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Hotel Principe di Fitalia Wellness & SPA
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 November 2013

This was an excellent hotel. It is small (20 rooms) and quite comfortable. As the hotel is in the countryside, it is quite quiet. It's an easy drive into town for sightseeing. However, anyone going into town for dinner at night (and one really should take in Ortygia after dark), should take advantage of the convenient shuttle service from the hotel into town. The hotel has a nice restaurant. Dining on the patio by the pool is quite lovely, and the meals were quite good as well. The staff was very helpful. The room was fine, and the seating area outside each room was a nice extra. I would definitely recommend Hotel Principe di Fitalia.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

It wasn’t the four star hotel I imagined. We had a basic room (#15) but it was a little tight and always dark so we always had to turn on the lights. Overall the room felt dated. The bathroom had been somewhat updated but the toilet seat didn’t fit the toilet, the cellophane sealed disposable cups were a cheap touch and the glossy floor tiles were really slippery when wet.

Nice enough pool although towels are back in reception. There’s a dated hot tub which they charge 10 euro pp per cycle for.

There’s a free shuttle to take you into town and back on set times. Their website says it’s 4 km into Ortigia but I think that must be if you’re a bird. By shuttle, it was about 10 km – a 15 minute drive. Every time we booked it they said we needed to book a day ahead although the info sheet they gave us said that shuttle reservations must be 30 minutes ahead.

Breakfast was good but it was hard to come by a clean table. All the messy tables are just left and there’s no service. Not even an acknowledgement that we were there. So we tried to make do with no cutlery. I also wanted water but alas the one water bottle was empty.

I felt invisible at this place. No one helped us with our luggage. No one showed us around. It was rare for someone to say anything to us at all. And as an irritating bonus – the nearby farmers start shooting around 6:45 a.m. to scare off the birds. That happened both mornings and I thought a country location would be quiet.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lexi99
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had a very pleasant stay.
The staff was very helpfull and the breakfast was a real feast! Perfect to have a shuttle service to the city center at night so we both could enjoy the lovely sicilian wines!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Enjoyable stay in rural surroundings, with the best continental breakfast ever. Other meals good.
Convenient for Syracuse (15 mins) with free minibus several times a day, also free transport to private beach.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank donalm
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Customer service excellence in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our every request was taken care of in a friendly and efficient manner that suggested that it was no bother at all. Our room was very comfortable with an en suite shower room and a lovely terrace with a table, four chairs & a parasol. The shutters on the patio doors encouraged and allowed some much needed lie-ins. As well as air conditioning, there was a fridge and a combination safe in the room.
The choice at breakfast was fabulous and set us up for the day. Lunch was available at whatever time suited us and was served on the beautiful terrace beside the pool.
Dinner was amazing, with such a wonderful choice of meats & fish (vegetarian also). We love fish and had the opportunity to taste so many different fresh fish including Sword Fish, Tuna and Dexter. The desserts were beautiful & the ice cream sublime. The wine list is a fabulous selection of really beautiful wines – definitely very moreish.
We do not normally have dinner in hotels which we stay in as we enjoy going out to restaurants, but, both dinner and the service were so good in Hotel Principe di Fitalia that we had dinner in the hotel 12 out of the 14 nights which we stayed.
The hotel arranged complimentary transport into Ortigia, a fabulous old city with beautiful architecture, a fresh food market and lovely restaurants. Also to the bus station if we wished to venture further.
The hotel had a selection of mountain bikes, which we borrowed on a couple of occasions and went exploring stopping off for lunch before some more gentle exercise to work off our lunch.
The pool is very clean & very inviting after a day out & about to cool off & then relax on a lounger by the pool with a drink or a complimentary coffee & biscuit
The nearby Arenella Beach which the hotel brought us to and collected us from had beautiful pale gold sand with crystal clear sea. As well as providing pool/beach towels, the hotel arranged complimentary sun loungers and a parasol on the beach.
From someone who struggles to relax, this was definitely the perfect hotel with the perfect staff to quietly and gently encourage us to relax. This beautiful hotel and it's fabulous staff made our holiday very special.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 2 which was spacious and had sun in the mornings on the terrace, where we enjoyed...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dalreen
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Warm friendly atmosphere in delightful grounds. Staff could not have been more helpful and spoke excellent English.
Lovely room with balcony and roof terrace. Attractive pool, clean and enticing.
Shuttle bus to Syracuse and beach was convenient . We loved our 5 day stay in this peaceful oasis.
Restaurant was intimate and in a lovely setting. Food was excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for calm and tranquility

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Annie V
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

A wonderful relaxing small hotel, but with big hotel benefits. Swimming pool, gym, wellness centre and comfortable rooms. Breakfast is a feast, food excellent. Service friendly, transport in to Siracusa a bonus. A great place to get away from it all. Don't go if you are looking for night clubs and noisy bars!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Geordiegirl7150
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Address: Traversa Tonnara Terrauzza 38, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Syracuse
#2 Spa Hotel in Syracuse
#3 Family Hotel in Syracuse
#4 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
#6 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
Price Range: £82 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Principe di Fitalia Wellness & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Principe di Fitalia is a resort with a 5 star modern part and an old part, a charming villa of 1854 that is a 4 star resort. The hotel is managed by the owners. It has many services: spa one of the largest of Sicily with sauna,Hammam,jacuzzi, a restaurant with a kitchen designed to enhance the flavors of raw material that is all top notch. Tennis court, table tennis, 3 pools, 2 outdoor and one indoor heated (29/32 degrees), indoor and outdoor children's play room. fitness room, massage rooms. Just two steps from the sea of the nature reserve of Plemmirio. It's the right place to relax , to know sicily and to go to the beach. ... more   less 
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Principe Di Fitalia Syracuse
Principe Di Fitalia Hotel
Hotel Principe Di Fitalia Wellness & SPA Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

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