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Casa Vacanze Medea
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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Tanderra
Adelaide, South Australia
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very handy location”
Reviewed 20 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Our cosy unit in a group of three had many positives: helpful hosts, with Lucia being a native English-speaker; brilliant location close (50 metres) to the western entrance to the Archaeological Park; a lovely garden setting of its own; a position close to but outside of the historic centre of Syracuse; a comfortable bed; a Welcome Pack of food and wine; bicycles for free use by residents; access to a nearby restaurant (mainly sea-food); on-site parking; relaxed check-out time; and good Wi-Fi. When our kettle gave up, a replacement was quickly organised. However, the kitchen is quite small and not really suitable for cooking substantial meals. As is usual in Sicily, there are two different types of electrical socket and an adapter may be required. There is no lounge or sitting room as such, one uses the kitchen table. We had trouble finding the place as the GPS coordinates on Booking.com were way out. Also, Booking.com gave two different address, one using Via and one using Viale. Our GPS would not accept the Via address, causing us considerable stress once we realised the co-ordinates were out – by chance I saw the Viale address and that worked, and Lucia coached us in to the right lane way. However the street sign says Via! Work that out. (I’d recommend having Lucia’s phone number handy). The nearby Greek Temple is used for live performances of the famous Greek plays such as Electra in May and June, which adds to the fun despite additional crowds and traffic.

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Liked best: Location; friendly, helpful host
Liked least: Booking.com's directions
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lydiatere...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Location, Very attentive hosts, Lovely accommodation.”
Reviewed 13 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Ideal location for exploring the rich history of this region of Scicily. The hosts were extremely helpful and attentive. 15 minute walk to Central Siracusa, 5 minutes by the bicycles provided free. Car parking no hassle at the accommodation. Well furnished accommodation with the worlds only authentic pizza oven / washing machine combo!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jazza1121
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Oh so lovely accommodation very close to major attractions in Syracusa”
Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We spent two nights at Casa Vacanze Medea and loved it. One of four self contained apartments with a lovely outdoor area under the vines to enjoy drinks and meals and also with our own table and chairs outside our rooms. The bedroom was spacious and with a lovely bed and equipped with plenty of storage and a safe and a small well equipped kitchen with many basics - oil/vinegar/rice/milk/jam/ coffee/tea etc.and pastries for breakfast. The bonus was the lovely owners Nuccia (English speaking) and Rafaelle. We had the pleasure also of meeting Nuccias beautiful daughter who practiced her very good English on us.

Casa Vacanze Medea is within walking distance of the main part of town and also Ortigia and is situated right opposite the entrance into the main attractions of the Greek Theatre and the Caves which was really our main reason for visiting Syracusa. We would recommend this lovely place to stay if you are in Syracusa.

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Claire_So...
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A welcoming, romantic getaway in Sicily's beautiful south-east corner”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Following our own directional mishaps the delightful English-speaking host guided us to the property via phone, despite it being late in the evening. We were provided with a shaded parking space in a secured garden and were given a very informative tour of the property and surrounding areas, plus a local information pack containing a number of helpful tips. They had also kindly left us with some of the essentials for breakfast as well as useful things like olive oil, water and balsamic which lasted all week.

The apartment itself was lovely, fairly rustic but charming. The furniture was pretty new and tasteful. There were plenty of places to eat outside, with our own table directly in front as well as another couple under a very pretty vine covered patio. With its own barbecue and pizza oven (which in all honesty we didn't get round to using). It was also very secure with a number of lockable gates.

The kitchen, while small had everything we needed and was clean and tidy. The bathroom was nice and had useful things like hanging storage and towel rails. The shower itself took a little while to get warm and did leak a bit.

We were given plenty of bed linen and towels, which were refreshed halfway through our stay without having been requested. We'd also inquired about the possibility of an iron on the second day, and by the same afternoon one had appeared on our doorstep.

The apartment itself was situated on the outskirts of Syracuse, right next to the Teatro Greco. With a car it was a great location with easy access to the motorway as well as main roads to get to other towns and beaches (the nearest of which was 15-20 minutes drive away). However walking to centre of Ortigia, the beautiful and history-laden focal point of Syracusa, can take up to 35 minutes to walk to, baring in mind there are very few places to eat and drink outside of Ortigia itself.

For a young couple as ourselves, the Casa Vacanze Medea was an ideal, romantic and well-conceived apartment that suited our needs perfectly. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we were to return, or indeed recommend it to another couple or small family.

Many thanks for a wonderfully relaxing week.

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Reviewed 8 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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