Dont travel to Salento searching for Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental Hotels, as you wont find them. Salento is all about boutique hotels, family run businesses and authentic experiences far from the madding crowd. It is all about simplicity and slow-living. I have traveled through white-washed villages and extensive olive groves to find 5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento.
Masseria Montelauro, Otranto (LE)
A restored 19th century masseria -farmhouse – located on the outskirts of the fortified coastal town of Otranto. The Owners, Elisabetta Massaro and her daughters, have created a clean yet sophisticated and blissful retreat, decorated in full respect of the local traditions and in typical Salentino Style, with its vaulted ceilings, white-washed walls and natural tones.
Surrounded by olive trees, orchards and landscaped gardens, the secluded hideaway offers total privacy and and attentive,…