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Domus Mariae Benessere
Ranked #22 of 74 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
1 review
“Beautiful room and very pleasant staff”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The room I stayed in had a sea view and was elegantly furnished.
Free bikes were available on request and very much added to the pleasure of my trip. Breakfast was ample and varied.
The staff were attentive and helpful without being intrusive.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Ruby,
thank you for spending your time on writing your review.
We're glad to read you stayed well and we hope to welcome you next time.

Kind regards
Sister Rosamaria
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Rooms were large and well appointed, Bathroom was larger than most and the location is terrific, right near the water. We used the parking facilities provided and walked everywhere we went, even to the Ruins. Spent almost all of our two days on the island so the car park was important.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Mike,
thank you so much for you 5-points review.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, especially room, position and parking facilities.

We hope to see you again during your next trip.

Kind regards
Sister Rosamaria
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed four nights in the converted convent and despite the busy streets of Syracuse and Ortegia, we found peace and tranquility at the Domus Mariae Benessere.
The rooms were tidy and clean although our spa bath was in need of attention. The power jets were not working and there was some sealant missing.
The rooftop terrace is ideal if you want some early morning sun. There are four sun loungers which we used twice and apart from the occasional nun we hardly saw a soul.
There are seating areas where you can eat your lunch, read a book or look out over the sea.
Just around the corner from the hotel is a street market where you can buy fresh fish, vegetables and cheese.
The hotel has a small indoor pool with spa jets to ease your aches and pains but this needs to be booked in advance but you will have it all to yourself.
Breakfast is reasonable but if you are not there early then there is sometimes not much left.
Overall we found the staff friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Simon,
thank you for your review.
We're happy that you enjoyed our terrace, cleanness and the SPA.

As regard breakfast time, sometimes it took few minutes to refill dishes and we always try to do it as fast as we can. We're sorry if sometimes it isn't like this.

We hope to welcome you again during your next stay in Sicily.
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

A bit pricey but worth the money. Other reviews state the parking problem. We were fortunate to get a place in the lot and didn't move it until the next day when we were leaving. The room was beautiful and very clean. We had a room that faced a courtyard. We were tired and we had our own bottle of wine so we got take out pizza and sat in the courtyard -- alone :-) The breakfast was the best of all that we had in our 2 weeks in Sicily! There were many home made cakes, puddings, bread...The hotel is a converted convent and there are a few sisters around but the rooms did not look like a nunnery (my husband's name for it).

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your time writing this review.
As you already told, parking is usually easy (a bit less in week end and holidays): we have 4 parking spaces for free, but there're also the little square and the seaside.
As concern room facilities, they are classic and warm coloured in blue, green and red, with minibar, tv and air conditioning.
We are happy you enjoyed your breakfast.

We hope to see you again, next time during your next trip in Sicily.

Kind regards
Sister Rosamaria
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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. Great location in Ortygia, easy walking distance to enjoy the island. Nicely decorated hotel with a great rooftop terrace with lots of comfortable seating. Directions on how to get to the terrace are posted in the lift (elevator). Enjoyed a picnic lunch and a sunset bottle of wine and snacks while enjoying the view and the cool sea breeze! Great breakfast with a good variety. As this is a converted convent run by a small group of nuns, there is a small, beautiful chapel, too. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for choosing our hotel and for writing a review.
We're happy to read a lot of positive things, such as the location, the roof top terrace on the sea, and our breakfast.
The church dedicated to St. Filippo Neri is our pearl.
Our Staff hope to welcome you during your next trip to Sicily.

Kind regards
Sister Rosamaria
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a great hotel and spa. Rooms and bathroom large and attractive. Could have used a shower curtain but that was minor. The roof top terraces were great, the spa terrific, breakfast enjoyable, and there was an attached church to visit as this is still part of an active convent. It is a little remote and a few blocks from the main areas of Ortygia but after 2 nights we were no longer getting lost and it was a very walkable and pleasant.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Michael,
thank you for your review.
We are very happy to read that your experience has been "great".

We hope to see you again in our Hotel.

Kind regards
Sister Rosamaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We only had one night here but it was very classy and a great place to explore Ortygia from. The breakfast was superb and regularly topped up so you could start the day feeling really rested and fed. Didn't get a chance to try the spa but I'm sure it would be good it looked great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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domusdirettrice, Direttore at Domus Mariae Benessere, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Madame,
thank you for your review.
We're glad to read about your satisfying experience.
We're happy that you enjoyed your breakfast with typicaL and home made products (cheese, yogurt and cakes).

We hope to see you again, maybe to enjoy our SPA.

Kind regards
Sister Rosamaria
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Property: Domus Mariae Benessere
Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 89, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Syracuse
#23 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Domus Mariae Benessere 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the magnificent Interlandi Palace built in 1300, a unique place to relax body and mind. 21 rooms, divided into single, double and triple rooms and junior suites, all with private bathroom, air conditioned and equipped with direct dial telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe and hairdryer. In our spa you can have beauty and wellness treatments, with specific routes for every need. Emotional shower with aromatherapy and color therapy, meditation cave steam, Kneipp, pool, spa, beauty center, fully equipped gym. Our staff is on hand to answer any queries ... more   less 
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