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Masseria San Domenico - Luxury holidays to Puglia

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  • About this holiday

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double/twin room and include scheduled return flights with British Airways London to Bari, Euro Traveller, private return luxury transfers from airport to hotel, bed and buffet breakfast and one facial, one body envelopment and one massage.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double or twin room
    Prices on request
    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

    Masseria San Domenico is set against a backdrop of orchards and ancient olive trees. The stunning thalassotherapy centre draws on the healing powers of seawater to treat the body.

    Hotel description

    The low-rise whitewashed building of the Masseria San Domenico dates back to the 15th century and was once used by the Knights of Malta as a watch tower. In its tranquil, secluded location, only a few hundred metres from the Adriatic Sea, the building is now the setting for the immaculate boutique hotel of the Masseria San Domenico. The hotel forms the ideal base for a relaxing holiday with its own private beach and large swimming pool in the grounds. The pool has been sympathetically set into the landscaped gardens using natural stone and exotic plants positioned between the stones of the rockery. Dinner can be enjoyed on the terrace or in the elegant 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 a refined, yet informal, bar terrace with custom-made wrought iron furniture, where drinks and snacks are served all day.The Masseria San Domenico hotel boasts a range of soothing Thalssotherapy treatments to treat certain ailments including stress and fatigue. The centrepiece of the spa is the beautiful indoor thalassotherapy pool. The crisp white decoration is lit by the large atrium windows over the pool, flooding the room with light and promoting a feeling of calm and relaxation. Filled with filtered seawater which is rich in minerals, it produces an invigorating and detoxifying effect designed to balance the body’s system.The plush rooms and suites in the hotel are decorated in an elegant Italian style, with clean white walls and wrought iron or rich wooden furniture. The Masseria San Domenico is the perfect choice for those looking for a rejuvenating break away from the tourist masses in a quality seaside hotel.   


    Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia

    Official star rating


    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 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.

    Thalassotherapy Spa

    The hotel specialises in Thalassotherapy, a therapeutic spa system where mineral-rich seawater and marine by-products such as seaweed and algae are employed in body wraps, baths and seawater jet showers. The Masseria takes the seawater from a deep underground reservoir that is fed from the Adriatic Sea, just 500 metres away. The waters of the Adriatic are rich in potassium and magnesium which are extremely beneficial in treating a variety of ailments such as poor circulation and contributes to healthy glowing, cleansed skin.The Masseria uses products such as Thalgo and La Prairie in its treatments, as well as its own unique range made out of the Masseria’s own olive oil. The beneficial and anti-ageing properties of olive oil have been widely celebrated for a number of years and at the Masseria you can experience their own olive oil facial designed to promote a youthful complexion. A complete range of facial treatments is available utilising the renowned La Prairie products, such as the Rejuvenating Facial or Anti-stress/anti-fatigue Facial.   

    Signature Treatments
    Thalatherm: The body is covered with a layer of marine mud and then warmed by steam containing active agents of essesntial sea oils for 20 minutes. This helps to eliminate excess fluids.

    Thalgojet: A water jet which is directed at specific zones of the body, excellent for improving blood circulation

    Algotherapy: The body is covered with a layer of crushed seaweed encouraging the penetration of the essential oils which are used in this treatment.
    The effect of this procedure is revitalizing, draining, slimming or relaxing, depending on the essential oils used.

    Marine Scrub: This is an exfoliating massage which uses a cocktail of sea salt and 90 oligo-elements which help towards the reduction of water retention and the exfoliation of dead skin. The skin is left soft and smooth.

    Other Treatments

    ThalgOcéane Hydromassage
    Douche d'Affusion
    Marine Cold Facial Treatment
    Hypothermal Marine Treatment
    Slim and Sculpt Wrap
    Olive Oil Envelopment
    Kneipp Circuits
    Ayurvedic massage
    Stone Massage

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