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Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio

Contrata Sciogli - Localita Inserraglio, Nardo Italy
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#7 of 16 hotels in Nardo
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Welcome to Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio, your Nardo “home away from home.” Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

The rooms offer a kitchenette and air conditioning, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio features a concierge. In addition, as a valued Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio guest, you can enjoy a pool and a poolside bar that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you're feeling hungry, you can check out Masseria Cafari (0.6 mi), which is within walking distance of Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio.

If you are interested in exploring Nardo, check out one of the historic sites, such as Torre Uluzzo, Chiesa di Sant'Antonio da Padova, and Il Castello Acquaviva.

Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio puts the best of Nardo at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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ektid wrote a review Sep 2019
Vac, Hungary17 contributions9 helpful votes
We arrived for a week to relax. The information we got at arrival was very few and in some aspects fals. The larger part of the staff cant speak English well. We had to buy a so called club card for 70 Euros but we could use it only for very few and uninportant things.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
essl20 wrote a review Jun 2018
Mapua, New Zealand68 contributions34 helpful votes
Residence Portoselvaggio is a medium size resort typical of timeshare accommodation. It is actually better than average but I couldn't bring myself to mark it very good as it lets itself down in some areas. Also typical of these summer resorts it charges €35 per person for "services". These include beach shuttle, beach equipment, swimming pool, entertainment, front reception services, spa facilities for ladies, car parking etc. Given the cost of a week here most of these should be included. So from the start this grab for "extras" annoyed me. We were here as tourists wanting to use it as a touring base - and for this it served us well. Because we were up and out early we had no need of the services. They offer half board ( breakfast and dinner) for €20 which you can do on a prebooked basis each day. We did not use this. Judging it by the awful capuccino we were given on the first day we elected to eat out. There is a good restaurant and supermarket nearby but really only one. You really need a car to stay here unless you're just doing the beach/half board thing. Other facilities in S. Isadoro, Porto Selvaggio and Porto Cesare are 4 to 10 km away. There is a popular agritourisme eatery Masseria Bellimento about 5km away - home grown food, wine, cheeses but it feeds masses of people so don't go for a romantic dinner. Accommodation has been well maintained but the kitchen equipment is a bit sparse. There is a microwave combo oven and two hotplates, small fridge. We were upgraded from a one bed to two bed apartment which had three balconies on three sides. This was useful as it allowed us to close out the pool area (noisy) and escape to another side. Bed linen and towels changed midweek ( another component of €35 we could have done without). Reception very helpful and soke good English. Service excellent. It is well off the beaten track but judging by other places we have been here, that is a good thing! My two big criticisms of RPS are waste disposal and wifi. There is no onsite garbage disposal - only a publc bin outside the complex 100 metres away. Surrounded by rubbish very unsightly and no way to separate recyclable waste. However, 300 metres away there are separate bins. Because it's all just too hard, people dump waste in onsite litter bins. The wifi is insecure, spasmodic and pathetic. It trips out every three minutes and makes you sign in again. It is very weak and it takes forever to do the most simple things like uploading photos to the cloud. It is stronger at reception but still inadequate. For any Kiwis reading this, the health and safety thing is worse than yours! Everyone has to wear bathing caps in the pool, pool closed when life guard not present. Pool hours 10 until 1 pm and 3 to 7. However 3 to 7 not guaranteed as pool cleaned during the day not at night. And of course no pool at siesta time because no life guard. So didn't use the pool either. The ubiquitous amplified poolside music not my thing either. I would have scored it very good except for the wi-fi thing. In this connected age being without wi-fi is like having an apartment without a toilet. Message to management - get your act together. A few small improvements would make your resort excellent.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JanMaria1 wrote a review Sep 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom20 contributions17 helpful votes
If you're arriving after 9.30pm the Reception is closed - we were lucky enough to find Andrea, who ran the bar and whose English meant that we were able to call Security whilst he spoke to them in Italian, to let us in. The rooms are basic but spacious - we had a 2-bedroom upper floor with balconies at each side which were lovely and meant that we could sit outside as the sun moved around. 1000 channels on the TV but only 3 in English - CNN, Aljazeera and DW News - we've never been so up on our worldwide current affairs! Kitchen includes a fridge, microwave and 2 electric hobbs - no kettle or toaster. The onsite dining facilities are extremely limited - no snacks other than a couple of croissants; the pizza slices on the bar menu possibly only present in high season. The only mini- market within walking distance is 2kms away but check the opening times on the door as they don't tally with the hotel info. But by the end of our 10 days, the shelves were emptying fast and I think they may have been shutting up for the season. Likewise, the only other restaurant next to to mini-market closed completely after 3 days so unless you plan to eat at the hotel (dinner 8pm-9pm) you have to stock up when you can. On the plus side, I've lost loads of weight! The pool is clean and well kept. Pool towels not provided. The bathing hats aren't as ridiculous when you're all wearing them - unless you're bald in which case you get a reprieve. But all the staff are young and friendly and as helpful as they can be, and it'll force you to learn a little Italian which is a good thing. Use the shuttle bus - the driver took us to Nardo for the market on Friday which was excellent. There are 2 other mini markets at San Isidoro beach and a butchers too. Go to Gallipoli- the bus is a good, cheap option and the old city really lovely. Overall, this is a lovely place but you're pretty stuffed without a car and if you don't like to walk. Wifi poolside or late at night.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Upper floor
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Beverley B wrote a review Jul 2017
Deal, United Kingdom301 contributions151 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks here. You do need to have a car to reach the resort but it will enable you to explore the surrounding area, and do your own thing. For us this was an RCI points holiday, and what we call a 'fly and flop' break. We stopped at a large supermarket on the way to the resort in order to stock up on food etc since we knew from past experience that that would give us more choice. It is also a really cost effective way to live for a fortnight. On arrival at the resort, we received a really friendly welcome, with juice and biscuits. The staff are mainly Italian speakers but there are a few who speak English, and they work hard to ensure that you are welcome and your needs are met. Our apartment was a one bedroom set up, with a combined kitchen and living area, bathroom and balcony. Everything was very clean, with plenty of towels, cutlery, saucepans, etc. The rooms are cleaned and new bed linen and towels provided once a week and you will have a note through the door telling of this the day before it happens. Bins are not emptied however and you are expected to use the recycling bins at the entrance to the resort. It is worth taking a corkscrew (the one provided was not very efficient) and buying a couple of wine glasses since none are provided (€1.5 euros in Coop supermarket). There are only two lots of shampoo provided, so take toiletries. You also need to provide your own towels for the pool, and you'll need swimming caps. The locals use material ones and you can buy these at the resort or if you use the supermarket at Lecce, there is a Decathalon next door. We did opt for the two meal option in the restaurant on one day, (€20 per person) but we were not impressed. Breakfast and the evening meal were buffets and a bit of a free for all with various dishes running out quite early on and replacements appearing slowly if at all. We had lunch in both Lecce and Gallipoli and found both to be every good value for money, and much cheaper than northern Italy. The resort has a shuttle bus that visits the local supermarket (small but with all the essentials, and a really good delicatessen section) the local rocky beach and sandy beach throughout the day. There are also trips to Lecce, Gallipoli and other attractions at reasonable prices if you don't want to drive yourself. There is a really good animation team at the pool and children are really well catered for both in the shallow children's pool and undercover, to one side of the pool, allowing parents to have some down time. The pool is open from 10 until 1 and then 3 until 7. There is a very competent and conscientious lifeguard throughout this time who also helps with umbrellas etc. There are also activities for adults and the team makes contact with everyone around the pool and encourages people to participate; again a number of them speak English and are eager to practise their skills. Music is played throughout the day while the pool is in use no there are evening events under the covered area. If you want peace and quiet then do try and secure an apartment away from the pool. It is also nice to be on the second floor since you will have a balcony, rather than people walking past your outside seating area. There is a play area in a wooded area on site, and it is possible to take your dog to this resort. Air conditioning is provided in the bedroom and living area, and can be left running throughout the day.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Second floor, away from the pool.
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Barbara B wrote a review Apr 2017
Richmond Hill, Canada15 contributions11 helpful votes
We had read reviews before booking here and we were not expecting great things. Even so, we were disappointed. First, the good news. The location was central to many of the sites we wanted to visit. The hotel provides the minimum required accommodations. The rooms are modest but furnished with rusted appliances and uncomfortable furniture and the TV didn't work. The place was fairly clean. Now for the bad news. The residence is located about a 15-20 minute from the nearest town. The driving instructions to reach the hotel were vague and ambiguous. They either didn't give distances or the distances were in error. They did not provide GPS coordinates. It advertises that it has a breakfast bar. All you can get at the breakfast bar is a coffee and a croissant and they want six euros per person to eat there. They say they have a restaurant 500 m away but in May it is not open. They charge an obligatory €30 per person for access to the pool and to the beach. (We never did find the beach). The price also includes a shuttle bus to the mini mart that is only open part of the day. There is no shuttle bus in May. There is Wi-Fi access at the lobby only. The lobby is closed from 1-3 pm and after 8:30 pm. Once the lobby is closed there is no Wi-Fi. Even when the lobby was open the Wi-Fi often didn't work. Fortunately we had a car and were able to travel to the nearest town to Puerto Cesareo and find real food and real Wi-Fi, although parking was a challenge at times. Otherwise we would've been trapped and we would have starved to death.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Nearby attractions include Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio (3.0 miles), Nardo (4.5 miles), and Porto Selvaggio (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gli Artigiani, La Dispensa Dei Raccomandati, and Il girone dei golosi trattoria di tradizione.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Torre Uluzzo (4.2 miles), Il Castello Acquaviva (4.6 miles), and Chiesa di Sant'Antonio da Padova (4.1 miles).
Does Hotel Residence Porto Selvaggio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.