Grande Albergo Alfeo

  • Sicily, Italy, Syracuse

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Grande Albergo Alfeo is the perfect base to explore Syracuse - a city packed with history and culture. The ancient Greek Theatre is just a short walk away. Cross the nearby bridge to the island of Ortygia, where you’ll find pretty narrow-cobbled streets that open up in to huge piazzas surrounded by ancient Baroque buildings. There’s a daily market on the island – if you’re a foodie check it out and try some tasty local treats!

The hotel itself is bright and spacious with lovely high ceilings. The rooms feel fresh and elegant, simply decorated with splashes of rich warm colour. Comfortable and quiet, you’ll wake up ready to make the most of the day. Even more so after breakfast - a homemade pastry from the buffet and a fresh cup of Italian coffee is our go to while we’re staying here.

After a day of exploring, unwind in the hotel bar with a chilled glass of wine or head to the reading room for a peaceful moment. Upgrade to half board to dine in the hotel’s restaurant each evening or choose from the à la carte menu when you arrive. The friendly staff have great local knowledge, so speak to them if you’d like recommendations on what to see or other nice places to eat.

Transfer time: approx. 50 mins by private car from Catania airport.

  • No. of rooms: 39
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per day is payable locally.

Cots are available on request for approx. €15 per night.


Standard Classic Rooms are stylishly decorated and are available with twin or double beds. Facilities include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, minibar, TV, safe, shower or bath and hairdryer. These rooms sleep up to three people and come with soundproofed doors and double-glazed windows to ensure that it's nice and quiet during your stay. 

Standard Classic Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

Executive Rooms sleep two people and are available on request, please call to book.

Suites are larger and have a lounge area. They sleep two people and are available on request, please call to book.


The hotel has adapted rooms. 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

The city of Syracuse under the ancient Greeks was the most important city in the western world. Today, it's one of our favourite places to stay in Sicily. Its collection of monuments including Greek theatre and the island of Ortigia are impressive. It's a bit quieter than Taormina too, so it's a fantastic choice if you're looking for a more authentic stay.

What to see on a Syracuse holiday

The old town of Ortigia is a wonderful place to explore. It's pedestrianised so you can stroll through the cobbled street, stop off in the boutique shops and admire the baroque architecture. The city's crowning glory is the white marble Duomo - we love having a coffee in the piazza in front of it, especially at sunset when the colours of the building soften.

The nearby towns of the Val di Noto; Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Noto together form a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for its flamboyant baroque architecture. We recommend hiring a car and heading out to explore them all.

Discover more things to see and do in Sicily. 

Why book a holiday to Syracuse with Inghams?

We've got a couple of great hotels in Syracuse, perfect for if you want to be in the heart of the city or enjoy a coastal stay. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

Put on some comfy shoes and head straight into the old town of Ortigia. It's linked to the mainland by bridges and you can start off by walking around the island, admiring sea views as you go. The centre is a maze of cobbled streets with charming shops and hidden restaurants. There's plenty of locals out and about, with much less of a tourist crowd than Taormina making it feel very authentic. History buffs should head for the Greek Theatre and the impressive white-marble Duomo.

We recommend exploring further afield too, the south east of Sicily has some incredibly picturesque towns. Noto, Ragusa and Scicli are UNESCO protected and perfect examples of baroque architecture. There's lots of coastline to explore too with some great white-sand beaches.

Food & drink

There's a daily food market in Ortigia with all sorts of delicious local produce. It's wonderful to walk through here in the morning, watching the locals shop for their dinner. When you get hungry, pull up a chair amongst the stalls for lunch. 

The restaurants in Ortigia are very authentic with plenty of Sicilian specialties to try. They're often hidden down little alleyways with outside tables for al fresco dining next to the baroque buildings.

  • Reading room
  • Inner courtyard
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free street parking (where there is a white line, cannot be reserved) or 50 meters away is the municipal parking at Pier S. Antonio (Approx. €1per hour or € 10.00 per 24h)

Breakfast is buffet style with homemade pastries, Sicilian brioche and granita, along with a selection of cereal, fresh fruit and a choice of hot beverages. Gluten free options are also available.

Half board is available for a supplement and you'll have the choice to dine in the hotel's restaurant or outside in the courtyard. The food is typically Sicilian, made with fresh natural ingredients. 

The hotel also has a bar, which is great for when you want to relax after a day of exploring. Dinks can also be enjoyed outside in the hotel's courtyard. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.2843415
  • Latitude: 37.065348
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Syracuse 
    • 750 metres to Syracuse train station
    • 500 metres to the island if Ortygia 
    • 500 metres to the ancient Temple of Apollo
    • 1 kilometre to Syracuse Archaeological Museum
    • 1 kilometre to the Cathedral of St Lucy 

Reviews of Grande Albergo Alfeo

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per person from £528
Grande Albergo Alfeo
Syracuse, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
21/09/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Luton
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