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Front of property
Private beach nearby, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach nearby, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Minareto


5-star property
Beach hotel in Syracuse with spa and outdoor pool

8.6/10 Fabulous

221 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Via del Faro Massolivieri 26, Syracuse, SR, 96100

About this area

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 53 min drive
  • Syracuse Station - 17 min drive
  • Avola Station - 25 min drive
  • Targia Station - 29 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Cambusa - 11 min drive
  • Regina Lucia - 11 min drive
  • Mokrito - 11 min drive
  • Arricriati - 11 min drive
  • Taverna Giudecca Ortigia - 11 min drive

About this property


Minareto offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Offering a beachfront location, Nesos serves Italian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other features of this luxurious hotel include a rooftop terrace, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 92 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle within 5 km*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Private beach access

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (3400 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 24 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • In-room computer
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


Nesos - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
Grill and Bar - This poolside bar specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and light fare.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 January - 29 February, EUR 1.25 per person, per night, up to 4 nights
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 2.50 per person, per night, up to 4 nights
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 30 November, EUR 1.25 per person, per night, up to 4 nights
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 December - 31 December, EUR 2.50 per person, per night, up to 4 nights

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 11 and March 11.

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 15.0 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Frequently asked questions

Is Minareto currently open?
The property is closed between November 11 and March 11.
Does Minareto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Minareto does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Minareto?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Minareto?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Minareto?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Minareto?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Minareto?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Minareto and nearby?
Minareto has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Minareto?
Yes, Nesos offers alfresco dining, Italian cuisine, and pool views. Nearby restaurants include La Cambusa (5.8 mi), Taverna Giudecca Ortigia (5.8 mi), and Regina Lucia (5.8 mi).
What's the area around Minareto like?
Minareto is a short 1-minute walk from Spiaggia del Minareto and 2 minutes' walk from Plemmirio Marine Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Nice hotel on a peninsula . Bit cut off from anything . Nowhere local to go or eat out . Restaurant was lovely but expensive around £200 couple . We were not shown the Wellness area and everything was extra although never even saw it open . A brochure in room with what was on offer would have been nice .Pool and beach was lovely . Jacuzzis we’re too cold to use . Nice for a quiet holiday . Hotel bar seemed to be unmanned you ordered everything on the resort on WhatsApp . Bar area was dead all the time and just to finish it off the boat advertised to take you to Ortigua was 50 euros return per couple ! Such a shame as hotel itself was nice , clean and staff were good . Only stay here if you have a car .
Carl, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Minareto - great launchpad into Sicily
‘Minareto’ has to be the best hotel in the finest location with stunning views across the harbour to Ortigia, Siracusa and Mount Etna beyond. The facilities are excellent and the private beach areas offer safe swimming in beautiful clear waters - great for snorkelling as there are so many fish. Wonderful, friendly staff and the most excellent breakfast. We were lucky to be upgraded to a room with a spectacular view. As a guide, ask for either rooms 231 or 232. The restaurant menu for lunch and dinner is the same and somewhat unimaginative for Sicily and hugely overpriced, offering small portions and expensive wines - avoid! Similarly the bar! Instead, a short walk along Via La Maddelena will lead to at least 3 more sensibly priced restaurants with great regional dishes. Go beyond the first, Villa Gaiangos - poor food/service. A little further, and the local shop, La Greca, is great for inexpensive food and wine. The boat-taxi to Ortigia is dependent on sea conditions. At €40 return it’s good value. On days when it can’t operate, a return taxi fare shouldn’t cost more than €60. There are plenty of towns and places of interest you can reach by hire car and/or bus excursions from the hotel. The Archaeological Park and Catacombs in Siracusa are easily accessible. Getting there is easy: train from Catania Airport to Siracusa (1hr & 20mins) for €7, and then €30 for a taxi. Despite its disappointing food and wine, Minareto is still the best for its location.
View of Ortigia and Mount Etna from our room and terrace.
Michael, 11-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved our stay at Minareto. The food was delicious at all meals, the staff were lovely and we enjoyed the spa. Surrounded by the sea, the views were beautiful with Etna, Siracusa and their private beach. Highly recommended! Would be nice if they could get a English speaking news channel like CNN!
Paul, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Leonid, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Resort, great sea view from all over, lovely semi private bay with sand beach
karni, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel. If I could say one thing that was bad is that the surrounding area isn’t great. We had a car so it didn’t matter a bit
Matthew, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to get away from it all.
Lovely serene hotel. Fabulous room courtesy of an upgrade. Fantastic wifi. Great gym. So so breakfast. Useful water taxi service. Private beach and a good swimming pool.
Andrew, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Views amazing
Beautiful location lovely staff private beach
Susie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful area but not in the main city of Syracuse.
2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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