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Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero

Litoranea Otranto Porto Badisco, 73028, Otranto Italy
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#9 of 41 hotels in Otranto
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La Masseria dei Monaci faceva parte del complesso abbaziale di S. Nicola de Casulis. Il nucleo principale e del XII secolo con strutture del XVI e XVIII secolo. Poco distanti si vedono i resti del grande centro di cultura i cui manoscritti sono conservati nei piu importanti musei del mondo. La masseria ha annesso un rinomato ristorante, il Gambero, che segue ancora oggi i principi dell'alimentazione sana, fatta di prodotti della natura e pesce freschissimo. Il suo stemma raffigura l'autoritratto di un celebre monaco di San Nicola di Casole: Pantaleone, l'autore del pavimento musivo della Cattedrale di Otranto.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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monipec wrote a review Sep 2020
Frankfurt, Germany11 contributions18 helpful votes
Very peaceful and stylish masseria located in close proximity to Otranto, yet still with a rural feel. Short drive to Otranto or 20 minute walk through fields. Also a great location for excursions to Gallipoli, Sta Maria de Leuca, etc. Room was exceptionally clean, dark for sleeping, spacious shower stall with good water pressure, very nice bath towels, a/c temp was nicely regulated, bed very comfortable. Despite being near a road, the room was extremely quiet. Each of the rooms has nice outside sitting area, where we spent mornings enjoying the cool air and evenings with an aperitivo. Breakfast was substantial, especially if you enjoy little cakes. The dinner (optional) was unfussy but excellent. There is no menu -- you get 3 courses which were all very tasty. There is a very nice wine selection as well. The setting outside for dinner is lovely under the stars, private enough to be romantic and all with a backdrop of tasteful local pottery and flora. Keep in mind this is a somewhat rural setting, so there are (working) farm/pet cats around. All in all, we would happily return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Liva G wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience in Masseria dei Monaci. We arrived quite late and still the manager of the place was waiting for us. We were quite hungry, yet even though the kitchen was already close she kindly prepared a simple but delicious local dish with tuna, tomato, bread and olive oil together with some local beers. The room was quite stylish and very comfortable. The masseria itself is just wonderful, we really enjoyed our short but fantastic time there. Breakfast was really tasty, we had fruits, nutella, several home made cakes and muffins. The location is walking distance from some of the best beaches in Puglia and also the Laghetto Cave di Bauxite, a must see! Overall brilliant value for money, absolutely recommended! Would be good to have some more salty options for breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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DroopParis wrote a review May 2019
Paris, France57 contributions15 helpful votes
Had a charming welcome for a one night stay. Outside is very nice. Room is average and clean. Did look like a bit humid and cold as there was not heating. Must be perfect for hot summer Bed was too hard for us. Breakfast is limited with not much choice of salty and no yogurt. Large choice of cakes. Nice view on the sea coast and close to the city 5mn drive in May.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from GermanaR-1968, Proprietario at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero
Responded 14 Jun 2019
Thank you for your review, I am sorry that you did not meet your expectations tally, unfortunately in May you cannot expect the heating to be turned on, perhaps it would have been enough to cover yourself a little more. As for the breakfast honestly I think it is vast and varied, unfortunately we can't satisfy all tastes. However, everything can always be improved.
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GMB95 wrote a review Sep 2018
Rome, Italy88 contributions69 helpful votes
Good location, very close to the Otranto center and quite close to some nice beaches. Breakfast room was beautiful and also breakfast was good even though there were mainly cakes and sweets. I would like to mention that if someone expects more normal continental breakfast. It was OK for us. Staff were friendly and helpful. I couldn't get WI-FI well in the room. The shower box was tiny and old. The ventilation in the bathroom made quite loud noise. For the first 5 minutes there was no hot water coming, had to wait for a few minutes to get a hot shower. Amenities were not good quality so it's better to bring your own stuff. The spring of the bed was in bad shape. Need to change, I guess. The air-conditioning was not working in the bedroom. Fortunately, it wasn't too hot during our stay so we could do without it- On the whole, we felt it is over-rated and over-price for what we receive and quality/condition of the room.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from germana r, Proprietario at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero
Responded 12 Sep 2018
Thank you for the time dedicated to our farm with its review, thank you also for having enjoyed our breakfast of the 0 km and the tradition of Salento, because it is something we are proud of. The context instead strongly the fact that someone has overestimated, I do not allow this because I know how much attention we have towards our guests. You made a booking with booking with 1000 requests, from the room away from dogs or other animals, to the room without any noise ..... we have satisfied and then unfortunately after several hours that she was already in the room (also having them early check-in) we had a hot water failure in a part of the hotel. Having another room available we promptly solved making it change. The fact that the water did not arrive immediately makes me smile .... his second room, unlike the previous one in which she could still return to failure resolved (it was she who decided not to do it) had a shower 80x80 and was still "very clean" and in perfect condition. She decided everything ... the newly renovated large bathroom had been assigned to her in the previous room. The air conditioning was working, I do not accept that the contrary is said, and if she was cold and did not turn it on it is not my problem or can make her feel authorized to say otherwise (in the room where she decided to stay had even 2 air conditioning machines, one per floor). The abatjour had a double switch, everything is deciding whether to switch it off from the bedside table or from the wall switch. What to say .... maybe he should have chosen a different structure.
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Giulia B wrote a review Jun 2018
Milan, Lombardia, Italy56 contributions41 helpful votes
I had the chance to spent a brief vacation at this lovely Masseria with my family... The place is run by Germana which is the heart of the place, her husband Andrea who is an excellent chef and their sons Jacopo and Francesco. The place is very elegant and all single details reflects this... Is located in the lovely area of Orte, near the bauxite cave which is very nice to visit. Wild sea not too far, but you can also relax in some beaches near the city just 10 minutes away by car. The masseria has lovely rooms on two levels, all with a dedicated backyard where you can relax and sunbath. Very comfy. Breakfast is very good, all cakes are home made by Andrea's mum, is a typical italian breakfats with also a touch of salty items (you should try the mini frisella with EVO and tomatoes..).. The area around is nice to visit but if you just want to take a break you can just relax there and be happy. Dinner is served indoor or in the lovely exterior patio with bouganville and olive trees.. we ate there every single night.. and we were always happy.. excellent quality!! You have wifi and next year pool and spa will open!!! yeah!!!! Thank you all for taking good care of us!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$77 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero
Which popular attractions are close to Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Nearby attractions include Centro Storico Otranto (1.7 km), Cattedrale di Otranto (1.9 km), and Punta Palascia Lighthouse (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terra Degli Ulivi Restaurant, Manna dei Re, and Masseria Bandino Restaurant.
Does Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cattedrale di Otranto (1.9 km), Frantoio Ipogeo Mulino a Vento (4.9 km), and Porta Alfonsina (2.0 km).
Is Masseria dei Monaci-Ristorante il Gambero accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.