“Nestled in the heart of Montalbano country outside Ragusa, Eremo della Giubliana is a former monastery (‘eremo’ means ‘hermitage’) which has been turned into a smart hotel that still provides the warm hospitality of a family-run establishment – the Nifosi family’s elderly nonna can often be seen in the kitchen overseeing meal preparation. The 13 cosy former monks’ rooms retain their monastic charm, boasting artefacts, faded oriental rugs and enormous beds with crisp sheets – the hotel’s massive walls and dark shutters ensure sleep is undisturbed. Those seeking more privacy or space should opt for one of six suites or five cottages. Traditionally tiled bathrooms invite guests to bathe in the hotel’s orange-tinged, health giving waters. Downstairs is a charming relic-filled lounge, but the piece de resistance is a beautifully restored dining room with stone walls, timbered ceiling and central arch - a glorious setting for the ample continental breakfast or dinner cooked by renowned chef Don Eusebio. Explore the ancient necropolis and flower-filled courtyards or the pool set in a lush garden; there’s even a private runway from which guests can book air tours. A luxurious sanctuary in the Sicilian countryside.”
Written by Vicki Power
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Eremo della Giubiliana is a charming hotel set in a historical residence. A vacation spent at Eremo della Giubiliana will be one to remember! Whether you decide to spend it in the peacefulness of Eremo, protected by its thick walls or going for walks through the park or the medieval trails.
Eremo della Giubiliana is not just an Hotel, it is a state of mind, a place where you can start a new and regenerating life for the whole of the stay.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Eremo della Giubiliana is located in the centre of South East Sicily. You can reach all the most important towns of the area in 10/20 minutes, the sea is just 10 minutes by car and you can even visit Noto and Siracusa, the wonderful mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina or Agrigento in one day excursion.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Our Breakfast is a mix between Continental and Mediterranean Breakfast comprising local products like Ricotta cheese, Ragusano Dop cheese, sweet or savoury handmade pies, fresh fruits and vegetables from our garden, bacon and scrambled eggs.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The area is full of great restaurants but we recommend our Don Eusebio Restaurant where the Chef prepares typical Sicilian dishes with fresh ingredients, most of them taken from our garden.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The most popular room types are the Deluxe rooms. Featuring both balconies and Jacuzzis in the bathroom these rooms are the best option for all occasions. If you are looking for something very special our 4 suites are absolutely amazing and all different. Let us know which kind of experience you would like to have and we will suggest the right room.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Eremo della Giubiliana offers an experience enhanced by our hospitality, service, the beauty of the place, its atmosphere and relaxed feel. After a stay at Eremo della Giubiliana you will be not only a customer but a friend.”