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Hotel Palazzo Papaleo

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Via Rondachi 1, 73028 Otranto, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a 5 day weekend at the beginning of May and couldn’t have asked for anything better. It is wonderfully centrally located. The room was spacious and clean. It was the top hotel in the town but remains very traditional. So there was a bit of a feeling of staying at your aunt’s long-occupied rural Palacio rather... More 

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Ilha do Mel, PR
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling for almost a month...lots to compare and the Palazzo was a very good choice. Service v good...nice rooms...toiletries from Etro...linens and bath towels excellent. TV with choices of international channels. Breakfast specially good...homemade cake, pies, eggs, fruits.... And the hotel in the heart of the old town.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had booked a classic double room and got the wonderful surprise of a free upgrade to the suite when we got there - as it was the first time we stayed in a 5 star hotel, we do not know if this is standard practice to offer a suite when it hasn't been booked, but we appreciated the gesture.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Next to the Cathedral in the old centre of the beautiful city of Otranto, this hotel is just perfect. Rooms are very confortable with all amenities you expect to find in a five stars hotel. What was really superb was the breakfast, cakes and quiches just cooked in the premises (could you believe!?) by Lori and Mirella who were looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

great place to stay in Otranto - staff were very helpful, room clean and well maintained - had a mezzanine floor with sofa and large bathroom. Rooftop terrace great for breakfast and also an afternoon relax with a glass of wine

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Palazzo Papaleo and enjoyed it very much. It is located just next to the Cathedral inside the walls of Otranto, a very quiet place with a lot of history. We got the large family suite which has one large room with a firm king-sized bed and a smaller room with two twin beds (even though... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love this hotel! Location is just perfect, right in town next to the cathedral. We had a room with a balcony that looked right out to the sea and hung over an intersection of shopping streets. As we had been in the countryside for 2 weeks prior I enjoyed the noise of the town but if you want peace... More 

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I think this was my favourite Hotel of our journey. It is in the heart of the old town in a converted house with all mod cons. The breakfast on the rooftop courtyard was outstanding and beautiful views made it even better. The staff are of the highest quality and very friendly. The shared bar and lounge areas are delightful... More 

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Enjoyed staying in the heart of Otranto -- imagine being back in a 1950's family friendly boardwalk area with lots of restaurants, a beach, as well as history to see. BEWARE of getting to hotel -- it is not easy! Hotel is in the traffic limited zone. When we got there could not reach the car park recommended by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The main reason for choosing Palazzo Papaleo is the location; in the hearth of Otranto, so, in the hearth of the best town by the sea in Salento! (Just to give you an idea....the Basilica is so close that you feel "upset" by it!). The second is the quality of the structure; an old palace restored at perfection, very very... More 

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