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Sicily Hotels

Grand Hotel Ortigia

  • Viale Mazzini 12 Map It
  • Grande Dame


  • Wonderful views from the restaurant
  • Attentive service
  • Convenient location


  • Back rooms have no view
  • Small bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi weak in some rooms

Updated 04/11/2014

Fodor's Review

An elegant though somewhat old-fashioned design prevails at this venerable institution, which has enjoyed a prime position on the Porto Grande at the base of Ortygia since 1890. A surreal seascape painting and whimsical chandelier set a dreamy tone in the lobby. Guest rooms have fine wood floors, inlaid wood furniture, and stained-glass windows. While you indulge in excellent food at the rooftop restaurant, take in the superb views over the harbor and seafront. To relax

choose the small in-house spa or, between June and September, take the shuttle service to the hotel's private beach. The hotel is also one of the only in Ortigia with private parking, right across the street.

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Hotel Information


Viale Mazzini 12, Siracusa, 96100, Italy

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Hotel Details:

  • 41 rooms, 17 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/11/2014


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By lyn

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Aug 26, 2002


I can't wait to go back this is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots. Our jr suite was huge with a large terrace coverlooking the sea and Mt. Etna. The dinner in the restaurant was a disapointment. Taromina is a wonderful town.

By Jackie

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Jun 9, 2002

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The hotel is situated in the coast and has a wonderful view of the small harbour from the rooms at the front. The restuarant is first class albeit a bit on the pricey side and the view from the terrace takes in much of Siracusa

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