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“Casa delle Fate - great value”
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la Casa delle Fate
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London
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“Casa delle Fate - great value”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Many years ago I lived in Ortygia and wish my apartment then had been half as nice as this one at Via Salomone 4 (flat 6). The proprietors, Luca Maiorana and his father, Gianni, were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with - they clearly have a genuine desire that their guests enjoy themselves and are comfortable. There was a welcoming bottle of red wine, plus water in the fridge, and some coffee and olive oil/vinegar/condiments on the kitchen worktop. Luca and Gianni also provide a folder of info about the island and surroundings, including bus times. The kitchen was well equipped, and the wi-fi and air conditioning worked perfectly. Above all, the location is great: a few yards from the coast road and beaches to one side, and to the other a short walk to Fonte Aretusa, Piazza Duomo and night life (though it was still very quiet at night). Via Roma is also nearby, which takes you right through the centre of Ortigia. All in all, highly to be recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We arrived late and Luca went to great trouble to meet with us and show us to the apartment. he spent a lot if time with us giving advice on where to go, the best places to eat. He even brought us to a restaurant the night we arrived, he could not have been nicer. If you are looking for a traditional Sicilian apartment this is the one for you. Fabulous terrace overlooking the roofs of the town with the perfect sunset. We would highly recommend a stay a la Casa delle Fate as a base to tour Sicily. We have travelled extensively but have never met anyone as helpful as Luca.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

We rented a loft apartment in June and it was excellent. Completely equipped - it was fun trying to figure out how to work the sleek new espresso maker. Even the wifi and air conditioning were perfect. The location was close to the sea and a very short walk to the centre of town. Our apartment was fine for us but, with the bathroom down a set of stairs from the bedroom, may not be ideal for those who like to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. However, among our many friends also renting, we saw many different units and each apartment had a different configuration so there is something to suit everyone. Our host, Luca, was incredibly helpful and we look forward to seeing him again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I organized a trip with many of our friends for the last week of June 2013. I rented all 8 of the apartments at Via Salomone 4 (La Casa delle Fate) for 8 couples for 1 week - June 23 to June 30. We couldn't have had a better holiday. I try and plan a trip to Italy every year for my friends and my wife and I - I always worry whether everyone will enjoy themselves but I can honestly say that this past June, it was one of the best vacations we have ever taken. The apartments were very comfortable - all 8 of them. Everything worked the way it was supposed to - even the Air Conditioning - something that isn't easy to say in Southern Italy but our host, Luca, was magnificent - even to making sure that everyone had sufficient toilet paper. Also - 2 of the couples didn't receive their luggage till half way through the week (because of Al Italia) and Luca was fantastic helping us track down the luggage and making sure that they received it. None of us rented vehicles either and Luca helped put us in touch with Giorgio, who looked after all our transportation needs at very reasonable rates. Luca and Giorgio had great recommendations as to restaurants and beaches and other things to do. My wife and I had a great time with our friends and had a very comfortable place to stay. I don't believe it would be possible to find a better host that Luca. Thank you for everything you did for us. I have already made my bookings for my family for Christmas 2014. We can't wait to come back.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights here (2 minutes walking distance from the main piazza in Origia) in the appartment 11 that has 2 floors and a balcony and absolutely loved it! The son of the owner welcomed us and gave us many tips ao that we could enjoy our stay, the appartment was well furnished een with a bottle of wine and one of water - as well as tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, herba and olive oil. We came with a baby and had a baby chair, a baby bed and a baby basin - all free of charge. It seems that the owners pay much attention so that your stay gets unforgetable, easy and pleasant.

At the end of our stay Luca even wanted to check that eerything went well and if they should change anything.


Nothing negative to tell, simply happy to recommend this address!


  • Stayed July 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

There are countless hotels and vacation rentals that are ordinary - but few in our experience have been consistently "extra"ordinary. La Casa delle Fate definitely qualifies as "extraordinary". Luca, the manager of this building of unique apartments is one in a million. He handled all the ordinary stuff like recommendations and directions... and he unselfishly handled all of the extra stuff like our lost baggage. The building is a collection of eclectic small apartments - each with a kitchenette, a seating area and a large bedroom. Our apartment also featured grotto ceilings and a walkout private patio. The building, circa 1850, is also within a short walk to the Duomo, shopping, restaurants, gelato and the market. I wish we could give it more than 5 stars.

Room Tip: A tremendous value for the money!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

My husband and I have just stayed for a week in these fabulous apartments. We rented Circio a lovely large ground floor apartment with a very Sicilian style and its own private courtyard complete with orange tree and grape vine. All the apartments are different and I would have been very happy in any of them. The apartments are in a quiet spot in the beautiful lane-ways of Ortigia just a stones throw from the water. The owners, Gianni and Anna and their son Luca are both fantastic hosts and lovely people. We were picked up from the bus station, given a great orientation to the island and Luca was on hand to provide all the information and help we needed during our stay. Highly recommend this as a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for self contained accommodation.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: la Casa delle Fate
Address: Via Salomone 4, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our residence is located in Ortigia island, the old town of Siracusa and world heritage site, in historical building of the 800’, recently restored and returned to all its original splendor. The location is impressive: a few steps from the sea and Aretusa Spring , half way between the Cathedral and Maniace Castle.Among restaurants, pubs and bars, just outside your apartment, you'll be spoiled for choice. ... more   less 
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