Masseria Montelauro

Just a stone’s throw from the beautiful seaside town of Otranto, Masseria Montelauro appears like a beacon of light from the surrounding olive groves. This former monastery has been converted into a stylish and sophisticated retreat while managing to maintain a very welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. The contemporary whites of the interiors keep the focus on the stunning building structure: thick stone walls and impressive vaulted ceilings which have been restored with uttermost care. The Apulian rustic charm is matched with Moroccan elements, which creates an intriguing yet unobtrusive mix. The 29 rooms and suites continue in the same theme of cool and chic, and feature intricate wrought iron beds, delicate lace-edged linen, wooden furniture and Northern African décor. All rooms lead directly into the delightful gardens with various types of fruit trees, olive trees, flowering bushes and other local and exotic plants. This garden of Eden is completed with a swimming pool and snug places to relax in, both during the day and in the evenings when everything is romantically lit up. Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food at the Masseria is always fresh, local and delicious. Breakfast is served as a buffet while dinner consists of a set menu. Both are served either outside on the terrace or under vaulted ceilings inside. Lunch is also available upon request and often served as a buffet next to the pool. The small bar is attached to a lovely sitting room with a fireplace and comfortable sofas- the perfect spot for some more relaxation and reading one of the international newspapers on offer. In the early evening the bar serves snacks and drinks, and also during the day the ever-so-friendly staff will be happy to look after you. Taking a break from the soothing atmosphere of the Masseria, the massages in the small Spa and the lounging around the pool and gardens will not be an easy task. However, heading to picturesque Otranto with its port, the castle, the cathedral, little alleys with small shops, restaurants and bars will definitely be something you will not regret. Last but not least, some of the best beaches of the Adriatic are also close by.
Arriving at Masseria Montelauro is like entering into another world- a world without stress, where body and mind come to a rest and are re-tuned to the rhythm of nature.

“Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Urlaub, haben viele schöne Orte gesehen, gut gegessen und auch die Zeit in unseren Unterkünfte genossen. Die Lage jeweils war ideal zum Erkunden der schönen Städtchen.
Mit Ihrem Service waren wir sehr zufrieden. Es hat alles bestens geklappt und im Voraus haben wir Ihre jeweils rasche Rückmeldung sehr geschätzt. Wir würden jedezeit wieder über Cielo die Puglia buchen.
Vor Ort war der Service ebenfalls tadellos, insbesondere waren die Angestellen in der Masseria Montelauro sehr herzlich.
Wir sind also sehr glücklich nach unserer Reise und würden jedezeit wieder nach Apulien zurückkehren.”
(Fam. Wullschleger, Schweiz, September 2018)

“We had the most amazing time at Masseria Montelauro. Fell in love with the place and definitely plan on returning again.
Thank you so much for all you help and in creating a perfect vacation for us.”
(A. Lang, USA, July 2016)

“I had a wonderful time in Apulia! “Masseria Montelauro” exceeded all expectations: beautifully appointed and decorated; delicious food and wine; staff that were friendly, charming and went out of their way to help. I was particularly delighted by the gluten-free cakes and pasta that were cooked for me and Enzo’s (head waiter) caffe con latte di soia at breakfast was the best I’ve ever tasted!
Once again, many thanks for your recommendations. The coast road from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca was every bit as spectacular as you said.
I wish I could have spent longer in Apulia and my departure from Brindisi was a terrible wrench!”
(Mark, United Kingdom, September 2015)


1 Star
  • Pool
  • Next town: Otranto
  • Lovely Otranto & beaches nearby
  • Sophisticated but laid-back
  • Delicious local food
  • 29 rooms & suites
  • Breakfast always inclusive
  • Restaurant (lunch: buffet, dinner: set menu)
  • Halfboard possible
  • Snacks offered in the evening (Aperitiv)
  • Room Service
  • Bar
  • Small Spa
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • Bikes are available
  • Private Parking

All rooms are very similar in sytle, however, vary in size and layout.
Every room has direct access to the garden and is equipped with: a double bed, bathroom with shower, towels (also for the pool), air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, safety deposit box, hairdryer and television.

Small but very tastefully restored.

More spacious than “Classic”, with stunning vaulted ceilings.

Junior Suite
A generously sized open living- and sleeping area with vaulted ceilings.

The largest category, features a separate living room and bedroom, as well as vaulted ceilings.

Extra beds are available upon request and can be placed in any room category.


25.04. - 31.05. / 01.10. - 31.10.2022
Classic€ 215 per night
Superior€ 240 per night
Junior Suite€ 270 per night
Suite€ 300 per night
01.06. - 30.06. / 29.08. - 30.09.2022
Classic€ 245 per night
Superior€ 275 per night
Junior Suite€ 305 per night
Suite€ 345 per night
01.07. - 31.07.2022
Classic€ 275 per night
Superior€ 305 per night
Junior Suite€ 345 per night
Suite€ 385 per night
01.08. - 28.08.2022
Classic€ 295 per night
Superior€ 330 per night
Junior Suite€ 370 per night
Suite€ 410 per night

Prices are based on an occupancy of 2 guests.
Rates include: Breakfast and VAT, daily cleaning and linen change (2 x a week).
Double room for single use: please get in touch!
Baby cot: € 15 per night
Extra bed – children (4 – 12): € 60 per night
Extra bed – adults: € 90 per night
Tourist Tax: € 2 per person (over 12 years), per night, for the first 7 nights of the stay. Payable at arrival (CC Resolution No. 28 of 28/06/2011).


Brindisi Airport 98 km
Bari Airport 213 km

Otranto 2 km
Lecce 45 km
Gallipoli 52 km
St Maria Di Leuca 45 km
Ostuni 125 km
Matera 225 km

Adriatic Sea 2 km
Ionian Sea 50 km

Masseria Montelauro

Extra Services

  • Boat trips
  • Cooking courses
  • Guided tours of the Salento
  • Tour of vineyards with tasting
  • Tour of olive oil producers with tasting
  • Laundry service
  • Pets are welcome