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Aretusa Vacanze is located in a completely renovated 17th-century building at the centre of Syracuse's Ortygia Island. It offers self-catering rooms. At Aretusa Vacanze B&B all rooms are spacious and offer a kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, and an LCD satellite TV. Aretusa Vacanze is close to the Arethusa Fountain and Piazza Duomo, one of the main squares. The sea is a 5-minute walk away. A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is served daily. Breakfast and aperitifs are served on the roof terrace, with views of the Bay of Syracuse.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Aretusa Vacanze B&B has been welcoming guests since 26 May 2004.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Siracusa, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Room type
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 large double bed
3 single beds
2 large double beds
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 large double bed
3 single beds
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were friendly, the breakfast was great especially the jam selection it made our day. The bed and pillows were very high quality as was the bed linen. Everything felt like extra care and attention had been taken to make it a really lovely...
  • Gordon
    The property was spotless and all the staff were so very friendly, charming and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast on the terrace was a great highlight for the start of the day, it’s the best breakfast I have had while staying...
  • Gil
    We had a spacious room at the Aretusa Vacanze B&B.The location of this guest house is perfect and we enjoyed our breakfast that was timely and preordered. Stefano and his family greet you warmly and are very helpful in providing information for...
  • Ronda
    Stephano went above and beyond for make our stay memorable. Welcoming, breakfast and giving information spot on. Loved chatting with Stephano
  • Carol
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The famiiy were all SO helpful. Stefano is the life & soul of the place. He went out of his way and speaks good English. Antonio also was excellent (Thankyou for making bookings for me) so helpful, and such a gentleman. Everything was excellent -...
  • Kate
    Our hosts Antonio and his family were just delightful, breakfast on the rooftop was fabulous, their home made jams were DELICIOUS and the location was perfect.
  • Murphy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff!! Lovely roof terrace and delicious, plentiful breakfast. Couldn’t ask for better location in Ortigia. Bedroom was extremely clean, comfortable and quiet. Loved this place!
  • Michael
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fabulous place to stay in Siracusa. Location and room perfect. Marvelous breakfast on the roof terrace. Super friendly owners and staff. We would definitely return.
  • Andrea
    Lovely family atmosphere. Extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent location.
  • Charlie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything really clean. Staff were outstanding, couldn’t do enough for you and have great recommendations.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, you have said that parking is 20 euros. Does that mean you can get through the ZTL at any time, that the parking is reserved, and it is 20 euros p..

    Hello, yes of course, you can enter inside ZTL AREA anytime ! The parking costs 20 euros per day...correct Hello
    Answered on 9 December 2022
  • Is there a lift

    yes of course
    Answered on 10 October 2022
  • Hi. What is the charge please for the airport shuttle to and from Catania Airport please? We will be 5 adults and a 19th are old child. Thanks

    Transfer normally is 90 euro for one car, I need to ask for 6 people... When you need it? Regards. Flavia
    Answered on 6 July 2022
  • hi, is it possible to get 4 rooms with 2 single beds each? we are a group of 8 colleges so all need their own bed thanks

    Good morning, yes of course, but naturally depend the moment and according to our availability Let me know which dates Thanks
    Answered on 4 November 2022
  • Hi, is there private parking that can be reserved?

    We don't have our own parking, but there is a private car park nearby. We can give you address. In alternative, there are 2 public car parks in the area
    Answered on 18 May 2023
  • Do you have any rooms with a balcony? And is breakfast still served on the rooftop terrace? Thank you.

    Same rooms are with a very little balcony. Breakfast is served on the terrace. Best regards. Flavia
    Answered on 23 August 2022
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Facilities of Aretusa Vacanze B&B
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
    • Strollers
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Lockers
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Mosquito net
    • Heating
    • Soundproofing
    • Private entrance
    • Laptop safe
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian

    House rules

    Aretusa Vacanze B&B takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 20:00


    Until 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 30 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa CartaSi Diners Club American Express Cash ATM card Aretusa Vacanze B&B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Please inform Aretusa Vacanze B&B in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

    License number: 19089017B402047

    FAQs about Aretusa Vacanze B&B

    • Guests staying at Aretusa Vacanze B&B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Gluten-free

    • Check-in at Aretusa Vacanze B&B is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at Aretusa Vacanze B&B include:

      • Double
      • Triple
      • Quadruple
      • Studio
      • Apartment

    • The nearest beach is just 100 yards from Aretusa Vacanze B&B. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Aretusa Vacanze B&B is 550 yards from the centre of Siracusa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Aretusa Vacanze B&B offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • The prices at Aretusa Vacanze B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.