Luxury hotel holiday Eremo della Giubiliana Sicily

The Eremo della Giubiliana was a convent dating from the 15th century and is now a 5-star deluxe hotel. The service here is personalised and there is 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 adds to the personal flavour. Rooms have been converted from the religious cells but all have modern comforts. The setting for the restaurant is in the great hall of the ancient refectory although on summer evenings service is outside in the ancient hortus conclusus. The hotel can arrange all sorts of experiences and excursions.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Catania
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Eremo della Giubiliana, near Ragusa

Eremo della Giubiliana is a 5-star deluxe, historic, boutique hotel in a beautiful natural location. The excellent local cuisine and indulgent spa facilities afford guests a truly relaxing experience, and a luxury taste of Sicily.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 deluxe

Location The hotel is 20-minutes' drive from Ragusa

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Catania Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is aout 90-minutes' drive from Catania airport

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. 

Complimentary

Complimentary Parking, Cycle Hire.

Out and about nearby

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, Mountain Biking (hotel provides suggested itineraries and excursions), Tennis, Archery, Fishing, Swimming and Water Sports on the beaches at Marina di Ragusa.

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The Giubiliana was magnificent and so friendly. We really enjoyed all their food. We would certainly stay there again and recommend to others.
Mr W, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,120

Holiday Code IE243

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Eremo della Giubiliana, near Ragusa

Room descriptions

Eremo della Giubiliana has 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)

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The Giubiliana was magnificent and so friendly. We really enjoyed all their food. We would certainly stay there again and recommend to others.
Mr W, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,120

Holiday Code IE243

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Eremo della Giubiliana, near Ragusa

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Eremo della Giubiliana in Sicily, our clients usually fly to Catania airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. If you are staying at this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we would include a hire-car for the itinerary.

Additional information

Minimum stays: A minimum stay of 2 nights applies on 11 April and from 30 to 31 December.

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

Special offers

Free night offer 2020 Book a stay of 5 nights and pay the price of 4 nights. Valid for stays all year round except August 2020. This offer is not combinable with any other offers.

Long stay offer 2020 Book a stay of 3 nights or more and receive a 15% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. Valid for stays all year round except August 2020. This offer is not combinable with any other offers.

Early Booking offer 2021 For bookings made before 31 March 2021 receive a 15% reduction. Valid for all dates except stays from 2 April to 6 April 2021 and from 29 December to 31 December 2021.

3 nights reduction Receive a 15% reduction for reservations with a minimum stay of 3 nights in Classic, Superior and Deluxe room types. Valid for all stays except for in August 2021.

1 Free night Receive 1 Free night for reservations of 5 nights in Classic, Superior, Deluxe and Suite. Valid for all stays except for in August 2021.

Suite reduction For stays between 7 January to 31 March 2021, 1 July to 31 July 2021, 1 October to 31 October and 1 November to 27 December receive a 15% reduction with a minimum stay of 2 nights. For stays between 1 April and 30 June, 1 September to 30 September and 28 December 2021 to 6 January 2022 receive a 10% reduction.

The Giubiliana was magnificent and so friendly. We really enjoyed all their food. We would certainly stay there again and recommend to others.
Mr W, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,120

Holiday Code IE243

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Eremo della Giubiliana, near Ragusa

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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