Puglia, Italy

Canne Bianche

Rates per night from$131.76

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR117.27), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Pared-back Puglian

Setting

Lapped at by the Adriatic

Puglia's Canne Bianche hotel is a sun-drenched, seafront slice of rustic Italian charm with lip-smackingly good food, well-groomed grounds, a calming pastel palette and service almost as impressive as its Adriatic views.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Fifty-three.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible. Check-in, 3pm.

Rates

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.

More details

Rates include a buffet breakfast (cakes, pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, hams, cheeses and a variety of eggs).

Also

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.

Hotel closed

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.

Poolside

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.

Spa

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.

Packing tips

Puglia’s beauty is best explored by car, so don’t forget that pesky paper part of your driving license for hire purposes.

Also

There are two Classic rooms specially adapted for wheelchair users and all communal areas are made accessible with ramps.

Children

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.

Food and Drink

Photos Canne Bianche food and drink

Top Table

The sun-dappled, bougainvillea-lined terrace just outside the main dining room is a particularly sweet spot for enjoying the cucina's finest fare.

Dress Code

Simple, neutral-toned summer chic to blend in; bright and bold to stand out.

Hotel restaurant

Hand-tied bunches of lavender and bottles of local olive oil decorate the white linen clothed tables at Timo (Italian for ‘thyme’), where the traditional Puglian dishes are a lip-smacking sensation. An impressive shell-hewn chandelier hangs from the ceiling, illuminating a heaving antipasti buffet with salads, burrata and room-scentingly fresh tomatoes. With abundant waters just outside, fresh fish and seafood are main-course staples, alongside locally sourced meat, just-picked vegetables and homemade ear-shaped orecchiette pasta. In the summer months, the surf shack-y Restaurant Aneto (Italian for ‘dill’) opens to serve grilled meat, fish and other snacks by the pool.

Hotel bar

The open-plan lounge bar Cumino (‘cumin’) a small informal bar where cocktails and aperitivi are lovingly prepared from 7pm each day. If you prefer your tipple on the terrace, toast the views or at poolside Bar Mirto (‘myrtle') and repair to one of the taupe coloured sofas.

 

Last orders

Order breakfast from 7am to 10.30am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, dinner from 7.30pm to 10pm and drinks until midnight.

Room service

Pastries, omelettes and other light bites are available from 7am until noon (at an extra charge), then the menu gives over to meats, cheeses, pasta and homemade breads until 11.30pm.

Location

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Address
Canne Bianche
Via Appia 32
Torre Canne di Fasano (BR)
72010
Italy

Planes

Brindisi Salento Airport (served by Ryanair from Stansted) is half an hour’s drive away and Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (EasyJet from Gatwick and Ryanair from Stansted) is a 50-minute drive.

Trains

Fasano station – with connections to Bari, Lecce, Milan and Rome – is a 10-minute drive away.

Automobiles

From Brindisi, follow the coast-hugging SS379 to Via Appia Antica in Fasano before turning left onto Via Appia Antica itself for about three minutes. From Bari, take the SP73 and turn onto the SS16 in Zona Industriale. Follow signs to Fasano for about 45 minutes and turn onto Via Appia Antica in Torre Canne. There is plenty of free on-site parking at the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Take a walk along the sands, hire a bike and follow the coastline or just punctuate your poolside lazing with an occasional splash in the waves. For something a little more hands-on, the hotel’s kitchen staff host regular masterclasses in Puglian cooking. For exploring, Savelletri, a small fishing town with some enticing rustic restaurants is a five-minute drive to the east. Head further east along the coast and you’ll reach the precarious looking clifftop town of Polignano a Mare, home to a cute cove, some great gelaterias and plenty of ancient history. Alberobello, a 30-minute journey inland, is a Unesco world heritage site thanks to its tumbledown trulli houses. Ostuni, the ‘white city of Puglia’, with its baroque churches, aristo estates and fine dining, is one of the region’s top draws.

Local restaurants

Saporedisale is a local port-side pizzeria with an expansive selection of local wines. Alberobello’s La Cantina is the place to head for some kitchen showmanship and none-more-Puglian feasting, while nearby Il Poeta Contadino gives a Michelin-starred twist on traditional cooking. Star-grazers will also want to seek out Cielo in Ostuni – a rock-hewn hideaway serving locally sourced, artfully arranged Italian fare. Carnivores should make the 20-minute pilgrimage to Cisternino for its most famous butchers, Zio Pietro. Here you can pick your perfect cut and have it served to your table just as you like it. If you want to treat your peepers and your palate, try Il Bastione in Polignano a Mare – succulent seafood and perfect panoramas of the waterfront town, or the remarkable Grotta Palazzese in a huge, dramatic cave 20 metres above the sea.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Mr & Mr Smith have just returned from a stay at this luxury London hotel, and as soon as they've unpacked their orecchiette pasta and bottles of Primitivo, a full account of their glamorous city break will be with you. In the meantime, just to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Puglia.

With all its romantic cities, vine-strewn countryside, dramatic peaks and yacht-filled ports, you could be forgiven for forgetting about Italy’s beaches. But combine relaxed rustica with warm waves, and Canne Bianche is a holiday hotspot that’s hard to beat.

There’s nothing showy here – the views of the Adriatic take care of ‘spectacle’ – but everything is done with loving laid-back charm.

The low-rise white stone building blends brilliantly with its surroundings, softened with coiffed lawns and scattered shrubs. Inside, a pale palette and clean lines are complemented by lime-washed wooden furniture and floral flourishes. The bedrooms are inviting, the pool even more so and the private beach makes it tempting to stay very firmly put. The cuisine is as fresh, authentic and joyously tastebud-pleasing as any you'll find; the service as perfectly casual and brilliantly helpful as you'd hope for. 

When you leave your tranquil base, day-tripping around Puglia's many splendours couldn't be easier. The thought of one last snack and a late-night dip in the sea will see you home before the small hours, though. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Canne Bianche’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Location: right by the sea. Private swimming pool in our room. Excellent service and great spa. Make sure you visit Ostuni and Alberobello.

Don’t expect

A nice neighborhood.

Rating

Stayed on 13 Jul 2018

We loved

Friendly staff, delicious food in the restaurant, lovely breakfast but be careful you don't get caught out ordering cooked breakfast as this is not included (only continental) and you will be charged! Rooms were clean and nice, the spa is amazing.

Don’t expect

Super efficient service (no one came to take our bags when we arrived) or for the staff to give you much information on the local area or what to do – you just need to work it out. Also, the area where the hotel is isn't particularly great and you really need a car as you have to drive to get to the nice towns and villages.

Rating

Stayed on 31 Mar 2018

We loved

The great location, very welcoming staff, the excellent facilities and layout of the hotel, the relaxing atmosphere. Altogether the hotel far exceeded expectations.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Oct 2017

We loved

The beautiful hotel, lovely pool, very friendly staff, Apulia night buffet and dancing. Ostuni for its restaurants and bars.

Don’t expect

Slick service in the restaurant, a big spa menu, restaurants within walking distance at night.

Rating

Stayed on 6 Sep 2017

We loved

The staff, the location and the property overall. We relaxed and explored; a great Puglia getaway. Ask the staff for local spots. Relax by the pool/sea during the day and have dinner in a different village every night.

Don’t expect

A big beach, but do expect direct access to the sea.

Rating

Stayed on 26 Aug 2017

We loved

The evening we arrived the hotel was hosting an 'Apuglian Heart Party' for guests to taste local gourmet food while being entertained by 'Mandolinari' live music, dancing and artisans. We originally weren't going to take part as we were tired from the journey and bla bla bla, but were persuaded by the lovely staff when we checked in. We were so happy we did – what a fabulous evening! And the best part? A week after returning home a little surprise came in the post: an album of photographs taken at the party of us with our toddler (who was the life and soul that evening)... above and beyond, and so special. We'll definitely be returning. We also loved the smell of the whole place!? Sounds odd, but the room fragrance was just gorgeous.

Rating

Stayed on 23 Aug 2017

We loved

The plunge pool on the terrace. Nearby Ostuni was a beautiful historical village with amazing views over the olive groves.

Don’t expect

Sun loungers on the beach.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Aug 2017

We loved

The beaitiful interior and surroundings, the calm atmosphere, the welcoming and helpful staff. Must visit: Cisternino and Polignano a Mare. Beautiful cities with stunning views, old piazzas and alleys, and lovely restaurants

Don’t expect

Not much within walking distance, the hotel beach is non existent but lovely for a sunset stroll at the water's edge.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Jul 2017

We loved

The personal approach and intimate setting. 

Rating

Stayed on 19 Jul 2017

We loved

The Master Suite room with its own pool. Exceptionally clean and stylish design and very well maintained. Having a car to get away as there's nothing really within walking distance. Staff on whole were really great, with the odd exception. 20 min drive to Locorotondo and great restaurants.

Don’t expect

An iron/ironing board, they're not permitted and they charge 5 euro per item. Not a great location unless you have a car. Flexibility on 'the rules'. Pool closes at 7pm, restaurant cleared at 10.30pm, breakfast gets cleared early. Good value, great food. The food is very plain compared to anywhere else we ate out in Italy over a 3 week period.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Jun 2017

We loved

Everything.

Don’t expect

Entertainment.

Rating

Stayed on 27 Apr 2017