Dazzling sea views in Sicily
The Hotel Des Etrangers et Miramare is a seafront gem located in the historic city of Ortigia. The watchwords at this intimate 78-room hotel are simple elegance and understated luxury. Imagine a candlelit supper from the hotel’s terrace. Before you lies a panoramic seafront vista that you enjoy while sipping fine Italian wine and sampling Sicilian specialties. These pleasures are to be had at either the Medusa restaurant or the equally impressive roof garden.
The rooms offer a lush decor with terrazzo floors, antique wooden furnishings and finely woven linens and buttery soft sheets. Many of the enchanting rooms offer the dazzling seaside vistas and the height of comfort is available in 13 suites.
Hotel Des Etrangers et Miramare
Location: Passeggio Adorno 10-12, Syracuse, Sicily 96100, Italy; 60 kilometres from Catania airport; inquire at hotel for airport transfers.
Luxury style: Some hotels have the most perfect location and this property is blessed with that quality. Good for couples, families, Roman ruin seekers, old maid geologists, groups, excellent value for a luxe (4-star) category hotel.
What we’ve heard: A caveat is ‘watch out for the parking’ which can be tricky. It is absolutely essential to book a sea-view room. The heart and soul of this property is in the spectacular views whether from the guest room, the terrace or the rooftop. Grab your martini, sit back, take it in.