky by the hotel though the hotel's valet parking saved us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Livingston
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Livingston?
Nearby attractions include Ortigia (0.2 miles), Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo (0.1 miles), and La Piazza Duomo (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Livingston?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Livingston?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Livingston?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Livingston?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Livingston?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ammucca - Sicilian Quality Meat Food, Evoe Wine Bar Shop, and Cod da Saretta, Merluzzo fritto.
Does Hotel Livingston have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Livingston offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Livingston?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Livingston?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Livingston?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Greco (1.6 miles), Jewish Bath (1.7 miles), and Latomia del Paradiso (1.5 miles).
Does Hotel Livingston have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.