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Reviews of Hotel Principe di Fitalia 4 stars

Traversa Tonnara di Terrauzza 38, 96100 Fanusa, Italy

#3 of 19 hotels in Fanusa

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Review score

Based on 156 hotel reviews

9.2

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    9.4

  • Location

    8.3

  • Facilities

    9.6

  • Staff

    9.6

  • Value for money

    8.8

  • Free WiFi

    7.3

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  • Reviewed: 16 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    the location is not good even with GPS difficult to find this hotel overall environment arround the hotel not good

    property is very well managed - stuff very well trained and helpful - nice breakfast

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Helpful and friendly staff, especially on the reception desk. Enjoyable facilities and services, would definitely recommend staying here for a little R&R!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The evening dinner very disappointing - expensive, small portions and the dining room lacked atmosphere. 15 Euro for a very small plate of salt and pepper squid, the pasta was the worst we had eaten in our 7 days of Sicily. The hotel seem to be aiming for Gourmet Italian food with high prices. There is an amazing Fish restaurant a short drive away with a few other places to eat there too - go there it will be a 3rd of the price and the seafood is outstanding.

    Clean comfortable stylish hotel. The older building is a beautiful Italian home although that needs some attention to decor and updating. The bedding needs to be brought into 21st century - blankets and sheets are too old fashioned and not very comfortable. This older part of the hotel has a lovely pool with sun loungers. Our room had a terrace but looked onto the car park so not the most pleasant view. The newer side is a low lying modern building. Guests are certainly paying for the facilities of indoor and outdoor pools & spa. There are lots of sun loungers and the indoor pool in the winter is wonderful, warm and large! I am not sure the new side is worth the additional rates for the rooms especially in the summer when you wont spend much time in them and there are a lot of rooms situated around the outdoor pool and garden area. The breakfast is amazing. All the staff very friendly, helpful and made the atmosphere a lovely place to be. Ortaygia and Syracuse is a short 15 minute drive from the hotel so wonderful for visiting later afternoon and walking around early evening. Lots of places to eat there. Its a shame the hotel shuttle bus comes back to the hotel at 5pm and not later.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 14 nights

    A little bit noisy air conditioning split, some outsourced services may be improved.

    My staying was in the 4 stars side of the hotel, in the old and historical building, that is nice. I was allowed to use the overall services of the Hotel, the big swimming pool as well. Good location partially surrounded by Orange and Lemon trees, wonderful swimming pools (the bigger is about 35/40 m long and about 20 m wide) , very nice Staff, comfortable bed, good breakfast.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    None

    Breakfast was absolutely excellent. The swimming pool was huge and very clean. The staff from the hotel brought us to the private beach (both for free). For the evening they also arranged a free shuttle bus to siracusa and back to the hotel.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Nothing too bad. If I have to say something, rooms in the old villa could be improved (small tv, old shower), plus the location, although very close to Siracusa, is not very beatiful.

    - Breakfast - Pools - Gym - Spa - Restaurant - Staff and organized transportation

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Superb. Friendly helpful staff, outstanding service. Delightful room. Excellent restaurant with magnificent breakfast. It felt beautifully tranquil and remote but is within easy access of Siracusa with shuttle bus services. I would have like to stay longer to use more of the excellent spa and pool facilities.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The restaurant is very good. There I've enjoyed one of the best food ever. The staff is perfect blend of polite and discrete and the property overall is beautiful.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    The dinner menu got a little boring after a couple of days. The pool area at the old part of the hotel is deserted. You could go back to your room and phone for drinks/snacks etc but it would have been nice if someone had come over occasionally to see if anyone wanted anything.

    We stayed in the original hotel which was very nice and quiet. The staff are all very helpful and pleasant. We had hoped for a late check out, this wasn't possible but we were still able to spend the day at the pool and shower and change in the spa. Shuttle bus into town great as parking can be a bit tricky.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The only thing that could be improved is the quality of the beds - ours was a foldout sofa bed and rather squeaky.

    Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location is v peaceful and within easy reach of Siracusa thanks to the efficient hotel transfer service. The facilities are superb

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing. Everything was perfect.

    Beautiful new hotel located in the Fanusa area about 10 mins from Siracusa. Outstanding service, the largest pool I have ever seen in a hotel and a delicious breakfast buffet. We had booked rooms in the original part of the hotel but were upgraded to the newer part built in 2015. Hotel provides a free shuttle bus on demand to the beach where it has an arrangement with the lido for free sun beds and umbrellas. Also provides a free shuttle bus to go into Siracusa / Ortiga . They even lent us sun umbrella to take to another beach . Excellent value for money and highly recommended.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Outdoor pools not heated so not warm enough in April.

    Fabulous breakfast. Staff all delightful.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    The staff st dinner were exceptionally helpful. The room was quiet and spacious. Breakfast offered a wide range of freshly cooked items.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The swimming pools outside and the swimming pool inside were great, as was the gym and spa. Breakfast was good as well and staff were very friendly.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    lunch time menu could have been better, more varied

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Should have Restricted use of the spa by children, does spoil it when you want to relax in there

    Staff were excellent, hotel is lovely and clean

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Cleanliness, food, facilities, staff, everything was superb

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    WLAN was not working reliably. Smoking was allowed in outside dining area.

    Everything else.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location, tranquillity, shuttle bus to ancient momnuments.

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 21 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not so many thing to do in the town, so you better to have a car and drive 15 minutes to the old town of Siracusa.

    Breakfast is amazing with a lot of tasty food (even there is a bottle of champagne), and you can use all the facilities in the nearby sister hotel (both hotels are good, but the new one is new). Both hotels have nice view and you can smile the flower in the garden. Wifi is good with strong signal in room (if not, you may restart the router if you can find it).

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the distant sound of dogs barking in the night!

    Lavinia, Paola, Guiseppe, Ellenor and Graziano made this the perfect stay for us. They could not have been more helpful. A sense of calm and peace pervaded the hotel. And the free bikes were a wonderful method to explore the area. Thank you.

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Excellent staff, very service-minded and overall friendly. Great facilities with indoor pool, spa, fitnessroom, playroom for the kids. Everything very fresh and clean. Breakfast was large and varied, felt luxurious. Dinner was perfectly fine but for more interesting options, go to Siracusa.

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Only drawback was the location but excellent free travel provided by the hotel to the beach and the town. No big deal

    We had a fantastic stay, staff were excellent and the breakfast could not have been better. Great with children. Clean, comfortable and Pool areas were excellent. We will return.

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Would have liked a poolside bar, although staff came out to take an order for drink it was once every few hours.

    Amazing staff, hotel, spa and surroundings. And the pool?! what can i say! Located in the countryside a little outside Ortigia, it is in a very peaceful location amongst working farms. A fantastic (free) shuttle service is provided at various times during the day to Ortigia, Archaeological park and Beach. This service is a MUST as a taxi to Ortigia will cost you roughly 20euro each time. We stayed in the 'new' part of hotel, very clean and modern. Air conditioning made the rooms very cool. Make sure and request 'old' part of hotel if you prefer something more traditional.

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Free Wifi was weak and limited in capacity, making it nearly useless.

    Pool. Breakfast. Staff. Location close to Protected sea area and Syracuse. Small size, family atmosphere.

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Nothing really. Only thing that I would say, and it's not the hotels fault, is that the Shuttle bus takes a lot longer because of heavy traffic into Syracusa.

    Newly built so everything was very clean and unused. Pool is exceptional - huge and great for all ages. Staff were very helpful.

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The Wi-Fi did not work properly in the bedroom despite the manager's personal attempt to sort it out.

    Excellent staff and facilities will be superb once teething problems have been sorted. The new part of the hotel only opened one month ago and our room was in this part. great size and view of new large pool. Lovely restaurant with good choice for breakfast and excellent evening meals. We ate there all 3 nights, partly because it meant we could both have a drink but also it was very good value. Lavinia on reception and Gratziano in the restaurant were particularly helpful. The hotel is about 3 km outside Syracuse but it is easy to drive in to the city or there is a free shuttle from the hotel.

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We loved being in the country away from the bustle of a busy city. The staff couldn't do enough for us, always polite and very patient with our poor Italian. Shuttle service is terrific so even though you are in the country you do not need to have a rental car. This hotel is worthy of its good reviews.

  • Reviewed: 27 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Difficult to find the hotel. Nothing interesting close to the hotel, just empty fields. No wifi in the room.

    Great breakfast, tasty and superior. Nice swimming pool. Nice surrounding of the hotel.

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Rooms for 4 people were small and dark.The photos of the hotel on booking .com have nothing to do with reality.These on the site are spacious and sunny when the real average rooms are quite unpleasant.The whole bulding and rooms remind of the 90's...Moreover the wi-fi was out of service

    Staff was polite and helpfull.Breakfast was rich and nice.The garden was spacious and beautifull and so was the swimming pool.

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Brand new, tastefully furnished. Amazing swimming pool. Surrounded by lemon groves. Helpful staff. Good food.

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Air condition and wi-fi

    Big pool, silence and nature

  • Reviewed: 9 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    None

    All the staff were very friendly and the hotel was lovely!

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Perhaps a nice place in the summer - but not when all outside facilities were closed.

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