Hotel Palazzo Papaleo

 Via Rondachi 1 - 73028  Otranto − Italy

In the historic center of Otranto, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is the charming hotel that you've dreamed of for your vacation in Salento, a historic residence near the sea, carefully renovated with splendid rooms with every comfort.

With an intimate and welcoming wellness center, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo 5 stars in Otranto is in a perfect position between the ancient basilica and the sea, right in the historic center, and has a teamthat will make your stay in Puglia charming, romantic and unforgettable.

Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is in the heart of Otranto, inside the historic center, considered one of Puglia's most beautiful areas. Strolling along its stone paved alleyways, you will be left spellbound by the view of the bay of Otranto and Byzantine contours of the X century Church of San Pietro.

A short distance from our residence rises the Cathedral dell'Annunziata, adorned with the famous Renaissance rose window and magnificent Baroque decorations. Inside it preserves an XII century mosaic that covers the entire 500 meter floor.

After having admired the works in the Diocesano Museum's picture gallery, walk along the walls of Castello Aragonese, the city's age-old bastion; go to the Pelasgi bastions: jutting out towards the sea, an ideal place for an evening drink or for a romantic stroll under the moonlight.

In the city's immediate vicinity, along the coast road heading south, visit the ruins of theAbbazia di San Nicola di Casole; an ancient medieval monastic center, immersed in a timeless atmosphere.



Within the splendor of Salento, thePalazzo Papaleo Hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel able to satisfy your every need; among the frescoed ceilings and unspoiled beauty of theOtranto sea, you will enjoy excellent service and anexclusive relaxing getaway.

 La hall leading to the reception area, flanked by the magnificent rooms adorned by rare antique furnishings, introduces the extraordinary atmosphere of thishistorical dwelling located in the center ofOtranto, one of the most beautiful areas ofSalento.

Equipped with modern comforts and a series of panoramic terraces on three levels with a 360 degree view of the city, the Palazzo Papaleo Hotel offers a spectacular roof garden withJacuzzi hydro-massage tub, solarium and reading corner; an ideal space to host any event at any season of the year.

 On the panoramic terrace of the hotel there is a modern Jacuzzi tub at disposal of our guests. 

The buffet breakfast is served in the reception hall on the first floor, in your room, or on the roof garden; abaris available on the main floor of the building or on the terrace of the top floor, to allow for enjoying a cocktail or drink while admiring the sunset on the bay.

 • For the physically disabled 

• 24H Reception 

• Bar 

• Breakfast 

• Internet 

• Fax 

• Newspapers

• Transfer 

• Porter 

• Tourist information 

• Laundry service

• Outdoor parking area with fixed rates 

• Ironing service 

• Concierge



For hotel guests only


Turkish Bath

Cosmetic Treatments



At the wellness center at Hotel Palazzo Papaleo in Otranto , an intimate and exclusive ambiance awaits, set to the rhythm of the Mediterranean with gentle lights that will awaken your senses and rejuvenate your spirit. Take some time for yourself and put yourself in the hands of our expert, professional staff.

In the hot tub on the terrace, among the perfumes of essential oils at the Turkish bath or during a revitalizing massage, discover a new world, alone or as a couple, full of those little pleasures and joys that drive away stress and give you a sense of wellbeing.

 Herbal and fruit teas , tonifying showers and a complete line of special treatments round out the wellbeing center's services, exclusively for guests at our hotel, fully reserved for them during their treatments, guaranteeing complete privacy. 



• Guided tours 

• Boat outings along the coast 

• Bicycle excursions

 Scuba diving 

• Food and wine tours 

• Agriturismo

 Concerts and shows 

• Ayurvedic massage treatments 

• Foot reflexology sessions



Ancient bedroom of the Papaleo noble family with frescoed ceilings and antique pieces, bathroom with Jacuzzi shower, car parking, fresh Italian Prosecco on arrival, mini bar at disposal for the whole stay, soft bathrobes and slippers, access to the Turkish bath for a daily relax among sweet sounds and aromatic vapors.


Room 35 sqm - Bathroom 6 sqm

  • For the physically disabled
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Adjustable air conditioning
  • ADSL internet
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay per view TV
  • Radio
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Soundproof windows and walls

The room is equipped with every comfort, individually controlled air conditioning, direct dial telephone, LCD satellite TV, pay per view SKY TV, free ADSL internet connection, minibar, safe , hair dryer. 

It differs from the Classic Room because of the long and narrow windows, placed at ceiling height. 


Room 14 sq.m - 4 square meters bathroom.


Equipped with every comfort, individually controlled air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite LCD TV, pay per view SKY TV, free high speed internet connection, mini-bar, safe-deposit box, hairdryer.

Room 14 sqm - Bathroom 5 sqm.


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Hotel: Hotel Palazzo Papaleo

Address: Via Rondachi 1 - 73028  Otranto

Region: Puglia

Country: Italy

Official website:

Telephone: 0039.0836.802108

Fax: 0039.0836.805129

Hotel email:

Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is located behind the Basilica in the historic center. The area has limited traffic* to preserve the tranquility and beauty of the area. We suggest that you let us know your estimated arrival time, and contact us at 0836 802108 just before arriving in Otranto, so that we can do our best to assist you in finding our hotel quickly and easily. You can leave your vehicle at the parking lot that is partnered with our property, just 250 meters from the hotel.

By car

Take the Brindisi-Lecce highway and follow the directions for Maglie-Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca; exit heading towards Otranto, pass the town of Palmariggi by driving on SS 16 "Adriatica" for about 10 kilometers. After passing the exit for Otranto on your left, follow the road along the viaduct. Turn right at the second Otranto exit keeping level with flyover heading towards downtown, enter into via Antonio Primaldo. Once downtown, turn left onto via San Francesco di Paola, then right onto via delle Torri. Access to Via delle Torri is restricted, so call the hotel to obtain access.

By train

From the station of Lecce take Ferrovie del Sud Est's local line that in about 1 hour will take you to Otranto. Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is in via Rondachi n. 1, 900 meters away from the local train station.

By plane

Brindisi's "Papola Casale" airport is about 85 km from Otranto and is connected with Lecce and its provinces by local buses and trains; taxi service and car rentals are available at the airport as well.

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