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Monaci delle Terre Nere

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Via Monaci snc, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment that we arrived at Monaci dell Terre Nere we felt relaxed and looked after, with sumptuous food to savour, and views to die for! This luxurious, yet simple, hotel upholds the ethos of 'Slow Food' or 'Farm to Fork' where they grow a large percentage of what appears on the evening menu is a delight to behold!... More 

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DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked the hotel after reading a stream of raving comments about the place, I can totally say that this hotel is over-rated. Well located, the hotel is decent, the rooms are simple (although somewhat uncomfortable), but for those who have traveled widely in Italy, it is certainly not unique or deserving of such oohs and aahs. It is very... More 

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monaciterrenere, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Monaci is a place with a great and for sure big personality... and just like a person with a character, it can be loved or not, it depends on one's sensitiveness. Best regards, Ada Calabrese More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a handful of places that embrace you, tug at your heart and call you back over and over. This lovely mix of rusticity, playful modern design and luxury is the very personal creation of owner Guido Coffa and his girlfriend, the beautiful Ada Calabrese. The suites are all different and stunning,, scattered around a lush hillside that boasts... More 

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London
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So I never do this but I'm writing a review while still staying in the hotel, from the side of the pool, while enjoying a well made Aperol. I've just read some of the reviews on trip advisor and I'd like to come to the hotels defence. Anyone who can't appreciate this place for what it is and isn't able... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We really appreciate your understanding and support to what we are doing at Monaci. We hope to see you soon back here, Thank you for your kind comments, Best wishes, Ada Calabrese More 

Venice, Italy
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

**Look at my pictures and make up your own mind** Where is the charm of a design hotel mentioned on the site http://www.monacidelleterrenere.it/en/ ? Not in our room (uncomfortable, dirty and under restoration... it's a shame) ...and they told us our room was the best they have... **Look at my pictures** Not in the small swimming pool (beach towels with... More 

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

Hi Alice, we are sorry to read your review and we regret seeing the pictures you posted, since they were taken at the end of your stay...before the intervention of our cleaning staff. Best regards, Ada Calabrese More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the staff were lovely and welcoming. However on our arrival we were subject to a storm. Power was cut off to our room and we were without any lights etc for over three hours. During this time no one came to see if we were ok. The room we had was dark with no windows only two lights through... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has wonderful grounds and the swimming pool area is perfect, the staff are very friendly and the hotel food in the evenings is spectacular (apart from the shrimp!). It is not a hotel with excessive luxury, but that is no problem. It has a good location near Catania Airport and Mt. Etna. The rooms are basic, however they... More 

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monaciterrenere, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We are glad that you appreciated the estate and the warm and professional welcome of our staff; we are passionate about food as an element of authenticity and we are proud when our guests give us nice comments about their experience at out restaurant. We are happy that you grasped the spirit of... More 

Schwyz, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To say it right from the beginning: it was one of the most relaxing and pleasant experiences we made during many travels in different places of the world. Monaci is not about luxurious and glamourous "Grand Hotel Excelsior" style vacation - no, it is about the purity of life and its quality. Something in today's crazy times that does allow... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first impression was not favourable: the rooms next to the reception look really unacteactive and the reception itself is a bit eclectic in style. We had the two backrooms of a new building with no sea views. The rooms are spacy and well decorated. Our safe did not work and never did during our stay. The rooms have no... More 

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monaciterrenere, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice words about the estate and its design, the breakfast and the staff, to whom we passed your positive comments. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, since your comments are useful to address any issues and improve details for future guests. The rooms next to the reception, which have... More 

Salorno, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 days at Monaci with my boyfriend and were disappointed. Firstly, it is very hard to find the hotel even with a GPS. It is situated in a rural area with nothing around but vineyards and olive trees. Nice concept, but beware that the roads are more suitable for tractors than for cars. Our small rented car was... More 

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monaciterrenere, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We are sorry if somehow your stay did not meet your expectations. Monaci is set at the slopes of Mt. Etna and not in the center of a town or village, and this is the key of our identity. Landscapes, the hills and the countryside are not a mere “concept”, they are our... More 

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