This is an excellent hotel for the price. On the island of Ortigia so it is walking distance to anything you want to do, and also close to the one big parking lot on the island. The manager Angela was very helpful and gave us some great suggestions. The breakfast had a great selection. We would stay here again.
great location,very friendly stuff, beautiful view (upgrated room), the entertaintment area in walking distance, free bikes (good quality bikes) from the hotel.
The parking is difficult, but we were able to use one of the 3 hotel parking.
Traveller from Canada, Ontario
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
"Nice B&B in Ortigia, Siracusa's historical centre"
We spent one night in this B&B in Ortigia, Siracusa's historical centre. The B&B is in a historical building, but the rooms seem recently refurbished to a good standard. The staff was very helpful, and the location was convenient (walking distance to the main square of the old town, short driving distance to the archaeological sites and some nice beaches).
Traveller from London
In Ortigia, in a ancient palace surrounded by the waters of its natural port and by an impressive canal, is located the …More
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.
Super service from the friendly, helpful, staff throughout our 5 night stay . Clean modern facilities and excellent cold buffet breakfast included ( cold meats and cheeses , pastries and bread , cereal, fresh fruit , coffee, tea and juice ) .
Perfect central location on Ortigia island for all attractions in Syracuse . Walls between rooms quite thin and internal noise does travel - but not unduly disturbing ( we had a quiet back of hotel 1st floor room looking onto a courtyard ). All in all would recommend as good value for its 3 star rating.
Malc and Linda from London
Located in the very heart of Ortygia , the historic center of Syracuse, Sicily , the hotel Gargallo welcomes guests inside …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
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.