I stayed at this lovely property end of July for one week and enjoyed very moment. The lunch by the pool the first day was disappointing, i opted for a large mixed salad (a poor version of a Nicoise style) it was bland and insipid, the sauce disappointing. They could have supplied a much nicer typical Italian Sicilian salad instead, but there was none on the menu to order and it was totally overpriced. The room was really cute with lovely patio overlooking the sea, with a breathtaking view. The breakfast was good, it provided me my fresh salad every morning as well as my freshly squeezed orange juices and delicious fresh fruits. However, it was lacking in the typical Sicilian varieties, so after i complained to the manager, who was very cooperative and obliging, i started getting every morning my Sicilian varieties which consisted of delicious olives, anchovies, local cheeses, delicious tomatoes, i could no longer complain. The organised tours at the hotel were pricey, however, the receptionist was so helpful, she managed to get me a very good deal and excellent couple ( Italian husband (driver) and well spoken Russian wife (guide) who really made our day. The shuttle bus service every night to the quaint and cute town of Ortigia, was very helpful in terms of savings on transportation. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel that i intend to come back some time in the future with my husband to share this great experience. They need to improve on the quality of food by the pool and to keep up with five star standard by sending someone in early evening to change the towels and refresh the room. On whole it was a good experience. I would like to thank the manager for meeting our expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Minareto was born on a promontory which draws from the poetry of its natural beauty and the power of the charismatic history of the pride stand before the island of Ortigia, a masterpiece of art and history, heritage of UNESCO.has three different private access to the sea that allow our guests to enjoy of softy golden sand, that recalls classical caribbean little islands, or the rocky sea beds of the cliff, ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Minareto Sicily/Syracuse, Italy