We stayed as a family (3 teen-aged boys) at the beginning of October 2012.
The hotel is modern, with very big rooms, the kids had a "loft" with the 3rd bed and a roof balcony with view to the harbor. Our room (parents) did not have a view (only to the inner courtyard), but this did not bother us. each room had a small refrigerator with complimentary bottles of cold water that was very refreshing and a nice welcome! The rooms are very large and spacious, without frills, but all we needed was there - a very comfortable bed, bedside tables, a desk & 1 chair ( another chair would be welcome,,,) great air conditioner, and large window. The bathroom had also a bide, and my only complaint would be that the shower stall was quite small and lacking good drainage. I would also welcome a shelf in the bathroom for toiletries.
The staff was very nice and helpful! we felt very comfortable to ask for advice, and even managed to communicate with the night desk man )that did not speak English, but managed to understand us fine).
The hotel is right in the harbor, which is really great. Going out and seeing the piers and fishing boats with the beautiful island of Ortigia in the background was lovely!
Breakfast was a small buffet of pastries, mostly sweet, a few salty, a bit of sliced cheese (& some sliced meat that we didn't eat), a few yogurts, packaged toast, butter & jam. Good coffee & juice, and the kids requested chocolate milk and there was no problem getting that for them. all in all breakfast was different from what we are used to, but sufficient and good (especially the fresh pastries!)
Next door is a very good Bar-restaurant (Mividia) that has great pizzas & pastas. their foccacia is not to be missed! nothing fancy, just good local food at a good price.
The only bad experience we had at the hotel was brushing against the cacti at the entrance to the hotel! After spending some time with our tweezers (lucky we had one!) we tried to remember to stay clear of them!
There is a lot of free parking right in front of the hotel-great.
All in all, very recommended hotel. We would come again! (just please move the cactus:-) )
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the seafront in the historic center of Siracusa, the hotel is situated in a restored original fishing village. All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi and satellite TV, and are characterized by a traditional Sicilian sea. Transport by boat is offered for free during the summer and take you from Sbarcadero Ortigia. The private beach is just 50 meters. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sbarcadero Sicily/Syracuse, Italy