What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The enormous pool, designed to look like a lake
- Puglia on a plate: the restaurant serves organic dishes made from produce grown on Furnirussi's own farm
What To Know
- The hotel is surrounded by a 20-hectare orchard, home to Europe's biggest fig plantation
- Lots of healthy dishes served at the restaurant
- It's a rural retreat but the coast is within easy reach; the pretty coastal town of Otranto is around seven miles away
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Surrounded by camphor trees, lush lawns and a 20-hectare orchard home to Europe’s biggest fig plantation, Furnirussi Tenuta is a serene spa retreat in the heart of Puglia’s countryside. The low-rise whitewashed resort is fronted by an enormous 1,000 square meter pool, designed to look like a lake. Built in 2012 as a modern country house on a working organic farm, the property uses natural materials to great effect, including limestone from nearby Lecce and locally-sourced wood.
Bed and Bath
The 24 Suites have a soothing color scheme (white, taupe and putty gray) and all feature blond wood four-poster beds and lounge areas with sofas. The smallest rooms (Junior Suite Classic) start at 450 square feet and Suite Executives are a mighty 753 square feet. Contemporary bathrooms are equipped with rain showers and Suite Executives come with chromotherapy showers and huge bathtubs with panoramic views of the estate. All are stocked with products from Hermès.
Furnirussi Tenuta is very much a restorative retreat. The state-of-the-art spa offers hydrotherapy services, chromotherapy showers and a grotto-like hammam carved from calcareous stone. Treatments incorporate products made from fruit grown on-site. There are several jogging and fitness routes that cut through the resort’s extensive grounds and personal trainers are available on request. In the evening head to the poolside bar for a pre-dinner sundowner before tucking into innovative Italian dishes that showcase ingredients from the estate. Much of the food has been created for health conscious diners like grilled veal served with spinach. Breakfast features figs from the orchard and deliciously-strong coffee.
In the Area
Nearby Serrano is a pretty hilltop village surrounded by olive groves that overlooks the Adriatic coast. Wander the charming streets and pop into traditional trattorias and pizza restaurants. The coastal town of Otranto is seven miles away, or take a day trip to the Baroque city of Lecce. Don’t leave Puglia without exploring some of its classic whitewashed villages and seeing its famous Renaissance architecture. Idyllic Alberobello is the place to see clusters of Puglia’s famed trulli houses.
How to Get There
The rooms are comfortable, very spacious and clean. The breakfast is nice as long as you stick to the local produce. Unfortunately, due to high expectations as a 5 star hotel, we were disappointed. The pool and surrounding area was dirty and not some where to relax/spend time. The staff a friendly but not genuine. They come across as if they only care about sales of lunch, dinner or massages. Dont bother with the overpriced dinner unless really no other option.
Looking for a great hotel to discover the Salento region of Puglia? Look no further!
The breakfast they serve starts your day perfectly: plentiful, locally sourced, lots of flavour - and the figs (and fig tart) are to die for. Fyi, dinner (a la carte) was great too - with a good selection of local wines!
The bed was very comfortable, the room big and cool - although maybe a little bit too noisy (or maybe those neighbours were a little bit too loud).
The pool area (more like a lake area) is the best I've ever seen. You'll gladly spend the day next to or in that beautiful pool.
The staff? Efficient, professional and superfriendly. As a visitor, you only have one "job" to do: relax.
For us (my girlfriend and I) it was the ideal hotel to discover the Salento and relax when we wanted.
If we come back to Puglia, we'll definitely book here again. And I won't hesitate to recommend Furnirussi Tenuta to friends and family.
We've been coming to this hotel for quite a few years now and always love it so much.
We have a 3 year old son who loves to play in the magnificent pool. Breakfasts are a feast and all the food and wines are great. The place is a bit in the middle of nowwhere but beaches and cities are all within 15-20 min drive.
We love the fact that it is so peaceful and quiet, never crowded, no screaming kids. A great staff, personal attention. A home away from home.