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.

Classic Double

Room surface 26m² 27m²

The Classic 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. Classic rooms have small outside spaces for breakfast or drinks al fresco. FRUTTATO: This Classic 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 Classic 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.

Estate Villa sea view with private pool

Room surface 55m² 65m²

The Estate Villa sea view 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 Estate Villas 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, 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, 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. EQUILIBRATO One of the newest Estate Villas at Monaci delle Terre Nere, Equilibrato is located high on one of the small hills of the estate, it is completely detached and in a secluded position, surrounded by wonderful vineyards. The Estate Villa is a renovated rural building, with gray stone walls and sky-blue plasterwork to add a pop of colour to the exterior. The garden area offers a private swimming pool and is furnished with sun loungers, wooden chairs, a table and parasols and forms a natural sundeck. Inside, the villa has a spacious living area, with an airy vaulted ceiling, furnished with a beautiful Gervasoni sofa bed, an antique wooden table and a modern fireplace. Above the living room hangs an artistic chandelier that represents a climbing plant, reminding us of the importance of nature at Monaci delle Terre Nere. Two large floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto the surrounding landscape. The exposed wood-beamed ceilings, lava-stone feature wall and parquet impart a textural effect that makes the rooms seem even warmer and more welcoming. A bright bedroom, featuring a king sized Lago bed also has a vaulted ceiling. The bathroom has a bath tub, a walk in shower, and a double sink. Size 55 sq. m.

Estate Suite

Room surface 50m² 60m²

The Estate Suite 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 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 Estate Suite 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 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, 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 Estate Suite 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 Estate Suite 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 Estate Suite 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. AMABILE: Occupying the top-floor of the main building, this unique open-plan Estate 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. Size 45 sq. m. CORPOSO: A new suite that was launched in June 2019, attached to Estate Suite, Profumato and created from a renovated farm building. Overlooking a lush citrus grove, it has a private entrance leading into the garden, large outdoor spaces furnished with a table and chairs and an intimate sun deck with comfortable seating. The interior is spacious and light and consists of a bedroom and a large living room with fireplace and sofa bed, interiors are simple yet sophisticated and feature modern Italian design and original artworks. Large windows throughout the suite give wonderful views out through the trees to the sea. The wood-beamed ceiling and use of natural materials in soft colors make this Suite particularly relaxing and tranquil. The bathroom has a colorfully-designed shower and a double sink. The main building, which houses the reception, bar and restaurant is just 40 meters away. Size 55 sq. m. PROFUMATO: The Suite is located within a lush citrus grove through which you reach the entrance. The outdoor lawn surrounding the room is furnished with umbrella, table and chairs. A masterfully placed private solarium just above the citrus trees offers the opportunity to enjoy the Sicilian sun in total privacy; a small oasis of greenery and relaxation. The interior of the Suite, large and bright, consists of a large bedroom with fireplace and a living room with sofa bed and ceiling with veranda. The deliberately simple furnishings, with soft colors and sophisticated and modern Italian design, harmonize with the paintings of the Anglo-Brazilian artist Olivier Mourao and with the Etna chestnut wood parquet. Large windows occupy three entire walls allowing light to illuminate the rooms and to give the surrounding nature the role of absolute protagonist. The bathroom has a shower and a double sink. The main building, which houses the Reception, the Bar and the Restaurant, is only 40 meters away. This Suite together with the contiguous Corposo can be chosen together for family stays or for couples of friends. Size 50 sq. m.

Deluxe Estate Suite with private pool

Room surface 80m²

The Deluxe Estate Suite 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: 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, 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 Elegante and both suites share the surrounding garden.

2 bedrooms Villa with private pool

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, Baby Sitting Service, Bar, Beach Umbrella, Boat Hire, Boat Hire (with Crew), Car Rental, Car Rental (with Driver), ChaufferDriven Limousine Services, Child Friendly, Children's Play Area, Concierge Service, Contemporary art exhibitions, Exclusive use, Excursions, Garden, Gift Shop, Helicopter Service To / From Airport, Homemade Produce, Ironing Service, Laundry service, Lounge Chairs, Luggage Storage, Non Smoking Rooms, Park, Pool Bar, Power Boat Hire, Private Transfer To / From Airport, Reading Room, Wake up Service, Wine bar
Activities
Air Tour, Cooking Courses, Excursions on request, Guided Tours, Horseback Riding facilities in vicinity, Horseback Riding treks, Trekking, Yoga lessons
Spa Facilities
Manicure Pedicure service, Massage
Dining Facilities
Candlelight Dinner, Culinary Tastings, Oliveoil Tastings, Pets are not allowed in the dining room, Restaurant, Wine Tasting
Business Facilities
Coffee Break, Fax service, Meeting Room, Photocopy Service
Leisure Amenities
Amenities Beach, Golf Course in vicinity, Jogging track, Outdoor Swimming pool, Solarium, Tennis Court in vicinities, Terrace, Towels for Swimming Pool
Comfort
Parking, Small Pets, WiFi Internet connection