Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges

A volcanic getaway on Sicily’s historic eastern coast

As you take your first quiet step into Donna Carmela’s subtropical gardens, nature takes the spotlight. Scents of the Mediterranean punctuate the backdrop as you wind your way through leafy lawns to your lodge. With just a handful of rooms dotted among lush greenery it’s the perfect starting point to explore eastern Sicily and the Ionian Coast.

From sea views to mountain landscapes, each unique lodge is tailored for relaxation and peaceful seclusion. Lie back in stylish comfort in the treetop Flora lodge, or one of the several spacious suites with Etna or sea-facing views. A getaway for both body and mind, the interiors bring together design and sustainability. As well as little extras: a panoramic terrace, a lava stone hot tub or your own private garden.
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Reconnect with the earth and experience the living energy of the island’s active volcano. Hike, sail or quad bike around Mount Etna taking in the island of Trinacria, the Aeolian coasts and the historical hilltop town, Taormina. Top it off with a visit to nearby winery Pietradolce, on the Northern slopes of the mountain. And the summer months bring with them the Radicepura Garden Festival, synonymous with exquisite Mediterranean landscape architecture.
 

Enjoy your stay!


26 Rooms |  2 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.7 /5

356 reviews

Family

Family Friendly

Fine

Fine Dining

Country

Country House Hotel

Wine

Wine Experience

From garden to garnish

Well-travelled chef, Piergiorgio Alecci, takes the helm at La Cucina di Donna Carmela. Bringing the hotel’s garden produce direct to the table, Pergiorgio’s menu is a nod to the Mediterranean sights and citrus scents that fragrance the hotel grounds. Refined combinations and Sicilian specialties are elevated by his culinary team, which includes a pastry chef and sommelier. Meanwhile in the vaults of the Wine Cellar, you can request treasures from award-winning wineries the world over, as well as the best from around the region.
 

Lava is all you need

Magma-formed rocks rising from the ocean at Aci Trezza; the Greco-Roman amphitheatre built into the hillside at Taormina: the eastern coast of Sicily is alive with historic beauty. And while the island’s resident celebrity, Mount Etna, tends to get the lion’s share of the glory, the cultural richness of the region is tangible. From vineyards and wine tours to boat excursions and cooking classes, you’ll return home with your heart (and your belly) full.
 

Independent Minds: Mario Faro

Planting a seed which started on the slopes of Mount Etna with a Mediterranean nursery of citrus plants has since blossomed into a nature-inspired collection of bio-architecture lodges. Nurtured by the Faro family for nearly half a century, their latest volcanic venture is an immersion in the subtropical beauty of Sicily’s eastern coast.

 

Covid-19 Measures

  • At check-in guests will be detected body temperature through a thermo-scanner. In addition, the entire Resort team will perform daily temperature control. The registration of guests will be accelerated, favouring the pre-registration of documents, requesting them in advance from guests or booking agencies.
  • Guests will always wear the mask in closed common areas. In common outdoor areas, the mask will be worn when it is not possible to respect the distance of at least 1 meter, with the exclusion of the inside of your own household. 
  • All detergents and disinfectants used have an antibacterial and antiviral effect certified in accordance with the anti Covid-19 provisions. Continuous daily sanitation of all common areas and all critical points of contact (handrails, elevator buttons, door handles, sun loungers and relaxation areas, fitness equipment, etc.
  • Special deep cleaning, disinfection of all rooms before the arrival occupation. At check-in day, we will also be applying a special seal that ensures that the room has been sanitized with the necessary disinfection procedures. Daily cleaning of rooms according to current hygiene protocols.
  • The entire bedroom linen will be washed and sanitized by an external professional laundry according to certified procedures. Cleaning staff will wear protective masks (mouth/nose) and protective gloves. Continuous training of our employees is provided to ensure compliance and strict application of all preventive measures.

Our rooms

From $349 

Superior Room


Sleeps 2
King

Junior Suite


Sleeps 2
King

Flora Lodge


Sleeps 2
King

Two-Floor Junior Suite


Sleeps 3
King

Jacuzzi Romantic Lodge


Sleeps 3
King

Jacuzzi Family Lodge


Sleeps 4
King

Jacuzzi Exclusive Suite


Sleeps 3
King

Jacuzzi Gran Suite


Sleeps 6
King

Jacuzzi Sicilian Villa


Sleeps 4
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.7 /5

4.7

356 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Oasis in the Area of Catania

The staff at the Donna Carmela make the different......helpfull and very charming you feel the warm welcome. I love the breakfast in the morning with a high quality food. And my room number 2 with 2 floor was amazing. The green garden are a real oasis in the place with a view to the Etna. The place are Read more[SPLIT]Read lesssafe and you can sleep well with a open windows at the night. But the housekeeping need a improvement .....forget the refill and the floor are not cleaning every day.

By S.Michael Nov ’21 Trip Type Couple


Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges, Italy

5

(based on 1 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Oasis in the Area of Catania

The staff at the Donna Carmela make the different......helpfull and very charming you feel the warm welcome. I love the breakfast in the morning with a high quality food. And my room number 2 with 2 floor was amazing. The green garden are a real oasis in the place with a view to the Etna. The place are Read more[SPLIT]Read lesssafe and you can sleep well with a open windows at the night. But the housekeeping need a improvement .....forget the refill and the floor are not cleaning every day.

By S.Michael Nov ’21 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Outdoor
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bar
Bar
Golf
Golf
Tennis
Tennis court
Room
Room service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wedding services
  • Aerobics Classes

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wedding services
  • Aerobics Classes
  • Personal trainer
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop
  • Elevators
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court

Food And Drinks

Pair distinctly Sicilian flavours with ‘the art of drinking’ as you experience two elegant dining options. La Cucina di Donna Carmela is an eno-gastronomic celebration of authentic Italian cuisine. Sintesi takes you on a local tasting tour using the finest home-grown ingredients. And the sophisticated Rizo Bar and Wine Cellar provides over 300 labels of fine wine to perfectly complement your meal.

Rizo Bar

Rizobar is the space dedicated to the art of drinking well. A modern and sophisticated location where you can taste a wide selection of fine distillates skilfully mixed by our barmen. The taste for aesthetics is embodied in the creativity of garnish and the elegance of every single drink.

Sintesi by the pool

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Sintesi is a compendium of the best local tradition. From appetizer to dessert the Restaurant Sintesi is designed for those who love the flavors and authentic tastes. From the raw materials of our garden to the products of the area to enhance the traditions of the typical Sicilian cuisine.

La Cucina di Donna Carmela

La Cucina di Donna Carmela - pure exaltation of the flavours of Sicily and authentic Italy thanks to our chef Piergiorgio Alecci. A work of eno-gastronomic research that goes deep and beyond the raw material declined in different tasting proposals that seal taste - understanding and experience. The secret ingredients are the love we made and the fresh products from our garden.

La Cucina di DonnaCarmela

La Cucina di Donna Carmela - pure exaltation of the flavours of Sicily and authentic Italy thanks to our chef Piergiorgio Alecci. A work of eno-gastronomic research that goes deep and beyond the raw material declined in different tasting proposals that seal taste - understanding and experience. The secret ingredients are the love we made and the fresh products from our garden.

Spa

Combine a gentle workout in the gym with an invigorating massage, and be wrapped in wellness the Sicilian way. Spa therapists will tailor your treatment using exclusive products with sustainability and luxury at the heart. Or request Donna Carmela’s own personal trainer for a bespoke session in the bright and modern setting of the fitness room.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges

Via Contrada Grotte 7

Carruba di Riposto

95018

Italy

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1100

Where is it?

44 kms to airport Fontanarossa

120 kms to airport Comiso

269 kms to airport Punta Raisi

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