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Masseria Montelauro
Ranked #25 of 40 Hotels in Otranto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I just loved this place! The setting was charming - I love walking around the grounds looking at all the fruit trees and flowers. I also enjoyed hearing the donkeys "call" for their dinner, fortunately they were quiet at breakfast... My room was spacious and clean, with unfussy decor. It was bright and airy, with a pretty view of the grounds. The bed was big and comfortable. I really like the bathroom light fixtures, they cast a pretty pattern on the walls. The breakfasts were very good, but the group dinner they prepared for us was a feast for the eyes and palate!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My family and I spent 5 nights at this masseria. We had such a lovely time - the masseria was beautiful, the pool was so relaxing, and everyone we met was very friendly. Other than the air-con not working at first, our rooms were perfect and very pretty. Breakfast was nice, and dinner was very good (we ordered way too much and they are massive portion sizes) but the food itself was really good quality. We loved our stay at this masseria, and will hopefully be returning next year!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Louisa M
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Masseria Montelauro in July 2013. It's a beautiful place in a very nice and relaxing setting. The pool is very pretty and the garden around too. We had a junior suite which was very spacious but with a very small bathroom and a tiny shower that leaked every time we took a shower and the water would come inside the room. The breakfast was very poor and the dinner was nothing special with limited choice. The hotel clearly had a major lack in service and was missing this extra small but important thing: warmth and generosity.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Elie S
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was the second masseria on our stay in Puglia. It was less than the first one (villa cenci near Cisternino), but still very nice.
It was located near the road so we heard a lot of cars passing when sittng by the pool. There were a lot of children, though the hotel owners are not to be by the nose they made. It was more a family masseria in my opinion.
The rooms were nice and cosy and clean, but the airconditioning barely worked. It just blew air and at night it made a lot of noise. My parents' airco broke down and the owners did nothing to replace it. They said most of the airconditioners were broken... So our two nights were hot and with little sleep. We also had ants in the bathroom.
The breakfast was good with fresh products and we dined one night. It was a relief you didn't have to take a full menu, because for small eaters four courses are way too much.
A downside was that my sister's sunglasses had dissapeared and seemed to be stolen. A shame since the entire domain was enclosed with a gate that closed. The hotel owners are not to blame, but did little to help us and we had to mail them to ask if they found it or not.
The pool tasted strange and didn't seem very clean next to the other masseria (even birds drank from that pool). I'm not sure this was because of all the children or no chlorine.

At first sight a very nice hotel, but for the price we paid we expected a lot more (compared to the other masseria). We had a bit of misfortune, so I wouldn't avoid this hotel. But I recommend to keep a close eye on hour belongings. Still, there are better masseria's in Puglia if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

Room Tip: Not near the pool (if there are children, they make a lot of noise). Otherwise, it provides grass an...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights mid-June. Highly recommended - very stylishly decorated, nice rooms, excellent pool, lovely staff, close to delightful Otranto, easy striking distance to Gallipoli, Lecce and St Maria de Leuca (don't miss the dramatic coastal drive from Uggiano) - what could be better? Well, just one thing.... the breakfasts are great but dinner is basic to say the least. With better food this place would be almost perfect.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank simon_rosie
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed here in mid-May, for two nights and this hotel was very very good. Our room was large, air conditioning worked, breakfast was good, dinner was good, pool was big and refreshing, spa was not tried. Staff was very helpful, friendly and all in all a super good stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul R
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a lovely small farmhouse/inn about 2 miles from the Otranto city center. The rooms and public areas of the masseria are made of the local light beige stone with whitewashed walls. My "camera superior" had a beautiful vaulted ceiling of local tufo stone. The room was entirely done in white and light beige with some wrought iron accents. There is a tv and telephone in the room. The Wi-Fi only works in the public areas (reception lounge and perhaps outdoors by the pool). The Wi-Fi service is, however, spotty. In the rooms, the following are provided: slippers (no robe), a combination hair/body shampoo, lotion and a small safe (an iPad won't fit). The pool area is very pretty. Each afternoon, a set menu for the evening's dinner is displayed at reception (a full and very ample 3-course menu was 35 Euros but you may also order any item/s a la carte). I ate at the masseria both nights, and the food was absolutely fantastic. The dining room, again in tufo stone with vaulted ceilings, is very nicely decorated.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Masseria Montelauro

Address: Uggiano Localita Montelauro, 73028, Otranto, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Otranto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Otranto
#15 Romantic Hotel in Otranto
#15 Luxury Hotel in Otranto
Price Range: $88 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Masseria Montelauro 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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