Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Vanessa from Birmingham, UK
TOP HOTEL WOULD 100% recommandPosted Sep 25, 2013
We went here as part of our Honeymoon and we had a fantastic time. The staff were great, the facilities were always clean and just as expected beautiful. Can fault this place at all. We did have a hire which reallt helped as down is about 15 min drive away. But the Hotel does offer free transport there and back a few times a day.
for Everyoneby Ralph from London
Service with a smilePosted Sep 13, 2013
Pros: The whole layout was beautiful, a large swimming pool, a rocky outcrop with deckbeds and umbrellas.also a small sandy beach with the usual deck beds a
Cons: The things I would like is an Ironing board and iron, a shoe lift, plus a clothes brush
Location: Ortiga is a wonderful area lots of eateries and bars,dinky streets and alleys, parking is a nightmare thereis a big car park at the dock area
The management must be congratulated on the professionalism of their staff in which nothing was too much and always with a smile.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great luxury holiday.Posted Aug 14, 2013
Pros: View, beach, comfortable room.
Cons: A little too much hard landscaping. That's it.
Location: Fantastic position for views, quiet, beach etc. Need a car to get anywhere really. Near stunning Syracuse and Ortigia and major archeological sites.
This is a wonderful hotel arranged as a series of low blocks along the top of a bay with about 4 rooms in each, all with terrace. Some are smaller than others which is presumably reflected in the price. The ones with sea view are best, but they are all pleasant. There is a fantastic private beach in a beautiful bay, big swimming pool and various other places where you can sit, swim or sunbathe. Views from some of the rooms and from the public terraces across the bay to Syracuse and Etna are fantastic. The breakfast is generous and included a chocolate fountain as well as more healthy options! We ate dinner three times satisfactorily in the hotel restaurant. We initially had a little problem with the allocation of our room, but it was eventually sorted out to our complete satisfaction. Only thing to note is that you really need a car to get into beautiful nearby Syracuse and Ortigia. Would definitely return.
for Everyoneby Laszlo from England, UK
Great for visiting Syracusa or beachPosted Jun 14, 2013
Pros: Location and style
Location: No other restaurants within walking distance
Fantastic location and amenities. A stylish hotel with views across the harbour and a private beach, great for adults or children.
for Couplesby Alexander
The hotel with a wonderful viewPosted Jun 12, 2013
Located at short distance from Syracuse it has a wonderful view on it. The hotel has two beaches. The one you enter the water from rocks and swim immediately and the sand beach for a much smoother water enter. The second beach have some weed in water, but both them are really nice and are a pleasure to use. Personally I prefered the first one. The stay was just perfect.
for Everyoneby Ladybird from London
Would not describe this as a 5* hotelPosted May 28, 2013
Pros: The view over the bay and the private beach
Cons: The size of the room and the fact that the wifi signal was very week except in reception, and non existent in the room
Location: Very beautiful, with private beach
We stayed at the hotel for a week. At first it was rather disappointing as, for a supposedly 5* hotel the room was very cramped and there was only a shower and no bath, although as the week wore on the hotel grew on us as the views are spectacular. We stayed out of season and it was very quiet, which was good for us. I suspect the experience would have been very different in high season, though. We ate dinner in the restaurant every night because the hotel was rather isolated with nothing much else in walking distance. The menu remained the same for the whole week which meant that we ran out of things we wanted to try. The food was OK but nothing special.
for Familiesby Lewis from Malta
Good hotel, lacklustre locationPosted Apr 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
Our stay at the Hotel Minareto was satisfactory overall. The hotel itself is clearly very new, with well planned albeit quite small rooms. We booked two rooms and were pleased to see that, though they were adjoining, they had differing decor which lent a unique feel. Less appealing however was a slight smell of damp in both rooms. The hotel, being across a channel from Syracuse centre, is not ideal for visitors without cars and the surrounding area is unappealing. We visited in April which may be out of season, but found that the pool bar was closed, meaning that the only option for a light lunch was their very pricey restaurant. Still, breakfast was excellent. I probably would not visit again, but mostly because my preference is for other areas of Sicily (such as Taormina) rather than Syracuse.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from UK
We WILL be going back ....Posted Apr 10, 2013
Pros: The relaxing, clean atmosphere
Cons: Continental adapters for plugs were a problem. We had standard UK-Europe adapters but they did not fit, we had to borrow 3-pin adapters from reception
Location: Stunning views from the headland. The location could be considered a bit remote, but hire of a car overcomes that.
Fantastic hotel. We stayed in the villas close to the minaret, across the road from the main reception. Clean, quiet, wonderful view of Mount Etna from the balcony, stunning location on the headland overlooking the bay. Swimming pool large, note it gets deep quickly. Plenty of sun loungers. If the beach is more your thing then the hotel has a small private beach set in a beautiful cove. We ate in one night and the a la carte food was excellent quality. Buffet breakfast, plenty of fruit, breads, pastries to choose from; even chocolate fountains !! Staff very attentive, charming, service with a smile. Food recommendations. Fantastic sea food/pizza restaurant (La Fornace) on the Via la Maddalena. Good cheap food and great service, very popular with the locals and only a few km from the hotel, situated on the seafront. Avoid Ostrica Park. Very close to La Fornace but our experience was the complete opposite.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Perfect hotelPosted Apr 5, 2013
Enjoyed every bit of my stay at this great hotel, staff very helpful and friendly, they helped us getting around and the food at the restaurant is amazing and not expensive as it looks. Would definitely come back!
for Couplesby GPeter from Australia
Great setting with super breakfast.Posted Nov 12, 2012
Pros: Breakfast and the view.
Cons: Too "resorty" for our taste.
Location: Excellent views across to Siracusa and Ortygia but would be difficult to access without own car.
Beautiful setting. Access to local restaurants was good. Hotel location requires own car. Easy parking. Very attentive and helpful staff. English spoken. Superb range of breakfast food.