This hotel is in a terrific location on Ortygia island with relatively good public parking facilities (bearing in mind that you are in a very old city). A bit hard to find, at least for our sat-nav which tried to bring us directly to the hotel through a maze of small streets, some with limited access or residents-only signs, rather than taking the most convenient route which is on the seaward side of the Island. Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Our room was small but entirely adequate- it had a small balcony looking out over the sea, without this it would have felt cramped. Unlike other reviewers we found breakfast to be entirely adequate, but not a gourmet experience. Great selection of restaurants close by- but avoid those facing the harbour, based on our own experience, where we got the only bad meal in a two-week trip around Sicily. Lots to see and do both on the island of Ortygia, and also across town- try the Archeological Park, well worth the 40 minute walk from the hotel.. Syracuse is an amazing place for 2 or 3 days stay.
Just a couple of negative, or neutral, comments- The "Roof Garden" restaurant is not on the roof, it's indoors. The safe in the room had a mind of its own, I was never quite sure if it would yield up its contents. Rooms a bit small so you would not be inclined to spend any time relaxing there, but not a big issue with so much to do and see around the hotel. No garden or other outdoor sitting area- again, much as one would expect in an old city, but could be a problem for a longer stay (we spent 3 nights here which was fine)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Livingston , located on Ortigia’s Island which is the historic centre of Siracusa, It’s a four stars charme hotel with all luxury comforts. This ancient building is surrounded by the Ionian Sea whom guests can admire from the roof garden and enjoying the view from the balcony of the rooms. Hotel Livingston offers modern technologies such as the magnificent Daikin air conditioning accompanied by class and elegance of the furnishings as Jacuzzi bath tub with glass shower stall or box top level Jacuzzi in the marble bathrooms.The restaurant '' U'' Taliu, all in the roof garden on the sea, delights visitors with its Mediterranean cuisine and the flavors of Sicily.The “Galatea” spa is a sophisticated and comprehensive wellness centre where real professionals take care of you body and mind.The “Galatea’s centre has an aero-hydro-massage pool, swimming against the tide, neck massage, color therapy., emotional showers, finnish sauna, turkish bath, laconicum (sauna Latin). Use Spa facilities described above a is completely free for our guests. Paying , Only the massage and the beauty treatment made from highly qualified beauticians. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Livingston Sicily/Syracuse, Italy