I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I first booked this place (a cross between a hotel, farmhouse and outdoor haven.
As soon as you drive down the driveway laced with wild flowers you get a sense of something special. The garden(s) and pool are very clean and you may often find the odd cricket or cat in the vicinity is your nearest companion.
The rooms are traditional farmhouse style but beautifully kept and kept clean every day. The Masseria is a perfect base to see the best Puglia has to offer which is why many guests seem to choose it. We were lucky enough to have a garden view room.
The Signora and owner, Antonia, and two receptionists Mima and Elisabetta could not have been more accommodating – although it does help if you can speak a smattering of Italian as this is the place to be if you want to move away from the tourist trap.
Anna Maria is the cook that comes in each day and you may well see dishes such as roasted calf or aubergine parmigiana on the menu. Breakfast, like most of the food is homemade with produce from the Masseria’s grounds. Anna Maria creates the wonderful marmalades and jam which you can buy (along with olive oil ) although this is not advertised. They are very good!!
Word of advice though, we booked flights back from Bari which is about an hour’s drive from the Masseria. Better to get tickets from Brindisi which is just circa 22km from the hotel. Nearby are the beautiful Rosa Marina Beach (1km walking) and Ostuni which is about 7.5km.
In the summer months you will eat alfresco as we found the restaurant downstairs shut but this was perfect,.
This is not rave central by any stretch but if you want complete relaxation, warm and kind staff and a central base of the beaten track you just can’t beat this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LA MASSERIA (intro) This white fortified Masseria, beautifully surrounded by the sea, countryside, centuries-old olive trees and prickly pears, tells the rich peasant history of the territory and is located between the last hills of Murgia and a splendid coastal strip with candid beaches and rocky shores, one of the most beautiful in Italy. From the Masseria, guests can enjoy relaxing walks under the shades of the centuries-old olive trees along the 40 hectares of the surrounding countryside, enjoying the intense perfumes of numerous officinal herbs and the briny air from the sea and dunes of Rosa Marina, one of the most beautiful spots in the Adriatic sea and within walking distance from the Masseria ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Masseria Tutosa Ostuni, Italy - Puglia