We were very comfortable in this hotel for our one night stay. The rooms with two full size beds have a separate room for one bed so our daughter was able to sleep early, which is usually a problem for us on vacation. Comfortable beds and bathrooms with soft towels. Dinner was good (not delicious, but satisfactory), although the hotel restaurant did not open for dinner until 8:30. Breakfast was minimal, meats and cheeses and pastries along with a hard boiled egg. You are far from anywhere else, and the town of Gravina is several miles away, so you definitely need a car.
"La Camera Ducale Relais", within the tourist accommodation Murgia Village, in the countryside of Gravina in Puglia, is the …More
We chose this hotel because of other reviews. It's very clean and comfortable. Rooms similar in size to those in the U.S. The air conditioning works well, the bathroom is nice with the traditional small shower, the internet is fee-based, and parking is free and secure in a garage. We ate at the hotel restaurant twice as there were limited choices within walking distance. The prices were fair and the food is fine, but nothing special. Overall, we were satisfied with the choice. It's clearly one of the nice hotels in the area.
We stayed at La Casetta for two weeks and had a great time. The owner, Gianfranco, is very welcoming and hospitable. He did everything he could to make us feel at home. If you don't speak Italian he has an English friend who he can call in to translate. The continental breakfast is very good and Gianfranco can adapt it to your taste. It includes fresh fruit, local ham and cheese, and freshly baked bread and pastries. Gianfranco is a mine of information about what to see, where to eat, local festivals and information about the Puglian way of life. Guest accommodation is separate from the house so guests are independent and there is plenty of secure parking. La Casetta has a beautiful garden with views over the olive trees towards the sea, great to relax in. The property is set in a quiet rural location but is well placed to if you want to get out and visit places of interest. The local olive trees are amazing - some are several hundred years old.
We arrived late and the manager of the Hotel was there to greet us, even though the plane was delayed. Every day the reception, the waiting staff, and other members of the team were on hand to help and answer any query we had to do with sight seeing, dinner arrangement or similar (by the way the food was EXCEPTIONAL and even though one of the chefs was in awe of Gordon Ramsey, the dishes and meals the hotel team of chefs produced was second to none - both at breakfast time and dinner which you could also book to have on the premises).
The hotel boasts of the quiet ambiance and tranquillity it imparts and this is very much the case - it is an ideal place to relax when coming out from a busy pace of life and work, be it lazing by the pool in the shade or full sun or strolling round the green premisses. It is an oasis of calm and crickets which do not take a break during the hottest part of the day, with a clear sky you can observe the stars effortlessly during the evening. It also hosts wedding ceremonies and we were kindly shown the preparations for the one taking place the Saturday of our departure (they were hosting 3 over the whole weekend!) - it was a truly enchanting environment, decorated and organised to the highest degree to please the customers. If we were to get married again, we would have no doubts about having our reception there! Overall, a fabulous experience - just what we needed for a week in Puglia.
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