- Fantastic setting within easy walking distance of Ostuni's historic centre
- Fresh decor and modern amenities
Hotel Monte Sarago has an enviable position just a ten-minute walk from the centre of Ostuni. This four-star hotel has been decorated in a modern style, with a welcoming bar in the lobby and a restaurant serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, with an extensive wine list. Spacious guestrooms are stylish and well-equipped, providing a comfortable place to relax after a day exploring the nearby sights of Puglia. For those wanting to relax, the hotel’s pool is furnished with comfortable sunloungers. Accessible via protected, ancient stone steps (130 steps) that were once used by pilgrims, a shuttle bus is available for those who don’t want to walk. The pool sits in the cliffs above the hotel and has unrivalled views of the ‘White City’ of Ostuni.
The hotel has 67 rooms (official rating 4 star).
Bars & Restaurants
Furnished in a fresh and modern style, the L'Opificio restaurant boasts a relaxing atmosphere and hones in on its Mediterranean cuisine background, offering guests a delicious array of fresh fish dishes and complimenting these with a selection of local Apulian red wines.
Beach & Pools
* Please note the pool will remain closed for summer 2021*
Rooftop pool with stunning panoramic views over the city of Ostuni. Normally in use May - Sept (subject to weather conditions). The pool sits on top of Monte Sarago Hill and is reached by a free shuttle service or alternatively through a steep stairway.
Pool towels cost 3€ per person.
Spa & Wellness
Lacus Wellness & Spa
Newly built Spa faclities which include Turkish bath, emotional tunnel, sauna, Swedish bucket, frigidarium, swimming pool with cervical waterfall, hydromassage seat and chaise longue, relax area.
Body and face treatments, hands and feet Spa as well as massages are available.
About the location
Visible for miles around, Ostuni is a gleaming tumble of painted buildings and dramatic brick-built palaces, perched almost entirely on a steep hilltop. Ostuni’s whitewashed centro storico lends the town its second name as the ‘White City’ of Puglia, and there are few places as atmospheric found anywhere else in the region. Most visits begin with a walk through the old town, towards the mighty duomo towering high above the Puglian plains. It’s a steep ascent, but one that’ll take you through some of the most magical of Ostuni’s streets: think white-walled passages with uneven floors and pretty cafes tucked into sheltered courtyards. The views at the top are well worth the climb, and the beautiful 15th-century cathedral with its 24-pane rose window is quite a sight, too.
The town’s bar and restaurant scene is richly authentic, with quaint trattorie serving local favourites such as orecchiette – a small, ear-shaped pasta that’s generally eaten with vegetable-based sauces and often served alongside a handsome house red. For true wine connoisseurs, one of the local wine tours is a must-do, taking visitors into some of the region’s finest wineries.
Ostuni is 58 miles from Bari airport and 23 miles from Brindisi airport. We recommend hiring a car in your destination. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Clean and contemporary, this room is an excellent substitute after a busy day wandering the streets of Ostuni.
Max 3 adults
Comfort rooms are modern and bright and are generous in space.
Panoramic View Room
Max 2 adults, 1 child
The Panoramic View room takes full advantage of its positioning, allowing maximum amount sunshine to fill the room and complimenting the bright furnishings that adorn the interior. Guests also benefit from having a beautiful view across to the town.
Superior Panoramic View Room
Max 3 adults, 1 child
The Superior rooms has been methodically designed with the prime objective of creating a spacious area. The subtle modern details lining the room accommodate the guests every need, with a small desk and seating area made available for moments of relaxation. Customers can also enjoy gazing out over the 'White City" from the balcony.
Early Booking Discount
10% Early booking discount for stays up to 6 nights completed between 02 April - 24 June 2021 and 09 September - 13 October 2021 booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
10% Early booking discount for stays completed between 25 June - 08 September 2021 booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
Free Night Offer
1 Free night for stays of 4 nights or more completed between the 12 March - 01 April 2021 and 14 October - 09 November 2021.
1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between the 02 April - 24 June 2021 and 09 September - 13 October 2021.
Based on 977 traveller reviews
90% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Expensive and charmless
Jun 20 2021
Compared to all the charming maserias or even B&Bs around, we found this hotel well overpriced. All it possesses is a view over the historic center of Ostuni and a (poorly attended) swimming pool...
Compared to all the charming maserias or even B&Bs around, we found this hotel well overpriced. All it possesses is a view over the historic center of Ostuni and a (poorly attended) swimming pool. Rooms have no charms and are visibly getting tired. Services is professional, not particularly friendly but without won't go the extra mile. I would really recommend looking for other better options if you wish to stay in the area.
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“ Massive rip off - money first, customer last
Stephan T, Aix-en-Provence, France
Jun 11 2021
We booked a room through the hotel website. For some reason, our booking was registered and prepaid the very same night we booked the room instead of 20 days later when we actually planned to...
We booked a room through the hotel website. For some reason, our booking was registered and prepaid the very same night we booked the room instead of 20 days later when we actually planned to visit. Of course, the hotel did not contact us on that day when we did not turn up. Why care, since the room was prepaid?
I realised the mistake prior to traveling to Italy, and tried to get the booking corrected. To no avail, even though the night the room was wrongly booked was in the lowest of the low season, just as the country was reopening for tourism after Covid confinment.
They only "generously" conceded to offer us a 10% discount for "rebooking" the very same room I had already paid for. Instead of looking forward to our trip to Puglia, we weres just left with the terrible sad feeling of being ripped off.
They visibly could not resist making easy money on the back of foolish foreign tourists, knowing they are left with no recourse against them.
Instead of looking forward to our vist to Puglia, we were just left we the bitter aftertaste of having been ripped off.
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