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Masseria Bosco
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed at the Masseria Strazzati which is located a very short drive or walk from the main hotel where the pool and dining area are located. Everything about this hotel is superb, the rooms, the food and the staff were first class and the pool is big enough for a proper swim. we had a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank David E
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed at Masseria Bosco for 7 nights HB at the end of July and had a lovely time. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome by all of the staff and even though we were early we were shown to our lovely room after being given a very welcoming drink.
The Masseria has been thoughtfully restored and our room was fantastic with high vaulted ceilings and although the windows were small the room was cool and spacious.
Food for dinner was of the highest standard and over the 7 days the anti pasta starters (3 per day) were never repeated, a word of warning though and that is that portion sizes are very generous and as the week progressed we did start to cut out one of the courses. For our wedding anniversary we were presented with a very nice cake which was very much a surprise and thoughtful, it was also very yummy.
A free trip round the winery and the olive oil plant were offered and the local Masseria Bosco wine was very nice indeed, the departing gift of a bottle of wine and olive oil survived the Ryanair flight home. (probably better than we did!)
Nice quiet pool and attentive barman (Stefano) kept us cool.
Location is in the middle of a large olive tree plantation but with easy access to the coast and other areas, navigating through the local towns and villages was interesting and challenging.
All in all a great place for a quiet, peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: Deluxe Room was good we were in room 405
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham L
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Probably the most difficult review we have posted on trip advisor.
Area – this hotel is in the middle of nowhere, which in some respects is nice, it is surrounded by olive trees and has some interesting views form the tower, where we stayed. The hotel has two areas, the main house and an annex which is a short drive away, we didn’t visit this but other guests were not overly complimentary about it.
The room we stayed in was nice enough and clean, it was in the tower which was good, we had a balcony area which was large and overlooked the main gate and courtyard.
The main hotel was an interesting building, large with some nice dining areas depending on your taste of buildings, a little garish for us. There is a large outdoors eating area where dinner is served and a slightly odd bar where the barman appears and disappears randomly, also I didn’t think the bar was particularly cheap, but I guess that comes from a lack of competition – you can’t walk to any alternative.
There is a good swimming pool which is great to sit around and relax, but it wasn’t cleaned in the four days we stayed, so any leaves that dropped from the overhanging trees remained at the bottom of the pool, you have to balance the benefit of the nice trees against the cleanliness of the water. Also they seem to have a strange rule about wearing swimming hats, something we didn’t encounter in any other hotel we stayed at in Italy. All a bit odd considering they don’t appear to clean the pool very often. There is a children’s pool with a safe depth, but this contrasts sharply with the electric cable that was trailing from one of the underwater lights on a set of the steps leading into the pool, no elf and safety here apparently.
By now you could be forming a picture that this hotel has some odd quirks and in our view you would be right. It appears to be a family run affair and I suspect they have been in situ for some time. The greeting on arrival was very friendly and accommodating but some of the service was wanting – guests waiting over half an hour for a drink prior to dinner and breakfast running out of basics, tables not made up etc – a lack of care towards the guests ? or just a lack of attention to detail. Sometimes you find places where there are plenty of staff but they are all too busy to actually look after the clients !!!!
Dinner was a bit of an experience, the hotel makes its own wine and its not expensive, which allows you the fun of letting the waiter choose your wine to go with your meal. Some is 17% by volume it all seemed good, some guests had a bit of a battle getting glasses instead of beakers to drink from when ordering the house wine – think odd !. Also the outside eating area is a bit of a barn and there is a tendency for the hotel owner to sit over the dining area invigilator style, just like being back at school.
There was clearly some good food being served to restaurant guests but I found the half board menu a bit restricted. The chef can be seen collecting herbs in the gardens to use in the meals, which is great and he meets the guests and seems interested in the reaction to his meals. But some of the dishes were repetitive and we were only there for four days. My advice would be to stay bed and breakfast and then choose from the full restaurant menu rather than the set half board menu. Again the service was a bit random so no bread, difficult to get water etc. Not awful service just not great.
A lack of atmosphere prevailed at meal times, also if you stayed too long at your table you were moved on.
You are in reach of some great beaches just a short drive to the Ionian sea, we found an excellent free beach at Torre De Orr where you could park the car next to a bar/shop and swim in the waves, a really excellent day out if you have children or not. Good day trips to be had in this area, the hotel is, in my view, a very safe environment. If you have kids that like theme parks then I wouldn’t recommend this hotel, but if you have kids with imagination then I can see them liking exploring the hotel and using the pool and all in a safe place.
When we stayed the hotel had lost one of its much loved Dalmatian dogs, which was a real shame and clearly this effected the staff overall, all very sad for the owners. So this may have effected the atmosphere while we were there.
We can see how some people would love this hotel but it was not for us – we wouldn’t return and would find it hard to recommend it as a place to stay. Just a thought but it could do with a refresh on the way it is run.

Room Tip: Ask for the tower in the main Hotel
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ian4450
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed at Masseria Bosco for two weeks in mid July. We had a beautiful room. Everyone at Bosco made us so welcome, nothing was to much trouble. The restaurant for dinner was incredible, the food was of a very high standard and their wines more so. We have never found a wine at 17% anywhere but you can here. Such quality. There is a lovely pool with plenty of sunbeds. There is peace and quiet but it is close th Lecce and Gallipili should you want bigs shops etc.

Room Tip: We had Room 405. Lots of room with a window.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Barry E
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This "masseria" is set in a very beautiful area in the countryside of Salento. There is a well kept swimming pool and a relaxing set-up.
We had lunch which was nice but it could be improved in terms of menu. The starters were nice but the mixed grill was disappointing: only some sousages, pork and bacon. Normally a nice grill would have a more interesting display of meats.
Overall it's a beatuful place to relax and enjoy the countryside.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Andrea R
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