Grand Hotel Ortigia - Syracuse

Viale Mazzini, 12, Syracuse, Italy, 96100show map
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SuperbBased on  278 reviews
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Overview

Grand Hotel Ortigia is a 5-story hotel in a natural area of Syracuse within a 5-minute walk of Fountain of Diana offering individual rooms along with a beauty salon, a Jacuzzi and a solarium. Built in 1890 and remodeled in 1995, the elegant hotel combines historic architecture and modern facilities.

Temple of Apollo is about 5 minutes' walk away. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Syracuse center.

Enclosed by a temple, a cathedral and an amphitheater, the hotel offers a wonderful view over the sea.

Fontanarossa airport is 55 minutes' drive away from Grand Hotel Ortigia.

Rooms

Grand Hotel Ortigia is a property in Syracuse that comes with 58 rooms and provides individual climate control, wireless internet, a safe, TV and a work desk. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is offered at the dining room. Regional meals are served at the restaurant. Serving an array of dishes, Sicilia in Tavola and La Darsena DA Ianuzzo are 150 meters away.

Services

Guests are welcome to use currency exchange, a safe deposit box and an elevator for general purposes and a business center, a meeting room and a copier for business needs.

Relax

A wellness area, a steam room and a sauna are offered for relaxation. For active guests a gym and aerobics classes are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 12 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Banana boat
  • Water skiing
  • Motor board
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Billiard tables
  • Mini golf
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Public Bath

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
DionisoDioniso400 ftClaudio Maria Arezzo, 29
La Terrazza sul MareLa Terrazza sul Mare100 ftViale Mazzini 12, 96100
Sicilia in TavolaSicilia in Tavola800 ftvia Cavour 28
Il VelieroIl Veliero200 ftVia Savoia, 6
La Cantinaccia By Ercole PiladeLa Cantinaccia By Ercole Pilade300 ftxx settembre 13
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Ospedale RizzaOspedale Rizza1.7 mi
Archaeological Park of NeapolisArchaeological Park of Neapolis1.0 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)30.6 mi
Comiso (CIY)38.0 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  278  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location parking is a few metres away. Breakfast was excellent and caters for different diets and religion.

    Room 202 was a bit noisy in the afternoons as seems to be some maintenance work going on. Also room 202 is under the breakfast room and one could hear the staff moving the chairs and tables.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Arrived at property after 2.30 in the morning due to a delay in easy jet flight of 4 hours We were shown to a so called junior suite which consisted of a high cringing small room that had a spiral stair case leading to a bed We refused to stay in it because we could just fall down the stairs really clausterfaubic The only other room they had was a tiny room fit for a child . We could not sleep the whole night it was awful We changed the next day after one in the afternoon. They refused to do anything about it and in the end they gave us a 40 euro discount. That room was not worth 40 euros it was a terrible start to the holiday

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Disappointing - breakfast & situations are great, all the rest to be improved...

    Noisy hotel, from the inside! If you need to sleep, you should go elsewhere. People starting to clean rooms and prepare breakfast as of 6am in the morning. At this price, I appreciate to wake up when I decide, not when managers speaks on the phone or to other employees on the corridor. Be aware that they speak loud to wake you up, but they loose their voice to say hello. Rude check out, the lady stayed on the phone when preparing my invoice, and forgetting the "please" when telling me I had to pay 10 euros of taxes.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Grand Hotel Ortigia is a beautiful, stately hotel in a great location looking out onto the sea. It is near the bridge linking Siracusa with Ortigia and so is very convenient for walking around the island or for going into the city. Because the hotel is only three stories, you do not get very high up views of the sea - my room was on the first floor so you did not see much sea. However, the room which was on two levels, was very well appointed and I found it to be very comfortable and spotlessly clean. A very good buffet breakfast was served on the third floor where you could dine outside on the terrace which had great sea views. The wi-fi available free throughout the hotel was excellent.

    There was nice reception/lounge area which was a bit soulless and there did not seem to be any service to have a coffee, a drink or a snack. There was a small bar which was equally soulless - I never saw anyone in it and i stayed there for a week. The staff were pleasant and helpful but just that bit distant/removed. I was there for seven days but felt no connection with the staff even though i was interfacing with them day in day out .... the feeling of being just a number.

  • 10.0
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    Beautiful views

    Important to reserve a parking space otherwise it's very expensive

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent breakfast selection in a lovely space with views, and possibility of outside terrace if the weather permits. Staff very pleasant and helpful.

    The bed in the upstairs gallery was such a tight fit that there was room for a bed-side table on only one side of the bed. A particularly large person would have had difficulty getting down that side of the bed

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Rooms a bit small

  • 9.6
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    Well located to walk the beautifull ortiga. The hotel used to be a great hotel, now is a bit old, but is quiet well.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Private Parking available Excellent breakfast in the teras with outstanding view.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    good localisation, acces to the parking, very good breakfast, nice view from the restaurant

    cold room

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff (with one exception) were excellent - helpful, obliging and pleasant

    The man on the Reception Desk who was less than helpful; also the "suite" was small and very inconvenient, with bedroom upstairs but all clothes storage downstairs

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The room (on two floors) was large (with a rather small bathroom) and room service/cleaning was excellent. The hotel has a nice top-floor terrace with a view towards the bay. Helpful staff.

    If you expect a high-tech outfit: it is not. The hotel is very traditional, but this is only an observation, not a complaint.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The location is excellent and the only hotel in the area with on site parking which is why we chose it. We had a room with a sea view. (We had specified this at booking).

    The room had dated decor and felt unloved. We would have expected tea making facilities in the room. The roof terrace felt unwelcoming-we went up to get an afternoon drink but didn't stay. We turned around and went into the town. The breakfast was poor with little in the way of healthy options. The cold meats were very fatty, the bacon greasy and the scrambled egg sour and inedible. Fresh fruit was the best option. Although the car park was useful it wasn't clear how to enter and we had to pay extra for this luxury. Overall this hotel didn't live up to it's 5 star rating.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel was at least a 5 star . I enjoyed the style of the hotel .. Obviously an older hotel before the chains too over . It had a wonder spa dt he restaurant was great. I only wished we had staid ther a few nightsz.. Finally you could bid have a finer location in the seS in Syracusa!!

    Shower was wonderful with multiple shower heads but a little small

  • 10.0
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    marvellous views from the restaurant terrace, location superb on the water and central, quiet, lovely details in the hotel , excellent breakfasts, even a small medieval museum in its basement

    scrambled eggs- Hotels in Sicily so far seem to have a problem in making scrambled eggs Not a big deal !

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  278 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 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)30.6 mi
Comiso (CIY)38.0 mi
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