5* Sicily holiday with car hire and airport lounge access

Ortea Luxury Palace, Syracuse

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Syracuse

Deluxe Partial Sea View room

Deluxe Partial Sea View room

Syracuse

Syracuse

A luxe five-star stay in Sicily’s historic city of Syracuse

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Three nights in a Deluxe Partial Sea View room, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a welcome drink, 10% discount on the restaurant "Il Cortile" and a 10% discount on spa entrance & treatments.

Please note that a city tax of €6 per person, per night is payable direct to the hotel upon check-out.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Catania Fontana-Rossa, Sicily, and can be chosen on the next page. One piece of hand luggage is included, as per your airline's baggage policy. Please note that for most airlines hold luggage can be added when you select your flight.

Airport lounge passes are included for flights departing from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London Heathrow (Terminals 2, 3 and 4). This is subject to availability and also dependent on the departure flight time. Please review your secondary email confirmation to check if your booking has an airport lounge.

Your airport lounge pass benefits include Wi-Fi access; fully tended bar; hot and cold food, power points; flight information screens; and express security at London Gatwick. More information about specific airport lounge facilities can be found on our partner site www.no1lounges.com.

Please note that your lounge pass is not included for airport business lounges.

Car hire Eco/Mini 2-5 Dr with SDEW provided by Enterprise or Keddy is included for the duration of your stay. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included and fuel policy varies - please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The car hire company will require a minimum of £1,500 credit on their credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot, additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be able to take the car hire. A young drivers fee may be applicable for drivers under 25. Please note that you will require the new photo card driving licence to be able to collect your car.

Please note that a local tax of £1 per day is to be paid locally. This is mandatory and is payable directly to the car provider.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 25% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to a price check of other online travel providers offering the same product and travel date. An example of our maximum discount is:

On 21/04/2019, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book a three-night stay in a Deluxe Partial Sea View room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £649 per person, per stay, compared to a third party online rate of £866 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 25%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 26/11/2018.

Due to fluctuations in other travel providers’ prices, the discount advertised will not always be the same discount on the “from” price.

The lead price shown is subject to availability, which will naturally decrease during the course of a sale as the relevant dates are booked.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Your contract is with Secret Escapes with ATOL number 11257.

A five-star escape to a converted Mussolini-era hotel in Sicily's scenic hotspot of Ortigia - with flights, car hire, breakfast and more

For a unique stay in the south-east of Sicily, this Mussolini-era Post Office-turned-five-star luxury hotel wows with a desirable location in the heart of Syracuse - Sicily’s UNESCO-listed city most famous for its Greek and Roman ruins, vast churches, baroque piazzas, cobbled lanes, and Ionian Sea backdrop. The property also holds huge appeal for design-lovers; not least for its lavish carpets, marble flooring, and two seriously impressive Murano crystal chandeliers.

With a strong focus on checking in and chilling out, days here can be spent seeking out sand space at the nearby beach - or simply staying put and sweating it out at the gym or enjoying treatments and therapies at the peaceful spa. And it’s just as joyous on the wining and dining front, given there are two fabulous restaurants for devouring produce-driven Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine paired with some of the island’s most iconic wines.

Accommodation

Complete with a partial view of Ortigia and the Porto Grande, spacious and air-conditioned Deluxe Partial Sea View rooms come with soothing earthy tones, elegant decor, sumptuous soft furnishings, and plenty of creature comforts. Expect a king-size bed dressed with crisp white linens, a flatscreen TV with Satellite channels, Nespresso machine, and well-stocked minibar. The en-suite bathroom has a shower and snuggly bathrobes.

Amenities:

- Air-conditioning
- Flatscreen TV with Satellite channels
- Wi-Fi
- Bathroom
- Etro bath amenities
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Hairdryer
- Minibar
- Nespresso machine
- Direct-dial telephone
- Safety deposit box

Dining

A traditional Sicilian breakfast is served daily from 7:30am to 11am at Il Cortile restaurant. Expect a superb selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses, seasonal fruits, yogurts, cereals, almond pastries, croissants filled with pistachio cream, custard and jam, and much more. You can return here later in the day to enjoy bistro-style cuisine - or book a table at the more formal Incanto to savour sophisticated gourmet dishes. The hotel also has an extensive wine cellar housing over 200 labels (guests have the opportunity to take part in small guided wine and food tastings). For day-to-night drinks, the Champagnette Bar serves exclusive cocktails, a range of liqueurs and spirits, and fine Sicilian wines. Room service is available during selected hours.

Spa

For a mind-body reboot, the Ortea Palace Spa is a 450-metres-squared space complete with a Finnish sauna, hamman, whirlpool, indoor saltwater pool, rain showers, relaxation area with herbal teas, and plenty of private cabins for feel-good treatments and therapies. The spa opens daily from 10am to 8pm. There’s also a 24-hour fitness centre, hairdresser, and beauty salon.

Location

You’ll be staying on the island of Ortigia in the heart of Syracuse - the UNESCO-listed city celebrated for its Baroque piazzas, medieval lanes, beautiful cathedral, vast churches, superb Greek and Roman ruins, and famous amphitheatre where plays are still performed during the summer months. There’s enough here to keep you busy, but if you’re still seeking more adventure, island must-dos include snorkelling at Isola Bella, admiring the Girls In Bikinis mosaics at Villa del Casale near Piazza Armerina, and taking a jeep tour through Mount Etna - Sicily’s smoking volcano. Ortea Palace is a 50-minute drive from Catania Fontanarossa Airport.

Riva Nazario Sauro, 1, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

We source flights from all major scheduled and low-cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

On the next page, you can select the flight options that best suit your plans. We check the prices and availability in real-time, so bear in mind that the price for the package you select might be different to what's shown on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

One piece of hand luggage allowance per person is included. Please note that hold luggage is not included, but for most airlines can be added when you select your flight.

Airport lounge passes are included for flights departing from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London Heathrow (Terminals 2, 3 and 4). This is subject to availability and also dependent on the departure flight time. Please review your secondary email confirmation to check if your booking has an airport lounge.

Your airport lounge pass benefits include Wi-Fi access; fully tended bar; hot and cold food, power points; flight information screens; and express security at London Gatwick. More information about specific airport lounge facilities can be found on our partner site www.no1lounges.com.

Car hire Eco/Mini 2-5 Dr with SDEW provided by Enterprise or Keddy is included for the duration of your stay. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included and fuel policy varies - please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The car hire company will require a minimum of £1,500 credit on their credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot, additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be able to take the car hire. A young drivers fee may be applicable for drivers under 25. Please note that you will require the new photo card driving licence to be able to collect your car.

Please note that a local tax of £1 per day is to be paid locally. This is mandatory and is payable directly to the car provider.

When you buy a package with us, you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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We like

  • The unique setting on the island of Ortigia in the heart of the historic city of Syracuse
  • Booking bliss-you-out massages, facials, and body treatments at the hotel’s spa
  • Tucking into delicious cuisine paired with Sicilian wines at a choice of two signature restaurants

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