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I Giardini di Atena

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Via Montenegro, 181, 73023 Merine Apulia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived early Saturday evening to find that there was no shop on site as promised in the literature, without a car it was impossible to get anything anywhere. The packs of dogs roaming around were quite offputting, but not as bad as the youths gathering all around the place. The apartment was to say the least sparse. There were... More

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Monteroni di Lecce, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I come from Canada and I went to "Bistrot delle rose", after buying a coupon on Groupon, with some friends of mine. It has been an amazing choice: very nice place, very small price comparing to the quantity of food we ate...and above all...pizza was so delicious!! I think I'll go back again as soon as I can!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed here in May / June 2013. The resort is outside of Merine, a smallish town on the outskirts of Lecce. There really is nothing to Merine, except a couple of bars in the town / village center. The resort looks like a 1970's collection of Butlins apartments. This sounds worse than it actually is. There are lots of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We arrived in the evening, were surprised at the residence feel to it as it did not feel like a resort. Guest services was interesting as she did not really speak much English, but we were able to get checked in and to our room. Please note that they require 100 euros in cash as a deposit. The grounds are... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

L Giardini d Atena was eccelente! All the staff were very polite, though very few people spoke any English. That is to be expected. The resort was also a residence for locals to live in, which made the resort very family orientated. There is a lot of security which makes you feel safe. The cafe makes great cappuccinas, and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

First impressions were ok. We booked 2 rooms for 5 night mid June with a dog (golden retriever) in one of them. The website said it was dog friendly and did not say of which size. We arrived at reception to check in and we had to deal with a reluctant receptionist. She said our dog was of 'big size',... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

I spent one week at I Giardini di Atena. I booked online directly with the hotel. If you have a look at the pictures shown on the web site, you'll love the residence at first sight. Well, I need to say that not all that glitters is gold... And I Giardini di Atena was not as good as I expected... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2008

We stayed there from August 16th-30th. The resort is in the edge of the village Merine, 15 minutes of the centre of Lecce. We went there through our time-share company Interval International. The first impression wasn 't good, as we arrived early at 9:30' in the morning and we were told that we could not check-in till 13:00'. Although I... More

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Also Known As:
I Giardini Di Atena Italy/Province Of Lecce - Merine Apulia
Address: Via Montenegro, 181, 73023 Merine Apulia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Merine Apulia
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Merine Apulia
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — I Giardini di Atena 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wonderful City Resort opened all year long with 472 apartments of various types and all the facilities for a comfortable temporary or longer residence; Salento cooking and excellent service trips are also available on request 12 months out of 12;the Resort is situated between Lecce city of Art and the Adriatic coast. ... more   less 
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