Need to know
Nine, including eight suites.
11.30am but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm (or sooner, subject to availability).
Double rooms from $270.44 (€250), 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 Continental breakfast (eggs cooked to order are available on request, for an extra charge).
Don’t miss the weekly movie night at the pool throughout summer – your chance to float on a lilo, sundowner in hand, as romance or drama fills the silver screen beyond.
Annually from 1 November until Easter.
At the hotel
Six gardens laden with citrus trees (including a yoga garden and a games garden with pétanque and croquet), treatment room, personal training, bi-annual weekly cookery courses, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: satellite television (Sky), Bose sound system, USB points, Aesop products, White Company room fragrances, free bottled water, hair dryers, air-conditioning, working fireplaces and underfloor heating, blackout curtains.
Our favourite rooms
All but two rooms (the Brown courtyard room and the Corner Suite) have al fresco baths on little private patios where you can soak together as the sunlight dapples through the trees (the Corner Suite has an al fresco shower but no bath). We love the four-poster beds in the minimalist suites plus the contrast between the hidden-away contemporary tech and the weathered old wardrobes and other rough-hewn bric-a-brac bits of furniture. Trapanà North appeals for its secret little staircase, deckchairs and private dining on the terrace. The Melograno Suite is beautiful and private, so-called for its melograno (pomegranate) tree in the garden. A little gate leads directly to the pool.
Take a dip in the unheated saltwater infinity pool with roman steps. Set in a little walled garden, it’s an idyllic spot for lounging under shady plum trees on the oversized beds.
One treatment room offering massage using Aesop oils (also bookable in your room or in any of the gardens).
Paperbacks and iPods are de rigueur for all that hammock time. You can skip the headgear, though: the masseria gets full marks for the poolside hat rack loaded with big floppy sunhats for guests.
A perfectly chilled glass of crisp Veuve awaits on your arrival. Please note: from April 2017 the hotel will be for adults only.
Small and medium dogs are welcome to stay at no charge and bedding and bowls are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Puglia.
Over-12s are welcome year round.
All materials for the extensive restoration of this 16th-century masseria were locally sourced. You’ll find seasonal, organic produce in the hotel kitchen (much of it grown at the Trapanà itself) and eco-friendly products in the bathrooms. Waste water is reused in the olive groves and garden waste is composted.