We really enjoyed this place. It's less than 1km from August's crazily crowded beaches, but seems to exist in its own little bubble amidst the surrounding agricultural scenery. Masseria Bagnara is small enough to feel exclusive, but is absolutely not elitist or stuffy.
As their website hints, it's white all the way, simple without being aggressively minimalist, and very stylishly furnished. The original Masseria has been sympathetically and thoroughly converted with sleek, contemporary interiors and rooms. The owners are much in evidence and help to maintain a relaxed, low-key feel to the place - nothing is "in your face".
The pool area is lovely and spacious, never crowded or noisy, the food is excellent and there's a remarkable wine list. Service is how you want it - there when it's needed.
Evenings are a real highlight, which is perhaps why most of the guests seem to dine in, at least during our visit: the central courtyard, beautifully illuminated, has a big lounge area with comfy sofas and a separate dining area, gorgeously presented. Somehow they create a very cool vibe - refined yet laid back; 5-star yet casual: very clever, very appealing. If you like the sound of this, don't hesitate.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking