About the hotel

Located right in front of the island of Ortigia, the Grand Hotel Minareto is a luxury seaside resort on a promontory in the midst of the crystal-clear waters of the Plemmirio Nature Reserve. Be pampered by the soft white sand of the reserved beach, relax beside the pool or delight in gastronomic experiences in the resort's restaurants and bars. All rooms are in reserved, exclusive cottages scattered around the luxuriant Mediterranean grounds, a splendid setting dominated by the sea and the sky. Retreat to the cliffside solarium, featuring a series of terraces on different levels overlooking a sheer drop to the sea, relax on EMU loungers, get stuck into a good book, or simply let yourself be pampered by the sound of the waves. If sunset vistas are more to your liking, head to the Jacuzzi terrace and woo your eyeparts. Treat yourself to a corner of paradise.

  • Enviable position surrounded by crystal-clear sea
  • Cliffside solarium, featuring a series of terraces on different levels
  • Bungalow-style accommodation

At a glance
Relaxing Scenic Beachfront Couples Boutique


The accommodations at Grand Hotel Minareto blend comfort and hi-tech as well as the highest levels of privacy.

  • Furnished private terrace
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Air recycling
  • Mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • 32-inch LCD TV

Classic with Balcony

Classic rooms provide you with all comforts and luxury accessories: Persian carpets, satin sheets, furnished private terraces. The bathrooms are in quality marble and have suspended design bathroom fittings. Guests are also given an exclusive amenity kit containing 8 different products, custom-made by Transvital, and a soft hand-embroidered bathrobe.

Superior with Balcony

Superior Rooms were designed with only one thing in mind: to transmit a high perception of luxury and guarantee an excellent night's sleep. Immerse yourself in stunning seascapes or lush garden vistas.

Ortiga Sea View

These rooms are most apperciated by guests for their beautiful views over the Ortigo Island city and gorgeous seascapes. Art-deco interior design and fine furniture of high artisnal production create a relaxing atmosphere.

Ortiga Deluxe Sea View

Enjoy splendid island views from the privacy of your very own furnished terrace. Unwind and enjoy quality time in our plush living area.

Panoramic Sea View Junior Suite

Set on the extreme edge of the promontory overlooking a sheer drop to the sea, Panoramic Junior Suites own a terrace with stunning views over Ortigia Island city centre of Siracusa and Unesco patrimony.


Exclusivity, luxury, space and privacy. The villas at Grand Hotel Minareto all have the privacy you need in an exclusive environment, boasting their own outdoor swimming pool. Each bedroom has a private bathroom, the living room walls have windows to look at the horizon, the outdoor garden of 300 sm overlooking the sea, the kitchen is available for private dinners with chef and dedicated waiter.


Cuisine in Sicily means starting a journey of flavours, scents and fragrances.


With its romantic air and atmosphere of days long past, Nesos has an elegant and tasteful ambience redolent of the aristocratic days of yesteryear. Specialities reflect the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine and the best of local produce, but with a highly personalised, creative flair.

  • Lunch: 12:30 – 14:30
  • Dinner: 19:30 – 23:00

Pool Snack Bar & Restaurant

The Pool Snack Bar is the ideal place for enjoying traditional local rotisserie specialities, and ice creams like the famous Sicilian water ices, while relaxing in the shade beside the swimming pool. The Grill & Bar has an open kitchen which means our chefs can prepare the day’s catch and a wide choice of dishes in the Grand Hotel Minareto’s inimitable style.

  • Open: 10:00 – 19:00

Lobby Bar

Kick-back, relax and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and some delicious snacks.


  • Private sandy beach
  • Cliffside solarium
  • Jacuzzi terrace
  • Fresh-water half-olympic infinity pool
  • Three hectares of manicured gardens
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars
  • WiFi
  • Shuttle servicwe to historic centre Ortigia
  • Large private car park
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services
  • Babysitting services


Discover the different solutions that are on hand to help you back into perfect form, either by yourself or in company, and satisfy your desire for wellbeing.

Le E-Bike

Take off on a bicycle with the whole family and discover the splendid rocky coastline which is covered with typical Mediterranean scrub, a wonderful way to come back into contact with nature, and forget your worldly troubles.

La Palestra

Stay in shape with the latest Technogym machines at La Palestra gym.

  • 2 treadmills
  • Reclined cyclette
  • Elliptical
  • Barbells
  • Bench
  • Lat machine
  • Leg machine
  • Pectoral machine
  • Open: 24-hours a day

La 2B Spa

La 2B Minareto Tower guarantees a unique wellness experience. A romantic, private area which is exclusively for couples, equipped with a sauna, steam bath hammam, coloured-light changing shower, and Jacuzzi with hydro-massage.

Le Sale Massaggi

These two exclusive treatment rooms boast stunning sea-views heightening the unique ambiance of relaxation. Take your pick from a wide range of treatments including beauty therapies using the latest generation of products aimed at regenerating the body and soul.

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