A 25 minute drive from Brindisi airport brings you just outside of Ostuni town into the countryside, through the locked gates into a secluded and quiet masseria. Our room was perfect with large bed, decent shower, mini bar and all other expectations met. The pool is a good size albeit too cold during our stay (mid October). The grounds are expansive and touches such as fires lit in the evening offer so much more than a bog standard hote1.
We also dined in the evening and the food was delicious, with a four course set menu (alternatives were available), changed each day.
In the covid scenario, the hotel has put in place all expected measures including sanitisers, enforcing face mask wearing, disposable gloves at breakfast and when dining, the same table dedicated to our room for the duration of our stay.
The owners and other staff are very welcome and will go out of their way to assist with any need. I would definately return should I want to visit Puglia again.
Masseria Salinola is a beautiful and exquisite home away from home. A place to unwind, relax and leave revitalised. The welcome and the hospitality simply perfect. The ambiance both day and night was very special - no rush to do anything. Everything was notably spotlessly clean too.
Soothing music by the poolside by day and the prettiest of settings by evening.A true sense of calmness and tranquility.
We stayed for 5 nights in the ‘Old Shelter’. The furnishings, decor, facilities in the room all added to the splendour.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner here, sublime. Service so friendly. All in all we felt very special and privileged to have experienced Messaria Salinola.
The historic centre of Oustini and La Piazza Liberta is close enough to visit by foot (for the able bodied). Although taxi transfer is available at €30 return trip. We visited early evening before the sun set and it was quite magical. Eateries and bars are in abundance here with lots of choice and good value for money.
We left Masseria Salinola in the hope we will return one day and would recommend highly for all discerning travellers.
We stayed 3 nights in the suite della chiesa. This is a beautiful little masseria which has been immaculately maintained with attention to all little details - it is like something straight out of a destination wedding magazine. The outside areas are filled with ancient olive trees, fig trees and large cacti, surrounded by vintage vases, bicycles, straw bales etc and all lit up with fairy lights and live fires in the evening. It is very, very beautiful.
The service is very good, and (I think) it is run by the original family, who clearly take great pride and care in the masseria. Staff were at times somewhat military about COVID regulations (at least a 20 minute lecture at check-in and the staff literally jump on you if you even look like you are about to pick up a teabag without plastic gloves or help yourself to something which hasn’t been put on an individual plate) - great that they are being careful but it’s a bit aggressive at times.
The food is excellent and mostly comes from their on site vegetable garden. The dinner menu rotates between vegetarian, fish and meat each day, but adjustments for dietary requirements can be easily made with advance notice in the morning. The half board package was excellent value for money overall.
The pool area is very nice, with clean sunbeds, shade, pool service and low volume relaxing music. The pool was quite cold. Not really an issue in August as after a few minutes it was fine, but I imagine would not be so great outside of peak season.
The only negative for me was the health of some of the animals in the masseria. The ageing concrete and metal chicken run (the eggs are served for breakfast) could be greatly enhanced for the benefit of the chickens (and, randomly, the peacocks, rabbit and pigeons that inhabit it) and there was a badly injured cat (large leg sore, diarrhoea and weeping eyes) who seemed to belong to the masseria but who was long overdue veterinary assistance. Very sad to see.
We stayed the previous October. A beautiful Masseria hotel. Beautifully decorated. My first visit to Italy and to a Masseria. We stayed in the apartment room with our twin children. We found the evening meals delicious and would recommend to book for the evenings. Breakfast offered a good range of pastries, coffees, fruit etc. The whole place is very magical with various fruit trees and a vegetable garden at the bottom. We did hire a car and would recommend this to drive to Ostuni. The only thing we would have liked would be a coffee machine in the room or a coffee making facility, possibly a little play room for small children for days when the pool wasn’t too warm. Basic Italian would be good, I knew nothing and felt incredibly rude! We will definitely return in the warmer season. We were made to feel very welcome by the family and still feel like I’m there! For a couple, a real treat! 😊 perfect honeymoon hotel. Beautiful!
We stayed here late October 2019. Wow this place is amazing. We stayed in room 6 which was beautifully appointed with an underground cavern that we could look at through a glass panel in the floor in our room. The cavern had lovely ceramic pots and was a nice touch. Dual shower, well stocked mini bar at not crazy prices all made our room and stay very comfortable.We ate in the restaurant every night. The food, a set menu, is very authentic local and is amazingly presented and just so beautiful. Breakfast is highlighted by the freshly home baked array of cakes, mu gosh they are just divine. Masseria is centrally located to Ostini - 2.8 km away, and Lecce, Polognano, Monolpoli, Matera are all located very close by and with in easy reach for day trips.
The family are wonderful hosts, the pool area is very relaxing and free WIFI is available in all areas of the property.
Dont go to Ostuni without staying here.