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“A good address”
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Hotel Gargallo
Ranked #26 of 74 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Antwerp, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“A good address”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

IN the very center of Ortygia (Syracuse's island and historic center), the hotel is close from any point of interest. It is a small hotel (just a few rooms/floor) with lovely decoration (mosaic at the reception, old pictures of the city, warm colors) in a very old building. The staff is really helpful and they all have a great smile on their face. Rooms are spacious, clean and well decorated.
Some weak points: only Italian channels on TV (when you're stuck two days by very heavy rains and wind on Italian holidays, that means everything closed, you'd like a bit of English TV). Windows are not water-proof: floods in the room! Rooms are not acoustically isolated: you hear everything from the reception hall, and worse, from the street when a party occurs in front of the hotel's doors (until 3 o'clock). Breakfast is copious but you would certainly appreciate fresh bread, fruits, cheese rather than products from discount shops.

Room Tip: We got the room 202: two windows with balcony on the street. Great if no party in the street. Avoid...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

The hotel is great for a number of reasons: (1) very good location, right in the heart of the Ortigia Island (the Old City of Siracusa), (2) it is very chic, in an old building, with only 5 rooms per floor, (3) it has very good accomodation conditions. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Cheap parking can be found within 15 min walk. The price is fair for the quality offered.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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New York, NY
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

Pristine, historic building in the heart of Ortigia - the historic center of Siracusa. Incredibly warm staff were helpful and accomodating. The facility was very clean and nicely appointed. Our room was on the 2nd floor in the front of the building. The street was noisy on a Saturday night, but with the windows closed and the A/C on, we did not mind. We were shown another room in the back that was one-quarter the size. Our room had a 20-foot ceiling with a hand-painted mural on the ceiling. Great place for a few day's stay. No scenic view, however. Breakfast was the typical tourist bkfst in Italy - jams, breads, cheeses, great cappucino!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

Ortygia is one of the places that can not be missed in Sicily, and Gargallo hotel is a great place to stay. Centrally located, it is an excellent conserved old palace. Reception desk people were very kind and helpful. Breakfast is very good. In brief, do not hesitate to stay in this place! A tip: if you go by car, park it in Talete parking, at the beginning of the island, as the hotel is in the historic centre and it is difficult to drive, and in some hours is even forbidden to enter by car. Free buses from the parking leave every five minutes and go through the island.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Gargallo
Address: Via Mario Tommaso Gargallo 58, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 74 Hotels in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gargallo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Gargallo is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Syracuse in an environment rich in art and history.The Hotel is found in a recently renovated 19th century building conveniently located close to the main historic sites of island, cathedral, square aretusa spring, apollo temple etc..This location makes it easy for guests to walk around the city or take public shuttles to explore beautiful Syracuse.Open all year around, is an elegant 3*** structure. ... more   less 
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