Puglia, Italy

Canne Bianche

Rates from (ex tax)$972.52

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR1,000.00), 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

55

Check–Out

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

Rates

Double rooms from $972.52 (€909), 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.

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR1,000.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

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.

Hotel closed

1 January to 27 March and 9 to 31 December 2015

At the hotel

Swimming pool, 24-hour gym, sauna, Turkish bath, free WiFi, free on-site parking. 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 Standard 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 Standard 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, there’s a small, shallow swimming pool and a games room with a snooker table.

Food and Drink

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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 Gambero Rozzo restaurant opens to serve grilled meat, fish and other snacks by the pool.

Hotel bar

The open-plan lounge sports a small informal bar where cocktails and aperitivi are lovingly prepared throughout the day. Take your tipple to the terrace and toast the views or repair to one of the taupe coloured sofas and see who sits down at the baby grand.

Last orders

Get breakfast from 7.30am to 9.30am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, dinner from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and drinks until midnight.

Room service

Pastries, omelettes and other light bites are available from 7am until noon when 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
72010
Torre Canne di Fasano (BR)
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 with us, 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

The surroundings, service food was excellent. Fabulous beach on the doorstep with lovely clear sea.

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet - the film crews were a nightmare!

Rating

Stayed on 30 Sep 2016

We loved

The balcony with the Master Junior Suite - definitely worth splashing out on for front-row views of whatever the weather is doing. Lunch at the pool bar when it's open. Daily constitutionals around the spa. The complimentary drinks and snacks in the mini bar and a little something each evening with turndown. Recommend White Beach club just north of town for day beds and one of the best mixed antipasti makes a nice change of scenery. Pescheria 2 Mare in Savelletri for all forms of raw fish whilst overlooking the harbour. Da Tuccinonjust outside Polignano a Mare for white table service seafood and the chance to ogle fading Euro-celebrities being very OTT.

Don’t expect

Blaring nightlife. It's walkable into town along the beach during day light (and stop for a BBQ octopus roll from the grill in front of the marina) but you'll probably want to make use of the hotel's taxi cab if you're heading out for dinner.

Rating

Stayed on 5 Sep 2016

We loved

The hotel was so pretty inside and out and and attention to detail, particularly looking after the guests, was second to none. There were plenty of members of staff and nothing was too much trouble - they even set up a couple of loungers on the sand facing the sea for us, despite there being plenty available within the grounds. The breakfast spread was great and plentiful and the dinners were delicious. The local Salento wine choice was excellent and inexpensive and a chilled bottle of white at lunch time was a must! The little shop across the road from the hotel carries the basics and does wonderful rolls for lunch if you want something different. You must visit Martina Franca - such a pretty town, plus Locorotonda, Ostuni and Matera. We did visit Alberobello, but it is extremely touristy and I would suggest you take the steps up to the old part rather than follow the tours - you then have a wonderful view over the newer Trulli (there is a little cafe there so you can enjoy the view with an ice cold beer!) and can explore the older Trulli in peace. Matera was stunning and I would suggest driving through the town and making your way to the 'panoramic viewpoint', where there is free parking, you miss the crowds and can walk up through the area at your leisure. Finally, do ask the hotel staff for restaurant recommendations in the areas you are visiting.

Don’t expect

Don't expect much variety at dinner as the main menu only changes once a week. The set menu changes every day, but is too restrictive - either fish or meat, with no choice. You definitely need a car to explore the local area.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Sep 2016

We loved

The abundance of sun loungers (including day beds) and the quiet, cool white interiors. Breakfast was plentiful.

Don’t expect

A big beach - there was barely a meter of sand outside the hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Jul 2016

We loved

The decorations, the breakfast, the service. Visit Polignano a Mare

Don’t expect

Lots of activiteis

Rating

Stayed on 12 Jul 2016

We loved

The pool, the spa and very friendly and accommodating staff.

Don’t expect

Lively nightlife.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Jun 2016

We loved

The room, the breakfast, the surrounding area. Alberobello is a very cool nearby town in the hills, and Terra Madre cannot be missed for a romantic dinner in the garden. 10/10

Don’t expect

To get anywhere in the surrounding space without a rental car

Rating

Stayed on 27 Jun 2016

We loved

The white beach and turquoise coloured waters akin to that in Turks and Caicos on a still day! The top quality food and some of the most exquisite flavours. Visit the beautiful whitewashed, hilltop town of Ostuni; park for very little cost by the central gardens and walk downhill into the old town. Dine at Il Posto Affianco a gorgeous Napolese-family run pizzeria and enjoy a drink at uber-cool Ricardo Café just 1 minutes walk down the tiny cobbled street.

Don’t expect

To be able to walk to points of interest

Rating

Stayed on 21 May 2016

We loved

The extremely helpful and friendly staff. They were amazing. Ask the hotel staff for restaurant recommendations. They gave us several good ones and we never had a bad meal. 9/10

Don’t expect

Rooms on the ground floor are noisy. I would recommend an upstairs one with balcony.

Rating

Stayed on 2 May 2016

We loved

Helpful, cheerful and attentive staff - really great and friendly service. Beautiful ancient towns within 20 minutes of the hotel with simple but great Puglian wine and food - Cisternino, Martina Franca and Polignano A Mare

Don’t expect

A changing menu...

Rating

Stayed on 2 Apr 2016

We loved

The service in both the hotel and restaurant, and the spa facilities - perfect for relaxing after a day exploring Puglia. Nearby, try Le Antiche Mura restaurant in Polignano A Mare.

Don’t expect

To do anything at any great pace, it's a relaxing place as soon as you arrive

Rating

Stayed on 27 Oct 2015

We loved

Lots of inviting sofas to relax on for morning coffee. Great food and service.

Don’t expect

To move to far from the pool!

Rating

Stayed on 10 Sep 2015

We loved

The Hotel itself is fabulous - clean lines, whites and creams and the spa is heaven.Perfect spot if you want beach and sea and the region has very pretty towns.

Don’t expect

Achild free zone or local activities/sighseeing without a car. Dont expect wide open, secluded beaches anywhere!

Rating

Stayed on 30 Jul 2015

We loved

The pool was enormous, lots of sun loungers and we loved the decor and set up of the restaurants. We stayed on the first 3 nights of our honeymoon and didn't leave the hotel's grounds at all - it was all so lovely that we didn't need to. The decor in the lounge area was fantastic.

Don’t expect

The beach isn't really much of a beach at the hotel, but it is right on the waterfront. The pool more than makes up for it. Also the evening meal isn't quite as late as most Italian restaurants (7.30-9.30) so we were caught out when we arrived late on the 1st night.

Rating

Stayed on 27 Jul 2015

We loved

The hotel decor, the pool, the breakfast and the staff were all amazing. Such a relaxing place and warm hospitality all round.

Don’t expect

Although we did expect the food and drinks at the hotel to be a little expensive, i did find the restaurant dinner menu overpriced with quite small portions.

Rating

Stayed on 4 Jul 2015

We loved

The friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Don’t expect

Small beach but a lovely cool wind.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Jun 2015

We loved

We absolutely loved everything about the hotel, the rooms,the views,the pool, the staff, the service, the food. The terrace for breakfast was superb. I cannot wait to return, I did not want to leave.

Don’t expect

Loud music hectic night life.

Rating

Stayed on 10 Jun 2015

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