- This exotic looking 15th-century masseria, now a five-star hotel, epitomises the southern Italian ‘buon ritiro’ – an idyllic retreat where you can linger in palm-shaded gardens, wallow in the lagoon-like pool, pamper yourself in the spa, or pitch and putt your way round the nearby golf course.
- Nestled in Puglia’s idyllic landscape, and host to millennia-old olive trees, the Masseria San Domenico bridges the beauties of its past with its luxurious present.
- Like the largely unexplored region itself, the hotel is full of hidden wonders, most notably the caves beneath the property which were home to Apulian monks fleeing Moorish attackers during the Middle Ages.
- The largest cave (now next to the outdoor swimming pool) was used to store olive oil, and the pressing equipment is on display today.
- The hotel still produces fine oils, which the chef uses in the cuisine served in San Domenico restaurant. Deeper underground, a natural hot spring provides the mineral-rich water for hotel’s Thalassotherapy spa, a center dedicated to relaxation, as befits the unspoiled surroundings.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Walking activity between the Masseria San Domenico is century old olive trees, combining exercises to tone legs and abs.
Cicle fun outdoor activity exploring the surroundings to keep you in shape.
Exercices based on muscle stetching to improve flexibility.
The high intensity nature of this activity as well as quick successions and repetitive movements make it a fat-burning and muscle toning workout.
Against the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean sky and sea, Masseria San Domenico lies only 500 metres from the Adriatic coast in the Italy’s Puglia region, its whitewashed building standing amidst centenarian olive groves. The building itself dates back to the 15th century, when it was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch-tower. After a careful restoration, completed respecting the old shapes and the original building materials, the tower was converted into a 5 star deluxe resort whose charm recalls the history of the region, a land where Eastern and Mediterranean cultures have flourished together. Gym class in thalasso water combining muscular strenghthening and endurance, activating the blood circulation.
Masseria San Domenico offers boutique-style intimacy bound with first class facilities such as a magnificent outdoor free-form swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa, a lovely beach, two tennis courts, a modern gym and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Our luxury hotel restaurants in Puglia boast lovely settings and allow you to go through an unforgettable experience. You can choose to spend your convivial moments in an elegant eighteenth-century dining room, by the poolside or by the sea.
The 40 sedate rooms are done in a sober, classic style: brown wood and wrought iron furniture, some antiques, skirted bedspreads. Embroidered rugs and vibrant ceramics from nearby Grottaglia add a splash of colour. Many of the suites have a private garden area or terrace; for a splurge, ask for the sumptuous San Domenico Suite with a raised patio overlooking olive groves to the coast. In summer, there are four exclusive rooms right on the beach at San Domenico Mare. Bathrooms are smart in marble and travertine and offer a choice of walk-in shower and/or bath with shower. All rooms have air-conditioning, a television, safe, minibar and hairdryer.
Charming and tastefully furnished, the Deluxe rooms (25/30sqm) are located on first floor and strategically close to our Spa & Thalassotherapy centre. They have a large bedroom with a wondow and a bathroom with bathtub.
Junior Suites Masseria
Spacious and beautifully decorated, all of the Junior Suites Masseria (40sqm) are located on the ground floor of the ancient building and offer a charming garden view. They have 1 bedroom, a lounge area and a spacious bathroom with both a bathtub and a shower .
Junior Suite Garden
Recently refurbished, the Junior Suite Garden (40sqm) boast a very spacious bedroom decorated in a classical yet sophisticated style; a large bathroom with a separate shower and a private patio equipped with table and chairs overlooking our olive groves.
Junior Suite Terrace
Furnished to the highest standard, the Junior Suite Terrace (45sqm) are located in the ancient building on the first floor. They feature a romantic bedroom with vaulted ceiling, a combined living area, 2 bathrooms with tub and shower and a spacious terrace (15sqm) equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs. They enjoy garden view.
The Masseria Suites (55sqm) are located in the ancient building, on the ground or first floor and each one is furnished in a unique and authentic style. They have a spacious bedroom, a separate living area, one or two bathrooms with bath and shower and an outdoor space.
The Talasso Suites are amongst the largest suites in the hotel (52sqm), with separate living room and a charming little balcony overlooking our garden or offering a magnificent olive grove view. They are located on the first floor and give the advantage of being very close to the Spa and Thalassotherapy centre. They are elegantly appointed and offer all comforts. The bathroom is very large and features a separate shower cubicle.
Each of our Garden suites (60 sqm) is furnished in a unique and authentic style. They are located on the ground floor with a spacious private garden and boast a large bedroom, a separate living room that can be turned into a second single bedroom, one or two bathrooms featuring a bathtub and a shower.
San Domenico Suite
The San Domenico Suite is our most exclusive suite (130mtq), in a prime location and with a huge terrace (70sqm) offering a breath-taking view over our swimming pool and the sea on the far distance. With 2 double bedrooms and a separate living room featuring a beautiful fireplace and kitchenette area, this suite is ideal for families or for friends but also for romantic getaways. It is elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern comforts.
There’s a choice of restaurants and bars so you can drink and dine inside or out. In the masseria’s baronial vaulted hall, expect a set dinner menu of traditional Puglian fare (chard and mussels, lamb with almonds, suckling pig or Mediterranean fish); or you can eat al fresco at the pool-side grill or at the beach restaurant La Nassa, which offers refined seafood dishes.
“San Domenico” Restaurant
This suggestive dining room with arched vaults dates back to the XVIII century. Keeping with its original purpose of oil press, Masseria San Domenico’s restaurant offers specialties from the typical cuisine of Puglia with the emphasis is on seasonally available ingredients accompanied by a rich selection of the best wines from this region. Vegetables and home-grown products such as olive oil and fruit are grown or produced in San Domenico’s own land and fresh fish and shellfish come from our Adriatic Coast.
Overlooking the magnificent swimming pool and surrounded by the scent of jasmine and bougainvillea, “Al Fresco” restaurant is where summer guests can enjoy a mouth-watering buffet or an atmospheric à la carte dinner. Highest-quality fresh ingredients, salads, grilled vegetable, fish, meat, home-made pasta and traditional dishes of the Apulian cuisine, recognized all over the world for its diversity and variety.
Seated in front of the Adriatic Sea at San Domenico a mare, the chic and sociable “La Nassa” restaurant is the perfect place to live a truly unforgettable experience, thanks to the skilful hands of Chef Leonardo Di Base, who is passionate about seafood recipes of the local tradition with special attention to the freshness and quality of local ingredients. Enjoy gourmet salads, freshly caught fish, grilled or “crudo di mare” (raw), the ancient Apulian tradition of eating slices of raw fish served as a tartare or carpaccio.
Sala del Fico
Elegant atmosphere, roaring fire and comfortable sofas during the colder months makes Bar Ulivo a desirable location for cozy winter evenings. Different spaces and atmospheres give privacy and a variety of amusements such as live music, reading and leisure. In summer, its terraces with breathtaking views over the pool and the Masseria gardens make it an unforgettable place where sunset aperitifs are memories for life. The wide choice of spirits offers guests an inviting suggestion for mixing and the day’s selection of snacks and small plates complete the offer.
Under the shadow of one of Masseria’s centuries-old olive trees, our “Pool Bar” offers a wide variety of drinks, snacks and fresh seasonal fruit juices, combining a healthy lifestyle with your Apulian holiday.
Large spaces, comfortable armchairs and sun beds give relaxation surrounded by the majesty of the beautiful swimming pool and Masseria’s lush garden.
The pièce-de-resistance is the vast sea-water lagoon-pool – an oasis of sparkling water, rocks and palm trees. San Domenico also benefits from an excellent wellness centre specialising in Thalassotherapy (using sea-water) and beauty treatments with products made from the estate’s own olive oil (in which you can be basted, wrapped and lightly poached on a warm-water bed). All guests can use the gym, Turkish bath, sauna, hot tub, and fitness room with Technogym equipment. When you’ve burned off the carbs, you can sip fragrant tisanes in the sunny Tisaneria. Buy the full Thalasso package to enjoy the fabulous heated indoor salt-water pool. There are also tennis courts and, nearby, the San Domenico Golf Club – a beautiful 18-hole course bordering the sea. Finally, there are two private beaches: one rocky, one sandy, with seafood restaurant and bar. (A shuttle service runs through the Summer season; otherwise, it’s an easy walk or you can cycle on one of the hotel’s own bikes.)
Masseria San Domenico offers boutique-style intimacy bound with first class facilities such as the magnificent outdoor pool filled up with seawater.
Thalassotherapy is the basis of our wellbeing services and has a long tradition. Since ancient times the use of seawater was known as the primary source of purification for the organism. The mineral richness and abundance of oligoelements help to relieve stress and revitalize your body and mind. Our selection of cosmetics and massages, treatments, rituals, facial and body therapies complete the experience with results that can be seen and felt.
Beach reserved exclusively to Masseria San Domenico’s 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 renowned seafood restaurant, a bar and an elegant lounge for relaxing.