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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The staff were overall friendly. No excursions arranged. The hotel is badly located.There is absolutely nothing to do or see in the area. The locality is very dirty. People very unfriendly. Very disappointing. I would not recommend it as a area to visit

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1 Thank Monica O
Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

surrounded by a park in the heart of the city of syracuse. large private parking. large swimming pool. the dishes in the restaurant's menu consist of 5 dishes to type that change every month. this is to offer always new tastes. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

An elegant 150 year old beauty with character and charm. Truly exciting mixture of past and present. Interesting details for antique lovers.Beautiful garden and nice pool area. Excellent service. The breakfast buffet is so grand that it is worth of six stars!

2 Thank TuulaV
Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

It is our job to make you happy. Thanks More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Stayed in grand villa politi from 21st to 28th April 2013. Old elegant hotel in need of some updating with great buffet breakfast. Rooms cleaned every day. Great swimming pool with private garden and showers. Most staff had little or no English with no knowledge of tourist attractions or bus times. Most buses had very irregular service, if we were... More 

Thank Marybern10
Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

SYRACUSE is NOT NEW YORK: OFTEN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A CITY 'AND ANOTHER VILLAGE ARE DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE. But this is also the charm of Sicily. there is a considerable difference between the old and decadent. The costs of services are the same as any other city. The staff of the ghvp speaks good English and French, we are sorry... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Stayed at the Grand Villa Politi in Syracussa first week in April 2013 highlight was the weather, locals thought it was still spring but 20- 24 degrees absolutely lovely, you will need a car to get around but everywhere is reasonably easy to get to. The hotel is one of the areas oldest, full of quaint corridors and old fashioned... More 

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Carmelo C, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi, responded to this review

We put the customer and its total satisfaction at the center… we put the heart. Grazie! More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

First trip to Sicily, 6 days in August and loved it! August is a very hot time to get and busy with Italians holidaying, found this hotel, good price for all in hotel and flights. It was probably very grand in its day, Winston Churchill stayed there, elements of that era very nice, let down was restaurant very austere and... More 

5 Thank Emma B
Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

This is a grand hotel in the old style providing a wonderful service throughout. We had a superior room - well worth the little extra - the hotel was spotlessly clean throughout - great breakfast table and very good value three course evening meal for 25 Euro pp. which was very good. Wonderful gardens and patios and a very good... More 

1 Thank tedwar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

The only reason we chose this hotel was for the use of the pool. The pool was lovely and empty and we enjoyed lazing by it in the afternoons. The rest of the hotel was awful. The hotel is not near anything of interest so is either a long horrible walk in to ortigia or a 10 euro taxi ride.... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2012 via mobile

A grand old hotel slightly neglected with an impressive pool. The room, food and service were ok. The free pre-dinner cocktails were a nice touch. Our only minor complaint is that the wifi only works in the lounge area near reception. Would stay again.

Thank Phil T
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2012

A most comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable time. The room was fine (we paid a little bit extra for a 'superior' room), looking out over the old quarries, now a 'romantic' garden, with the sea visible beyond. Service was always excellent, with the staff courteous and most helpful. A good buffet breakfast with plenty of choice. An excellent swimming pool to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed in this hotel for our holiday in Sicily. Everything was very good since our arrival until we left. Staff kind and helpful all the time, hotel might be a little bit older but in good condition and with very high standard. Breakfast had a wide choice to choose from and is served in very stylish restaurant. Pool is... More 

2 Thank jsana

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Villa Politi is an unique hotel in the world. It is unique because it stands on the suggestive “Latomie” and on the ancient cliff.Art, culture, politics and nobility. A lot of famous people who have stayed at the Grand Hotel Villa Politi: Princes and Kings from all over Europe. Our Piemonte’s Princes, D’Annunzio, Sir Winston Churchill, Pope John Paul II, the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. We put the customer and its total satisfaction at the center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Villa Politi

Address: Via Maria Politi Laudien 2, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range: ₹ 4,705 - ₹ 12,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Villa Politi 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Syracuse
Grand Hotel Politi
Grand Hotel Villa Politi Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Syracuse
#9 Business Hotel in Syracuse
#24 Romantic Hotel in Syracuse
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