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“Exceptional service, great location, charming hotel”

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Hotel Palazzo Papaleo
Ranked #3 of 40 Hotels in Otranto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is a lovely old building in the historic centre beautifully restored with lots of antiques and a nice rooftop terrace with hot tub. But what makes it really special is the staff. All of them are really friendly and charming and nothing is too much trouble. For our 3 day stay they organised bike rental, guided bike ride, horse riding, massages and beach club.

Room Tip: We had suite Papaleo (number 21 if I remember correctly). Very spacious room with lovely fresco cei...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

With much charm and grace Dario reset routers etc and free wifi works well again. We had a very enjoyable time and would hope to visit again.
Also the drive down to Castro with lunch there is a great add on to Otranto and that part of Puglia
Ciao ciao Dario e Maurizio

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Meet and greet went well including getting car access to "centro historico" and hotel.
Lovely public spaces and furniture make it more than just a hotel.
Rooms have everything except the wifi can be woefully slow
Great recommendation for dinner away from the touristic 3 language menus and got real verdura
Antipasta and grilled meat

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Palazzo Papaleo for a 6-night stay in Otranto, Italy. Since I was traveling alone, I wanted a safe, relaxing place near the sea. My expectations were surpassed at the Hotel Palazzo Papaleo! This gorgeous, boutique hotel was once the summer home of the Papaleo family, renovated and opened in 2007. Located in the old town it was a stone's throw to the sea. What stands out about my stay at Hotel Palazzo Papaleo was the hotel staff. Dario, the manager, and his staff, treated me like a queen. Each and every hotel employee, from the front desk to the housekeepers, to chef Antonio, went out of their way to make my stay comfortable. Each morning I looked forward to the beautiful breakfast buffet with homemade italian cakes, as well as healthy selections, served in an elegant dining room. Morning cappuccinos were served by the wonderful staff. An added surprise was the tiny 5-star restaurant in the hotel serving dinner a few nights a week. One evening chef Antonio prepared, especially for me, a local fish dish with a side of legumes and chicory from the rich farming and fishing region of Salento. I cannot wait to visit Otranto again during spring or summer, to dine on the hotel's roof-top deck overlooking the sea. (Ps. The hotel does not have a pool as is marked below. But it does have a hot tub on the roof.)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had 4 delightful days at this charming little hotel in Otranto the perfect spot to stay and explore the 'heel' of Italy. Chef Antonio is a true talent and we ate his wonderful cooking for 3 of the 4 nights we stayed. The Front Desk staff gave us 5 Star customer service and were more than willing to answer all of our questions. Breakfast was very fresh and varied. We stayed in the middle of October and were surprised by the warm temperatures and high humidity - next time we will bring (North American) summer clothes. Evening walks along the waterfront were memorable - we will be back!

Room Tip: Our standard room was under the roof top kitchen - I will request not to have it next time as we cou...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We were welcomed very heartly and the whole staff is absolutely friendly and helpful. The hotel, an old, but stylish renovated palazzo is located within the city walls of old Otranto. Every morning we enjoyed a rich breakfast and an excellent service on the roof top. The view from the top is just magnifique. You partially overlook the old town and the bay. To find a parking lot in high season however could be a real trial. Nevertheless, Otranto is one of the nicest places in Puglia and absolutely worth to visit. We highly recommend a stay at the hotel Palazzo Papaleo. You won't regret it!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

great staff, excellent help,responsive, well informed.

Superb cuisine; Master Chef, Antonio Melieo,one of the best meals in italy.

dont eat anywhere else except here.

Highly recommend driving down the coast from thehotel

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Rondachi 1, 73028, Otranto, Italy
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Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Otranto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Otranto
#1 Romantic Hotel in Otranto
#2 Luxury Hotel in Otranto
#6 Family Hotel in Otranto
Price Range: £82 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Palazzo Papaleo 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Palazzo Papaleo, unique 5 stars luxury Hotel in Otranto; between the enchantment of the frescoed ceilings and the pristine beauty of the sea of Otranto, you will enjoy excellent services and an exclusive relax. Equipped with modern facilities and panoramic terraces on three floors with a 360 ° view over the city, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo offers his amazing roof garden with Jacuzzi, sunbathing and reading area. Breakfast is served in the lounge room on the first floor, in your bedroom or on the roof garden; the bar is in service on the main floor of the palace or on the terrace on the top floor, to enjoy an aperitif or a drink watching the sunset. ... more   less 
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