Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London
Beyond our expectationsPosted Jun 14, 2015
Pros: Calm, tranquil, great staff, good food.
Cons: Nothing really - we will be back
Location: Situated just outside the (not that interesting) town of Monopoli; about a mile off the motorway; close to main road to Alberobello
We booked the Melograno at the last minute, after Rome airport was closed due to fire and managing to secure a flight to Bari. From the moment we arrived, when the porter who was just leaving for the night turned his car round to come back into the hotel grounds and help us with our bags, the Melograno was just fantastic. It really is a quiet and beautiful location - the staff could not do enough to help us, recommending places to look at from the nearby (and it is really ideally located to visit Alberobello) to Lecce (just under an hour drive, but well worth seeing - we spent a whole day there and plan to go back for more) and even though there were two events happening in the banqueting areas, we were undisturbed.
by A verified traveler from England
Good but not value for moneyPosted Apr 24, 2015
Pros: Location is good being so close to the main coastal road, but still enjoying a rural feel. Spa and pool absolutely wonderful
Cons: Restaurant menu
Location: Alberobello nearby and a great day out. Lecche a good day, rail link close to hotel at Monopoli is best way to travel there. Grotto at castellana good
Comfortable, clean and pleasant, in a nice setting, staff welcoming and helpful but overall experience could have been so much better Room design very poor. Junior suite but large corridor area adjoining bedroom with spacious bathroom and tiny sitting room completely wasted space. Shower area unlit so showered in the dark. Beds pleasant and clean but only very basic construction and mattress hard. Restaurant menu unchanged all week aside from fish of the day, with a complete absence of the vegetable variety clearly available in a rural area and seen in local markets. So OK but not at this price!!
by A verified traveler
Exceptional qualityPosted Sep 27, 2013 on Hotels
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.
for Everyoneby 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Paris
très bel hôtel authentique, pas trop grand.Posted Nov 3, 2014
Pros: sa situation, pas trop de chambres, un hôtel exclusif, confortable et reposant.
Cons: quelques rénovations à effectuer.
Location: situé dans une oliveraie, dans le calme; beaucoup de belles ballades en voiture à faire (les trulli d'Alberobello, de belles villes italiennes.
nous avons passé un moment très agréable et reposant dans ce bel établissement, très authentique, chaleureux et confortable.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from puglia
Nulla di eccezionalePosted Sep 29, 2014
Struttura da rimodernare nella nostra stanza bagno da sistemare il galleggiante del water rumore orrendo colazione quasi tutto salato adatti per inglesi e tedeschi valutazione per il nostro soggiorno 5
by SULTAN from paris
un trés bon séjourPosted Sep 1, 2014 on Hotels
Il Melograno est idéalement placé, l'hotel est trés beau, les chambres confortables. Un trés bon petit déjeuner. Quelques bémols. Le restaurant de l'hôtel ne justifie pas son prix élevé. Le service de l'hotel peut s'améliorer : par exemple nous avons demandé une réservation de restaurant à l'extérieur, à Monopoli, elle n'a jamais été faite ! Heureusement la responsable du restaurant nous a quand même trouvé une table. Par ailleurs le ménage est à revoir, le carrelage de notre salle de bain était également cassé par endroit. Mais globalement sans rentrer dans les détails, je conseillerais cet hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from paris
Très bel hôtel zurhenthique au coeur des oliviersPosted Aug 21, 2014
Très agréable séjour dans cet hôtel situe au coeur des oliviers Le personnel est extrement attentif a vos attentes et très dévoué La plage se situé a 10 minutes a pied elle est très confortable et le restaurant agréable C est une belle expérience reposante dans un environnement authentique et luxueux
by Couple de voyageurs from Nice
Un endroit paradisiaquePosted Aug 18, 2014 on Hotels
Un vrai coin de paradis pour cet établissement luxueux, calme et doté d'un charme exceptionnel. La gentillesse et la disponibilité de Laura, la Maîtresse de Maison, la courtoisie et le professionnalisme du personnel ont rendu ce court séjour absolument inoubliable. La suite dans la tour est très confortable et sa terrasse privée irrésistible. Merci de votre aide précieuse dans la recherche de nos bagages. En espérant revenir très bientôt !
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Hotel che conosco da anni e che amoPosted Sep 9, 2013
Pros: vedi sopra
Cons: Neccessita solo di qualche intervento di manutenzione nei bagni . (sanitari/doccia/ etc.) e ristrutturazione piscina .
Location: Posizione defilata ma perfetta per chi vuole stare in tranquillita' e lontano dalla folla. Nella zona ci sono molti luoghi affascinanti da visitare.
Questo hotel mi e' sempre piaciuto per l'eleganza non ostentata , per il suo fascino nel mantenere la sua naturalezza . Benche' sia un hotel stellato , ci si sente come a casa . Mi auguro che la nuova gestione sappia mantenere questi aspetti molto importanti.