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Il Melograno - Luxury holidays to Puglia

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  • About this holiday

    This five-star hotel is surrounded by the olive trees of the Apulian landscape. Once a traditional Italian masseria, this building has been lovingly restored to its former glory, with the addition of a luxurious spa hidden behind a citrus grove. The diverse and fragrant flora at this hotel cast a colourful light onto the pastel tones of each of the rooms. Ascend the local stone staircase to reach the quaint restaurant which overlooks the pool terrace through wide open arches. The Il Melograno is perfectly situated for exploring the Puglian coast, and iconic villages such as Alberobello.
    Client testimonial
    “Lovely holiday!”, Mr K, September 2017

    The journey and how you get there


    Wifi and access to the gym and indoor swimming pool.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bari in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior Room
    From £1620 for 7 nights
    The prices 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.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Il Melograno is a graceful family-run property, full of character and charm.

    Hotel description

    Undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Puglia, Il Melograno is owned by Camillo Guerra, who has restored the 16th Century structure impeccably and decorated it with his fine collection of art and antiques. All the luxuries one would expect of a 5 star hotel are here, yet none of the regional character or charm of the place has been compromised. The olive groves surrounding the Il Melograno hotel provide the extra virgin olive oil used in its excellent Mediterranean cuisine and the fruits of an ancient citrus grove in the gardens are used to make the fresh orange juice and jams which are offered at breakfast. These trees can be seen through the picture windows of the cool and spacious lounge areas, which provide welcome shade during the summer months. Given the hot climate in this corner of southern Italy, guests usually dine ‘al fresco’ and breakfast is taken by the pool. ‘Il Melograno’ means the pomegranate, and in the hotel grounds, one can wander amongst a profusion of greenery, including pomegranate trees, indian figs and almonds. The Il Melograno hotel features a luxurious spa with hammam and hydrochromotherapy, as well as an indoor pool, sauna and gym. The bedrooms are charmingly decorated in Moorish style and are situated in two wings of the hotel, nestling around a central piazzetta. They feature period furniture and oriental rugs cover the pale tiled floors. There is a private beach five miles from the hotel, towards the ancient town of Egnazia. Il Melograno’s unique fish restaurant can be found here. A member of Relais & Chateaux, Il Melograno offers a serene and beautiful base from which to explore this region.


    Monopoli, Puglia

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    5 April - 30 September.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Il Melograno offers 41 rooms with bath or shower and wc, satellite television, telephone, air-conditioning, minibar and safe.
    Classic Rooms
    Superior Rooms
    Deluxe Rooms
    Junior Suite in Torre
    Juinior Suite Family 
    Suite Melograno
    Suite degli Aranci

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool which is open seasonally, Spa (access only for guests aged 18 and over) with complimentary access to the Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and gym. Private beach with beach club around 5 miles away, open seasonally. Two tennis courts, paddle court, Jogging track, Gardens, Car park, Mountain bikes to hire, Room service, Complimentary transport service to the beach, Babysitting.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Monopoli, with its lively port and pretty historic centre, Grotte di Castellana, Alberobello, with its mediaeval `trulli`, Martina Franca, Castel del Monte, Ruins of Egnazia, the `white city` of Ostuni (market on Saturdays), Gallipoli and the unspoilt coastline of southern Puglia. 

    Sports nearby

    Horseriding, Scuba diving, Watersports, Boat rental, Fishing, Golf at Egnathia Golf Club (18 holes), 10 kilometres away.


    Baby cots for children aged 0-4 years are free of charge. Extra beds may be requested but are chargeable.

    Minimum stays

    7 nights between the 05-25 Aug. 3 nights minimum stay from 19 July to 4 Aug, 26 Aug-15 Sept.

    Other information

    Located about five minutes' drive from the centre of Monopoli.

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