Grand Hotel Ortigia

Rated 8.5 in 995 reviews. 45 rooms.


Quality and Welcome
In order to give to a restaurant the explicit name "La Terrazza sul Mare" (The Terrace on the Sea), nothing else needs to be made up: in fact, a quick look to the pictures is enough to understand the atmosphere of the place. Furthermore, there is the welcome, that in Sicily is almost a religion: the chef Maurizio Urso and his staff will take care of everything, making you live enjoyable moments strengthened by a cuisine of other times, in a seducing frame of ineffable beauty. We find ourselves in Ortigia, a small little island linked to Syracuse and directly reachable by car; Here we can admire intense sunsets characterised by the Mediterranean colours and bright lights that flood the diversities of the sea, all of that observing the Penisola della Maddalena in the distance.

Offering a rooftop terrace and glass elevator with sea views, the Grand Hotel is next to the main harbour and a 5-minute walk from the Aretusa Fountain. It is the only hotel in Ortigia with a private parking and spa facilities.

Rooms at the Grand Hotel Ortigia are spacious, and offer free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. Some have a spa bath.

The Terrazza sul Mare restaurant is on the top floor of the hotel, overlooking the sea and harbour. it serves a variety of fine wines and regional specialities. Beach service is offered based on availability.

Spa Facilities

  • Body scrub
  • Back massage
  • Neck massage
  • Foot massage
  • Head massage
  • Hand massage
  • Full body massage
  • Beach
  • Massage
  • Private beach area
  • Beauty Services
  • Facial treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Body treatments

Available Rooms

2 guests




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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Grand Hotel Ortigia

  1. Ristorante Porta Marina da Salvo

    Go for their house specialty pasta with the shrimp and smoked swordfish.

    110 m from hotel
    Via dei candelai 35

  2. Sicilia in Tavola

    They don't take reservation for the outdoor seating. Just tell the waiter you want a table and stick around until he calls out your name. It's worth it though. Try the pasta with swordfish.

    216 m from hotel
    via Cavour 28

  3. Tempio di Apollo

    Lovely historical site.

    218 m from hotel
    Piazza Pancali

  4. Fontana di Diana

    A really beautiful fountain in the heart of ortigia

    299 m from hotel
    Piazza Archimede

  5. a putia

    Delicious pasta, with or without seafood. Start your meal with a cheeseplate for 3 euros and maybe a glas of wine.

    348 m from hotel
    Via Roma 8

  6. Mercato del pesce-Fish market

    Quite crowded but great for a walk, lots of good cheap food around

    369 m from hotel
    Via emanuele de benedictis 15

  7. Piazza Duomo

    Stunning ceiling detail. Courtyard on Piazza Duomo, Siracusa 🇮🇹

    375 m from hotel
    Piazza Duomo

  8. Il Leggendario Panino Da Antonio & Daniele

    If open, also awesome sandwiches.

    396 m from hotel
    Riva Nazario Sauro

  9. Caseificio Borderi

    Any trip to Syracuse without coming here is a waste. Anything you order will be good, but especially try the smoked mozzarella and caponata.

    403 m from hotel
    Via de benedictis 6

  10. Bar Midolo

    Get the arancini, this bakery serves the best, according to the locals.

    0.5 km from hotel
    Corso Umberto I, 73-75

  11. Bistrot Le Vin De L'assassin

    Food and service are both great. Aubergine millefoglie is one of the best dishes

    0.6 km from hotel
    Via Roma 115

  12. Fiordilatte

    Further away from old town, great ice cream especially the dark chocolate

    0.9 km from hotel
    Via Porto Grande 8