Caol Ishka, Syracuse
|Via Elorina, 154, 96100, Syracuse, Syracuse, Sicily, ITALY.|
Description: Caol IshkaOverlooking the natural port of Siracusa, Caol Ishka Hotel is located on the bank of the river Anapo, only 2 km away from the historical centre of Siracusa (Ortigia). This small hotel brings contemporary design to the charm of an old "Sicilian Masseria".
Surrounded by a large Mediterranean garden, guests can relax in the solarium by the swimming pool or on private patios. For food lovers, the Zafferano Bistrot offers contemporary Sicilian recipes either in a stunning dining room or on the outdoor terrace. The chef proposes menus in harmony with seasonal and high quality local ingredients and flavours.
The unique warm mix of materials, designer furniture and antique pieces have all been blended into a rustic environment. The garden merges with the surrounding nature: a wide lawn beside the swimming pool with Mediterranean plants and aromatic herbs gives way to bamboo, wild grass and spontaneous vegetation.
Whereas the outside has maintained a traditional feel, inside one can find white and natural oak beam roofs alternated with white ceilings; warm colours for walls and floorings in coloured resin and different hardwoods.
Beautiful surroundings, tranquillity and comfort make Caol Ishka an ideal retreat within easy reach of beaches, cultural spots and natural reserves.
Type of rooms: Caol IshkaThere are 10 individually designed double rooms, 6 with private verandas.
The comfortable, spacious bathrooms have designer wash basins and large walk-in showers with Iroko decking and glass walls. One even features a bathtub. "Comfort Zone®" cosmetics are provided. Oversized doors crafted by local artisans boast various finishes; bisazza mosaic, mirrors, fabrics or gold leaf.
All rooms have: AC, direct dial telephone, Internet, dvd/cd player, satellite LCD TV, and a fully stocked mini bar.
Additional information: Caol Ishka
The Zafferano Bistrot can accommodate 30 guests indoors and between 20 and 30 outdoors. Small wedding parties can be arranged.
An airport taxi service is available.
Car and bike rental, Hydro taxis to and from Ortigia and organised excursions can be arranged.
Canoe and boat rental (1.5 km), tennis courts (-1 km) and horse riding facilities (1 km) are available nearby.
Approximately 20 minutes away by car from La Frescura.
Beauty tratments and Shiatsu massage are also available.
In order to confirm, credit card details as guarantee and for stays of 3 nights or more - to proceed with the charge of a 50% deposit 7 days before arrival.
One can cancel with no penalty more than 7 days prior to arrival.
Should a cancellation arrive at a shorter notice (less than 7 days prior to arrival), the deposit charged would be held as penalty (no refund).
In case of no show or early departure, the stay as originally booked needs to be paid in full (100% charged).
Number of rooms: 10
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1868/fully refurbished 2005.
Period of closure: From Jan.15 to Feb.15.
Languages spoken: Italian, English.Smoking policy: In accordance with Italian law no smoking is permitted in public places. Smoking is only allowed outdoors.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners.
Restaurant closed: From Jan.15 to Feb.15.
GPS Coordinates: 37° 3' 21.52'' N 15° 15' 50.35'' E
Nearest airport: Catania - 61 km.