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Set in a historical residence just a few miles south of the stunning hilltop town of Ragusa in southeast Sicily, Eremo Della Giubiliana is a charming place to stay. With a rich historical past and plenty of attractive architectural details from the ancient pitch stone and limestone floorings to the old Sicilian style furniture, this is the ideal place to stay for anyone with a love of the past.
There are 22 air-conditioned rooms in total that cater well for families and couples alike. Steeped in history, there are many original features still intact making these rooms quite unlike the usual hotel bedroom. The accommodation ranges from the Classic and Superior rooms overlooking the Horus (enclosed garden) to the deluxe Grand Master Suite complete with a lobby, 18th century style living room with a fireplace and two balconies with impressive views of the Highlands, coast and Malta island.
Dine in the great arched hall of the ancient refectory and enjoy food that is entirely home grown and lovingly prepared including warm, homemade bread and pasta. With spectacular views of parkland strewn with twisted olive trees, set on a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and the distant Maltese isles, the challenge here is looking away long enough to focus on your food!
On balmy summer days take a refreshing dip in the pool to the soundtrack of animals and the busy working farm, or go on a short drive to the beach and swim in the sea. Indulge in a relaxing massage in the hotel's small treatments room and explore the stunning surroundings on two wheels using one of the hotel's bikes.
Nick, Original Traveller