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Hotel Borgo Pantano
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
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Melbourne Australia
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30 reviews
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“Rural Luxury”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

One of the great things about this very comfortable and well appointed luxury spa type hotel is the location. Driving around Sicily and especially finding parking spots is "fun" at the best of times, and driving through the automatic iron gates at the end of a solid day is like arriving in heaven.
The friendly staff, the huge pool, the bar, and then the restaurant all await. Our room was clean, plenty of space, super comfortable bed, no expense spared there either.
The Hotel is a good base to tour from or you can comfortably just recharge the batteries especially when that hot Sicilian sun is out.
A good spot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed at this hotel twice, and both times it exceeded all expectations!! Service with a smile, friendly staff, clean rooms, great breakfast! The grounds are peaceful and so perfect in every way! The pool and the pool area are always clean. Its also close to the centre of syracuse where we had the occasional dinner and enjoy the evening ambience of the town. Borgo Pantano is also close to a few beaches, if one needs a change from the hotel pool. We will definitely return for a shirt break when needed.

  • Stayed July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

If your Italian is lousy and you know the internet is 50% good and 50% evil then travel in the parts of Sicily one or two notches below the highlights can be a test. I am honestly not persuaded that Siracusa is worth the fuss (whoever runs the archaeological park deserves to be sacked... maps at gates with 'you are here' that are completely wrong and lousy unfriendly staff that are only grudgingly happy to relieve you of your 10 Euro entrance). BUT if you are in that part of the island, Borgo Pantano is wonderful. An oasis. Great multilingual communication. Lovely setting. The GPS gets you close enough to find your own way the final few turns. Well above average restaurant (with slightly stretched staff) but the best breakfast of any hotel we've stayed in Sicily. We probably should have skipped the day in Siracusa and just enjoyed the pool and room at Borgo Pantano.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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borgopantano, Proprietario at Hotel Borgo Pantano, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest from New York,
Thank you from our heart for the beautiful words you've dedicated to us. For us it's really important and it gives us the energy to always go on doing our best. We are really sorry that you had a wrong impression of Syracuse. I believe because you arrived late at night and you only had the time during the morning to visit the greec theater. Our city disposes of the Island Ortigia, one of the largest and important historical center of Italy, Unesco-site, where it's possibile to admire a lot of historical testemonies of a lot inviasion of folks like Byzantine, Arabs, Norman, Spanish, Greecs, Romans all in the same place.
This part of Sicily is considered one of the most beautiful also because of its cristal blue water of the sea, with Capo 'Passero', the most southly part of Sicily, where two seas meet each other, the Mediterranean Sea and Ionian Sea. We have beautiful natural reserves, as Vendicari where you can do birth watching and also see pink flamingos in a certain period of the year. We have the Canyon of Cavagrande that is crossed by small waterfalls that forms suggestive little pools.
There are so many things to see in Syracuse and surroundings, that on our website we've dedicated a space especially for the intineraries there are to see.
The Sicilian persons are really famous for their hospitality, we are sorry that you've met one of the bad apple between all the good apples and we are really disappointed for this.

We want to end with hoping that when you return in Italy and in particular in Sicily, you offer us the chance to show you the beauty and the soul of our city.

Warm greetings,
From all of the Staff of Borgo Pantano and the owner Giusi Orefice.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

What a fantastic hidden treasure. It's got all the charm of a rustic retreat with all the luxury of a 5 star spa hotel. The team just can't do enough to ensure you feel welcome and have a wonderful stay. The food was delicious, we both had fantastic massages and spent hours relaxing by the beautiful pool. Before we left we inquired about hotels near Palermo for 3 days down the line and the staff (who all speak fantastic English and encourage you to practice your Italian) went out of their way checking the Internet and calling hotels to ensure we ended our Sicilian stay in the same style we started it. I will go back again and again - Thank you for a wonderful time Borgo Pantano!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for two nights and we cannot recommend it highly enough! From our very first impression we were impressed :-) The room we had was beautiful lovely and airy with a mezzanine level with a fine big double bed. The roof had exposed wooden beams in the ceiling so it really felt like we were in a country hide away. Breakfast was out of this world by far the best we had for our whole trip, a wide choice of food to suit any palate. Everything was freshly prepared no tinned fruit or stale brioche here! The ladies in the dinning area were extremely friendly too and looked after us royally. The hotel is situated in a natural reserve and the grounds are extremely peaceful. The pool area is very relaxing with very comfortable recliners and plenty of them too which is always a plus no dashing to get a seat! A small beach hut size bar is available for refreshments and a light bites for lunch are available until 3 poolside. The hotel is quite small and it is obvious from the first moment that the personal touch is very important to the owners and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. We ate in the restaurant one evening as after our breakfast experience we knew dinner would be a treat. We ate like lords and again everything presented to us was top notch and freshly prepared. In terms of services the hotel has free wifi through out the hotel and while we saw a sign for a games room for kids we didn't investigate it further. The pool area also had some lovely hammocks and large four poster beds where you could take some shade from the fabulous sun shine. I would recommend this hotel to anyone it caters for all ages although I think some might find it a little too quiet. We really enjoyed our stay and even attempted to prolong our stay but it was fully booked! We'd go back in a heartbeat easily the most beautiful place we've stayed in all our travels :-) La vita e veramente bella a Borgo Pantano :-)

Room Tip: The mezzanine room was really lovely beside the courtyard 117
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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borgopantano, Direttore at Hotel Borgo Pantano, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear lovely guests,

We thank you so much for your review! Your compliments overwhelms our hart with warmth. We've really enjoyed reading everything you've written. We are so happy that you had a wonderful stay, you liked your room and felt treated like royalty. It's only a huge pleasure and honor for us to receive such nice comments.
...Because always remember , your smile is our energy!!!!

Lots of greetings...
All of us at Borgo Pantano
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

This hotel had a wonderful setting and pool. It is located in the country not too far from Siracusa. Breakfast was included and was an exceptional buffet. Great place to return to after a long day of biking.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Borgo Pantano deserves every single excellent review on TripAdvisor. The personnell is sincerely friendly and helpfull. Food and wines are excellent and have a good price:quality. The property is really beautifull with all the olive and citrus trees.. a real mediterranean paradise.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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borgopantano, Direttore at Hotel Borgo Pantano, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear lovely guests,

Wow! What a nice review!
The whole personnel, owners and Direction of Borgo Pantano thanks you so much for the nice words you dedicated to us! It keeps on going on with the good job!!! We are also happy you liked our garden with different kind of trees, a symbol of our beautiful island, our TERRA DI SICILIA!

Sunny greetings from Borgo Pantano!
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Property: Hotel Borgo Pantano
Address: Traversa Fontana Mortella, 13 int. 4, 96100 , Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Syracuse
#1 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#1 Family Hotel in Syracuse
#2 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Borgo Pantano 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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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