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Masseria Relais del Cardinale

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#13 of 17 hotels in Fasano
Masseria Relais del Cardinale was built during the Sixteenth Century. It has 65 rooms and it’s located in a strip of land enjoying an extraordinary hot, dry and at the same time ventilated climate. It’s located between the last remaining woods of the Murgia and the sandy creeks of the Adriatic.The Estate covers 100 hectares of land within 3.000 centuries-years old olive trees. The “Masseria del Cardinale” among the most prestigious estates in Puglia, was once the seat of the Knights of Malta and it’s now the seat of the Historic Bailiwick of the Byzantine Order of the Holy Sepulchre.It was built in limestone and clay and during the centuries it was enriched with monumental portals and terraces.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Golf course
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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On the positive side, our room / suite was large, clean and comfortable. It looked like it had been recently refurbished. We had a large balcony overlooking the pool. But, be prepared, this is not a 5 star hotel. As a Masseria it is rural, rustic and rather basic. The bar shuts at 6.30, there is no restaurant and no coffee making facilities. The property is huge and feels deserted. Coach parties come and go and we felt on our own much of the time. There is no atmosphere or buzz around the place. Its nice and quiet but too quiet. The staff were very fed up and had no interest in talking to us. This sort of place might be perfect for you, but for us we were disappointed with the lack of facilities. We stayed for 6 nights which was 3 too long.
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Stayed here for 1 week (5th- 12th sept) A car is required and the entrance is through large electric gates (buzz to enter) We were warmly welcomed and taken to a beautiful suite on the first floor . Our only disappointment at check in was being told that the restaurant was closed which meant we had to drive each evening for a meal.The suite was well appointed and spotlessly clean. Toiletries were provided and two bottles of water each day. Tea / coffee making facilities are not provided in the room however a request for a kettle made to the very helpful young lady at reception proved fruitful. She arrived with a tray with cups saucers kettle and milk jug within 5 minutes. Thank you. Breakfast was plentiful and well presented. Ideal location for travelling to the various sites and towns in the area. Lovely extensive grounds for an evening stroll.
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In the countryside and surrounded by olive trees the beautiful old masseria is located. The inside is very rustic and could need some updating and it feels very empty, This is primarily because the hotel is used by larger groups of people having only breakfast and the leaving. It has a fantastic pool but there is absolutely nothing to do at the hotel or nearby.
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Agree with a lot of the previous reviews.. The good: Location. Not on the beach but convenient for All there is to see around and only 10' drive to Torre Cane and it's nice restaurants. The swimming pool is huge and beautifully set in the middle of the olive grove. Breakfast is with fresh ingredients. Still salivate and miss the cheese selection :) The rooms were big and comfortable. What can be improved: As mentioned by others, the staff is friendly but seems like most of them need a little extra training. The bar had run out of gin! (Bit weird for a 5*!) and the barmaid was not the friendliest They also ran out of towels one day at the pool. Again not a major drama, but not expected from a 5* I had to wash my face in the bidet as the sink's tap stopped working and I had to ask twice for it to be repaired Whilst we were there, there were quite a few maintenance people busy repainting and repairing. So it gave me the impression that the hotel had seen better days, had lacked investments or a few years and now the owners were playing catch up to bring it back to where it should be. So overall a great place where I would go back but needs a little polishing.
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Amazing location surrounded from olive three and peace. Huge swimming pool, very convenient location 20 min away from Polignano a Mare, Alberobello and all the attractions. Huge size of the rooms and very clean, impeccable breakfast. Front desk very very nice but a little new, with not too much experience and not always on top of all situations. Great value for your money. Definately Recommended!
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$79 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyPugliaProvince of BrindisiFasano
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