Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana5.0 out of 5.0
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This is a beautiful very old eremo that was completely remodeled and turned into a classy hotel. The service is impeccable. The restaurant is excellent. If you are used to modern hotels and have no experience traveling in the South of Italy, you may find the rooms small and the bed uncomfortable. But if you are well travelled, you will find this hotel perfect for a long stay, sighting the late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto. Most cities are less than half an hour away. There are also many beautiful beaches very closed by car.
We stayed here for three nights and had a good stay. We initially had booked one if the cottages off the air strip. These are significantly cheaper than their rooms in the main house. The cottages are about a three minute drive to the main house. They provide bikes so you can ride your bike there. I liked our room in the cottage. Very nice touches and comfortable. 0ne annoying aspect of this room category is that the shower tub combo has no attachments on the wall for the sprayer. So you have to hold it over your head which makes showering difficult. An easy fix which I am not sure why the hotel has not made it! We heard a lot of noises under the roof during the night and it kept my partner up. They inspected the next day and explained some "country animals" had made it in there. They offered to upgrade us to the main house and we had a beautiful deluxe room there with an indoor jacuzzi. I appreciated that. Staff very friendly, but a touch formal for my taste. The only thing that bothered me was constant asking where we are eating. It seemed they wAnted us to eat in their restaurant which we did not. Breakfasts were a wonderful affair. Excellent food and excellent service. You could order their special eggs for an extra fee. They gave a special breed of chickens that are free range and the eggs are truly delicious and some of the preparations are quite fancy including the possibility of caviar. The property is beautiful. Pool is very very small and "natural". No chemicals are used. Water was quiet cool.
THE hotel is a historical site, well renovated and beautifully kept. We had the tower room , three levels, two terraces, fantastic view, a pity the weather was not very good so....April is April. The welcome was impeccable with the front desk Jessica and the concierge Angelo waiting for us at the entrance. A drink of almonds "milk", delicious, was offered in the welcoming entrance salon. The rooms impeccably clean, good lightning, sober furnishings in holding with the monacal past of the building ( les Chevaliers de Malte). A bottle of good wine and a nice fruit basket were welcoming us in the suite. They had been refreshed (almost) everyday, though an open half bottle disappeared unexpectedly but has been replaced with a full one when we pointed out our astonishment. The staff has been very welcoming , polite and helpful and I thank Jessica, Angelo and Stefano for their help and graciousness. The breakfast table was varied and fresh but I missed the fact that nobody inquired about if, by chance, one would have wanted a soft boiled egg or a freshly prepared omelette. Only hard boiled eggs and one day scrambled eggs under lock. The great disappointment for us ( four persons) was the food in the beautifully looking restaurant. The menu did not please us, somehow the offering both pretentious and lacking in real mastery and regional know how . As a starter I had been served obviously rewarmed caponata lacking both in texture and taste , poised on a piece of rewarmed polenta. As a main a médaillon of turkey that appeared every night on the menu and was also obviously not prepared at the moment but just warmed up. Not tasty, more style than substance. I am an experienced cook and restaurant client and I hope that the management should understand that the restaurant must improve. The cook himself was a very sympathetic young man who greeted us the first night, it is not easy to complain when somebody is so nice but..... All in all we liked the place, good , stylish accommodations , nice staff, not at all convinced by the restaurant.
Perfectly located outside of Ragusa, this fantastic private luxury hotel/home is the perfect place to stay if you want to reflect and relax. Staff are professional to the core but easily the most considerate and genuine folk ever. Staff at their Michelin level restaurant are discrete and aware of your every needs. Jessica and margherita at reception are super warm and attentive. We went on 2 tours with their amazing mobile concierge Lorenzo and boss Roberto. They have this amazing odd couple rapport and constantly bicker on whose hometown is better.... If you ever go on one of their many nature/ historical/cultural tours, make sure to ask them which is better? Ragusa or modica and watch the Sparks fly! This is early the best accommodation we have ever stayed at, and would gladly come back at any given opportunity!
Tucked in the countryside midway between Ragusa and Marina di Ragusa, this place is the ideal location for getting away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel is set well away from any main roads with countryside virtually as far as the eye can see (with a far-away glitter of the sea). The grounds are extensive and ideal for a quick saunter around and, once returned to the hotel you will find that the staff will go out of their way to make you feel completely at home. I just loved the place and I will very certainly going back. Oh . . . and by the way . . . you will just HAVE to try dinner at the hotel restaurant: the chef is imaginative and very very good. Would recommend it to anyone.
Tucked away in the Southern Sicilian countryside behind electronic gates is the gorgeous Eremo Della Giubliana. This 14th Century Benedictine monastery has been exquisitely restored with great attention to detail into a small luxury hotel for the very discerning traveler. The exceptional quality of the experience is doubly enhanced by the delightful and welcoming staff. Being here in off season gave us the impression of being personal guests in an aristocratic Italian manor house. We were fortunate to have been upgraded to room 20 which boasts a large balcony on which we were able to enjoy the beautiful spring like weather. The kitchen is also outstanding featuring produce from the estate's own farms and created using ancient methods and recipes . Upon arrival we were welcomed with the estate's delicious signature almond milk and escorted to our room by the delightful Jessica. Lorenzo Floridiana, the concierge, personally prepared a full day, multi-page itinerary, complete with directions, local highlights and restaurant suggestions.
We loved this hotel, historic with all the comforts. It has a superb restaurant. The staff is very helpful in giving great directions for excursions! You must try the fresh pressed almond milk and the ricotta pear tart withhazelnut crust. It has its own air field among other things to plan your time there. Five stars! great for families, couples and individuals.
I stayed here back in October 2016 - it was one of the highlights of the trip. The staff, the atmosphere, the food, the room was all EXCEPTIONAL. I brought home some of their homemade olive oil that I'm cherishing every drop. I had a great dinner there - a truffle pasta that melted in my mouth. The breakfast spread was a expansive and included homemade cheese and scrumptious baked good. We went down to watch fresh ricotta being made on the farm and met the pigs. The grounds were so well tended, the building was so charming. I only wish I had stayed longer than one night.
What was unique about this one of many 5 Star Resorts is its ancient history and legacy. This is not in any way to belittle the warm welcoming service, attention to detail, beautifully appointed rooms and grounds. Neither should I omit to note the excellent food (the very reasonably priced pasta with truffle sauce, the tempura light fritters of baby cod were to die for)....by the way much of the produce, the milk, oil, honey, cheese, delicious prickly pears is organically produced on the property. What really appealed to me about this resort was how it encapsulates the lengthy history of Sicily. This property was inhabited from 500BC, as a small necropolis on the grounds testifies. There is also an ancient Roman well in the courtyard. It was explained to me that much of the furnishing in the main halls and some of the items in the rooms come from the private owner's family collection of antiques dating back hundreds of years We loved its setting in beautiful Sicilian landscape just outside the town of Ragusa which made it an excellent base to discover the Sicilian Baroque architecture in which we had a special interest as well as the ancient Greek city of Siracusa. The beautifully tended grounds and garden landscaping featuring typically Sicilian vegetation was a great refuge after a busy day taking in the sights of the surrounding Sicilian Baroque towns. It was great to get back to the tranquility and beauty of the Hotel after a 4-5 hour round trip drive to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to discover Sicily and its ancient history.
From the minute you arrive to the hotel, they make you feel welcome. The hotel located about 20 minutes from the town and that is one of the things that makes it so special. The hotel was an ancient monastery and the rooms are special and warm. Very clean and well preserved. The crew of the hotel helped us with advices of where to go what to see near by. In the hotel they have a fancy resturant. The food was very good and a great experience. We enjoyed there very much.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana places you 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Museo Archeologico Regionale Ibleo and 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from Iblean Archaeological Museum. This 5-star hotel has 23 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Marina di Ragusa Beach and Castle of Donnafugata are also within a 20-minute drive.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast served from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 23 individually furnished accommodations feature sitting areas. 24-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include private yards, minibars, and safes.
Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 140 per room one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and free use of bicycles.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 440 reviews