Need to know
11am, but flexible. Check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $131.76 (€117), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a buffet breakfast (cakes, pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, hams, cheeses and a variety of eggs).
Take a moment each day to peer through the telescope in the sea-facing lounge – you might get a close up of dolphins frolicking offshore. The hotel hosts twice-weekly cookery sessions – on Mondays and on Tuesdays – for guests; book your free spot in advance if you fancy learning how to whip up Italian fare like a local.
6 November 2017 to 28 March 2018
At the hotel
Swimming pool, 24-hour gym, sauna, Turkish bath, free WiFi, free on-site parking, games room with a snooker table. In rooms: minbar with beer, snacks and soft drinks; TV; hair dryer; and Cote Bastide bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All the white-walled rooms are simple, spacious and dotted with neutral-hued wooden furniture. There’s no sea view from the ground-floor Classic rooms, but they do have their own patios. Superior and Junior Suite rooms boast balconies and an eyeful of the Adriatic – we found the perfect panorama looking out from room 208.
A pristine, turquoise pool runs the width of the hotel, parallel with the sea. A raised sun deck sits at one end; a shallow paddling pool at the other, with plenty of loungers dotted around. From here, it's only a few strides to the sea.
Need a break from poolside lounging? Head indoors to the Aqua wellness centre; home to a sauna, an ice waterfall, a Turkish bath, a hydro-massage pool and four treatment rooms offering an extensive menu of massages, facials and beauty treatments.
Puglia’s beauty is best explored by car, so don’t forget that pesky paper part of your driving license for hire purposes.
There are two Classic rooms specially adapted for wheelchair users and all communal areas are made accessible with ramps.
The hotel is geared towards grown-ups, but this is Italy so children are always welcome. Extra cots and beds can be added, menus are happily adapted, and there’s a small, shallow swimming pool. Babysitting can be arranged for €15 an hour.