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Masseria San Domenico - Luxury holidays to Puglia

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  • About this holiday

    Once used by the Knights of Malta, this masseria dates back to the 14th century. This beautifully restored hotel is still surrounded by the original olive groves and orchards, and boasts magnificent views across the fertile green landscape with the sea beyond. Each room combines the elegant and luxurious with the homely and colourful, and in the evening candles are lit in the dining room to complete the serene ambience. The restaurant serves the best of Puglian specialities, from mozzarella and the unique Puglian pasta, to freshly sourced seafood. This exquisite hotel is perfectly placed for exploration of historic Monopoli, picturesque Alberobello, and the larger towns of Brindisi and Bari.

    "Great holiday - good variety, good hotels." - Ms C, June 2016, on a tour of central and southern Italy.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    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 double or twin room
    From £1680 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

    IE247

    Our opinion

    Masseria San Domenico is a truly beautiful property with a blissful pool. 

    Hotel description

    Just seven hundred metres from the sea, the Masseria San Domenico (Spa-Thalasso & Golf) is set amongst orchards and olive groves where fresh local produce is cultivated and can be sampled by guests. In the spacious grounds is a fabulous and very large swimming pool with naturally filtered seawater, one side of which is formed by a charming rockery. A masseria was originally a fortified farmhouse; the buildings of the property are made from white local stone and its oldest structure - the tower which was originally built for defence purposes - dates back to the 15th Century. Dinner at the Masseria San Domenico can be taken outside on an evocative terrace overlooking the pool and grounds or in the gracious restaurant with its impressive fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The menu consists of delicious regional specialities and provides an excellent introduction to Pugliese cuisine. There is also an elegant bar terrace with custom-made wrought iron furniture, where drinks and snacks are served all day. The ‘frantoio’ or oil press of the original farmhouse has been preserved and can be seen in the foundations of the Masseria. The bedrooms, situated in two buildings, have marble floors and are elegantly decorated. There is an excellent thalassotherapy centre at the Masseria San Domenico with a wide range of beauty treatments available. Guests using these facilities can also enjoy a low calorie menu which includes local seafood dishes. The San Domenico golf course (18 holes), is situated four kilometres away on the sea front. Highly recommended as a great holiday hotel in a still relatively unexplored part of Italy.

    Location

    Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    29 March to 9 January.

    Distance from airport

    About one hour

    Closest airport

    Bari or Brindisi

    Room types

    Masseria San Domenico offers 47 rooms with shower or bath and wc, air-conditioning, television, telephone, hairdryer, minibar, safe and internet connection.
    Superior Double or twin.
    Deluxe Double.
    Junior Suite.
    Junior Suite Classic.
    Masseria Suite.
    Talasso Suite.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Bar, Beauty salon, Steam bath, Wifi, Bikes, 18 hole golf course, Massage, Heated thalasso pool, Car rental, Gym, Sauna, Tennis, Private beach (June to September), Concierge service, Hair salon, Spa treatment rooms, Outdoor swimming pool.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Tennis, Cycling, Golf

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The fishing village of Savelletri, Egnazia, Fasano (market on Wednesdays), Selva di Fasano, the `white city` of Ostuni (market on Saturdays), Alberobello, with its medieval `trulli`, Martina Franca, Lecce, Gallipoli and the coastline of southern Puglia. 

    Sports nearby

    Horseriding, Scuba diving, Boat rental, San Domenico Golf course (18 holes).

    Children

    Children over 12 are welcome.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay 2 nights at weekends, 7 nights in August.

    Other information

    Located about one and a half miles south of Savelletri.

    Distances in miles: Brindisi 34, Bari 40, Matera 57, Lecce 58, Vieste 151, Naples 200, Rome 316.

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