What is(are) your name(s)?
Maria Chiara Carbone
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
I thought to put together my creativity, my pleasure to keep me in relationship with other people, the deep meaning of holiday and, not last, the gain. So the idea was born!
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
The attention to detail, cleanliness and the warm welcome.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
The warm welcome already felt in the first e-mail contact, professionalism, care and attention to their needs, all along the duration of their stay.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Residence Megaron is based in an old house recently restructured, in the earth of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa (UNESCO Heritage), near the sea. Residence Megaron is composed by three independent apartments, on three different levels, with the possibility to be in communication through the stairs. The overall atmosphere is a very warm and familiar atmosphere.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
Residence Megaron is composed by three independent apartments, on three different levels, with the possibility to be in communication through the stairs (maximum capacity: 11 pax). The apartment Alfeo is a loft with a sleeping area with double bed.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
Alfeo, the apartment situated at the groundfloor, is a loft with a sleeping area with double bed on the mezzanine floor, and a living area, on the level below, with two comfortable sofa bed, wardrobe, table and chairs, kitchenette with cooking tools and kitchenware, bathroom with shower. Aretusa, situated at the first floor, is a 1 room apartment with 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, wardrobe, table and chairs, kitchenette, bathroom with shower and window, and a pretty flowered balcony. Artemide, situated at the second floor, is a two-rooms apartment: a bedroom with a double bed, 2 sofa bed, wardrobe and a nice flowered balcony; a bathroom with shower and window and an independent kitchen, full optional. To complete the apartment, a wonderful terrace with seaview (with table, chairs and sofa), to make everybody enjoy, from sunrise to sunset, our sun and sea. The apartments have every comfort (air conditioning, TV, hair dryer, etc).
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
All the three apartments have all necessary facilities: fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, TV, DVD, hair dryer.
Which room is your personal favorite?
I like each one of the three apartments, because in each of them you receive different positive feelings: one is colored and youthful, another is romantic and connected to the colors of the earth, the third is charming with its wonderful terrace overlooking the sea.
What do the room rates include?
The room rates include: cleaning, laundry, consumption.
Do you offer any special packages?
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Each of the three apartments has a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette (cooking tools and kitchenware, tea and coffee facilities, fridge), so I don't serve breakfast and other meals.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Megaron is suitable for children of every age. I have a cot for babies.
Do you accept pets?
Pets are allowed upon prior arrangement.
What is your smoking policy?
My property is entirely non-smoking. Smoking is allowed only outside the property.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
About the parking there are two possibilities. Near the apartment (50 meters) there is a private parking, with rates of 10,00 euros per night for cars and 5,00 euros per night for motorcycles. At about 500 meters from the structure there is, however, the parking Talete, with a single rate of 1,00 euro per night (free during the day) and 1,00 euro for the holidays. Parking is served by a convenient free shuttle that travels across the island of Ortigia.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
Megaron is not suitable for disabled guests.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
There are not safety precautions provided at Megaron.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
I don't have strict time table for checking in and leaving Megaron. I only prefer the morning for the checking in and the afternoon for the leaving.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
The minimum number of nights for staying at Megaron is 3.
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Guests can check availability and make a reservation by sending an e-mail. In order to confirm the reservation we request a payment of 30% of the full price.
What is you cancellation policy?
I try to understand the motivations that lead a guest to cancel a booking. If possible, I try to replace one's booking with that of other guests, and so turn back to the cancelled guest the deposit. If this is impossible I retain the deposit (30%).
What types of payment do you accept?
I accept cash and wire transfers.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
Residence Megaron is based in an old house recently restructured, in the heart of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa (UNESCO Heritage), near the sea. It can be easily reached following the signs to Ortigia.