Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness

Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness

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4.5
#1 of 1 hotels in Minervino di Lecce
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.9
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
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
Restaurant
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
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
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
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Solarium
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
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
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Via Podgora 60, 73027 Minervino di Lecce Italy
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mmneamonitis wrote a review Aug 2023
San Francisco, California2 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our 3 nights at Palazzo Ducale Venturi! The staff was beyond fantastic - extremely attentive, kind, and truly take a ton of pride in providing the best service! Everyone was wonderful, but Daniele took care of us from breakfast until early afternoon every day and he was extra fantastic.

The food was delicious and the beds and rooms are very comfortable. The hotel is stunning and very quiet and peaceful. We loved spending a full day on the grounds enjoying the gorgeous pool from breakfast until apertivo, the underground spa, and the gym. When we requested to use the bikes they prepared them for us and were waiting outside the hotel when we came down, we also booked the boat excursion in Otranto through the hotel (definitely highly recommend this as well) and when we went down to the desk to get our car keys the car was already pulled out in front of the hotel. We could go on and on about all of the great things, but if anything stands out it was the service and the attentiveness of the staff, absolutely unmatched! We were sad to leave but left feeling relaxed and refreshed. We cannot recommend spending at least a few nights here enough!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Sep 2, 2023
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to let us know what your experience at Hotel Palazzo Ducale Venturi was like! We are truly happy to read your words and are pleased to know that everything exceeded your expectations, from the service to the food, from the room to the amenities, and that you appreciated the customer care that we always try to have from the first contact the guest has with the hotel until the last moment of their stay (and even afterwards). We will be happy to have you back as our welcome guests, we look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards.
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Giuseppe/Didem wrote a review Sep 2022
Rome, Italy4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The 3 days we spent in this exquisite historical palace, which has been perfectly restored into an elegant and luxurious complex, have genuinely been an unforgettable experience. We loved the room with its beautiful spacious bathroom, the frescoes gracefully decorating the ceilings and the walls, and the perfect mix between old and modern furniture. We enjoyed both the pool and the spa. We greatly appreciated the kind and constant attention of the personnel as well as the delicious meals (prepared with fresh local ingredients) by the chef. We hope to come back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kdp_12 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom38 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Swmuc wrote a review Oct 2021
32 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay for 8 days at the beautiful hotel.
The Palazzo has a long ancient story and every room looks different. The style is very classy and as soon as you arrive you are welcomed cordially. The service and staff is outstanding. They are very friendly, have a lot of great recommendations for sightseeing and great restaurants and always make you feel very comfortable. The perfect service starts in the morning with a personal welcome at the breakfast followed by recommendations for the day and end in the evening at the bar with a nice bartender giving local expert information. The pool is not heated but when it’s too cold you can enjoy the indoor jacuzzi in a very romantic atmosphere.
We can really recommend to stay at the Palazzo Ducale Venturi.
A quiet place to relax and enjoy Salento.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brian B wrote a review Dec 2023
Vancouver, Canada122 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully restored former country manor. Loads of great details in the restoration including many beautiful and ancient frescoes decorating the ceilings and stunning artwork in the corridors. A very unique experience right from the fabulous original green entry door, with exceptionally helpful staff, beautiful meals, excellent spa and gym. There is a candlelit private hot pool that was originally an olive press tank that is bookable to ensure privacy. We had champagne brought to the hot pool. There are various coffee shops and restaurants nearby including the fabulous Ristorante Ficarigna in Specchia.
Thank you to all who made our stay so memorable.

The location is an excellent base to explore the area by cycling or car.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Reserve the Hot Pool in the former Olive Press facility underground. Ask the staff about the...
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Response from Martina Provenzano, Altro at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, thank you for your words, which give us much pleasure and joy! Thank you for appreciating our services and the work of the staff who do their utmost every day to ensure that their guests' stays are memorable! We are delighted that you appreciated the style of the hotel and its history! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest as soon as possible! We remain at your complete disposal. Cordial greetings from all the staff.
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leahmalka wrote a review Jul 2023
Montreal, Canada64 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While planning the perfect trip to Puglia, we wanted to enjoy beautiful beaches and the charm one could find within the walls of ancient villages.
19 mins from Ottranto are italys beautiful beaches… and a hidden gem Palazzo Ducali Venturi. Staff are wonderful, making your stay even more perfect. Grounds are stunning. 16 th century palace converted to luxury hotel!
We enjoyed Aperitivo by the pool everyday while our breakfast was generous and delicious. The staff and their management were generous with their time and made great suggestions for surrounding beach clubs and restaurants.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Having a car makes getting around the area much easier
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Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Sep 2, 2023
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor and we are really happy that you appreciated the quality of the services offered, the staff and the hotel in general, our daily mission is to have satisfied customers like you and also to leave them with excellent and pleasant memories of their stay at Hotel Palazzo Ducale Venturi. We will therefore be delighted to have you back as our welcome guest. We look forward to seeing you, best regards.
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Leticia L wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Palazzo Ducale Venturi to celebrate our wedding anniversary and did not expect to be so pampered. The chef created a menu with our favourite ingredients, we had never experienced such personalised service. Above and beyond luxury!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Sep 24, 2022
Dear Leticia, We thank you for the positive feedback. Our chef highly appreciated your liking and He is available to create a new menu only for you to celebrate an unforgettable happening. Come back to visit us again, emotions gifted by the first stay will be confirmed for sure. Lovely Regards The Director
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cjhodgson wrote a review Sep 2022
Priors Hardwick, United Kingdom18 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated in a renovated fortified house, this hotel has a lovely atmosphere with caring staff. The grounds include a garden and swimming pool with an outside bar. Meals are served outside, and the chef is top class
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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YH wrote a review Sep 2020
Trier, Germany81 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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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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Thierremy wrote a review May 2021
Wetteren, Belgium25 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Edoardo B asked a question Jun 2017
221 contributions10 helpful votes
d' previsto un supplemento per il frigo bar in camera?
Otranto, Italy
Gentile Edoardo, Non è previsto alcun supplemento per il frigo bar in camera; le bevande e gli snack che vi troverà all'interno sono inclusi. La ringraziamo per l'interessamento e restiamo a disposizione, Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Relais & Wellness *****L
Brian B wrote a tip Dec 2023
Vancouver, Canada122 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reserve the Hot Pool in the former Olive Press facility underground. Ask the staff about the fascinating history of the building. "
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leahmalka wrote a tip Jul 2023
Montreal, Canada64 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Having a car makes getting around the area much easier "
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jtzales wrote a tip Jun 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico29 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is beautiful and not disappointing."
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Christophe P wrote a tip Oct 2017
Geneva, Switzerland19 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best option in the region but remote"
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$347 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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 Palazzo Ducale Venturi (0.01 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, free wifi, and free breakfast.
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 free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge 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 Origano Cibo e Vino, Puteca de Mieru, and Borgo Antico Trattoria Caffetteria Aperitivi.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness offers airport transportation 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.
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