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“Beautiful apartment in the centre of Ostuni”

Review of Casa Josephina

Upper Terrace with Sea & City Views
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Upper Terrace with Sea & City Views
Bedroom 1 Living Room with Sofa Bed
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30 reviews
Upper Terrace with Sea & City Views
Bedroom 1
Living Room with Sofa Bed
Kitchen
Kitchen Eating Area
Bedroom 2
Lower Terrace
Another View of LR with Sofa Bed & 180yr Old Antique Tile
Ground Level 'Garage' with sofa bed, seating, washer and 2nd bathroom.
Sea View from Upper Terrace
View from Terrace at Night
Pilone Beach
Beachfront Restaurant near Torre Canne (great fish, octopus & sea urchin)
Sampling from above.
Walls of Ostuni
Wandering the Streets of Ostuni
The Cathedral of Ostuni
View of Cathedral from Terrace at Night
Ostuni Beach
City Garden/Park
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ostuni, Province of Brindisi, Puglia

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soulsjs
Beaconsfield
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment in the centre of Ostuni”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We spent four wonderful nights at the Casa Josephina and loved every minute. The hosts are clearly lovely people and they make everything about your stay just perfect, from the ease of booking to the wealth of information supplied about Ostuni and the surrounding area. We loved the house and as others have said, the roof terraces are spectacular, even in April. I won't repeat what everyone else has said but will just a few things - we ate at Le Blanc de Vincenzo, which was fabulous, we bought fresh groceries at the local co-operative on the way to the Pink Lady, and we managed to travel around Puglia without a car just fine, even though everyone says you need a car!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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TravelBGS
Oregon
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The heart and soul of Ostuni”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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This rental was just as advertised. A typical Ostuni home with multiple levels and one of the best terraces in Ostuni. And I believe I can say that since, from this terrace, you can just about see all the others!! Do keep in mind that great views require a climb. :-). We also found the bed to be comfortable. This is rare for me.

The owners are quick to respond to questions via email and also make suggestions for places to eat. (See my review for Caffe Cavour) Our deposit was refunded before we got home.

You can get to the apartment with public transport. Get off at the Ostuni train station, pay 0.90€ for a bus ticket at the train station cafe, catch the bus directly in from of the station, (usually a bus departs 5-10 mins after train arrives), get off the bus at the stop right after Piazza Liberty on Corso Cavour (note this stop is only for coming into town, not leaving), and you are a five minute walk from the rental. The owners provide you with a map. I used google maps, online, to "see" the walk. (If you are bringing a ton of luggage, this will not work for you.). To return to the station catch the bus across the road from Piazza Liberty right in front of the tobacco shop, where you can buy tickets. (No bus stop sign) But they do have the schedule posted in their window.

Thank you for a lovely stay in Ostuni!

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1antoinet...
Hot Springs, South Dakota
2 reviews
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“Great Location, Wonderful Terrace”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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Our first trip to Ostuni. The house was all and more then expected. Great location and easy walk to town and the park. We loved the rooftop terrace. Booking was easy and our deposit refunded quickly. We would go back to Ostuni and stay at the Case Josephina.

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Liked best: The roof top terrace and location
Liked least: The bathroon shower curtain. It made showing a little hard.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed November 16, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Liked best: Cleanliness, furnishings and well-equipped. Fantastic outside terraces.
Liked least: Steepness of steps but not a propblem just part of character.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful apartment in excellent location, perfect for a getaway”
Reviewed October 16, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We decided to book an apartment instead of a hotel in Ostuni and chose Casa Josephina due to it's location and roof terrace. Debbie and Paul were fantastic from the moment I enquired about the availability, with fast responses and even helping me find a local hairdressers to put my hair up for my friends wedding day.

Pauline promptly met us on arrival, even though we arrived well after 10pm and showed us around the apartment. The apartment itself is beautiful, the owners have thought of every little thing to make it a perfect stay! My boyfriend was impressed with my choice and our friends liked it too. The bed in the main room is comfy, the sofa is comfy, the roof terrace is lovely to sit on and have a glass of wine watching the sunset or even to people watch across the roofs!

The location is ideal, two minute walk to the main square and plenty of bars/restaurants, 30 seconds to the park, 5 minutes to a spar shop.

My only regret is that we couldn't make the most of the apartment facilities, we didn't even manage to cook a meal or even spend much time chilling out there, due to being out and about for my friends wedding so much. However, if I ever return to the area then I will not need to look for anywhere else to stay as nowhere could be as perfect as Casa Josephina.

Book it now, you will not regret it!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Families with young children
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afcarter
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday home with fanatastic views in Ostuni”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We recently stayed at Casa Josephina and enjoyed it very much. It is a house with plenty of character combining the old with the new. On arriving up the first flight of stairs you are greeted with the living area with a lounge area and the bedrooms. The second bedroom has a door for privacy, the main double bed has a curtain to give you privacy should you need it. It also faces straight onto the TV which has a blue ray player and a selection of films should you want to watch TV. However my eye was caught by the chandelier and the brickwork on the ceiling which gave it the character. The area also has a bathroom, with the second bathroom downstairs in the utility/storage area.
You then proceed upstairs again to the Kitchen/ dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need should you want to cook whilst there. This area also leads out to the dining terrace with table and chairs, and then in our opinion the most used part of the house on our visit the rooftop terrace with great views over Ostuni town. We would have coffee in the morning, and drinks before and after dinner up here and enjoyed it every time. We also would come back in the afternoon from the beach Pilone 1 which is about 15 minute drive and has good facilities, and sit up here enjoying the sunsets before going out for drinks or dinner. The rooftop terrace also contains a barbecue which is another great way to spend cooking and eating al fresco.
The old town itself is less than five minutes stroll from the house and is a town that you could easily get lost in, but with each turn would discover another restaurant or bar. One of the bars we discovered was Gipas111 which is next to the Cathedral and has lovely outside seating on only what I can describe as Star bean bags. The whole place seem to come alive about 10pm every night with something going on either beside the Cathedral or in the main Piazza.
On the whole a very relaxing holiday and would thoroughly recommend Casa Josephina as a place to stay.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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