Il Melograno

Monopoli, Puglia

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  • 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).



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 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.
a bedroom with a view of a living room
Classic Room

Max 2 Adults

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. 

30 m

Superior Room

Max 2 Adults

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.

35 m²

Deluxe Room

Max 3 Adults

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.

40 m²

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Junior Suite

Max 3 Adults

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.

50 m²

a bedroom with a bed and desk in a small room

Max 3 Adults

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. 

110 m²

Early Booking Discount

15% Early booking discount for stays completed between 28 March - 11 July 2024 and 30 August - 03 November 2024 booked by 28 February 2024.

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Amazing spa experience!

Sam T,

Tripadvisor review Jul 23 2023
We all had an amazing experience with the spa at Il Melograno. We are staying at a villa nearby and asked if they could come and give us a massage at our villa. Francesco and his lovely co-worker did...
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Pretty but the service really soured us

wanderlust_2244, new york city

Tripadvisor review Jul 08 2023
The hotel is pretty for sure. White-washed dream...lovely masseria architecture. Rooms are nothing special. But the service really needs some revisiting. The bar staff work hard, but it's so unclear...
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