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Case Vacanze Damarete
London
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

I found this property on holiday rentals, the family was excited and looking forward to our holiday. The website clearly stated the rates and the lady in charge sent an email quoting the price for a two week stay and asked for the deposit. I arranged with my bank to make the Euro transfer and paid the associated bank charges and sent her confirmation. She emailed thanking me, all seemed great.

She then decided to raise the price knowing I had committed to the deposit. I was forced to cancel, losing bank charges wasted time etc., I am very lucky that I have an excellent bank that STOPPED THE PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY; be very careful doing business with Ms ‘Lucy’ Lucia Lopes.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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lucyelles, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Case Vacanze Damarete, responded to this review, July 8, 2010
Google Translation
Cio' che il signore dice, non risulta' veritiero, in quanto si e' trattato solo di un equivoco, dovuto al fatto che parlavamo due lingue diverse.Non mi permetterei affatto di aumentare i prezzi del tariffario,anzi ai miei ospiti concedo sempre la possibilita' di uno sconto.Chi mi ha conosciuto, sa come svolgo il mio lavoro, rendendomi disponibile a risolvere qualunque problema, qualora c'e' ne fossero; Al residence la gente viene accolta con il sorriso, lo stesso che le persone hanno quando ripartono, e questo e' testimonianza di quanto si sono trovati bene, quasi come a casa loro.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed April 27, 2010

Welcoming, gracious hosts in a terrific location. This flat was very spacious and well equipped, also with a lovely roof terrace. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ortygia itself is magical and well worth visiting if you love to wander through historical sites.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 31, 2010

We often stay in apartments when we are in Europe, and seldom have we been welcomed as warmly and as graciously as at Casa Damarete. The apartment was perfectly located in a lovely area, very convenient, and it was clean and pretty and well-equipped. Our hostess met us at the bus station, provided us with cake, wine, mineral water, and fruit, and took us to a neighborhood grocery store when we asked how to find one. She was helpful, friendly, and available for any help we needed. The high-speed internet connection was excellent. We made good use of the washing machine, and laundry dried quickly when hung on the line on the terrace at the top of the building. The apartment had plenty of space, and it was light and airy, with windows that could be safely left open to keep the apartment fresh and aired. For English-speaking visitors, a smattering of "travel Italian" would be useful here, but not essential. We would love to come back to Siracusa someday, and if we do, we will definitely try to return to Casa Damarete. Thanks, Lucia!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Case Vacanze Damarete
Address: Via Alagona 67, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Damarete is located in the heart of the island of Ortigia, the Siracusa's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Residence is constituted by four independent apartments of different sizes that can accommodate from 2 to 4 people depending on their size (with the possibility of adding a single bed in each apartment and hold up to 5 people). Each apartment is equipped with TV, air conditioning, wi-fi system, kitchen and bathroom. The complex is only 30 meters away from the sole solarium in the historical center. The prices vary according to the period of the staying and the size of the apartments. The prices refer to 2 people. All prices include the consumption of electrical energy for a maximum consumption power of 50 kwh per week.The amount of electricity you use in excess will have to be paid at 36 cents per kwh. (At your arrival the light meter will be read). ... more   less 
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