We really enjoyed staying here and it was mainly to do with the friendly and very helpful staff and the refreshing appearance of this Hotel. From the moment you walk in you feel that the management really care how the place is presented. They have certainly achieved as it gives off an air of chic. This is from the lovely chairs and tables to relax and have a drink, or the pretty flavoured water ready to quench your thirst any time of the day. Pleasant artwork as well.
The rooms are adequate and nice (with the bathrooms a bit on the small side) and the breakfast simple yet of good quality, yet enough to feel there is variety to make you look forward to the following morning's sitting.
The terrace is a real treat and great for getting a sun tan and chilling and reading. It would be an awesome place for a party with friends.
The real winner though is the very helpful staff. They were so helpful for us and even generously rang and made our take-away pizza order when we decided to have a quiet night in.
On the negatives, there is no parking aside from what you can find on the street. It was not busy season for us so we did not have a problem. No iron in the room or one to borrow. At least my shirts won't need a wash. I'm dumbfounded as to why a hotel does not have a iron and ironing board (or ironing service) to offer their guests. My parents have run an accommodation business since 1986 and we've always offered that as part of our service. In fact we have them in each room!
Finally, for a summer holiday hotel, I think the hotel should offer a pool. The Jacuzzi was nice (and free not like the last comment).
These last few points are the only reasons why the rating is very good and not excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 5 minutes walking from Otranto old town and from local beaches, the Relais Valle dell'Idro is an exclusive hotel where you can appreciate design and details attention. Its convenient location allows you to enjoy a breathtaking view of Valle dell'Idro, old town and Adriatic Sea. Rooms are comfortable, bright and chic. Distinguished by size they offer you the same facilities: smart rooms are perfect for short stays and younger guests; chic rooms larger in size. All rooms have a great attention for the details with lampanaki headboards, crystal glass doors, handmade stitched linen, curtains with an embroidery typical of San Leucio village with an image of a coral, lamps in wood and parchment. Relais Valle dell'Idro has an indoor and outdoor breakfast area, where breakfast "Dolce Risveglio" is served. The terraces is perfect for the "happy-hour" time at the sunset. There is also a roof top with solarium area and hot tub, and a relaxing area on the ground floor with sofas where our guests can enjoy an "after - dinner" drink. For keeping in shape, guests can benefit a well - equipped gym, a beauty center with possibility of booking massages and treatments. The polite and careful staff with its suggestions and advices makes Relais Valle dell'Idro the perfect place for relaxing. ... more less
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