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Reviewed October 1, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay at Il Melograma and especially loved its convenient location to the area’s sights not least being only a few minutes from the wonders of Monopoli.

Our junior suite was very generous in size, had a sun baked terrace, well furnished including with two bathrooms and probably the best showers of our near one month in the region. The room was also equipped with a fabulous coffee machine and missed nothing apart from an iron!

Service was generally excellent from reception’s Ilenia to the pool guard and housekeeping really outstanding including a comprehensive turn down service.

Breakfast was included in our stay and was again fabulous. In addition to a generous buffet, fresh juices, machine coffee and eggs/bacon were available to order at no further costs. Iliaria at the breakfast service was incredibly charming and obliging. Unfortunately the male servers at breakfast were too often arrogantly unhelpful and should take a leaf out of their female colleagues.

In my view the masseria offers great value and we would unhesitatingly return and recommend.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Rodney17
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Il Melograno is in a lovely country spot a few miles from Monopoli. The property is quite spread out but easy enough to find your way around once you learn the layout.

We were upgraded to a suite which was a plus. A beautiful room with two bathrooms and excellent lighting.

The negatives revolve around the service in the restaurant and bar. We ate in on our first of four nights. The food was disappointing and the service not over attentive.

We found the breakfast choice was good but some of the waiting staff were grumpy and did not smile.

At the bar we always had to go and find someone as no one was ever present at the bar. Not clever for a five star rated hotel.

We did enjoy our stay but had to drive into Monopoli every evening as the food was not good enough at the hotel.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Ashley d
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Lovely quiet hotel set just outside Monopoli. The rooms are decorated in a 'classic' non modern way but are still nice and typical of the location.

The breakfast and general food was outstanding. The pool area is nice and quiet although the pool was not heated and there were quite a few wasps buzzing around annoying people.

All the staff were friendly and attentive and we enjoyed the Tamirici beach club as well.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank scottl999999
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Il Melograno was a great place to start our trip in Puglia. The service was excellent; not necessarily attentive but very considerate. We loved the pool, the grounds were beautiful, and we had a spacious room with two bathrooms. We were in room 123. The hotel has convenient and well run shuttle service to Lido Tamerici, their sister property; we had a very fun beach day there during our stay. The continental breakfast was excellent, fresh, and had many choices, and all with a harpist playing throughout. The only cons were the limited outlets in the room (only one on the bathroom) and the insane amount of bees in the breakfast area and by the pool - I understand it’s outdoors but clearly there is a hive way too close to the outdoor dining area and pool. I was stung during our first breakfast and subsequently swarmed any time I had food or a drink by the pool.But overall, this was a minor inconvenience in what was a wonderful stay.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank chpineiro
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This place is beautiful. Amazingly kept, the rooms a spacious and well appointed and the grounds are beautiful. It's such a shame that they weren't able to provide the kind of service expected for this sort of property & price.

There is a level of understaffing which contributes. Breakfast is very nice, but you need to ask to be seated and call out to get the attention of a waiters. It's not that they don't care - but they're super busy. Having said that, pool-side, the service is no better and you need to go and ask for a drink. We were here for a whole week so it's not like it's an isolated incident.

We also booked a cooking class which was very expensive and also the chef was nice, it was not a great expereince. We had to ask for a drink during the class.

Overall, this place could be amazing and there were flashes of excellent service when time & attitude were willing. We did make our displeasure know at checkout but nothing was really done about it.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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    • Service
Thank MarkDi
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DirettoreMelograno, Direttore vendite at Il Melograno, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Dear MarkDi,

Thank you for having chosen to stay at Il Melograno during your stay and for having taken a few moments to share your experience.

I was very sorry to see from your ratings that your stay was not to your complete satisfaction, especially because of the lack of service and cooking lesson not relevant.

Thank you for having taken the time to share additional comments as they allow me to better understand the source of the problems you may have encountered. I will speak to the relevant departments in order to improve upon our provided services.

Should you choose to return to Il Melograno in the future, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our staff as they are at your complete disposal and are very eager to be of assistance to make sure you enjoy a very pleasant stay.

I do hope you will return to stay with us again in the near future as we look forward to welcoming you back to Il Melograno and in Puglia.

Kindest regards,


Serena Pignataro
Sales & Marketing Executive

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