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Grand Hotel Costa Brada

Litoranea Gallipoli - S. Maria di Leuca Km 3, 73014, Gallipoli Italy
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Updated 21/02/10


#1 of 35 hotels in Gallipoli
Travellers' Choice
The historical 4-star Grand Hotel Costa Brada is located near Gallipoli in the heart of a large pine grove overlooking the transparent sea of Salento. Elegantly designed in the typical Mediterranean style, the hotel has a calm and suggestive atmosphere. The impeccable hospitality, excellent setting, and great offer of facilities make Grand Hotel Costa Brada the perfect destination for a relaxing stay. The structure is located 3 km from the center of Gallipoli, 40 km from Lecce, about 80 km from Brindisi international airport, and 200 km from Bari airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
French, Italian
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Tracy wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions6 helpful votes
We were very excited to visit this hotel with the great reviews but come arrival we were extremely disappointed. The room was outdated and the bathroom was NOT clean with rust and mold in the shower. The pillows felt like they were stuffed with paper. The only place for dinner was the large dining hall with no atmosphere and the food was not great. There is a large terrace that would have been a perfect place to eat but that was not possible. The view of the water was beautiful but once we got to the beach it was not very clean with cigarettes on the sand. The location is great but overall this hotel felt like it was trapped in the 80’s and needed a major revamp. It also feels like they just pack people in, especially on the beach and it did not feel comfortable or relaxing. This is not a 4 star hotel experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Anio Iannuzziello, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Responded 04 Aug 2021
Dear Tracy, Thank you very much for staying in our hotel in Gallipoli and sharing your opinion with us. We always learn a great deal from our guests’ experience and constructive criticism; the objective of our work is to make our guests’ holiday unique and memorable, so it is essential to us to know your positive, but most of all, your negative feedback, so that we can understand in which way we can improve our service. We are sorry that You didn’t love the style of the hotel; anyway, we take the liberty to disagree with your idea about the outdated room and the “hotel being trapped in the 80s”. As confirmed with your reservation, you had a Comfort Room, characterised by essential decoration in a Mediterranean style, clear and relaxing colours, as well as a nice lateral view on the sea; three milestones for those who want to get into contact with the magic of Salento; moreover, a part of the hotel was renewed four years ago, while a new, modern spa and a renewed swimming pool were inaugurated respectively last year and last June. This is just to prove You that we take care of our “home”, and nothing is left to chance. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience about the shower; we always put a lot of work into the maintenance and the cleaning of our rooms as well as the common areas of the hotel; we are sure that if you had prevented us about this problem during your stay, we would have intervened immediately to find a solution for You. As for the main restaurant, it is called “panoramic restaurant” because of its glass windows that give a stunning view on our beautiful Ionian Sea; the menu proposed to our guests varies every day and presents high quality dishes with local foods and fish reflecting the tradition of the region. These two elements have always been appreciated from our long-time guests as well as our new ones. Anyway, we really appreciate your advice about the terrace, which is already a highlight of our hotel with its aperitifs at the sunset, and we will do our best, in the next future, to maximize its potential and offer amazing dinners “with a view”. We absolutely agree with you about the beauty of the beach that we always try to keep clean and in order for our guests; indeed, as you might have noticed, there are only four rows of sunshades, each corresponding to a room number, with 4sqm of place between one sunshade and the other and 4sqm of place between one row and the other. We thank you again for your criticism that will be surely precious for us to improve our work, and we sincerely hope that you can come back next here so that you can see the results of our efforts! General Manager Anio Iannuzziello
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Gigalbu wrote a review Jun 2021
Milan, Italy4 contributions11 helpful votes
The hotel is very clean and nice but the most amazing thing is its location. I've never seen another hotel like this in Salento. Also compared to neighboring hotels, its beach is a notch above. If you want to wake up on a dreamlike beach, go to Costa Brada.
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Date of stay: June 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Anio Iannuzziello, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Responded 15 Jun 2021
Dear Gigalbu, Thank you so much for coming to visit us and for the nice words you used to speak about our Hotel and the outstanding sea of Gallipoli. The beautiful beach of fine sand, just a few steps from the hotel lobby is one of our strengths and we are so happy you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, a big hug from salento General Manager Anio Iannuzziello
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Dorel Timpea wrote a review Jun 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
The Hotel is very modern and they have a very nice and friendly staff. The beach has fine sand and a crystal clear wather !! ( whater looks much better in reallity than in pictures !!! ) Also they have a free private parking !!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Anio Iannuzziello, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Responded 15 Jun 2021
Dear Dorel Timpea, Thank you for being our guests and for the beautiful words that you spent on our structure and staff. Our Hotel, a few steps from the beach and the spectacular Ionio sea, a few kilometers from Gallipoli, is in a strategic point to visit the wonders south of Puglia. All staff is available to meet any need. Smile, Friendliness, helpfulness and professionalism are the beating heart of this fantastic hotel. Here, every time you would like want to come visit us you will be welcome. General Manager Anio Iannuzziello
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Ioana T wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel is overrated. We've booked there because of the private beach and the good score. When we went on the beach, we chosed a place in front of the sea (they were all empty) and imediatley a staff member came and told us we have to seat somewhere else because the first row is reserved to the external guests. How is this possible if we are guest at the hotel?! not to mention that we were only a fiew people on the entire beach. I foud that very insulting to be told to get up and move somewhere else. The room was average (to be kind) and the toilet seat was broken. I didn't like the experience and I will not come back again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Anio Iannuzziello, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Dear Ioana T, Thank you for visiting us in salento and for sharing with us your opinion about Grand Hotel Costa Brada. We are very sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy our beach here as much as expected. As you just wrote, having a private beach and being located just a few meters from the sea shores is on of the elements that attract our guests the most. This helps to enhance our “good scores”, together with the well refined rooms, the new swimming pool, the recently inaugurated Lympha Spa, the good food from our restaurants, but most of all the efforts that we, as a staff, put together in order to make our guets feel pampered as if they were at home. Among these, of course, also our colleagues from the bathing establishment, who work hard every day to make our guests feel at ease while enjoying our crystal clear sea in Gallipoli. As communicated by Alessandro, the lifeguard she was confronted with, being new to the team, did not speak correctly in English, and there was a misunderstanding and that there shouldn't have been. As for the organization of umbrellas, we can assure you that all priorities are given exclusively to hotel guests and we do not accept Guests who are not staying at the Grand Hotel Costa Brada. What changes for the row, well explained on our website, on the booking portals and on the booking confirmation received via email, is that the umbrellas in the front row are assigned to the higher room categories such as Suite, Junior Suite and Deluxe, while the Comfort room, like the one you reserved, umbrellas are provided starting from the second row backwards. If we hadn't had all the superior category rooms we would have offered them, as we usually offer, an umbrella in the front row. All our rooms offer a wide range of services, along with light colored furniture and breathtaking views: they are kept clean and efficient thanks to the cleaning and maintenance team who constantly check them to prevent any kind of problem. We are really sorry that you have had some problems with the bathroom in the room and the beach; however, we can assure you that if you notified us of these issues in a timely manner, instead of posting a review while you were still at the hotel, we would do our best to offer you a solution and save your vacation. Even if you are not willing to come and visit us again, we still hope you will change your mind, so that we can show you that you can keep fond memories of our hotel and our team. Friendliness General Manager Anio Iannuzziello
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Jochen wrote a review Oct 2020
Munich, Germany591 contributions256 helpful votes
If you. ome from the south, finding the hotel can be tricky. It is a well kept place, the rooms are clean and well equipped. Unfortunately, the pool is closed for the season and to use the indoor pool one is asked to,pay 30€. The staff is competent and helpful. The breakfast is good as is the restaurant.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Anio Iannuzziello, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Dear Jochen, Thank you for coming to visit us and for reviewing at the Grand Hotel Costa Brada in Gallipoli. We are sorry you had troubles to find us. Coming from the south, the Hotel is on the way from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli, exit Li Foggi. Anyway, we are always available to give directions on how to reach us by phone. The Grand Hotel Costa Brada has a long history: it was built many time ago, but during these last years, it has been renovated, with an elegant and modern style, inside and outside. The whole team strives to satisfy every guest's request to make their holiday pleasant, unique and special. All the services we offer to our guests, from breakfast to dinner, from the bar to the beach service, are offered with great availability and always affectionate smiles. About the outdoor pool, it is closed from the end of September, as written in the emails, on tourist portals and on our website, while the beach is still open for free and we offer it in the cost of the room as an exception, including beach towels with daily change. The indoor pool is part of our Lympha Spa, an area of 1100 m2 equipped with wellness technologies, such as sauna, a Turkish bath, a Mediterranean bath, emotional showers and ice waterfall that surround a swimming pool of over 130 m2 equipped with cervical waterfalls, hydro massage beds and seats, geyser and colour therapy and a 4-metre Kneipp path. The cost of admission to the SPA, to take advantage of all these services as i wrote above , is 45 euros. For our Opsiti who stay overnight we reserve a special price of 30.00 euros. So you were asked to pay € 30.00 for all these things and not just for the indoor pool. I hope you will enjoy it next time and see you again next year and all the staff will welcome you with open arms. Best wishes from Salento and the Grand Hotel Costa Brada in Gallipoli. General Manager Anio Iannuzziello
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US$94 - US$694 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Nearby attractions include Chiesa di Santa Maria della Purita (5.3 km), Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata (5.2 km), and Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baguetteria De Pace, You - Cibo e Piacere, and Lievita 72 neapolitan pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Grand Hotel Costa Brada have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Grand Hotel Costa Brada offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Hotel Costa Brada offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Hotel Costa Brada?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Italian.