Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa, Sicily

What can you expect of a neo-classical masterpiece, standing in an commanding setting in the beautiful island city of Syracuse? Only the best of experiences.

You may well find that staying at the Des Etrangers Hotel & Spa is one of the high points of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Sicily. Expect a symphony of neoclassical style and elegance; bedrooms with ornate friezes and wonderful classical headboards; a stylish lounge that leads out onto a tiled terrace with spectacular views over the harbour of Siracuse.

Expect, also, an entrance hall in the grand manner; with ornate marble floors, stucco and gilt work and soaring ceilings. Furnishings that reveal craftsmanship in their every detail. A restaurant that is the last word in sophistication. A glamorous bar. A pool featuring lion’s head water spouts. And – above all - a five star setting that puts you at the heart of the historic town of Syracuse.

Des Etrangers Hotel, at a glance

  • Fantastic, waterside setting on the island of  Ortygia
  • Choice of guest rooms, deluxe sea view rooms and junior suites
  • Infinitely stylish décor with – typically – floor to ceiling windows opening onto a private balcony with stupendous views
  • En suite bathrooms with showers or whirlpool baths
  • Suites have Art Nouveau style furnishings, balconies or terraces and designer en suites
  • La Medusa, Roof Garden and La Pergola restaurants, plus relaxed bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Fantastic Arethusa & Wellness spa
  • Sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, cot cloud ice fall and massage
  • Roof garden and bar with cocktails and superb, sun-downer views
  • Fitness centre with personal trainer
  • Easy access to Syracuse’s ancient harbour, historic sites, winding alleyways, courtyards and beautiful squares
  • Swabian, Aragonese and Baroque palaces nearby
  • Regional gallery with masterpieces by Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina
  • Ayesha was brilliant - on the phone & by email. Sorted out various dates we wanted very promptly!

    SMA, Sri Lanka, 2016


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7