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Patria Palace- Luxury holidays to Puglia

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  • About this holiday

    Within the majestic façade of a traditional 18th century palace, the Patria Palace Hotel offers very comfortable accommodation, with finishing touches of individual frescoes, traditional furnishings, and excellent service. Superior rooms have stunning views from their private terraces across the Baroque architecture of Lecce, while the private access Suites provide a secluded and enchanting space from which to explore the delights of Puglia. The Atenza Restaurant spills out into the courtyard at the front of the hotel, and occupies other atmospherically lit outdoor corners of this lovely hotel.
    Client testimonial: “Lovely holiday!”, Mr K, September 2017

    The journey and how you get there



    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 Double or twin room
    From £1090 for 5 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.

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    Our opinion

    The Hotel Patria Palace is an elegant hotel right in the historic heart of this fabulous little city.

    Hotel description

    Lecce, known as ‘the Florence of the South’, is well worth visiting for its wealth of beautiful baroque architecture, elaborately carved from the pale local stone. The Hotel Patria Palace is situated in a little square, Piazzetta Riccardi, within easy reach of all the town’s highlights and opposite the stunning elaborate façade of the Basilica of Santa Croce. Behind the Hotel Patria Palace’s classical 17th Century exterior both public rooms and bedrooms have been extensively renovated and furnished with all the modern comforts worthy of a 5 star property. Bedrooms usually overlook either the square or the Basilica and are graciously decorated in blues and golds, each room featuring a different hand-painted mural. There is a smart restaurant, the Atenze, and a bar in the Hotel Patria Palace; alternatively Lecce has a good choice of eateries which specialise in regional cuisine. A member of Accor's Mgallery Collection, the Patria Palace harmoniously combines traditional and modern styles to create an ideal base for short stays in Lecce and its surroundings.


    Lecce, Puglia

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    24 miles from Brindisi or 94 miles from Bari.

    Closest airport

    Brindisi or Bari

    Room types

    Patria Palace offers 67 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone and minibar.
    Double or twin room with old city view
    Deluxe Double or twin room with views of the Santa Croce church
    Junior Suite
    Superior Double Room with private terrace and roof garden

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Bar, Lift, Parking (pay locally), Concierge, Laundry service, Cycle hire, Room service.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Lecce, with its stunning baroque architecture (market on Mondays and Fridays), the 'white city' of Ostuni (market on Saturdays), Alberobello, with its mediaeval 'trulli', Martina Franca, Gallipoli and the unspoilt coastline of southern Puglia.

    Sports nearby

    Golf in Acaya Golf Club (18 holes), Swimming; nearest beach is 9 miles away, Horse Riding, Tennis. 


    Children are welcome at the hotel. Children 6 years or under stay for free and children aged 6-12 pay a small supplement per day.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    In the historic centre of Lecce. 

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