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Masseria Montelauro

Otranto, Puglia

  • Historic Masseria dating back to 1878 with comfortable, stylish rooms
  • Nestled in the Pugliese countryside, close to Otranto

Dating back to 1878, the beautiful Masseria Montelauro rests peacefully amidst the Pugliese countryside, only three miles from the ancient Greek whitewashed city of Otranto. The interiors of this former farmhouse are stylish and simple, decorated with cool tiled flooring, soothing neutral hues and wrought iron furnishings that add an exotic North African twist. The guest rooms on the ground floor lead into the pretty gardens. Here you can spend long days relaxing by the swimming pool (normally in use May - October), which can be found in the inner courtyard and is bordered by an orchard. During your stay, venture into Otranto and explore the archetypal network of narrow lanes, or head to the beach before returning to the hotel to sample some traditional Salento cuisine. Masseria Montelauro is an ideal destination for those seeking an elegant retreat in the rural south of Italy.

The hotel has 29 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-13 years.

Minimum stay of 7 nights completed between 04 - 24 Aug 20.


Restaurant & Pool

Restaurant & Bar

Swimming Pool

The hotel's saltwater pool is normally in use from May to October.

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Free wifi is available in public areas.

On-site parking is available free of charge.

About the location
Holidays in Otranto will take you right to the bottom of Italy's heel, across the Adriatic Sea from Albania. A former capital of the Lecce province, Otranto lies in the rich olive and wine growing region of Puglia. The town itself is in a beautiful coastal location protected by a natural harbour in its bay. The harbour area is the heart of the town and is watched over by the huge fortifications of Otranto castle, made famous in Horace Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto. This is where you will find the majority of the town's restaurants and cafés, which overlook the scenic harbour and promenade.

Otranto is a place where couples, families and those looking for relaxation will feel equally well catered for. The town has two beaches for a spot of sunbathing and relaxation, while the old heart of the town is full of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops where you can enjoy some souvenir shopping and good food and wine. There are historical sites to visit, beautiful coastal scenery and good connections to the larger towns of Lecce and Brindisi nearby.
Transfer time
Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Otranto is 118 miles from Bari airport and 50 miles from Brindisi airport. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
Standard Double Room

Max 2 adults

Standard Rooms are located on the ground floor and are traditionally furnished.

Classic Double Room

Max 2 adults

Classic Rooms are furnished in a typical Mediterranean style and have double beds (twin beds are available on request).

Double Superior Room

Max 3 adults

Superior Rooms offer more space than Classic Rooms and are well equipped with modern amenities.

Junior Suite Superior

Max 4 adults

Superior Junior Suites offer plenty of space and a comfortable seating area.


Max 3 adults

Suites are spacious and furnished in a typical Mediterranean style.  

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Wonderful people make this place memorable
deedaming, Zurich, Switzerland
Tripadvisor review Sep 18 2020
We arrived at Montelauro more or less accidentally, after our airbnb villa fell through and booked ad hoc the last two rooms they had open. What a wonderful team of staff here, from reception to the...
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Himsworth946, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Aug 07 2019
We loved this Masseria. The staff were very friendly and our rooms were beautiful (lovely and cool too, essential in Puglia in August). There was a great choice for breakfast and dinner was sublime...
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