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Hotel dei Coloniali
Ranked #50 of 73 Hotels in Syracuse
London, United Kingdom
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“Four Stars?? A joke...”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

From the grotty neighbouring alleys, frequented by fish traders 24/7, to the tired decor literally falling apart at the seams - we checked out, a day early, to get away from this "4-star" farce. Staying in 2 different rooms, both were far too small for the large, dark-wood beds, which featured knee-bashing legs, we constantly banged into. We tried the breakfast once and didn't bother again; stale old cakes / pastries, we had seen being set up, at 1am the previous night, then stored next to the lobby all day, every day. None of the staff were particularly warm or communicative. Making up the room was poorly done (it wasn't swept once, in 4 days) and the mini-bar, never replenished. The decor, circa 1990, features lurid tones of orange and lime and overall, there was not a sign of any style, luxury or even value. Skip it and stay on nearby Ortigia itself - even a B&B would be of a higher standard.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is the worst hotel I have ever been. Not because the cleanlines, the staff or the situation, they were great, but because the terrible noise existing in the room. Room 101 is next to a compressor or industrial equipment that makes the worst noise I have had when trying to sleep. The staff said that could not do anything as it was external to the hotel, but in that case the room should not be booked. The sound was suppossed to stop but this never happened. We could not sleep the whole night! Due to this reason, the hotel deserves 0 because it is impossible to rate other parameters.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night. It is nicely furnished, beautiful bathroom, three towels for each one. You get shampoo-shower, intimate soap, sewing kit etc etc. the breakfast was one of the best in sicily. It was the first one with some vegetables and washed and peeled ananas and strawberries. Even coffee from a jug was ok. There was ricotta cheese too. And fresh orange juice and granita.
The minuses was placing us in the room near the road. You literally sleep on the road!! So i dont recommend rooms 102,103,104. Air condition in 102 is very very loud and it woke us up staring at each other since we didnt know where is the noise coming from. Although we had bad luck with picking the room i would recommend this hotel. It isnt far from the centre to go on foot and it has a free parking right in the front of hotel

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

This hotel is close to train station, though somewhat confusing to find (study the location in advance on google maps). They allowed us to check in early. Location is great: close to the Ortigia neighborhood and walking distance to the archeological park sights. Clean room with comfortable bed and plenty of hot water. A grocery store is about 5 mins away. They allowed us to have breakfast early because we had an early train to Naples. Breakfast was tasty and they had free Wi-Fi. A great value and recommended at 55 euro a night for a double!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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jerusalem
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We got the hotel as part of a travel deal and we were surprised of the good location very near the bus and train stations and the wonderful breakfasts.
We got very good information and help from the personnal at the desk that were very friendly.
The only disadvantage we found was the missing lobby that was only some chairs outside at the hotel entrance used by the smokers.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The best breakfast of our Italian trip with lots of choice, served in the garden of the hotel, which was not too cold in March.

Helpful staff.

The room and shower were very spacious and clean. It is close to station and bus station, in a quiet location, close to the police station, but we heard no noise from there.

Be aware that a car near the hotel was clamped - we were traveling by train, but check on parking if you are driving.

It is a 20 minute walk to Ortygia. Not a problem for us, but some may not like this. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The hotel is nothing fabulous and there isn't a great view from the window but they compensate that with the great pillows and large beds for a good night rest after a long day out. And this was all we needed. We stayed two nights there while visiting Syracuse, Ortygia and Riserva Naturale Oasi Faunistica di Vedicari. The garden for breakfast was cosy and they had a good variety on the buffet. One bad thing is they had no laundry service on board and no irons to offer, so we had to wait 24hr before we could wear what we wanted, and solely ironing price was higher than expected. Otherwise it was a great location that was not so far from the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis and Teatro Greco, and relatively close to Ortygia. Everything was easily accessible on foot and on a good time frame of about 10-20minutes the most. The parking area was convenient and never too crowded just on the street in front of the entrance, and exit to the highway was easy and convenient. We had great nights out in Ortygia drinking all we wanted and we needn't pick a cab or the car to get there and back. It is not the vacation resort hotel but for a city hotel this is a really good choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel dei Coloniali
Address: Via del Porto Grande 46, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #50 of 73 Hotels in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel dei Coloniali 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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