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Monaci delle Terre Nere

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed 2 days in this wonderful small boutique hotel set in its own estate, where all manner of produce is grown. The ambiance is one of tranquility and purity. It is in quite a secluded spot and its philosophy is around slow food, organic production and environmental sustainability. The decor is a sort of sophisticated, designer "rustic". We were...

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Germany
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place definitely has its quirks, but I thought it was absolutely wonderful. Wonderful remote atmosphere.... totally peaceful. It has been created with a lot of thought and love, and even if there are some things which might seem a little unusual I think it all just adds to the charm. The breakfast was wonderful - even if some foreign...

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monaciterrenere, Direttore at Monaci delle Terre Nere, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the kind words. We really appreciate your positive notes about the meaning of Monaci and the love inside our charming estate. We would like to thank you especially for your feedback on our amazing breakfast and our choice about organic food. We really look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Enrico de’ Reguardati...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I love going to Monaci delle Terre Nere. I met its owner as we share a passion for organic food and travelling. It is amongst my favourite boutique hotels in Sicily. Its location is simply perfect as you are close enough to the airport of Catania, to the rocky beach around Taormina, and you are on the slopes of the...

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

Dear Guest, We’ll hardly find the words to thank you enough for your comments. We really appreciate your positive notes about the estate, the amazing views of both the Mediterranean sea and the smoking volcano that guests can enjoy, the rooms and the service. We would like to thank you especially for your feedback on the food of our restaurant....

Mississauga
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This 200 year old monastery that has been converted to a resort on the side of Mount Etna was one of the nicest places we had ever stayed - ever. The room was amazing, the setting was beautiful, the staff were attentive and responsive, and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback about the property, the room, the staff and the food. We are very glad to know that you appreciate our efforts. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best wishes, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

New York
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I decided to take a last minute weekend to Sicily and stumbled upon an article where this hotel was mentioned. I read up on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. I rented a car as I knew I was going to travel around and go different places and I am very glad I did, it made the most...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor following your stay at Monaci. We are delighted to read that you had a great stay with us. We really hope to hosting you again for an even better experience! Best regards, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

Reviewed 23 November 2016

If it's relaxation, peace of mind, tranquility and serenity you are after, this is the place to be. Surroundings are pure magic, the grounds and the apartments are very well kept and the staff is extremely helpful. Pity there is no pizzeria or pasta house on site, otherwise nothing else to ask for.

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

Dear Malcolm, We would like to thank you for choosing Monaci for your stay in Sicily and for taking the time to write these kind words about your experience. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit. Kind regards, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
Reviewed 16 November 2016

what a wonderful, relaxing, luxurious place to stay! we explored etna from here and it was perfect, hiking all day and then a long soak in the tub and gourmet dinner! the staff were excellent, as were the cocktails!

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

Dear Charlotte, We are delighted to read your positive comments about the hotel, the staff and the food. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your experience met your expectations. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Thank you, Best wishes, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We extended our stay a night (verbally to the man who checked us in) and were asked to leave the day before we were to depart. The housekeeper showed up at our room and gave us a scowl I will never forget. After packing up, the front desk attendant asked us to come up to talk to the manager. The...

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

Dear Guest, we are very sorry and surprised for your review, since many things you wrote are different from what really happened. First of all, you already wrote to Monaci’s owner who answered to your mail, with his personal excuses and even offering to you a free stay, despite none of the mistakes you reported have been done by our...

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Beyond words really, but if you want to cleanse your soul for a night then come to Monaci delle Terri Nere. Enrico and his staff were remarkable. The property sits on a winery dating back two centuries and the owner of the Monaci eclectically blended in the old world with the new - converting the property's wooden and stone architecture...

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

Dear Mr John, We would like to thank you for choosing Monaci for your stay in Sicily and for taking the time to write these kind words about your experience. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit . Warm wishes, Enrico de’ Reguardati General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our two nights at this hotel were a highlight of our trip. A stunning location, beautiful villas, the food was fantastic and staff were very respectful and helpful. We fell in love with this property! Our villa was huge and very private. Mt Etna on one side and the ocean on the other. Their organic produce was beautiful. We would...

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

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor following your recent visit to our hotel. We are very glad to read that you appreciated the property, the rooms, as well as the food served at our restaurant “Locanda Nerello”. Thank you also for your kind words about the staff, who hardly works in...

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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 

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Address: Via Monaci snc, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Zafferana Etnea
Price Range: €119 - €374 (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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