Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A pleasant hotel to visit Ragusa, scili and modica. The service is very kind. The black feather suite where we were, it was dark and overlooking the pool, would not recommend it. If I were in another location with multiple accommodations I would probably have given an average rating.
This is the most wonderful place to stay,beautiful,calm,full of history.An elegant and thoughtful restoration of a former commanderie of The Knights of St John of Malta.They. must have stood on the battlements looking out to sea waiting for the Saracen fleet to sweep down on to Malta. The gardens are very pretty and offer wonderful shade on these hot summer days. The breakfast is lovely and very varied featuring eggs from their own Sicilian Buttercup chickens and bacon from the organic Sicilian Black Pigs.A large variety of fresh fruit pastry and cakes not to mention the lovely coffee. However the best part of a stay at this lovely place is the staff.From senior Management to cleaners there is outstanding friendliness,kindness,and lots of local Knowledge . Nothing is too much trouble,you feel you are among friends. A stay at the Eremo is good for the soul.
Everything about this hotel was perfect. From the beginning to the end, the service was of an impeccable level. We went for a week which is relatively long for the usual Ragusa agenda (a lot of people move around or go for short breaks) but the hotel made sure we were always busy. The local area is full of Sicilian gems in the way of Ragusa, Modica, Scicl, and Syracuse slightly further away. We made the mistake of not arranging a car, which they subsequently helped arrange for us for a very reasonable price (and with debit cards, since neither of us own credit cards). The hotel and its setting is beautiful and very peaceful. Would go back anytime and recommend to all.
We stayed in one of the suites and it was very comfortable. The gardens were lovely and the pool inviting. We ate at the hotel most nights and they let us eat outside which was a pleasure. Breakfast was fresh and lovely.
I am going to gush about this classy resort and in particular, its executive manager, Angelo. My family stayed at this beautiful resort two weeks ago as part of an organized cycling trip. Alas, my husband fell hard from his bicycle one day and had to go to the local hospital's urgent care center. We spent 8 (inefficient) hours at the hospital on Day 1, and were told we had to return to the hospital on Day 2 for further medical evaluations. When I started enquiring at the resort's reception desk about the complexity of the logistics to get my injured husband there and back (we had no car), access to a translator, etc. Angelo the Executive Manager volunteered to take us personally in his car to the hospital the next day !! Not only did we get a ride from the resort to the hospital, but Angelo stayed with us, acted as our personal translator and patient advocate for 6 hours (the hospital staff spoke only Sicilian), and then drove us to our next group destination in Siracusa, one hour away!! All this in his own car and on his own time! We were floored by this exceptional demonstration of kindness and thoughtful personal service. Meanwhile, back at the resort, our kids were kindly looked after by the attentive staff, and our family found the entire resort to be a relaxing respite from the accident-related worries. Apart from this knock-our-socks off service, the resort itself has much to recommend it. The site is full of history dating back several centuries, and the food+wine are outstanding using local ingredients. We dined outdoor in their beautiful courtyard one night and had room service the next. My massage at the spa was awesome.The breakfast, a full and lovely buffet, was among the best I've had in luxury hotels not just in Sicily, but in all Italy. The culture of any organization or business really depends on the attitudes and the examples set at the top. We wish to thank the staff and owners of Eremo della Giubilana as well as Angelo, the Executive Manager, for showing us what classy and caring guest service really looks like. We can not thank Angelo enough, and we look forward to returning to Eremo to fully experience what we did not have enough time to savor due to the accident. After this unexpected experience, we feel as though our faith in humanity has been greatly restored. Grazie mille!
A return visit having stayed here last year. This is a fantastic hotel run by a wonderful team that take great pride in making your visit a very special one. The cooking class with Giorgio, the fantastic food, the tours, a lovely pool and diner under the stars are all recommended! A real family feel - a place to unwind and let the world go by. Treat yourself - the team will spoil you!
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!
- 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 456 reviews