It maybe a little hard to find; but it is absolutely worth the journey! We stayed here at the tail end of September with the intention of finding a base to explore the sights and tastes of Solento. We had originally booked TMLM for one night; but after seeing it, it's surroundings and experiencing the hospitality of Giovanni and Sylvania, we stayed two more. TMLM had now become our base of exploration.
The rooms were spacious, clean and well appointed. Each room has AC, ensuite with excellent showers, TV and fresh Linen every day. The breakfast was a step above continental, with fresh fruit and pastries, served in the lovely common area.
What sets this a step above your average B&B, is the sheer hospitality of your hosts. They set up wine tastings, olive oil tastings. They made us reservations at their favourite local restaurant and a fantastic one in Lecce. Gave us directions to one of the best beaches in Italy and tried to book us umbrellas and chairs there!
Even if the actual B&B was half the quality, the hospitality is worth the visit alone. We recommend this B&B whole heartedly. If your coming to Puglia, exploring the Salento or just passing through, your opinions of what a true B&B should be will be defined here.
a personal note to Giovanni and Sylvania:
Thank you for everything. You made our trip to Puglia. When we think of Southern Italy, you will always be in our thoughts. We felt like family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The estate is located in Monks The Murra Apulian countryside and offers free bike rental and tastings of wines and oils. It is located 20 minutes drive from the center of Lecce and the beaches of Porto Cesareo. The Monks The Murra is a charming country estate with a striking red facade. It offers a free shuttle service to Carmarthen, a small village situated 1 km away. The rooms are bright and colorful, featuring modern bathrooms and furniture in rustic style. ... more less
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