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Grand Hotel Ortigia - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    On the harbour-front in Ortigia, the historic old town of Siracusa, stands a vast stylish town-house painted a charming shade of ochre. The Grand Hotel Ortigia introduces cosmopolitan luxury to some of Sicily's most interesting history. Its maritime position is reflected in the colour scheme and decorations of the rooms, and complemented in the public rooms by Corinthian columns, arched windows, and other details that hark back to Ortigia's deep history. The large, comfortable rooms of this five-star hotel are perfectly suited to couples or families looking to spend a week or two in Sicily, or to those looking stop off in Ortigia as part of a tour around Sicily.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Catania in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double Room.
    From £1150 for 5 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Grand Hotel Ortigia is a first class hotel in a splendid location.

    Hotel description

    The fine Grand Hotel Ortigia is marvellously situated right by the seafront in Ortigia, which is the historic centre of Siracusa, where some of the best examples of Sicilian baroque architecture can be found. The cool, spacious interiors of the Grand Hotel Ortigia are decorated in Liberty style and an atmosphere of calm elegance pervades. Floors are of pale marble and furnishings are in serene pastel shades. In the original cellar, where the bar is now situated, original Greek remains have been discovered and carefully preserved. The restaurant, which provides an excellent standard of regional and Mediterranean cuisine, is on the top floor of the Grand Hotel Ortigia and commands wonderful views of Ortigia’s harbour and sea front (the ‘parfait’ is the speciality dessert of the house and well worth tasting). The attractive bedrooms, which have wooden floors and soft furnishings in fresh, crisp colours, have been equipped with the latest in modern comforts and some have views out to sea (available at a supplement). For guests wishing to relax between sightseeing visits, the Grand Hotel Ortigia also offers a boat service to and from its own private sandy beach nearby.


    Siracusa, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 1 hour

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Grand Hotel Ortigia offers 58 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, telephone, minibar and safe.
    Single room
    Double or twin room
    Double or twin room with sea view
    Superior Double Room
    Triple Room
    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite with sea view
    Alfeo Suite
    Aretusa Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Panoramic restaurant, Bar, Private beach with transport service by boat from hotel (payable locally), Room Service, Lift, Parking, Wellness centre, Small museum.

    Water sports

    Watersports at hotel’s private beach.

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Siracusa (outstanding Greek and Roman remains, archaeological museum, Catacombs, Fountain of Arethusa), the baroque town of Ragusa Ibla, with the beaches of Marina di Ragusa, Taormina (picturesque streets and Greek amphitheatre), Piazza Armerina (3rd century Roman villa with superb mosaics) and Agrigento (Valley of the Temples, birthplace of Luigi Pirandello).

    Sports nearby

    Riding, Golf, Tennis.


    Children are welcome. One child under 12 years stays free of charge when sharing a room with their parents.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
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    1 January
    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.


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