Eremo della Giubiliana, Ragusa
|Contrada da Giubiliana, 97100, Ragusa, Ragusa, Sicily, ITALY.|
Description: Eremo della GiubilianaSituated in the heart of the Val of Noto of the Iblean highlands, with a panorama of the Mediterranean, the Eremo della Giubiliana boasts an ancient tradition of Hospitality. Eremo della Giubiliana is not in the town but in the coutryside between Ragusa and Marina di Ragusa. Eremo della Giubiliana offers excellent rooms and an exceptional gastronomical experience, which can be enjoyed either in the dining room "Don Eusebio", the Crypt or in the Courtyard.
Enjoy prestigious halls, rooms furnished with valuable antique furniture, and an atmosphere elegance and refinement. Using original materials and maintaining ancient pitch stone and limestone floorings and furnishings, the central part of the fortified Eremo was lovingly restored keeping strictly to historical integrity. The warm welcome gets you involved by immediately making you feel at home, as expected for an old Sicilian countryside residence. The owners are directly involved and supported by a caring and professional staff, which guarantees the guests a discreet familiarity.
The rooms have been converted from the friars' cells, and have all the comforts, telephone, TV, air conditioning and private bathrooms, furnished with old Sicilian style furniture and original household goods which make them quite different from the usual hotel bedrooms.
Type of rooms: Eremo della Giubiliana13 rooms, 6 suites and 5 cottages with direct phone lines, mini-bar, safe, hair dryer, Sky TV, internet connections for your lap top computer.
"Standard and Superior" rooms The rooms are all very special and different one from each other, with the original pitch stone floorings, wrought iron beds and old furniture; all bathrooms are private and have bath-tub with shower. Bedrooms, some on the first floor and some others on the main floor with access for disabled people, look over the aromatic "Hortus" characterized by a plenty of typical Mediterranean aromatic plants, centuries-old olive trees, and an old "Arab" fountain.
"Corte Araba" Deluxe Room It is on the first floor, with its high vaults and wonderful pitched pavement. It has a great terrace viewing the "Corte Araba" and the private garden too. You can also see the uncontaminated countryside of the Highlands. Its final view is the sea connecting Sicily to the island of Malta. Original old furniture, Persian carpets and a big bathroom with whirlpool overlook the "Corte Araba".
"Alcova" Deluxe Room On the first floor, in the northern part of it, this beautiful room is characterised by a high wrought iron bed (as originally in Sicily) staying under the typical "alcova" with barrel-vaults. The pavement is made with pitch-stone. It has a big bathroom with whirlpool and a great evergreen terrace overlooking the "archaeological park" and the "Antiquarium". Original old furnishings and oriental carpets characterise this intimate deluxe room, particularly fit to couples on honey moon.
"Suite Grande" It overlooks the stone courtyard dominated by a large palm tree and it develops on two levels: on the main floor a refined living room is dominated by a 18thcentury sacristy-vestry. On the upper floor, to which the main floor is connected through a staircase with the original 18th-century chestnut wood balustrade, there are the bedroom and the big bathroom with bathtub. The ground floor, on request, can be connected to another double room with toilet. (This Suite is particularly indicated for families with children).
"Frate Nero" Suite It owes its name to the black cross engraved on the white stoned wall within it and to the black tunic the Malta monk-knights used to wear. It is all on the ground floor and it is characterised by thick stone walls and white stoned pavement. All its furniture is very antique with original Modica chests of the XVII century, old Persian carpets, damask arm-chairs, whirlpool. (High class for a very low cost).
"Torre del Canonico" Suite So called because it was used by the owner's uncle, the "Canonico" Ignazio Nifosì, Camerlingo at the San Giorgio cathedral in Ragusa Ibla and renowned scholar of local history and archaeology. The tower of the XV century consists of three floors. On the ground-floor there's a living-room and private utilities. On the first floor there's the bedroom with vaults and capitals of the XV century; it overlooks the private garden and the "Corte Araba". From the tower's terrace you can clearly see the highlands, the coast and Malta as well.
"Suite della Guardia" It's one of the oldest parts of the Eremo della Giubiliana; originally it used to be the area of the guards of the San Giovanni order. It is all on the ground-floor, with its charming and old white stoned pavement. It has a very high ceiling with chestnut-wooden beams and it's symmetrically divided in two parts by a big stone arch. A little medieval door leads you to the bathroom overlooking the garden; it has two pitched sinks and a whirlpool. The sitting area is characterised by an old stone chimney and a wonderful sofa of the XVIII century with damask tapestry; big drawers and chests of the XVII century. Old oriental carpets and antique furnishings complete this suite's charm, making of it one of the most brilliant suites of the Eremo.
"Suite Torre" Settled in the grounds of the ancient sighting tower (XV century), the oldest part of the Eremo and the most exclusive, it is made up of two big stone-vaulted rooms dominated by an old fireplace; the bedroom is restored out of the ancient knights' dungeon. The Suite opens to a charming inner courtyard with stone floorings, and it is furnished with some of the most important pieces, while in the first hall, the "gun room", a collection of valuable ancient weapons is exhibited. This Suite, on request, can be connected to the Grand Master's Suite by an internal staircase. (Due to the historical importance on the structure, this suite is penalized with a narrow bathroom with shower only).
"Grand Master's Suite" In 1526 the Grand Master of the Order of Saint John passed by on taking possession of the islands of Malta. The summer residence of the Nifosì family since the first half of the 18th-century, the "Grand Master's suite" is located on the upper floor of the oldest part of the Eremo with the entrance through the old stone staircase; it consists of a lobby, the Grand Master's bedroom and a 18th-century-style sitting room with fireplace. Two balconies hold out on the garden and the private court with an extraordinary view of the Highlands, the coast and Malta island. The Suite is offered to guests with all the original household goods of the Nifosì family, making it one of the most refined and exclusive accommodation in the Eremo.
The Eremo della Giubiliana even offers to its guests the "stone cottages" belonging to the estate. Located in the middle of the property and 400 meters from the main structure of the Eremo, they dominate with a fantastic view over the wide horizon of the Highlands and the sea. Some of the stone cottages are restored out of the old peasant houses dating from the 18th century, like the "Ziu Austinu" houses, while some are new constructions built in the same style. All are fenced with typical stone walls, and have their own parking, private garden and veranda with big stone barbecue. The interiors are luxuriously furnished and finished with white stone floorings, exposed beam ceilings, stone fireplace, kitchenette, mini bar and air conditioning. Bathrooms have a large bath-tub with windows overlooking the garden. For the cottages, guests can choose between the usual hotel service or self-catering weekly stays; both options give to the guest all the same services that the Eremo and its staff are happy to provide to the standard room guest. Moreover the cottages are directly connected to our private runway so that private pilots deciding to make a stop at the Eremo della Giubiliana can park their own aircraft in the grass field in front of their cottage. A new hospitality concept for guests who appreciate freedom.
Additional information: Eremo della Giubiliana
Private Airfield: (0.8Km) with hanger and refueling facilities (Avgas 100/LL Mogas and Aviation oils). Excursion with the hotel private plane is possible.
Mountain bikes available.
Private beach 8Km from the hotel.
Getting there: follow directions to Ragusa, then turn on SP 25 heading towards Marina di Ragusa. At km 7.5 you will find a little crossroad and a whit sign to the private aviosuperficie (airstrip). turn onto this road and it will lead you directly to the hotel.
Easter, Apr 21-Jun 6, 2011.
August 1-31, 2011
Christmas 2011: Dec 26, 2011 - Jan 9, 2012
Cancellations made more than 8 days prior to scheduled arrival are not penalized.
Cancellations made less than 7 nights prior to scheduled arrival are charged 1 night.
HOT DEAL/NO SHOW/EARLY DEPARTURE
No-shows and Early Departures (leaving prior to scheduled check-out date) are charged 100% of the original booking.
Cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival are not penalized.
Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival are charged 1 night.
HOT DEAL/NO SHOW/EARLY DEPARTURE No-shows and Early Departures (leaving prior to scheduled check-out date) are charged 100% of the original booking.
Group Bookings (more than 7 rooms)
Cancellations or changes made more than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival are not penalized.
Cancellations made 29-14 nights prior to scheduled arrival are charged 75% of the total booking for each room cancelled.
Cancellations made 13-0 nights prior to scheduled arrival are charged 100% of the original booking (each room).
The deadline for making cancellations is 18:00 (6:00 pm) local time (Ragusa, Italy).
LAST MINUTE 15% OVER OUR BEST AVAILABLE RATE
for bookings confirmed within 5 days prior arrival (May and June 2012). The rate is prepayment and not refundable
Number of rooms: 24
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: XV century.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, Italian.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
GPS Coordinates: 36° 51' 38.80'' N 14° 37' 58.40'' E
Nearest airport: Private Airstrip, On Site - Catania-Fontanarossa, 90 Km