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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Our suite was gorgeous. The hand painted al fresco sceiling utterly inspiring. The roof top jacousy is a hit. Service impeccable. And the Turkish bath perfect. A true gem of a hotel, utterly recommendable. And the cook will create anything you want - he made me an incredible amount of Ricci di Mare pasta and wonderful raw seafood. And the location is unbeatable.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

1. Amazing breakfast on rooftop, local pies, freshly baked goods every single day, delicious juices
2. Rooftop has lounge chairs, daybeds and shower. If you check out you can still enjoy sun and have freshwater douche
3. Hotel has old word palazzo ambiance, look at first floor with belle epoque furniture, afrescos and objets d'art
4. Most important is the STAFF: the cleaning ladies are super amazing, Dario and other staff members always super helpful
5. Across the piazza there is small tourist office: Call Cristina the lady who works there and ask for tours around Otranto. I have done tour with her and Franco the driver, we went to Cave de Bauxite, Porto Badisco, Ciolo, Santa Cesaria Terme, Leuca and San Giovanni in Salento. We ended in amazing Gallipoli
6. Also ask Dario and other hotel staff to book mini 3h boat tour with Hydra company : Antonio and Lorenzo are very nice.
7. Ask for local restaurant tips : Arboe Vitae, Balconcino dOriente, Idra, Altro Baffo, all excellent
1. Wish could stay longer.
2. lamp in my room must be changed for soft glow urgently!!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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4  Thank Arthur010
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in a lovely room (I think the rooms are all different). The hotel is perfectly located in the old city, adjacent to the rear of the cathedral.

For us, the highlight was the rooftop bar and restaurant. Breakfast is served there if weather permits, and there are great local views.

The restaurant is apparently for hotel guests only, but the food is excellent and the service fantastic. It specialises in sea food - as do most of the restaurants- but one evening I wanted beef, which was not on the menu. So the chef simply went out snd got some and prepared it at as a special dish! When was the last time you had that happen?
Gabriello, the waiter, and the chef were outstanding in every way.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is wonderfully situated inside the city walls of picturesque Otranto – literally within touching distance of the Duomo! It has retained its original character as the palace of the Papaleo family, and has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard throughout. Our bed was amongst the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in! Toiletries were of a very high standard and plentiful. Breakfast is also of a good standard and offers a decent choice. The staff are particularly welcoming, helpful and informative, and the standard of their English is also good – something which is not always the case in Puglia. We had a hire car which we had to park about 6 minutes walk from the hotel, but this was not a problem. We walked, but the hotel does offer an electric ‘golf buggy’ type vehicle for those who would find this challenging. We would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Otranto.
The wi-fi in our room (Room 23) was intermittent and rather unreliable. This may not be the case in other parts of the hotel of course.

Room Tip: Room 23 is the only one with a balcony offering a sea view.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Emyr Wynne J
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We loved staying at this hotel. The location is superb, the breakfast is outstanding, and the staff were really wonderful. The room was not what we had hoped for, since we had asked for something special during our stay, but the overall experience was definitely 5 the star.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank todoinst
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Dear Guest,
we really appreciated your comments about your recent stay at our Hotel and we would like to thank you for choosing us for your special event. We hope to see you again in a next future in order to satisfy any need or request. We would like to ensure our guest an impeccable and unforgettable experience.
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