Monaci delle Terre Nere

Via Monaci sn, Zafferana Etnea, Italy

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Hotel Description

Plenty of Sicilian hotels boast of their views of Mount Etna, but few can quite match the situation of Monaci delle Terre Nere. That’s not just any terre nere, after all — this black earth is the volcanic stuff, and it’s no wonder, since here you’re literally on the slopes, albeit the safe lower slopes, of Sicily’s most salient geographic feature.

It’s a little bit baroque, a little bit rough-edged in classic Sicilian style, with a patina of exquisitely weathered stone, and ultimately it’s a contemporary mélange, weaving some subtle modern threads into its eclectic tapestry. Where there’s weathered stone, of course, there ought to be some plush comforts to balance, and these rooms and suites, lack for nothing when it comes to physical luxury — that’s especially the case in the suites, which are at once rougher and plusher than the standard rooms, and in the “dependances,” a pair of freestanding two-room accommodations set some distance from the main building.

With just 21 units there’s no need for a major production of a restaurant — just a lovely terrace dining room, serving mostly organic fare grown right on the estate. It’s no wonder — the volcanic soil is especially fertile, and the Monaci is steadfastly devoted to enjoyment of the local geography. No need to just observe, either, as they're happy to arrange immersive Sicilian cooking classes and wine tastings — and Ayurvedic massages to help wind down afterwards.

Please note: Monaci delle Terre Nere requires a two night minimum (three night minimum during peak periods).

How to get there: Acireale train station is approximately 5 miles (9 kilometers) from the hotel. The airport at Catania is about 22 miles (36 kilometers) from the hotel. Transfers can be arranged by the hote at the cost of 75€ each way.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 21 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

In case of single use, the price will be the same of the double room. The rates for the extra beds are: from 0-3 years old is free of charge in a baby cot. from 4-9 years old is €35/person. from 9 years old is €50/person high season and €35/person low season (November, February, and March) Small pets are allowed on an on-request basis. For reservations on the 25th and 31st of December, Christmas lunch and New Year's Eve dinner are compulsory and additional costs apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • King Suite Elegante

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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  • Classic Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • minibar
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • minibar
    • patio
    • stand up shower
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • minibar
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • Suite Depandance

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: partial ocean, garden or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • Located in annex buildings (300 meters from main building)
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • Suite Deluxe Depandance

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: ocean, sea, courtyard or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • 200 meters from main building
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • patio
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • wood fireplace
  • Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed
    • 581 ft²/54 m².
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    Views: sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • Suite Dependance Queen Fiore

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

In case of single use, the price will be the same of the double room. The rates for the extra beds are: from 0-3 years old is free of charge in a baby cot. from 4-9 years old is €35/person. from 9 years old is €50/person high season and €35/person low season (November, February, and March) Small pets are allowed on an on-request basis. For reservations on the 25th and 31st of December, Christmas lunch and New Year's Eve dinner are compulsory and additional costs apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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