Let me state straight away that this is somewhat a biased review. My wife and I had our car broken into at Rena Beach near Porto Rotondo and absolutely everything stolen - we were left in swimming costumes with virtually nothing else: no passports, money, credit cards, clothing, truly no nothing. We still had the car and drove to Hotel Palumbalza, having stopped at a police station on our way. When we entered the lobby and approached the reception, we said straight away that we needed a lot of help, if at all possible. The receptionist thought we meant a lot of help with carrying our suitcases, but when we explained our position, he said they would do all they could to help - and help they did! We had so much support from all staff, that it practically wiped out our shocking experience. But let's hope nothing of the sort would happen to YOU, and let's concentrate on reviewing the hotel.
It is in a secluded position and it is thus expected you would come with a car or a coach. The car park is covered and large, but it is the grounds that are really extensive and beautiful - check out the pictures, pls. We booked a superior room and had, indeed, a large room with a large terrace, plenty of outdoor furniture and fabulous views. The room was perfect, and as we had no clothing to sleep in, we did not even need the air condition at the end of September The breakfast was plentiful, savoury and sweet, with fresh fruit and vegetable juices made to your special order, and any coffee you may wish. A large and deep swimming pool again offers wonderful views, and its salty waters makes you not forget you are right by the sea. The hotel beach is great for snorkeling, as there are all sorts of rocks with vegetation on them. For those preferring a sandy beach, it takes a 10-minute walk along the sea to reach a stunning Marinella beach - HIGHLY recommended!