Featured hotels in Salento

  • £167

    Average price per night

    Masseria Mongiò dell'Elefante, Otranto
    9.0 Superb 115 reviews
    Description Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, Masseria Mongiò dell'Elefante is situated in Otranto in the Apulia Region. The resort has a terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
    Review

    "Everything was perfect. Nothing was too much hassle for the staff, the pool was gorgeous and the nearby beach was dreamy."

    sarah. Netherlands
  • £75

    Average price per night

    Est hotel, Santa Cesarea Terme

    Est hotel

    Santa Cesarea Terme

    9.5 Exceptional 170 reviews
    Description Situated in Santa Cesarea Terme, Est hotel offers 4-star accommodation with free bikes, a terrace and a shared lounge.
    Review

    "Very good view to sea, staff is excellent, very clean, large room and bathroom"

    EITAN. Israel
  • £101

    Average price per night

    Montiro' Hotel, Leuca
    9.0 Superb 206 reviews
    Description With a peaceful location in the beautiful Salento area, Montiro' Hotel boasts a vast garden with a swimming pool and olive trees.
    Review

    "This is a very attractive resort/hotel. We stayed in a suite, very well designed, modern and well equipped. The staff was outstanding. Obviously we had been the only guests (!) and we had been treated..."

    Rolf. Switzerland
  • £126

    Average price per night

    Masseria Muntibianchi AgriResort, Otranto
    9.7 Exceptional 320 reviews
    Description Situated in Giurdignano, 4 km from Otranto, Masseria Muntibianchi AgriResort features a seasonal outdoor pool, sun terrace and lounge bar. Some rooms include a flat-screen TV and vaulted ceilings.
    Review

    "Simply everything! With pain in our hearts we left this location. The whole staff from cleaning to the director are very friendly and always at the service of the guests. Martha, we miss your big..."

    Marc. Belgium
  • £103

    Average price per night

    Grand Hotel Riviera - CDSHotels, Santa Maria al Bagno
    9.0 Superb 503 reviews
    Description Offering free WiFi throughout the property, a sun terrace with a swimming pool and a garden, Grand Hotel Riviera - CDSHotels is situated in Santa Maria al Bagno.
    Review

    "We stayed here just for one night while traveling around Puglia. The position of the hotel is good and the minimalistic white architecture doesn't interrupt the area. The comfort room is clean with..."

    Barbara. Slovenia
  • £276

    Average price per night

    Masseria Muzza, Otranto
    9.3 Superb 152 reviews
    Description Offering a free spa, 2 traditional restaurants, and rooms with a spa bath, Masseria Muzza is set 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Otranto and 3 km from Baia dei Turchi beach.
    Review

    "i have never been to a hotel with such amazing staff we felt like we were part of a family we were so sad to leave this incredible place. food in the restaurant was sensational ,the waiters, the pool staff,..."

    john. United Kingdom
  • £316

    Average price per night

    La Fiermontina Urban Resort in Lecce, Lecce
    9.5 Exceptional 109 reviews
    Description Offering an outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant, La Fiermontina Urban Resort is located in the centre of Lecce, in the Apulia Region.
    Review

    "Loved the location, the hotel itself, exceptional staff. Food was so good we didn’t eat anywhere else. Unsurpassable!"

    Glenys. New Zealand
  • £36

    Average price per night

    Tobacco Suite, Mesagne
    9.7 Exceptional 291 reviews
    Description Tobacco Suite in Mesagne has a shared lounge and a bar. Free WiFi is featured. At the hotel, rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV.
    Review

    "A lot of things: As a good base to explore the many places to visit: Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Lecce. Located ok.100m from the old town of Mesagne (absolutely worth a visit !!!). The building..."

    Paradajski. Poland
  • £65

    Average price per night

    Executive Inn Boutique Hotel, Brindisi
    9.1 Superb 576 reviews
    Description Hotel Executive Inn is located in Brindisi and it offers modern-style rooms and free WiFi throughout. A rich continental breakfast is provided daily in the shared dining area.
    Review

    "Everything was perfect. Good location and nice breakfast."

    Svetoslav. Bulgaria
  • £167

    Average price per night

    Hotel Cicò, Torre Santa Sabina
    9.2 Superb 128 reviews
    Description Hotel Cicò is located in Torre Santa Sabina, 40 metres from the Adriatic Sea beach. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
    Review

    "Lovely hotel with large bedroom. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast with a personal touch. Al Boschetto restaurant in Carovigno which was recommended by the manager was also excellent."

    D W Maughan. United Kingdom

Salento highlights

The watchtowers around Salento
The coast of Salento is speckled with numerous fascinating watchtowers, originally built in the 16th century to fend off pirates.
Try the mouthwatering pasticciotto
Visit one of the many cafés in Lecce’s Piazza Sant’Oronzo and relish this scrumptious mix of rustic pastry and creamy custard.
Punta della Suina Beach
Surrounded by a pine forest, the crystal-clear waters, fine sand and stunning views of historic Gallipoli make this beach a perfect paradise.
The Zinzulusa and Romanelli caves
Head to Castro on the Adriatic coast and take a boat tour on crystal-clear waters to visit these 2 picturesque caves.

A Magic Southern Jewel

Comprising the south part of Italy’s Region of Puglia, the Salento peninsula is located in the ‘heel’ of the Italian ‘boot’. With an unusual and beautiful landscape, it also has traditions shaped by explorers and invaders from a variety of cultures that reached its coasts.

If Salento is a jewel, the main piece is definitely the city of Lecce. Its walled historic centre is greatly admired for the uniqueness of its Baroque style. It also has a Roman theatre and a Greek amphitheatre, both still in use. Try a hotel in Lecce’s old town and go back in time!

Blessed with the waters from the Ionian and the Adriatic seas, its rocky coves and small sandy inlets contrast with the light blue waters. Popular beach hotels in Puglia’s Salento region are located near the Alimini Lakes and the Portoselvaggio Bay.

Other important coastal areas are Porto Cesareo, Torre dell'Orso, Santa Maria di Leuca and Santa Cesarea Terme. Gallipoli and Otranto deserve a visit not only for their beaches, but also because of their beautiful historic centres, mostly shaped during the Aragonese domination of the area.

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