Grand Hotel Minareto

Syracuse, Sicily

5 * Views Onsite Parking Swimming Pool Spa Bed and Breakfast Board Upgrade Close to Beach Fitness Centre
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  • Located infront of the beautiful island of Ortigia with spectacular sea views
  • Elegant guest rooms and an array of facilities including a private beach

Boasting a fantastic location infront of the beautiful island of Ortigia, the hotel Minareto offers a relaxing experience. Its private beach, set within the protected marine reserve, has soft white sand and offers the perfect place to enjoy the Sicilian sunshine, with comfortable loungers and beach staff on hand to ensure your time there is enjoyable. There's also a freshwater pool located in the heart of the resort where the Grill&Bar Restaurant serves cooling drinks and typical Sicilian specialities. In the evenings, choose to dine in one of two restaurants including the Titanic where you can dine on the spectacular terrace that hangs over the sea. For a pre-dinner aperitif, the elegant lobby bar is the perfect choice. Guest rooms at this hotel are decorated in a traditional style with modern comforts, providing a comfortable home away from home.

The hotel has 97 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.



Bars & Restaurants

Grill & Bar

Located besides the pool, this casual restaurant offers a range of meals including traditional local rotisserie specialities, freshly-caught fish and ice cream.

Open 10am - 7pm.

Lobby Bar

Enjoy a relaxing drink in the comfortable seating in the lobby bar.

Titanic Terrace

The Titanic Terrace is open during the summer and offers spectacular sea views.

Restaurant Nesos

Included With: Half Board

Dress Code: Smart casual clothing. 

This atmospheric restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. 

Open 12.30pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 11pm.

Beach & Pools

Freshwater Swimming Pool

Complimentary pool towels are provided.


Guests can use Latomie beach with loungers, umbrellas and complimentary beach towels.

Spa & Wellness


The gym is equipped with modern state of the art equipment including cardio machines and weights. The gym is open 24 hours a day.

Minareto Spa

The Minareto Spa is the perfect place for couples to relax in the private area and take advantage of the range of massages and treatments on offer. The spa is equipped with a sauna, Turkish bath, Emotional Shower and Jacuzzi bath. 

Activities & Entertainment

Bicycle Hire

The hotel offers a complimentary bike rental service.

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Free wifi connection is available in the public areas.

On-site parking is available free of charge.

About the location

Holidays in Syracuse are an immersive voyage of discovery through the ages. Situated on the south Eastern coast of Sicily and surrounded by the Ionian Sea, Syracuse is one of the most important towns in Italy for its architecture, monuments and art. From ancient Greek origins, the history of the town spans the Roman Empire and successive Saracen, Norman and Spanish invasions. Today, the peaceful atmosphere, with its natural beauty, stunning coastline and historical diversity, will seduce you too. The town is an ideal base for couples and families with a passion for cultural travel.

Under the Sicilian sun, retrace ancient civilisations through the flagstone paved streets lined by warm stone buildings, where unique statues and evocative relics are to be found around every corner. Take advantage of the slow pace of life and take the time to check out the inspiring range of restaurants, shops, bars and street markets. This maritime town, tracing nearly 3000 years of history, provides an unforgettable backdrop to an inspirational and fascinating holiday at any time of year.

Transfer time

The hotel is 1 hour from Catania airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Classic Double

Max 2 adults

These rooms have been designed with one thing in mind: to transmit a high perception of luxury and to guarantee a really good night’s sleep.

The Classic rooms provide guests with all comforts and luxury accessories: Persian carpets, satin sheets, furnished private terraces, individually-controlled air conditioning with air recycling, mini bar, safe and 32-inch LCD television.

The bathrooms are in quality marble and have suspended design bathroom fittings. Guests are also given an exclusive amenity kit containing 8 different products, custom-made by Transvital, and a soft hand-embroidered bathrobe.

Superior Room

Max 3 adults

Superior Rooms have a balcony overlooking the resort's gardens and are available on request, please call to book. Superior Rooms with a sea view are available for a supplement.

Ortigia Sea View

Max 3 adults

These rooms have the beautiful sea views and boast a terrace with view of Ortigia Island city centre of Siracusa and Unesco patrimony.

Rooms are furnished with different styles deco with fine furniture.

Bathrooms are built with fine marbles with shower and a courtesy line.

Deluxe Ortigia Sea View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

The Deluxe Rooms have small terraces with sea views over the splendid Island of Ortigia. They provide guests with all comforts and luxury accessories: Persian carpets, satin sheets, furnished private terraces, individually-controlled air conditioning with air recycling, a mini bar, safe, and a 32” LCD TV.

The beautiful marble bathrooms have suspended design bathroom fittings and for all guests there is an exclusive amenity kit with 8 products by Transvital and a soft, hand-embroidered bathrobe. 

Junior Suite Sea View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

From 40m2 excluding bathroom and terrace, these are at the extreme edge of the promontory on which the Resort is built, overlooking a sheer drop to the sea. All have a Terrace with view on Ortigia Island city centre of Siracusa and Unesco patrimony.

 Furnished with different styles deco, romantic and harmony, with fine furniture of high artisanal production to create a relaxing atmosphere. 

Bathrooms are built with fine marbles with showers and a courtesy line.

a bedroom with a bed and a large window
Garden Suite with Private Pool

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Garden Suites have a private pool and combine privacy, style and comfort.
Each of the four suites has a large living area, with the possibility, where there is not already a separation through a partition wall, to add an additional bed, master bedroom and large bathrooms with walk-in showers.
Outside, they offer relaxation and privacy thanks to the lush garden that surrounds them and boast a private swimming pool of 15 sqm, for exclusive use.

These suites are available on request, please call to book.

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Fantastic stay

Nicola G, Galashiels, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Oct 28 2023
We have just returned from staying one week in the Minareto hotel & have nothing but great things to say about our stay! My husband & I stayed with our one year old son & had the best experience...
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Beautiful hotel

Safari31104761533, Switzerland

Tripadvisor review Oct 23 2023
Great hotel to stay. Beautiful room with private jacuzzi and lots of privacy. Good, prompt service from staff in reception. Works pretty good with the WhatsApp 🙂. Beautiful and breathtaking little...
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