To be fair - I usually stay at Hilton, Hyatt, or other properties which are basically guaranteed to be at a level that is appropriate to the cost. My wife and I had a three day window in our 19 day vacation in Sicily (still on it) and needed to burn three days in between the Hilton Giardini Nexos and rental property in Cefalu. We chose this hotel based on reviews. Frankly as I sit in this house now in Cefalu, I wish I had stayed.
Everything thing at this hotel is run extremely well and above board. It is a historic house / farm that has been turned into a top notch hotel. I want to give a special mention to Sylvia at the front desk - she was who greeted us when we checked in. My three kids adored her. The rooms were well done and clean. The dinner we had there for two of the three nights was well done and features traditional Sicilian fare. The staff at dinner was outstanding and engaged as well as personal and did not mind spending some time chatting which I can do all day. Oh yes - a decent wine list as well and the deserts are fresh and with good variety.
The facilities are excellent as well with an outstanding pool. One of the best I have seen in a while. The guests are from countries across the world which made it dynamic and they were all polite as well - this place was worth every penny. I can't think of one thing that I did not like and I am known to be critical.
Finally - it is outside of Syracuse so plan for a taxi - no more than 10 minutes to the old center or bring a car.
Thanks for a wonderful visit!
- 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