The hotel is placed in a good location and very well maintained. The staff is kind and trying to help. Unfortunately is very difficult to reach it by car if you rely on GPS only. Only after the staff instructions it can be reached by a convenient and non-dangerous road.
Made up of five separate adobes and seven Trullis (traditional conical houses), this hotel, 50 kilometres from Bari and …More
We chose the hotel for it's location within easy striking distance of Brindisi Airport and yet with a beachfront location. The rooms had interesting modernist styling and the pool was lovely but the hotel itself is quite a long way back from the sea. When we were there we were in a small minority of independent travellers and the hotel was filled with several different package tours. Because there was a gala dinner for the package holidaymakers it was quite difficult to get dinner -- the hotel staff told us that the restaurant was closed and to eat in the hotel we needed to join the gala dinner but that turned out not to be true. 30 minutes later, we were allowed into the restaurant but the food was not great. Verdict: convenient location and nice pool but find somewhere else to eat.
DocBee from Winchester, UK
The Hotel, inaugurated in April 1992, consists in a refurbished ancient homestead, a fortified rural complex, typical of the …More
This is really a great location overlooking Ostuni & only a couple of minutes drive from the main historic centre. Whilst it is fair to say that the hotel does need quite significant investment to refurbish the rooms in particular, it is great value for money with fantastic views of the "Città Bianca & the Puglia coast. The pool area was very nice & a bonus that it was actually open so early in the season. We ate at the hotel a couple of times & whilst nothing special the food was fine & actually much better value than we had in a couple of the town's restaurants. The drinks in particular were really cheap compared with town with beers at €2 & a bottle of wine from €12! The general service & friendliness of the staff was the best part of the experience however & this always goes a long way to forgiving the fact that the hotel was old fashioned & badly in need of refurbishment & modernisation. And with that view I think that there can be few if any locations to beat it.
We were looking for a beach hotel that was a bit more upscale. We knew that the location catered mostly to Italian guests. I speak no Italian, but my wife is fluent. Because of the way we were treated, we would have stayed elsewhere had we not pre-paid the room.
Front desk personnel, pretended not to see us at first. When we finally got their attention, they processed us with all of the friendliness (and efficiency) of the DMV. Upon completion of the check-in process, we had to submit to wearing a colored armband, which had to be worn the entire stay (sleep, shower, meals, even when off-site).
Internet was in the lobby only. The room was clean, but sparsely-furnished with the characteristically-Italian hard mattress and wicker sofa. Light in the bathroom was poor, and although there was closet space, they provided no drawers or suitcase stands.
We found that the hotel catered to families, because the place was overrun with unruly children. Meals were served buffet style; no al la carte. Food quality was good, selection was average, and service was non-existent.
Beach was a 10 minute walk from the hotel. It was nice, but small, compared to the size of the hotel. Towels were not available at the beach, but each could be rented at the front desk for 5€ deposit and a 3€ cleaning fee.
Considering that it was a beach hotel with no view of the beach, I would say that when I return to the area, I will avoid this hotel.
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