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Zenit Hotel Salento
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via Adriatica ang. via Ferrando, 73100 Lecce, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Lecce
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One word - WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Words cannot express how spectacular the service in this hotel is (Giuseppe and Annalisa in particular should be given some SERIOUS bonuses, for helping us retrieve a personal item left in the hotel by mistake through some very serious obstacles that only ended 2-3 weeks after we left!!!). The standards in comparison with the rating and price - four star comfort, size and design with five or six star service, at a three star rate. Suffice it to say you will NOT regret your stay here - and by the way, don't let the adjacent restaurant's plain appearance and cutlery mislead you - it's excellent, with locals coming to dine there regularly by the throngs - make sure to have at least one dinner there. While it's very far from romantic or intimate, the richness of the menu and quality of the cooking, particularly in light of the affordable price and hotel guest special offer, is awesome. Only drawback is the distance - you'll need to walk app. 1-1.5 kms (or drive for a few minutes) to get to the historical centre (which is where the entire town hangs out every night, so it's where you'll want to be too, at least once or twice).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Although the weather wasn't good at all last week in Lecce, we enjoyed our holiday very much. Not the least by the friendly and helpful staff of the Zenit hotel. They made us really feel at home and they knew and answer of every question. One example: because the weather was better in the hills around Bari, about 170 km from Lecce, we decided to ride over there. The man behind the desk searched his all desk to find us a map of that region.
The Zenit hotel, with his spacious and clean rooms and excellent beds, is a very good base to explore Lecce and the beautyful Salento.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Anna Lisa gave us a warm welcome when we arrived after a long train journey from the north of Italy. The room was superb being clean and comfortable.

Anna Lisa and all the staff the week we were there, gave us great suggestions to help us enjoy the week. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel is outside of the old town of Lecce by about a 20 minute walk which we concluded was its benefit as a slow stroll home along the old town walls was a relaxing end to delicious dinners. For those with a car, Zenit is perfectly located to highway access out of the city for touring the beautiful countryside and seaside.

The area is so beautiful that we plan to come back for the August festivities in Lecce and will be booking to return to the Zenit. Thank you for a relaxing experience!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Giuseppe S, Direttore at Zenit Hotel Salento, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Guests,
First of all let me warmly thank you for taking your time to write such a positive comment on our hotel.
We are very honoured and pleased for being, along with the beauties of Lecce, the reason of your decision to come back next Summer.
Our main focus, when we carry out our daily activities and services, is our guest. We like to think of our hotel as a place where you can find the comfort of a nice room and the warmth of friends.
Knowing that our guest-oriented approach bring such great satisfaction encourages us to work harder and constantly improve the services offered in and by the Hotel Zenit Salento.
For this reason we are in the process of improving the hotel through a major restyle in order to find the approval and satisfaction of our precious guest, like you.
We hope to welcome you again in our Hotel.
From the Hotel Zenit Salento’ staff, our very best regards.

Giuseppe Selvaggiuolo
Resident manager
Zenit Hotel Salento
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

We had originally planned to spend two nights at the Zenit and book our next two nights further up the country as part of our tour around Italy.

However we liked the hotel and Lecce itself so much that we added another 2 days to our stay. Our decision was driven mostly by our enjoyment of the hotel, and we were pleased we stayed longer.

About 5 minutes walk from the edge of the old city, this is a multi storey hotel with breakfast restaurant, separate dinner restaurant, excellent wifi, and very competent staff.

Our check in was very welcoming and very professional, and I understand why a previous reviewer mentioned staff by name.

Without exception everyone here is not only friendly, but very obliging and keen to please - the receptionists, the barista who does our morning coffee, and even the housekeepers, who bizarrely, kept scooping up and leaving for us in a neat pile the tip we'd leave for them on the bed. Never had that happen before!

The room we had was very light and spacious, with a good sized bathroom. The rooms have very effective shutters and we were able to sleep in without daylight waking us up.

Carrying bags up the stairs is not a problem as there is a good lift.

We enjoyed walking into the old town each day and each evening for lunch or evening gelato, and the shopping in Lecce is good. We ate at the hotel restaurant once and they had a good choice of set menus. We enjoyed the food but of course there's so much on offer in the city we wanted to try as many others as possible too.

Our bed was comfortable and we recommend this hotel highly.

Best of all was the value for money. Our rate was extremely competitive and my wife and I would most definitely stay here again.

If you have a car and the time, I recommend a day trip to Gallipoli and another to Otranto.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Giuseppe S, Direttore at Zenit Hotel Salento, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Mr and Mrs Farquhar,
First of all let me warmly thank you for taking your time to write such a positive comment on our hotel.
We are very honoured and pleased for being, along with the beauties of Lecce, the reason of your decision to extend your stay.
Our main focus, when we carry out our daily activities and services, is our guest. We like to think of our hotel as a place where you can find the comfort of a nice room and the warmth of friends.
Knowing that our guest-oriented approach bring such great satisfaction encourages us to work harder and constantly improve the services offered in and by the Hotel Zenit Salento.
For this reason we are in the process of improving the hotel through a major restyle in order to find the approval and satisfaction of our precious guest, like you.
We hope to welcome you again in our Hotel.
From the Hotel Zenit Salento’ staff, our very best regards.

Giuseppe Selvaggiuolo
Resident manager
Zenit Hotel Salento
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We absolutely enjoyed our stay in Hotel Zenit! Free parking, profesional and VERY kind staff, clean and spacious room. We also appreciated the breakfast.The relation price/quality was excellent. Thanks for such a lovely experience!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Niagara on the Lake
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The three most important things for me in a hotel or bed and breakfast are Hospitality, Hospitality, Hospitality. This hotel knows all about that. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and it just kept getting better. Nothing was too much trouble. All of the staff we met were polite, and helpful. In particular we would like to thank front desk staff, Ivan, Maria, and Anna Lisa who gave us advice for restaurants and provided directions for places to visit in the area.

The rooms are spotlessly clean and the beds very comfortable. The hotel is about a twenty minute walk into town which was fine for us. We felt a little sad in leaving this beautiful town of Lecce this morning.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Giuseppe S, Direttore at Zenit Hotel Salento, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Sir
Thank you for your review and for the time dedicated to us.
Knowing that your stay at Zenit Hotel Salento has fully satisfied your expectations and that has helped to live in the best of ways your holiday in the city of Baroque, brings us a big pleasure !
Our new direction is concentrated in a substantial upgrading of the structure, already visible in many aspects, to restore its leading hospitality of Salento.
Your positive comment on the room on hospitality, is for us a source of gratification and encourages us to always offer the best to our guests.
We hope to see you very soon to renew your positive experience with the Zenit Hotel Salento

Sincerely,
Giuseppe Selvaggiuolo
Resident Manager
Zenit Hotel Salento
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Offenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Hotel Zenit is decent and very clean with big and confortable rooms and bathrooms.
The breakfast is in form of a reach buffet, which is not usual for the most hotels in Italy (sorry !). Nearby Restaurant, pizzeria and Conad supermarket.
It has very kind and pleasant stuff, helpfull on every occasion.
Its location is close to the town center about 15 - 20 min walk, also close to main bus station .
There is even a bus passing through the Adriatica street direction Casalabate quite early at 8:15 which brings you in 30 min to the beautiful beach of Torre Chianca.
Later busses at 12:30 , 14:00. Cost only local town ticket price, be sure to buy first a
6- ways abonnament.
We' ll be certainly wisit it again, it was a wery pleasant accomodation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Giuseppe S, Direttore at Zenit Hotel Salento, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Madam,
Thank you for your review and for the time dedicated to us.
Knowing that your stay at Zenit Hotel Salento has fully satisfied your expectations and that has helped to live in the best of ways your holiday in the city of Baroque, brings us a big pleasure !
Our new direction is concentrated in a substantial upgrading of the structure, already visible in many aspects, to restore its leading hospitality of Salento.
Your positive comment on the room on hospitality, on the goodness and richness of the breakfast is for us a source of gratification and encourages us to always offer the best to our guests.
We hope to see you very soon to renew your positive experience with the Zenit Hotel Salento

Sincerely,
Giuseppe Selvaggiuolo
Resident Manager
Zenit Hotel Salento
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Address: via Adriatica ang. via Ferrando, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Lecce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Lecce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Zenit Hotel Salento 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zenit Hotel Salento is the most affordable and comfortable to stay in Lecce finding the efficiency of hotel services and warm and genuine welcome. Its brand new and dynamic management, through a major redevelopment of the structure, is transforming the hotel into a cozy 3-star hotel, to be able to exceed all expectations with the best quality / price ratio.Located off the Brindisi-Lecce, just outside the ancient walls of Lecce and 300 meters from the shuttle to the airport of Brindisi, Zenit Hotel offers rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and 32-inch LCD TV.The rooms are all spacious and bright and provide maximum comfort in the rest with brand new mattresses Dorelan and TV LCD 32'' .. Completely free Wi-Fi, it also features a reception with internet terminals for free.In the morning, a hearty Italian breakfast at the hotel bar. The Angels restaurant serves Italian cuisine and specialties from Puglia.With an extensive on-site parking, the hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the cathedral and historic amphitheater in Lecce, and 15 minutes drive from the beach of Torre Chianca. ... more   less 
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