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“ONE NIGHT IN SYRACUSA”
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Hotel Livingston
Ranked #19 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Hotel Livingston is in a great location, right of the sea front. Ortigia is so beautiful! We had a nice room with a balcony with sea view. The room was small, but with a lovely decor. The service lets the hotel down, especially for a 4 star hotel... They don't help you to get your luggage up or down the stairs to the entrance, for instance. And it took 3 days to repair the television, without any apology. If you want a map, any information or advice, you really have to press the reception before you get any. There is a so-called "roof garden" restaurant, which has no garden and is not on a roof top but just the indoors breakfast area on the top floor. When you eat there in the evening, you sit among the breakfast cereals etc., and halfway through the evening the waiter starts to set the breakfast for the next morning.
I would recommend the hotel for the location and rooms. Just don't expect 4 star service!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Hotel Livingston is a very good 4 star hotel and excellent value. Staff is very fluent in English and very helpful. It is very centrally located and wonderful views of the sea. The room is spacious, nice antique type couch/chairs, very clean and sprayed with a wonderful perfume aroma. The bed is very comfortable!!! Rooftop breakfast is good with a nice variety of cheese and fruit. Shower (OK pressure/just warm) and towels (little thin) could be upgraded. Overall, we would stay at hotel Livingston again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

What a beautiful hotel! Right on the water, close to everything! Beautiful rooms that are large and stunning. We walked to dinner one night and it was amazing to see the locals out and about around 10:00 PM to dinner or ice cream. Such a beautiful hotel and city. Fantastic breakfast in the morning! Will hopefully stay again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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london uk
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Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

I loved my 3 night stay here. The staff were very helpful and my room and bathroom clean and cool. Would come back.

  • Stayed July 2012
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

A lovely hotel in a good location. Our room was disappointingly small, and the balcony was tiny but the views we're nice.

The bathroom had a strange geeky gadgetry shower which took an age to decipher- slightly out of place!

The huge highlight though was the breakfast. In a wonderful room with beautiful views and wonderful food. I stayed in 4 hotels in Sicily after this and none of them were anywhere near the quality, even the top range 5 star places.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Catania, Italy
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We just returned from a great little getaway down on the island of Ortigia, in Siracusa. Hotel Livingston is a small hotel with tremendous Italian ambiance, combining modern conveniences in an atmosphere of an old Italian home. The rooms are first rate, and kept immaculately clean. The views of the Med are spectacular. Furnishings and decor are very "old-world", while connectivity and facilities are very modern. The staff is absolutely first-rate--always friendly, and very helpful. Many thanks to Iolanda and Annamaria for answering our many questions, helping us with dinner reservations, and taxis. This is our fourth or fifth stay at Hotel Livingston, and we will be staying there again in the near future!!! Our highest recommendation!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Livingston
Address: Via Nizza 17 | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#17 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Livingston 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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