A nice hotel, well situated and handy for the attractions in the old town of Syracuse. Well-appointed, clean and comfortable room, friendly and efficient staff and a good breakfast offering. Competitively priced.
All in all, a very pleasant one-night stay - we will definitely consider using it again when next we visit Syracuse.
Traveller from Nottingham, UK
Housed in a turn-of-the-century property with an ornate stucco facade, this modern hotel is located one kilometre from the …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.
What a lovely location! balcony overlooking the sea, lovely decor and clean room. The staff were very friendly and helpfull. Oritigia is a lovely lovely place had we known we would have stayed there longer. Would definately stay here again.
The city of Ortygia is one of my favourites in Sicily. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance to the historical sites. I liked that I could park my car in a designated parking area within the city and then spend the rest of my time walking around town exploring its historical attractions.It's also close to the beach.
Traveller from Canada
The Residence Arco Antico is an apartment hotel risen of recent to Siracusa. It is consisted of one and two-roomed …More
"Great location, pleasant room, average breakfast"
The Itaca B&B is located in a great place within a few minutes walk of the main attractions of Ortigia. The room was good for our family of 4 although the shower door leaked when in use and caused a minor flood.
The breakfast was at near by cafe and consisted of simple pastries and coffee. Not great but certainly filling. Parking is impossible so you have to park about 5-10 minutes walk away at around 13-15 euros per day. Not a great hardship but needs a bit of planning.
Itaca B&B rise in the heart of the historical centre of Siracusa (Ortigia) in Archimedes' sqaure, in a XV century building …More
A very old building with a slight mustiness, but a clean and quiet room. Simple but fresh breakfast provided at a nearby cafe.Big plus: It was great to stay right in Ortygia a few steps from the water or from the centre. And the staff were very helpful
Traveller from vancouver
building fullyrestored,two floors,in the oldtown,Ortigia, main parking few minute walking,70 meters from the seaside, main …More