Acaya Golf Resort & SPA

Acaya Golf Resort & SPA

Strada Comunale di Acaya Km 2 Acaya, 73029, Vernole Italy
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#2 of 2 hotels in Vernole
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Service
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Value
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An expanse of olive trees and Mediterranean maquis surrounds the elegant Acaya Golf Resort & SPA, a prestigious, modern resort that embraces the architectural traditions of the region, reminiscent of ancient monasteries within a charming Mediterranean setting. Taste and elegance, attention to detail, comfort and numerous recreational activities satisfy and surprise even the most demanding of guests. From the suites to the rooms, from the restaurant to the lounge areas, from the elegant SPA to the well-equipped meeting and conference rooms, every detail is designed to offer maximum comfort in a quietly elegant environment for moments of real peace and relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Solarium
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
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English, French, Italian
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sheilawilliams wrote a review May 2022
Latiano, Italy5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were fortunate to be among the first guests to stay at the golf resort May 3 to May 6 after its closure for a major refurbishment. Although there were a few hick ups the hotel lived up to its usual standards. The menu in the hotel restaurant I can see would get a bit repetitive after a few days but food was good and value for money. Staff in all areas of the hotel and the masseria were attentive and very welcoming. Will certainly return and hopefully the intermittent internet will be sorted by then.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher floor has less noise
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Response from Marketing MIRA, Proprietario at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA
Responded May 24, 2022
Dear Guest, we thank you for your positive feedback, we're glad to know that you spent a nice holiday at Acaya Golf Resort. We are pleased you appreciated our wonderful location and Staff. Our Restaurant, Golf and all our services. Our menù changes every three days with four choices each time ( Meat Dishes, Fish Dishes,Sustainable Dishes, Traditional Dishes). We look forward to welcome you again soon. Best regards,
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Nick wrote a review May 2022
Australia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great quality spa hotel with good large rooms and challenging golf course. Suggest staying half board, restaurant evenings meals huge portions and great local cuisine. Golf course more than testing - 6100 meters par 71. Excellent service all round from hotel staff through to restaurant and golf shop. Top value best had staying midweek.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 24, 2022
Dear Guest, we thank you for your positive feedback, we're glad to know that you spent a nice holiday at Acaya Golf Resort. We are pleased you appreciated our wonderful location immersed in the nature, our Restaurant, the golf course and all our services. We look forward to welcome you again soon. Best regards,
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Chris V wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great renovations done to the hotel (have been here 2 years ago) and my biggest hobbies were all catered for: food, service, golf, beach and training. Besides my hobbies the room was perfect, large and comfortable. In particular the large breakfast buffet was a joy and the way Italians still know how to treat you at dinner, not just throw a buffet at you. The course is not easy, lovely challenge.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TastyTrips wrote a review Jul 2021
Montecarlo, Italy300 contributions96 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great property, very friendly and genuine personal, private pool for families and adults, good F&B offer and an amazing golf course with enough challenge for the young and senior players.
The dedicated beach offers a small restaurant for a quick snack.
Plus, you can find s a QR code menu for you to order directly from the beach.
Here the personal is simply amazing, super friendly, helpful and dedicated to guest satisfaction, seriously impressed.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Great good course Not cheap Great southern hospitality Surroundings don’t offer much
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Response from Marketing MIRA, Proprietario at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Dear Guest, we thank you for your positive feedback, we're glad to know that you spent a nice holiday at Acaya Golf Resort. We are pleased you enjoyed the Qr code menu, it's a great idea for customers to have easy access to the menu. We look forward to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Cristina Chiffi Room Division Manager
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IntlTramp wrote a review Sep 2022
Locarno, Switzerland125 contributions97 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this property for 7+ days and enyoyed it as a base for exploring the Salento region, foremost Lecce and the coastline.
The room was spacious, the area is quiet and yes, you need a car to get around.
Breakfast was fine except that the brakfast room is quite large and in the rush hour it can be quite noisy!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cathy L wrote a review Oct 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very isolated nothing nearby. The restaurant dinner was extremely poor the staff very unobliging
Breakfast ok.
No help from the hotel to get to the village nearby saying a taxi would be $49 euro to go 2 km.
Golf course ok.
Room has no soap and they don’t have any to give you water and amenities not replenished
Our room was very comfortable and spacious
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t stay here unless you have transport to get out of the place
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angelicadiana wrote a review Oct 2004
San Vito dei Normanni, Italy2 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Acaya is a beautiful new hotel built like a Masseria. Using all local stone, surrounded by lush green lawns and next to a beautiful & challenging golf course. My husband & I stayed for a couple of nights last July as a birthday treat. My sister & her family (11 of them) also came for lunch and Acaya did us proud providing a beautiful poolside lunch & superb birthday cake. They also let the family use the pool free of charge. The rooms were spacious, new and superb decor & fittings, the food delicious, the service great. The next day breakfast was sumptious and we virtually had the Golf Course
with noone around. We then went to the hotel's private beach & relaxed there. Great break very good value would definitely go again - weather now in October - Lecce 26 degrees; Nottingham 8 degrees; need I tell you more!
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AVirginTraveller wrote a review Nov 2004
Cheshire, England17 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a couple we spent 3 days at the Acaya Golf Hotel in mid October 2004, we were the only guests in this 91 bedroom hotel. To say it was peaceful would be an understatement.
We had a great time though - well attended by a full compliment of staff (about 6 staff members to each of us).
The hotel is like a cream coloured moorish palace in the middle of a plain of lawns, gardens and the golf course. It is about 10 miles from the regional capital and attractive town of Lecce and about a mile from the coast. Access to a car is essential.
The location is in a popular holiday area for Italians which means it is very busy in the holidays but virtually deserted at other times of the year - four lane roads but no other vehicles, in October.
The rooms are modern, spacious, and well equiped, although we would have appreciated a kettle and tea and coffee as well as the minibar etc. Bathrooms are also well equiped with high quality toiletries and have baths with shower over.
The breakfast buffet, even for the two of us, was extensive with lots of fresh fruit, croissants and pastries. We didn't eat in the hotel in the evening - giving the chefs the night off!
Although not golfers, we would describe the golf course as a links course and probably best appreciated in the cooler months or parts of the day. There would be no problem in tee times - we only saw one person play the course in three days.
The only difficulty is finding the hotel. Although it has signs from Lecce the direction arrows don't show up well in the dark. Hint: In Lecce follow signs for the Hotel Crystal until you can pick up the signs for the San Cataldo road, then follow signs to San Cataldo until you see a sign to Acaya.
We certainly intend to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2004
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Isabelle H wrote a review Apr 2015
Esher, Surrey128 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Doubletree Hilton Acaya, Puglia

In brief

Doubletree Hilton Acaya is a beautiful hotel with charming helpful staff in a tranquil location with superb evening food & wine. There is an attached spa & golf course both at extra charge (we didn't sample either).

We stayed a week but unless you are using the spa or playing golf I would recommend 3 or 4 days stay as a base to see the area. The lunch menu appeared to be the same throughout our stay but not much is needed after such a varied breakfast buffet. The evening meals in the hotel restaurant were a highlight of our trip.

Before and after June 1st

As we were in mid April with lovely spring weather 18-23 Centigrade it felt almost like summer but this is not yet "season". It often does feel a little cooler than the temperature due to the sea breezes. This means that at this time in the hotel the air conditioning is centrally controlled to only offer optional heating & the swimming pools are just for sitting by and not for swimming. There is no hotel shuttle to the beach and also the hotel has few guests & no shuttle to Lecce. We hardly saw anyone else dining most evenings but this may be at least in part as most guests seemed to be Italian and they eat much later both at lunch and in the evening.

Location

In April the surrounding olive groves are full of spring flowers. It is wonderful to enjoy being by the golf course as it is easy to walk around the paths with lovely views if you are up early before the golfers tee off at about 9.00.

The remote location is a bonus and a disadvantage if you do not have a car. We went to Lecce for about €35 each way & the hotel kindly took us to the nearby village of Acaya to see the castle. I certainly would not have wanted to drive in Lecce as our taxi driver did along pedestrianised streets & I cannot imagine where you would park!

We missed having a car though to explore the little villages and coast. There don't seem to be any local taxis. The hotel booked us a taxi to take us a ten minute drive to the coast & they expected us to be charged about €20 each way but the driver asked for €100 for the return trip as he had come to us from Lecce. The hotel manager kindly arranged for the hotel to pay part of the fare and sent the hotel shuttle to collect us but this deterred us leaving the hotel by taxi again. Our wonderful front of house manager Mauro Mapelli again arranged a limo to take us back to Brindisi airport for €90 as (+gratuity) as holiday taxis.com had let us down with our booking.

The hotel was able to arrange for me to join a guided walk in the nearby nature reserve of Le Cesine & ferried me & other guests there & back. Although I didn't understand the tour as it was in Italian this was the highlight of my trip as this was for me a magical place with a variety of trees, birds including migrants such as a bee eater and a profusion of frogs and wild flowers including pyramid orchids.

Hotel Ambience & Dining

The front of house team lead by Mauro Mapelii are all excellent. They did everything they could to make our stay with them most enjoyable.

At lunchtime off season the only options are bar meals and a basic menu both served in the bar or patio. Lunch doesn't seem to be important as the local village of Acaya was closed over lunchtime except Sunday. There were at least 3 restaurants there but only open in the evenings. You can dine inside or outside in the hotel. There is the option of walking 10 minutes or asking for the golf shuttle to the Masseria San Pietro (a separate franchise that serves as the golf clubhouse). We did this just once and found the food basic and the patron unwelcoming - but we suspect that this may be a different experience for golfers or Italian speakers.

The hotel restaurant in the evening served superb food & was very good value especially for the main courses & of amazingly high quality meats but with limited choice as the food is seasonal and freshly prepared. The chef though was wonderfully obliging and made soup especially for me on our first night and changed the vegetable on the main course on our last night. The wine list is good and very reasonably priced.

There is no hotel shop or even hotel postcards but there is a small supply of stamps. There is a lovely little mini supermarket in Acaya to sample local cheeses and wine for picnics but no shops for souvenirs or even for postcards.

Room facilities & choice

Our deluxe room was "Hilton standard" - large comfy bed, safe, small fridge with mini bar but with room for own purchases, kettle - no ice machine, coffee maker or ironing board & only a shower over the bath with quite low pressure. All was clean and tidy & the bed comfortable. There was a pleasant patio. As to be expected in a warm countryside area there were a few beetles and ants so if this bothers you ask for upper floor. The Wifi was free but the signal was intermittent and speed slow but we were on holiday!
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don't like ants ask for upper floor. Rooms by courtyard pool very convenient for the...
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Shan M wrote a review Oct 2015
Papallacta, Ecuador8 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The good bits:
Super hotel in a quiet part of southern Italy. Good parking. Rooms are fine, most with balcony or garden access. Breakfasts were very good.
The Spa is excellent and (depending on your booking deal) guests may have complimentary use of the spa pool, sauna, steam room, and frigidarium (chilly!). Spa pool has lots of bubbly things and is great fun.
2 outdoor unheated swimming pools.
Bikes can be hired from the hotel and whole region is pretty flat - however beware of the Italian drivers! Beach is a couple of miles away and hotel says it runs a shuttle bus at busy times.
Golf course looked good and is used for corporate events as well as visitors.
Most operational staff were charming and helpful. Most management staff seemed less hospitable, although one did make a real effort.

The not so good bits:
We'd booked more than a year in advance and hotel had no record, until we provided copy of their confirming email (we had booked at a very good rate). Bedroom initially provided did not have balcony or garden access, hence rather dark; we had to make a slight fuss in order to be moved to a nicer room, important to us as we had booked to stay 10 nights.
Administration somewhat chaotic both at arrival and checkout.
No duvet cover! Duvet was sandwiched between 2 sheets, resulting in a nightly tangle, and surely less hygienic as bodies contact the actual duvet.
Air conditioning not working properly and then failed completely. Problems with international TV channels.

The things missing from Double Tree standards: No warm cookies on arrival; complimentary slippers were made of papery stuff and fell to pieces within a day; bathroom goodies did not include hair conditioner or flannels. As Gold level Hilton Honours members the hotels usually provide little extras such as nibbles in the guest room - but not at this hotel.

Other comments:
If you are staying for more than a couple of days a car really is a necessity unless you are there only to play golf. Nearby is a wildlife/wetlands reserve - good for birdwatching, but get the map from the visitor centre. Nearest village of Acaya is a mile away and has some very good restaurants, as well as the interesting ancient fortress. Further afield and worth visiting are Lecce (main city of the region), Otranto (on the east coast), Porto Cesaro (on west coast); the whole coastline is interesting with many smaller towns/villages.
This hotel allows dogs (fine by me), even at breakfast (??).
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Cheri S asked a question Feb 2019
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom18 contributions14 helpful votes
I read online to play golf you have to be a FIG member. We are from the UK and wanted to know if this is true?
Answer from Allan M
London, United Kingdom48 contributions19 helpful votes
The access is via a bus service from the main reception that takes around 10 mins to get to and the resort has a beach club however the transfer is chargeable so look into this first as we missed this and it was a bit of a surprise on the bill.
Answer from MageeAvoca
Chicago, Illinois213 contributions61 helpful votes
Hello AndrexRoma - there is direct access and a frequent shuttle service to the beach from the hotel !
Answer from Paul M
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada19 contributions5 helpful votes
There is shuttle vehicle there although I don't know if it will go all the way to the beach which is quite a hike. I am think about 10-15 kilos. The beach is like a lot of Mediterranean beaches, Sandy with some rocks. Perhaps not like Hawaii but okay. The beach is comfortable and we enjoyed walking up and down. The hotel has a great expansive pool area. The food at the hotel is excellent although Lecce is a 20 minute drive and the walled district has great resturant at cheaper prices. But the hotel is also good just a little more dear. We had breakfast there and it was a first class buffet.
helenpowner asked a question Sep 2015
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
nearest airport
Cathy L wrote a tip Oct 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here unless you have transport to get out of the place"
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sheilawilliams wrote a tip May 2022
Latiano, Italy5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floor has less noise"
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TastyTrips wrote a tip Jul 2021
Montecarlo, Italy300 contributions96 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great good course Not cheap Great southern hospitality Surroundings don’t offer much"
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Tony C wrote a tip May 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is in a very quiet area."
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nosher wrote a tip Aug 2017
london26 contributions33 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are around the courtyard and are pretty much the same"
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
doubletree by hilton acaya golf resort-lecce hotel vernole, acaya hotel vernole
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
DoubleTree by Hilton Acaya Golf Resort-Lecce
LOCATION
ItalyPugliaProvince of LecceVernole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
97
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acaya Golf Resort & SPA
Which popular attractions are close to Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Nearby attractions include Castello di Acaya (1.1 miles), Ultima Spiaggia delle Cesine (2.8 miles), and La Cartapesta di Claudio Riso (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Chiacchieretta, Masseria Caronte, and La Casina del Grillo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Acaya Golf Resort & SPA have airport transportation?
Yes, Acaya Golf Resort & SPA offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Acaya Golf Resort & SPA?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Acaya Golf Resort & SPA offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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