Monaco di Mezzo0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Not only the place and the surrounding is amazing, but also the owner and his team are very lovely and hospitable. Furthermore, Mimo the chef, cooks breathtaking sicilian dishes that is easy worth to drive the way there. A fantastic oasis in the middle of Sicily, alway again!! Thank you! Myri and Nick
Place a bit isolated but nice, food was just amazing!!! they have swimming pool and you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of -sicily!! need to be cleaner and if you go there get ready for mosquitos(ask for repellent at the reception), but they grow and cook their own and this is spectacular!!
Best place to recharge, friendly and helpful staff. Feels like home. The highlight of it all the magical food from Mimmo, that chef is a kitchen master, it was my ninth visit in Italy but never. Ever tasted food as good as his... He cooks with a passion, simply divine. I would recommend this location to anyone who really wants to relax and enjoy himself away from city life. Thanks and hope to see you soon.
My family and I go to Sicily at least once a year and we've never enjoyed ourselves as much as we have this time. This was our very first experience in agritourism. Monaco di Mezzo is a lovely place for all the family, regardless of age (or species, because we brought our dog with us as well). It's located exactly at the centre of the island meaning that although it's hidden away in the mountains, it's never very far away from the cities. Rather, its remote location ensures a peaceful, quiet atmosphere, one which anyone could do with after a hectic day visiting the city. The food is delicious, everything is always organic and very fresh. My mother happens to be wheat and corn intolerant and the chef even took care to prepare food which was fine for her once he got to know (Thank you so so much Mimmo!). The staff are all very nice and hardworking. On Sunday we asked for our room to be cleaned but since it was a very busy day, we then agreed to have it cleaned the next day. However, in the evening we returned to find our room all clean and tidy all the same. We could hardly begin to express our appreciation! It was a wonderful week which sadly flew by way too soon! Thanks and see you again!
We booked an apartment in Monaco do mezzo through our travel organization. Because of some delays we arrived in the middle of the night, which was not a problem. The apartments are great, the pool is just what you need on a hot Sicilian day and the road there is an adventure on itself. Try the dinner and find out why the owner and chefs look as well fed as they do. The staff is very helpful, friendly and kind. Definitely recommended!!!
Very nice old farmhouse located in a beautiful montaineous aria. Staff is outstandingly kind, helpful and efficent. Food is very tastey and meals are very generous . Clean and simple with beautiful views : the location is 17 km from Petralia, therfor better indications should appear since it is not easy to find otherwise.Suggestion
I was used to go in this place the first years that it opened...and it was beautiful and every year you could find improvement on the premises and services offered. Today after 10 years I went back.....and IT WAS AN AWFUL EXPERIENCE!!! The road to get there it's wrecked and I believe quite dangerous. We went to have lunch and spend the day at the swimming pool. 10 euros extra to use the swimming pool but they have a very limited amount of sun beds and the swimming pool was invaded by wasps. The worst thing is that the staff seems totally careless of the problem...a woman was bitten by 2 wasps and they didn't even have the ice to help her with it. The rest of the premises seems totally neglected...the toilet at the swimming pool was dirty and full of spiders. The playground was full of weed. In the end we were so disappointed that we decided to leave before having lunch...since the low standard of the services offered we were very wary of the food that they would have offered.
We made a big mistake (our mistake) of going here on a large touring motorcycle (Honda Goldwing). The road down to the hotel is narrow and steep and gravel in places. This would be fine in a car (we will use car next time) but an absolute nightmare on a bike that weighs around 900 pounds. The building is rustic and very attractive, you are surrounded by hills and mountains with only the sound of birds and cow bells. There is a good size pool with plenty of loungers, chairs and shade to get comfortable. The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent, really good. From a simple breakfast of bread, cheese, cold meats, juice and coffee or tea to the 4 course evening meals we enjoyed with the very drinkable wine. This is the sort of place you go to and just relax. In the lounge there are books to read, board games, cards and a billiards table. The setting is comfortable and relaxing. Our room was basic but very pleasant and reasonable size. Shutters on the windows to keep out the sun, air conditioning to cool off and plenty of storage space. It is in the middle of nowhere, which is one of its advantages. The surrounding roads, once you wend your way up the actual road to the hotel are reasonable and access to the A19 is good. Beware though if you head north on the A19 it doesn't exist and you will be diverted through the mountains, very pretty but very, very slow going because of the traffic. We will go back soon, by car this time!
having seen the photos of the lovely swimming pool we were expecting good quality accommodation. Unfortunately this was not the case, because we were only staying one night we were put in a dark room which was adapted for disabled people. There was a loose tap and broken light switch in the shower room . The track leading to the Agriturismo was a challenge but as we live in the country it didn't worry us too much, but it is not one that you would want to drive over very often.when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon it was very busy but a lot of the visitors were only there for the day. The meal in the evening was good but the breakfast was as basic as the accommodation and was left sitting out uncovered on the table..not very hygienic .
Monaco di Mezzo provided us with a really lovely base from which to explore Sicily. It is in the middle of nowhere which didn't bother us too much, but it does mean forward planning is necessary for meals prepared at home. The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating for every request we made. The activities (we used the swimming pool, table tennis, badminton) were terrific for the kids. The actual apartment was clean, spacious, comfortable and more than adequately appointed in term of furniture and kitchenware (we had an apartment with a gallery bedroom plus bathroom, and a separate bedroom with its own bathroom). We ate at the restaurant three times and this was very good and very generous! Be aware that there is no menu as such, the chef prepares a set meal for all guests (huge array of antipasti, bread, a pasta dish, a meat or fish dish with veg and salad, and a dessert with fruit), and I certainly wouldn't choose to eat there more than a few nights across a two week holiday (partly due to cost and partly due to a need for variety). It does take 15 mins to get from the agriturismo to the motorway (and the private road to join the main road is rather ropey in places) so be prepared to drive good and plenty if you want to see anything worth seeing (Cefalu and its beaches is an hour away, Agrigento 1 hr 20, Etna 2 hours) - but we were prepared for this and had accepted it as a part of the holiday. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend Monaco di Mezzo.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Monaco di Mezzo places you 17.6 mi (28.3 km) from Antonio Collisani Civic Museum and 18.9 mi (30.4 km) from Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo. This guesthouse has 15 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Church of Santa Maria di Loreto is also 18.9 mi (30.5 km) from this Petralia Sottana guesthouse.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the guesthouse's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 15 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets. Phones and ironing boards are other standard amenities.
Guests staying at Monaco di Mezzo enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 120 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa guesthouse include an outdoor tennis court, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 110 reviews