Kate Dougherty

Masseria Torre Maizza

with Kate Dougherty www.katedeez.com
  • Where:Puglia

  • Why:Our great friend’s wedding.

  • When:September 2014

  • Who:Me and my hubby-to-be.

Highs & Lows

  • The restaurant – beautiful buffet in the morning and unbelievably fresh fish dishes at night.

  • The sister beach club is a must see for the day.

  • The hotel’s Aveda spa is incredible – go for a seaweed wrap and turkish bath, it was deluxe.

  • The hotel’s golf course is so beautiful and teeny, it’s a fun afternoon to play the nine holes (all par 3) with a beverage… and preferably barefoot!

  • A little isolated and a drive from the beach.

  • Super simple – not your typical Italian beach holiday.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury hotel in a small town.

  • Vibe

    Peaceful & hidden with five star amenities.

  • Location

    A short car ride away from a small beach town with all you need.

  • Rooms

    30 rooms & suites.

  • Music

    Classical...it felt right.

  • Year Opened

    Originally built more than 500 years ago.

  • Designed By

    Beautifully simple design by the hotel's owners.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes pool, no gym. There is a tiny nine hole golf course that is beautiful - we had a blast playing it.

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    Standard mini bar.

  • Wifi

    Yes and free.

  • Children

    Leave them at home (however if you cannot, babysitter services are available).

  • Price

    Rich but not crazy.

Enjoy lunch by the sea at Lido Bianco and stroll around the beautiful, quaint seaside town.

Visit the neighboring town of Monopoli

monopoli

Enjoy lunch by the sea at Lido Bianco and stroll around the beautiful, quaint seaside town.

Just a short drive away, this small hill town is renowned for its trulli - the rather odd, cylindrical houses with beehive roofs, which are still lived in today. Unfortunately Valle d'Itria has become slightly touristy, but a must see in the Apulian area, even just for an inspirational stroll.

Valle d’Itria

valle d'itria

Just a short drive away, this small hill town is renowned for its trulli - the rather odd, cylindrical houses with beehive roofs, which are still lived in today. Unfortunately Valle d'Itria has become slightly touristy, but a must see in the Apulian area, even just for an inspirational stroll.

Spectacularly perched on a hill, overlooking the plains and coastline of Central Puglia and just a thirty minute drive from the hotel, Ostuni is definitely worth a visit. Find your way to Masseria Il Frantoio, a working organic farm whose ten-course dinner is based on everything grown and reared on the grounds, which you are also free to explore. Make sure you are hungry, and ask for a table outside.

Ostuni

ostuni

Spectacularly perched on a hill, overlooking the plains and coastline of Central Puglia and just a thirty minute drive from the hotel, Ostuni is definitely worth a visit. Find your way to Masseria Il Frantoio, a working organic farm whose ten-course dinner is based on everything grown and reared on the grounds, which you are also free to explore. Make sure you are hungry, and ask for a table outside.

For relaxing poolside.

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For relaxing poolside.

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