We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A wonderful two-night stay at Panareo”
Review of Masseria Panareo

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Masseria Panareo
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Otranto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2013

After a bit of a challenging arrival (we definitely did not arrive the most efficient way) we were thrilled to see the lovely grounds of this family-run masseria with a stunning view over the sea in the distance. We accidentally arrived from the south, which gave us a chance to see the magnificent coastline between Otranto and Santa Cesaria Terme. You shouldn't miss this if you're in the area.

The hotel is really beautiful and cosy, thanks to an ever-present fire in both the lobby area and the magnificently restored dining room. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. One night we found the dining room cool (after all, it was December!) so they set up a new table for us right in front the of the large fireplace.

The hiking from their doorstep is easy; the ocean is only about a thirty minute walk away. Worth a trip up to the tower for an amazing view of the coast-line.

The icing on the cake for us was an impromptu cooking lesson by Alessandro and Ricardo. They taught all six of us make and roll our own pasta; such fun!

Room Tip: The room overlooking the sea was lovely, but the rooms in the back with a patio have an outdoor show...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank personfromtoronto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (244)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

44 - 50 of 244 reviews

Reviewed November 10, 2012

We chanced upon this masseria on the spur of the moment and liked it so much we stayed 5 nights having originally booked only 2. The location overlooking the sea is lovely, our room again overlooking the sea was really comfortable and the decor and furnishings were simple but elegant. Ask for room 6 when booking!. The dining room was lovely and the food excellent. The hosts were friendly and stayed in the background but were always on hand to provide all we needed. The masseria was officially closed for November but they willingly opened up for us and provided log fires in the dining room and lounge area just for us. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

Room Tip: Ask for room 6 as it has a lovely view over the sea.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Andrew J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This was part of our week's trip to Puglia and we stayed two nights. The intial impression is outstanding - everything seems right. Our initial welcome by our receptionist was fine and she was most helpful and spoke good english. We had an excellent room and the others seemd fine too. Breakfast was OK and there is an outdoor pool with plenty of seating and shade.
However, the evening meals were a disappointment. On our second night the service was apalling - we had to wait (all guests) for 40 minutes for our first course when we were on a demi-pension (so choice needed to be made!). I think they had some staffing problems but there was no attempt to explain what was happening and no apology or acknowledgement afterwards.
On our first night the service was slow, but not as bad as the second, and the food was quite good on the first night. It was substandard in relation to their market positioning on the second night.
The owners did not convey any warmth to the gusets that we could observe, although most of the staff were fine.
Be cautious about this venue....

Room Tip: All the rooms are probably OK but be aware that the car park is some way from the room locations.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Cambridgeblue65to67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

beautiful unspoilt sea view in a distance, infinity pool, rarely busy. shaded areas under the ancient olive trees, great deck chairs. room v hot, air con not coping well, replica farmhouse decor pleasant, nice curtains, bathroom small. shared but quite private garden, table and chairs, but often found the residents upstairs sitting in my chairs. Breakfast - usual drinks, supermarket job, fresh nice croissants, ricotta cheese, home baked quiche and cakes. Tried to eat thee in the evening, misunderstanding from the waitress ( v kind nice girl by the way) of what we can order what we can't. fresh fish was gone by 8 o"clock, only frozen at a quite pricey price. calamari, stringy, poorly cleaned. Fresh pasta dish dry, assembled rather than cooked together. Complained, nothing happened. Lunch time coffees were always accompanied by lovely cakes (generous portion) and a friendly service.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank WestCountryFroggy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed 3 days at Masseria Panareo, with our 4 year old son and 1 year old daughter. That was all fantastic, the view, the room, the stuff, the slow food kitchen!

Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
Thank topike
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed just two night at Masseria Panareo but we would like to come back soon.
We were travelling around the region but staying at the extreme East of Italy in an amazing area in a structure like this one was one of the best moment of the road trip.
Our room was wide and comfortable with a private terrace too.
There is a large infinity swimming pool with an amazing view on the sea, field and Torre Sant'Emiliano with all facilities.
Breakfast and dinner are served in the main vaulted ceiling room or in the terrace. Both are delicious, typical but creative cooking.
Staff is professional, kind and nice.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Bliss984
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 9, 2011

We stayed here with our 5 year old daugher for a week. Though initially we had been put in an upstairs room. When we asked to change this was done the next day ,despite the hotel being busy. We moved to a lovely room with private outside space for our daughter to play in.
The view from the pool and outdoor restaurant was great . The pool was excellent and never busy. The grounds of the hotel were immaculately kept and the hotel grounds always felt quiet and spacious.
The staff at breakfast and dinner were charming,efficient and friendly without being intrusive and made us feel welcome. They were very good with our daughter and always ensured that she got her food first.
The wine was very good and the food was generally good ( some of it was very good)although some of it was not to our taste rather than anything being wrong with it.
We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel and were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank glee53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Otranto hotels
1.9 mi away
Hotel Masseria Bandino
Hotel Masseria Bandino
#1 of 40 in Otranto
530 reviews
3.0 mi away
Corte dei Melograni Hotel Resort
3.0 mi away
Tenuta Centoporte
Tenuta Centoporte
#10 of 40 in Otranto
365 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero
3.1 mi away
Relais Valle Dell'Idro
Relais Valle Dell'Idro
#5 of 40 in Otranto
463 reviews
3.1 mi away
Hotel San Giuseppe
Hotel San Giuseppe
#19 of 40 in Otranto
237 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Masseria Panareo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Masseria Panareo

Address: Masseria Panareo 1 | Parco di Porto Badisco, 73028, Otranto, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Otranto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Otranto
Price Range: $104 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Masseria Panareo 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a large garden, surrounded by olive trees, Masseria Panareo features an outdoor pool with panoramic views of the Pulia countryside. It offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.Rooms have a classic country style and many feature the vaulted ceilings typical of the region. All are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.The Panareo Masseria's restaurant serves regional and Italian dishes, made with fresh, local ingredients. Meals are accompanied by a range of wines.Located 8 km from the town of Otranto, this residence is a 40-minute drive from Lecce. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your Masseria Panareo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing