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Hotel Palazzo Papaleo

Bayfront hotel with restaurant, near Otranto Waterfront

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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Via Rondachi 1, Otranto, 73028, LE, Italy
  • Palazo Papaleo a great hotel in the historic center of Otranto. Since it is located in a…

    Aug 20, 2019

  • This was a lovely hotel in the direct center of Otranto. Lovely management and the…

    Aug 9, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Otranto Historic Centre
  • Otranto Waterfront - 1 min walk
  • Otranto Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Otranto Castle - 3 min walk
  • Alimini Lakes - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Baia Dei Turchi Beach - 4 mi / 6.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Double or Twin Room
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Partial Sea View

What’s around


  • In Otranto Historic Centre
  • Otranto Waterfront - 1 min walk
  • Otranto Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Otranto Castle - 3 min walk
  • Alimini Lakes - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Baia Dei Turchi Beach - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Alimini Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Torre Sant'Andrea - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Torre dell'Orso Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Santa Cesarea Terme Beach - 10.1 mi / 16.2 km
  • Zinzulusa Cave - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km

Getting around

  • Papola Casale Airport (BDS) - 45.8 miles/73.6 km
  • Otranto Station - 13 min walk
  • Giurdignano Station - 9 min drive
  • Bagnolo del Salento Station - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
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Via Rondachi 1, Otranto, 73028, LE, Italy

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 9 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 15 per day)
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 15 per night; discounts available)
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Working away

  • One meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1800
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Pay movies

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo
  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo Hotel
  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo Otranto
  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo Hotel Otranto
  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo Otranto
  • Palazzo Papaleo
  • Palazzo Papaleo Otranto
  • Boutique Hotel Palazzo Papaleo
  • Palazzo Papaleo Hotel

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 15 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 15 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 100 per vehicle (one-way)

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 October - 31 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 30 June, EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 July - 31 August, EUR 3.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 September - 30 September, EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Palazzo Papaleo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 15 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Baguetteria (4-min walk), Balconcino d'Oriente (5-min walk), and Ristorante Dal Baffo (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 100 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a steam room and spa services.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    perfect location, exquisite rooms and decorations. able to walk to major tourist sites, restaurants very easily

    Janeat, 2 night trip, Oct 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location in the Centro Storico of Otranto. I would rate this hotel with nearly 100 %. Extremely friendly staff, always eager to help. Ckean room, nice bedroom and - for Italy important - the king beds!!! We stayed here for three days. And were sorry to leave.

    KlausandDory, 3 night trip, Oct 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel was perfect in every way! Excellent location, service and staff!!! Wonderful rooftop chief Michele prepared one of our best dinners in Otranto! Also special thanks to Valentina, Gabriella, Francesca, Mattea and staff for all your professionally and warm hospitality!!!!!

    Robyn, 3 night trip, Sep 6, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel is a self-styled 5 star, not quite what you'd expect, but worth every one of those stars. The location cannot be beaten, right in the heart of the old town, within touching distance of the Cathedral (literally), the rooms are very comfortable and we had a balcony and large terrace (not that we ever had time to use them). What makes this place even more special though is the fantastic staff, every one of them pleasany and welcoming. The communication with Patrizia before arriving was first class. Otranto is a wonderful place, and I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough to fellow travellers.

    James, 3 night romance trip, Sep 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely relaxing calming hotel. Rooms impeccable, cleaned in the day and turned down at night. Breakfast great and always slightly different each day.

    4 night trip, Jul 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff

    Lovely hotel in great location. Staff very helpful and welcoming. Pleasant room with balcony. Rooftop area with great views and very good breakfast.

    lynne e, 2 night romance trip, Jun 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful staff, wonderful cleaning staff

    We really loved that it was boutique (small exclusive amount of guests), had everything we needed- good breakfast, fabulous location next to the cathedral and 2 mins walk to castle. The cleaning staff were exceptional. Because the hotel is within the main walls of the castle area - they pick you up from the nearest street with a buggy to move your luggage as you cannot drive up to the hotel. The restaurants surrounding were fantastic. The solarium area on the roof is great with a jacuzzi and also chef for the guests at night if you would like to dine at the hotel for guests only. It also has a lovely air conditioned sitting room. Great value for the money we spent and so so charming.

    lara, 3 night trip, Sep 2, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Super Lage. Hotel in einem historischen Gebäude. Komfort und Frühstück jedoch ungenügend.

    Corinne, 1 night trip, Oct 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Dans le centre d'Otrante

    Emplacement idéal, chambres correctes. possibilité de se rendre à pied aux principaux sites touristiques, restaurants proches. Seul bémol, pas de parking, obligé de se garer dans la rue et de payer le stationnement

    Lionel, 1 night trip, Oct 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Week end di Ferragosto

    Ottima location in splendido centro storico di Otranto con personale d'eccellenza molto gentili e disponibili in oggi cosa Ci tornerò sicuramente

    Nicola, 3 night trip, Aug 12, 2020

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