This is a almost a five-star-experience - with a few flaws.
First, the rooms: wonderful, modern, minimalistic, classy, elegant and very spacious rooms with private patios including sunchairs and table with chairs in the back.
bathroom is a bit small compared to the rest of the room, also, the toilette is not in a separate room which could have easily been planned, as the place is completely newly built.
Biggest drawback in the room: if you have a neighbour, you'll hear him: When in the bathroom, you hear all the bathroom noises, when the bathroom door is closed, you still hear talking. Again, as the place is newly built, soundproof walls should have been considered.
At the time we stayed there, only four of the 20so rooms were booked, so the noise level could have been easily avoided, would they have let one room empty in between and we wouldn't have noticed.
The grounds: beautiful gardens, enormous lake-like pool, we have never seen a bigger one anywhere, and we travel a lot. It's amazing to swim in, grounds and pool are kept absolutely clean at all times. wonderful to relax; as well as the lounge inside.
Breakfast: besides a small fruit plate, two mini-croissants and a slice of ham, which are served immediately, everything is a la carte - which is usually fine, only here the staff is not organized at all. If you order eggs, fruits, cheese and cuts, they let you wait for 20 minutes or so (again, only four rooms booked at that time) to then serve everything at the same time. Only if you ask, you can get prosciutto, cheese, etc., WHILE the kitchen prepares the eggs.
If the place is really full, this system will not work out.
The place is in the middle of south Apulian nowhere, you have to take the car for everything; which was fine for us. You just should now ahead, that there's nothing around in walking distance.
Overall: The grounds and rooms have total potential of a real five-star-luxury experience, the service flaws at breakfast and the noise level in the rooms are a downside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Furnirussi Tenuta is located in Serrano, in the heart of the Grecia Salentina, surrounded by the biggest organic fig plantation in Europe: 4500 trees on 20 hectars. A resort in Puglia where the perfumes and colours of the mediterranean countryside are a basic part of the atmosphere, at only 12 km from Otranto. Furnirussi has got 24 Junior Suite equipped with all luxury comforts. The bedrooms on the ground floor create a delicious court, embellished by a rich Mediterranean vegetation. This resort in Puglia has also two elegant Suite Superior with terrace of 70 mq, large bathrooms, cromotherapy showers, panoramic bathtubs. In the lobby, an elegant chimney made of pietra leccese, welcomes guests in an ambience which enforces the precious design of the estate. Furnirussi Tenuta offers to its guests a high quality restaurant service, through the preparation of fresh products, 0 km, organic and seasonal fruits cultivated within the Furnirussi estate and important fine dishes prepared by the master chef. Moreover the resort in puglia has an exclusive SPA with massage rooms, Kneipp bath, Jacuzzi and Hammam build within the calcareous stone. Outside, the swimming pool with biodesign technology, which seems a lake, is surrounded by a tiny camphor wood and is perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape. The ideal place where enjoy the bright sun of Salento, in the silence of the countryside, for the total wellness of body and mind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Furnirussi Tenuta Italy/Serrano