La Fiermontina – Urban Resort Lecce
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at La Fiermontina – Urban Resort Lecce in Lecce, you’ll be in the historical district and minutes from Porta Napoli and Holy Cross Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Paisiello Theatre and Lecce Obelisk.
Make yourself at home in one of the 16 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and espresso makers. Flat-screen televisions with premium TV channels are provided, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Let’s start with the negatives…..there are none. You won’t want to leave. And I’m not sure I have the words to do it justice. I don’t often give a 5 rating. This is a hotel where you want to pass on the touring (don’t!)
Entering from the street through glass sliding doors, you are in the most beautiful garden, carefully planned and tended. Lots of chairs and tables, so you can have some quiet reflection, plan your day’s activities or relax with an evening aperitif. There is a small pool as well. The hotel is located on the edge of the historic district – walkable to many attractions.
One must enjoy the exquisite artwork. Each room, public and private displays original artwork. There is an art museum (MAMA) across the road. Arrange a visit – it should not be missed. In a sister property, the art work seems more personal. The owners were acquainted with John Lennon and there is a room named after him and touches of Yoko Ono.
Service is attentive and polite, not obsequious. Often, you will see the owners walking through, greeting guests. They are very gracious and interested in your thoughts as well as providing interesting history of the properties.
Accommodations have earned every star. My large room was across from the main building. The glass door led into a small courtyard with a contemporary sculpture. The entry to my suite was a large glass door. All doors are accessed with an electronic card.
The doors have electric blinds built in between the panes which can be opened and closed with a remote control. I didn’t quite master them. They automatically closed when the door was opened. But I wanted more light so had to open them with the remote control. The bathroom had floor to ceiling windows with plantings. Yes, you shower looking out, but no one can look in. Toilet and bidet are in a separate “closet.”
It took me a bit of time to master the lighting system. I found most hotels in Italy seem to have more switches than lights. Lots of light by the bed for reading.
Amenities included the usual: lotions, shampoos, conditions etc. There was also a coffee and tea maker as well as complimentary water. And each evening, you receive a carafe of water scented with citrus as well as cookies.
Breakfast. Ahh. You won’t need lunch. Breakfast is bountiful – a board of cheeses and meats, a board of pastries, a board of fruit……and if you want eggs or more, they are there for the asking. I couldn’t believe that what was put in front of me was just….for me.
The only way to experience this hotel is just go. I can’t wait to go back.
So Lecce is a beautiful small city which you can easily do in one day. We had 3 days so plenty of down time.
So this hotel is in a beautiful location in Centro Storico.
It’s principal is all about art and design which includes the very interesting back story of the family that own it. They are there each day to tell the story and genuinely want guests to be involved.
This however becomes a bit of an issue after a while as you do feel like a bit of a visitor to their art installation rather than a paying guest.
The rooms are very good. We had a duplex room which was a bit wasted as the tv lounge upstairs is not something we use. The room itself was well equipped although a bit short on shelving.
Breakfast was quite fun first day as they bring selections of things. Run out of steam day 2 and 3.
We signed up for a meal at the Palazzo they own in town. Absolutely stunning building with many stories.
Regrettably the food didn’t live up to expectation. Particularly when we found out after it was £80 per head without drinks. Nowhere near good enough.
Service, although amazingly friendly was a bit hit and miss in parts.
If this was £350/£400 I would probably gone 4* but this was a staggering £650 per night at end of September. This is getting on for Amalfi Coast prices.
I really enjoyed my time there but it’s £200 a night over priced.
My wife and I began a two week visit to Italy at La Fiermontina. We loved everything about this hotel. The setting, the peacefulness, the excellent service. The breakfast was amazing and the location of the hotel provided access to the best of Lecce within a few hundred yard walk. A smiling staff always greeted us and yet were discreet enough to not overwhelm us with too much attention. The highest recommendation.