Fodor's Expert Review Masseria Montelauro

SP358, Otranto, Apulia, 73028, Italy

Beautifully restored, with high style interiors, this 19th-century former masseria is an oasis of comfort just a short drive from lovely Otranto. In its long history, the building has also served as a monastery, herbal pharmacy, discotheque, and restaurant. Now it offers whitewashed Mediterranean minimalist chic, with wrought-iron beds, arched ceilings, gorgeous stone-and-marble bathrooms, and flowing white drapes—and the lobby looks like something out of a magazine. Much of the delicious food is plucked from the hotel's own garden, which includes 110 fruit trees, and lunch can be taken poolside.

PROS

  • <PRO>interesting building</PRO>
  • <PRO>lovely grounds and pool</PRO>
  • <PRO>friendly, helpful service</PRO>

CONS

  • <CON>car is absolutely necessary</CON>
  • <CON>food is pricey</CON>
  • <CON>some rooms rather stuffy</CON>

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Family
Sophisticated
Countryside
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0836-806203

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr., Free breakfast

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