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Tenuta Monacelli

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In the heart of an extraordinary land of Salento, 835 acres of ancient olive groves, a strong symbol of identify, surround Tenuta Monacelli that embraces Masseria Monacelli and Masseria Giampaolo. They are linked together by a path. The main reception, some rooms, breakfast room, restaurant and the other bedrooms at the Masseria Giampaolo just a 5 minutes beautiful and little walk away through the olive trees. A perfect equidistant base for sightseeing, the gorgeous baroque city of Lecce just 15 km away and a short drive from picturesque countryside and wonderful sandy beaches, turquoise sea water, ancient watchtowers historically used to ward off pirates and Saracens: a compendium of everything that is Salento. Two beautiful majestic historic buildings belonging to the same owner, formed of two areas of accommodation. Only 24 guestrooms are a mixture of standards, superiors and suites - all beautifully restored and some with high vaulted ceilings. Elegance, charme and comfort have been combined. The sumptuous suites are located in the two towers. Common to all rooms are an en-suite bathroom (some with bath tube and some with shower), hairdryer, television, telephone, mini-bar, safe and air conditioning The in-house restaurant "Rifugio del Re" is open for both lunch and dinner, serving a variety of dishes from the local area of Salento - some traditional and some with a modern twist to them. The farm produces a valuable first-class extra virgin olive oil, its cultivation and production takes months of patience and great care. It is a ritual that has been passed down through the centuries. The olive oil plays a large part in the recipes as does all the fresh vegetables and herbs which are grown in the gardens. A comprehensive wine list completes the picture ensuring that you have the perfect accompanying wine with your delicious meal. The real icing on the cake is the huge and Inviting outdoor swimming pool surrounded by comfy sunloungers shaded by parasols, you may wish to just while away your time here working up your appetite by doing a couple of lengths and then relaxing with a chilled drink and a tasty snack from the nearby bar. Plus there is a gym overlooking the pool. As lovely as the guestrooms are, the great location boasts the most spectacular outside areas; bright coloured flowers and age old trees sits between the two buildings. Guests can walk along the trails that wind through the park. The marvelous restored mill is still leaving the historic character of the property as it was intended. Picturesque setting for every kind of ceremony, the ideal scenario and delightful venue for meetings, seminars and private events. An enchanting land with uninterrupted views of the surrounding olive trees, timeless like the place where it is located, hidden in the archaic nature of Salento. Tenuta Monacelli and its two Masseria offer guests a friendly and generous welcome, a true Salento experience.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Refrigerator in room
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Papola Casale Airport26 km
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We spent four nights here as part of a tour. My room was very comfortable although a bit of a trek from the dining room but perhaps a good thing after a large meal. The staff were charming and helpful and looked after us very...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The marketing photos are pretty accurate, but don't quite do justice to the beauty of the area of olive grove around the pool. They also hide the primary function of this place, which seems to be as a wedding venue. (This is actually clear in...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

The tenuta is positioned very quiet, therefore we decided to take "mezzo pensione". We were not disappointed at all; all the plates and the wines were outstanding. The members of the personal were very kind and helpfull. The rooms were very luxury, spacy and clean...More

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Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Jo B
Response from TenutaMonacelliLecce, Maria Greco at Tenuta MonacelliResponded November 8, 2017

Dear Guest, we would like to sincerely thank you for your precious feedback regarding your recent stay at Tenuta Monacelli. We are more than happy to read you enjoyed every features, considering all the aspects from the location to the dinner. We aim to offer...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

Tenuta Monacelli is beautifully situated outside of Lecce in easy reach of beaches and the coastline. This property is a working olive oil farm and it's popular as a wedding location. The old olive trees that immediately surround the masseria are amazing to walk through...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Christopher T
Response from TenutaMonacelliLecce, Maria Greco at Tenuta MonacelliResponded October 31, 2017

Dear Christopher T. we would like to start by thanking you for taking the time to write this review and for your very kind words. We are absolutely delighted to discover how much you appreciated your stay with us, the particular experience you have appreciated...More

Reviewed September 28, 2017

This masseria is a very pleasant hotel, the surrounding settings are just wonderful. They managed to keep the ancient marvellous typical buildings and make it very comfortable, modern in one hand but charming & cosy at the same time. The service is very good &...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank PatShanghai
Response from TenutaMonacelliLecce, Maria Greco at Tenuta MonacelliResponded November 9, 2017

Dear Guest we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a delightful review about Tenuta Monacelli with so many details inside and kindness. Some places have a magic of their own, a magic that brings us so close to nature...More

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Sean R
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Dear Sir, dear Madam many thanks for your interest, please be informed that pool is exclusively reserved for our Guest. You may wish to know that we may book an accommodation for you, so you may enjoy our pool. We... More
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"No remarks, very satisfied."
Nov. 1, 2017
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"the rooms in Masseria Giampaolo are quiet and confortable"
Aug. 6, 2017
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"Take a room in the Tenuta not the main building"
Jul. 1, 2017
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"We had room 24 - triple aspect, quiet, spacious, outside seating."
Jun. 18, 2017
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US$177 - US$1,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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