Masseria San Domenico hotel

Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy



Throw off your robe and dip into the spectacular seawater pool, indulge in luxurious Thalassotherapy spa treatments and sunbathe by fragrant olive trees, wild rosemary, grapes and figs, at this glorious gay-friendly hotel. A restored 15th century masseria, with beautifully furnished rooms, stunning views and the finest quality food available, this is exclusivity personified.

The Location

Delightfully positioned off the beaten tourist track, the property is near to the quiet, seaside town of Savelletri on the Adriatic coast, in Puglia, half way between Brindisi and Bari (approximately an hour’s drive from both). The hotel itself was once a watchtower and used by the Knights of Malta in the 15th century and sits near an underground natural hot spring, which feeds the Thalassotherapy spa. It’s surrounded by acres of olive groves and is perfectly secluded and peaceful – with access to a private beach – if you choose not to roam further than the hotel grounds. However, it really is worth exploring the wider area, since Puglia is an exceptionally beautiful and special region, renowned for unspoiled scenery, gorgeous sunsets and delicious food and wine.

The small coastal Puglia towns, including pretty Savelletri, are famous for their stunning fresh seafood: grilled octopus, every conceivable fish, squid, prawns and lobster. Borrow some bikes for free from the hotel and amble along the coast at your own pace. The cycling is easy as its all flat and the odd glass of local vino will only improve your nerve! The Italians love their cyclists and show respect, possibly more so than if you are in a car.

To get there, you can fly to Bari Airport or Brindisi Airport from the UK which takes approx 3 hours on a direct flight. The property is a 30 – 40 minute drive from either airport.

  • the area, largely untouched by tourists, has a Greek influence and offers a very warm and relaxing atmosphere in gently rolling countryside, bordered by a spectacular azure coastline
  • an easy 30-minute drive from Bari Airport
  • the approach to the hotel is a beautiful drive through 100 hectares of olive groves. It’s a totally peaceful position and you’ll sleep like a baby.
  • you are minutes from the sea.  Pretty harbour towns are dotted along the rugged coast and there are plenty of small coves to discover.  Cycling along the coast is a true highlight
  • providing much of Italy’s olive oil, wine and fish, Puglia is a food lover’s paradise – at a reasonable price. Think really fresh seafood or lamb spit roast over thyme leaves washed down with a glass of local red
  • the hotel has its own beach reserved exclusively to Masseria San Domenico guests, with a panoramic pontoon on the rocks with easy access to the sea, and a corner of white sand overlooking a cove with turquoise and shallow waters.  The beach has a restaurant, a bar and an elegant lounge for relaxing. If you were looking for a blowout romantic location for a meal then this is it
  • the seawater swimming pool is huge and there are lots of poolside terraces, so you never feel overcrowded plus the hotel has a policy of no children under 12, so it’s a truly peaceful experience
  • the hotel has a mixture of spacious rooms, ranging from classic to deluxe rooms and junior suites, with views of the sea, gardens or olive groves
  • all rooms and suites are air-conditioned and have satellite TV, mini bar, safe, DVD player and Wifi
  • the Thalassotherapy spa offers a wide range of luxury facial and body treatments, using local resources such as olive oil, seawater and seaweed.  There is also a gym, with swimming pool, sauna and steam room
  • there is a spectacular PGA designed 18-hole golf course and facilities offered
  • the hotel’s bar and restaurant offers fine wines and dining, lunch and decadent buffet breakfasts and an option to eat outside or inside in the impressive dining area
  • the spectacular seawater swimming pool, with sunbathing terraces surrounding it, is said to be the biggest in Italy
  • private beach and shuttle available to get there
  • tennis courts and bikes are available to use


Owned and run by the same Italian family as Masseria Cimino and SAN DOMENICO HOUSE IN LONDON, the property embodies all the charisma and verve one associates with la dolce vita.

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Masseria San Domenico hotel

Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy


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