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Don Ferrante - Luxury holidays to Puglia

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Don Ferrante is located in the historical heart of Monopoli, Puglia. Inhabiting the fortress of the Charles V Castle, the Don Ferrante is named after the former Viceroy of Bari and Otranto. During the day, enjoy the views across the Adriatic Sea and the magnificent palaces and winding streets of Monopoli's old town, and during the evening, sit under the ambient glow of the chimneys that light up the hotel's terrace. The rooms within the fortress mingle calm elegance with historic charm, through the simplistic furniture and the light, exposed stonework. Don Ferrante is ideally placed for excursions into Monopoli, and days at the beach or exploring the environs of Puglia.

    The journey and how you get there

    Having arrived in Bari Aiport, the hotel is around 60 minutes’ drive.


    In room Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and shuttle to the beach.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British airways, car-hire and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for 7 nights are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior Room.
    From £1340 per person for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • 7 nights for the price of 6 nights 2019
      Book a stay of 7 nights and pay the price of 6 nights on our bed and breakfast rates. Valid for stays from 1st to 30th March 2019 and the 1st October to 31st December 2019. Blackout dates apply. This offer is not combinable.

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    Our opinion

    Set against the spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea, Don Ferrante is an ideal blend of the contemporary and historical.

    Hotel description

    Located in the heart of the historical centre of Monopoli, Don Ferrante is a five star hotel that serves as a charming example of traditional Puglian architecture. Named after the 16th Century Viceroy of Bari, Don Ferrante was once a fortress that formed part of Monopoli's city wall. Today, the white walls of the hotel remain as a testament to their Mediterranean history, and beautifully offset the contemporary furnishings that populate the the courtyards and bedrooms. Spectacular views of the Adriatic sea lie to one side, while the ancient churches, narrow streets and glittering white-washed buildings on the other mark Monopoli’s historic quarters. The arched ceilings and exposed light stone add an unmistakable historic charm to the hotel’s 10 rooms and suites. Large windows flood each bedroom with light, reflecting the pale wooden furniture and the neutral colours on the bed linen. Modern, stylised chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings give a nod to the building’s age, but with a contemporary twist. Jewel-coloured tiles in the bathrooms are an elegant touch. Comfortable armchairs add a splash of colour to the Solarium, in which guests may enjoy the dynamic views of the setting sun accompanied by drinks from the bar. The restaurant, too, is set outside, and serves local dishes presented to gourmet standards. A private shuttle allows guests easy access to the beach. Roses grow about the walls and at sunset, the outdoor pool is transformed into a romantic paradise with lanterns. For added indulgence, the hotel has a jacuzzi on its sun terrace, and also offers massages and health and beauty treatments. Don Ferrante offers its guests a wholly luxurious stay, topped off by the beautiful sea views, and the close proximity to Monopoli’s historic centre and beach.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport


    Closest airport

    Bari International Airport

    Room types

    All rooms contain air conditioning and heating, a safe, minibar and hairdryer, flat screen TV with CD and DVD player, iPhone docking station, bathroom with shower, complimentary Wi-Fi, slippers and bathrobes. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Dimora Junior - Single occupancy.
    Dimora Superior - Double occupancy, located on the first floor with town views.
    Dimora Deluxe - King double with third bed upon request.
    Suite Don Ferrante - Features bedroom, bathroom and living area with a sofa bed. A third bed can be added upon request. Balcony sits above the water.

    Luxury Guest House rooms:
    Deluxe room "Il Sottano" - Double occupancy.
    Suite "Dama Bianca" - Double with third bed possible upon request.
    Suite "Carlo V" - Double with third bed possible upon request. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Terrace restaurant open from June to August, Outdoor lounge bar, swimming pool, wellness centre, complimentary shuttle service to the beach, solarium, sea view terrace with jacuzzi, complimentary public parking. The hotel has charged excursions into the old town in a Tuk Tuk, sightseeing tours with an English speaking guide and cookery classes.

    Water sports

    Boat rental is possible at the hotel.

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Don Ferrante is ideally located within the centre of Monopoli. The train station is around 1km distance.

    Sports nearby


    Children are welcome and under 2 years stay free of charge when staying in the same room as their parents. Baby cots are available at a charge of 20 euros per day for infants up to the age of 3 years.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


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