PS: The price for two people is for a single room
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Fantastic apartment close to Ortigia
We stayed here for 2 weeks with my wife and 2 daughters, 13 and 16. We can honestly say we loved the apartment, its location and the two weeks we spent in Siracusa/Ortigia.
We booked the apartment in October 2017. Communication with the owner, Salvatore was excellent right from the start. A few weeks before we were due to go I checked with Salvatore that everything was okay and again good communication. For the arrival we set up a link om Whatsapp and upon arrival at Catania airport and picking up the rental car, we advised Salvatore of our arrival time.
Salvatore was waiting for us and had reserved a parking space with his bike. Please note that Salvatore doesnt speak much english but with a little bit of Italian you should be able to get by.
He showed us around the apartment which is up a small side street and adjacent to and above a pizza restaurant. The apartment is beautiful. Very modern and very clean. There is a washing machine in a small utility room. The living area is one large area with a dining table, kitchenette with a door leading to a balcony for hanging clothes. Access to the washing machine is via a small door and you must duck or end up as my daughter and I did on two occasions lying on the floor with a bruised head!
The two bedrooms with kingsized beds are again clean and comfortable. Both have en suites, clean and very modern.
The apartment is above a Pizza restaurant. Ive seen other reviews where people complained about the noise but to be honest as we were in bed ourselves at midnight the noise wasnt an issue. The restaurant is popular with locals and visitors and can highly recommend it both for food quality and value. The staff are very friendly, speak some english and will really look after you. It was great to see them every morning saying hello.
The apartment is about a 6 minute walk to the bridges into Ortigia. There are many fantastic restaurants and some on the side streets such as Il Timone are worth visiting. In two weeks we never had a bad meal or felt ripped off in any tourist restaurant.
We visited the two recommended beaches, Fontaine Bianchi and Arranella.
Only issues, car parking can be a problem but we found parking available at Largo Sant Antonio Molo. If you park outside the bank expect to be double/treble parked for a time. The apartment is lovely but perhaps one of the kingsized beds could be zip linked to make two singles. Not a problem for us as my girls werent bothered. No other complaints.
hello David, thanks , It was really a pleasure to have you and your wonderful family as my guests.I hope to see you again soon
good rental with a few caveats
This was the first apartment my husband and I rented in our weeklong trip through Sicily. Salvatore, the owner who was always so responsive prior to our arrival, showed up 30 minutes late than our agreed upon entry time into the apartment. Additionally, at the time of our arrival, there was a couple cleaning the apartment. We were asked to come back later so they could finish cleaning the apartment. It was quite odd and not the reception we were expecting. Other issues concerned the the lack of parking in the area. We spent quite a bit of time trying to locate a legal spot to park our car on our 2nd night there. And then there is the issue of the noise. There is a restaurant at the end of the street, which I now see mentioned in a different traveler review, that had a large and very loud private party on our first night there. Needless to say, we weren't able to sleep until the revelry ended, probably around 2AM. While this isn't the owner's fault, future travelers should be warned that you may not be able to sleep here due to the noise.
Regarding the apartment itself, it is quite nice. It was very clean and well maintained. We really wanted to give this rental a better review.
A very enjoyable stay with only a couple of negatives
On the positive side, this apartment is very comfortable with nice modern furniture. It is well located within an easy walk to Ortigia. Importantly, there are cafes, restaurants and a good supermarket very close by.
On the negative side, parking is not as easy as it might seem from the other reviews. There is no parking associated with the apartment so you are taking pot luck on getting a spot on the street. Sometimes that meant parking a couple of blocks away. Also, the ceiling in the apartment is very low with some beams leaving a clearance of just over 1.8 metres. If you are much taller than 1.8 metres, this apartment is not for you. I am 1.8 metres so it was OK for me most of the time. The laundry has a very low ceiling though.
The major negative for me was that the apartment was directly above a restaurant that operates on both sides of the lane in which the apartment is located. Last night (Saturday), they were making noise until 1:30 am. This causes a problem in the bedroom that fronts the lane. There is another bedroom which faces the courtyard in which the problem might not be so severe. Also despite what the website says, Salvatore does not speak English. It is possible to communicate by was of text, using Google Translate.
Other than the above issues, and especially at the price, this apartment provides very good value for money.
Smart apartment close to Ortiga
This is a very comfortable modern two bedroom two bathroom apartment. It has been well designed and furnished and would comfortably accomodate 2 couples. It is within walking distance to bus and train station. There is a great restaurant downstairs who even lent us some wine glasses. Would be better with both wine glasses and ironing facilities
Very nice, spacy apartaments
Two separate bedrooms, air condition, well ecquipped kichen. We like it.
A great apartment in a good location.
Central location with a well equipped property. There is some building work going on around, and the apartment would benefit from an outside area to sit and have a drink after sightseeing. Overall though, Siracusa is fabulous and a wonderful place to visit. I would definitely come back
The price for two people is for a single room.
The price for two people is for one room only.