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It’s not often you get the opportunity to sleep in your own Puglian trullo, complete with dry-stone walls and conical roof but at Leonardo Trulli Resort you’re in luck. With just a cluster of rooms, this lovely spot is perhaps slightly at odds with our usual ‘resort’ perceptions but with a gorgeous pool, beautiful gardens and massages available, it doesn't disappoint.
There is a real warmth to the place (and we’re not just talking about that hot Puglian sun) – Rosalba and her team could not be better hosts and will have you feeling like family in no time. An authentic and tranquil pick for your Puglian sojourn – you'll just have to be quick as this place books out fast.
The property is dog-friendly (not all rooms and extra charge applies).
A lovely organic breakfast is served either in the light-filled dining room or under a gazebo in the garden and features delicious homemade biscotti, ricotta and bread.
A light lunch is available – served out by the pool.
The hotel's wonderful restaurant is open for dinner and serves a changing daily menu of delicious traditional fare using organic, locally sourced ingredients. There is a great selection of local wines on offer and the crockery is a particular treat – sourced from the nearby town of Grottaglie and each piece featuring unique designs, typical of the region.
What we loved...
Wow. What a special place. Run by owner Rosalba and her charming team - including the lovely Silvana - this country retreat boasts charm in bucketloads. We stayed in a trullo room, which I'd highly recommend - sleeping beneath the ancient stone roof was so romantic and the thick walls and cool, dark interior made for excellent lie ins. The restaurant here is a destination in itself - the tasting menu a real treat and dishes are served on the beautifully painted ceramics of nearby Grottaglie.
- Roxane, Chic Retreats Editor
All the rooms are elegantly designed with soft lighting and crisp linens. Some even boast their own slice of garden, with loungers and chairs from which you can enjoy the smell of herbs and the sound of birds with your evening tipple.
It's worth noting that the Villino rooms are set in a more recently built, traditional building so we'd recommend opting for the Trullo options for the full experience. The upper Villino rooms are also not suitable for pets.
There is a lovely pool – perfect for lazy afternoons in the sun. There are also bikes available for hire if you fancy something a little more active. Massages can be arranged on request and cooking classes are also available with the hotel’s lovely chef, including trips out to visit local farms, oil mills and cheese factories.
The hotel is set in the countryside just outside of Locorotondo – one of the Puglia’s prettiest villages, with its hilltop setting and elegant pitch-roofed buildings. You're also well-placed to explore further afield with the UNESCO-listed Alberobello and its row upon row of sweet trulli a 10-minute drive away. The whitewashed town of Ostuni is a 30-minute drive away.
The nearest beaches on the Adriatic coast are a 25/30-minute drive away.