We stayed here from 1st to 11th of September 2012.
We had an afternoon flight arriving at the hotel around 9pm. As the dining room was closed, we were given a nice buffet in our room. The room was on the first floor with a terrace looking out across the gardens towards the sea. The room itself was clean and tidy with adequate storage for clothes etc. However it would have benefitted from an electric point near the mirror and also a room safe (Free safes were available behind reception).Unfortunately the air conditioning was not very effective rarely getting the temperature below 25C.The bathroom had a small bath with shower and also a bidet.
The hotel itself was spotlessly clean as were both pools and the beach (the pool surround mentioned in previous reviews has been replaced).The staff overall were efficent but not overly friendly, possibly due to language difficulties.
The breakfast buffet was excellent with plenty of choice to suit most tastes. The dinner menu however was very basic. Most of the pasta dishes were fine but other dishes were substandard with some being the worst we have ever eaten in our many visits to Italy.
We tried to arrange trips through the Hotel, the problem being that you needed a minium of six people before they could validate the trip.This meant that you did not know on what day the trip was going to happen. We eventually managed to arrange trips with a local taxi driver for a better price.
Torre Canne is approximately 15 mins walk along the beach or 30 mins walk along the road. There is very little of interest there other than the lighthouse and a short promenade.A few cafes and not much else.In the centre of the town is an ice cream parlour which is excellent.
There is also a nice restaurant next to the hotel car park specialising in seafood that is good value for money.
Overall the hotel is as described in the brochure. It caters mainly for Italians with a few British and other nationalities.It is ideally situated for a beach holiday,catering for young families and also elderly people.
We enjoyed our stay but found it difficult to get around without a car.We would advise a basic knowledge of Italian or else a good phrase book, as very few people in this region speak English.
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- Also Known As:
- Del Levante Hotel
- Del Levante Torre Canne
- Hotel Del Levante Torre Canne, Puglia, Italy