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Masseria Garrappa B&B

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#15 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Monopoli
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We visited Masseria Garrappa out of season at the end of March. This old fortified farm, one of many Masseria in the area, provides super comfortable accommodation and is run by some of the most welcoming , smiley , kind, helpful people we have met on our travels. For most of our visit we were the only residents , it WAS out of season. However, from our arrival at 21.30, when the evening staff were all waiting for us , to cook our meal ,to the early breakfast we needed on our last morning the team were fantastic. Almost everyone speaks excellent English, the food is outstanding (evening meals are however quite expensive, but use mainly ingredients from their own grounds) The stewed beef we enjoyed one night was right up with the finest meals we've had anywhere. We booked a cooking course on one day, you cook four courses under the watchful eyes of chef Anna Marie and then take a long lazy lunch time eating them! YUM! Out of season the surrounding area is VERY quiet and no restaurants open until after 19.30. If you like to eat early better to eat at Lunchtime. A car is essential, though you can catch a train from Fasano, 10 minutes away to Bari or Lecce. We would not consider public transport. The Masseria is an easy 1 hour drive from Bari airport, even at night as we did. There is a lovely walled orange garden and a small pool. You can walk to the beach, in March the beach was not good, rough seas and loads of rubbish on fairly poor sand. The beaches are largely private and charge considerably if you use them in the summer. Look to pay Euro 40-50 a day for space, umbrella and loungers. Our visit was to see the local areas unique towns and everywhere except Lecce is within 40 minutes drive. Our room, the circle was a good size with a small window giving a sea view in the distance. The shower failed one day but was repaired next day. We booked directly from their website and communication via email was very prompt. We consider ourselves a bit fussy, this place ticked every box for us. Thank you Ciao!
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It's taken me some time to write this review for numerous reasons. We were due to stay in August for 5 nights, we arrived and were shown to our room. It was minute, like a converted store cupboard, dark with very little ventilation, a tiny bathroom and a tiny window. To say it did not look like the pictures on the website is an understatement and I have uploaded a photo so you can see for yourself. Had we only been staying for one night we would have made do, but for 5 nights it was simply not good enough. We decided to ask for a change of room, the manager was dismissive and simply said it was our opinion and was not prepared to move us despite having another room free that was slightly better than ours. We were really unhappy, I even googled flights home! Nevertheless, we went and ate in the restaurant (which was amazing) and had a lovely evening. After a poor nights sleep though we went down for breakfast which again was disappointing, the produce was all homemade however none of it was covered and there were flies around. My husband could not eat anything, I opted for a boiled egg so I knew nothing had landed on it! We went out for the day and I uploaded a picture of our room onto Facebook. Within half an hour the owner rang us and told us he wanted us to leave!! I have never been asked to leave anywhere in my life nor been subject to such appalling treatment. He said he would find us alternative accommodation and we could go there. We agreed as we felt that it could not be smaller or more cramped than our current room. We paid for the night we had stayed and left. We went to the masseria that he had suggested, there was no one there, the place was deserted so we left and found our own alternative accommodation. A few hours later I got a message from the owner via Booking.com. He had marked our reservation at Masseria Garrappa a 'no show' which then allowed him to debit my card for the payment for the remaining 4 nights of our proposed stay!!! I was angry and astounded but I didn't want to ruin our holiday any further, we'd had enough stress, I would sort it out when I got home through Booking.com. How wrong I was! Booking.com did not want to know, I had to go through my bank to claim this money back. It has taken the bank that long to refund me (I got my money back in November) they now cannot claim the money back from this man. So he took money from my card without permission but has got away with it because it took the bank so long to get to the bottom of it. It has left a real sour taste in my mouth about this holiday which is a real shame. The Masseria is undoubtedly beautiful and the restaurant is fabulous but please ensure you check which room you have been allocated as the 'fish' room is just a cupboard. Oh and don't get on the wrong side of the owner!!!
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This is a truly wonderful place to stay if you are visiting the Puglia region. The rooms on the 1st floor are cave like with curved ceilings and might not be suitable for tall people, but they are very cosy and immaculately clean with a very comfy bed. Bathroom is also very bright and clean with an adequate shower (although ours didn't have any adjustment, which was a little annoying.) We, three couples) stayed for 5 nights and for 4 of those we stayed for our evening meals which were a little expensive but well worth the money by being very original and superbly cooked. We were lucky enough to enjoy a special tasting menu where a local wine producer arranged a wine to compliment each course. A very memorable evening. Breakfast were good - although with all the lovely fruit trees in the garden it would have been nice to have had fresh fruit juice. But there was a good selection of actual fruit with local hams, cheese and all sorts of lovely cakes. The grounds and gardens are also a delight with a large range of orange, lime, pomegranite and lemon trees complimnting the beautiful ancient olive trees. There is also a small swimming pool equipped with very comfortable sun loungers. But the most memorable part of the stay was the warmth and friendliness of the staff. They were all tremendous and all spoke excellent english. Thank you Roberto and team.
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Masseria Garrappa is a true gem. We stayed for 4 nights in September. The rooms were clean, bright, beautifully decorated. It’s a short walk or bike ride (bikes are complementary) from the beach. The entire building is beautiful and the staff was so helpful, kind, and really made us feel at home. If you stay here or are in the area would highly recommend booking a cooking class. Finally, their restaurant Dono is incredible for dinner.
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We had the most amazing day here doing the half day cooking school with three of the nicest and warmest ladies teaching me and my wife different recipes. This was then followed by a tour of the Masseria by the owner and a beautiful candlelit Dinner outside in their garden where the waiters were so open and welcoming and topped off a pretty perfect day! Thank you we will return with friends for sure !
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PRICE RANGE
$105 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyPugliaProvince of BariMonopoli
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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