Grand Hotel Minareto - Syracuse

Via Del Faro Massolivieri 26A, Syracuse, Italy, 96100show map
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Overview

The high quality Grand Hotel Minareto is a 5-star hotel and offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a roof garden. Operating in Syracuse since 2009, this hotel features Baroque architecture and modern comforts.

A 25-minute walk from Syracuse Cathedral, the hotel is located in the historical center of Syracuse. A lighthouse, a church and a museum as well as hills and lakes are in a short distance from the property.

The hotel is easy access to the sandy beach in Syracuse.

Grand Hotel Minareto is around 60 minutes' drive from Fontanarossa airport.

Rooms

A wonderful view over the bay welcomes guests to superior annex room, standard annex double room and standard junior suite offering en suite bathrooms along with complimentary wireless internet, satellite TV, climate control, a safe and a wardrobe. Guests will admire views across Sandy Bay and East Coast from the rooms. The rooms are designed with Mediterranean décor and have marble floors.

Eat & Drink

Every day an extensive breakfast is served in the dining room. The luxurious restaurant serves delicious regional dishes. The lobby bar stocks cocktails and coffee to enjoy in a welcoming atmosphere. Serving a wide range of dishes, Nesos and Villa Gaiangos can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

The conveniences such as a free car park, a storage room and an elevator are offered on site.

Relax

The hotel provides steam baths, Turkish bath and massage for guests to relax and rejuvenate. Guests may choose from a gym and a fitness center as well as mountain biking, snorkeling and sailing to spend their time actively.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   96.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Swim-up bar

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dinner
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Open-air bath

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • CD player
  • Radio
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Good to know
Check-infrom 11 amFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
NesosNesos200 ftVia del Faro Massolivieri 26
Villa GaiangosVilla Gaiangos1400 ftVia del faro Massolivieri 8
Bar della MarinaBar della Marina2000 ftIsola Ortigia
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Archaeological Park of NeapolisArchaeological Park of Neapolis2.6 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)32.3 mi
Comiso (CIY)38.3 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  116  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
5.0
Service
10.0
Rooms
  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Fantastic location looking over to Syracusa. Spectacular rocks next to the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Beautiful location. Excellent restaurant with professional quality service. Friendly & helpful front desk staff. Free shuttle to Syracuse city centre was very convenient. Free wi-fi.

    Separation of main desk from dining block and both from the hotel rooms was somewhat inconvenient. Complicated wi-fi arrangements which did not work in all parts of the hotel complex. First physical connection cable in the room did not function and required replacement. Very limited English language TV programmes.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Fantastic views across the bay. Lots of different areas to relax in the sun. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    It would have been great to have a better choice of restaurants given quite far from Siracusa. The main restaurant served lovely food but was a bit uninspiring in the decor, felt quite sterile.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    1. Sea view room. 2. Design of the resort. 3. Pool and rocky beach. The tower by the pool. 4. Friendly staff. 5. Breakfast. Gabrelilla was an an outstanding server. She deserves a medal.

    1. Would have been nice to have a casual, easy dinner menu, e.g., pizza and pasta. 2. Update the breakfast music to contemporary. .

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location on sea Easy car parking

    Small bedroom and lack of storage space. Poor sound insulation Poor selection of Tv channels in room Computer in room difficult to use Lack of food options by pool, lack of variety at breakfast Inability to hire water sport equipt i.e. Booked.neting, goggles, snorkel Hotel portrays itself as 5 star deluxe. It is far from it

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The hotel is superb. 5 stars for sure.

    Run from any room service and any food in the hotel! Everything over expensive! I paid 46 euros only for the service to bring me a 25 euros dinner to my room in the first night! Good food but very posh. There is nothing simple there (sandwich? Hamburguer? Tapas in the pool? They dont know what is this. They only serve dinner...) And the worse: they never inform you the price of anything you require, you dont sign any receipt for the food you get and in the check out you have a crazy money bill to pay! Be carefull, they charge you a lot. Ask every single service for the price before you use. Dont be full as I was there!

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Very friendly and accomodating staff. Outstanding, beautiful setting.

    The dining areas (both dinner and breakfast) were not optimally organized. Breakfast was mediocre (old fruit, insufficient choices). Loud, repetitive music at breakfast. Personnel was at times inattentive and seemingly confused (especially dinner).

  • 8.8
    Superb

    A fantastic setting and a superb hotel, the perfect getaway for a nice relaxing break. The hotel is clean, friendly with a great menu if you are a fish lover.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The room was clean and spaciouse.

    The hotel feels like a cruise ship which may be to some people taste but not mine. Everything is covered in branding an the words luxury and deluxe are plastered on everything. It is expensive for what it is and the hotel beach is unpleasant. The staff are inexperienced and there are not enough. There was a weddings at the hotel in the evening so we ate on makeshift tables around the pool and were only offered the lunch menu. The food was ok but the bill came to 100Euro with 1 bottle of wine for two people which was far too expensive. The hotel would do better to advertise itself as a 3 star family resort rather than try to claim to be 5 star.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Room with view to wall for 175 eur per night :-/ on the best places with view are parking ??? is not possiblle to have breakfast or dinner on terase or outside :-/ design of restaurant is horrible :-/ missed an excellent chance point :-/ gaudiness

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Perfect location, luxurious design, friendly and competent staff.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location,location,location. Hotel reception staff couldnt have been more heplfull and friendlier. Beautiful layout and fabulous pool. Rooms spacious and well equiped excellent breakfast with a large variety and choice to suit every taste.

    Problems getting coffee at breakfast in the mornings, young waiters not very attentive or helpfull

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    очень понравилось расположение. красивое место

    дорого, но мест сободных нет

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This is a great hotel that we would certainly recommend. Situated just in front of Syracusa, the location is exceptionnal. Very good service, nice and large rooms.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The peace and quiet, like we were the only people staying there.

    The staff had very little english.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  116 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 11 amFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)32.3 mi
Comiso (CIY)38.3 mi
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