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Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness

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Via Podgora 60, 73027 Minervino di Lecce Italy
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Value
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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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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
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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
Private balcony
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
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Pool view
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Giuseppe/Didem wrote a review Sep 2022
Rome, Italy4 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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cjhodgson wrote a review Sep 2022
Priors Hardwick, United Kingdom18 contributions27 helpful votes
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
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Roam820460 wrote a review Sep 2022
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We don't usually write reviews. In this case, however, it is of particular concern to us to express our anger about this hotel. We know a lot of 5 star hotels worldwide, so we can certainly make a judgment about what you can expect in this category of service or equipment services . Here is just a short list of things that were absolutely unacceptable at the Hotel Ducale Venturi : - The employee sits on the kitchen worktop where it is clearly visible to every guest - Chainsaw work in the pool area around at lunch time - Cappuccino and espresso were cold and of the worst quality - The price for Espresso is €4. Normally it is no problem if the quality and the dishes are right or if pastries or similar are also served. - In the solitude of Minervino di Lecce, where every cafe offers a better espresso for €1, that's pretty cheeky. - The well-announced menu, which you should order the day before, has proven to be an absolute letdown. It started with ancient bread, followed by the first course, a pasta with ordinary peperoni sauce for €30 . That had nothing to do with them euphonious announcements on the menu (not to mention the presentation). A moderate and poor quality at an outrageous price. The much-vaunted chef in advance was not visible. - The wines were poured without letting the guest taste them and were also overpriced at €9 for a 0.1l glass. It is also incomprehensible why a glass of wine always costs the same, regardless of whether the price for a bottle was €40 or €25. - It was served at a simple wooden table with the cheapest cloth sets and crappy cutlery. Unfortunately other guests were not visible at the pool or in the restaurant area throughout the day. Pretty desolate affair. At lunchtime, a few tables were apparently set for the evening, although it was clear that no other guests were to be expected But it's also understandable if you've only experienced one day what a poor level of quality is offered here. For food, any trattoria in the neighborhood would have been a better choice. It is absolutely incomprehensible with what claim so much money is offered for so little quality.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Sep 24, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. we are sorry that you appreciated only as ordinary the quality of services offered by our hotel. The feedback left by so many guests - all users of 5-star luxury hotels - comforts us that our work is appreciable, appreciated and that our standard of hospitality keeps the promises made, honors expectations and meets the needs of all Guests. We are confident that a longer stay than the one you enjoyed would have helped you test our staff's love of hospitality and the completeness of every service offered by our Hotel. We look forward to seeing you, our welcome Guests, to complete the short vacation period spent at Palazzo Ducale Venturi and offer you an unforgettable experience. The Director
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Shane T wrote a review Jun 2022
Brighton, Australia87 contributions53 helpful votes
The hotel was really comfortable but the food options wasn’t great. The pool was magnificent and a great base for our bike ride. The town is quite depressing so this hotel is a real beacon in the area. The staff were wonderful and very helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Martina Provenzano, Direttore generale at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Responded Sep 24, 2022
Dear Guest, We are grateful to you for expressing your valuable opinion on how to improve our profuse efforts to give maximum satisfaction to the Guests of our Hotel. We are glad that you appreciated the comfort of all the services offered. Minervino di Lecce is a little town, very clean, where life flows smoothly and the Guests of our Hotel can find the desired quietness. We are like a beacon, we are delighted for this beautiful analogy and would like to remark that the light coming from the beacon is shiny because great is the effort of all our Staff to show our Hotel as it is, an oasis of relax and quiet. The whole staff thanks you and greets you cordially. The director
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Leticia L wrote a review Jan 2022
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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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Swmuc wrote a review Oct 2021
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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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Road367886 wrote a review Oct 2021
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Stunning hotel, really unique. Staff was excellent--very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Food was superb--most romantic dinner we had Puglia! Lovely rooms, very special, will definitely be back for another visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Paul G wrote a review Jul 2021
San Francisco, California8 contributions8 helpful votes
Palazzo Ducale Venturi is truly one of our all-time favorite hotels from our many travels. A one-of-a-kind 16th century palazzo, it has been beautifully and painstakingly restored and augmented into a memorable luxury hotel. The service is truly superb, and one of the things that sets the hotel apart. Every single person we interacted with could not have been more welcoming, warm, professional, and helpful - Martina, Valentina, Orsola, Federica, Christian, Alberto and every member of the kitchen and housekeeping team. We ate an outstanding modern pugliese meal on our first night, and it was creative and delicious - think features such as deconstructed carbonara and fish saltimbocca - with great local wine pairings. We also enjoyed an outstanding second meal with whiskey pairings - an unusual combination that I would definitely try again, and broke the routine of standard wine pairings. Global whiskeys were selected and expertly guided by Christian. The hotel prepares beach bags for local trips, and the breakfast is also outstanding - large number of freshly baked items served with eggs your style. We can't wait to return to the hotel, and are so thankful for all of the team that went out of their way to make our stay so special - Paul and Aaron.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Thierremy wrote a review May 2021
Wetteren, Belgium25 contributions5 helpful votes
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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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kdp_12 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom35 contributions68 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
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PRICE RANGE
$339 - $472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyPugliaProvince of LecceMinervino di Lecce
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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 Palazzo Ducale Venturi (0.02 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 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.
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.