We’ve just returned from a 3 night break to show my in-laws the wonderful island of Ortigia.
Maeco was absolutely perfect for us all, the accommodation couldn’t be in a better position for seeing the sights, as it’s so central to everything...
We booked 2 rooms, 1 x triple and 1 x superior king with balcony...they did not disappoint, being spotlessly clean, comfortable, spacious and extremely quiet for a good nights sleep (in a very comfortable bed) whilst being right in the heart of things!
The rooms have very large well appointed en-suites, with lovely toiletries provided and slippers...and a fabulous walk in shower!
Breakfast is of course continental style, but eggs are offered cooked to your choice. There’s lots of choice - cereals, breads, toast, preserves, cake, croissants, fruit, yoghurt, meat and cheeses, juices, tea and coffee etc. and Martina is always around chatting to the guests, making sure that everyone is happy with everything....a perfect host, and so nice to talk to.
In summary I’ve stayed in Ortigia twice before, but from now on this will be my accommodation of choice, if I could rate it 10 stars I would!
Thank you Martina and staff for a fabulous stay. 😎
Since it is located in the historical area you have to park outside. So made arrangements to have our car picked up when we got there. Garage attendant met us at Archimede Piazza to collect our car. From there we walked the final 100 meters or so to the property. Had a little difficulty finding the property because in the historical area the numbers are missing in some cases. Finally found the little sign on the wall. You have to buzz the property to be let inside. Then walk up several flights of stairs to the main floor. Valentina came down to the street to meet us and help with the luggage.
Then she showed us our room to be sure it was satisfactory before checking us in. The 8 euro City Tax is paid in cash. The room was large, clean and well-appointed. The bathroom as well. The only complaint was that the towels were to thick to fit in my suitcase.😊
Breakfast was served in a room off the main lobby. It was above average in offering and quality. Meats, cheeses, cakes, and eggs to order. There were snacks and such throughout the day. Very happy with our stay here and would return if in the area again.
We booked this hotel at the last minute, after finding ourselves in much less desirable place near Catania. Our only regret was that we weren't able to stay here for a much longer time!
We were welcomed and cared for beautifully by Valentina and Martina and couldn't have felt more pampered or indulged for our brief stay. Our room was enormous and incredibly elegant and tastefully decorated. The bed and bedding were top-notch. The floors were beautiful tile that I wish I had in my own home.
We loved the views from our little mini-balcony, but the windows and shutters completely blocked sound and light when closed, so we slept soundly and woke to the best breakfast of our time in Sicily.
The location was perfect; right in the heart of it all, with easy access to the Piazza and everything in Ortigia. We parked "off island," and it was an easy walk to the B and B.
We would seriously go back to Sicily just to stay at Maeco again; it was THAT good!
I’d rarely give a five out of five but this place couldn’t have been better. The location was perfect, just off Piazza Duomo. The staff were lovely, they seemed genuinely caring and friendly. The room was nicer than some five star hotels we’ve stayed in. The breakfast was fresh, local and tasty. Lovely coffee. We enjoyed our stay here so much that we regretted only booking two nights and were looking at flights to come back and book again.
I highly recommend Maeco Ortigia B&B. Everything was perfect - which included the lovely renovated decor in the rooms in this beautiful historic building to the delicious breakfast and delightfully appointed dining room to the friendly and kind staff and owners - the location is incredible too. Grazie for a wonderful and memorable place to stay. Sally e Adam