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All reviews old town the main square tasting menu roof terrace top floor hotel is located spent nights breakfast and dinner free parking bruschettas staff were brilliant breakfast was excellent the hotel reception fantastic room the hotel is clean coffee and croissant spa
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Right from the start the staff were very accommodating and informative. As the holiday went on the staff were very helpful especially when there were no available taxis on a Sunday. The photos on the site DO NOT do this place justice, at all. The interior and view from the room was rustic and chic. The spa was very comfortable and cosy but most of all beautiful built into the original rustic building. As an English couple communication was occasionally a slight issue, but there was always a member of staff available who we could be referred to who could help.
The surrounding area was picturesque but kinda grinds to a holt midday every day between 1200-1600 which is awkward and annoying if you like a lay-in.
The breakfast was the one slight let down and the main reason for one less star. Italian breakfast is by no means the same affair it is in the UK or a lot of other European countries - more of a coffee and croissant vibe. However, we found other places in Puglia to have burrata or stracciatella available at breakfast with a few types of cured meats and bread with tomatoes and olive oil to make bruschettas. The Corte Altavilla breakfast was more pastry/fruit orientated, and only American coffee available instead of espresso.
Regardless we much enjoyed ourselves and had nothing to complain about. Thank you. taxis on a Sunday. The photos on the site DO NOT do this place justice, at all. The interior and view from the room was rustic and chic. The spa was very comfortable and cosy but most of all beautiful built into the original rustic building. As an English couple communication was occasionally a slight issue, but there was always a member of staff available who we could be referred to who could help.
The surrounding area was picturesque but kinda grinds to a holt midday every day between 1200-1600 which is awkward and annoying if you like a lay-in.
The breakfast was the one slight let down and the main reason for one less star. Italian breakfast is by no means the same affair it is in the UK or a lot of other European countries - more of a coffee and croissant vibe. However, we found other places in Puglia to have burrata or stracciatella available at breakfast with a few types of cured meats and bread with tomatoes and olive oil to make bruschettas. The Corte Altavilla breakfast was more pastry/fruit orientated, and only American coffee available instead of espresso.
Regardless we much enjoyed ourselves and had nothing to complain about. Thank you.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Greg B
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Letizia V, Proprietario at Corte Altavilla, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Dear guest,
thanks a lot for your beautiful review...
Above all .. I enjoyed the beginning of your review about .."Surprising smashin..".. Thanks a lot... It's how you live!
We're really trying the best to improve our services inside and outside the hotel and the good relation between quality of services and their prices. Your review is the mirror of our efforts started on July 2002, about 15 years ago.. And in these last months we developed organic and vegetarian menu in Goffredo, our restaurant on the terrace of Corte Altavilla.
I'm delighted to offer an authentic and real life experience of Puglia for you!
The hotel staff, the historic centre of Conversano and the history of Puglia farms are waiting again for you!
I hope to see you soon at Corte Altavilla!
Letizia Valenzano

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The hotel is really beautiful, the rooms are very different from the standard hotel room. Our view was amazing, just of the main square in Conversano. The staff were brilliant - especially Angela - who helped with so many things - helped us with the room, getting to a neighbouring village and sorting out the transfer amongst others. The restaurant on the top floor was also very good and we would love to back for another stay.

Room tip: Our first room was a bit noisey, so I would recommend staying in the main building, the same side as the restaurant and reception.
Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Location
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    • Service
Thank Doug M
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Letizia V, Proprietario at Corte Altavilla, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Dear guest,
thanks a lot for your beautiful review...
Above all .. I enjoyed the beginning of your review about .."Amazing hotel and village - the staff were awesome!".. Thanks a lot... It's how you live!
We're really trying the best to improve our services inside and outside the hotel and the good relation between quality of services and their prices. Your review is the mirror of our efforts started on July 2002, about 15 years ago.. And in these last months we developed organic and vegetarian menu in Goffredo, our restaurant on the terrace of Corte Altavilla.
I'm delighted to offer an authentic and real life experience of Puglia for you!
The hotel staff, the historic centre of Conversano and the history of Puglia farms are waiting again for you!
I hope to see you soon at Corte Altavilla!
Letizia Valenzano

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We have just spent 7 nights in the hotel. It is really lovely. The staff are very welcoming, our room was spotless. The location is perfect in the centre of the historic part of Conversano. The breakfast is good with a nice though not huge choice on the buffet. The dinners here are really excellent. In particular I recommend the Tasting Menu From the Land, a lovely 5 course meal - good value at €35. They also have lovely local wines. Thank you Claudio and the team for great service. We really enjoyed our stay.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank marymcc2013
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Letizia V, Proprietario at Corte Altavilla, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Dear guest,
thanks a lot for your beautiful review...
Above all .. I enjoyed the beginning of your review about .."A real medievale treat".. Thanks a lot... It's how you live!
We're really trying the best to improve our services inside and outside the hotel and the good relation between quality of services and their prices. Your review is the mirror of our efforts started on July 2002, about 15 years ago.. And in these last months we developed organic and vegetarian menu in Goffredo, our restaurant on the terrace of Corte Altavilla.
I'm delighted to offer an authentic and real life experience of Puglia for you!
The hotel staff, the historic centre of Conversano and the history of Puglia farms are waiting again for you!
I hope to see you soon at Corte Altavilla!
Letizia Valenzano

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

The hotel is at a perfect location in the old part of the town, its beautifully designed with many medieval-ish and romantic details. The hotel is clean, the bed was very cosy, the staff was friendly and breakfast was excellent, fresh eco food was what I loved the most.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Shortee_79
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Letizia V, Proprietario at Corte Altavilla, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear guest,
thanks a lot for your beautiful review...
Above all .. I enjoyed the beginning of your review about .."Charmingly medieval".. Thanks a lot... It's how you live!
We're really trying the best to improve our services inside and outside the hotel and the good relation between quality of services and their prices. Your review is the mirror of our efforts started on July 2002, about 15 years ago.. And in these last months we developed organic and vegetarian menu in Goffredo, our restaurant on the terrace of Corte Altavilla.
I'm delighted to offer an authentic and real life experience of Puglia for you!
The hotel staff, the historic centre of Conversano and the history of Puglia farms are waiting again for you!
I hope to see you soon at Corte Altavilla!
Letizia Valenzano

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Having thought the hotel was in Bari, it came as a big surprise that I had actually booked a hotel in Conversano. We arrived feeling irritable and tired after a loong day of travel, so arriving at this hotel was a wonderful surprise. Warm welcome, beautiful bedroom. Good facilities. Ideally located. Wonderful breakfast and the dining room on the upper floors with lovely views. Helpful staff organising us a taxi on a Sunday as buses don't run.
Highly rated,

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
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Thank Sharon M
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Letizia V, Direttore at Corte Altavilla, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Dear guest,
thanks a lot for your beautiful review...
Above all .. I enjoyed the beginning of your review about .."Conversano surprise".. Thanks a lot... It's how you live!
We're really trying the best to improve our services inside and outside the hotel and the good relation between quality of services and their prices. Your review is the mirror of our efforts started on July 2002, exactly 15 years ago.. And in these last months we developed organic and vegetarian menu in Goffredo, our restaurant on the terrace of Corte Altavilla.
I'm delighted to offer an authentic and real life experience of Puglia for you!
The hotel staff, the historic centre of Conversano and the history of Puglia farms are waiting again for you!
I hope to see you soon at Corte Altavilla!
Letizia Valenzano

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