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Eremo della Giubiliana - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    Once a 15th century convent, the building was lovingly converted to a hotel in 1997. Now with a five-star deluxe status, the Eremo della Giubiliana offers fantastically personalised service and a pervading sense of authenticity. A daily-changing restaurant menu and the addition of antique family heirlooms to each of the rooms makes this hotel very unique. A luxuriously comfortable property set amidst forests, ancient stone walls, and the Hyblean Plateau, the Eremo della Giubiliana is well-suited to those looking for a long relaxing break in Sicily or a stop-off point on a larger tour of the neighbouring Aeolian Islands.

    You may wish to consider staying at the Eremo della Giubiliana as part of our Cookery Holiday in Sicily. Designed for at least 2 people, this four-night holiday includes two cookery lessons with the hotel restaurant's chef, perhaps based on making pasta, cutting meat, choosing vegetable accompaniments, or making Sicilian desserts. You also have the freedom to explore the local markets as well as the historic area around Ragusa. This holiday can be arranged on dates of your choice, and prices begin at £1,250 per person.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Complimentary parking, cycle hire

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Catania in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room
    From £1120 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Long stay benefits 2017(7)
      Stay at least 3 nights and save 15% off your stay. Valid for stays between 1 January - 31 July 2017 and 1 August - 31 December 2017. Valid for stays on bed and breakfast stays only. Not combinable with other offers.
    • Free night 2017
      Stay 5 nights for the price of 4 for stays between 1 January - 31 July 2017 and 1 August - 31 December 2017. Valid for stays on bed and breakfast stays only. Not combinable with other offers.
    • Length of stay offer 2018(7)
      Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive a 15% discount off stays from 7 January until 31 July 2018 and from 1 September until 31 December 2018. Offer is not valid on half or full board stays and is not combinable with any other offer.
    • 5 nights for the price of 4(4)
      Stay 5 nights for the price of 4 from 7 January until 31 July 2018 and from 1 September until 31 December 2018. Offer is not valid on half or full board stays and is not cumulative nor combinable with any other offer.
    • 15% Early Booking Offer Sicily for 2019
      Book before 31 March 2019 and receive a 15% discount on stays from 7 January 2019 until 6 January 2020. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • 15% longer stay offer Sicily for 2019
      Book now and receive a 15% discount on stays from 7 January 2019 until 6 January 2020. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • 5 nights for the price of 4 Sicily for 2019
      Book now and receive 5 nights for the price of 4 on stays from 7 January 2019 until 6 January 2020. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.

    Hotel code

    IE243

    Our opinion

    The Eremo della Giubiliana is a wonderfully individual,historic boutique hotel of charm offering a personal service and a real flavour of Sicily.

    Hotel description

    The unique guest house of Eremo della Giubiliana lies on the fertile plains between the historic town of Ragusa Ibla and the seaside resort of Marina di Ragusa (ten and seven kilometres away respectively). The architect Sr Nifosì, whose family inherited the property, converted it from a 15th Century convent with great respect for the original structure and opened it to guests in 1997. Heirlooms such as portraits and antique furniture, which have been passed down from generation to generation, feature in both the bedrooms and the public rooms. Even the original kitchen of the convent, with its ancient hearth and cooking utensils, has been preserved for display purposes. The thick stone walls, which were once used to protect the property from pirates, now create a cool and tranquil atmosphere. The Eremo della Giubiliana hotel’s restaurant specialises in local cuisine and many of the herbs and vegetables which are used as ingredients for the generous meals are to be found growing in the grounds surrounding the Eremo. The menu changes daily. A bountiful selection of fresh local produce also features in the full buffet breakfast. In the Eremo della Giubiliana’s cellar, which was the crypt of the original convent, there is an impressive collection of Sicilian wines, and visitors will find a bottle in their room on arrival.  The bedrooms, converted from monks’ cells, are simple but very comfortable and have beautifully elaborate wrought iron beds, fresh white walls and tiled floors. Guests also have access to a swimming pool in the private garden of the Nifosì family. The Eremo della Giubiliana hotel also offers a selection of excursions in its own light aircraft, by mountain bike, Land Rover or on foot and suggested itineraries are available. Eremo della Giubiliana in Ragusa provides a wonderfully homely base, ideal for short stays as part of a tour of southern Sicily. 

    Location

    Ragusa, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

    Official star rating

    5 deluxe

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About one and a half hour`s drive.

    Closest airport

    Catania

    Room types

    Eremo della Giubiliana offers 19 rooms and suites, plus 5 cottages. Each has bath and wc, satellite television, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer and telephone.
    Classic Double or twin.
    Superior Room.
    Deluxe Room.
    Suite Classic (Suite Grande).
    Suite Superior (Suite Frate Nero-Suite Torre Canonico).
    Suite Deluxe (Suite della Guardia).

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool (open May-October), Restaurant, Bar, Terraces, Excursions by light aircraft (bookable locally), Complimentary parking, Cycle hire, Room Service, Wellness treatments, Private beach 8kms from hotel. 

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The baroque town of Ragusa Ibla with its 18th century Church of San Giorgio and the beaches of Marina di Ragusa, Siracusa (outstanding Greek and Roman remains and archaeological museum), Piazza Armerina (3rd century Roman villa with superb mosaics), Taormina (picturesque streets and Greek amphitheatre), Agrigento (Valley of the Temples, birthplace of Luigi Pirandello).

    Sports nearby

    Walking and mountain bike riding (hotel provides suggested itineraries and excursions), Tennis, Archery, Fishing, Swimming and watersports on the beaches at Marina di Ragusa.

    Children

    A baby cot is available free of charge. Childrenaged 2 and under stay free of charge when sharing with parents. Additional beds can be added to selected rooms and suites for a fee..

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 2 nights applies on 31 March and from 30 to 31 December.

    Other information

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