NBC News, US “The hotel with the best combination of style and value in all of Sicily is on a coastal road in Siracusa’s historic center of Ortigia. Gutkowski’s owner, Paola Pretsch, converted a pair of powder-blue houses overlooking the Mediterranean into a 25-room hotel. She decorated the properties along minimalist lines, enhanced by traditional […]
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The old town is a maze of winding streets and small piazzas crammed on to the tiny island of Ortigia. It’s here you’ll find the low-key Hotel Gutkowski, which has simple, stylish rooms and a charming roof terrace where breakfast is served.
This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The bed was so comfortable. I could have stayed in there forever. The views were so amazing. I can’t even describe them. It was also in a great location right on the coast and within walking distance to everything and close to the bridge to the mainland of the island.
Hotel Gutkowski is small, elegant and simple, on the seafront.
Along its seaward side are fishermen’s houses, some weatherbeaten, others restored, like Hotel Gutkowski. It is welcoming and appealing in its simplicity: light rooms, salvaged furniture; and my bedroom has one of those little balconies you see old ladies sitting on, looking out to sea. Once the day-trippers have departed, to be staying the night here feels like a privilege.
Head for the lovely powder-blue upmarket guesthouse Hotel Gutkowski, which is still my favourite place to stay in old Siracusa.
The secret is out: Hotel Gutkowski is the best bargain in ancient, seaside Siracusa…Your room rate includes one of the best continental breakfasts in Siracusa, with fresh-squeezed juices, homemade jams and pastries, and organic fruit.
Gutkowski definitely has something special. Perhaps this magic is partly due to its name, which comes from the Polish grandfather of the owner Paola, a real traveller. Every day at 5pm during summer, granita is offered for free on a big terrace facing the sea. The breakfast features delicious local and organic products, such as orange juice in the winter and almond milk and granitas in the summer.