Masseria Bandino disappointing
Posted Sep 22, 2011
The pool was well maintained, and the sun loungers reasonably comfortable. The main building - containing bar, reception, lounges etc. - the original farm building - was beautiful. The guest rooms and the dining conservatory were without charm - looked and felt like a motel. The quality of the food we tried varied enormously: buffet breakfast was very good quality, but dinners were a bit hit and miss - we worked out the best things to go for were the simplest - the chef really didn't know how to cook the more pretentious dishes on the menu, whereas simply grilled fish was delicious. The Masseria really didn't live up to expectations raised by its advertising, but the most disappointing thing was the attitude of the manager: his staff did their very best whenever we asked for anything, but he was just an Italian Basil Fawlty - totally stressed out , rushing around ineffectually, shouting at his staff and never a smile for a customer. Bizarre! Gave us no reason whatsoever to go back, or recommend this place to any friends.