Need to know
40, including 12 suites.
11, though this is flexible on request; earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $672.70 (€600), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €5.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
The housekeeping staff can stock your minibar with a classic or healthy selection – just let the hotel know which you'd prefer. If you've got kids in tow, they can create a child-friendly version, too.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, library, golf course, private beach, beach club, free WiFi, laundry service. In rooms: Smart TV, air-conditioning, minibar, bath products by Irene Forte Skincare.
Our favourite rooms
Even the smallest rooms have luxurious bed linen, Pugliese art and bathrooms clad in Trani stone. If you're happy to splash, swing for one of the Deluxe Suites with a Plunge Pool. These spacious suites have stylish living areas and heritage features like original vaulted ceilings – best of all, though, is the sun-bathed terrace with a pool overlooking the gardens and olive groves. If you want a private terrace but can do without the spacious living area, book a Deluxe Room with Terrace and Garden.
The large outdoor pool is flanked by vine-wreathed pergolas, making it feel like the centrepiece of a walled garden. Sunloungers run along the sides, and there's a large deck at the far end.
The hotel has a signature Rocco Forte Spa using products from Irene Forte's luxury skincare brand. The suave look and placid feel is inspired by the family's Mediterranean heritage, and the signature treatments are an ode to the local landscape and its produce.
Cycling kit, jodhpurs and a set of golf clubs would all be welcome additions to your luggage, as would a good book – the thick, gnarled olive trees make for shady reading spots.
The historic layout and lack of adapted rooms make the hotel unsuitable for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome at the hotel except during August, when children have to be over 10 to stay. Extra beds can be added to certain rooms and suites for an extra charge.
They take green issues very seriously at Masseria Torre Maizza. Everything possible is recycled – including the water used to keep the golf course green – and most of the food is grown on site.