We went here for three nights and this stay was definitly to short. The perfect stay already starts at the check in. We were welcomed in an excellent way and that feeling lasted the whole stay. We had booked a mini suite and this was fantastic (I spent businesswise about 100 nights per year in a hotel so I am a little bit fed up with the standard hotels). It is decorated very stylish. modern and warm (check the pictures; in real the rooms-suites are even better).
When you walk from your room to the pool area it.is liking walking into al little paradise. Finally a hotel with more beds, lounge sets then guests at he pool. There is a little bar at the pool with quality drinks (fine wines, excellent coffee etc) and next to it there is a very nice environment where you can have a lunch. I have read the reviews about the diner and I don't agree with the negative ones. We took a lunch twice and went all three evenings for diner. All meals were great and you can choose from about 25 Sicilian wines, all very nice priced (12 to 20 euro's). It says it all that we've eaten here 5 times because we don't like eating in hotels. Normally we go out eating in the better restaurants (see my other reviews) but in this hotel we had excellent lunches and diner. The whole experience is completed with an excellent staff. They have a motto (yuor smile gives us energy) and they live up to it. All staff is extremely friendly and very clientorientated (ok one exception. not the male waiter in the restaurant but this was compensated by his female colleague's). We were not the only ones that came back every evening in the restaurant; each time we saw the same guests. So the quality and the service must be excellent. Is there room for improvement? Sure but bear in mind that this is a four star hotel (with a 5 star service and charisma). To become a 5 star hotel they don't have to do much more: a fitness room and proactive bar service at the pool. These were the only things we were missing and we are very nitty gritty when it comes tot hotels and restaurants) This is definitly a place we will visit again, but next time for a longer period. When you book this please follow the instructions sent by the hotel how to get here. It's in the middle of nowhere bus close enough to Syracusse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Hotel Borgo Pantano, a 4 star hotel is just 7 miles from the center and the beaches of Syracuse, Italy. An ideal compromise between the countryside, sea and city of art, surrounded by nature, within the nature reserve “Cyane and Saline.” The Hotel Borgo Pantano is located on the site of an ancient farmhouse dating back to 1861, originally a farm property, full of orange trees, lemons, olives, has been completely refurbished in 2009. The challenging architectural recovery was personally supervised by the owners , who are committed to ensure that the charm of the structure remained intact, in full respect of its authenticity. The Hotel is spread over an area of 30,000 square meters, with the outstanding scenic pool, the charming Sicilian citrus grove and the large park with relaxation areas and reading, which guarantee every guest a pleasant privacy. Hotel Borgo Pantano offers many services A modern wellness center with sauna, whirlpool, emotional shower with aroma therapy and color therapy, plus a lovely sitting area to enjoy excellent teas. The hotel is also equipped with a bar, a splendid panoramic pool designed with a special entrance to “beach effect”; elegant restaurant with typical Sicilian cuisine, elegantly furnished rooms with different styles, rooms and suites with bath iacuzzi inotre all rooms are equipped with safe, minibar, LCD TV and free wi-if free. And even outside the hotel is surrounded by a spacious and beautifully landscaped garden planted with playground for the little ones, a multilingual reception, a multilingual library, an indoor games room with table tennis – table football – Nintendo Wii , discover more » ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Borgo Pantano Sicily/Syracuse, Italy