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Hotel Gutkowski

Siracusa, Sicily

Mediterranean blues meet modern minimalism at this great-value hotel in Ortigia, with its glorious views of the Ionian sea

Fishermen and craftsmen have admired the views from this pair of powder-blue and white buildings on the promenade in Ortigia since the 18th century. Today, the houses have been joined together, refashioned into a 26-room seafront hotel, but the star quality remains: that wonderful sea view.

This once hidden gem has become a real word-of-mouth hit (you will need to book ahead) for its laid-back charm, simple elegance and seafront location. Sip fresh orange juice on the rooftop terraces and bask in the sun to the sound of the waves, then head out and wander the ancient alleys and twisting streets of Ortigia - the island heart of Siracusa in southeast Sicily. The town is a Unesco World Heritage site, thanks to its impressive Greek and Roman ruins, and there's plenty to see, architecturally and archaeologically. The surrounding area is beautiful too, with fortified hilltop towns and some of Italy's best beaches along the Ionian Sea.

Guest Ratings

Room:
85%
Food:
82%
Service:
86%
Value:
88%
Overall:
85%

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Highs

  • Everything about it is great value, from the quietly chic rooms, to the minibar prices and wine list
  • The location - throw back the shutters and taste that salty sea air! Most rooms have a serious view
  • We liked the light and elegant design touches, the cheerful ambiance and the general warmth of this lovely small hotel
  • Its relaxed charm and low prices make it ideal for flash-packers or those on a budget; there are a few triple rooms so it suits friends and families as well as couples
  • Taking breakfast on either terrace is a delight, as is enjoying a sundowner glass of wine

Lows

  • There's a small road right in front of the hotel so it can be noisy with cars and scooters (but only occasionally)
  • The adjoining restaurant has a limited menu, but reports suggest food is exceptional
  • Service can be quite relaxed - staff prefer to leave you to your own devices
  • The minimal design makes the rooms a little too sparse for some
  • The area behind the hotel is not considered the nicest in Siracusa

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Conde Nast Traveller (UK)Hotel Gutkowski:  Read more press reviews
Save to favouritesPrintMailHotel GutkowskiFishermen and craftsmen have admired the views from this pair of powder-blue and white buildings on the promenade in Ortigia since the 18th century. Today, the houses have been joined together, refashioned into a [r:SI043:26-room] seafront hotel, but the star quality remains: that wonderful sea view. This once hidden gem has become a real word-of-mouth hit (you will need to book ahead) for its laid-back charm, simple elegance and seafront location. Sip fresh orange juice on the rooftop terraces and bask in the sun to the sound of the waves, then head out and wander the ancient alleys and twisting streets of Ortigia - the island heart of Siracusa in southeast Sicily. The town is a Unesco World Heritage site, thanks to its impressive Greek and Roman ruins, and there's plenty to see, architecturally and archaeologically. The surrounding area is beautiful too, with fortified hilltop towns and some of Italy's best beaches along the Ionian Sea.

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