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“Nice apartment in convenient location”
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Il Rosone
Ranked #50 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Syracuse
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice apartment in convenient location”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We visited in mid September. The apartment was large, clean, nicely decorated with some useful information leaflets/books provided. It is in a little residential square so you hear dogs barking and people going about their business but it's not too intrusive. It's very close to the Temple of Apollo and les than 10 minutes walk from the main square. There is no main window, but windows in the front doors (which can be covered over) provide enough light. Air conditioning was useful (did not notice any dampness or smell as Nora G seems to have done...). The owners picked us up from the train station to take us to the apartment, were friendly and spoke good English (sorry for our bad Italian!).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is the type of hole-in-the-wall apartment, typical for the old town ghettos of Sicily. After a night or two you'll notice that it's located in the dirtiest area of Ortygia. You'll have no window in the only room and will have to open the front door to get some fresh air (forget about privacy), but still NO chance to get rid of the humidity and strong smell of the place. The two never-walked-out pitbulls living at the balcony right above, will keep pissing just in front of your bathroom, making the smell even worse. Neighbors playing loud disco hits ("nossa nossa") all the time. Owner Delia, who was at first very friendly and spoke decent English, suddenly went like "Sorry me no English" when it came to helping us with those problems. A week later she remembered her English again, to inform us that she was not responsible for our problems, to accuse us of being immigrant-haters for having shared our opinion of the area and finally to describe our call for 50% money refund as a normal compensation for such a bad tourist experience and an obvious overprice as blackmail. LOL. It could be funny if it hadn't completely ruined our Sicily vacation. This is a VERY VERY LOW VALUE, not worth 50EUR at all, as for this price you can get a really nice B&B on the island, including room cleaning, breakfast and decent staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beijing
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had our honey moon in Italy for 15 days. We most recommend this hotel because it's very convenient and comfortable and pretty and beautiful. The owner of the hotel Delia is a very nice girl, she even took us to the temples by her car. If you have enough time, you could cook in your room. Anyway, Syracuse is a great place and the ll Rosone either!!!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

This is a cozy and very conveniently located apartment. Everything in Ortygia is just minutes of walk away. The owner, Delia, was really nice and flexible.
One thing that would need fixing here is apartment being pretty moist. It did not bother us as such, but you can smell the fungus in the air. This could be a problem for someone with respiratory problems or allergies. I suppose the problem is smaller in summer, we were there in beginning of March.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Rosone
Address: Via Sarpi, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Il Rosone 1.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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