In the historic centre of Ortigia, with sea views and easy walking access to restaurants and shops, this is a wonderful, friendly and stylish hotel. Do note that there are two buildings side by side so some rooms require guests to cross a quiet street to reach the restaurant or reception. Excellent lounge area (no tea making in the rooms) where plenty of choices tea, coffee, nuts, water and wine. Great idea, you get to meet other guests!
Everything about the hotel is brilliant, from the location, everything on the island is within easy walking distance. The service is great, as soon as you arrive the car is parked for you, great breakfast. Unique decor adds to the experience!
The hotel was a good choice. Although we did not have sea view the room was spacious and clean. Our extractor fan in our bathroom was not working but apart from that all else was fine.! The views from the breakfast area are stunning and the breakfast also plentiful and good. The spa was a wonderful treat at the end of the day. We would most definition return and recommend.
Grand seafront hotel rising above an old harbour wall, less than 500 metres from the cathedral and historic Isle of Ortigia …More
On arrival, there was nowhere to park up and leave the car. So we unloaded our luggage quickly while parked right outside the main entrance. We then had to drive to the Talete area ( near the bridges) to park safely and for free overnight. Not such a big deal - it's a 10-15 minute walk back to the hotel in sunshine through quaint little streets. There are actually 2 parking spaces allocated to the hotel to the left of the front door and we were lucky enough to be able to use 1 of these spaces on 3 nights during our stay. The cleanliness and comfort of the room, location, friendliness and efficiency of the staff together with a very good breakfast all more than compensated for any parking inconvenience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Royal Maniace and hope to stay there again.
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
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.