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Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel

Via Monaci snc, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily Italy
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#3 of 21 Specialty lodging in Zafferana Etnea
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Stylish and sustainable, Monaci delle Terre Nere is a luxury hotel and countryside retreat situated on the slopes of Mount Etna, with views over the Mediterranean sea. With an 18th century villa at its heart, the eco-friendly estate has 27 elegantly-designed rooms, suites and villas in renovated farm buildings, scattered among 60 acres of fruit orchards, terraced vineyards and gardens. With two restaurants: Locanda Nerello serving creative cuisine, and a poolside restaurant which is perfect for casual dining, the hotel champions slow food and many of the ingredients served are grown on the farm or are sourced from zero-km producers. Charming Convivium Bar serves imaginative Sicilian cocktails and the extensive grounds and scenic pool offers plenty of natural beauty. The expert hotel team can arrange Sicilian cooking classes with the Chef, Etna wine tastings guided by the head sommelier, horseriding, yoga, private boat trips and even helicopter tours from the estate's own helipad, to explore the volcano and coastline. Monaci delle Terre Nere is a peaceful base to explore Etna, Taormina, Catania and the beautiful eastern coast of Sicily, and is ideal for couples, families and friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Banquet room
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Joe Hamilton wrote a review Sep 2020
Province of Catania, Italy1 contribution3 helpful votes
Monaci delle terre nere got my interest after positive reviews on leading life style magazines. The rooms are stylish and comfortable and the estate is a pleasent spot on the Etna Slopes. The food experience in the Estate was very disappointing, in particular my guests having heard nice feedback from their friends, leading journalist that visited the estate before, feel so disheartened. First of all, we ordered pasta as being local and organic, however the pasta that arrived was Barilla or some other commercial pasta branda. I pointed out to the restaurant manager, at first she was surprised we noticed (yes my guests are food experts), afterwards she politely excused us that it was mistake from the chef. However, few minutes later, they serve the same paste to other guests. This means a lack of integrity to the guests. I felt very bad about this restaurant, one can promote environmentally friendly , organic cuisine , if they lie on the ingredients they use. The restaurant manager told us that they make their own tomato souce at the estate, however there are piles of tomato souce from a sicilian brand. The wineyard of the estate seems abandoned. Overall , even if the estate is well refurbished, i did not like the fact that the staff were lieng. The philosophy of the estate needs to be audited by relais chauteaux. Based on my experience and the perception of the ingredients, they were no organic at all. I hope this interview will help senior management in auditing their practice for future reference.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Stephen H wrote a review Sep 2020
Swaffham, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
Absolutely lovely place to finish off our 10 days in Sicily - pricey but worth it! Already planning our return, to stay a bit longer next time. Service and staff brilliant, beautiful quiet position, rooms well-designed with all amenities. Beware, it will ruin other hotels for you!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
GSUKKENT wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom148 contributions103 helpful votes
The location on the edge of Etna is charming; rural and peaceful. The Estate Room category room was well equipped, comfortable, stylish and offered good levels of privacy. The swimming pool area is very pleasant. Very relaxing. Great barman and cocktail menu. The restaurant was a little bit hit and miss; some of the courses were stunning (eg spaghetti), others just okay (and not cheap). We found sticking to starters and first courses was the way ahead as the main courses we had did miss the mark. The "slow" food concept was however sometimes also applied (unintentionally) to the service, especially on a day when breakfast was inside due to bad weather. Service at breakfast and dinner does need a little bit of focus from management. However, the staff are charming and if you take the view that you are holiday so time is not of the essence, it should not ruin the experience. The hotel's own wines are excellent and highly recommended. Excellent reception staff, contactable by WhatsApp. Fixed an excellent wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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mickmay wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
The room was beautiful, the staff charming and the food out of this world. The perfect place to stay for those wanting a convenient base from which to explore the delights and culture of Eastern Sicily.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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JulienneMalta wrote a review Aug 2020
85 contributions6 helpful votes
Just returned from a 4 night stay at the Monaci - a tranquil and relaxing 4 days. The Hotel is set in a remote area to ensure that you are away from traffic and pollution . Hotel room was impeccably clean and overlooking vineyards. Great setting for couples and families . All the team is amazing - everyone is ready to assist you in the best way possible. Never felt uneasy about sanitary conditions. Definitely not crowded enough to keep to social distancing :) all staff wore masks at all times and if was apparent that hygiene was on top of their priority list! Food: preferred lunch rather than dinner simply due to the portion size - I’m not a huge eater though I’d require bigger portion sizes :) Lunch was amazing though - had the best salad . Cheers to all the team, especially Alessandro the Barman ! Keep it up !
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dario Vaghi - Etna Excursion Naturalistic Guide (3.2 miles), Casa delle Farfalle (4.2 miles), and Oro d'Etna (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolceria Salemi, Gli Amici di Milo, and Villa Mirador.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.