As soon as you step inside the entrance lobby, it feels as if you are in a boutique hotel that blends perfectly with the streets of Ortigia. This is only enhanced by the exposed stone features and quality furnishings in the other public areas on the ground floor. The library/lounge is particularly delightful. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, (room 9), with an airy lounge and shared patio balcony. Plenty of space if a little functional. The small kitchen area and fridge came in handy for the odd lunch or aperativo.
We spent two nights in Orchigia. The hotel is beautiful and has a very well kept internal chapel. The chapel entrance is through the hotel lobby so it becomes almost exclusive to the hotel. There is also a nice terrace with a nice view to the sea. The staff is very friendly and everything is within walking distance. The breakfast is very good
Traveller from Brazil
Domus Mariae Benessere has 21 rooms (17 with shower and 4 with a luxurious in-room whirlpool tub)with all the amenities of a …More
Great Stay. I was taken by the kindness and generosity of the staff. The property is clean and tidy. Not overly adorned but simple, modern (by the standards of the island) and efficient. The location is good and if you spring for the extra 25 euros then I'm sure there is no better view for the price.
Traveller from Key Largo
The Domus Mariae is a charming three-star hotel, located in the center front of a splendid sea with a panorama stretching …More
A pleasant hotel in Central Ortigia. The building was a typical 17th Century house with wonderful high ceilings and the room I stayed in had two stunning balconies. The hotel seemed to have been recently renovat0ed and was in very good condition. The lady at reception recommended three restaurants which I tried and all were excellent. I would highly recommend staying at Hotel Gargallo and I will certainly be returning.
Traveller from London
Located in the very heart of Ortygia , the historic center of Syracuse, Sicily , the hotel Gargallo welcomes guests inside …More
Wonderful B&B perfectly located on Ortygia (Siracusa). The B&B is in a beautiful old building right on the Piazza Archimedes, though our room was protected from any noise on the piazza by facing a quiet side street. The host was welcoming and helpful with recommendations for restaurants and itinerary. The room was well air-conditioned and comfortable. Breakfast was good and served in a cheerful, sunny room overlooking the Piazza.
Traveller from Williamstown MA
The Diana Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in the centre of Syracuse, on the eastern coast of Sicily , very close to …More
On the plus side, the Artemide is very well situated in Ortigia - close to the sea, and walking distance to the central Piazza Duomo. The free Ortigia-round shuttle passes very close-by. Our room was very clean. We were surprised to find that breakfast was available in Piazza Archimede - a five minute walk from the B&B - and not on site. We were given tickets to present each day at the Bar Centrale. Very nice pastries both savoury and sweet available and coffee. However, breakfast only included one coffee and one pastry each. If you wanted more, you had to pay - coffee Euros 2.50 a cup and pastries from Euros 2.00. We are two coffee people, and it adds up on top of room rate. It turned out that it was very pleasant to have breakfast here and watch the world go by, but we should have been told in advance.
The big minus for the Artemide for us was the beds. The mattresses and pillows appeared to be constructed of bricks, and were the most uncomfortable we have ever experienced in any hotel or B&B. We suffered sleepless nights, as it was literally impossible to get comfortable. Such a shame - spoiled our stay. Other minus was we were asked to pay in cash - no credit card payment facility available.