MASSERIA SAN DOMENICO ITALY
Masseria San Domenico
INIZIATIVE SAN DOMENICO S.r.l
Via C. Monteverdi, 1600198
San Domenico Hotels
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
5 star luxury hotel
History & Story
An ancient watchtower originally used by the Knights of Malta and carefully restored respecting old shapes and original materials to become a fortified farmstead. A sober and austere building perfectly integrated into its natural surroundings that came back to life as a residence for the Melpignano family and later on turned into a pole of attraction for the international tourism routes.
Masseria San Domenico lies only 500 metres from the Adriatic coast in the Puglia region of Italy, its whitewashed building standing amidst centenarian olive groves. The building itself goes back to the 15th century, when it was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch-tower. Keeping intact the original structure of the “masseria”, it was lovingly restored in the early 1990s and opened as a 5 star boutique-style hotel in 1996.
The centrepiece of the hotel is undoubtedly the magnificent irregular-shaped swimming pool encircled by rocks and plants, which stands amidst 100 hectares of olive groves and orchards. The pool is filled with naturally-filtered seawater, reflecting the philosophy of the hotel’s thalassotherapy Spa.
Accommodations comprise a choice of 40 atmospheric rooms and suites, each of them tastefully furnished in a traditional style and with views over the lush estate and the Adriatic Sea in the distance.
As well as the outdoor swimming pool the hotel has a beach, two tennis courts, a modern gym, sauna, steam bath and a 18-hole golf course.
Recently opened, the dependence San Domenico a Mare features four spectacular deluxe rooms overlooking the Adriatic and a fine dining seafood restaurant, La Nassa.
2014 (11 junior suite were refurbishes)
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Masseria San Domenico is close to the sea and has two private beaches; is set amidst century -old olive trees and far from the hassle and bussle of the city life; it is a hotel for adults only; boasts a cutting edge SPA and thalassotherapy centre; offers first class service.
Seaside, Country Side
Key sites/activities in the area
Itria Valley with Ostuni, Alberobello, Cisternino.
Seaside cities : Polignano a Mare
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed
Number of rooms in all: 40
5 Double rooms
19 Junior suite (Garden, Terrace, Masseria)
16 Suite (Thalasso, Garden, Masseria)
Restaurants & Bars
• San Domenico” Restaurant
This suggestive dining room with arched vaults dates back to the 1700′s. Keeping with its original purpose of oil press, the Masseria San Domenico’s restaurant offers specialties from the typical cuisine of Puglia, followed by a rich selection of the best wines from this region. Vegetables and home grown products, olive oil and a great part of the fruit are grown or produced in San Domenico’s own land. Fresh, fish and shellfish come from our Adriatic Coast.
• “La Nassa”
At San Domenico a mare the restaurant La nassa promises a truly unforgettable experience, thanks to the skillful hands of Chef Leonardo Di Biase, who’s passionate about seafood recipes of the local tradition with special attention to the freshness and quality of local ingredients (open from June to September).
• Masseria San Domenico is home to one of Italy’s best thalassotherapy Spas boasting 20 treatment rooms, indoor thalassotherapy pool, gym sauna and steam room
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Recently renewed meeting room for up to 150 people
Extra Notable Features
• 18 hole San Domenico golf course
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Star Diamond Award by The American Academy of Hospitality science 2006 and 2007
• Prix Villégiature Award 2014. Meilleur accueil et service d’hotel en Europe 2014
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