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Hotel Gargallo
Ranked #25 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Carlsbad, California
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436 reviews
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“Ortigia...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

The hotel is located in the 19th century building renovated recently with care. It has elegant interiors and wide open stairs. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms have tall ceilings some painted with colorful frescoes are spacious and nicely furnished. Free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Large bathroom with nice toiletries. If you are lucky enough, you can find a parking space nearby but it's very limited. Within a walking distance there are many fine restaurants.
In the Syracuse area, do not miss: The Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Temple of Apollo and the Catacombs of St.John.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Banff, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The big plus of the Gargallo is its location, right in the middle of Ortigia and walking distance to everything you want to visit.

Finding the hotel by car is a challenge -- we had a printout of their map from the website, and still had to park the car and walk around to find it. Fair enough. Ortigia is for pedestrians and a car is just an impediment there.

The hotel itself is plain jane. There are, of course, no real views because of the location -- you're surrounded by other buildings. Our room looked out on a paved courtyard shared with residential properties. The staff members are pleasant, the room was OK but a bit gloomy, the breakfast was less varied and generous than many others we encountered in Sicily. It was an inexpensive option and reasonable value for the price we paid.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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margaret river
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Everything was perfect, the staff were amazing and even helped us with the parking as this can be a problem but they have a spot that is roped off, it's more like a small hotel, free wifi, clean and well appointed rooms for a reasonable rate.
Location was great too

  • Stayed July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

A B&B in a good location in the old town. Finding it by car was tricky and when we got there, they had one parking space which we were fortunately able to take. The room we had, 205, was smaller compared to the others that we glanced at when they were cleaning, but sufficed. It was clean, but the shower in the bathroom leaked onto the floor, and the shower head has seen better days. Free wifi is a plus, though slow, and the walls were thin such that we heard the TV from the next room, though not too bad as it was switched off before we went to bed. Breakfast buffet was smaller, but again, sufficed.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

We just spent four nights in the Hotel Gargallo on the island of Ortygia (Siracusa, Italy's old city). On a tiny side street with barely enough room for one car, there was absolutely no traffic noise. Simona greeted us when we arrived with an efficient check-in and even helped us upstairs with our luggage. We could walk all over the island, down it's winding, narrow streets and along the waterfront from the Hotel Gargallo. Breakfast was simple, rolls, sweet baked goods, 3 types of juice, yogurt, cheeses, sliced meats, fresh fruit and a coffee machine with great Cappicino as well as espresso, cafe Americano, hot milk, hot chocolate and hot water for tea. If we get a chance to return to Siracusa some day, we would definitely try to book a room there again. My only complaint would be about the pillows being so hard.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Ortygia is the old heart of Syracusa.
In total contrast to mainland Syracusa - to which it is linked by bridges - almost every street is made up of historic buildings. From palazzos and churches to small houses - in various states of repair- they are rich in carved stone detailing and give a very strong feeling of being in somewhere very old and unique.

Hotel Gargallo is a small hotel that has been sensitively restored, retaining the special quality of the building, whilst providing a rooms with clean, modern facilities, including free wi-fi. I loved the stone detailing above the doorcase of the middle first floor room and the stone panelling around the upper stairwell. There is also a very special painted ceiling in one suite.

Despite us having almost no italian, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had keys for the front door, allowing us to come and go as we pleased.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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323 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

Reasonably priced, in the middle of Ortygia part of Siracusa, this small hotel has very nice rooms (in a 3*** to actually have a place in the bathroom to put your stuff - wow) with helpful staff. Only issue, is if you are driving, you have to park your car a ways away, and about 7 euros for 24 hrs. If not driving HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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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 #25 of 75 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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