Unique stunning location steeped in history and interesting past this beautiful small hotel is a historical site dominating the Mediterranean sea, in the midst of the pristine countryside.
Of the hyblean plateau. This property is perhaps one of the few hotels in Sicily where one truly feels the intriguing charm of the prestigious island.
Our site will make you discover the world of Eremo della Giubiliana in Ragusa: you will be able to choose and book your room, take a look at the menu and wine list, and sample our organically grown products. Thanks to the different programs available you will be able to decide which itinerary to take to discover the island or explore the nearby Mediterranean destinations reachable by private plane from the airfield at Eremo della Giubiliana.
The great arched hall of the ancient refectory used by the Knights of the Order of Saint John is the evocative setting for the Don Eusebio Restaurant. The hall opens wide its French windows towards the South to reveal a spectacular view of parkland strewn with twisted olive trees, set on a backdrop of the Mediterranean sea and the distant Maltese isles.
Paintings by 16th century Sicilian artists, ancient kneading troughs and a long refectory table complete the furnishings of this refined and suggestive ambience, which predisposes the guest to experience a journey back in time to the bygone flavours enjoyed by local landed gentry. The central part of the fortified Eremo was restored keeping strictly as it was in the past, also in it’s original materials, its ancient pitch stone and limestone floorings and its furnishings have been maintained. The type of warm welcome is the one expected for an old Sicilian countryside residence, with its simple but refined ceremonial. It will get you involved by immediately making you feel at home. This is also due to the land owners direct management 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. The Eremo has Classic double rooms, spacious Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms, Suites and stone Cottages belonging to the estate.
he Asphodelus wellness area at the Eremo is located in the most exclusive area of the park, in front of the archeological site tracing back to the V-III century B.C. Guests can enjoy the view through the large glass doors while sitting in the comfort area and drinking an infusion or lying directly on the grass among centuries-old olive trees to prolong the positive effect of one of the exclusive treatments based on natural elements, as the oil and the wine of the Eremo.
The WINE CELLAR AND WINE LIST
The Eremo della Giubiliana boasts a rather particular cellar, it being located in the medieval crypt situated beneath the Church of the Knights of the Order of Saint John.Accurately restored, with its stone walls and great arched setting, it contains more than 400 labels of the best Sicilian and foreign wines.
In The Crypt guests can appreciate the organic produce of the Nifosì smallholdings: the oils, the lard and the sausages of our black pigs from the Nebrodi Mountains and the sophisticated dishes on our “Masseria di Terra”and “Masseria di Mare” menus.
Classic and Superior
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
On the first floor, in the northern part of it, this beautiful room is characterized by a high wrought iron bed (as originally in Sicily) staying underthe typical "alcova", with barrel-waults. 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 characterize this intimate deluxe room, particularly fit to couples on honey moon.
Alcova Deluxe Room
On the first floor, in the northern part of it, this beautiful room is characterized 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 characterize this intimate deluxe room, particularly fit to couples on honey moon.
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 18th century 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).
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.