We stayed at the Caiammari boutique hotel for 5 nights and had the most wonderful time. The hotel is beautiful; stunning well-kept gardens, nicely decorated rooms and fab facilities (especially the pools!).
The service was fantastic. Everyone was so friendly, welcoming and very attentive.
The food was superb. We had lovely salads for lunch by the pool and breakfast was delicious! A nice selection at the buffet and the option to order cooked eggs from the kitchen. The setting at breakfast overlooking the gardens was tranquil. We enjoyed a daily visit from the family dog, Ron. He was very sweet and well behaved (I.e. if you don't like dogs he will not bother you at all).
The location was great with easy access to various beaches. The closest was Arenella which was lovely, nice sand and crystal clear water. We hired a car and drove to Fontane Bianche another day. The sand was whiter and again, crystal clear water. Some seaweed in places and was a windy day, but overall a lovely beach. We ate lunch at Sayanora which was fab! Great food, reasonably priced and friendly staff.
We also drove to Ortigia one evening and to Noto another evening. Overall the location of the hotel was perfect (best to hire a car).
I'd love to return to Syracuse and when I do I will definitely stay at the Caiammari again.