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.
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.
My wife and I had an amazing stay at B&B La Via della Guidecca, which was the second stop on our honeymoon. The location is perfectly situated in Ortigia, within a short walking distance of all the attractions on the island, and within a few minutes from two incredible rocky beaches. The B&B staff were all super helpful with recommendations for sights/restaurants/excursions and they even helped us research the train/hydrofoil travel to our next destination in Sicily. They also emailed us beforehand to let us know the best way to get to the hotel from Siracusa. The breakfast was delicious, with a wide range of meats, cheeses, fruits, breads, cereal, pastries, and tea/coffee/juices - we always left full and ready for a day of exploring. They even invited us early for breakfast the day we were leaving, so we could catch our morning train. TOP TIP - if it's your honeymoon, tell them! We were upgraded from a double-room to a beautiful suite on the top floor, which was spacious, well decorated, comfortable, and clean. And the views of Ortigia from the large balcony were breathtaking. The air conditioning was also good, which was nice when we returned from a full day of walking around in Sicilian-summer heat. This B&B is HIGHLY recommended.
Traveller from Toronto, Canada
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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
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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
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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.