Palazzo Papaleo

Puglia, Italy

Hotel Palazzo Papaleo possesses the irresistible charm of the age-old residences on the sea. Amongst Salento's 5 star hotels it stands out for its exclusive comforts and privileged position, in the heart of Otranto, behind the splendid cathedral. Recently renovated and with a magnificent roof garden facing the historic center, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo offers an extraordinary hospitality and enchanting charm of a historic building with Jacuzzi and wellness services!

In all the splendor of Salento, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is a 5 star luxury hotel able to satisfy all your needs; amongst the beautiful frescoed ceilings and uncontaminated beauty of the sea of Otranto you will enjoy excellent services and exclusive relaxation. The hall that takes to our reception, amongst splendid rooms embellished with rare antique furniture, introduces you to the extraordinary atmosphere of this historic residence located in downtown Otranto, considered one of Salento's most beautiful areas. Hotel Palazzo Papaleo has every modern comfort and a number of panoramic terraces on three different floors with a 360 degree view of the city. Guests may enjoy the spectacular roof garden with Jacuzzi, sunbathing and reading areas; an ideal place to host any type of event during any season of the year.

Hotel Palazzo Papaleo's 10 rooms are bright and charming. You can get to them through a wonderful weave of stairs and hallways or with the two elevators in one of Salento's most extraordinary hotels , able to offer the most spectacular views of the bay of Otranto from the terraces of its rooms. The rooms have parquet floors, valuable fabrics and modern furniture, that fit well with the beautiful ebony figures created at the end of the nineteenth century by artisans from Piccino di Maglie. The various essences of the rooms are expressed by different wall colors and by the magnificent beams. Every room has an adjustable air conditioning system, wireless ADSL internet, plasma satellite TV, SKY pay per view TV, alarm-radio with CD player, minibar and safe, telephone with direct line. The bathrooms, decorated with beautiful mosaics, have Jacuzzis and the ever useful beauty kit. Access to the rooms is by the use of a magnetic card.

The buffet breakfast is served in the hall on the first floor, in the rooms or on the roof garden; the bars are located on the building's main floor and terrace on the last floor, to enjoy a cocktail whilst admiring the sunset on the bay.


Hotel Palazzo Papaleo, one of the hotels in Salento with a nearby wellness center, is able to offer a complete wellness service, guaranteeing a relaxing and invigorating stay. Immersed in a striking scenery, seduced by an uncontaminated and enchanting nature, you may find relief in the Jacuzzi on the roof garden and you may treat yourself to a Turkish bath or relaxing massage.

Hotel Palazzo Papaleo has arrangements with the best restaurants of Otranto and surrounding areas. You may choose amongst the various traditional Italian and local specialties with extraordinary fresh fish choices accompanied by excellent wines from the most prestigious Italian wine-making companies and from Puglia.

Only 200 meters away from the hotel, there are equipped beaches where you may practice your favorite water sports, snorkel and scuba dive along the splendid bottom of the Salento sea with its wonderful inlets.

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Double Classic from 220 Euro

Double Superior from 245 Euro

Family Suite from 310 Euro

Suite Papaleo from 350 Euro

*Rates include VAT, service, and buffet breakfast.

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