We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Charming in Ortygia”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Bed & Breakfast Diana
Ranked #56 of 236 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 November 2011

I stayed here for six nights, extending my stay when I fell hopelessly in love with Ortygia. B&B Diana is not perfect but who comes to Sicily for perfection? And this B&B is nothing fancy. But it is charming, quaint, friendly and perfect for me.
Breakfast is now served in the house. In addition to the usual fare, my hostess fixed me scrambled eggs and a cappucino every morning. My room was plenty big enough and was tastefully appointed with older furniture.
Be aware that the wonderful location, right on Piazza Archimede, is noisy. But my room had shutters, for lack of a better word, on the inside that I could shut when needed That solved this minor issue.
And don't miss the Antico Caffe' Centralle, a family operated cafe', also on the piazza. I was warmly received by the family and I had great fun with them.
I simply loved Ortygia, and B&B Diana was perfect for me. Recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Billymojo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (80)
There are newer reviews for Bed & Breakfast Diana
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

7 - 13 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2011

I was a bit disappointed by this one. Great location on one of the main piazzas in Ortygia, slightly noisy at the bar below but it didn't bother us. What did was the fact that the room was smoky and dark. Just not nice to come back to after a day's touring.

Owner was very pleasant. Highlight was the freshly squeezed orange juice from his family's orchard at breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank PipistrelloAndPanda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 July 2010

very central location, stylish rooms overlooking a piazza, air-condition, friendly staff, breakfast served in a nearby cafeteria - great place in overall!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank AventureroPolaco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 September 2009

Very convenient! Very nice family.

They don't serve breakfast -- instead, they give you a voucher for breakfast at the most perfect cafe in the world, across from one of the most magnificent duomos in all of Italy.

One thing: Park at the public parking lot as you enter Ortigia, then take the FREE bus to the Plaza Archimedes, where the Diana is located.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Rachel003
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 October 2008

Charming place right on the main square. We felt we were residents of Syracuse for several days. Welcoming host. The B and B does not serve breakfast. We were given coupons to a nearby cafe which was excellent and enhanced our experience. We expected the location to be noisy but it was not.

Stayed: September 2008
Thank juliadiana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2008

This B & B is located on the second floor and shares its space with another B & B. It is in an ideal location; right on the Piazza Archimede in Ortygia. There can be a bit of noise at night, though we did not seem to be bothered by this. Our windows faced the side street and I wondered if the front rooms might have more difficulty with the noise.
There is a free bus that comes to the piazza frequently that can be taken to the center of Syracuse or the train station. The B & B has four rooms that are clean and a decent size. The bed was a bit hard and the pillow was almost flat. I even folded it in half and it was still almost flat. The bathroom was a decent size, though not large, but the shower was small as one often sees in Europe.
There is no one on site, but there is a number to call if you have a problem. The proprietor speaks some English and was helpful to our friends whose luggage was lost. Breakfast is a drink (espresso?) and a pastry each day and is taken at the Diana Bar located on the first level and next door to the actual B &B. The food tasted fine, but there was no opportunity here for additional or different fare (such as eggs).
All in all, the B & B is fine is you are looking for an ideal location at a reasonable price. Just be aware of the limitations and you will be fine.

Thank SanDiegotraveler_8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 July 2006

Very nice location, clean rooms, very friendly staff and marvellous bathroom. 65 Euros / double room with private bathroom - at least 4 star level accommodation with breakfast included in the price.

Stayed: June 2006
Thank AIW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Syracuse hotels
0.3 mi away
Royal Maniace Hotel
Royal Maniace Hotel
#13 of 74 in Syracuse
454 reviews
0.0 mi away
B&B Five Rooms
B&B Five Rooms
#45 of 236 in Syracuse
46 reviews
0.0 mi away
La Residenza del Reginale
La Residenza del Reginale
#37 of 236 in Syracuse
106 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Amnesia B&B
Amnesia B&B
#79 of 236 in Syracuse
33 reviews
0.0 mi away
Ortigia Bed And Breakfast
Ortigia Bed And Breakfast
#92 of 236 in Syracuse
7 reviews
0.0 mi away
Locanda di Nonna Iole
Locanda di Nonna Iole
#25 of 98 in Syracuse
16 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bed & Breakfast Diana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bed & Breakfast Diana

Address: Piazza Archimede 2, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 236 B&Bs / Inns in Syracuse
Price Range: £63 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bed & Breakfast Diana 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Diana is an elegant deluxe B&B located in a central but quiet position, not far from Piazza Duomo. It is also situated very near to Corso Matteotti, one of the largest and most elegant streets in Siracuse, enabling our guest to indulge in some top quality shopping. Are simply and stylishly decorated to harmonize with the rest of the premises, and all are equipped with bathroom, air conditioning and TV. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA and Evoline ltd so you can book your Bed & Breakfast Diana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bed & Breakfast Diana Sicily/Syracuse, Italy

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing