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Antico Hotel Roma 1880
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Good value, spotlessly clean, fabulous location adjoining the Cathedral of Syracuse (arguably one of the most beautiful and fascinating buildings in the world, and Syracuse certainly one of the most charming spots on the planet) Highly recommend this hotel. Very good service. Have breakfast in the piazza outside and wish that you have booked a few extra nights.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

While on a recent trip to Eastern Sicily in the area of Syracuse my wife and I decided to venture to the small city of Ortigia. To our delight the visit was wonderful, the people extremely pleasant, and the city was beautiful. We stayed a night at the Antico Hotel Roma 1880 situated next to the Duomo, and were extremely happy with our choice. The hotel was quite a surprise compared to some of the other hotels at which we stayed while visiting Sicily; it was well maintained, had nice rooms, a wonderful breakfast, and very helpful people. We were especially impressed with the doorman, Antonelo, who although was not fluent in English, was very helpful and polite. After helping us with our bags and showing us to our rooms he even refused to accept the tip we offered, saying it was his job and his pleasure to help us. If you ever get the chance to visit this lovely little city, a stay at the Roma Hotel 1880 is recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We really enjoyed this hotel. Very friendly staff,great breakfast, the best on our trip through Sicily. Lovely well presented room with a balcony overlooking a piazza. Best position to wander around beautiful Ortiga. Many choices of cafés and restaurants close by.
FYI...when arriving you may drive right up Via Roma and unload your car at the front door. Then a staff member will take your car to a garage to park for 12euro for 24 hours. We would have loved this info ourselves after driving around the place for ages looking for parking and thinking we could not go up Via Roma! ( a very tiny street and ripped off by someone saying he was a parking attendant !!)

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently stayed here for 3 nights and it is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Rooms very clean, well serviced, great patios to sit out in, breakfast extremely good, and you are in walking distance of absolutely everything. The staff are amazing, they go out of their way to help or give suggestions. Sofia even took us to the bakery and introduced us to some Sicilian delights! We also had an excellent welcome with cold juices etc. the most remarkable thing about this hotel, you get free toll calls to many countries! Thank you so much to all staff for a memorable stay.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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DirezioneHotelRoma, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Dear Madame,

thanks for your words. Here at Antico Hotel Roma 1880 all of us try to let people have good experience not only with our rooms and beds but even from the contact with every day life of sicily.
Who will remember the colour of an hotel's room after 2 months ? Maybe our customers will remember the warmth of our hospitality that is not only professional but also empathic,
What you say about free telephon calls is not strange. Modern technology allow this at a ridiculous cost and we prefer to transfer value to our customers instead of asking them money.
We also offer free bikes for discover the city as well as a welcome drink in the wonderful Minerva Square. For us a little cost for our customer a warm caress.
Best regards

Alfio Settembre

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a good stay there!
The hotel staff was very warm and friendly and the room was very big and clean;The breakfast was excellent!
But you have to know that the "dinner restaurant" is separate from the hotel (same breakfast area but different business).
I had the worst experience of my entire life there.
The staff was so rude; we asked them to have dinner inside and they said NO, we heard their rude comments .But the worst thing was the food; we ordered a dish of black mussels and after 15 minutes we felt so bad and we went to the room to vomit. I'm disappointed! It was supposed to be a great night. we were writing something to the hotel manager but the breakfast staff told us that the restaurant is separate from the hotel.
Never, Never Again!

Take the breakfast; for dinner you can choose one of the good restaurants close the hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Antico Hotel Roma is my absolute favorite hotel in Italy! The hotel is located in the best spot on Ortigia Island, right next to the Duomo. Not only is the location magnificent, but the staff are friendly, professional and will go out of their way to help you. My friend and I stayed at the Antico Hotel Roma for a week and the staff literally treated us like family. Francesco, Iris and Elena at the front desk will go out of their way to answer any questions or help you with travel arrangements. We stayed in one of the Executive double rooms which are large and airy, with 2 balconies that open up to the piazza and the town. The buffet breakfast is wonderful and plentiful and the wait staff are couldn't be friendlier or more professional. This was my second time at this hotel and I hope it will be one of many more stays. Thanks to all the wonderful people at Antico Hotel Roma for a wonderful stay!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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DirezioneHotelRoma, Direttore at Antico Hotel Roma 1880, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Dear Mrs Linda,
what to say ? Thanks for your words and for the smiles you gave us during your stay. Those were the best reward for all of us.
The little inconvenience of your travel have been forgotten with our help and all the people here have been happy to help you.
We also hope to have you back again in the next future.

best regards

Alfio Settembre

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Antico Hotel Roma 1880 offers the business traveler a host of conveniences that make it the clear choice for the business traveler to Siracusa. The staff, including Sofia, Elisa, and Enzo are knowledgeable, multi-lingual, and can assist with any transportation or reservation need. The single rooms are immaculately clean, thoughtfully furnished, and temperature controlled. The bathrooms are modern and commodious. The free Internet WiFi in the rooms and the computer station in the lobby offer high-speed connectivity at any time. The breakfast and excellent restaurant are to the highest standards of quality and service. If there is time for touring or relaxing in Sircusa's center, the main tourist attractions are a short distance away on foot or by car service. Rates are reasonable, so value for the money is high.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Address: Via Roma 66 | Island of Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#5 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#11 Family Hotel in Syracuse
#17 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range: $161 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Antico Hotel Roma 1880 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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Roma Hotel Syracuse
Antico Hotel Roma 1880 Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

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