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“Best villa for outside space ever visited!”
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Villa Gemelli
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17 reviews
Villa Gemelli
12m x 6m Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Steve's Bar - Poolside Relaxation
Fancy a beer?
Sunbeds
Seating by Steve's Bar
Sail Shade Area
Lounge
Main Bedroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Kitchen
Pizza Oven and BBQ Outside Dining
View from Roof Terrace
Anyone for Table Tennis?
Garden
Herb Garden
Ostuni - The White City
Ostuni Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ostuni, Province of Brindisi, Puglia

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Barry B
Paphos, Cyprus
2 reviews
“Best villa for outside space ever visited!”
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The experience of staying at Villa Genelli was excellent from start to finish. The owner provided fantastic detail of the villa and surrounding area before we travelled and superb instructions on how to get to the villa from the airport. Nothing was too much trouble.
The villa is in a quiet area only 10 minutes drive from Ostuni

The villa is clean and comfortable and very well stocked with appliances cutlery and tableware. Air conditioning was a god send with temperatures in the mid 40s. With grown up children in tow, 6 people using the one bathroom needed to be well co-ordinated! No great issue for us but would have benefited from an additional bathroom.
The real delight of the place is the outside space. A really large pool, plenty of areas for sitting sunbathing and relaxing including a roof top terrace with ample chairs and sun beds - all comfortable and stylish plus orchard, vegetable patch, table tennis. The barbecue in a separate seating area was right next to the fantastic pizza oven which we used a few times to cook on (thanks again to some detailed instructions from Steve)
Then there was the bar....at the end of the swimming pool with fridge and freezer - it was just like having your very own private hotel. Idyllic!!
The gardener, the pool man and the cleaners were all unobtrusive and Colleen was brilliant if ever we had an issue (rarely). For example, the villa is served by a well and requires water delivery. We ran out 1 afternoon and Colleen had a delivery to us within an hour and a half. Very impressive!

Ostuni itself is lovely with many nice bars and restaurants to frequent. Those recommended by the owner were spot on! Taxis to and from can work out expensive though (50euro round trip)

Would I recommend this villa - you bet I would. A really great place and superb customer service all round. A great holiday experience - Thank you Steve!

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Management Response
Sep 14, 2017
Thank you very much Barry for your fantastic review, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Gemelli. We are meeting a surveyor next month to see whether we can get planning permission for a second bathroom, possibly an en-suite to the main bedroom, as we appreciate that 6 people sharing one shower / toilet requires military style planning :-)
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Louisa R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday house. Fabulous pool area”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed here for two weeks last summer and it was complete relaxation from the moment we arrived. Comfortable house, but the real selling point was the pool, garden and bar area. The pizza oven seemed challenging, but once we got the hang of it, we hardly needed to use the local pizzerias. Fabulous welcome pack which was more like a luxury Christmas hamper. Clean, well equipped and service that seemed to do above and beyond. Truly great holiday house

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Liked best: Pool and bar area
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2015
Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and mastered the pizza oven :-) We always include a welcome pack as we feel it is a great way to start a holiday, especially after a long journey. Hopefully you will return to Villa Gemelli in the future.
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anita_sca...
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect villa”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Villa Gemelli. We arrived in the dark after flight delays and were very happy to find a welcome pack of food, a well equipped kitchen and comfy bedrooms; but it was waking up next morning to sunshine and discovering the large garden and pool area that delighted us all. We loved Steve's bar, and eating our lunch/dinner in different parts of the property. Being able to pick figs, grapes and apples from the garden was a great novelty. We discovered long hidden table tennis skills and although we meant to go for a bike ride we didn't quite make it. But we did have a barbecue.
We really liked the seating area by the pool with the very attractive loungers and the swimmers made good use of the diving board and lilos.

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Liked best: Everything had been thought of.
Liked least: Driving along the narrow lanes near the property.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2015
Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Gemelli. It sounds like you made very good use of the facilities and you are always welcome back.
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Henlow
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review, I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Gemelli. Maybe we can welcome you back again one day.
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Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Liked best: The facilities offered at the villa
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2014
Wow, thank you very much for spending the time to write such a fabulous review. We are really pleased that your enjoyed your stay at Villa Gemelli and it sounds like you really made the most of the facilities.
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DorsetNut...
Dorset
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Idyllic home from home”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Thanks to the organisation and thought put into this villa by the owners we were immediately made very welcome, felt looked after and had a welcome hamper on arrival which had everything we needed until we could make it to the supermarket. The kitchen is well equipped, even ice-packs for picnics were ready to use. The villa is furnished in a relaxed Meditterannean style. Gorgeous covered al-fresco dining facilities on the patio overlooking the pool provided welcome shade from the the heat. Lovely pool was cleaned twice a week and lights up beautifully in the evenings. The poolside bar was a great feature with more seating by the pool and bar for extra sun worship! Wonderful pizzas using the pizza oven and a good few bbqs were had too. The terrace on top of the villa gave 360 degree views to watch the sun go down. Villa was easy to keep cool during the day and, on the one night we had cold weather, we were able to have a roaring log fire! We didn't need it but there is aircon too. It is wonderfully quiet but only 5 minutes from town and supermarkets/restaurants.

About 10 mins drive to old Ostuni which is really worth a visit. Plenty of restaurants to chose from and the food was fabulous and very reasonably priced. Staff were extremely polite and friendly and sometimes able to help with my extremely poor Italian!! A visit to the local fruit and veg shops is a must - absolutely gorgeous produce!!

Thank you for a wonderful holiday - hope to be back soon!!

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Liked best: Alfresco dining, pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 27, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Gemelli.
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Sh4ver
Ringwood, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Really cannot fault this little piece of Italian heaven!

From the start, with the very friendly, but professional meet & greet and the thoughtful welcome pack, we knew this was going to be a great holiday.

The location felt very rural & peaceful yet was less than 5 minutes from Ostuni itself and all the glorious bars and eating establishments that it offers. Just the contrast we were looking for.

We were torn everyday between wandering around town, discovering yet another beautiful beach (15 mins away), exploring the local region (loads within an hour max to see) or just crashing by the pool.

The villa has every amenity you could want for. Clean, comfortable and cool interior. Spacious grounds with a fantastic pool & outside bar area which really allows you to relax, whilst the outside pizza oven and BBQ area will appeal to anyone with a culinary bent. We certainly enjoyed many evenings relaxing on the sun lounger roof area, catching the last rays of the day with the smell of the BBQ wafting up. Lovely!

Can't recommend this villa highly enough in my opinion. A big thank you to the owners for all the information provided before we travelled & the step by step arrival guide which allowed us to relax from the moment we stepped off the plane. Hope to visit again in the very near future.

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Liked least: Nothing at all
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jul 1, 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed all of the facilities at the villa as well as exploring the surrounding area.
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