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The four-star luxury hotel Basiliani Resort & Spa is situated in Otranto, one of the most beautiful localities of Salento. It has 128 rooms with every comfort, air conditioning, LCD TV, minibar, telephone, security box, hair dryer, Wi-Fi connection. The rooms are located in the central unit and in an outbuilding reachable through two outdoor stairways and are also equipped for disabled people. The guests can choose among 55 Superior rooms, many of them with a balcony and view on the pool, 8 VIP rooms with double bed and Jacuzzi, 9 Superior Suites with two spaces (an entrance room with sofabed and a double room), 56 Comfort rooms located in the outbuilding, (2 bed spots) with double bed, some of them have a private balcony/patio. The Basiliani Resort & Spa has an outdoor pool, open from 15/04 to 15/10, surrounded by nature. The pool is the ideal place to relax during the summer days, on the solarium terrace surrounded by a beautiful garden with chaise longues and umbrellas. The Hotel Basiliani also has a congress centre for seminars, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and ceremonies. One of the greatest strengths of the hotel is the "Il Melograno" wellness centre, with massages that will restore the guests' body and soul. The wellness centre has an indoor heated pool, 220 square meters, with hydromassage beds; a heated pool with hydromassage; a wet area with finnish sauna, turkish bath, aromatherapy, multi-sensory showers; many massages and treatments rooms; a wide relax area with tea room; a SPA Suite.
Otranto is located on the adriatic coast of the peninsula of Salento. It is the most eastern municipality of Italy: the namesake cape, also called Punta Palascìa, that lies south of the inhabited centre, is the most eastern geographical point of the italian peninsula. At first it was a greek and roman centre, then a byzantine and aragonese centre, and it developed around the majestic castle and the norman cathedral. Archiepiscopal headquarter and important tourist centre, it gave its name to the Otranto Canal that separates Italy from Albania, and to Terra d'Otranto, ancient district of the Kingdom of Naples. In the 2010, the ancient hamlet was acknowledged as UNESCO's world heritage, as Peace Messenger. It is part of the list "The most beautiful hamlets of Italy".
Places to visit
The Aragonese Castle in Otranto, built by Alfonso d'Aragona between the 1485 and the 1498 and designed by Ciro Ciri with the help of Francesco di Giorgio Martini. At the time, in Piazza Castello, where the building is located, there were the fortifications of the Svevi with turkish improvements made in the 1480. Under the aragonese jurisdiction, the castle was sorrounded by a deep moat and Ciri decided to add three cylindrical angular fortified towers. Although the plan of the castle is pentagonal, it is rather irregular beacuse of the many renovations it underwent during the sixteenth century.
The Cathedral of the Annunziata, dedicated to Santa Maria Annunziata, was built under the norman domination but finished during the twelfth century. It rises on the remains of a messapian village, of a roman domus and of an early-christian temple; it was consacrated on the 1st August 1088 during the papacy of Urbano II. Renovated after the turkish raids of the 1480, it preserves a medieval mosaic masterpiece. Realized between the 1163 and the 1165 and signed by the monk Pantaleone, the mosaic extends across the three naves, the transept and apse. In the mosaic, a majestic Tree of Life and themes from the Old Testament, the apocryphal gospels, chivalric cycles and a medieval bestiary are represented.
The Church of San Pietro, it is an important example of the byzantine art in Puglia. Built around the ninth/tenth century, it was probably the first basilica of the city, declared metropolis in the 968. It has a square plan with greek cross and three small naves with a central cupola supported by four pillars. In the three apses there are frescos with byzantine style dated back to the tenth/sixteenth centuries.
The Baia dei Turchi is the place where, according to the legend, the turkish warriors landed during the Otranto siege in the fifteenth century. Sandy and uncontaminated, the bay is part of the protected oasis of the Alimini Lakes, one of the most important ecosystems of Salento and the entire Puglia. Then there are the small beach of the Porticeddhri and the Toraiello inlet.
The Alimini Lakes, only 8 km far from Otranto, are two wonderful basins, one with salt water and the other with freshwater. Powered by different springs and surrounded by a beautiful mediterranean scrub, they have a long stretch of white sand around them.
Sant'Andrea Tower and Torre dell'Orso, where the coast takes the characteristic shape of giant inle with smooth rocks sculpted by the erosion of the wind. Here, there are the beautiful "faraglioni", two sea stacks called "le Due Sorelle", the two sisters.
Services for our guests
Check-in from 17:00 - Check-out within 10:00.
Lunch is served from 12:30 to 14:30.
Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:30.
Pets are not allowed.
Free services included in our offers
Reception open 24/7.
Wellness centre "Il Melograno".
Wi-Fi connection in the lobby.
Piano bar in specific periods.
Internet with LAN connection in the rooms.
Shuttle service from/to the beach.
Outdoor pool with umbrellas and sunbeds.
Playground for children, mini club in preset hours.
Beach club with umbrellas and sunbeds (except for those who choose the bed and breakfast formula).
Boat trip to the Orte Bay with scuba diving and aperitif on board from 27/05 to 30/09 (depending on the weather).
Bike and car rental.
Doctor available on request.
Wellness centre (wellness itineraries, massages and treatments).
Trasfer service from/to the main airports and railway stations.
Scuba diving (surcharge).
The restaurant "Gli Ulivi" of the Basiliani Resort & Spa has a wide air-conditioned dining room, a bar and an outdoor terrace adjacent to the pool, where a rich buffet table is organized at breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious local, national and international menu (water and homemade wine are included). A waiter service can be requested at dinner, on the Gli Ulivi terrace (depending on the weather). To the guests with celiac disease the restaurant offers basic ingredients such as bread, pasta and biscuits; a vegan menu is also available. From 01/01 to 31/03 and from 31/10 to 30/12, only the B&B and the HBB formulas are available. During the low season from 01/01 to 26/05 and from 23/09 to 30/12, the buffet service might be replaced by a waiter service with a three-course menu, at the hotel management's discretion.
It includes Wi-Fi connection in the lobby, LAN connection in the room, pool, baby park, mini club (from 17/06 to 16/09 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:30), piano bar twice a week (from 17/06 to 16/09), car park.
It includes a buffet service at breakfast and dinner, water and homemade wine included, typical local dinner, Wi-Fi connection in the lobby, LAN connection in the room, pool, baby park, mini club (from 17/06 to 16/09 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:30), piano bar twice a week (from 17/06 to 16/09), car park, beach club with umbrellas, sunbeds and shuttle service (must be reserved, subject to availability). Waiter service at dinner on request, on the Gli Ulivi terrace (depending on the weather).
It includes a buffet service at breakfast, lunch (12:30-14:30) and dinner (19:30-21:30) with water and wine included, typical local dinner, Wi-Fi connection in the lobby, LAN connection in the room, pool, baby park, mini club (from 17/06 to 16/09 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:30), piano bar twice a week (from 17/06 to 16/09), car park, beach club with umbrellas, sunbeds and shuttle service (must be reserved, subject to availability). Waiter service at dinner on request, on the Gli Ulivi terrace (depending on the weather). From 01/01 to 31/03 and from 31/10 to 30/12 only the B&B and HBB formulas are available.
The offer does not include
Medical and luggage insurance.
Access to the wellness centre with massages and treatments.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.
Extra meal € 20,00 per person.
Late check-out € 20,00 per person per day.
VIP room € 40,00 a day for each room. It includes a jacuzzi in the room, a basket with fruit and prosecco at the moment of your arrival, bathrobe, mini bar supply, wellness itinerary in the wellness centre.
Balnarea-Alimini beach club € 15,00 per day (1 umbrella and 2 sunbeds, shuttle service from/to the beach).
Free babies 0-3 years.
Free 1 child 3-13 years until 15/07 and from 02/09.
Family Plan: 2+2 = pay for 3 (children 13 years max) from 15/07 to 02/09.
Special 1 adult + 1 baby 0-3 years: pay for 1 + single-room surcharge.
Special 1 adult + 1 child 3-13 years: pay for 1 + 25% discount on the other 1.
1 adult + 2 children: pay for 2 + discount on the third bed.
Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.