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Monaci delle Terre Nere

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I tend to agree with recent previous comments. This really should be better for the price they are asking. The venue is superb, the views are stunning and the remote setting is wonderful. A credit to the vision of the owners. But, and there are many... The rooms - and we had a suite- are not up to scratch. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately the electricity went out so we could not use the toilet, shower and the ac did not work during the night so it was very hot in the room. The manager was very helpful and professional during the checkout and gave us a good discount because of the electricity, so... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay which was over 4 nights for a wedding anniversary. It was a short trip, organised around this wonderful hotel and location. We stayed in one of the out buildings, an original and restored wine press with an amazing bed, on top of the press with views down to the coast in one direction and Mount Etna... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for giving us your feedback about your stay. We are glad to read that you really appreciated Monaci, with its setting and unique view. Thank you for your positive notes about the staff, to whom we passed your comments. Monaci doesn’t want to be a luxury hotel, nor a farm holiday. We are located in a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt about it, the hotel is situated in an absolutely superb location. To be able to sip your drink looking out over Mount Etna is truly special and the luscious green farmland and vineyard the hotel is situated on create an extremely tranquil setting for a relaxing break. However, overall we were disappointed with our stay. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this hotel summer of 2015 and we immediately given one of their new annexed rooms which had fantastic views around Etna and the property. The food was biological and every meal from breakfast to lunch to dinner was fantastic. We discovered an amazing white wine called Millimetre a Carricante which was amazing. You could only get it at... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is clear when you arrive that Monaci delle Terre Nere is a special place. A fading country mansion and vineyard situated on the slopes of Mount Etna with stunning views over the sea. We had travelled up from southern Sicily and couldn't believe how lush and green everything looked - like England in the summer plus sun and heat.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from 10 nights at Monaci. Overall, we think it's a lovely place. The architecture, grounds and views cannot be faulted. At night, the lighting makes it quite magical. Similarly, we cannot fault the staff. They were attentive and careful of our needs and requests. In particular, we must mention the delightful Sri Lankan manager (so sorry... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this gorgeous property. A feast for the senses and a relaxing retreat for all of us. Our room was big and lovely though positioned beneath the restaurant so late night noise was a bit bothersome. Kittens at breakfast a big bonus for our daughter. Would have liked a little more choice at the buffet, but all on offer was... More 

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Just on south east Etna slope we found this wonderful place. Big and comfortable rooms with well mainteined garden, a fine restaurand with wide and accurate wine selection, a clean swimming pool with adeguate showers. A unique place for mind rest, peace and soul refreshment, with encomparable Etna wievs besides. A "must" om your east coast Sicily trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Having stayed in a number of extremely high quality and beautiful hotels on the island, we were expecting a really superior experience at monaci given it was the most expensive we had stayed at. Sadly we were left a little under whelmed by our stay. Firstly, the food and wine is expensive and not any better than other restaurants we... More 

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

Dear Ms Lucy M., thank you for your comment on your recent stay at Monaci delle Terre Nere. We are delighted to learn that you call this a “lovely” place, as it took us almost nine years to create it..and we are still working on it, day by day, to offer our guests a memorable experience….a little bit of what... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Monaci delle Terre Nere

Address: Via Monaci snc, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Zafferana Etnea
Price Range: $270 - $1,236 (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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