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“Good location & breakfast, ok rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bed & Breakfast Diana
Ranked #63 of 212 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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9 reviews
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“Good location & breakfast, ok rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Excellent location in Ortigia, and a nice breakfast is served every morning.
The place is quite noisy though, both from outside and the inner walls are very thin too so you can hear everything from the hallway and other rooms.
The owner is very friendly and was very helpful in solving a luggage delivery problem for us.

The parking is a little ways away, and inconveniently costs ~6 euro per day which can only be paid in coins, so gathering up coins before you come is advised.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

I stayed here for six nights, extending my stay when I fell hopelessly in love with Ortygia. B&B Diana is not perfect but who comes to Sicily for perfection? And this B&B is nothing fancy. But it is charming, quaint, friendly and perfect for me.
Breakfast is now served in the house. In addition to the usual fare, my hostess fixed me scrambled eggs and a cappucino every morning. My room was plenty big enough and was tastefully appointed with older furniture.
Be aware that the wonderful location, right on Piazza Archimede, is noisy. But my room had shutters, for lack of a better word, on the inside that I could shut when needed That solved this minor issue.
And don't miss the Antico Caffe' Centralle, a family operated cafe', also on the piazza. I was warmly received by the family and I had great fun with them.
I simply loved Ortygia, and B&B Diana was perfect for me. Recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2011

I was a bit disappointed by this one. Great location on one of the main piazzas in Ortygia, slightly noisy at the bar below but it didn't bother us. What did was the fact that the room was smoky and dark. Just not nice to come back to after a day's touring.

Owner was very pleasant. Highlight was the freshly squeezed orange juice from his family's orchard at breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PipistrelloAndPanda
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Warsaw
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60 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2010

very central location, stylish rooms overlooking a piazza, air-condition, friendly staff, breakfast served in a nearby cafeteria - great place in overall!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AventureroPolaco
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Bend, Oregon
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2009

Very convenient! Very nice family.

They don't serve breakfast -- instead, they give you a voucher for breakfast at the most perfect cafe in the world, across from one of the most magnificent duomos in all of Italy.

One thing: Park at the public parking lot as you enter Ortigia, then take the FREE bus to the Plaza Archimedes, where the Diana is located.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel003
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toronto
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2008

Charming place right on the main square. We felt we were residents of Syracuse for several days. Welcoming host. The B and B does not serve breakfast. We were given coupons to a nearby cafe which was excellent and enhanced our experience. We expected the location to be noisy but it was not.

Stayed September 2008
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San Diego
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2008

This B & B is located on the second floor and shares its space with another B & B. It is in an ideal location; right on the Piazza Archimede in Ortygia. There can be a bit of noise at night, though we did not seem to be bothered by this. Our windows faced the side street and I wondered if the front rooms might have more difficulty with the noise.
There is a free bus that comes to the piazza frequently that can be taken to the center of Syracuse or the train station. The B & B has four rooms that are clean and a decent size. The bed was a bit hard and the pillow was almost flat. I even folded it in half and it was still almost flat. The bathroom was a decent size, though not large, but the shower was small as one often sees in Europe.
There is no one on site, but there is a number to call if you have a problem. The proprietor speaks some English and was helpful to our friends whose luggage was lost. Breakfast is a drink (espresso?) and a pastry each day and is taken at the Diana Bar located on the first level and next door to the actual B &B. The food tasted fine, but there was no opportunity here for additional or different fare (such as eggs).
All in all, the B & B is fine is you are looking for an ideal location at a reasonable price. Just be aware of the limitations and you will be fine.

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Property: Bed & Breakfast Diana
Address: Piazza Archimede 2, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 212 B&Bs / Inns in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bed & Breakfast Diana 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Diana is an elegant deluxe B&B located in a central but quiet position, not far from Piazza Duomo. It is also situated very near to Corso Matteotti, one of the largest and most elegant streets in Siracuse, enabling our guest to indulge in some top quality shopping. Are simply and stylishly decorated to harmonize with the rest of the premises, and all are equipped with bathroom, air conditioning and TV. ... more   less 
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