This hotel is a beautiful old Italian house that has been rennovated and extended into the hotel. The grounds of the hotel are an oasis in the area and there is even a guide to where in the world all the plants came from! The rooms are lovely and a good size. The swimming pool is fantastic and again a decent size. We often had the pool to ourselves or were sharing with only a few other guests. The atmosphere is very relaxed. The hotel is situated about a 10 minute drive outside of Siracusa, however there is a free shuttle bus to the town and a taxi back to the hotel (as the shuttle only runs to the early evening) is around €20.
There are two drawbacks to the hotel - the service of the staff and the parties. The service of the staff ranged from very good to very poor. Having said that we always served, you just had to be a bit pro-active at finding the staff! There isn't much English spoken so the basics of Italian is useful - it gives you a more genuine experience!
The parties - out of our two week stay there were 4 parties. 2 of them were fine and did not interfere with our holiday at all. The other 2 were very loud and one in particular was by the poolside, which happened to be right outside our room! We were invited to that party but only on the day and were given no warning before that.
Despite these two drawbacks, I would recommend the hotel if you are looking for a relaxing and beautiful setting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a former noble residence, the Caiammari is an elegant 4-star hotel in eastern Sicily, 4 miles from Siracusa. The centuries-old botanical gardens feature an outdoor swimming pool.The spacious, airy rooms of Hotel Caiammari are elegantly furnished and feature wrought-iron beds, tiled floors and exposed wood beams on the ceilings. Each room offers air conditioning and a TV with satellite channels.The spa center is complete with sauna and jacuzzi outdoor pool . A range of massages and beauty treatments is also available.Hibiscus restaurant serves a fusion of Sicilian, Italian and international cuisine, including an exquisite selection of wines. The bar is famous for its cocktails, and the breakfast buffet includes fresh pastries.The hotel is half a mile from Arenella Beach. The staff can arrange shuttles to the heart of Siracusa and Catania Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caiammari Hotel Syracuse
- Hotel Caiammari Sicily/Syracuse, Italy