Masseria Mongiò dell'Elefante ****
The Baia dei Turchi, named after the Saracen landing of 1480, is a notorious beauty spot and takes its place as not only one of the most beautiful seaside resorts on the coast of Otranto but in the whole of Salento as part of the protected oasis of the Alimini Lakes. Here, just a few kilometers from Otranto, you will find the Masseria Mongiò dell'Elefante hotel, the result of a careful restoration of ancient rural buildings once the dwelling place of a noble family that settled in Puglia at the end of the 14th century. The Masseria boasts a total of 12 different Suites differing in size and environment while maintaining the style by using the same hand-selected materials which create harmony with the surrounding environment. Within walking distance of the Masseria, through a shaded path, will find yourself on within reach the private beach in the beautiful Biai dei Turchi, with beach umbrellas and sun beds available at Reception upon reservation. Then take a dip in the stunning outdoor pool, enjoy a cocktail in the fresh air in the garden, try some of the specialties of the renowned local cuisine, perhaps after spending some time in the Spa with a heated Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and multi-sensory showers...
- The "Baia dei Turchi" is about 300 meters long, with a free beach and an equipped beach.
- Otranto is about 5 km from the Masseria and can be reached by bicycle (about 20 minutes).
The Masseria Mongiò dell’Elefante Spa offers a heated hydro-massage whirlpool, a Finnish sauna and a multi-sensory shower.
12 Suites ranging from 3 to 5 beds, each one unique but all made using materials sourced and selected to follow the traditions of the local Salento culture, each suite named according to its own unique features. All of them are equipped with their own private entrance, air conditioning, two satellite TVs, minibar, safe and Wi-Fi. Some suites have private gardens while others boast a terrace or a sea view.
The Restaurant of the Masseria Mongiò dell’Elefante boasts an exquisite menu of fish and vegetable dishes prepared with locally sourced produce, following local traditions and recipes to produce a real Salento dining experience.
Some fo the services offered by the hotel:
A visit to the territory can only start from nearby Otranto, which more than earns its place on the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy, with a well-preserved historical centre with a selection of both cultural and tourist attractions such as the Castello Aragonese, the Cathedral with its mosaic floor among the largest in Europe and the quaint church, Chiesa di San Pietro. For the lovers of the sea, the surroundings offer a splendid variety of locations: including the cove between the rocks at Torre Sant'Andrea, a tourist hot spot visited by hundreds who admire its beauty, Torre dell'Orso and Porto Badisco. The Bauxite quarry lake, with its emerald green water (non bathing), is one of the most visited and photographed places in the whole of Salento, despite the area boasting such beauty spots as Lecce, the capital of Baroque, Gallipoli called "the pearl of Ionia". The cape of Santa Maria di Leuca, the cape of Puglia, Porto Cesareo with its long beaches (especially visited is Punta Prosciutto), Porto Selvaggio and the Regional Park (of the same name), Castro with its marine caves and Santa Cesarea Terme, an important spa centre.
Tourist tax to be paid at the hotel:
- In April, May, June and September € 2 per person per day over 12 years
- In July and August 3 € per person per day over 12 years
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 2