Monaci delle Terre Nere

    Relais, 27 rooms


    Style
    Relais
    Rooms
    27
    Score
    9.3
    Monaci delle Terre Nere stands on a 24-hectare estate in Zafferana Etnea, a famous town for honey production, at the foot of Mount Etna. Monaci delle Terre Nere is a Country Boutique Hotel with certification of Eco-Bio structure, surrounded by green nature, among meadows, woods, tree-lined avenues, vineyards and typical landscapes of the Sicilian countryside between Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea.

    This place full of charm and incomparable beauty was chosen many years ago by the monks of the order of S. Anna for its extraordinary characteristics and location, today is a unique country boutique hotel that alternates design details and elements typical of the Sicilian tradition, its 27 rooms and suites are located between the 18th century noble residence and the dependance features.

    The 19 Suites, for a stay in the country chic, are located in the main building, others between the outbuildings 300 meters from the main building while others of recent construction are lofts in recently renovated buildings. Most feature a fireplace, views of Mount Etna or the Mediterranean Sea.

    8 rooms, on the other hand, all have original features, such as the ceiling with exposed wooden beams and lava stone walls, a perfect combination of ancient tradition and modern design. Some rooms are in a newly built bio-building, others in an old barn recently renovated, others in a typical lava stone building from the 18th century, others in the noble house.

    The nineteenth-century noble house hosts the restaurant "Locanda Nerello", which thanks to its organic garden cultivated in Monaci, uses products at km 0, thus offering a tasting menu typical of the Sicilian tradition revisited in a contemporary key. During the summer you can dine on the terrace enjoying the quiet of the surrounding nature. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list including those produced in the estate's vineyard, such as Nerello Mascalese and Carricante.

    The Convivium Bar, a place where it is possible to meet and socialize with other guests for an aperitif or after dinner, between tradition, taste and innovation, proposes signature cocktails with inebriating flavors and aromas, in perfect Italian style. During the winter, the fireplace heats the environment, making the atmosphere even more pleasant.

    The organic breakfast is offered at the old palmento every morning, with a rich buffet: pastries, brioche, cakes and biscuits, bread baked in the stone oven of the estate, homemade jams, ham, Nebrodi salami, Sicilian cheeses, cow, goat and sheep, organic eggs, scrambled and boiled, honey of Zafferana Etnea, vegetables and fruits and vegetables from the garden, and unpasteurized organic juices.

    In the park of the estate a few steps from the noble house, the beautiful infinity pool with panoramic sea view, offers moments of relaxation in the shade of ancient cypress trees and fruit trees.

    At Monaci delle Terre Nere you can organize various onsite and offsite activities: from wine tasting, oil and typical products, nature walks inside the estate, yoga classes, holistic massages, Sicilian cooking lessons, horse riding, lessons of astronomy, jazz concerts and cinema under the stars during the summer.

    Deluxe Double

    Room surface 28m² 40m²

    The Deluxe rooms range from 28 - 40 square metres. The rooms are located in different parts of the estate around the main building. Spacious, airy, with high ceilings, all the Deluxe rooms offer outside space or gardens for al fresco lounging. They have sea-views or garden vistas with uninterrupted views of the vineyards. ARMONICO: This light and airy Double Deluxe is located in a renovated structure housing four rooms and suites (Intenso, Vivace and Fiore) surrounded by organic fruit trees, close to the kiwi grove, the hen house and behind the main building. Featuring a floating bed, it has floor-to-ceiling sliding doors on each side of the room, high ceilings, wooden beams and a fireplace. DOLCE: Housed in the middle part of the 18th century rural building block in the heart of the estate, it is neighour to Minerale and Brillante, nearby Limpido and Cristallino. It is the only Double Deluxe featuring a wall with original lava stone and offering uninterrupted views of the vineyards and part of the Mediterranean sea. It also has a floating bed and large Olivier Mourao framed painting. There are sunloungers in the shared garden, to take in that view. INTENSO: This spacious Double Deluxe is located in a renovated structure housing four rooms and suites (Armonico, Dolce and Fiore) surrounded by organic fruit trees, close to the kiwi grove, the hen house and behind the main building. Elegantly decorated, the comfortable bed has a soft pink linen frame adding a touch of colour to the pared-down walls. High ceilings, wooden beams, fireplace and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors complete the country-chic feel. CRISTALLINO: It is the last room of an 18th century rural building block located in the heart of the estate. Walk past neighbouring rooms and suites (Limpido, Minerale, Dolce and Brillante), through an arched gate and arrive in your own corner of the estate, with uninterrupted views of the vineyards and part of the Mediterranean sea. This airy Deluxe double with soft-grey walls, high ceilings, and wooden beams features lava stone walls in the bathroom, a fireplace, a modern four-poster bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors opening-up to its own semi-private area of the shared garden, where sunloungers await but also table and chairs await.

    Suite

    Room surface 45m² 55m²

    The Suites are 50 and 45 square metres. Located in the main historical building, they feature a bedroom and comfortable living space with a cozy sofa-bed and fireplace. Fresco has a separate living room and Amabile is open-plan. Fresco has a private balcony and offers views over the Mediterranean sea and lava-stone walled Amabile looks over Mt. Etna. FRESCO: The other Suite housed in the main building, Fresco is located on the ground floor. It comprises a bedroom and a separate living room with a corner fireplace. The elegant sitting room features a comfortable sofa (which can be made as a bed) and quirky artefacts like an original old-style typewriter complementing the decor. With direct access to the main terrasse for alfresco dining or drinks, it also offers part views of the Mediterranean sea from its balcony. AMABILE: Occupying the top-floor of the main building, this unique open-plan Suite is accessible via a set of iron stairs, lined with a glass panel. It is spacious and features a striking lava stone wall, a sloped ceiling with wooden beams, a fireplace and a free-standing bathtub.

    Superior Double

    Room surface 26m² 27m²

    The Superior rooms range from 26 - 27 square meters. All are close to the main building: Abboccato and Fruttato are located in the ancient stable block and the newly-built Schietto is in the gardens. They feature big floor-to-ceiling windows, a king-size bed and fully-equipped bathrooms. Superior rooms have small outside spaces for breakfast or drinks al fresco. FRUTTATO: This Superior room is located in the ancient stable block, close to the main building and accessible via a shared sheltered narrow patio, with tables and chairs for breakfast or drinks alfresco. Big floor-to-ceiling sliding doors serve as the main entrance 'door' to this elegantly appointed room which also has a private courtyard. ABBOCCATO: This Superior room is located in the ancient stable block, close to the main building and accessible via a shared sheltered narrow patio, with tables and chairs for breakfast or drinks alfresco. Big floor-to-ceiling sliding doors serve as the main entrance 'door' to this elegantly appointed room which also has a private courtyard.

    Suite Dependance Deluxe

    Room surface 50m² 65m²

    The Suites Dependance Deluxe are 50 and 65 square metres. These are completely detached and located at a distance of about 300 metres from the main building, served by our golf cart service. Surrounded by nature, the Suites Dependance Deluxe are perfect for privacy and have their own private gardens. Sontuoso has views of the Mediterranean sea and the vineyards, and Complesso has views of Mount Etna and the vineyards. SONTUOSO: Located atop a hill, the Suite Dependance Deluxe Sontuoso is also on its own within the estate, in a renovated rural structure formerly used as a wine press. Away from the main building, it offers stunning and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean sea, as well as the rest of the estate. Featuring original lava stone walls, it comprises a bedroom and a separate sitting area with a fireplace (the sofa can also be made as an extra bed). The private garden surrounding the suite has tables and chairs but also sun loungers, all to be enjoyed in complete privacy. COMPLESSO: Secluded and private, the Suite Dependance Deluxe Complesso is housed in its own renovated rural building made of lava stones, away from the main structure, overlooking the vineyards and Mount Etna on clear sky days. This large suite comprises a lounge area fitted with the most comfortable, hot pink sofa (which can sleep an extra person) and a separate bedroom with a floating bed and walk-in wardrobe. The garden is yours to enjoy, with nothing else but sun loungers and vineyards around.

    Suite Dependance

    Room surface 50m² 60m²

    The Suites Dependance are between 50 - 60 square metres. They are located all over the estate, either just a short walk from the main building or easily reached by our golf cart service. Tannico and Fragrante have a private terrace and jacuzzi, Vivace, Limpido, Minerale and Elegante have lovely outside space with sun-loungers or outdoor tables and chairs. Surrounded by fruit orchards, grassy lawns, or lavender hedging, these private Suites have wonderful views of the sea, vineyards or Mount Etna. VIVACE: The Suite Dependance Vivace is located near Intenso, Armonico and Fiore, in a renovated structure surrounded by organic fruit trees, behind the main building, close to the kiwi grove and the hen house. It is an elegant suite with high, wooden-beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows, giving plenty of natural light. The bedroom features a contemporary four-poster bed, a fireplace and is separated from the sitting area by sliding doors. Outside, enjoy a drink on the suite's table & chairs, admiring stunning views of the Mediterannean sea. LIMPIDO: This open-plan Suite Dependance is housed in the 18th century rural building block located in the heart of the estate (also home to Minerale, Dolce, Brillante and Cristallino). It is the first accommodation you will find as you approach the block from the main alley, with views of the surrounding gardens on one side (and from the bathroom) and views of the vineyards and the sea on the other side, from the outside table & chairs near the suite entrance. The side walls are made of lava stone, as is the feature wall in the pretty and light-filled bathroom. ELEGANTE: The Suite Dependance Elegante sits atop a hill, in the highest part of the estate, 350 metres away from the main building and with uniterrupted views of the estate, the vineyards and the Mediterranean sea. Located in its own renovated building which also houses the Suite Royal next door, this is a bright and light-coloured suite featuring a four-poster bed, a sofa bed in the large vestibule and a cosy fireplace. The suite also has access to the shared surrounding garden. FRAGRANTE: Like its neighbour Tannico, the Suite Dependance Fragrante is also located on the first floor of its building, away from the main structure. It is accessible via its private and shaded terrace, fitted with its own jacuzzi, overlooking the surrounding gardens and vineyards. It is filled with natural light and features a floating bed, a sitting area with a sofa bed and its own fireplace, as well as a walk-in wardrobe by the bathroom. MINERALE: The second Suite Dependance in the 18th century rural building block, in the heart of the estate. It is neighbour to Limpido, Dolce, Brillante and Cristallino. Housed in the ancient wine press, it is has lava stone walls and split-level floors. The comfortable floating bed is by the fireplace, on the upper level, overlooking the rest of the suite. There is an alcove with a single bed on the other side of the room, making it a great choice for small families. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the vineyards and partial views of the sea from the shared garden, relaxing on the sun loungers. TANNICO: One of the two Suites Dependance housed on the first floor of the same building (it is neighbour to Fragrante), away from the main structure, close to the orange tree grove, set in a shared garden lined with abundent lavender bushes and overlooking the vineyards. Spacious, its bedroom features a contemporary four-poster bed and leads-up to the walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The separate sitting area can be closed-off by sliding doors and features a cosy fireplace as well as a comfortable sofabed. It also has its own private shaded terrace, from where you enter the suite, fitted with your own Jacuzzi and sunchairs. BRILLANTE: Close to Cristallino and nearby Dolce, Minerale and Limpido, this split-level Suite Dependance is also housed in the 18th century rural building block, in the heart of the estate. There are sunloungers by the entrance from which to enjoy uninterrupted views of the vineyards and part of the Mediterranean sea, right under an organic fig tree. Interior walls are made of lava stones, there is a comfortable floating bed in the main room on the upper level and a small set of stone stairs take you down to the beautiful living room, where the fireplace is.

    Suite Dependance Royal

    Room surface 80m²

    The Suites Royal are 80 and 100 square metres. Fiore is a few minutes walk from the main building and Elegante can be easily reached by the golf cart service. The Suites Royal feature a large bedroom with a four-poster bed, and a separate living area with a fireplace. They each have a combination of single-, day- and sofa beds to sleep up to three additional guests. Fiore has two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a walk-in shower. Elegante has a single spacious bathroom with a sunken bathtub and a separate walk-in shower. It is perfect for families or friends travelling together. FIORE: The unique Royal Suite Fiore is one of the biggest open-plan suite, housed in the same renovated structure as Armonico, Vivace and Intenso, behind the main building and close to the hen house and kiwi grove. The large bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed, is separated from the sitting area by sliding doors and the integrated fireplace. Offering uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean sea, it is perfect for families, with two bathrooms and sofa beds (double and single). It also has a privatised area in the shared garden with table and chairs as well as sun loungers. ELEGANTE: Located atop a hill, with amazing views of the estate, the vineyards and the Mediterranean sea, the Suite Royal Elegante is a generous and bright suite comprising a lounge with a dining table and a chaise longue (also used as a single bed), a spacious bedroom with a four-poster bed, a large bathroom (including a sunken bathtub), floor-to-ceiling windows and high, wooden-beamed ceilings. It is close to the Suite Dependance Elegante and both suites share the surrounding garden.

    Exclusive Suite Elegante

    Room surface 150m²

    At 150 square metres this two-bedroom suite can sleep up to eight people. Located atop a hill, with amazing views of the whole estate, the vineyards and the Mediterranean sea, this two bedroom suite comprises the Suite Royal Elegante and the Suite Dependance Elegante, With a large living room, two large bedrooms, three bathrooms (including one fitted with a sunken bathtub), it also has a beautiful dining table, a comfortable chaise longue (which can be made in a single bed), a sofa bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and high, wooden-beamed ceilings. The second bedroom also has its own entrance, making this suite particularly suited to bigger families, but also friends travelling together. Housed in its own renovated rural building, it is away from the main structure and boasts a large private garden for plenty of alfresco moments. The Two Bedroom includes the following:
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    General services
    Afternoon Tea, Bar, Boat Hire (with Crew), Car Rental, Car Rental (with Driver), Child Friendly, Children's Play Area, Excursions, Garden, Homemade Produce, Non Smoking Rooms, Park, Private Transfer To / From Airport, Wine bar
    Activities
    Air Tour, Cooking Courses, Excursions on request, Guided Tours, Horseback Riding facilities in vicinity, Trekking, Yoga lessons
    Spa Facilities
    Massage
    Dining Facilities
    Candlelight Dinner, Oliveoil Tastings, Restaurant, Wine Tasting
    Business Facilities
    Fax service, Photocopy Service
    Leisure Amenities
    Amenities Beach, Golf Course in vicinity, Jogging track, Outdoor Swimming pool, Solarium, Terrace, Towels for Swimming Pool
    Comfort
    Parking, Small Pets, WiFi Internet connection