Gay Friendly Accommodation Siracusa

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Siracusa Italy (2022 Updated)

Syracuse is a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily, Italy. It’s known for its ancient ruins. A few gay friendly hotel Siracusa are available to be booked online. The central Archaeological Park Neapolis comprises the Roman Amphitheater, the Teatro Greco and the Orecchio di Dionisio, a limestone cave shaped like a human ear.

The Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi exhibits terracotta artifacts, Roman portraits and Old Testament scenes carved into white marble.

Siracusa Pride  is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of June in Siracusa, of of the main destination of Italy. There are more than 65 daily flights from various cities of Europe to Catania  if you want to attend the parade.

Like most countries in Europe the  city of Siracusa has many gay bars, clubs and gay hotels.

 

What are the top attractions to visit in Syracuse?

 

 

Best Day Tours from Siracusa

 

 

1. La Maison 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

La Maison
La Maison

Situated in Siracusa, La Maison provides accommodation 150 m from Syracuse Cathedral and 1 km from Porto Piccolo. Free WiFi is offered.

All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony.

Breakfast is available every morning, and includes buffet and Italian options.

This 4 room hotel is very well located at one end of via Roma, close to Piazza Archimedes. They offer parking that is 200 meters away, very convenient. The hotel, every part of it, is beautifully designed. The room is spacious and bright with more than enough storage.

The bed was very comfortable, and best of all even though via Roma is a busy pedestrian street, the windows are so insulated that when they are shut you don’t hear anything. There is a small balcony off room 2 ( large enough to stand on) and a really beautiful common terrace that’s a delightful place to eat breakfast, relax in the early evening (when it’s shaded) or to have a nightcap. Some snacks and tea are available 24/7.

Probably the best location you could have to explore the old town. If you have a car there is parking a few minutes walk away at $15/day.

The room was beautifully decorated. I was disappointed there was no shower. It wasn’t really clear on the website. There is a handheld shower in the bathtub, however, water gets everywhere.

The property is just so Italian and the location can’t get any better, it makes you feel like you live there.

The refurbishment carried out in this wonderful building is magnificent and has been able to modernize it while keeping the old, decadent flavor you’re looking for in Italy.

Very good breakfast.

Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa
Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

How much does a room costs at La Maison  Siracusa?

 

Prices start 220$/night for Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room with Bath is 225$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This more spacious room features a comfortable sofa or reading area, along with lovely views of the Ionian Sea.

Where to book online – La Maison   – LGBT Friendly Hotels Siracusa – you can find the best hotels deals in Siracusa during Festa della Santa Lucia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Siracusa on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Hotel Gargallo Siracusa 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

 

Hotel Gargallo
Hotel Gargallo

Hotel Gargallo is found in the heart of the historic centre of Syracuse, the beautiful Ortigia Island. Set in a renovated building from the 19th century, it offers a Sicilian restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Elegant rooms come with air-conditioning, a minibar and balcony. Decorated with light colours, some rooms feature frescoed ceilings. They include a satellite TV and fully equipped private bathroom.

Breakfast is a sweet buffet with cakes, pastries, croissants and hot drinks. It is served each morning in the breakfast hall. The family-run restaurant serves typical Sicilian dishes.

Hotel Gargallo is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Syracuse in an environment rich in art and history.The Hotel is found in a recently renovated 19th century building conveniently located close to the main historic sites of island, cathedral, square aretusa spring, apollo temple etc..This location makes it easy for guests to walk around the city or take public shuttles to explore beautiful Syracuse. Open all year around, is an elegant gay friendly hotel 3*** structure.

This hotel has an excellent location to visit Ortigia. There are lots of restaurants nearby as well as a small grocery store. It is a short walk to all the major attractions on Ortigia.

The hotel is perfectly situated in town and is a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral and various restaurants and shops. Everything is in walking distance.

The staff were polite and friendly and gave us the standard information regarding how to get around and what to see.

The breakfast consisted of a lovely continental buffet.

The room was very large with high ceilings and with a balcony. The ceiling was a lovely feature that I can only describe as looking like the Sistine chapel. It was very unique.

There is also a car park just before the hotel if you follow the one way system which was very convenient.

Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa
Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

How much does a room costs at Hotel Gargallo Siracusa?

 

Prices start 110$/night for Double Room night with breakfast included.

Where to book online – Hotel Gargallo   – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa – you can find the best hotels deals in Siracusa during Festa della Santa Lucia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Siracusa on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Wellness Spa Hotel Principe Fitalia 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

Wellness Spa Hotel Principe Fitalia
Wellness Spa Hotel Principe Fitalia

Located a 3-minute drive from the Mediterranean coast, Wellness Spa Hotel Principe Fitalia is set in Fanusa and features a restaurant, fitness centre and two swimming pools.

Offering free WiFi, all air-conditioned rooms come with a satellite flat-screen TV and a private bathroom complete with a bathrobe and slippers. Some units have a spa bath or balcony.

Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast and relax in the hotel garden. Spa treatments and massages can be booked at the on-site wellness centre, which includes a Kneipp path, Wassar path and Vichy shower. A hairdresser is also available.

The Wellness & SPA hotel | Principe di Fitalia is a 5 star resort consisting of several buildings of new construction. The hotel is managed by the owners. It has many services: SPA, one of the largest of Sicily, with Sauna, Hammam, Jacuzzi, PRIVATE SPA, etc., a restaurant with a kitchen designed to enhance the flavors of raw material that is all top notch. Tennis court, table tennis, 3 pools, 2 outdoor (with pool bar) and one indoor heated (29/32 degrees).

Fitness room, massage rooms and much more to make guests feel truly unique and special. Just 5 minutes from the sea of the nature reserve of Plemmirio. It’s the right place to relax , to know Sicily and to go to the beautiful beaches on the south east coast. It is the ideal place to enjoy the family without any stress. Relaxing Entertainment and excellent cuisine make the living room unique.

This is a nice relaxing hotel set a short drive from Siracusa.

The main positives for me were the 2 outdoor pools, indoor pool and well equipped gym. The shuttle service is a really good way of getting to and from Siracusa and is fairly frequent so allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the old town.

We valued the shuttle bus service offered by the hotel. It is only a short drive to/from Ortygia, and the shuttle also goes to the Greek and Roman Amphitheatres (really worth visiting).
Wifi was excellent throughout our stay. The pool and spa facilities at the hotel are superb.

We took advantage of the hotel’s dining room for dinner and enjoyed an excellent seafood meal accompanied by the waiter’s pleasant wine selection. Service was impeccable.

The expansive breakfast buffet offered something for everyone that ranged from fruit and continental fare to eggs, bacon, and sausage. Attentive staff ensured that everything remained plentiful and fresh.

The hotel compensated for its location by providing a free and prompt (departure and return) shuttle service to a typical Italian seaside concession. Adjacent to the public sandy beach, the facility offered umbrellas and lounge chairs on a elevated platform. Just a very short walk to a lower pier and another few steps to the water. Food or drink could not be brought into the concession but their bar offered drinks and light fare.

The hotel also offered a shuttle service to Ortigia and Siracusa. We decided to drive into Ortigia to have bit more flexibility for dinner during our second night. It’s roughly a 20 minute drive to scenic Ortigia.

Pros:
1. There are only 40 rooms and the whole time we were there (late Sept, early Oct) the hotel was extremely quiet with sometimes only 8-10 guests around the pool! I’ve never been somewhere so quiet and I enjoyed it!
2. The fact the hotel is small means you don’t have to clamour for a sunbed. In fact I’ve never been anywhere before where I could comfortably have my pick of the sunbeds still at 11am. No-one really reserved beds with towels – there simply wasn’t a need to.
3. Beautiful outdoor pool (albeit rather chilly!) and gardens area which are kept impeccably clean and tidy. The grounds are very attractive.
4. The staff were, without exception, friendly and helpful. Special shout out to Chiara who made a special effort to chat to all guests, switching effortlessly between English, German, Italian and French.
5. Because the hotel is in the middle of nowhere, there is a shuttle service which goes to Ortigia (20 mins away) 3 times per day. We made use of this 4 times and it was very handy – and free.
6. Our room was modern and well equipped with both a bath and shower. We also discovered Netflix on the tv. Robes and flip-flops are provided in a beach bag to take to the pool.

We all particularly LOVED the sumptuous breakfasts, where we were welcomed by the staff who remembered our egg orders and my daughter’s daily request for crepes with nutella. There were freshly squeezed juices, even a juicer, freshly prepared cakes (even chocolate cake), speciality dishes and cereals, meats and cheeses.

The shuttle bus was punctual and brilliant, giving us a lift into Ortiga and back again daily, so that we did not have to spend extra on cabs, we thought that this was a brilliant addendum.

Once again…can’t believe what a great place this hotel was, as a SPA retreat, as a quiet place to reconnect as a family, as a base to explore the surrounding area and Ortiga and Syracuse.

Gay Friendly Accommodation Siracusa
Gay Friendly Accommodation Siracusa

How much does a room costs at Wellness Spa Hotel Principe Fitalia?

 

Prices start 285$/night for Standard King Room – Annex. The Suite with Spa Bath is 365$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a furnished terrace with a hot tub, this air-conditioned suite has free WiFi, a satellite flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

Where to book online – Wellness Spa Hotel Principe Fitalia   – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa – you can find the best hotels deals in Siracusa during Festa della Santa Lucia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Siracusa on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Grande Albergo Alfeo 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

 

Grande Albergo Alfeo

Located in the city centre of Syracuse, Grande Albergo Alfeo offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Here you will be within walking distance of Ortygia Island.

Rooms at Grande Albergo Alfeo are bright and spacious. In-room amenities include large LCD TVs, satellite channels, and hydromassage showers or baths.

You will have a 24-hour front desk, room service, a reading room, a meeting room and a bar at Grande Albergo Alfeo.

Grande Albergo Alfeo is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Syracuse, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Grande Albergo Alfeo provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Grande Albergo Alfeo guests have access to a concierge and room service. You can also enjoy free breakfast.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Syracuse, Grande Albergo Alfeo is located a short distance from Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro (0.5 mi) and Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia (0.6 mi).

While in Syracuse be sure to experience local burritos favorites at Mokrito.

If you are interested in exploring Syracuse, check out one of the castles, such as Azienda Agricola Pupillo, Maniace Castle, and Eurialo Castle.

The hotel is centrally located in a palazzo between the main streets Via Malta and Corso Umberto 1. It is very easy to access Ortegia island by foot as well as the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis.

The entrance had a single bed which we used as a luggage rack. The main bedroom had a double bed, desk with chair, separate chair with round table, and two bed tables with good lights. There was a closet with safe; the bathroom amenities included tissues, shampoo, lotion, and 2 bars of soap. Wifi was excellent. We lucked out and found a parking space smack in front of the hotel. Otherwise, we would have arranged with the hotel to park the car for us. (They have a garage 1.5 KM from the hotel for 10 euros/day.)

For us, the location was excellent — an easy walk to Ortygia one day and a longer but manageable one to the Archaeological area the next. There are lots of restaurants in the area, especially toward and in Ortygia. Breakfast was a large buffet with eggs, ham, cheeses, rolls, sweets, tomatoes, juices, coffee, etc. We also found a laundry (drop off and pick up later) up the Corso Umberto toward Ortygia, which was handy. There is a large reception area on the main floor and an indoor patio.

he Alfeo is situated most conveniently, just off a main street, and about equidistant from Ortigia and the train and bus stations. Lots of restaurants within a few minutes walk. Our room was well appointed and spacious; modern shower/WC, very comfortable beds. The staff in Reception were friendly and helpful and our room was always kept sparkling clean.

he bed was very comfortable and you have all you need for a very relaxed stay. the bathroom area with shower was also large and not cramped. The room was light with good interior design.

Although the staff do not speak that much English, the are very friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was good, typical continental affair with a good selection to choose from. The have a restaurant area for evening meals (fixed menu for 20€) which is ok. Bear in mind, however, there are some good restaurants a few minutes walk away in Ortygia.

The major feature of this hotel is it location. In between the train station and Ortygia. All the sites like the Greek Theatre and Museums are within walking distance. The area is quiet and its safe to walk around at night.

The hotel itself is housed in a great building, it has a modern interior, but you feel like you are staying in one of the old fashioned Grande Hotels.

Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa
Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

How much does a room costs at Grande Albergo Alfeo?

 

Prices start 105$/night for Double Room. The Executive Double is 140$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Spacious room with a minibar, flat-screen satellite TV and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Grande Albergo Alfeo   – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa – you can find the best hotels deals in Siracusa during Festa della Santa Lucia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Siracusa on Booking.com or Trivago.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Alla Giudecca 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

Alla Giudecca
Alla Giudecca

Set in a restored 15th-century building, Hotel Alla Giudecca is located on Ortigia Island, Syracuse’s historic centre, just a few metres from the sea. WiFi is free in public areas.

Giudecca’s rooms are spacious and come with a living area and small kitchenette. They are all air conditioned and come with satellite TV. Some feature a small private terrace.

The medieval parts of the building include the reception, breakfast room, reading room and lounge with fireplace. It is possible to visit the ancient Jewish ritual bath underneath the property.

The main building is a restored 15th-century building, Alla Giudecca, a “widespread” Hotel, is located on Ortigia Island, Syracuse’s historic centre, just a few metres from the sea. The rooms are spacious and come with a living area and small kitchenette. They are all air conditioned and come with satellite TV. Some feature a small private terrace. Free WiFi.

The medieval parts of the building include the reception, breakfast room, reading room and lounge with fireplace. It is possible to visit the ancient Jewish ritual bath underneath the property. A continental breakfast of sweet and savoury items is served daily. Parking for motorbikes is available for free in a private courtyard. Guided tours around Syracuse are available in Italian and English, and beauty treatments can be organised. Syracuse Cathedral is 5 minutes’ walk away.

. Located on a beautiful narrow pedestrian-only street in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, the Hotel’s central location is only a short walk to the sea on both sides of the island; restaurants and bars abound, and the glorious cathedral and piazza are just a brief 10-minute walk away. A taxi can drop you off at a small piazza, a 3-minute walk to the hotel. The apartment was of generous size, with a large bedroom and living room/kitchen.

Outside the entrance to our room was a shared terrace but our room did have its own private terrace with a small but welcomed view of the sea. The public areas were charming and included a large dining room and even a shop with interesting local merchandise. The breakfasts were all that could be hoped for, including a large selection of cereals, meats, cheeses, breads, fresh juices and even materials from which to create your own omelette or scrambled eggs. Be sure to visit the ancient Jewish baths which are under the hotel, available only with a guide (consult the shopkeeper on premises).The desk staff spoke excellent English and were most accommodating. Alla Guidecca is a real find is this city with deep historical roots going back to Greek and Roman times.

We simply loved the place — the rooms were very spacious though spare, quite comfortable for families. Breakfast was served in the main building, a restored mansion in the old Jewish quarter, and was quite good. The hotel is steps from the sea and perfectly located for wandering through the alleys of Ortigia, itself a gem. And most of all, the staff was terrifically helpful, arranging cars for day outings, booking restaurants, and generally warm and welcoming. Not a luxury hotel — bathrooms in some rooms were quite small — but great for travelers looking for affordable comfort and architectural charm.

There is a centuries old Jewish bath underneath which is worth a quick look if you have time. Breakfast there was great with plenty of fresh fruit and other cereal options as well as pastries and coffee. I was happy with the broad selection on offer every morning. Some rooms have balconies, internal and open air. All are spacious and very comfortable.

Breakfast was very good, much more substantial than the typical Italian breakfast fare. (They just have a sweet croissant and coffee usually). But you can prepare you own eggs and squeeze fresh juice.

Breakfast is served in a two-room restaurant (with modish plastic chairs that my poor backside didn’t really fit on!), and is hams, cheeses, breads and mini-croissants, fruit, yogurt, cakes, cereal and fresh juices, coffee and tea. Staff are efficient and quiet friendly. There’s also a boutique. The hotel sits atop some of the most extensive and ancient Jewish baths in existence, which are outstanding, and only discovered in recent decades. I loved the whole experience of this hotel; it is unique, idiosyncratic, and an historic gem.

Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa

How much does a room costs at Alla Giudecca?

 

Prices start 116$/night for Double Room – Ground Floor. The Superior Double Room is 160$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Air-conditioned room with satellite TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Where to book online – Alla Giudecca   – Gay Friendly Hotels Siracusa – you can find the best hotels deals in Siracusa during Festa della Santa Lucia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Siracusa on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.