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Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness

Via Podgora 60, 73027 Minervino di Lecce Italy
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Palazzo Ducale Venturi is one of the first ducal residences in Salento to open its doors and welcome its guests into the sumptuous and aristocratic universe of five centuries of history, art and culture. Today it houses 20 rooms and suites, 14 in the ancient Palazzo and 6 in the Palace Armoury, and are equipped with every comfort worthy of a 5-star luxury hotel. Each room at Palazzo Ducale Venturi has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. You can choose between our high standard Deluxe rooms, the comfort of the Junior Suite, the uniqueness of our Suite, the particularity of the Camera della Badessa or the privileged entrance to the secret garden of the Classic Room. NEW!!! Palazzo Ducale Venturi is the promo hotel in Apulia and among the first in Italy with CRYOTHERAPY: during the treatment the cryosauna operates up to -190° for a total body efficacy in only 3 minutes. NEW!!! At Palazzo Ducale Venturi you will have the opportunity to create the fragrance of your holiday thanks to AROMATHERAPY: choose your favourite notes that will accompany you throughout your stay. NEW!!! All suites of Palazzo Ducale Venturi are equipped with smartphones that are available to guests free of charge, even outside the hotel. The smartphone offers the possibility to make national and international calls and to surf the internet, as well as digital maps of the surrounding area. Let yourself be pampered by the charm of our gardens: the main garden, the pool garden, overlooked by the pool bar, and the secret garden, where you can spend a quiet evening inebriated by the scent of the citrus grove. Crystal-clear salt water will surround your days. We have designed our swimming pool in such a way as to allow you to relax, whether during a hydromassage or while sipping a glass of champagne. An underground heated swimming pool in an ancient underground oil mill. Controlled and constant temperature for exceptional comfort. Finally, the old armoury houses the wellness area, which includes a gym with Technogym machines, a cryosauna and a massage room.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Golf course
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Thierremy wrote a review May 2021
Wetteren, Belgium25 contributions5 helpful votes
One of the best hotels I’ve ever visited. On every level. Great service. Exclusive location. And a superb restaurant. Friendly staff m, helpful in every way. The Spa/hammam is great. Worth the effort to travel a bit of a distance from the nearest airport.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
kdp_12 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom30 contributions61 helpful votes
A most beautifully renovated Palazzo with the addition of absolutely royal service and lovely restaurant! I can not imagine how Martina and the team could have made us feel more at home or welcome. We came after new rules in Italy obliging restaurants to close at 6pm - we directly received a message from Martina with the hotel dinner menu so we could choose our meal. Dinner was delicious with local specialties with the freshest ingredients made by the very talented chef, Carlo, and served by the wonderful and meticulous Donato. Breakfast was a treat for the senses, copious and absolutely delicious. Our room was beautifully decorated, spacious and a pleasure to be in. The gardens are beautifully arranged with many seating areas, and a lovely pool. We were not able to benefit from the SPA facilities due to COVID restrictions. Martina and Federica were so helpful with instructions for sightseeing, hiking and suggestions for our travel arrangements. The only disappointment is having to leave this lovely place.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Vegas12121212 wrote a review Sep 2020
Trier, Germany56 contributions3 helpful votes
Wow! I don‘t even know where to start! If you are looking for a calm and relaxing stay, combined with a stunning personal service of the employees, this is the place to be! The 5 stars are well deserved. We‘ve been to a lot of high class hotels and this little Hotel (just 13 rooms over all!) definetely earns the definition high class / luxury. The room was amazing. The estate was completely renewed two years ago (it used to be a real Palazzo back in the 15th century). The whole inside and outside areas are well furnished. Style at it‘s best. The service of the staff is execeptional! They treat the guest in the best way we could think of. There is no one to be highlighted, due to the fact that the whole staff is loving their jobs. 100% reccomendation if you are looking for a great time with your beloved person! Yannick
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Mr Yannick, Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your trust in us. Thank you very much for your kind words. I can assure you that the entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay at our luxury boutique hotel that is Palazzo Ducale Venturi. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Best regards,
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Diana A wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 4 nights at the Palazzo Venturi, and it was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The welcome was incredibly warm, and the staff throughout our stay were unfailingly helpful and thoughtful, booking restaurants and suggesting places to visit. At first glance the town of Minervino is not hugely attractive, but once you have walked about it a few times you discover many beautiful buildings and it has an historic central square. The hotel itself is in a very grand building, which has been beautifully renovated. Our room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and spacious. The swimming pool area was lovely - the gym could be a bit bigger and better equipped, but I think that is being remedied. Breakfast was excellent with some innovative dishes. My only quibble would be with dinner - it was very expensive for the food provided, which, while tasty, was not 'fine dining.' There are two very good restaurants in Minervino - Oregano stands out, and nearby Matisse was very good too. Overall a lovely place to visit, with lots to do in the locality (excellent sea bathing) and nearby Lecce is historic and stunning - take the walking tour.
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Date of stay: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Dear Mrs Aplleyard, we are happy you fully enjoyed your experience at Palazzo Ducale Venturi and appreciated the area and its beauties. We have very good memories of your stay and look forward to having you again as our guests in the future to present you all the news of our hotel. Warm greetings
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richardlizkt wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia139 contributions76 helpful votes
Had four nights here as part of a package. It was absolutely amazing, from the attentiveness of the staff, to the excellent food and beautiful surroundings and room. A renovated medieval convent, the hotel has sympathetically restored it to a fine hotel. We had a fantastic four course meal (expensive - very - but worth it) accompanied by local wines. Breakfast (included) was also made up of carefully prepared food, accompanied by local fruits and pastries. The room was exceptionally large and comfortable. Serviced twice daily, it had period furniture, artworks and a large king bed. Downside - the town is a very basic country town. No public transport, you will need a car unless you are happy to be driven by the hotel (at a cost) to attractions which are all 15 minutes plus away. Not really somewhere you wander around at night (not dangerous as such, but very closed up) so be prepared to eat at the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$232 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Which popular attractions are close to Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Nearby attractions include Origano Cibo e Vino (0.2 miles), Fantasy Cafe (0.4 miles), and Chiesa di Sant'Anna (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna dei Re, Origano Cibo e Vino, and Puteca de Mieru.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Minervino di Lecce.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.