What We Love
- A lovely suite or traditional trulli in Puglia, with breakfast, a dining discount and moreOpting to stay in a unique, conical stone trullo converted into a five-star suite
- Treating yourself to a local tasting tour and sampling moreish wines and olive oil
- Staying occupied with a range of activities, from cooking and ceramics to yoga and mountain biking
What To Know
- Well situated for day trips to some of Puglia's best sights
- Free WiFi works really well
- Complimentary onsite parking is available
Pull up at this historic Apulian inn and you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise: made up of a collection of conical trullos (think traditional dry stone huts), and surrounded by idyllic olive groves and vineyards, it very nearly pops right out of a fairytale. Dating back to between 1780 and 1820, each hut has been beautifully transformed into a luxurious, five-star suite and named after a different grape variety, for a stay that’s as authentic and locally-inspired as it is historical.
Tuck into fine Apulian cuisine in the restaurant, with high standards of service upheld throughout your stay. Your annual dose of Vitamin D can be taken by the side of the contemporary pool or on a lounger on the sandy beach. And if bubbling away in the Jacuzzi or relaxing in the Turkish bath sound too low key, there’s little chance of finding yourself at a loose end around here – choose from activities such as cooking classes, painting, yoga or mountain biking, or spoil yourself with a tour of the region, to taste olive oil that’s good enough to drink and wines held in high regard by the country’s top vintners.
How to Get There
If you are looking for a relaxing break away from the crowds, this is the place for you. We were warmly greeted by Roberto on arrival, who throughout our stay did his upmost to ensure we made the most of our time.
Our accommodation, a Trulli, was quirky and immaculate. Daily maid service maintained this high standard. The communal areas and restaurant were equally immaculate.
Breakfast was included and the choice was comprehensive. We dined in the restaurant each night. The menu changed daily and was varied. The quality of food was superb. What made our dining experience extra special was the attention the Restaurant Team paid us. They really looked after us.
To fully appreciate the local area you will need a car. Locorotondo, Ostuni and Polignano a Mare
are all worth a visit. Head for the old towns! we also visited the caves at Castellano Grotte - these were breathtaking. Check out their timetable as they regularly conduct English speaking tours.
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Amazing hotel, wonderful staff, have had a lovely holiday, will definitely return ????????
Countryside beautiful, lots of places to visit. Quite central for other towns,
Food in hotel lovely and the rooms are spacious and has everything you could want.
Il Palmento is a sizable domain with some 30 to 40 (?) trulli, which from the outside look quite charming, and which somewhat unexpectedly are also quite comfortable on the inside. We had several interconnected rooms: a living room with fridge and coffee/tea facilities, a large bedroom and somewhat smaller bathroom. The trulli are situated in a large and well-kept garden. Each has a small table and chairs in front of the trulli entrance.
The pool area includes a version for small children and a regular larger/deeper one; there are plenty of sun beds with towels provided by the hotel; drinks and snacks are served at the pool bar.
We used Il Palmento as a starting point for trips throughout Puglia. To be sure: one needs a (rental) car to get here from the airport (Brindisi) and for sightseeing. There is a good nearby pizza restaurant within walking distance, and the hotel has its own restaurant.
We stayed two weeks in late September and at that time there were quite a few mosquitos in the garden and pool area in spite of regular spraying, a problem for those who hate to get bitten.
The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is quite relaxed. We had a very good time at Il Palmento!