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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words can't describe how perfect this hotel was. The old style Italian decor (it was opened in 1862) and the friendliness and openness of all the staff. I had a wonderful time here and hope to return one day again. The rooms are old and a little old school but it only adds to the charm. The beds are comfortable.... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

The strenght of Grand Hotel Villa Politi is in our Guests, who like you choose to live our home and our service. Our cuisine is our pride, only in the first half of August more than 600 people chose to have dinner at our Restaurant choosing from our Grand Carte. We are especially careful about the hotel maintenance, and we... More 

london
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78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel , some grand features , with very helpful friendly staff - just set too far out of town. Great pool area , good breakfast ( could have done with more hot choices) , very fancy reception area. Only real drawback is that its a long walk into the main area - through a very scruffy part of town.... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

A GOOD HOTEL THANKS TO ITS GREAT POSITION!!! Far away from the pit and the chaos, two steps from the sea, inside the archeological area, over the Latomie dei Cappuccini, in the heart of town… close to the Archaeological Museum, the Sanctuary, the Greek Theatre, the Papyrus Museum, Saint Lucy Church, Saint John’s Cathacombs… and if you want to ignore... More 

Vasteras, Sweden
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A whiff of a bygone era, however somewhat stale. Rooms ok and a nice garden but the setting was a really boring residential area, two km to the town center. Rather irritating though not not be able to get something to eat upon arrival around two o'clock in the afternoon. Neither in the restaurant nor in the bar. Nothing much... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

The restaurant closes for lunch at 2:00 PM , but the snack bar in the pool is open from 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM ... no one in the GH Villa Politi stay hungry !!! Our beach to the sea at 200 meters from the hotel . It is true, the beach towel has a minimal cost for the rental... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in room 320 and did not like my room for three reasons. 1) There was a large crack and hole in the plaster round the door to our room 2) the view from our balcony was awful looking onto a court yard below with a large skylight covered in a blue plastic tarpawlin and the peeling paint work... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

don’t want to respond specifically to your critics on the room AND ON OUR CLEANING : I invite who choose us to ask to stay in the DIRTY superior double room 320 with a nice terrace and a beautiful view… More 

Catania, Italy
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location and hotel! Outstanding proficient and professional staff. The kindest staff of all hotels I've been to so far. The restaurant features nice and rich variety of excellent quality meals from breakfast through lunch and dinner, and their happy hour is excellent! Top notch hotel manager and top notch hotel quality!

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

: ) : ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ) These are the smiling faces of my staff ... the staff of G H Villa Politi. Thank you ; ) More 

Jyvaskyla
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the hotel were very helpful, and it was a really enjoyable stay. It is indeed a "Grand" hotel to stay in - good architecture, impressive to look at, large public rooms, lovely terrace at the front, good pool facilities with a bar, happy hour for a cocktail with a small buffet, comfortable room, good quality breakfast, ample... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

We are glad to have left such a beautiful memory in you. Me and all the staff from Grand Hotel Villa Politi thank you from the bottom of our Heart for choosing us and for your precious compliments. A big hug! More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hotel on the basis that it was the only one in Syracuse that has a pool and we thought this would be needed during our 6 night stay (it was)... The hotel itself is nice enough it was clearly very grand in its day but I am not sure people are looking for this sort of thing... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

I do hope your main job is to be a Critic. Nowadays is a trendy job and you really put a lot of effort into it… it doesn’t really make a difference if you are an Art Critic, a Gastronomical Critic… what really matters is to critic… always! One thing that I do not accept though, is when you say... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great potential to be so much better, but not enough money spent on improvements (and not fast enough). Main gripes: old fashioned bathrooms (old jacuzzi baths, who wants these now, nobody. Replace with proper showers please). Breakfast arrangement most peculiar with guests having to share tables. Would recommend they buy new furniture for main room, so that they can easily... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

I had not realized this was the “Counsellors&Critics Week”! We always accept critics and precious advices, yet this time I prefer not to answer… I leave to our other Guests the freedom to choose and to “realize” themselves if your judgment is valid and fair. BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO DISAPPOINT ANYONE! More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely 6 nights at this charming hotel, as part of our trip around Sicily and really could not fault it. Had a lovely room at the front of the hotel with a view of the gardens and sea. The room was spacious and clean with good air conditioning. The breakfast buffet was good and frequently replenished and the... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

We work every day with passion, we put our Heart, we put our Guests at the center of our attention, cuddling them… THIS IS WHAT WE ARE, THIS IS WHAT WE OFFER. We at Grand Hotel Villa Politi are not better than others… but for sure we are different, different for STRENGHT! Thanks from the bottom of our Heart. More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of our tour of Sicily. When we arrived we couldn't believe how beautiful the hotel looks and it is exactly the same on the inside. Very Italian inside and ever so luxurious! Very helpful and friendly staff, both on the desk and in the restaurant. The room was gorgeous and had a... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

It is what everyone of our Guests feels that matters to us, often contrasting feelings experienced by different Guests in the same place: many are happy and satisfied, some are disappointed, a few prefer instead to rage out of sheer spite. To all of you I say thank you, thank you for choosing us, thank you for dedicating your precious... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Villa Politi is an unique hotel in the world. It is unique because it stands on the suggestive “Latomie” and on the ancient cliff.Art, culture, politics and nobility. A lot of famous people who have stayed at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi: Princes and Kings from all over Europe. Our Piemonte’s Princes, D’Annunzio, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope John Paul II, the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. We put the customer and its total satisfaction at the center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Villa Politi

Address: Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range: $83 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Villa Politi 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Syracuse
Grand Hotel Politi
Grand Hotel Villa Politi Sicily/Syracuse, Italy
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#24 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
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