Just got back from 2 weeks at Il Palmento and it was a lovely stay for my wife & I. The hotel is set in a quite and beautiful location, with all accomodation in traditional trullis. We were in a modern room which was simple, basic and spotlessly clean. The room consisted of a bedroom and shower/bathroom - it had a chair to sit on but could've done with some more seating to sit inside. The pool area is lovely with lots of sunbeds and a pool bar. The restaurant is also nice, with lots of tables etc. We had 3 meals there and had no complaints plus breakfast every day. Breakfast is both plentiful and varied - lots of stuff to eat!
The only drawbacks were the distinct lack of staff. Il Palmento seems to have become like a lot of European hotels - struggling for bookings in the current climate and making cutbacks accordingly. Reception isn't/wasn't manned all the time (we had to leave the key on checking out as there was no-one there) and the Pool Bar had no-one manning that either. Staff are multi-tasking - one waiter also acted as the pool cleaner and most seemed to be working both morning and evening shifts as did a lot of staff. All, though, were extremely polite, friendly and welcoming - I couldnt fault them in any way. There just wasnt enough of them. As a result, lots of odd jobs need doing around the hotel - wheel on sunbeds, umbrella repair, towel rails dropping etc. Air con worked only intermittantly - this was an 'external' problem not related to the hotel and wasnt a major issue to us as its cooler in Sep. All this doesnt detract from the hotel - I would recommend this hotel to family and friends
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- Also Known As:
- Il Palmento Locorotondo, Italy - Puglia