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Grand Hotel Minareto
Ranked #9 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2011

We booked dinner at the Minareto based on a strong review of a nice New Year's Eve experience review posted on TripAdvisor. We tried to replicate the experience, but came away disappointed. Dinner was 360 /euros for two. Unlimited wine, Nice fireworks show. We enjoyed our first two courses, but found the next four disappointing. The after midnight disco featured 1970s disco music and not a very fun scene. We wished we went somewhere else and certainly feel we could have done better for our money.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

My niece and I stayed at Grand Hotel Minareto -- a hotel we highly recommend. We enjoyed high quality service, a very nice room facing Syracuse with a view on the bay, the hotel's swimming pool and small beach made of white sand, excellent food ... We simply had a fantastic time and this is a marvellous experience we recommend. Grand Hotel Minareto was the nicest hotel we stayed at during our trip in Sicily.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

This is a really nice hotel with friendly staff. We stayed out of season so the hotel didn't have many guests. Breakfast was good and the beach clean. The pool wasn't warmed so we only used it when it was hot. The sea was warmer on a couple of occasions. The rooms were nice and cleaned every day. The free internet on the big screen TV was handy on more than one occasion. All in all a really pleasant stay and we'd definitely stay there go again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

My stay in this wonderfoul resort was very positive. I enjoyed lots of things. The warm welcoming reception where the staff were very helpfull and help you with everyting you need. The hall is very stylish and elegant. We stayed in the suite 244. It's a very big room with 3 different open spaces. A big living room with nice sofa and a big wide screen tv. A very comfortable bedroom with a king side bed and all the comfort you need. Then there is the most exclusive part of the room. A jacuzzi with a big window just in front of the sea. The view you can enjoy from there is amazing. The suite also has a private area on the rockyside were you can go swimming or sunbathing. If you prefer you can choose beetwen a semi-olympic swimming pool or a private beach. Everything was perfect at the gh minareto. I will definately return.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

The hotel does not correspond to the declared service. Information on a hotel site does not represent the facts. In hotel there is no equipped sandy beach. The bar with a survey platform (Minareto) does not work. There is no transfer on a boat to Syracuse. Palm trees in hotel territory in the dried up condition. TV only paid satellite (Sky). In numbers very bad sound insulation, especially in a bathroom - you hear everything that occurs in the next number! Many sun-protection umbrellas at pool in failure condition. The hotel territory dirty, the personnel goes on territory by privately owned vehicles. The restaurant is through a public road. The hotel makes impression of board. During a high season 7-8 numbers are occupied. Practically anybody from visitors does not use restaurant in the evening (2-3 little tables are occupied from 20). In 2-3 days in hotels arrange actions - corporate evenings or weddings. The hotel does not approach for long comfortable stay (10-12 days), a maximum 1-2 days. The positive moment - the personnel which serves restaurant and a bar at pool. It is friendly and sociable.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via del Faro Massolivieri 26A, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse
#6 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Family Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range: $208 - $1,591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Minareto 5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Minareto was born on a promontory which draws from the poetry of its natural beauty and the power of the charismatic history of the pride stand before the island of Ortigia, a masterpiece of art and history, heritage of UNESCO.has three different private access to the sea that allow our guests to enjoy of softy golden sand, that recalls classical caribbean little islands, or the rocky sea beds of the cliff, ... more   less 
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