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Eremito is “Contemporary Monastery” with ascetic concept created for a unique travel experience. Eremito, located in a Natural Reserve of Unesco, is made mostly for the solo traveler; it is a sanctuary for a digital detox experience, a celebration of a simple uncluttered life. There is no internet, no business centers, minibars, or televisions and the dinner is in silence. There is only warm stone and bright stars, wind whispering around the trunks of trees, and a river winding its way through verdant hills. Travelers come here to escape, to reconnect with their spiritual self and experience the world free from the tired excesses of society.
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Free parking
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Yoga classes
Free breakfast
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Breakfast buffet
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Caroline wrote a review May 2022
Munich, Germany2 contributions2 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that I was hoping for Eremito to be as perfect as it sounds and looks on the pictures, I was so excited about my first solo trip. I booked here because I read it's good for solo travellers, I saw they produce their own food or use only food from the region and I loved the nature aspect and the SPA looked so nice! Unfortunately my experience was quite different and I felt as though it's all just a marketing scam. In the following points I will call it a hotel just to make things easier even though they don't describe themselves as a "hotel". - You have to consider that you are paying EUR 270 pp/ per night - this is by no means cheap and yes the food is included but I have stayed in beautiful 3/4 star hotels in Italy paying EUR 150 - EUR 200 a night with breakfast and you can eat well anywhere for EUR 15/20 in Italy. This price is not justified in any way, if they talk about solitude I have stayed in beautiful mountain huts with nothing around for way less. There is no TV, no WiFi, not much electricity, no drinks besides water from the well (you can't even make yourself a tea), basic amenities (a little soap to wash your hands that has been used by everyone since pre-COVID probably) which is completely fine and I also didn't come here for TV or amenities but to be alone but it's just to say that the hotel doesn't have very many extra costs yet makes you pay a premium price for basically close to nothing. Funny thing though, they pretty much have no amenities but have a corner where you can buy their goodies (e.g. the Eremito Cookbook, Eremito Ceramics etc). - Something that I realised right away is that the hotel is full of young girls some of whom "volunteer" at the hotel. There is also a sign that says to approach them if you are interested in volunteering. These girls serve food at lunch and dinner, clean the rooms, teach yoga, work in reception etc and since they are volunteers get free accommodation and food. This part felt a little bit like a sect also because in the evening when Marcello the owner goes downstairs to sleep they all follow him and go away together. The vibe was just very strange. - The rooms are very basic (which was also totally ok for me but the price tag of them made me a bit mad when I entered my small room). There is a very uncomfortable bed with IKEA pillows, a desk made of stone and a bathroom that is divided by the room with a curtain. This makes the entire room smell a bit of bathroom. The bathroom itself was also quite dirty, the shower on the bottom was yellowish and the toilet had some dirty stains on it from the guests before me I'm guessing. Honestly, a hotel room like this in a touristy Italian city like Siena or San Gimignano would cost you EUR 50. - The food, which they claim is all made by them was also quite disappointing for me. At Eremito they like to sell you a story and a dream, they tell you that their vegetable garden gives them produce and the rest comes from the region. If you have ever had a vegetable garden at home and see Eremito's garden you will quickly realise that the most you'll get are a couple of salads and some herbs. Definitely no kiwis and definitely not enough to make lunch and dinner for 12 guests every day over weeks/months. While I was there I also heard the cook saying that the groceries had come that morning and he was missing something. Again, it's not a big deal at all if you buy your produce at Lidl but then don't sell this romantic story of how you make your own pasta and then serve your guests Barilla and bean soup. The food in general was ok and the portions were quite big. -The SPA wasn't working while I was there which was also great - You are told when to eat and what to eat (lunch is at 13:00 and dinner at 19:00) you are called with a bell, you sit down and eat whatever comes. Then after dinner you can read a bit and go to bed. It felt a bit like a fancier version of a prison. All in all I wish I had gone elsewhere
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Marcello Murzilli, Proprietario at Eremito
Responded May 23, 2022
Dear guest, We are very sorry to hear that your experience with Eremito did not meet your expectations. At Eremito we are doing our best to make you feel at home and we are always open to receiving any point of view about it from all our guests. The rate you are referring to is all inclusive, therefore it includes room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, free daily access to the Relax Area (SPA), bathrobe and slippers, morning yoga class with teacher and transfer from the parking lot to the Hermit . We believe it is adequate for the confidentiality and exclusivity of the place. The food: we use organic products, homemade bread and desserts, and certainly some different products are bought in the neighboring town. The pasta is mostly homemade or purchased from local producers (in particular we buy it from a farm located in Ficulle, a nearby town). Vegetable garden: you have probably only seen the herbs garden. The other gardens, distributed on the property, are used to supply Eremito with most of the seasonal products. Volunteers: at the moment we do not have volunteers but only 12 employees, 6 men and 6 women, with a regular contract. During the low season, we give the opportunity to interns who wish (maximum 1 person at a time) to spend a short period at the Hermit, taking advantage of room and board and training with our staff in the various areas. When we finish dinner, all the staff, who have accommodation downstairs, retire early, because the day starts very early. If, on the other hand, you have found that the cleanliness of your room is not up to par, we apologize and confirm that we have taken the necessary measures. We will try to improve communication with our guests to avoid misunderstandings about how and what products we grow in each season in our gardens or buy from our neighborhood or local shop. Sustainability has always been very important to us, in fact, for example, we produce our hand soap, we consume less energy than we produce with solar panels and we want to let our guests know how this affects the footprint of this project on the environment and our local community and the Unesco Natural Reserve of Monte Peglia in which it is located. We thank you for your time and for giving us the opportunity to clarify some aspects not yet clearly communicated and we will do our best to try to improve our service and our attention to guests. Kind regards from the Eremito Staff
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sp2genius wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom53 contributions40 helpful votes
I have mixed feelings having returned from Eremito. It is undoubtedly a place of exquisite beauty, but there is much to be improved on. The Positives - beautiful location set on the edge of a forest. Its incredibly peaceful, there are numerous great books in the library and you really can disconnect from the world and immerse yourself in pure relaxation. The Negatives - I traveled on my own as I assumed this was the norm for the hotel, but was the only single person amongst a large group of guests. This naturally made seating and table setting awkward - a place was not set for me at lunch, and at dinner time I was crammed onto a long table with the window behind me. The food was average and unimaginative, and despite indicating that I was allergic to eggplant, I was served a salad containing eggplant at lunch. Service is very inconsistent - I stayed for two nights, but never had water replenished or my bed 'refreshed'. If you are a social person, you will likely enjoy the post dinner entertainment on the terrace, but it is unfortunate if you have a bedroom overlooking said terrace. The walls are thin, and you can hear almost every sound (including toilets flushing and doors being opened and closed). If you are a light sleeper like myself, ear plugs are a must. All things considered, its a place with great potential, but will need to make some improvements in service and food to justify the price tag.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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TravellingYan wrote a review Oct 2020
Dinant, Belgium34 contributions35 helpful votes
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I went to Eremito as I was looking for a peaceful spot in nature, away from busy life. I could not have chosen better! Everyone, both the hotel hosts and the guests, were incredibly friendly and welcoming... It never felt lonely as I met incredible people! The nature just invites you to relax and live in the present! There are great hikes around Eremito and the river in the proximity is super inviting for a swim! While your room is like a modest cell, it is pleasant, comfortable and very clean, with gorgeous views! The spa area is also lovely and relaxing after long walks with a jacuzzi and steam room... Every meal was a treat! Breakfast was a buffet of local delicacies, served by the hotel hosts (due to COVID). The multi courses lunch and dinner were always great, varied and all products just taste amazing! I am not a vegetarian but enjoyed a few days of being a vegetarian! The silent dinner means you can get your thoughts together and really taste and enjoy the quality of the homemade cuisine with local organic products! The Gregorian background music is very calming too! I left Eremito feeling recharged and feeling like I had a few days in a magical place!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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esm872 wrote a review Oct 2020
Italian Riviera, Italy53 contributions50 helpful votes
This place is absolutely amazing, it has a soul. Yes, it is remote and not really very comfortable by certain standards. Yes, it celebrates sobriety instead of what so many still consider to be 'luxury'. But that is all part of the vision that makes the Eremito so very very special. Seldom has the concept of 'less is more' been converted to such perfection. Marcello and his small team give this place the unique atmosphere and energy that have helped me recharge very effectively. I know, I should have stayed longer, but even so it has been a very fulfilling experience. @ Marcello: grazie infinite to you and your team!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Arianna wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions50 helpful votes
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This resort absolutely blew away any (already high) expectations I had. Its beautiful monastery-style architecture sits tucked away in the countryside of Umbria. Away from the outside world and overlooking rolling hills of green, it’s the perfect escape for relaxation. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served with local wine. Honestly some of the best ingredients I’ve ever had ANYWHERE— likely because all ingredients are grown on the property and have a fresh farm to table element. The staff were all so friendly and helpful despite my husband and I knowing very little Italian. There is some cell service throughout the property if you need to check emails. My favorite part of the experience is hard to say— the gorgeous and luxurious aesthetics of the property, the friendly atmosphere, delicious food, yoga room overlooking the hillside, the evening steam room. Everything was 10/10+++. Thank you for the refresher Eremito!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Akxsel wrote a review Dec 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands434 contributions87 helpful votes
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Eremito is a very special place ... You blink with your eyes and it's a millionaires resort, you blink again with your eyes and it's a spartan monastery. It has a monk's rhythm but no pressure. The lunch and the silent dinner are excellent "as if an angel is peeing over your tongue". A romantic fireplace for tranquillising with a book. The bath area has been refurbished with a Turkish sauna and a pool / Jacuzzi. The surrounding are is great for walking. The rooms are small but has everything you need. This visit was my second time… just for one night … I really recommend staying at least 2 or 3 night … so I will return.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dami J wrote a review Oct 2018
Chicago, Illinois166 contributions6 helpful votes
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It was an fabulous experience to stay at Eremito. We only stayed for one night, however it was our best experience over all (14 nights). It was an elegant and innocent place. The place is more likely a monastery I think it’s best place for healing and recovery. Since the place was in the middle of the mountain, there was no internet connect nor gps signal. It was impossible for us to find the place in the dark. So the staff came down to the city and guide us to get there and we paid 50 euro for that. I think it’s reasonable since it took 45min from the city to the hotel. Just remember to get there little early (3-5pm). I definitely recommend this hotel for a new experience.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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chica131 wrote a review Sep 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
Do you ever try to feel the way you felt when you were a child and struggle, because you feel like numb and that nothing can touch you the way it did when you were little. For the first time I rediscovered perceiving an experience with all my senses in this place. The fire after dinner, the taste of Sergio’s food, the beautiful vibes from Christal, the fear I felt approaching the barking dog during our walk, the wooden shutters, the stone built, the vegetation all around, the silent dinner with the Gregorian chants.. you can keep your grown up mind and start finding faults in this place, but if you only unleash your inner child, this place will take you by surprise and enable you to rediscover that the little and most simple things are what makes us feel at peace and alive.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Roz wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom94 contributions27 helpful votes
Spent just two nights here. Would love to return and stay for a week or even two. Some of the things I loved are: 1) the beautiful building, inside and out. It looked old, although it wasn't 2) sitting by the window in my natural-looking peaceful room, looking at the hills 3) relaxing in the Quiet Garden, listening to the water fountain and birds, watching butterflies 4) experiencing the evening meal, sitting together in candlelight, listening to amazing Gregorian Chant music 5) talking with other guests during breakfast and lunch, sitting outside on a lovely verandah/terrace 6)enjoying the healthy and tasty vegetarian food, the perfect amount for me. I never knew what to expect (although there was an Italian menu displayed beforehand) and ate all my food with gratitude and appreciation. It was good not to have to make a decision - there were no 'choices' at lunch and dinner time, other than (at lunch and breakfast) whether we wanted tea or coffee. 7) the people living and working at Eremito were very welcoming and friendly 8) I felt I could relax, do what I wanted during the day, e.g. read or think or go for a walk 9)the two hour walk (one hour there, another hour back) to and from a local group of houses with a very welcoming cafe (with a toilet - always welcome during a walk!) 10) relaxing indoors on the low seating in the lounge area, before the evening meal 11) looking at some of the books on display for us to read during our stay, e.g. I read a book about being a lone traveller, also there was a book with pictures of Eremito During my stay I felt I had everything I needed. I didn't miss a TV or mobile phone one little bit. In fact, I felt I could relax more knowing my mobile phone wasn't going to ring. Money/holiday well spent
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Giuseppe C wrote a review May 2018
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My wife and I we just had the best possible stay at Eremito over the last 3 days. This place is magical and cannot be described with words. You gotta be there to feel the vibes of the place, the people and the hosts. We connected with the nature, with the other guests and with the staff in a natural way that is very uncommon in any other places we've been before. Thank you so much, guys! We will be back very very soon! Special thanks to Marcello, Sheila, Fabrizio, Sergio, Stefano, Cristel and Peppo
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: every room is worth and has a view on the breathtaking valley
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$371 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyUmbriaProvince of TerniParrano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eremito
Which popular attractions are close to Eremito?
Nearby attractions include Parco dei Sette Frati (4.2 miles), Rocca (3.4 miles), and Bottega del Castello della Sale (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Eremito?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Eremito?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Eremito?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eremito?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Gregorio, Da Peppa e Angelino, and Osteria Di Vitalonga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Eremito?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Eremito have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Eremito offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Eremito?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Eremito?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Centro Storico (3.4 miles).