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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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stokecity...
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Superb view of the bay, friendly host, quiet location”
Reviewed 4 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Describe the service you experienced. We arrived late in the evening and we appreciated the fruit, milk,croissants and coffee in the fridge for the following morning.
Andrea was living below us for the first week and was very helpful as he was on hand to fix a few little problems that arose.
The property. Air conditioning was good. Hot water tank worked.The kitchen and bathroom are equipped to basic level. The absence of U bends in the sink and shower plumbing means there was a daily pong in the bathroom to deal with! Wi fi was mostly good. The upstairs bedroom has a sloping attic ceiling, with air con.
Location & amenities. The view from the balcony is superb, a lovely place to relax during the day, but many mosquitoes arrive during the evening. The very small private beach to the right of the property had collected a lot of rubbish and seaweed. So we used the small beach to the left, but following the thunderstorms it too had a lot of rubbish, we still enjoyed a refreshing swim when the weather improved! There is one restaurant within walking distance, It serves good pizzas. You need a car for this property: Cafes, restaurants and sightseeing at Siracusa and Ortigia are delightful and only 15 mins drive with easy parking at Talete. Good location for day trips to Ragusa, Modica, Taormina, using the Autostrada A18.
Liked best & least. First floor flat with super panoramic view of the bay, mountains and sunsets, the balcony, convenient beach for swimming. Charming host. Good location for day trips to Ragusa, Modica, Taormina, using the Autostrada A18. Our suggestions: the bathroom and kitchen could do with updating, with a shower curtain that fits the shower tray to avoid always creating a wet floor. Mosquito nets on the inside of the shutters.

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Liked best: Friendly host, quiet location, super view, easy access to Siracusa with car.
Liked least: Bathroom smell, mosquitoes!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LPEdwards
Suffolk, England
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“Amazing place to stay”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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What an amazing place to stay. When the big tour boat from Ortigia passes this bay, they point to these houses and say, “That is where the rich people live.” And I wanted to say, “But I live there this week!” Great apartment, with everything you could need to make your vacation complete, and a terrace you may never want to leave, with a view to die for. This was just so convenient. You step out of the gate straight onto the beach, with a wonderfully shallow and warm sea, and if you get tired of your own beach, there’s one that’s even more stunning three minutes’ walk away. There are 4 or 5 restaurants within 5 minutes’ drive of the apartment (2 within walking distance), so although the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, it’s just so convenient to go out in the evening and eat fresh seafood overlooking the bay. If you need supplies, there is a little supermarket just a few minutes’ drive down the road which will also make sandwiches and other take-away food and has some of the best olives I’ve tasted. And it’s only a short drive to get into Syracuse and Ortigia to go sightseeing, knowing you can come home at the end of the day to your own personal slice of heaven and relax in the garden.
On a practical level, there is private parking in a secure gated compound, so I never had to worry about my car. There are also some lovely walks on the cliffs around the reserve of Plemmirio, which I particularly enjoyed. Would highly recommend a stay here. I will be back.

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Liked best: where it was
Liked least: liked everything
Travelling group: Solo
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Marco M
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Thomas_EF
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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Patrice F
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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