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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 22 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
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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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Simon S wrote a review Sep 2021
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Amazing and very romantic place. You live in a beautiful landscape and sorrounded by vine fields used for the Monacis own winery. The villas are kept authendic on the outside and very exclusive indside. Would love to come back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PascalHervieu wrote a review Aug 2021
Valenciennes, France3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is set up in a lovely area near the Etna access. However : - Apart from the welcoming lady who introduced our rooms or suites,the staff does not seem to enjoy their job and do not look like being professional. - The hotel, unlike many other Relais, is clearly not made for or expecting families with young kids. - The "bobo-chic green " atmosphere does not appear spontaneous and seems very calculated. - The value for money is not good and the place seems overrated even though the suites themselves are nicely set up. Disappointing....
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Date of stay: August 2021
Eugenio B wrote a review Aug 2021
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We have reached at 13.15 just ahead of official check in, after in-writing informing the place of our arrival and after checking that the room selected was available from the day before ( the most expensive room of the facility during pick season) we have been told that check in was available at 15:00 even if room was available! We waited 15 minutes past 15:00 to finally check in! But this is not the end of it in fact don’t bother to have food in the place totally inadequate for the price and place! And to order two salad it too 1hr and 15 minutes to serve!!! Totally not worth the money!! Pity because the location is super beautiful.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Fabrizio45 wrote a review Jun 2021
Geneva, Switzerland393 contributions102 helpful votes
Oh this place is a little piece of heaven! It labels itself as a hotel but it really is an estate in the middle of vineyards and orchards. We had a room that was an old olive oil mill which got renovated. It had the charm of a very old farm but with all the comfort of a modern hotel. We even had a fireplace in the room (but it was too warm during our stay to light it). The staff is extremely friendly and always willing to help. They even accommodated last minute requests such as a private tour to visit Mount Etna. The restaurant also offers very tasty and well presented dishes, some of the Slow Food label, and it is even recommended by the Michelin guide. Breakfast is served on the balcony of the main building offering a stunning view over the orchards with the sea in the background. All products are fresh and most fruits from the estate itself. And you must absolutely try their wine! Red was a tiny bit flat but the white was excellent. If I had to change one thing though, it would be the latino-jazz-chillout music at the pool area to enjoy rather the sound of the surrounding nature. It was one hell of a romantic stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Monaci delle Terre Nere, Proprietario at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel
Responded Jun 25, 2021
Dear Fabrizio, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave such an inspiring review for Relais & Chateaux Monaci delle Terre Nere. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guests this May and we were delighted to learn that you enjoyed our little piece of heaven with its luxurious green estate, comfortable Suites and delicious farm-to-fork cuisine based on our own organic ingredients. We are especially pleased that our staff has managed to accommodate your last minute requests in our signature friendly and discreet way , making your stay even more special. We sincerely hope that we will have a chance to welcome you back in the future! Warm regards, Katerina Kazenkina Guest Relations Manager
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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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$208 - $777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaZafferana Etnea
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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, Villa Mirador, and Ristorante Acquapazza - Santa Tecla.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Monaci delle Terre Nere Country Boutique Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer 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.