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“Unreal Views”
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Hotel Livingston
Ranked #19 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unreal Views”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon and were completely wowed by the view, and the location. The room decor was not particularly my taste, but it didn't detract from our time here. The staff was extremely helpful, and we really enjoyed the location as it allowed us to wander through Ortygia easily.

Room Tip: Sea view! It's so worth it!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We picked this hotel because of the great TA reviews.We are in complete agreement with all the reviews. This hotel had no negatives for us. . We drove a rental car and after a few minutes figuring out the driving routes on old Ortygia we arrived at the hotel and the staff took care of parking the car for us. Once there you can walk everywhere and that is what you will want to do.
Great room. We ate in the restaurant one evening and it was wonderful. The food was great and the service was great. Breakfast also really good with scrambled eggs available. That is pretty rare in this part of the world. We followed staff recommendations for restaurants outside and they were perfect.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

I had already decided to give this hotel a 5-star review before I left. It is on the water, central in Ortygia (the old city), with 18 foot ceiling rooms, and spectacular views. The people at the front desk were very helpful, and loaned us guidebooks to the city for our 4 day stay. However, I was most impressed when I left my laptop on the nightstand after checking out. I discovered this in the Catania airport, borrowed a cell phone, and called the Livingston. They knew I had left it, and were trying to reach me. They sent the laptop in a vehicle, with someone to recognize me, to the airport, and returned it half and hour before departure. Spectacular!, and enough said.

Room Tip: I recommend rooms 305, larger (1st choice), and 306, better bathroom. Both with awesome views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed here in mid march for 4 nights . This hotel was superb. The most charming, helpful staff, lovely girls , who parked our car, changed our room to One with side balcony, still glorious sea view and a fabulous bathroom. Lying in large comfortable beds listening to the waves crashing against the sea wall was a thrilling experience. Beautifully furnished, clean and fresh everywhere.
The spa in the basement is a real treat, this was very kindly opened especially for us after it was closed.
Wonderful breakfasts, with enormous choice of fruits, and perfect scrambled eggs.. Friendly waiters . Sadly, restaurant was not open for dinner while we were there but we were given recommendations for dining in local family restaurants.
The 360 views from this top room is sensational.
Ortiga is excuisite, and this hotel, small and intimate made our stay totally peaceful and relaxing after sightseeing.

Room Tip: The view from any room is superb, some rooms only have hydro massage showers, so ask if you would li...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Atlanta GA USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Hotel Livingston is located along the waterfront in old Ortygia and a sea view room is definitely worth the extra cost. This hotel has just about everything you can think of to make your stay more comfortable - clean, spacious rooms, very comfy beds, slippers and robes, cool bathroom with glass sink and Jacuzzi shower, wonderful spicy orange scented toiletries, reliable, free Wi-Fi, long balcony with direct sea view, an excellent restaurant, an elevator, and friendly helpful service.

The breakfast buffet was much better than average with scrambled eggs and bacon, hard rolls, cheese, and deli meats, cereal, yogurt, fresh pineapple and other fruits, and about eight different pastries and tarts. The restaurant and breakfast area are in a glassed in room on the top floor with panoramic views of the sea and town. In mild weather they open the windows to the sea breezes. Although we normally do not eat dinner in hotel restaurants, we did at Hotel Livingston and it was excellent. The presentation was beautiful, service was friendly and professional, and food was delicious.

Room Tip: A sea view room is larger and the views are exceptional, well worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Good location, in a nice area of Siracusa, near to restaurants, bars, the Cathedral (Duomo)... We had a large and well equipped double room, with hydromassage, large bed, nice furniture... Good breakfast at the fourth floor, with a nice view. Free car parking (although on the street) available.

On the down side, poor wi-fi coverage in the room and place is a bit on the expensive side, given that it was low season and Siracusa is probably not a top tourist destination.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Comfortable room, we had a junior suite, with sea view. Bit on the expensive side. Easy access to all of Otigia. We didn't eat in the hotel as we were out and about with lots of good restaurants nearby. The breakfasts however were ok with a wide choice, though not much off the 'full english' list. Very friendly guy running the restaurant. Didn't use the Spa. They could offer a free transfer to the Airport bus stop.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Livingston
Address: Via Nizza 17 | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#17 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Livingston 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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