• Sicily, Italy, South East Sicily

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The Minareto is located in the beautiful Plemmirio Marine Reserve. The hotel’s in a unique position at the tip of a promontory that overlooks Latomie Bay and the historic centre of Syracuse, Ortigia. It’s about 8 kilometres away by car or shuttle (at set times), but the hotel has it’s own private boat service (payable locally) if you fancy hoping across the water to explore the city.

There’s loads to see and do in the area and the hotel has range of activities that you can book and pay for locally like bike tours, yoga classes, snorkelling, fishing and excursions to Ortigia, Taormina and Mount Etna, plus wine and food experiences like cooking classes and street food tours. Just chat to the friendly staff here, they’ll have some great recommendations for you.

On one side of the resort, you’ll find the Minareto’s private beach - a sandy bay with crystal clear waters, equipped with sun loungers and parasols. On the other side, which is rockier, there’s a solarium on the cliffs. We love listening the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks from up here. If you prefer a fresh water dip, head to the centre of the resort, where there’s a pool. In the evening the terrace comes into its own, out here you can relax in one of the wooden huts with a drink from the bar or hop in the whirlpool and watch sun goes down over the water.

The comfortable rooms are tastefully finished in and sophisticated style. Upgrade to a superior sea view room to make the most of the hotel’s spectacular location. They’re passionate about food here, so whether you’re just staying for breakfast or have opted for half board, you’re in for a treat. It’s all made fresh, using local ingredients from Sicily.

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

Added value

Early booking offer available for summer 22 (ends 30 Nov 21, bed & breakfast only)

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

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx €1.50 per person per night is payable locally. 


Classic Rooms with Balcony are approximately, 18m² and sleep up to two people. They're decorated in a traditional style and equipped with modern amenities including, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer. 

Superior Rooms are about 30m² and have garden or pool views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Superior Sea View Rooms have a balcony, are about 20-25m² and sleep up to two people. They have panoramic sea views. 

Deluxe Sea View Rooms are about 33m² 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 Suite Sea View Rooms are about 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.



The hotel's pool is located in the centre of the resort and is surrounded by comfy sun loungers with a complimentary pool towel service.


The stunning private beach at Grand Hotel Minareto is in a protected marine reserve in the Latomie Bay, with incredibly inviting clear waters and golden sand. It's equipped with sun loungers and parasols, so it's easy to relax here surrounded by nature. 


  • Bike tours (payable locally)
  • Yoga classes (payable locally)
  • Snorkelling (payable locally)
  • Fishing (payable locally)
  • Excursions to Ortigia and Mount Etna (payable locally)
  • Cooking classes (payable locally)
  • Street food tours (payable locally)
  • Massages & treatments (payable locally)

General Facilities

  • Free bike hire
  • Free WiFi
  • Free shuttle bus to Ortigia at set times
  • Private boat service to Ortigia (payable locally)
  • Free parking
  • Fitness room
  • Sun terrace with whirlpools
  • Rock solarium overlooking the sea

Breakfast is buffet style with a good choice including fruit, yoghurt and pastries, plus a selection of teas and coffee. If you opt for half board, you'll dine in the Nesos Restaurant each evening. 

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 setting of the dining room, or have your meals out on the Latomie Terrace overlooking the sea - its hard to beat the view. 

Breakfast 7.30 - 10.30, Lunch 12.30 - 2.30pm & Dinner 7.30 -11.00pm.

The Pool Snack Bar & Restaurant has an open kitchen close to 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 is located in the hotel's main hall. It has a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance with glittering Swarovski chandeliers and big comfy sofas to relax on while you have a drink or light snack.

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

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.301184
  • Latitude: 37.041725
  • Location Description:
    • Located in the Plemmirio Marine Reserve
    • 350 metres to Minaret Beach
    • 8.5 kilometres to Syracuse

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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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