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Monaci delle Terre Nere

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful hotel, stunning views, stylish rooms, great breakfast. The atmosphere is very calm, you can feel it used to be monastery. We stayed in Fiori room which had incredible view over the sea. The wine menu is great too, with extensive selection of Etna and organic wines. They have great design details - from menus to art pieces hanging on...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on the site following your stay at Monaci. We are so glad that you enjoyed it and that your experience met your expectations. It was our great pleasure taking care of you. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Monaci is a beautiful place to stay, with fantastic views a lovely old house, friendly staff, generous gardens and peacefulness. The design of the interesting cavernous public area (sitting area/reception/bar) shows off the many artworks and can also can be cosy, especially with the large fire roaring on a chilly night. When we stayed the weather was slightly wet and...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Ann, Thank you for your comment on your stay at Monaci delle Terre Nere. We are delighted to read your kind words about the location, the view, the design of the communal areas and of the rooms, the friendly staff who hardly works to offer our guests an attentive service. We regret reading your were not amazed by...

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Monaci for a couple of days during our trip down the east coast of Sicily. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. The estate is beautiful, with incredible views of Etna and down the valley and out to sea, and the pool area was also lovely. It's definitely a hotel for relaxing - unless you have a...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A wonderful hotel away from any crowds. The staff are excellent and cater for your every demand. Rooms away from the main building are villas in the countryside with the advantage of being able to use the main building for bar, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main building is very interesting having a lot of history. We had room 21...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your positive notes about the staff, the rooms, the wine tasting with our sommelier. We really hope to hosting you again at Monaci! Best regards, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Monaci delle Terre Nere is a remarkable hotel set in its own biodynamic estate. It is very professionally run and situated in a beautiful location on the lower slopes of Mt Etna. We picked up a late vacancy in an otherwise fully booked run and were delighted with the facilities, the food but most of all the service. All of...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment on your recent stay at Monaci delle Terre Nere. We are very glad to read that you had a great stay with us. We really hope you will come back and enjoy one of our scattered and more intimate dependence, with a private garden and an amazing view on the estate. Warm regards,...

Lenzburg, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 October 2016

we spent one night at Monaci in October. Rooms and location leave nothing to be desired, we had a problem with the reservation (wrong room category (the given room was lower than we paid for) that would not be changed) that was probably due to the internet platform we we made the reservation with (splendia). I did however have an...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My trip to Sicily the other week was outstanding despite the torrential rains. I stayed at Monaci in Room 14. This room is a few meters from the main building with incredible views of the sea and the vineyards. The bed was comfortable and I really appreciated the fireplace during the cool nights. While the hotel and the grounds are...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having chosen Monaci again for your stay in Sicily! It is a great pleasure for us to read your kind words about the staff, the room, the food…You really grasped the true identity of this place. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

Nantucket
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I loved everything about Monaci delle Terre Nere! The room was modern, sophisticated and embellished with Sicilian antiques. The food was delicious and the wine is one of my favorite producers. Breakfast was one of the most memorable that I have ever had complete with eggs, fruit juice and jams, honey and cheese all produced on the property. The reception...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor following your recent visit to our hotel. It was a great pleasure to have you with us. We are very glad to read that you appreciated the propety, as well as our rooms, where the traditional Sicilian architecture is combined with contemporary art. It is...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Absolutely perfect place to stay if you plan to visit Sicily and particularly to go to Etna. Relaxing atmosphere and privacy. We liked the service very much and found our room stylish and very well equipped.

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind words about the property, the room and the service. We are very glad to know that our guests appreciate our efforts. We really hope to welcoming you again in the near future! Best wishes, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

For those who appreciate luxury, history, nature, design, art, food and wine, this is the perfect sanctuary. Our stay at Monaco delle Terre Nere was one of the highlights of our trip to Sicily. Every staff member was warm, welcoming and helpful and went above and beyond to make us feel at home. The manager provided a tour and told...

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monaciterrenere, General Manager at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Monaci for your stay in Sicily. We are delighted to learn that you call this a “Sicilian paradise” and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you also for the kind words about the staff, the grounds, the beautiful pool, dinner at the restaurant, the breakfast buffet that reveals Our Eco-Bio identity....

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 2007, by chance, I stumbled upon this place, fell in love with it and decided to devote my life to its resurrection.To bring this place, previously chosen by the monks of Saint Anna’s order for his special energy and extraordinary charm, back to life. It has become the second great project of my life. The estate Monaci delle Terre Nere is situated along the slopes of Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe on the border of the Etna National Park at 500mt above sea level. My wish has been to preserve the historic identity and local traditions, more than a Boutique Hotel it is a home which I hope retains its intimacy. The house which dates from 1800 is listed as one of historical importance. It is now a place where traditional Sicilian Architecture is combined with contemporary art and living. ... more   less 

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Address: Via Monaci snc, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Zafferana Etnea
Price Range: RM561 - RM1,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monaci delle Terre Nere 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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