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Grand Hotel Villa Politi

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Via M Politi 2, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy
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#23 of 86 hotels in Syracuse
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Nury wrote a review 16 Oct
Lisbon, Portugal435 contributions68 helpful votes
My experience with this hotel is average good, the hotel is historic, dated 150 years aprox, updated but still needing more upgrade in furniture and in bathrooms. Beds are confortable. Staff is ok, not very at your disposal during meals. Breakfast is a bit below average for a 4*hotel. free parking. Far from Ortigia.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Carmelo Cannizzaro, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your comment and starting from your opinion on our breakfast, I would like to respond to all the criticisms expressed this season by our guests: 1) our breakfast is a service offered by the hotel, completely free, so it does not affect the cost you pay for the room. 2) in these two years, due to the pandemic, we have chosen to reduce the breakfast products, while not giving up the choice of the buffet. 3) Nestle's latest generation machines for all hot drinks, including excellent espresso. Same for cold drinks. 4) especially this summer we have chosen eight types of seasonal fruit and fruit salad 5) three types of cold cuts and cheeses 6) fragrant butter croissants 7) different types of single-portion products, to avoid direct contact. 8) excellent bread prepared by our chef every morning! This is our choice, conceived, designed, to ensure maximum safety and hygiene, giving up scrambled eggs on the buffet but without taking away the pleasure of choosing scrambled eggs or a fragrant omelette with a small supplement for the service. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Grazie per il tuo commento e partendo dalla tua opinione sulla nostra colazione, vorrei rispondere a tutte le critiche espresse in questa stagione dai nostri ospiti: 1) la nostra colazione è un servizio offerto dall'hotel, completamente gratuito, quindi non incide sul costo della camera. 2) in questi due anni, a causa della pandemia, abbiamo scelto di ridurre i prodotti per la colazione, pur non rinunciando alla scelta del buffet. 3) Le macchine Nestlé di ultima generazione per tutte le bevande calde, compreso l'ottimo espresso. Stessa cosa per le bevande fredde. 4) soprattutto quest'estate abbiamo scelto otto tipi di frutta di stagione e macedonia 5) tre tipi di salumi e formaggi 6) fragranti croissant al burro 7) diverse tipologie di prodotti monodose, per evitare il contatto diretto. 8) ottimo pane preparato ogni mattina dal nostro chef! Questa è la nostra scelta, pensata, pensata, per garantire la massima sicurezza e igiene, rinunciando alle uova strapazzate al buffet ma senza togliere il piacere di scegliere le uova strapazzate o una fragrante frittata con un piccolo supplemento per il servizio.
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Henning K wrote a review Jul 2021
Prague, Czech Republic11 contributions6 helpful votes
This hotel is both good and bad to visit. The good parts are the hotel it self with a nice pool and the hotel it self. The staff is freindly and very helpfull Its a bit far from the main attraction, the islan of ortoga. But as parking are free, you can either walk or take a taxi. But the worse is the breakfeast. Its low budget, as if someone tried to save money and went to Lidl to buy all the cheapest prducts. Its disappointing as in reality a little more invested in real juice, better coffee, cereal, yoghurt with fruit and other thongs you would expect from such a fine hotel. Would lift the experience a great deal
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you lazy and want better breakfeast and have no car, seek hotels on Ortiga
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Response from Carmelo Cannizzaro, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi
Responded 31 Jul 2021
I wonder with respect for the illustrious critics that we have the pleasure of hosting if you realize at all what lies behind the good service and good work that we at GH Villa Politi continue to offer you with the core? I wonder if the pandemic has made human beings who are ready to attack like angry lions even more insensitive ... I ask myself sure I don't have certain answers but equally sure to always do the best for our Guests. the GH Villa Politi while working for the present is already thinking about the future becoming the first 5-star luxury in the city. I am not deliberately responding to what I consider to be mere insults. Thanks for choosing us
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grumpy554 wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom296 contributions234 helpful votes
We stayed two nights. The room was very pleasant, well appointed and comfortable. Sadly I had an accident whilst in Siracusa, A&E stitches, broken hand etc. Reception was very very kind, and arranged for breakfast in room both days, and a very generous breakfast too, plus taxis to and from hospital. We asked for some soup for lunch on the day after the accident as I could not get downstairs. It came, but with a 10€ room service charge........
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 3 Jun 2021
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johnsomerset wrote a review Oct 2020
somerset2 contributions4 helpful votes
Our experience of the hotel politi was not good, we booked four rooms. The hotel is period and nice to look at, but there it ends all show but little substance. As a 4 star hotel it is not, the breakfast is ordinary, and when we asked for a cup of tea in the afternoon it was not possible, for a 4 star hotel that is ridiculous. Some of the reception staff were not very helpful, but a young lady (Antonella) was very nice . There was a mini bar so called, in the room, but no alcoholic drink at all only small bottles of water and no price list, so we assumed this was complimentary however the day we left my wife and I were given a bill for £65 for water over 2 weeks, totally out of order. This works out at 2.5 euros per bottle ! Also if a taxi is required a price is quoted by the hotel , but when you pay the driver it is more. We did meet some lovely people in Siracusa outside of this hotel, so not all bad, but we shall not be returning to Hotel Politi
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Carmelo Cannizzaro, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Politi
Responded 19 Oct 2020
I confess, we are really tired of human wickedness and I do not want to answer or justify your comment. Those who read your comment will make their right opinion and then if they want to take the risk of choosing us ... we are here to welcome them with our pampering!
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Jetfoodjet wrote a review Sep 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom59 contributions58 helpful votes
Politi is an excellent hotel which oozes charm. The entrance and central area are magnificent. The rooms are basic but wonderful,both of us slept really well. The views are superb and the swimming pool area is very good. It is 35 minutes walk from Ortigia but there are buses and if you can time it well the open top bus tour stops near the hotel and is only €5 per day. We walked everywhere so wasn’t an issue for us. We digest there so don’t know what the food was like. Breakfast was basic but tasty and the coffee was great. Very clean and attentive staff made our stay just wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grand hotel syracuse, grand hotel politi
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of SyracuseSyracuse
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Villa Politi
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Nearby attractions include Latomie dei Cappuccini (0.2 km), Monument to Syracuse Fallen in Africa (0.2 km), and Multisala Planet (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Jonico-a Rutta e Ciauli, Le Jardin Gourmet Oreste, and Grand Hotel Villa Politi 1862.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Grand Hotel Villa Politi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Grand Hotel Villa Politi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grand Hotel Villa Politi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grand Hotel Villa Politi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.