Location - where is Minareto
- Located in the Plemmirio Marine Reserve
- 350 metres to Minaret Beach
- 8.5 kilometres to Syracuse
- hotel description
- Minareto description
The Minareto is located in the beautiful Plemmirio Marine Reserve. It's a unique position at the tip of a promontory that overlooks Latomie Bay and the historic centre of Syracuse. You can get to the centre by car or shuttle (at set times), but the hotel has it’s own private boat service (payable locally) if you fancy hoping across the water to explore the city.
There’s loads to see and do in the area and the hotel has range of activities that you can book and pay for locally like bike tours, yoga classes, snorkelling, fishing and excursions to Ortigia, Taormina and Mount Etna. Plus wine and food experiences like cooking classes and street food tours. Just chat to the friendly staff here, they’ll have some great recommendations for you.
On one side of the resort you’ll find the Minareto’s private beach - a sandy bay with crystal clear waters, equipped with sun loungers and parasols. On the other side, which is rockier, there’s a solarium on the cliffs. We love listening the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks from up here. If you prefer a fresh water dip, head to the centre of the resort where there’s a pool. In the evening the terrace comes into its own, Out here you can relax in one of the wooden huts with a drink from the bar or hop in the whirlpool and watchas the sun goes down over the water.
The comfortable rooms are tastefully finished in a sophisticated style. Upgrade to a superior sea view room to make the most of the hotel’s spectacular location. They’re passionate about food here so whether you’re just staying for breakfast or have opted for half board, you’re in for a treat. It’s all made fresh, using local ingredients from Sicily.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by private car from Catania airport.
Facilities - Minareto features
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Private beach in a protected marine reserve in the Latomie Bay with sun loungers and parasols
- Free pool towels
- Bike tours (payable locally)
- Yoga classes (payable locally)
- Snorkelling (payable locally)
- Fishing (payable locally)
- Excursions to Ortigia and Mount Etna (payable locally)
- Cooking classes (payable locally)
- Street food tours (payable locally)
- Massages & treatments (payable locally)
- Free bike hire
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free shuttle bus to Ortigia at set times
- Private boat service to Ortigia (payable locally)
- Fitness room
- Sun terrace with whirlpools
- Rock solarium overlooking the sea
- Free parking
Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping
Local Fees and Taxes
A tourist tax of approx €1.50 per person per night is payable locally.
Classic Rooms with Balcony are approximately 18m² and sleep up to two people. They're decorated in a traditional style with modern amenities including air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe and hairdryer.
Superior Rooms are about 30m² and have garden or pool views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.
Superior Sea View Rooms have a balcony, are about 20-25m² and sleep up to two people. They have panoramic sea views.
Deluxe Sea View Rooms are about 33m² and have a balcony with spectacular views of the Island of Ortigia. They sleep up to four people and have a living room and a shower. They are available on request, please call to book.
Junior Suite Sea View Rooms are about 40m² and are located on the edge of the resort with a sheer drop to the sea below meaning you get uninterrupted views. You can wake up in the mornings to the sound of the waves and views of the sea. These rooms sleep up to four people.
The hotel has rooms with adapted bathrooms. 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
Meals - food and drink in Minareto
Breakfast is buffet style with a good choice including fruit, yoghurt and pastries, plus a selection of teas and coffee. If you opt for half board, you'll dine in the Nesos Restaurant each evening.
Nesos Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. The menu focuses on Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh local produce. You can eat in the dining room or have your meals out on the Latomie Terrace overlooking the sea - its hard to beat the view.
Breakfast 7.30am - 10.30am, lunch 12.30pm - 2.30pm & dinner 7.30pm -11.00pm.
The Pool Snack Bar & Restaurant has an open kitchen close to the pool. It's ideal for lunches and light snacks. It serves local rotisseries, which we'd highly recommend giving a try. It's a really nice sociable spot to enjoy aperitivo in the evenings too.
Open from 10am - 7pm.
The Lobby Bar is located in the hotel's main hall. It has a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance with glittering Swarovski chandeliers and big comfy sofas to relax on while you have a drink or light snack.
Board basis options available
- Bed & Breakfast
- Half Board
This property caters for the following special dietary requirements
- Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
- Gluten Free
Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.