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Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa

Passaggio Adorno 10/12, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy
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#39 of 83 hotels in Syracuse
The magnificent neoclassical facade of the Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa dominates the harbour of Siracusa in Sicily, from its position on the island of Ortigia. This five-star historical hotel has the elegance and style typical of the grand European hotels and features refined balconies overlooking the sea. Step in style into the grand entrance hall and admire the precious marble floors, the stucco works and gold decor of the walls and high ceilings. This luxury hotel offers world class services in a unique environment.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Rooftop bar
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina View
Great View
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suzanne j wrote a review Jan 2019
NYC16 contributions14 helpful votes
Upon arriving at this hotel my small group of ten were directed to their respective rooms. Most of the group were put into the main part of the hotel and my husband and I and another couple were sent to the attached building. The hotel lobby was a series of cold drab rooms and during our stay I noticed that the front desk was often unattended. When entering my room I was a bit shocked based on the price and the other hotels we had stayed at on this trip. The room was awful, smelled of mold and furnishings were old and quite well “used”. We went down to the lobby to check to see if the other building was a bit more livable and were told their were no rooms available. We were ready to change hotels but they found us (and the other couple in our building) rooms in the main building. They were marginally better. A little m,ore room and no odors Our room was in the front of the building and very noisy. Our friends were in the room next door to us and they thought they wer doing construction during the night on the room above us. I am not sure where the noise came from but it was quite a disturbance during the night. Bathroom horribly appointed with no room for any of your toiletries. Breakfast was acceptable but nothing special. Fortunately we only had two nights to deal with. Definitely would not recommend this hotel. Location was the only plus
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Stay in another hotel
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Gregory c wrote a review Nov 2018
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed three nights in October 2018. A lovely, older style hotel, with beautiful classical features. Lots of silver fittings in the bathroom. Very comfortable room and bed. We loved the breakfasts in the rooftop dining room, both the food and the views overlooking both the small bay and the old city. A minor issue with the shower over the bath - water leaked under the glass screen onto the bathroom floor. Required use of more towels than we wanted to mop up water. Use of the small heated pool and sauna was really nice on a cold, rainy day.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Andreas K wrote a review Nov 2018
Ortisei, Italy5 contributions2 helpful votes
We found rust in the shower. The beds and towels had a bad smell. Dont expect a good breakfast. They use cheap food. The building could have a nice charme but there would be too much to do so fortunately they close. The only good thing is the view but we left after our first night.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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BusyBee wrote a review Nov 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom897 contributions127 helpful votes
In it's heyday, I'm sure this must have been a very grand and impressive building. Today, though it still boasts many of the original features of historic art deco opulence, I'm afraid the shine has worn away. Saying that, we found our stay here comfortable and very convenient. As the title of this review suggests, the location of this hotel is outstanding and somewhat makes up for any little flaws it may have. Directly behind the hotel is the main piazza with the fabulous Duomo and many restaurants, cafes and bars. The breakfast room is lovely, with views of the huge yachts and other assorted vessels and the breakfast itself is plentiful and has loads of choice with fresh, local ingredients, hot and cold dishes and fresh pastries etc. The spa area was ok but only the pool was in use. There was no sauna, steam or jacuzzi available during our stay. The sun terrace was also out of operation so to enjoy a day relaxing in the sun it was necessary to pay for a bed at one of the private solariums around the island. The views from the roof terrace are second to none but you do pay a premium price for drinks, snacks and food for the privilege. Not sure we'd stay at this particular hotel again but we did enjoy our stay on Ortigia.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: High floor with sea views are best.
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galloping_grannie wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom692 contributions291 helpful votes
This beautiful old lady is about to close for a complete (and much needed) re-furb. But those who say that this is a 1 star hotel clearly haven't ever actually stayed in one star accommodation! Huge rooms with beautiful old furniture, marble floors, balconies with a spectacular view over the bay from all of the front rooms, good soundproofing (you can hear the man in the next room snoring in most 1 and 2 star hotels!), big bathroom, fluffy white towels, adequate air con - although really not needed when we were there - better to have the window open! Quiet at night. Thankfully few lackeys and other accoutrements of most up-market hotels who want to carry bags, fold toilet paper, and bow and scrape at every turn. Reception staff were charming and helpful, as were the staff in the dining room at breakfast, but the poor chamber maid is seriously over-worked and had difficulty getting round during the 4 nights that we stayed - disgracefully understaffed in an important area of customer service. She was still doing our room at 4pm one day, having been on the floor when we went out at 10am. And the floors didn't always get cleaned. Excellent breakfast buffet to accommodate all varieties of custom. Lovely fresh breakfast rolls and cakes, real yoghurt, fresh fruit - and very good espresso coffee freshly made. The plumbing was splendidly Heath Robinson, but worked. There are probably better value hotels in Ortygia, but not with this view!
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Get a sea-view room - it is worth it!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Ortigia (0.3 miles), La Piazza Duomo (0.1 miles), and Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Evoe Wine Bar Shop, Softlandya, and Siculish - Street Food Experience.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Greco (1.5 miles), Jewish Bath (1.8 miles), and Latomia del Paradiso (1.4 miles).
Does Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.