Messapia Hotel & Resort

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The Messapia Hotel Resort is a four-star tourist complex located in a panoramic position, 800 meters from the sea, surrounded by the mediterranean scrub and overlooking the wonderful Santa Maria di Leuca. The hotel has 110 housing units divided into hotel rooms and residence apartments. The rooms are Standard, Comfort and Family, simply furnished, comfortable and equipped with TV, minibar (supply on request, surcharge), air conditioning, telephone, security box, bathroom with shower and hair dryer, shared patio. The building with the restaurant, lobby, seawater pool and the main services has the peculiar architectural structure of a "fortified large farm with tower", a typical local defensive building. The resort has two pools, one of which is for children, an efficient wellness centre with hydromassage and sauna, a beauty centre, a hairstylist, a solarium in a green area among pajares and centuries-old olive trees and a playground for children. There is also an art gallery inside the tower and a panoramic lobby-bar for cocktails (well-supplied with rhum and cuban cigars). The Messapia Hotel Resort also offers a champagne bar with more than 400 cocktails, grill, pizzeria, a seafood country pub and a roof garden with view on the adriatic and ionian sea where themed parties are organized. 8 km far from the hotel there are the Maldive del Salento, reachable with a shuttle service offered by the resort, while 1 km far from the hotel there is a free beach and beach clubs on platforms in the centre of Santa Maria di Leuca, reachable with a shuttle service (surcharge). The Nicolaus Team will entertain the guests with a rich program of activities; for the younger ones there is the Nicolino club, with highly-qualified staff and the mascotte Nicolino.

Santa Maria di Leuca, often called just "Leuca", overlooks the wonderful sea from the extreme tip of Salento. Located in the province of Lecce, Santa Maria di Leuca is one of the most famous tourist localities in Puglia thanks to its magical landscapes. Its coastline is one of the most enchanting places in Puglia with rocky inlets, small sandy bays and underwater and superficial grottos.

Places to know and visit
The Cristoforo Colombo seafront, considered one of the apulian wonders, is a famous tourtist locality in the southern Salento with a beautiful cliff that frames the crystal-clear sea. This seafront is the ideal place for romantic walks among the many nineteenth-century villas built by the richest families of Salento.

The Lido Azzurro, the first beach resort in Santa Maria di Leuca open since 1960, is the most important meeting point with a restaurant that offers traditional local specialties and pizza, with music until late night. It also has a wide terrace to enjoy appetizers and admire the spectacular sunsets of Salento.

The ice-cream parlors on the Leuca seafront are among the main tourist attractions of the area. In particular, there is the Martinucci Gelateria open since 1950 that offers a delicious homemade ice cream. The "Ice on the Road", open all night long starting from 22:00, is the perfect place to have breakfast at dawn when you get out of the night club, with croissants and a typical mediterranean coffee.

The eastern and western Grotte Marine are an enchanting tourist attraction. The incredible combination of prismatic colours created by the sea that meets the caverns will be an unforgettable image. There are about thirty grottos to be visited at different times of the day.

The Fontana Monumentale, on the Japigio promontory, has a suggestive salt-water waterfall that reaches the sea. This Fountain marked the accomplishment of the Aqueduct of Puglia that used to bring the water of the Sele river to Leuca. The monumental style of the Fountain was chosen by Mussolini who wanted to celebrate the end of a problematic situation, both economical and social.

Nineteenth-century Villas. Santa Maria di Leuca has 43 aristocratic villas that testify how the noble families chose this place to spend their holidays. These villas were built by amazing architects such as Ruggeri and Rossi, who perfectly knew how to create spectacular residences, all of them with different styles. They are all lined up on the seafront, like some sort of exhibition.

Basilica di Santa Maria di Leuca. On the 1st August 343 B.C., Pope Giulio I consacrated  the Sanctuary, known as Basilica de Finibus Terrea (which means "at the end of the earth", name wanted by the ancient romans). Today, it is destination of pilgrimages during the year and of thousands of visitors during the wamer months, fascinated by its landscape, its majestic architecture and the beauty of its places of worship.

Not far from the Sanctuary, there is the majestic lighthouse built in 1854 on a sixteenth-century sighting tower. It has an octagonal plan and is 47-meter tall (more than 100 meters on the sea level). A spiral staircase with 254 stairs offers a breathtaking view. The lighthouse is operational and is one of the most suggestive attractions of Santa Maria di Leuca.

Services for our guests
Check-in from 17:00 - Check-out within 10:30.
On request, midweek stays and long stays of 10/11 nights.
Minimum stay of 3 nights until 11/06 and from 03/09.
Sunday/sunday stays during the other periods.
Small-sized pets are allowed on request, with an additional cost.

Services included in our offers
Wi-Fi connection in the lobby and by the pool.
Shuttle service from/to the beach (8 km far from the hotel) in preset hours.
Sunbeds by the pool and solarium terrace.
The entire facility and the rooms are equipped for disabled people.
Hypoallergenic and non-smoking rooms.
Non-supervised car park.
Heating/air conditioning.
Packed lunch.
Playground for children.
Concierge service.
Luggage storage.
Excursions service.
Reception open 24/7.
Art gallery.

Surcharge services
Room service.
Baby-sitting service.
Laundry service.
Shuttle service from/to the airport.
Beach towel rental.
Bike and stroller rental.
Club Card for the entertaining service with amphitheater, games and activities and the use of the two seawater pools (one of which is for children).

Transfer service to night clubs (surcharge).
Boat tours with visit to the grottos (surcharge).
Sushi bar, rhum bar with cuban cigars (surcharge).
Wellness area with hydromassage and sauna (surcharge).
Beach service on the associated private beaches (surcharge).
Multi-purpose five-a-side football/beach volley field (surcharge).

There is a buffet service at breakfast, while at lunch and dinner there is a waitere service with a reserved table for each room (water and wine included during the meals). Weekly typical dinner and a gala-themed dinner. At breakfast, there is the Sleepy Corner (where it is possible to have a soft breakfast at the bar in the lobby from 10:00 to 11:00, with american coffee and croissants). Nature and wellness area: for the guests that choose a healthy lifestyle there is an area with vegetarian and vegan products. For the guests with food intolerance (gluten, lactose) there are packaged basic products (bread, pasta, gluten/lactose-free biscuits, lacotse-free ice cream); the clients can also bring their own products. The management must be informed during the booking. For more specific food intolerances/allergies, the guests must ask if the restaurant can satisfy their requests during the booking. Baby area: there is a small kitchen for the parents with food warmer, bottle warmer and basic products (sauces, stocks, fresh milk). In the bar of the lobby (from 10:00 to 20:00), non-alcoholic drinks (coca-cola and orange soda), 2 types of juices and iced tea. Aperitif in the bar of the lobby from 12:00 to 12:30 and from 19:00 to 19:30. 

The offer includes
Shuttle service from/to the beach (8 km far from the hotel) in preset hours.
Solarium terrace with sunbeds and umbrellas.
Wi-Fi connection in the lobby and by the pool.
Non-supervised private car park.
Art gallery.

The offer does not include
Tourist tax.
Medical and luggage insurance.
Mandatory club card for guests older than 3 years. It includes the entertaining service all day long with amphitheater, games and activities with the Nicolaus Club, the use of the two seawater pools (one of which is for children).
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.

Additional costs
Third bed for children 3-18 years € 15,00 per day from 09/07 to 27/08.
Fourth bed for children 3-18 years € 20,00 per day from 04/06 to 25/06 and from 03/09 to 17/09.
Meals for vegans and people with celiac disease € 7,00 per person per day, the hotel management must be informed during the booking. Must be paid on the spot.
Mandatory Club Card for adults € 45,00 per person per week.
Mandatory Club Card for children 3-6 years € 25,00 per person per week.
Cradle € 70,00 per week, on request.
Pets € 50,00 for the disinfestation.

-50% fifth bed for children 3-18 years.
-40% third, fourth and fifth bed for adults.
Free for babies 0-3 years that sleep in their parents' bed, menu meals included.

The Soft Inclusive formula does not include drinks in the other bars, national/foreign alcoholic drinks and spirits, coffee bar, beverages and water on tap, ice creams, snacks and packaged products. Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.

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