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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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently spent a night at Monaci (in the Lavastone Room) on the basis of the rapturous reviews. The place is indeed physically beautiful (although the restaurant looks like it was furnished at Pottery Barn). The rooms are elegant, comfortable and tastefully appointed (but how about some complimentary water, guys?), and the location is absolutely breathtaking. The pool area is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tucked away and very hard to find along poor Sicilian country roads.we felt this was a very expensive place to stay which was not reflected in the superior room offered.It lacked privacy of any sort which was overlooked near the entrance.This hotel felt dark and gloomy with not much sun .The hotel Steps are all uneven and paths not level... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The philosophy of this hotel is what makes it stand out, a huge effort has gone into renovating the properties, planting the grounds with vines and vegetables which are served as part of the wonderful meals, and finding staff who are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. We loved our stay here and especially enjoyed the amazing setting with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a beautiful location with Etna brooding in the background, the estate is cultivated in traditional ways and birdsong and butterflies abound. The spirit of Monaci dele Terre Nere is unique and can best be experienced relaxing on a terrace or wandering round the estate. The focus is on the experience and the ingredients; epitomised by cheese and nuts set... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful spot in the foothills of Mount Etna, with good views down to the coast, Monaci delle Terre Nere specialises in organic local produce. You can walk around the estate and see the fruit trees, vines and vegetables growing. It is a peaceful location. The pool area is lovely, although I was disappointed that the pool is too shallow... 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 taking the time to write a review on your stay at Monaci delle Terre Nere. We are happy that you appreciated the place and its scenery and that you enjoyed our welcome. Our staff is delighted to contributing to your good memories of this experience. Our pool is settled amongst the citrus trees and looks... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a labour of love with the owners creating a magical experience. The food is all organic and mainly grown on the grounds. Meals are served in and outdoors and are a real treat. Actually the main meals are real artistry with great creativity. The rooms are quite rustic but comfortable with some in the main building and others... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the quarters (SUITE DEPENDANCE DELUXE SONTUOSO) and grounds were green and picturesque in the spring many organic grown-on-site-foods (proprietary olive oil is great!) the prix fixe dinner was very good (maybe a touch too creative for purists who don't like fish and cheese together) (we went to Quattro Archi in Milo the second night- really great!!!) staff was very friendly,... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Although the hotel is situated on a very large ecological property and the rooms were well furnished and beautiful, we were not really fond of the hotel. The atmosphere / hospitality was not very warm (a bit fake), a big contrast with other hotels we visited in Sicily. Food was to expensive. Wen we entered the hotel that was one... 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 appreciating our eco-sustainable commitment and the style of our interior design and furniture. It seems that despite our efforts, you missed our professional, Sicilian and warming welcome of our staff, and we are very sorry about that, since the authentic relation with our guests is what we care most. Our restaurant offers whether a four... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had the most basic room at the hotel but it was perfectly comfortable and better value than where we had stayed in Taormina. The grounds and views at the hotel are stunning. Lying by the pool overlooking the countryside down to the sea was wonderful and will stay in my memory. We also witnessed some impressive eruptions from Etna... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Sicily is one of the most excellence we have in Italy, reach of history, landscape and food experiance. If you wish to stay in a property that can offer you a unique accommodation, an excellent gourmand Experiance and an exclusive staff I totally recommend you to stay here.

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