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Il Melograno

Monopoli, Puglia

  • A restored farmhouse that maintains its character through its preservation of old furnishings
  • Scented fruit orchards and olive groves fill the gardens of Il Melograno

The luxurious 16th century Il Melograno masseria can be found nestled in amongst olive groves on the outskirts of Monopoli, in the heart of the Apulian countryside. The spacious and detailed outdoor spaces blend perfectly with the exteriors white washed walls and antique furniture, while the hotel also does well to merge this with the interiors guestrooms which exude character. From one oasis to another small piece of paradise, guests of the hotel can take full advantage of the private beach and all the facilities that the Tamerici Beach Club has to offer (8kms away, accessible by shuttle bus). An alternative and equally relaxing option for guests is to unwind in the hotel’s spa, offering an extensive variety of treatments.

The hotel has 40 rooms (official rating 5 star).

 

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Mummulo Restaurant

This elegant restaurant offers gourmet dishes with a Mediterranean style, using local produce. Meals can be taken inside or on the lovely terrace overlooking the pool.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool


The large pool is surrounded by flora and olive trees. Comfortable loungers and a quiet atmosphere promise a sense of relaxation for guests.

Tamerici Beach Club


Guests of il Melograno can use the facilities at the private beach club (payable locally and open seasonally). This includes sunloungers on the sand, the seafront restaurant and bar. A shuttle bus is available from the hotel.

Spa & Wellness

Petramare Spa


This impressive spa is spread over 1,000 square metres and boasts treatment rooms, an indoor pool, Turkish bath, gym and sauna.

Gym


Gym access is free of charge for guests.

Activities & Entertainment

Tennis Court

Equipment is provided free of charge and lessons are also available (payable locally).

Nearby Golf Course

Payable locally.

About the location
Monopoli edges right up to the cliffs and coves south of Bari. Its eastern edge looks more like a fortress than a town, thanks to the cannon-topped walls and Adriatic-view castle. They‘ve been fighting back everyone from marauding pirates to the Spanish Armada since the 16th century.

Monopoli Cathedral is easily the tallest peak in the skyline, with a bell tower rocketing up above talc-white houses. In fact, all the churches are real characters – from the bell-shaped windows of Santa Maria della Zaffara Church to the baroque beauty of Santa Maria Amalfitana Church.

Charles V Castle (Castillo di Carlo V) keeps an eye on the old harbour. Fishermen still sit in their blue and red boats, repairing nets and sorting bait; their catch goes straight to the town’s top-notch seafood restaurants. Just along the prom (Lungomare), Martinelli Palace sits grandly by the water.

You can reward your explorations with a dip at Cala Porta Vecchia. This pint-sized beach combines soft, pale sand with city views.
Transfer time
Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Monopoli is 1 hour from Bari airport and 45 minutes from Brindisi airport. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
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Classic Room

The Classic rooms have a cool and quiet atmosphere, with the original Chianca stone floor and a pleasant simplicity of design. They reflect the past life of the masseria. 

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Superior Room

Pleasantly situated amongst the citrus groves and olive trees of varying size, the Superior rooms are quiet and homely boasting the unique structure of the property with its white stone interior.

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Deluxe Room

The Deluxe Rooms are set in a similar area to the Superior rooms but benefit from having more space. In the morning, guests staying in this room can enjoy the smell of fresh coffee exuding from the Nespresso machine, just one of many touches that make the stay a relaxing one.

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Junior Suite

Furnished in details reflecting the Il Melograno of old, the Junior Suites are perfectly constructed with each room showcasing different characteristics of the property. They are bright, spacious and clean beyond measure with some even featuring a patio outside.

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Suite

The largest of all rooms are the Suites. The Suites combine contemporary furnishings with splashes of a bygone era and it works perfectly. The space allows guests the freedom to relax in the warmth of the bedroom or branch out to the cozy living area. Some Suites are available with a patio out the front. 

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tiddler85, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Dec 18 2019
Dreadful. Horrible, surly staff. Simply put, it is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It is pretty and clean. That I cannot deny however the negatives so far outweigh these two positive...
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The first stop on our honeymoon....
simon s, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Sep 10 2019
Normally we would always book a hotel by the sea but on this occasion our amazing travel agent (@360privatetravel) showed us this inland oasis that has a sister hotel on the sea front that you can...
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