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“The best hotel in Puglia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Relais Valle Dell'Idro

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Relais Valle Dell'Idro
Ranked #11 of 38 Hotels in Otranto
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“The best hotel in Puglia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We visited Puglia from 10th till 18th of May. In the hotel Valle dell'Idro we have spent 3 nights. Girls in the reception are very friedly. Room very clean. Breakfast very tasty. We stayed in the 4 hotels in the region and hotel Valle dell'Idro was the best our choice.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PalacePalace, Front Office at Relais Valle Dell'Idro, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear 623Asta,

we thank you so much for your nice review.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Valle dell'Idro**** and also appreciated Mrs. Elena's homemade cakes!

We hope to see you next year too :)

Greetings from Otranto
Marzia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We spent an excellent holiday in this establishment - an airy, luminous hotel in modern Italian style. We needed a ground floor room for reasons of mobility and there are several available - ours was large and quiet and had a good bathroom with walk-in shower. No balcony but the windows are big. Lots of space to sit outside in comfort. All spotlessly clean. Buffet breakfast includes eggs cooked to order and there is a table of sweet and savoury snacks including cakes and local delicacies and cool drinks available thoroughout the day.

The highlight of this hotel is beyond question the service provided by the staff. The housekeeping staff are friendly and efficient and the reception team led by Marzia and Roberta is five-star standard. Excellent treatment during booking process and they booked us a dinner at a local restaurant for the night we arrived, and then kept in touch with us and the restaurant when our flight was seriously delayed. Also recommended and reserved tables for other evenings at our request. They were happy to facilitate excursions - arrangements were made for us to make an individual guided visit to an olive oil press with its owner, and an excellent local driver was recommended to take us to Lecce, Ostuni and Alberobello - memorable visits we could not have organised easily ourselves (there are local trains but service is not straightforward). The walk to town is not long but we did value the provision of a 3-wheeler 'calessino' service to the centre in the evenings as we hit a period of unsettled weather. Our well being was everybody's concern and we felt happy and totally relaxed here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PalacePalace, Front Office at Relais Valle Dell'Idro, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear Bernice28,

thank you very much for your nice review.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Otranto and had also the chance to visit a bit of Salento! We do our utmost to meet and exceed our guests' expectations.

We hope to see you soon!

Greetings from the whole staff!
Marzia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Handy location a few minutes walk from the old town with cathedral and castle.
Staff very friendly and helpful, with great recommendations for places to eat in the locality.
Rooms clean and quiet.
Good breakfast buffet with plenty of choice.
Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Beautiful white minimalist hotel, 5 mins from the old town, free on street parking outside, or 5 euros per day to park in their garage on the corner opposite. Staff were warm and generous and gave us great tips for local restaurants and a festival in a neighbouring town. Really felt that our comfort and happiness were important to them. The hot tub was fun (a little too cold in October but they very kindly offered to not charge us even though it was our choice to go up there!) and only 10 euros per person for an hour which included a glass of Prosecco each and the tub to yourselves. Recommended place. Best breakfast of our Italian trip. Great sleep to to black-out blinds...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alicia C
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Managed to get to the hotel despite the sat nav. Not much to look at and situated in a residential street.But this is a really nice hotel . I liked their rooms. Small shower but plenty of hot water.Served typical Italian breakfast of breads cakes ham and cheese fruit yogurt and teas and coffees.Managed to get free parking on the street just outside the hotel on both days. The staff were what made our stay worthwhile. They recommended and booked two brilliant restaurants and planned our day trips .Would recommend this hotel.
The hotel was a good 5-10 minute walk to the old historic center.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Buck1957
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This hotel gets a lot of things right - clean, modern, good breakfast, excellent service and the economy room we stayed in was decent. We booked for 2 nights at the end of September, and planned to move on to Gallipoli but decided to extend to 4 nights and tackle other areas by day trip - I guess that says a lot about the hotel.

A couple of negatives are, the completely messed up our jacuzzi which we'd been really looking forward to (its 10 EUR per person, booked in advance) - it wasn't ready at the allotted time and they asked us to come back 30 mins later while getting out the cleaning gear. Sure it's very nice when working, but we gave up. Also the hotel is about 5-10min walk from the centre, which was no problem for us, but there are more central places.

I would recommend this place though.

Room Tip: We stayed economy, which was perfectly decent but looking out away from the town/coast. It was room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Relais Valle Dell'Idro
Address: Via Giovanni Grasso 4, 73028 Otranto, Italy
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Otranto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Otranto
#8 Luxury Hotel in Otranto
#14 Romantic Hotel in Otranto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Valle Dell'Idro 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 5 minutes walking from Otranto old town and from local beaches, the Relais Valle dell'Idro is an exclusive hotel where you can appreciate design and details attention. Its convenient location allows you to enjoy a breathtaking view of Valle dell'Idro, old town and Adriatic Sea. Rooms are comfortable, bright and chic. Distinguished by size they offer you the same facilities: smart rooms are perfect for short stays and younger guests; chic rooms larger in size. All rooms have a great attention for the details with lampanaki headboards, crystal glass doors, handmade stitched linen, curtains with an embroidery typical of San Leucio village with an image of a coral, lamps in wood and parchment. Relais Valle dell'Idro has an indoor and outdoor breakfast area, where breakfast "Dolce Risveglio" is served. The terraces is perfect for the "happy-hour" time at the sunset. There is also a roof top with solarium area and hot tub, and a relaxing area on the ground floor with sofas where our guests can enjoy an "after - dinner" drink. For keeping in shape, guests can benefit a well - equipped gym, a beauty center with possibility of booking massages and treatments. The polite and careful staff with its suggestions and advices makes Relais Valle dell'Idro the perfect place for relaxing. ... more   less 
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