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“Stop Time in Southern Italy”
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Very good
19 reviews
Enchanting Views
Relax and Enjoy!
Stunning Aerial View
A STAR of the Sea
A gallery of original artwork.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Burt H
Seattle, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stop Time in Southern Italy”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stella Sul Mare (Star on the Sea) will exceed all your expectations, even if you expect beautiful sunrises and sunsets, a continuous sea breeze, a panoramic view of the sea and of the ancient town of Ortigia, and great food and wine at your fingertips. The condo has all the comforts one could ask for: air conditioned master bedroom and kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, wifi, satellite TV, together with old world craftsmanship, including marble floors and beautiful original artwork. Swim in the sea that is literally at your doorstep, purchase fresh fish, vegetables, incredible local cheeses at shops and markets within 20 minutes or less walking distance. Or eat out at great restaurants within the same radius. The owner and local representative are professional and attentive. The only negative: having to leave the time stoping magic of Stella Sul Mare Siracusa and its buona abbondanza (amazing abundance).

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solCalifo...
California USA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful as described, but ...”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment was accurately described. It was spacious and its location on the Mediterranean was gorgeous. And I would definitely recommend it. A few things, though, were annoying. I was asked to leave 80 euros in cash for cleaning, after I was booked and confirmed. I was also requested to replace the toilet paper, water the plants and take out the garbage. Cleaning the apartment should be included in the cost of doing business and the other stuff is just petty.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: petty requests and cleaning charge
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The sea and the sky”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stella Sul Mare sits right on the edge of the shore, affording memorable views of the sea in all its moods. Watching the sunrise and the busy activity of the local fishermen as they pulled in their creels and dived for lobsters and shrimps, as well as the views over the old town of Ortigia , made for a brilliant holiday. The flat is spacious and well provisioned. The balcony is large and accessible from all the rooms.

There are a couple of drawbacks. Local food shops are not very handy and walking in this part of Siracusa is not particularly appealing owing to the incessant traffic and the all too obvious examples of civic neglect, sadly typical of many parts of Sicily.

Ortigia is delightful, especially the local market. Noto is definitely worth a visit. Modica is supposed to be very special.

Giulia was helpful in organising taxis. Normally we would have hired a car or opted for public transport in getting to and from the airport. But neither the bus station nor the railway station are easy to get to from the appartment.

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Helsinki
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Northern California
Reviewed 14 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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cw1215
Naramata, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 3 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 6 nights at Stella Sur Mare in October of 2012, after extending our stay an extra night because we enjoyed the apartment so much. The apartment is very large and has all the amenities you could ask for, including great WiFi as well as a view that is unsurpassed. It is a walk of approx 20 min to Ortygia and a short walk to a great restaurant recommended by the host, Antonio who was very helpful. We would definitely stay here again & would recommend to others.Carol & Mark Naramata BC Canada

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Liked best: the view
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PandBarba...
Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Very spacious condo with excellent outlook close to all the historic sites of Syracuse”
Reviewed 24 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Completely unique place to stay, very tastefully adorned with the art of the owner in most rooms, right next to the sea, very spacious first floor apartment with about 25 metres of balcony on 2 sides. Secure off street parking, you really need a hire car in Sicily to get around, but you can walk to Ortigia [15 mins] and the museum [10 mins] and most of the archaeological sites are also close. Andrea gave helpful advice on supermarkets and beaches nearby. A great place to relax and feel at home.

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Liked best: The views from the balcony, always bathed in sunshine and the spaciousness
Liked least: shower water pressure a bit variable
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Your age range 50-64
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