Hotel dei Coloniali
More than any other city, Syracuse encapsulates Sicily’s timeless beauty. Ancient Greek ruins rise out of lush citrus orchards, cafe tables spill onto dazzling baroque piazzas, and honey-hued medieval lanes lead down to the sparkling blue sea.
It’s difficult to imagine now but in its heyday this was the largest city in the ancient world, bigger even than Athens and Corinth. Its ‘Once upon a Time’ begins in 734 BC, when Corinthian colonists landed on the island of Ortygia and founded the settlement, setting up the mainland city four years later.
Almost three millennia later, the ruins of that then-new city constitute the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, one of Sicily’s greatest archaeological sites. Across the water from the mainland, Ortygia remains the city’s most beautiful corner, a casually chic, eclectic marvel with an ever-growing legion of fans.
Hotel dei Coloniali has been created thinking about an ideal place to stay in Syracuse. A 4-star hotel in the heart of the Syracuse new yacht harbour, at few metres from the bridge connecting the historical centre of Ortigia with the city. A newly 16 bedroom hotel, born into a refurbished early 900 building, where few, quiet and comfortable rooms are furnished choosing colonial mood and adorned with modern colonial-style furnishing and paintings, and hi-tech equipped. The hotel staff welcomes its guests with high quality services, customised to meet any need.
From the reception, through the breakfast room, an intimate path of intimacy and charm between 16 rooms, each one characterised by several warm colours. Furnished in modern colonial-style, rooms are equipped with many amenities: air conditioning, TV-sat, direct telephone, Internet, mini bar, bathroom with shower. An excellent relationship between the high quality services and its rates.
The hotel is ideal for those who want to spend a weekend in Syracuse but also for the business travellers. An ideal point of departure for visiting the city and the beautiful country; due to the nearest large St. Anthony parking, you can choose between a walk through the streets of Ortigia or an excursion towards the little countries of the Val di Noto as the Baroque Noto and Palazzolo Acreide and lovely seaside areas of the province: from the Marine reserve of Plemmirio throughFontane Bianche up to the superb beaches of Vendicari and Portopalo Capo Passero.
From the reception to the pleasant breakfast room, a path made of intimacy and charm into 16 rooms, each one characterised by several warm colours. Adorned with modern colonial-style furnishing and paintings.
Dining & Bars
A buffet breakfast is served daily and includes homemade cakes, pastries and fresh orange juice. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
The dei Coloniali Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Syracuse Train Station. The city’s Duomo, or Cathedral, is 0.9 miles away.
When to go
Travel in the low season from major UK airports (March/April & October/November) for the best prices, other dates available at supplements.