• Sicily, Italy, South East Sicily

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The Minareto (formally Minareto Seaside Luxury Resort & Villas) hotel's close to the island of Ortigia, across the clear waters of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve. This hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax after a day of exploring this wonderful island of Sicily.  

The rooms and Suites, situated in cottages dotted around the grounds, are all elegant and many have sea views. All of the rooms and Suites have been designed with comfort in mind and have been equipped with all modern amenities. There are several bars and restaurants where you can enjoy excellent Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by fine wines. 

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxing in this wonderful resort. There is a beautiful, sandy beach that is fully equipped with sunbeds and shades and a freshwater swimming pool, which is in the heart of the resort - both ideal for soaking up the Sicilian sunshine. For breath taking views of the sea and the island of Ortigia, relax on the cliffside solarium, which is made up of a number of terraces on different levels that are equipped with loungers. Sit back in one of the two Jacuzzis and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun set in the distance. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus service to the island of Ortigia (these run at set times). 

Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Minareto is approx. 1 hour from Catania airport.

  • No. of rooms: 88
  • Official rating: 5


Classic Rooms with Balcony are approximately, 18m² and have been decorated in a traditional style. The rooms have been equipped with modern amenities including, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer. These rooms sleep two people. 

Superior Sea View Rooms have a balcony and are approximately, 20-25m².These rooms sleep 2 people.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms are approximately, 28m² and have balconies with spectacular views of the Island of Ortigia. The rooms sleep up to four people. These rooms have a living room and a shower and are available on request, please call to book. 

Junior Sea View Suites are approximately, 40m² and are located on the edge of the resort and on a sheer drop to the sea below. You can wake up in the mornings to the sound of the waves and views of the sea. These rooms sleep up to four people. 


The hotel has rooms with adapted bathrooms. These rooms are available on request, please call to book to ensure that these rooms meet your requirements.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
South East Sicily

This part of the island is known both for its natural beauty, with lovely sandy beaches and nature reserves and also for its historical importance. The city of Syracuse under the ancient Greeks was the most important city in the western world. Its collection of monuments including Greek theatre and the island of Ortigia are impressive. The towns of the Val di Noto; Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Noto together form a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for its flamboyant baroque architecture. The towns will also be recognised by many as the setting for the Inspector Montalbano TV detective series shown recently on BBC4.

Try our Escorted Tour, Grand Tour of Sicily. This small group tour of Sicily give you an opportunity to visit the picturesque baroque cities of the South East and discover the beauty of the Mediterranean’s largest island.


Pools & Beaches

The hotel's pool is located in the heart of the resort and is surrounded by soft sun loungers with a complimentary pool towel service. The stunning beach at Grand Hotel Minareto is in a protected marine reserve, with incredibly inviting clear waters and golden sand. 


Minareto Spa offers a large range of massages and treatments (payable locally) as well as fitness room, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi.

Practical Facilities 

  • Free bike hire
  • Free wifi
  • Free shuttle bus to Ortigia (7km away) at set times
  • Private boat service to Ortigia (payable locally)
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

Breakfast is buffet style with a good choice including fruit, yoghurt and pastries with a good selection of teas and coffee.

If you opt for half board, you'll dine in the Nesos Restaurant each evening. 

Bars & Restaurants

Nesos Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. The menu focuses on Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh local produce. You can eat in the elegant aristocratic setting of the dining room, or have your meals out on the Latomie Terrace overlooking the sea - its hard to beat the view. 

Lunch 12.30 - 2.30pm & Dinner 7.30 -11.00pm.

The Grill & Bar, are just beside the pool. It's ideal for lunches and light snacks and it serves local rotisseries, which we'd highly recommend giving a try. It's a really nice sociable spot to enjoy aperitivo in the evenings too. 

Open from 10am - 7pm.  

The Lobby Bar offers a relaxed ambiance to enjoy a drink or light snacks.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.301184
  • Latitude: 37.041725

Reviews of Minareto

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Total price from
per person from £664
Includes £38pp discount
South East Sicily, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
05/10/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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