Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 out of 5
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Exceptional quality

Posted Sep 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
This not so much a hotel as a small and very intimate village amongst centuries old olive groves. Few rooms, each very spacious and well articulated. Large and varied complex of interesting spaces, with many different views, all filled with flowering bushes, olive and other fruit trees (many of which pomegranates, hence the name). Few staff but impeccable service that is formal yet friendly, with the particular quality of the people of Puglia that is warm but not overly familiar. The restaurant is top class with the specialities of the region as well as its own innovations and the breakfasts are worth getting up for. During our stay, the clientele appeared (with one exception) to be as discreet and pleasant as the surroundings. As of this summer, new management has taken over so one wonders whether the 6 partners from the North (Genova) will maintain the current level of charm and elegance. The place will shut this winter until Easter time with the stated objective or doing a major renovation. While there are certainly parts of "Il Melograno" that can benefit from some improvement, it would be unfortunate if the end result will be much more commercial. Giving the new team the benefit of the doubt, I have already recommended it to several friends. All of my family thought our week-long stay worth their time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jill and Mark from London, UK

Exceptional country hotel.

Posted Jul 21, 2013
Pros: The pool, the breakfast, the grounds and the professional service.
Cons: The stray cats. Lack of information regarding the facilities at the hotel.
Location: In the countryside near Monopoli.
Peace and tranquility abound in this hotel situated on a masseria which still produces its own olive oil. The grounds are exceptionally large and contain a wonderful pool and two tennis courts. Breakfast is served on the terrace next to the pool and is a generous feast of fresh fruit, ham, cheese and home made pastries. Staff are professional and friendly. The hotel has its own beach a few miles away. This is well equipped with loungers and umbrellas but is rather rocky and windswept. There are several well furnished lounges and a large courtyard to enjoy an aperitif in the evening. The nearby town of Monopoli has a lovely old town and lots of restaurants and the all important gelateria. The hotel has plans to build a conference centre and host events such as weddings, hope it doesn't lose its charm in the process.