The boutique Masseria Montelauro offers excellent service and a welcoming, familiar atmosphere. Guests can truly relax and unwind in the simple, tasteful rooms, in the verdant gardens, or by the pool.
Tenuta Centoporte Resort Hotel
Guests to Tenuta Centoporte enter the grounds through a whitewashed archway which leads down a path through a grassy lawn dotted with aloe plants, shady olive trees, and low stone walls. It immediately becomes evident that the property is a relaxing retreat. Floor to ceiling windows feature throughout the public areas of the hotel in lounges and the restaurant, allowing guests to soak in the views of these verdant gardens and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
With 32 rooms, the hotel is large enough to be able to offer facilities like a swimming pool, small spa, and restaurant, yet small enough to maintain a welcoming, boutique feel. Throughout the property, furnishings and decorations follow a bright white theme which matched beautifully with the fresh greens of the garden and the bright blue of the Pugliese sky. All rooms have some outdoor space in the form of a balcony or terrace. For guests looking to explore a bit further afield, the town of Otranto is less than ten minutes’ away by taxi and offers a number of restaurants, historic sights and a small bathing area on the sea.
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The 32 rooms of Tenuta Centoporte follow a classic contemporary style of clean lines and comfortable furnishings, all in a palette of bright, sparkling white. Plush headboards rise over crisp white linens, and tasteful special touches show a careful attention to detail. For example, a blooming white orchid on a table, or softly draped fabric over a headboard add touches of character. All rooms offer some outdoor space to enjoy the fresh air. Ground floor rooms benefit from spacious terraces, while rooms on upper floors have balconies.
Tenuta Centoporte sits in idyllic countryside set just back from the coast and the Adriatic Sea. In less than ten minutes by taxi, guests can reach the small coastal city of Otranto where visitors can visit the 15th century Castle of Otranto, the city’s Cathedral, as well as shops and restaurants.
Food and drink
The property’s restaurant, located in two dining rooms and an enticing outdoor area, is a beautiful retreat. White table cloths and chairs look out through floor-to-ceiling windows onto the olive trees in the garden. Outside, a white pergola draped in soft white cloth covers the dining area, and romantic lighting is provided by swirling candelabras on tables. Cuisine focuses on fresh local produce. In the mornings breakfast is served in the same setting, and in the summer months, drinks and light meals can also be ordered from a pool-side bar and adjacent olive grove.
Facilities and activities
A large saltwater pool is located in gardens surrounded by white and wood loungers, umbrellas, and a pool bar. A small spa area can be reserved in advance and includes a Turkish bath, hot tub, and multi-sensory showers with calming lighting and scents. A full spa menu is also available for treatments.
We chose the Tenuto la Centoporte for its boutique style and sunny, white palette throughout the hotel. The saltwater swimming pool and vicinity to the town of Otranto are also major draws.
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