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Le Grand Bleu B&B

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Classic Single Room, Sea View

  • One Single Bed
This room features views of the sea from the comfort of a balcony. Settle onto the Select Comfort bed with cotton linens for a good night's rest. You will have access to a shared bathroom, while your room has a hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Air conditioning, air conditioning, and climate control are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Classic Double Room, Sea View

  • One Double Bed
This room features views of the sea from the comfort of a balcony. Settle onto the Select Comfort bed with cotton linens for a good night's rest. You will have access to a shared bathroom, while your room has a hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Air conditioning, air conditioning, and climate control are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Classic Triple Room, Sea View

  • Three Single Beds
This room features views of the sea from the comfort of a balcony or patio. Settle onto the Select Comfort bed with cotton linens for a good night's rest. You will have access to a shared bathroom, while your room has a hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Air conditioning, air conditioning, and climate control are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Classic Quadruple Room, Sea View

  • Four Single Beds
This room features views of the sea from the comfort of a balcony. Settle onto the Select Comfort bed with cotton linens for a good night's rest. You will have access to a shared bathroom, while your room has a hair dryer. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Air conditioning, air conditioning, and climate control are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Le Grand Bleu B&B
Via Senatore Giuseppe Maielli 12, Syracuse, Italy 96100
  • Free Breakfast
  • Library / Video Library
  • Secretarial Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 549 reviews
from Santa Fe, Texas
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I‚??ve stayed in many hotels over the years, all over the world. This is the second worse hotel I‚??ve ever stayed in, just barely behind a small hotel in southern France. My opinion is based on multiple stays here, and not just one experience. So here we go: Their air conditioning system is not able to cool the rooms properly when it‚??s hot outside. When I complained, they would claim to re-set the system, and would then argue about whether it was working or not. If you persisted, they wo... Read more
from New Jersey
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This hotel is truly charming with a roof top dining area with an incredible view. Breakfast was a delight not just for the food but for the view also. Service at the restaurant was very good. Our room was clean. The staff helpful. The hotel is in a good location, since all of Ortigia is within walking distance of the hotel. Buses into Siracusa are nearby.
from Punta del Este, Uruguay
Submitted on 29-05-2016
Very nice Hotel. Very well located inside Ortigia. The breakfast terrace is outstanding with a beautiful view of the marinas (despite there was work going on them). The breakfast is indeed very good! The spa can be improved.
from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submitted on 05-06-2016
My first visit here. Very nice room with view of the marina. Nice bathroom with a bathtub to my wife's delight. Excellent location, good decor, friendly service and competent. Five star hotel, so not cheap, but well worth it. Excellent restaurant on the Terrace, highly recommended.
from Montclair, New Jersey
Submitted on 08-06-2016
The Grand Hotel Ortigia is small but truly grand. It's located on the lido, overlooking the harbor, an easy walk to all the sights on Ortigia. There is free parking. We booked the Aretusa Suite which had two bathrooms (one with tub, the other with a large stall shower), a lofted sleeping area, a large sitting room, and a terrace with a harbor view. Staff was helpful and efficient. The breakfast, served at the rooftop restaurant, was excellent, with fresh baked goods, fruit, juices, coffee m... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 15-06-2016
After our first stay in this beautiful hotel in 2014, we were lucky enough to stay again the following year. Wonderful location on magical Ortygia, a truly captivating part of Sicily. The hotel is a grand old building overlooking the marina. Breakfast is the highlight served on the roof terrace with wonderful views of the island. A huge array of delicious pastries and my daughters favourite, mandola granita! Although there is no swimming pool, a private beach is accessible by a short boat trip f... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Stayed here for my 60th (and my wife's 50th), so Sicily was our special treat. This hotel is fabulous. The location, and the view of the marina at breakfast is breath-taking. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and really made our stay extremely pleasant. The room was split-level, with the bedroom & bathroom upstairs. I spent a good few hours sat in the window alcove, reading my book, and gazing out at the yachts. I don't know what "Tex Ritter" was on about, but the breakfasts are sensation... Read more
Submitted on 16-06-2016
We enjoyed the junior suite with a view of the marina and a loft bed on the second floor. As many have mentioned breakfast on the rooftop which has outside and inside tables is a big plus. The food offerings are diverse to appeal to a wide range of guests, cold meats and cheese, breads and sweet rolls, cereal, juice and more. It's a great place to try a taste of the local pastries, a few beautiful cakes were offered each morning, plum, lemon, and more. The hotel is clean, great bed and bath lin... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Lovely hotel, very clean well presented, reception friendly, helpful, good English, room we had 202, overlooking marina kept very clean, can be noisy at night, didn't bother us though, breakfast on roof terrace plenty of choice, we'll run great staff, friendly, good English, only minor problem for us was, the bar, a lovely room but no one to serve you, we went 5 times, and asked, no one came, you could get a drink up in restuarant but always busy with diners, small issue, boat to private beach ... Read more
from Annecy, France
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Place and breakfast are amazing, but all the rest need to be changed / improved. Rooms are noisy, not from the outside, but from the inside: people opening noisy doors, cleaning rooms and manager speaking loud in corridors as of 6 am in the morning. If you need to sleep, go elsewhere. Wifi not working anywhere. Lots of employees / managers do not say hello when the meet you. People entering the room without knocking. Rude check out, the lady stayed on the phone all the time she prepared my invoi... Read more
from Bahrain
Submitted on 05-07-2016
The location of the hotel is very good, but rooms are noisy, and house keepers talk loudly and bang the doors ... I couldn't sleep properly and I asked to change my room, hoping that another room/floor will resolve a problem... Its definitely not a 5 stars hotel, especially if you are coming from Middle East... The thing I really liked is a beauty SPA salon with a polite and professional beautician Lucy. I had a facial and relaxing massage and I got couple of organic Italian beauty products fr... Read more
from Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
This is a great place to stay if you want to be in Ortigia - the old part of town. It is quite easy to reach by car and has its own parking - which would otherwise be difficult to find or inconveniently located and expensive in this district. We got a spacious, elegant, luxurious duplex suite with a whirlpool bath. Our window looked out over the harbour. The hotel is very close to the Duomo and the Fonte Aretusa and cafes, bars and restaurants abound. The only criticism I would make is that... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Placed in a good location this late 19th century hotel retains an old fashioned charm. Our room was large and sunny, the bathroom was adequate and the service was good. We had pleasant stay.I can recommend the hotel who prefer an old-fashioned to a modern look.
from Ithaca, NY
Submitted on 13-07-2016
My wife and I stayed here in early June, 2016. Our room on the first floor was smallish but with its high ceilings and beautiful furniture and decor, it never felt small. Even though our windows faced the street behind the hotel, we heard no traffic or passerby. Among the standout comforts were the sheets on the bed (luxurious) and the bed itself, which was just firm enough for our aging backs. Everyone on the staff whom we dealt with was courteous; all of the desk personnel spoke good Engli... Read more
from State College, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We had a great stay in this recently renovated classic hotel on Ortigia, the island that forms the center of historical Syracuse. It is harbor front and located within walking distance of the central piazza with its fascinating cathedral (created from a Greek temple that is still visible in many places in the building), the famous Arethusa spring, great restaurants, and shopping - it's a great hotel from which to wander through old town Syracuse. The breakfast room and bar are on the rooftop wit... Read more
from Copenhagen, Denmark
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Great hotel right at the shore front. You are in the very middle of the city and at the same time just 15 minutes boat ride away from a very nice small beach. The hotel almost has everything a 5 star hotel usually has and it probably doesn't get any better in Syracuse. A bit more international breakfast would be nice and eg I expected an option for pancakes/omelette at the breakfast. But what's there is really tasty including the fresh pressed juices and the view over the harbor is magnificent.... Read more
from Ijsselstein, The Netherlands
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We stayed 4 nights in Grand Hotel Ortigia. Very nicely decorated room. Beautiful bathroom. Two times per day cleaning, making the bed and closing the curtains. Ah, and let me not forget those delicious cookies that we find every evening next to our bed. Breakfast could not be better. Sitting outside with espresso, cakes and local specialities was a perfect start of the day. Hotel is perfectly located at the harbour from which we took the boat each morning to the private beach. Nicely situate... Read more
from Vancouver
Submitted on 21-07-2016
With the exception of a couple of charming people the Reception Desk, staff appear to be disinterested in the wellbeing of their guests. They are "order takers" only. The restaurant staff abilities are uneven but they do try hard. The breakfast offered a wonderful array of choices. Housekeeping staff were kind, efficient and hardworking. The bones and location of this hotel are so great that it is a shame that the owners neglect the interiors. They need a professional designer. The look is dat... Read more
from Danehill
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This is a real old fashioned hotel with lovely fixtures and furnishings in a perfect location right on the waterfront. The rooms are small which is quite often the case with these types of hotels. unfortunately when we arrived we found a cot in our room and not a third bed. I reported this to reception straight away and was told that they weren't going to sort it straight away but when we were out. I questioned the fact that a third bed could even fit in the room we had but was told its was fine... Read more
Submitted on 24-07-2016
You forget that rooms are small if you like btful view for breakfast. And also breakfast is realy good and exellent. Servis is also exellent. Position is so lovely, that you can walk everyvere. Little disturbe psrking infront but if you have car is infront hotel
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Nice hotel, nearby the local harbour! Rooms and restaurant with a beautiful view! A balcony would have been spectaculaire! Nice and friendly staff! A little difficult to get around with a stroller because of the stairs from the street to the reception. Private beach with boatservice, but be prepared to book in the reception and pay 10 euros for the trip- it is not included!
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-07-2016
This is a luxury hotel in an excellent location near the harbour. I stayed for two nights which I really enjoyed as the room was kept beautifully clean by the housekeeping staff. All the staff were very friendly, but the restaurant staff I found particularly friendly and eager to please and the food was delightful. I will recommend this hotel to my colleagues, and I would stay here again.
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Pro... Local to everything, parking if you need it just over the road from hotel, there is a private beach which you have to take a boat trip to reach it cost 10 euros that is return, but you get boat trip and lounge chair and towels for the price. Breakfast is very good mixture of every kind of food. Rooms cleaned daily very clean.... Cons.... we were in room 307 which was nice but the only problem was next to kitchen the doors kept banging because people using it all the time. That ... Read more
Submitted on 16-08-2016
I'm sitting in a lovely room in shock. I've been checked into the hotel for only 2 hours and have been yelled at by reception for bringing a friend to the room for a drink. She threatened to call the police if my friend did not leave. I was then told my friend had to register with reception with a passport (OK...) and then could only stay a few minutes or police will be called. . . My fluent Italian speaking friend took her ID to reception and was yelled at. I then approached reception a... Read more
from Falls Church, Virginia
Submitted on 26-08-2016
I just spent four nights at this hotel and i highly recommend it. It is located in the best area of Ortigia, facing the harbor and right next to the pedestrian street where you can lounge around and amble about at all hours of the day and evening. The hotel is an old palazzo, very beautiful and I will never forget the amazing terrace overlooking the Ionian sea as you are taking your breakfast. The staff was young, very helpful, and always happy to help. Every day they greet you with a jovial "bu... Read more
Submitted on 27-08-2016
We wanted so much to fall in love with the Grand Hotel Ortigia but it is hot in Siracusa and impossible to sleep without working air conditioning. The front desk will put on a good act, pretending they are shocked, and will insist that they can program your A/C unit remotely, (which is actually very creepy)! In the end however nothing worked. We even switched rooms and the result was the same, a night of 25 degrees centigrade. The front desk is not empathetic and treats its clientele poorly. ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-09-2016
Stayed here for 5 nights in August 2016 as a single traveller. Stepping in to the hotel it was well air conditioned and very comfortable, and I was dealt with immediately with no fussing about. In the lobby there are very comfy seats where you can rest and gather yourself if you have had a bit of a tiring journey and need a sit down. There is also a computer terminal in the lobby with free internet that you can use, and free wifi is available throughout the hotel with a pretty good signal. My ... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-09-2016
The best thing about this hotel is its location in Ortigia near all the historical sites. The outside of the hotel is historical and the lobby is well maintained. However, the rooms are small. We heard several people complaining about it. We had a junior suite which is basically two small rooms on different floors of the hotel which were connected with a large winding staircase. It had no electrical outlets near the bed or in the bathroom so using electronics meant going downstairs. The ... Read more
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 22-09-2016
We ignored a previous review which stated that the A/C did not work - these things happen right? We assumed it was a one off - IT IS NOT! We booked two rooms, a Junior Suite and a Single Room which also had a mezzanine sleeping area. The Junior Suites are not as large as shown on the site. The photos show a comfortable sofa in the living area, the 'sofa' is in fact a thin two seater contraption and not at all inviting for relaxed seating. There is one small wardrobe in the living area - the... Read more
Submitted on 23-09-2016
This was an exceptional experience for the most part. The location is ideal because everything is readily accessible from this point - the town, seashore, etc. Because we were upgraded to the nicest suite of Aretusa, we each enjoyed our private baths. Meals were extraordinary as well. Would have liked a pool or soaking situation however.
from Toronto, Ontario
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We stayed at the beautiful Grand Hotel Ortigia, an old hotel with incredible harbour views. The hotel was built in the late 19th century and is in close walking distance to everything on the small island. The foyer is grand with high ceilings and luxurious decor and the customer service was amazing! Rooms: Classic and comfortable. Wonderful rain shower in the private washroom, with awesome toiletries provided. The standard room wasn‚??t overly spacious, but not cramped either. Breakfast: The com... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 24-09-2016
The hotel is elegant, well-located, and finely appointed. The breakfast was excellent. The view from the restaurant--spectacular. Check-in was efficient and extremely personal, as well as personable. It included an escort to the room and a review of the hotels amenities. Parking was convenient. HOWEVER, I unfortunately left a personal device in my room, and failed to discover the oversight until after we had left Syracuse. I attempted to contact the hotel via its website 3 times--on three ... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 28-09-2016
What a lovely hotel! Right in front of the marina. The rooms are beautifully appointed. They offer a buffet breakfast catering for all cuisines. The hotel also has a Michelin standard restaurant. Bookings required. The hotel offers a beauty salon and good for a massage which my partner enjoyed after our flight. The hotel staff are very informative and willing to assist in any way. Tours can be arranged through Veronica at reception. The hotel is in close proximity to many eateries catering for a... Read more
from Geneva, Switzerland
Submitted on 29-09-2016
The room is very nice, however it's noisy & difficult to sleep past 7.00 AM. The water runs very slowly in the bathroom & is not that hot. Breakfast very disappointing for a 5 star hotel. I also tried to book by email & never received any response.
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Our room was on the second floor and were woken by the noise from the restaurant area on the third floor every morning between 06.00 & 06.30. Also not informed concerning a wedding reception which restricted access to the main foyer area and main restaurant. Once again noise from the third floor (wedding reception) until 02.30 a.m. presumably clearing after the wedding reception.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Can't really fault this hotel. The room we had was unusual, being on two levels but it was spacious and well appointed. Good value. I was a little put off by the thought of having to catch a boat to the beach but that was one of the highlights with fantastic views of the town from the bay. The young guys on the beach were fantastic, always at hand to help and the beach bar was adequate - we lunched there every day. Breakfast was very good with a varied selection of cold and cooked food and the r... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Our check-in turned from joy to disappointment within minutes when the double room with sea view that we booked ended up being a junior suite (apparently an upgrade) in a mezzanine layout (lounge and wardrobe on one level; bed and bathroom at top of a staircase which is odd) with a passing glimpse of the marina. Their beach shuttle also finishes up in mid-September, which isn‚??t stated anywhere, so we were left with no swimming options during our stay. Staff were clearly not trained to deal wit... Read more
from Nottingham
Submitted on 07-10-2016
A great place to spend our last couple of days on the island. We were "upgraded" to a junior suite. Not sure where we were supposed to be in the first place, but the junior suite seems more an exercise in trying squeeze more rooms into the building without pulling down floors. We entered off the first floor into a small sitting room where there was storage & hanging space. The bedroom is upstairs with the bathroom. So you have to keep going up & down to get dressed. The wifi was pretty rubbish ... Read more
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 10-10-2016
We recently stayed at the Grand Hotel while my husband was on business in the area. The hotel is situated in a great location - right near all of the key attractions in Ortigia, and in the middle of the restaurant/bar district. The rooms were very large (we had a loft), and extremely clean. I cannot say enough about the breakfast! It was very very extensive, and high quality food/baked goods. We also were able to enjoy our breakfast on the terrace overlooking the town/sea. The only slight ... Read more
from Bolton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-10-2016
This hotel is in a grand old building that has been adapted to modern use. Rooms on the front have good views over the harbour, The staff are genuinely interested in guests' welfare and the breakfasts are varied and excellent. Location is excellent for exploring Ortigia.
from Pontefract, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-10-2016
I stayed in this hotel 3 times in September and October 2016. It's equivalent to a 4 star hotel in Britain. I was in the Alfeo Suite the first visit which was lovely, overlooking the bay. The room was very large with two small sofas and a small table and two chairs. There were 2 fitted wardrobes with fitted drawers and a TV and fridge cabinet. The bathroom was large with a jacuzzi. The jacuzzi was making a noise one afternoon when we got back and they had it fixed whilst we were out at din... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 18-10-2016
The hotel has a beautiful reception area, lovely rooms, and a spectacular view of the harbor from the 3rd-floor restaurant. I ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant, and the food was wonderful. I found the hotel employees friendly and helpful.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Submitted on 20-10-2016
We absolutely loved this hotel. The location was great. The hotel is old but totally restored and kept in magnificent condition. The location is great. The lobby is great. We had a two story hotel room, it was awesome. The buffet breakfast is on the top floor with an outdoor eating space with a great view of the water. Breakfast buffet was the wonderful. We also ate at their restaurant and it was elegant. I would stay here again without doubt.
from Miami
Submitted on 21-10-2016
We had a comfortable and functional room with two windows looking out over the harbor from the 3rd floor. The housekeeping was excellent, and we always had good turndown service. However, there was no bellman to greet us, so our driver brought in our bags. There is a lovely rooftop dining space, but we were disappointed there was no lunch service, only breakfast and dinner. It is easy to walk everywhere on the island from here and a cab stand is not far away if needed.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 16-11-2016
The hotel is located on the island of Ortigia, a beautiful spot with historic sights. The hotel is historic and keep in excellent condition throughout. The internal staircases reflect the luxurious ambience. There are great views from the roof top lounge and dining room. Breakfast selection is extensive. My room and bathroom, although tiny, felt luxurious and comfortable. I would have loved to have stayed longer.
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Nice hotel with good service, right in the hart of Syracuse old town. Very good breakfast on an amazing terasse overlooking the ocean. Our room had 2 floors, a bit strange but it was good to have a separate living room on the bottom floor.
from Santa Rosa, California
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Following a long day of travel, and a crawl off the autostrada to Ortigia, our dreams were answered by the elegant accommodations and helpful English speaking staff of the Grand Hotel Ortigia. I don't know if we have ever found a more walkable outpost than the historic island, or a situation so richly comfortable. Rooftop dining and morning buffet were a big bonus here, as well as the best cannoli to be found in Sicily only 10 minutes away off the Piazza Duomo. Grazie.
from Vancouver WA USA
Submitted on 18-11-2016
This is a very nice upscale hotel located on the water front on the island of Ortega in Siracusa. The rooms are well appointed and the beds are very comfortable. The included breakfast is outstanding. If you ask they will cook eggs any way you wish.
Submitted on 20-11-2016
The perfect hotel for seeing the lovely city of Siracusa. Central to everything. The parking was easy as they have a lot right across the street. Beautiful views of the harbor from the rooms. The rooms were large and clean. Wifi was good. You can't go wrong here.