Our Favorite Lodgings in Apulia / Puglia

Why are these our favorites? Because they are affordable, charming, well-managed, and always at safe, convenient locations in the center of town. We have carefully hand-picked many of these lodgings from the overwhelming number of options available on our partner site, Booking.com. Our choices are based on many factors, starting with location and high marks from a majority of guests. Just click on the region name or city name or hotel name to browse our suggested listings.



Lecce Hotels

Risorgimento Resort - Vestas Hotels & Resorts

Featuring a roof-top restaurant with panoramic views, in Lecce’s Baroque historic center. The 47 large modern guestrooms are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, satellite TV and free wired internet access. Each has a marble bathroom with bathrobes and slippers. A continental buffet breakfast is included, while the three restaurants offer both Salento flavors and classic Italian cooking. Drinks and snacks are available all day at the Janet Ross Bar. The health club offers a hot tub, Turkish bath and gym, as well as massage and beauty treatments. Piazza Sant’Oronzo is just 110 yards away, and the Cathedral is a 5-minute walk. Read more....

MGallery Patria Palace Lecce

Providing first-class luxury and service in the heart of Lecce, next to the Basilica of Santa Croce and a few steps from the Roman amphitheater, this aristocratic mansion dates back to the 18th century and displays lots of original features such as frescoes, fountains and beam ceilings. Each of the 67 guestrooms features modern comforts including Wi-Fi access and a marble bathroom. Some overlook the historic center and others the basilica. Superior rooms have a private terrace. Guests can enjoy a welcome drink or aperitif on the panoramic rooftop terrace and a gourmet meal at the restaurant, featuring local specialties from Puglia. The dedicated staff is always available to offer restaurant recommendations, tourist advice, and organize airport shuttle service. Read more....

Suite Hotel Santa Chiara

This 4-star boutique hotel is located in Lecce’s historic center, 100 yards from the cathedral. The roof garden on the 4th floor has a bar, outdoor seating and views of the historic center. The 21 guestrooms are very elegant and nicely decorated with soothing tones. They are all air conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The small gym is open every day, there is 24-hour reception, and a traditional breakfast with sweet products and both hot and cold drinks. You will be a 10-minute walk from Lecce Train Station and 300 yards from the main square, Piazza Sant’Oronzo. Read more....


Lecce B&Bs

B&B Fiverooms

Offering free private parking and surrounded by its own garden with a furnished patio, just 1 km from Lecce train station. The five modern guestrooms feature a color theme and design furnishings. Each is provided with air conditioning, free WiFi, a satellite flat-screen TV, and an en suite bathroom with soft slippers and free toiletries. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room, and it includes homemade pastries and, upon request, savory items. Basilica di Santa Croce cathedral is less than 2 km away, while beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Coast are a 15-minute drive away. Read more....

Dimora San Giuseppe

Located in a former noble house in the historic center of Lecce and less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Roman amphitheatre, these four air-conditioned guestrooms come with free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, antique furniture and traditional tiled floors of Salento. Some rooms also feature a historic street-view balcony. Breakfast is a sweet Italian buffet consisting of cakes, croissants, yoghurt, cereal, fruit and juices. It is served in the room. Brindisi Airport is less than 45 km away. There is parking available nearby. Read more....

B&B Piazza 300mila

Opened in 2010, in Piazza Mazzini in the heart of Lecce. This family-run bed and breakfast has four uniquely decorated guestrooms that come with air conditioning, TV, fridge, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Breakfast can be served on the terrace overlooking Piazza Mazzini. The property is a 10-minute walk from Lecce Cathedral and the Roman amphitheater. The beginning of the historic quarter and pedestrian area is 300 ft away. Read more....

Apollo Suites

Located in the historic center of Lecce, these four luxury rooms and apartments are set in the former Apollo Theatre, 200 yards from Piazza Mazzini and Sant’Oronzo. The spacious, air-conditioned accommodations feature stylish décor, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and soft bathrobes plus slippers. The apartments have a kitchenette, a city view, and high ceilings. Guests can enjoy discounts at a nearby pastry shop, and the area offers many restaurants and pizzerias. Lecce Station is 3 km away, and the property arranges a shuttle service to Bari or Brindisi Airport, on request. The Adriatic coast is reachable by car in 20 minutes. Read more....


Ostuni / Martina Franca / Alberobello

Hotel Monte Sarago - In Italy Online Favorite!

Only a 5-minute walk from historic central Ostuni, and a 10-minute drive from the Puglia coast, this delightful hotel offers 40 guestrooms decorated in a contemporary Mediterranean style, with ultra-modern bathrooms, air conditioning, free wired internet and satellite TV. Some have a balcony with panoramic views. The restaurant serves traditional Salento and Italian cuisine, and a buffet breakfast is provided daily. There is also a dining terrace with panoramic views and a snack bar. One In Italy Online  client says: "What a gem! We had the best view of Ostuni that you could possibly get: room 406. The staff was wonderful, and the facility was first rate. Nicoletta was particularly helpful. It was easy to park the car as well, and we could simply walk into town each night from our room."   Read more....

Masseria Cervarolo

These unique accommodations are in typical Apulian trulli, stone buildings of the 16th century. The farm has free parking, and is on a hill 4 miles from Ostuni. The grounds include an outdoor swimming pool and an ancient chapel. All 17 guestrooms are uniquely furnished, and equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and free wired internet. Just off of the SP14 road, between Ostuni and Martina Franca. The nearest beach is 9 miles away. Read more....

Masseria Il Frantoio

This organic farm is in the countryside, a 10-minute drive from Ostuni and the sea. Surrounded by citrus orchards and olive groves, with an original 15th-century mill that still produces oil, it offers free parking, rustic rooms, and excellent regional cuisine. The 13 guestrooms are located in the main building, a bright white structure of the 19th century. Common areas and rooms are decorated with antiques, and the Masseria even has a library with more than 1500 books, and a free internet point. Free sun umbrellas and lounge chairs are available at a nearby beach. The homey restaurant offers set traditional regional specialties  served in the pretty inner courtyard. Read more....

Hotel Rione Antico La Terra

Get a feel of times gone by at this completely renovated hotel and restaurant, dating back to the 13th century and set in La Terra, the old quarter of Ostuni, with impressive panoramic views of the town. Right next door, you will find the Benedictine convent of St Peter, just one of the many architectural sights in this lovely town. The hotel's restaurant, and some of the 17 elegantly decorated guestrooms, still display traces of the ancient stonework of the original building. For a real taste of how the locals live, you can enjoy some typical cuisine in the restaurant, together with wines carefully selected from the best producers in Apulia. Read more....

Relais Casabella

Occupying an elegant 20th-century mansion with views of the Itria Valley, this bed and breakfast offers free parking just a 5-minute drive from the Baroque town of Martina Franca. An outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court grace the grounds. The hall features a reading area and a lounge with TV and fireplace. The eight bright and spacious suites are elegantly decorated with hardwood floors, hand-embroidered curtains and antique furniture. All accommodations have free Wi-Fi and an independent entrance. 12 miles away is the beach of both the Adriatic and the Ionian coasts. The Zoo Safari in Fasano is 6 miles away, and the San Domenico Golf Course is 8 miles away. Guests receive discounts at many restaurants nearby. Read more....

Relais Villa Calella

Set in a garden boasting a swimming pool with sun loungers, the villa offer free private parking, a gourmet restaurant, panoramic views of the Itria Valley, and six spacious suites with a private entrance. All suites are elegantly decorated, with antique furnishings and hand-embroidered curtains, together with parquet or tiled floors. Each has a comfortable seating area, extra large beds, and a private patio with direct access to the garden. Some suites are on two levels, the superior suites also have a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchenette, and all have free WiFi. You will also find a tennis court, an oak forest at the back, and a hammock set in the spacious garden. Breakfast is served daily and features sweet products including jam, croissants and fresh pastries. The restaurant serves typical regional and Mediterranean cuisine, and guests will enjoy a traditional Apulian dinner with the owners. Martina Franca is 1.8 km from the property. The coast, with its beautiful beaches, is a 45-minute drive away. Read more....

Masseria Magli Resort

This renovated farm is in a quiet part of the Itria Valley, between Taranto and Ostuni, surrounded by green countryside, olive groves and old woodlands. The hotel offers 11 comfortable, elegantly decorated guestrooms with air conditioning, TV, mini bar, paid WiFi, and country views. It is just off the SS 172 state road outside Martina Franca. Parking is free. Read more....

Trulli Il Castagno

In the heart of the countryside, 5 miles from historic Martina Franca, this family-run hotel offers home-grown produce, grounds, courtyard and a terraced outdoor pool. The four guestrooms are in traditional trulli, cool buildings with stone walls. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen and use of the shared BBQ facilities. A Wi-Fi Hotspot is available free of charge. You can hire bicycles and explore the local countryside before relaxing by the outdoor pool. In Martina Franca, famous for its Baroque architecture, you can visit the Ducal Palace and the Castel del Monte. Free parking is available on-site. Read more....

Giardino degli Aranci Hotel

Completely renovated during 2007, this hotel aims to provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere thanks to its contemporary refined style and the peace of its grounds. Located half a mile outside the city of Martina Franca, it is set within an oasis of tranquility in the surrounding countryside. This beautiful city overlooks the charming Valle d’Itria, a famous region with trees, vineyards and white houses, called trulli. The main attraction of the town is the historic center, a traditional example of Baroque art, with its smart streets, white lanes, elegant mansions, and stately and monumental churches. Offering 20 modern guestrooms, comfortable communal areas, and large, secure parking lot, the hotel is the ideal destination for a relaxing Mediterranean break. Read more....

Park Hotel San Michele

In a large park in the center of Martina Franca, in the region of the famous trulli, one of Apulia's archeological treasures. The hotel's elegant atmosphere is immediately perceived in the external portico and in the outdoor swimming pool, with offer relaxation during hot summer days. The hotel offers 85 guestrooms, and a complete culinary experience with its five restaurants (three indoors and two outdoors), which offer a whole set of traditional and national menus, with simple and more elaborate dishes. Let the Park Hotel's multilingual staff recommend the best itineraries and activities to help you really enjoy the beautiful and sunny Salento. Read more....

Tipico B&B

Housed in traditional Apulian trulli, these three air-conditioned accommodations are in the center of Alberobello. There is a terrace and kitchen for shared use. With a flat-screen TV and seating area, all rooms have elegant décor, a private bathroom, and stone walls and floors. Wi-Fi throughout the property is free. Guests can enjoy a traditional Italian breakfast in their room or in the breakfast room. All ingredients are provided for self service. The property is set in the heart of the trulli country, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Staff can arrange tours to Matera and the Salento area. The beach is a 30-minute drive away. Read more....

Podere Papilio

Just 2.5 miles from Alberobello, in the Puglia countyside, in an area famous for its butterflies. The estate offers three guestrooms with private bathrooms and patio overlooking the extensive grounds. Rooms are fashioned in classic style, with tile floors and 19th-century furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available. Breakfast is served daily, and includes homemade jam and bread. Guests are advised to bring your own vehicle as there is no public transportation. Read more....

Aria di Casa

Offering unique accommodation in different trulli, the traditional Apulian dwellings. The property offers a free shuttle to/from Alberobello Train Station, 1.5 km away. Each of the three trulli has stone floors, wooden furniture, and a private bathroom with shower. Some have a patio with chairs, table, and parasol. A sweet Italian breakfast is served directly in your trullo. Continental or American breakfast is also available on request, as are daily newspapers. The property is set in a limited-traffic area, therefore the staff will meet you at the entrance of town. The nearest parking is 100 yards away. Read more....

Miratrulli Suites

Set in the center of Alberobello, these three air-conditioned apartments come with a kitchenette and views of the UNESCO-protected trulli houses. A free public car park is located 100 yards away. A washing machine, fridge and dining area are standard in all apartments, each of which is set on two floors and has a balcony overlooking the historic center. Breakfast products at your disposal in the apartment include croissants, biscuits, Melba toast and hot and cold drinks. Restaurants and shops are within a 5-minute walk of the apartments. Bari Airport is 68 km away, and airport transfers can be arranged on request. A shuttle to and from Alberobello Train Station is provided for free. Read more....


Foggia / San Giovanni Rotondo

Albergo del Cacciatore

In Foggia's historical center, occupying an early 19th-century building about 10 minutes' walk from Foggia Train Station, University and Cathedral. All 12 guestrooms are en suite. Each comes with free Wifi, a flat-screen TV, tiled floors and basic décor. A continental buffet breakfast including cold sweet and savory items is served daily. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the nearest A14 motorway and the Adriatic Sea can be reached in 30 minutes. Read more....

La Civetta

This small luxury B&B is in an 18th-century building in the center of Foggia. Its six designer guestrooms come with balcony, private bathroom, and spa bath. The original décor at this family-run B&B is inspired by the history of cinema. Each spacious room comes with flat-screen satellite TV, pay-per-view channels, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are fully equipped with modern shower and toiletry set. Staff serve guests a continental breakfast in their room every morning. There is a range of restaurants, bars and shops in the neighborhood. The guest house is well connected to public transport, and Foggia Train Station is just a 5-minute walk away. The town of San Giovanni Rotondo, gateway to Gargano National Park, is a 1-hour journey by car or bus. Read more....

Hotel Vittoria

Opened in 2010, in San Giovanni Rotondo center less than 5 minutes' walk from the Sanctuary of Padre Pio, offering 30 air-conditioned guestrooms with a modern design, grey tiled floors, flat-screen TVs, a laptop safe, free Wi-Fi and a fridge. Buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant, where international dishes can also be enjoyed out on the terrace. Guests also have a 24-hour reception and a bar. Free outdoor parking is available, while the indoor garage is at an additional cost. Very nearby are the Sanctuary and Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, as well as the private hospital, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, that was founded by Padre Pio. Read more....

Residenza Ducale

Welcome to the very unique opportunity of staying in a Norman castle, with its own ancient tower! There are only three guestrooms, each individually decorated and with lovely views of the historic center of Bovino, an ancient Apulian town. The residence offers free parking, and is just 1000 ft form the bus stop to Foggia. Guests receive a welcome gift, and are entitled to free entrance at the Diocesan Museum and at the local movie theater. The guestrooms are all air conditioned and equipped with flat-screen TV with satellite channels. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the castle. Read more....


Bari

Oriente Hotel

Occupying a completely renovated early 20th-century building in central Bari, next to the Petruzzelli Theatre, with free parking nearby. The 75 guestrooms all feature a mini-bar, air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, and a work desk. Their private bathroom comes with shower and bathrobe. There is 24-hour reception, and Wi-Fi access is available in the whole property. The hotel provides a bar serving snacks and drinks, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Bari. Central Bari and seafront promenade are just a 5-minute walk away. Bari’s Central train station is less than half a mile away. Read more....

Hotel Adria

Just 200 yards from Bari Train Station, with a fitness area and a restaurant serving Puglia specialties. The 36 air-conditioned guestrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and an LCD TV with satellite channels. Some also have a balcony. Both Wi-Fi and wired internet are available free of charge, and guests can relax on the top-floor terrace with sun loungers or make use of the computer available at the reception. Staff are available 24 hours a day. 70 yards away is Corso Cavour, one of the main shopping streets in Bari. The historic center and St. Nicholas Cathedral can be reached on foot in 15 minutes. Read more....

La Muraglia

Located in the historic center of Bari, in a restored stone building with a sea-view terrace and three air-conditioned apartments with balcony, this property is next to the seafront promenade, a 5-minute walk from San Sabino Cathedral, and a 5-minute walk from Bari Port. Decorated in a Mediterranean style, the apartments come with free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. Each has a kitchen and private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi is also available at reception. An Italian breakfast of cappuccino and a croissant is served in your apartment. The communal terrace has sun loungers overlooking San Antonio Harbor. Read more....


Brindisi

Masseria Baroni Nuovi

Not everybody knows what a masseria is. These elegant farmhouses are part of Apulia's heritage. This one, set in the Brindisi countryside, is among the most impressive, surrounded by 370 acres of land, featuring gravel pathways, dry-stone walls and olive trees. Venture around the property, on foot or by bike, to enjoy a stay in unspoiled nature. The Masseria also features several gardens, one of which is provided with a large swimming pool. The 12 unique guestrooms are in the main, early 20th-century building, and in the facilities of the farmhouse, including the former barn and the winery. Enjoy delicious food at the restaurant, serving regional recipes made with locally-produced ingredients. If you would like more, the staff can arrange food and wine tours in the area. Read more....

Hotel Orientale

In the historic center of Brindisi just 500 yards from Brindisi Railway Station and 250 yards from the harbor, offering free bikes and a Technogym fitness center. The hotel is on Corso Garibaldi, a street full of stylish boutiques, shops and restaurants. Many of the 50 guestrooms overlook this lively street and the beach is also nearby. All rooms come with Sky TV channels. The rate comprises a generous buffet breakfast. In this welcoming environment you can find an entire floor reserved for smokers only, and modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi, private car park and meeting rooms. Read more....


Gallipoli

Villa Carola

Just 5 minutes' drive from Gallipoli center, in a quiet residential area with free parking and a terrace with sea view, well connected to the area's beautiful beaches. The five guestrooms feature wrought-iron beds and include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Two of them have a private patio overlooking the garden. A sweet Italian breakfast is served buffet style each morning out in the garden. Well connected by the SS101 national road and 30 minutes' drive from the historic city of Lecce. Read more....

Miramare Hotel

Set in the small coastal town of Lido Conchiglie just 2.5 miles from Gallipoli, and 140 yards from the sea featuring panoramic views of the Ionian Coast, this three-star hotel offers 24 modern guestrooms and services in a peaceful environment. You can enjoy a fully equipped private beach, private parking and a special airport shuttle going to Brindisi Airport. Savor all the flavors of Salento in the hotel’s restaurant and admire the enchanting views from the hotel terrace. From the hotel you can easily explore this rich region. Travel to nearby Lecce with its Baroque architecture and discover other seaside resorts such as S. Maria di Leuca and Otranto. In an excellent location for a seaside vacation, the hotel is open year-round, so you can enjoy the mild climate of the Salento region and the beauty of both Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Read more....

Espada Residence

Located in the center of Gallipoli, just 200 yards from the coast, these four modern apartments are furnished with different color schemes and have two flat-screen TVs and an equipped kitchenette. Gallipoli Train Station is 160 yards from the property, and can be reached with a free shuttle service. Trains link to Lecce, which is 40 km away. The Espada owns a boat and on request, can organize excursions including snorkeling sessions. Read more....

Palazzo del Capitolo

Set in the heart of Gallipoli, dating back to 1750 and just steps from its own private beach area. The six bright and spacious guestrooms are air conditioned and have interesting furnishings and decorative tiled floors. They include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and mini bar. A parasol and two sun loungers for the private beach are included in the price of the room. Homemade jams and cakes are served as part of the sweet and savory breakfast each morning, and the restaurant specializes in fresh fish and Puglia dishes. Ideal for exploring Gallipoli's historic center and the surrounding beaches. Read more....


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