I recently stayed at this hotel with a bus tour. We visited different places and used it as our base. The breakfast buffet was delicious and generous. The only thing that surprised me all the time is the fact that the coffee in Italy is generally so good but at breakfast they give you a machine that makes horrible coffee??? I don't understand. At night we also had buffet style dinners with a wonderful variety of choices, different every day. The staff working there was very friendly and helpful and multilingual. The rooms were simple but OK. There seem to be a lot of stray dogs in the area and they kept on barking ALL night. It was hard to sleep. The sandy beach is right across the street and also reachable through a tunnel. On weekends it gets busy.
We stayed here to explore Puglia & had a great time . There was a la carte meals served on some nights & buffet meals on others but the service & food were good . After the meal there was entertainment in the form of a quiz / karaoke etc all in Italian but we joined in each night & loved it . The staff & Italian guests really appreciated us making an effort & we made some friends . The swimming pool was a fabulous place to relax before dinner after a day out exploring . Loads of fab places to see eg Alberobello & the trulli , Matera , Taranto etc
Yes, the season was over so the town and indeed the coast were like a ghost area! I liked the hotel as soon as I arrived and was impressed with the entrance, garage parking, lovely pool and a bright and clean reception area. First impressions are important in life in business or in pleasure. Here I had one of the warmest receptions I have had and all thanks to the smiling, delightful Maria Elena. What a wonderful lady….she is a true asset to the hotel. Her colleague was aslo charming and friendly. My room was as expected…no great shakes but clean and with a decent bathroom. There is a new wing where I believe the rooms are nicer and more modern. Sleep was a mixed affair as fellow guests dragged their luggage and themselves on stilettoes along the tiled corridor at 07.00 in the morning. This is not the hotels fault but then tiles on a bedroom corridor are not a good idea! WiFi? Mmmmm! It’s a problem! It is so slow as to be pretty useless. Breakfast is taken downstairs in the breakfast dining room. There are in fact three dining rooms! I like my breakfast very much and is in fact my main meal for the day. Breakfast at the Gabbiano is very poor and basic with a simple buffet of the usual (3) cereals, some yoghurt, whole fruits (3), small croissants and sliced bread. No fruit salad, no good bread, no pasteries, no cakes, no proper croissants, etc, etc. There is a lovely adult pool with plenty of good loungers and a kids pool besides. A feature for this hotel is the really pretty beach right opposite with a direct walkway from the hotel. In summer the hotel lays out chairs and parasols for their guests. Nice touch! No problem for dining with a couple of great restaurants nearby. Yes. Recommended even allowing for the issues such as the poor breakfast and no WIFI. I would for sure return.…
is the second time for us to stay in this little paradise, and we really appreciate all the staff .....we thank everybody particulary to francesco........food was great and service wonderful for sure we will be back
I stayed one night only as I was traveling through. It was off season and I was their only guest, and very glad they were even open. The staff was very accomodating and the room was large, immaculate, and well equipped. The lobby is a very inviting area to relax. It would have been perfect if the TV were modern and larger and connected to a cable or satellite system, and if the wireless was available in room. They did have wireless in the lobby, but it involved staff assistance to get it operational.