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Trullo -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ceglie Messapica, Province of Brindisi, Puglia

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Simone A
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely house in beautiful grounds”
Reviewed 1 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The photos of the property and gardens do not do it justice, the house is lovely and you can see that the owners have added lots of lovely features to it. It was spacious and well looked after. The outside area is idyllic, lovely views from the roof, lots of gorgeous trees with fruit (we pinched some figs as there were so many ripe going to waste! hope that's ok!!) and very private. The pool was lovely and cool in the scorching heat (it was in the 40s during the first week!) That was absolutely essential during our stay.
There was often music outside from neighbours and things going on nearby which was nice - guitar playing, jazz band - i know it was the time of local festivals so this really added to the lovely atmosphere.
Francesco and his helpers were very accommodating and helpful - despite our language problems!
The only downside especially for my husband - the mosquitoes. The only word in Italian he really remembered - zanzare! because he was bitten so much and didn't sleep well.
A few problems that took a bit of sorting - no data signal during the first week - until eventually I turned my phone off and on, then I had an intermittent signal. My husband had none. This made finding things (supermarkets etc) difficult, and also I couldn't use my phone to navigate to the house in the dark! Luckily we were met at a nearby restaurant that I recognised from TripAdvisor and guided to the house. We would never have found it otherwise! We found a better supermarket when I managed to look online. Eventually I got a signal and managed to contact Francesco.
I would recommend some improvements to help visitors:
A visitor book so people can leave their feedback for others about their experiences;
A list of local facilities and where they are e.g. supermarket, refuse bins, hospitals, doctors, markets etc with timings (when open) - and recommendations;
Instructions for using things e.g. the shower in the garden - i.e. where the taps are!!), what to do with refuse, use of pizza oven, whether fruit can be picked etc.;
A little more storage room - drawers for clothes, cupboards for food;
A kettle (I know Italians are not great tea drinkers!)
Wifi would be an excellent addition!

If we could have used the pizza oven, that would have been lovely - and the bbq - however the bbq was full of wood and there was no pizza shovel, so we missed out on these.

The local food, as with other parts of Italy, is lovely and fantastic quality.
We found a few supermarkets we liked: Pam, DOK
Best local restaurant: Osteria da Guiseppe (thanks TripAdvisor!)

It was too hot to do alot of sightseeing but Ostuni is very picturesque, and there were grand pianos playing here and there (music festival).
I also liked Martina Franca. We found that the hospital was excellent there (!!) - unfortunately my daughter slipped and cut open her chin in town, and we had to take her there for stitches. The staff there were very good - we were treated in 20 mins - I was very impressed, especially as it was a holiday.

We had a problem with the screen on the trullo door - it was easy to forget it was there as it was so transparent - and my daughter walked into it and it broke (I know, she is accident prone!) Francesco was very reasonable about it and sorted this after our stay from our deposit. Perhaps a good idea to stick something on it so another accident can be avoided?

Many thanks Francesco - a lovely setting for our holiday! Back in England and with weather at 12 degrees, I am now wishing for the temperatures we experienced there - and the lovely food. We were adjusting to the Italian way of life...and then had to come home!
Arrivederci e grazie :)

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Sep 2017
Dear Simone,
thank you very much for taking the time to write such a complete overview!
We really appreciate your feedback!

We will try to improve the points you mentioned in your suggestions: most of them are already work in progess.

I hope you will come back to Puglia and visit also other parts of it!

Thanks and Regards
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westsider...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect house and pool for family holiday”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Francesca's trulli is perfect for a family holiday to explore the local area, or stay by the pool. The house is spacious, all bedrooms a good size, extremely well presented, fully equipped kitchen, great outdoor dining areas and very clean. The pool is gorgeous and a perfect spot to spend a lazy peaceful day. There are loads of beautiful towns to explore nearby and some lovely beaches too.
We would definitely come again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Aug 2017
Thank you very much for your very positive feedback.
We really appreciate that you enjoyed your stay at Trullo Montevicoli.

You are very welcome to come again in Puglia!
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Michael N
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Very comfortable Trullo with big and private garden and pool”
Reviewed 4 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The trullo is ideal for a couple and offers perfect relaxation by the pool. Due to it's location on the outskirts of C.M., you will need a car. Very good restaurants are also only a very short drive away. The trullo offers a very good basis to explore the area. Also very friendly welcome and help from the owner Francesco and his family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2017
Dear Michael,
Thanks a lot for your very positive feedback.

We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will visit again Puglia in the future!

Francesco Gallone
Trullo Montevicoli: Country Relax & Wellness
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daguiot
Arlon, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: accueil des propriétaires
Liked least: pas de connexion Internet
Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Marina F
Bologna, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2015
Dear Customer,
we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Trullo Montevicoli.
Your feedback is important for us.

Thank you

Trullo Montevicoli: Country Relax & Wellness
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