Ratings based on 120 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from stourbridge

Luxury Hotel with huge pool

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Two sides to the hotel separated by a minor road. The 5* side had the huge outdoor pool, indoor pool, extensive gym and main hotel complex. We were based on the 4* side in the original hotel villa which was beautiful, clean and modern. We stayed in a family room which was fine for a family of four- room was air conditioned. Brilliant breakfast and good lunch options by the pool during the day. Great friendly staff but the best thing was the free shuttle service into beautiful ortigia which was perfect for evening meals. You don't want to be driving into Ortigia due to the traffic, so this saved significant taxi fares. Ortigia has many quality restaurants down winding streets and the harbour has done cool bars overlooking the super yachts
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 27, 2016 on Hotels
Great relaxing hotel. Fantastic breakfasts. Very big ourdoor pool.
5 out of 5
by Theresa from London

Great service in a pretty location

Posted Aug 2, 2016 on Hotels
Wonderful, very nice staff and a car to take you to the beach and collect on demand. 15 mins by shuttle to Syracuse so easy to have a quiet or busy experience in the same day. We loved it!
5 out of 5
by Lin

Perfect hideaway

Posted Jan 9, 2016 on Hotels
Once you find the hotel which was on a beaten path, you'd be heart struck with the serenity and beauty of the sicilian countryside. One side of the property is traditional sicilian where we stayed at and very happy with. perfect and tasteful deco, comfy beds, decent sized bathroom and good toiletry. the other side of th property is the communal area, spa and restaurant. perfectly modern yet with an elegant italian spin. sitting outside the lounge area with a view of the nicely arranged garden and swimming pool sipping orange juice can't be more satisfying. breakfast is amazing with lots of selections. front desk is super helpful and friendly. she even worked late into the night helping us separate a large bed into two single ones as we reserved. Our group of five can't say enough good things about this 4-star hotel and 5-star spa property. Perfect hideaway for peace of mind and relaxation.
4 out of 5
by zoe from Lowestoft

Exceptionally friendly staff

Posted Oct 21, 2015 on Hotels
Beautiful old building. Very comfortable and huge new spa area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

excellent hotel

Posted Oct 15, 2015
excellent hotel, good restaurant, staff very friendly, wonderful facilities
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Absolutely worth it!

Posted Aug 2, 2015 on Hotels
It was an excellent stay! Beautiful hotel, professional staff, lovely room...basically everything was perfect! Will definitely return!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Banbury

Quiet, relaxing break

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Pros: Character & charm The people at the hotel Convenient parking Old hotel pool Air-con in room
Cons: Bathroom was a bit tired Evening bar facility near old house pool Chairs for every room balcony
Location: Nr to Siracusa, Ortigia area of which is a beautiful medieval city with plenty of alleyways & buildings to explore. Sandy beaches nearby.
An out of the way place for a B&B stay near Siracusa, with character and charm. We stayed in the old house rather than in the new apartments and chalets across the road associated with the brand new Spa facilities. Self service breakfast at the old house site had a wide selection of foods to suit most tastes. Used the old house pool daily-clean, quiet and deep enough for diving into. There is a shuttle service to a private beach 10 mins away-transport and entry at no cost. Room was clean, bed comfortable and shower usable. Complimentary bathing towels and air-con was a blessing. Room had a small balcony (no view) but no chairs to use to relax outside. There was however a nearby roof patio with fixed pergola and rattin furniture to use. Points to watch-literature confusing about the room fridge contents-suggested free but not so! Also evening meal needed to be selected in the morning and taken over at the Spa facility. The bar was also there so no convenient refreshments outlet by the old house pool. Transport to Siracusa needed to be booked well ahead of each visit. No complimentary hand soap in the bathroom so we used the shower gel provided instead. Menu was limited and relatively expensive-watch the two Euro charge for bread, which is not mentioned anywhere on the menus that we saw. Recommend that each room has a snagging list left in it for guests to complete for suggested improvements-for instance our shower door did not shut properly, which could lead to water damage.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from turkey

nice hotel for silence, pool and beach

Posted Jun 27, 2015
nice hotel with good price.beach is good.garden and pool are beatiful.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from England

Dis-functional

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Pros: The pool both inside and outside were good. Breakfast was good albeit in a building across the road. The staff were pleasant. Rooms were fair.
Cons: Staff the older part of the hotel and do not leave to feel like an unloved dormitory. Need to bring all facilities online at beginning of the season.
Location: Siracuse was good with lots of good places to eat. Good private beach. Plenty of old hill towns to explore. Mount Etna worth a view
The hotel is split across a road with the old part now not supported by customer services such as reception, staffed bar, catering etc. To get services you have to cross to the new, nearly complete building and ask for waiter service. This lets down what is a quite quaint older hotel which with better service would be a comfortable place to stay. The modern hotel being completed across the road is where you breakfast and enjoy spa facilities. This part of the hotel is a bit sterile and sole-less, more akin to a swiss medical centre than a place to relax. Their own private beach was not available in last week of May as too early in the season so you had to pay for use of another private beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 17, 2015 by Isabella, Hotel Management
Dear guest we have breakfast and bar service in the old hotel till 1 p.m.. This part of the hotel is new and modern a little bit different from the old one,so all people could have a choice. Our own private beach was not available in last week of May ,so if someone would like to go to the beach could go to public beach totally free.