Wonderful resort hotel!
Hotel Borgo Pantano was absolutely gorgeous. We visited for 2 nights in late September 2013 and regretted that we did not stay longer. The rooms, buildings, pool, grounds, included breakfast and amenities were outstanding. In fact, this hotel was one of our favorite experiences on our 12 day self-drive Sicily exploration. The pool area was magnificent with lots of chaise lounges, towels, rest room facilities, beverage and snack bar. Daily breakfast was among the best we had in Sicily and included eggs, meats, Sicilian cheeses and freshly baked Sicilian delicacies, as well as juices, cappuccino and other beverage options. Since it is in the Syracuse outskirts and a bit remote, we decided to eat our meals at Borgo Pantana in the evening. We were delighted since there was something for everyone since the menu included pasta, meets, fish, etc. all very well prepared. We even ate lunch by the pool in a tented area that was lovely.
We stayed in a perfectly lovely regular room at the edge of one of the low buildings near the pool area. So, the location was great. In hindsight, we believe the larger rooms are probably worth the extra fee. Unfortunately, despite a heroic effort on the part of the hotel staff, our WIFI did not work in our room. This may have been a problem unique to our room. We could, however, use WIFI for our tablets in the lobby and by the pool.
We believe this property works best if you have a car. The location of the property is outside Syracuse but it was a relatively short drive away. Despite having a GPS, it was a bit of a challenge to find the property, especially after dark.
We highly recommend this hotel. The staff, especially Alice, are outstanding. Food is fabulous as are the facilities.