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“Avoid Despite Guidebook Recommendation”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Archimede

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Hotel Archimede
Ranked #55 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Ottawa, Canada
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“Avoid Despite Guidebook Recommendation”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2005

Hotel Archimede B&B was recommended in a recent Rough Guide edition (1993) as an OK budget accommodation. We have just returned and wanted to advise that we were not pleased with this hotel even though we found Rough Guide very reliable in all other instances. Most of this hotel's staff were cold, unfriendly and inattentive. The hotel itself is only meters away from the train station on a busy street close to a somewhat rundown piazza between the city of Siracusa and the island of Ortygia. Although close to the train, it was not noisy although that might be because we think we were only one of two rooms occupied. Our room was dark, lit only with fluorescent lights and had extensive mould in the bathroom and some mould also on the bedroom walls. There was a small breakfast available although one day we were reprimanded for coming down too early for it (15 minutes before the official "breakfast time"), even though it had all been laid out before we came to the dining room. Considering the price (we paid 70E) I would not recommend staying at this hotel for any reason.

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, Manager at Hotel Archimede, responded to this review, July 15, 2006
We would like to apologize with the customer that have been in my hotel on 22 march 2005. I could be presumptuos to say that he wrong hotel.
We can accept if he sais the staff were cold but we can't accept the word inattentive; the staff is really serious, polite and professional.
Ourofficial Breakfast time is from 8.30 to 10.00 but sistematically we change it for every CUSTOMER demand. We choose a soft atmosphere for our hotel that's why the rooms weren't dark.(there are not dark definitly.)
I exclude every kind of problem about cleanliness, mould and tidyness.The building is totally restored and rearranged from 18th months and we pay very very attention about cleanliness and hygiene.
We feel sorry for this customer but since 1999 that's the first complain received.
We will take an advice from this complain too, and we will promise that situation like that never will happen again.


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Property: Hotel Archimede
Address: Via Francesco Crispi 67, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #55 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Archimede 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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