Hotel Tenuta Monacelli

4 Stars

  Località Cerrate - Casalabate - Contrada Monacelli - 73100 - Lecce, Italy View Map

From 122.00 €(?) Book

An ancient farmhouse from the 1600's surrounded by a century-old olive groove is home to the Tenuta Monacelli, a rare example of a holiday farm in Lecce with sophisticated accommodations in the most authentic Salento farmhouse style. Relaxing and rejuvenating in the park, pool and gym, discovering the flavors of Apulia by sampling the farm's products and traditional specialties of Apulia cuisine at the Rifugio del Re restaurant, the site of convivial farmhouse gatherings: the Tenuta Monacelli provides truly unforgettable vacations in the heart of Apulia. The Tenuta's amenities and services are the highest quality offered by farmhouses in Salento: the lobby and TV room are places where complementary newspapers and tourist information are available to Tenuta guests; the front desk books transfers, guided tours and excursions and provides laundry service; continental breakfast is served at your table in the beautiful breakfast room; the convenient free outdoor parking is perfect for guests who arrive at the Tenuta Monacelli by car. The Tenuta Monacelli is also a pleasant location for business meetings thanks to the farmhouse's meeting room which seats up to 100 people in a comfortable and charming atmosphere, fully equipped with all the latest convention equipment. The Rifugio del Re restaurant catering (coffee break, buffet, lunches and banquets) along with the splendid Tenuta settings ensure the success of every event. The hotel will be closed from 11 november 2009 until 03 december 2009 for renovation works.

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Century-old olive trees like proud sentinels of days gone by when Greeks and Norman crossed swords and cultures, when viceroys and Bourbons shared lands and countryside, create an enchanting siege on the historic Tenuta Monacelli farmhouse. 10 km from the Baroque jubilee of Lecce, one kilometer from the Salento towers that sighted pirates and Saracen and now overlook snow white beaches and crystal blue waters, the holiday farm, restaurant, pool, olive grove... The acres of countryside that surround the Tenuta Monacelli are dedicated by the owners to olive, vegetable and fruit cultivation, typical of the Apulia region. Farm crops are later transformed into delicious and traditional Salento culinary products by the farmhouse's kitchens that Tenuta Monacelli guests have the privilege of sampling and purchasing. Cold pressed olives in the farm's mill makes extra virgin olive oil flavored with various velvety, spicy or fruity notes, honey, jellies, wine, cookies and olive oil for cosmetics (scrub, cream, shampoo, bath soap, etc.): a stay at the Tenuta Monacelli gives you the chance to sample the multitude of Apulian delicacies offered by the Tenuta in one of the Salento farmhouses most appreciated for its culinary specialties.


12 charming and enchanting rooms, recovered from the historic farmhouse structure and expertly renovated to enhance the ambiance with superior comfort and services, make the Tenuta Monacelli, one of the best-loved holiday farms near Lecce. Austerely elegant, typical of Salento farmhouses, the Tenuta rooms are available in classic versions and suites an comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Each room has a private bath with shower or tub, hairdryer and complementary beauty kit, and delightful view of the farmhouse atrium; TV, mini-bar, safe and air conditioning complete room amenities.


The pride of the Tenuta Monacelli is the Rifugio del Re restaurant, the site of convivial farmhouse gatherings. At lunch or dinner, typical Salento and Apulian meals are prepared by the chef with recipes expertly reclaiming the historical tradition and re-elaborated to please the modern palate along with Italian cuisine and international digressions to satisfy those who choose the Tenuta Monacelli from the hotels in Lecce as their vacation site among Salento farmhouses. Quality and fresh ingredients ensure the restaurant's success. The extra virgin olive oil and other Tenuta products, including organic, play a leading role in every recipe and on the tables where oil accompanies every meal with velvety or intense notes. Wines are passionately and knowingly selected by the owner for the wine list of well-known and fresh new reds and whites to accompany meals, appetizers or dessert.


In Apulia, in the Salento countryside, in the heart of an extraordinary century-old olive grove estate, one kilometer from the sandy white beaches in Casalabate where the clear blue sea laps the coast dotted with ancient lookout towers protecting the land from pirates and the Saracen, 10 kilometers from the triumphant Baroque city of Lecce, the Tenuta Monacelli is one of the most elegant holiday farms in Lecce and one of the most traditional farmhouses in Salento. The Tenuta Monacelli grounds and surroundings are a fresco of the authentic Salento. Olive trees, stone walls, villages and outposts populated by the Greeks and Norman, knights and crusaders, barons and viceroys; abbeys from forgotten times, artistic and Christian votive chapels; uncontaminated nature and rare landscapes, protected by nature parks: all close to one of the most beautiful seas in Italy and the Mediterranean, just nearby the Tenuta Monacelli.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Conference rooms 1
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 11:00
  •  Lobby Size LARGE
  •  Shuttle bus to/city center
  •  Bus Parking
  •  Car Renting
  •  Sauna
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Pet allowed
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Shuttle bus to/from airport
  •  Outdoor Swimmingpool
  •  Solarium
  •  Voltage 220
  •  Twin rooms 2
  •  Double rooms 2
  •  Triple rooms 2
  •  Quadruple rooms 4
  •  Suite rooms 2

The Hotel Tenuta Monacelli is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. There is a mini-bus service to the city centre. The hotel is suitable for large and small groups. The hotel has a car rental service. The hotel will host your pets. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel is great for those who travel for work. There is a mini-bus service for guests to the local airport. The hotel is suitable for sportsmen. There is a solarium on the premises.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer

The Hotel Tenuta Monacelli offers the use of a TV in the rooms. The Hotel Tenuta Monacelli offers a minibar service. The Hotel Tenuta Monacelli rooms offers the use of an hairdryer.

 Public transport

  • Airport: BDS
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Railway Station: LECCE
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 9 KM
  • Time to the city center: 10 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 30 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 10 KM