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Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

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Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

Hi

Trying to decide between the Hilton Giardini Naxos and the Grand Hotel Minaretto in Syracuse - can anyone guide please? We are a couple in our thirties looking for a relaxing beach holiday in a luxurious hotel with a nice walk to a buzzy town for dinner and digestifs in the evening. Not hugely interested in either cultural exploration or partying late.

Thanks!

Here & There
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1. Re: Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

Welcome to Sicily blueberryDublin!

When?

First consider location, and then consider the accommodation!

Siracusa is not a beach destination – The Grand Hotel Minareto is not located in Siracusa (town). The Grand Hotel Minareto is located on Isole across from Siracusa and Ortigia, so not convenient for a nice walk to a buzzy town for dinner.

The Hilton Giardini Naxos isn’t located in Naxos, but the Recanati area of Giardini.

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

Thanks! We are going the second week of September. Beach hotels in Taormina seems exhorbirant

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3. Re: Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

Giardini is a less expensive alternative to Taormina Mare – Though not located directly on the beach the Panoramic Hotel is lovely.

Many hotels located in Taormina above Taormina Mare also offer private shuttle services and have arrangement with private lidi for their guests.

The star rating in Italy is an indication of amenities and not quality.

Siracusa has the buzz at night you’ve indicated – If you’d like to base in Siracusa, consider the boutique Musciara Siracusa Resort. The Musciara Siracusa Resort is the only hotel in Siracusa with its own private beach.

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

That's really helpful - thanks so much.

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5. Re: Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

Prego blueberryDublin - Hope you find the perfect match!

Good luck!

Vagabonda

6. Re: Syracuse or Giardini Naxos

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