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Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The hotel itself is good, nice clean rooms, good breakfast and helpful staff. The problem lies with its location and it is down to the tour operators rather than the hotel. The hotel is at the top of a small hill and takes approx 30-45 minutes to walk to ortigia - I would class myself as relatively fit but the...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

thanks for choosing us ... we put our heart!

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Hotel not near town Trouble getting around Taxis are only way of getting round Besides the good swimming pool... There is nothing else Staff on reception rather abrupt and not focused on customer needs... The manager seems to be the same when addressing comments on trip advisor Why would a classy hotel charge 2 euros for towels round pool A...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

Friendly Costomer i Always read it carefully your comments, help us in our work. i'm sorry that our hotel did not live of his desires. I assure I and my staff, we will continue to put your heart. Advice for your next trip: before criticiting a hotel, choose more carefully the hotel position.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 August 2013

A really beautiful old hotel with excellent service, large comfortable rooms that are nicely furnished. It serves a good varied breakfast and tasty drinks and snacks at happy hour. The hotel also has a large comfortable pool area.

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

wonderful are you and all our customers. Grazie

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Hotel is ok Pool is nice Hotel needs a lick of paint Carpets need changing Rooms need a refresh Staff on reception not aware of the surroundings No information about buses No information about anything.....! Thank god for trip advisor as they make up for the hotels lack of information Hotel only good if you want to stay by the...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

dear customer, my staff is always available to give the right information on the area. But please we are not a travel agency: our task is to welcome you and make your stay at the hotel exceptional. To experience the region in addition to the information reception, we deliver a map with the most important points of Siracusa and Ortigia...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The facilities are still great. It's a beautiful property with nicely appointed rooms. The problem here is with the staff. Disinterested, disrespectful and indifferent. Except for a helpful front desk staffer (lady), you're on your own. Dining room staff attempt to hurry you along to clean your table for the next meal and make no attempt to be helpful. If...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

Do not allow anyone to complain about the helpfulness and professionalism of my staff, a dining room with tables always ready and attentive waiters starting with breakfast, a rich buffet for breakfast and studied the menu for lunch and dinner. We'll continue to pay a nominal charge of € 2 per stay for the towel. Our hotel is surrounded by...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Stayed a week with family. Splendid hotel with friendly staff and beautiful rooms. Arrived just before 2 pm, our rooms were ready so we were quickly checked in with no problem then to dining room for a delicous lunch. The buffet breakfast every morning is good too with many choices. Our rooms were all spacious and clean immediately after breakfast...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

thanks for choosing us ... we put our heart!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great place to chill out for a few days. Very quiet and isolated from main town which is tiny. also quite far ten euro to old town from here. Anyhow, what a great place to visit, Winston Churchill visited too. The place made me feel like I was stepping into an Agatha Christie movie. There is a fab pool and...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

thanks for choosing us ... we put our heart!

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2013

In the first week of June, we travelled with Citalia to Syracuse, and we stayed in this lovely old hotel which has beautiful and peaceful grounds. Our room was very comfortable with a small fridge and a safe, and a balcony with a view. Breakfast was a real treat, and Happy Hour on the terrace is highly recommended! The location...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

thanks for choosing us ... we put our heart!

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Location and facilities: We stayed here in May 2013 - we found the situation very fascinating and the building very elegant. It is quite a walk into Ortigia though - no shuttle - less active guests may have to get a taxi to the centre. When we stayed in May the 'solarium' was closed and we did not see a...

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

thanks for valuable suggestions: I will provide now to create a menu for vegetarians. If he had asked the maitre you could choose some interesting vegetarian dishes off the menu

Carmichael, California, United States
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Normally downtime at a hotel isn't something you look forward to enjoying. But the Villa, it's verandas and pool, are so beautiful that you have no problem just hanging out there. Our room was beautiful, comfortable and off of one of the large rooftop verandas. We felt completely spoiled. Whether it was happy hour at the Winston Bar or dinner...

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We are happy to serve You. We wish you well !

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Villa Politi is an unique hotel in the world. It is unique because it stands on the suggestive “Latomie” and on the ancient cliff.Art, culture, politics and nobility. A lot of famous people who have stayed at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi: Princes and Kings from all over Europe. Our Piemonte’s Princes, D’Annunzio, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope John Paul II, the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. We put the customer and its total satisfaction at the center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Villa Politi

Address: Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range: €65 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Villa Politi 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Syracuse
Grand Hotel Politi
Grand Hotel Villa Politi Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#24 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“we seemed to have one of the rooms that was unpopular because of the balcony - we thought it was fine”
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“Because of the vast disparity discuss what you want before booking. The best would seem to be at the front with balcony.”
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“Make sure you ask for a proper balcony with a view and not one with a porthole!”
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“Ask for a view of the pool or quarry. Check that the balcony is not enclosed.”
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“Ask for a sea view, should get you a small balcony.”
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