Eremito

Eremito

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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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Non-smoking hotel
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esm872 wrote a review Oct 2020
Italian Riviera, Italy69 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Let it just all happen to you: you'll be OK!
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TravellingYan wrote a review Oct 2020
Dinant, Belgium66 contributions35 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Muito N wrote a review Feb 2023
Sagres, Portugal4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well, what can you say. From the train station up the dirt track and you leave the noisy world. Eremito is balm for the soul. A truly unique place! The place itself is a wow, and the views over the woods are breathtaking. And the people make the place! Thanks for sharing your home with me, Marcello. Grazie mille.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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DannyG34 wrote a review Jan 2015
London, United Kingdom9 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marcello's Eremito hotel, set deep in Italy's Umbrian hills, is unlike anywhere I've stayed before. If I had to try to categorise it, in its style & feel it's perhaps closest to that of a safari lodge: remote, personal, intimate, relaxing - all qualities which Eremito evokes extremely well. But the place also has its unique features, which are entwined in Marcello's ethos of a semi-monastic atmosphere. For me, the main and most striking feature is the building itself: it is quite simply incredible. Designed and built to absolute perfection, over several years, and it shows. It looks & feels like an ancient monastery, but with the odd added modern luxury (underfloor heating, indoor deep hot-tub, en-suite bathrooms). The entire building & grounds are a pleasure to be in, you could admire them for hours.

Also, the views across the valleys & hills are stunning. And so peaceful. I did admire these for hours.

There are one or two other of Eremito's 'unique features' which any potential guest should perhaps also be aware of...

Eremito's rooms are all singles. So a couple must book two rooms, and sleep separately. I didn't warm to this concept initially, but when I saw the rooms I relaxed. A lot. They're absolutely lovely: minimalist, but gorgeously designed (I loved the sink/vanity), and small enough to feel cosy. And of course couples can spend their 16 waking hours each day together if they choose!

The food is all vegetarian. Again, I was a little wary of this idea before arriving (especially in Italy, having enjoyed the most amazing hams in the days previous!), but once we ate our first meal, I was convinced. The food was just delicious, each & every time. My one proviso would be slightly more in quantity? And maybe pro-actively available outside mealtimes too?

There is quiet piped music (though it seemed intermittent at times) to most of the communal areas, which much of the time is Gregorian chants. This wasn't entirely to my own personal taste, but I did appreciate its contribution to the prevailing calming atmosphere everywhere.

For the 10-or-so months of the year when it isn't warm enough to dine outside, the evening meal is taken in the dining room in silence. I think this is the 'unique feature' I struggled with the most, even though I didn't actually experience it (my visit was August with all 3 meals each day al fresco - wonderful!). For a place where solitude is welcomed, and is wonderfully easy to achieve throughout the day, I can't help but think that an hour's or so conversation over dinner at the end of that day is probably healthy?

I'll be honest - these 'unique features' made me hesitate at and deliberate over giving Eremito five stars or not. There were times when I wasn't sure, because one or two of these features I've mentioned don't sit entirely comfortably with me personally. And am I allowed to say that one or two of the staff could maybe be more friendly & pro-active...?! But this is all my personal taste - I've no doubt that for some these 'unique features' would be happily embraced.

What swung my vote to a full five stars was perhaps Eremito's most unique feature of all - the owner/designer/builder/manager himself, Marcello. He's thoroughly welcoming, friendly, professional, and passionate ALL the time. He spoke at length about the concept & design & progression of his Eremito (his baby), and it's evident in the entire place around you. It's contagious, and you end up feeling like you're becoming a part of it.

The place is still in its infancy, open barely a year, and so even Marcello is the first to admit that it's still finding its feet. Now that Eremito is associated with Tablet and Design, and so targeting & attracting travellers who are used to certain international standards & amenities, it'll be interesting to see how this balances with the simplistic semi-monastic ethos of the place.

So one or two tweaks needed perhaps, but overall Eremito is unique in an amazing sense. And it's headed in the right direction; go there for the quiet, go for the intimacy, go for the relaxation, go for Marcello. I spent my first hour or two there trying to get a 3G signal on my phone, and by my last couple of hours there my phone was buried away at the bottom of my bag.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richieboy666 wrote a review May 2015
Leeds, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a few days at the relatively new Hotel Eremito deep in the Umbrian countryside yet just 2 hours from Rome in late April. And what a stay that was!

The hotel is essentially a refuge from the modern world with no wi-fi, single rooms ("celluzes") and pretty much non existent mobile reception too. The food is exclusively vegetarian and from a committed carnivore, to say that it was a revelation is no understatement. The owner's (Marcello) brother is the chef and considering he was a taxi driver in a former life, to say that he has found his vocation later in life is probably true!

The setting is sublime - the only sound you hear is of a distant small waterfall and overhead is a variety of birdlife aswell as, on clear nights, a canopy of stars with light pollution being non existent.

The board basis is that of "full board" and aside from coffee the primary other beverage is a sweet red wine that is made locally and is very palatable, perhaps too palatable!

The dinners that are eaten in silence is a little disconcerting on the first evening as you are wont to commend the chef and of course exchange pleasantries and say thanks for the various courses (4). Holding this back is odd for some but after the first night you get used to it. Everything is largely lit by candle light and after dinner you retire to an area with a real fire glowing away and typically put the world to rights with your fellow guests (and that invariably means staying where you are and waving goodbye to the outside world!)

The monastery has a lovely recreation area too with a small spa pool and a couple of steam rooms that I would imagine are fantastic in the colder months.

The entire monastery has been a labour of love for Marcello and I urge anyone considering visiting here to give it a try. It is a truly unique place and will live long in my memory.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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mjacob2016 wrote a review May 2016
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Offering a time away from daily pressures with a restorative ambience, I found myself the paying guest of a self-proclaimed entreprenuer who repeatedly professed his accomplishments, his innovation, and his foresight in building Eremito. (Don't you just hate when someone tells you so assertively that you are in a great place having a uniquely exceptional experience, without giving you a chance to actually have the experience for yourself.) Furthermore this owner crossed the line in more than one way. Sitting down with guests at every meal to be the center of attention, you will anxiously await dinner, that is de rigeur silent in this want-to-be spiritual retreat, just to have one meal without him talking. Well, if his uncle-who-tells-the-same-story syndrome were not enough,his misogynous views and homophobic spoutings were not want I wish to pay for.

Note, too, that your room will only be tided up with fresh towels once every two days (no bed linen changes, though they are nice linens) and food is nothing to write home about.
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Date of stay: May 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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loobyloz83 wrote a review Aug 2015
Jordan83 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had read the reviews about Eremito and the articles in glossy travel magazines but none of them prepared me for how genuinely positive this hotel/retreat really is. Every small detail has been thought of and it is immediately apparent how much energy Marcello has put into this project.

It really is a unique hotel. The rooms are all singles (although the bed is not a small one) and the concept is to come alone - Marcello describes Eremito as a secular monastery; a place where you can come, unburden, and leave feeling (at least slightly) better. This is a good description.

Why come alone? It's always nice to go somewhere with your partner/friend and Eremito is probably no exception; couples were staying when I was there. However I found that being there alone made the experience more intense. You can do exactly what you want to do and in the conversations you're having with the other guests, there is no censorship. I made some very deep connections with the other solo travellers and I was just there for a couple of days.

And what is it you do there? I read books and took walks alone and with other people. There is a jacuzzi (on all day) and a steam room that you can use in the evening. There is yoga in the morning and a prayer if you want to listen/read. Meals are communal and the evening meal is a silent one, taken in a dining room lit by candles. It feels odd the first time you do it but after that it's a very relaxing experience. Basically you come to Eremito to unwind and relax.

The food is outstanding. Nothing complicated just fresh, tasty Italian cuisine. I am not vegetarian but I did not miss meat/fish at all. Nor did I need any sugary snacks in between meals.

Travelling there is a doddle: fly into Rome or Florence and take a regional train to Fabro-Ficulle. The hotel send a car to collect you from the station. You can of course drive but I preferred to avoid the hassle of car rental and driving.

When I landed at the airport my husband couldn't believe how well I looked and people are still complimenting me on my "glow". I say to them all, go to Eremito...
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: On one side the view overlooks the hills and on the other the garden.
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Wigs wrote a review Aug 2017
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom129 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is much that I loved about Eremito. It is a place to completely switch off - including your gadgets as there's no wifi and almost no phone signal. It is isolated in a huge wooded valley. The views are glorious, unspoilt, as God intended. I loved the silent dinners. The delicious vegetarian menu - cooked with love by Enzo. The staff were fabulous. I loved my 'cell' with its comfortable small double bed (couples be warned - small. Have a room each!). I loved the thick linen bedspread. The room had everything I needed. It was simple, charming, ecologically friendly. The shampoo and shower gel were provided in brass jugs. Very natural products, as was the soap. These were lovely details. I enjoyed the morning prayers and afternoon meditation. Though I do wish the yoga had been 60 minutes, not 30. There's not a lot to do except walk, rest and enjoy meeting fellow guests. There was a great crowd when my friend and I stayed. Much laughter was heard. I often think it's best to judge a hotel after you've left. And the effect of Eremito stayed with me for days. They have created something unique with wonderful intentions. It is a haven away from materialism and the chaotic Western World. They should be applauded. And they are.
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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dilcroc wrote a review Jan 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland15 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful building with extraordinary details. Location on the side of a small valley entirely covered by woodland, only one other building is visible on the opposite side. New age ambiance with a catholic color inside with incense and indian music. Very unique.

Apparently there are guests who love this enough to stay several nights and that is good. Just a word of caution for those travelers who are only looking for a place to sleep and are not into spiritual retreats or new age. First the rooms are built like monks cells with very small beds where two adults will have trouble fitting. The guy was very nice and let us use two cells for the price of one. But there is no question that if the hotel was full and that was not possible I would have had to sleep in the car or on the floor.

I managed to convince the charming American lady downstairs to turn on the Wifi but failing that you get absolutely no signal and you are cut off from the world. Good if you are into digital detox, I respect that, but if you are planning your day tomorrow not very convenient.
The major reservation I had was with the evening meal. The organize it like a monk's refectory, with people seated in a horseshoe fashion, everyone back against the wall facing the central corridor. Eating in silence is mandatory. Interesting experience, but the food was the blandest I have had in years. Overcooked Swiss chard with no olive oil, no garlic no nothing. Tasteless bread etc.... This was too much for the casual travellers and I felt like ordering a pizza in. Breakfast was better.

I am confident that people looking for a retreat might not mind these drawbacks, after all the place is very beautiful and well done, so don't let this discourage you - or bring a sandwich.
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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sebastian8125 wrote a review Aug 2017
Zurich, Switzerland24 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were probably the only guests ever who booked rooms without prior research into this place (we needed a stop over between Naples and Zurich, booked by phone and had no internet on our trip). My wife enjoyed the silent dinner, our adult daughter and I much less. Marcello has built an extraordinary place and misses no oportunity to tell its story to his guests. The food is excellent, the breakfast superb, and the service is super friendly. The location is spectacular and very remote. We did a lovely long walk. My wife liked this retreat and might come back solo. I most certainly won't. Emerito is not for me: I don't enjoy what the owner calls a touch of spirituality: Georgian chorals sounding from loud speakers everywhere from early to late, rooms that are named after Saints, bath robes in Franciscan style, Christian symbols everywhere to enhance a spiritual lifestyle. In fact, the entire hotel was built in the style of a monastery and it must have cost a fortune. For me, the similarities to a theme park hotel are too strong, the entire thing close to kitsch. But the owner seems genuine and is a charismatic, nice and happy man. His chosen new format is certainly not for everyone. Read some of the many articles before you book!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Matteo M
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Good morning, yes is possible to receive 15 years old. Just inform you that Eremito is a place for relax and the dinner is in silent. The room is small and with a french size bed. Best regards from Eremito
Daniela A asked a question May 2016
San Valentino Torio, Italy69 contributions52 helpful votes
Le camere sono solo singole? Io vorrei venirci con mio marito...
Answer from Lorenzo
Siena, Italy63 contributions19 helpful votes
Le camere sono piccole ma il letto alla francese è adeguato per una coppia con un minimo di spirito di adattamento. Io sono stato con mia moglie ed è andata benissimo
sp2genius wrote a tip Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom56 contributions41 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room that does not overlook the terrace"
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esm872 wrote a tip Oct 2020
Italian Riviera, Italy69 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let it just all happen to you: you'll be OK!"
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Giuseppe C wrote a tip May 2018
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"every room is worth and has a view on the breathtaking valley"
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viaggiaxpiacere wrote a tip Jul 2017
Rome, Italy122 contributions126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms are all the same and very quiet."
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RoosvanSt wrote a tip Jan 2017
Benalmadena, Spain14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your walking shoes!"
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$396 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyUmbriaProvince of TerniParrano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eremito
Which popular attractions are close to Eremito?
Nearby attractions include Rocca (3.4 miles), Parco dei Sette Frati (4.2 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 Borgo San Faustino Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Eremito?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
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).
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