Grand Hotel Costa Brada

  • Puglia & Basilicata, Italy, Salento

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Located near Gallipoli and nestled in the heart of a rich and verdant pine grove overlooking the Ionian sea, this recently renovated four-star property offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with stellar levels of service. With its elegant Mediterranean décor and proximity to three spectacular beaches within a two mile radius, Costa Brada is home to 76 stylish rooms with a modern and minimalist feel, featuring beach white washed furniture with most offering sea views.

There are three restaurants including the Panoramic Restaurant for fine dining, Fico d'India for poolside Mediterranean cuisine and Solebrado known for its grilled meat, fish and brick-oven pizzas. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room with a vast and rich continental selection on offer to help start your day. A bright and generously sized pool is located within the hotel gardens, overlooking the azure seas below and adjacent to restaurant Fico d'India which is perfect for the days when you just want to kick back and bask in the Puglian sunshine. The Grand Hotel Costa Brada is also home to three private beaches stretching across 380 metres of golden sandy shores. All three beaches offer waiter service, lifeguards, mini club for children (3 hours per day, selected dates) and sun loungers and parasols which are free of use for hotel guests from 01 Jun - 30 Sep 20. 

Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Grand Hotel Costa Brada is approx. 1 hour 5 mins from Brindisi Airport

  • No. of rooms: 76
  • Official rating: 4


Double Comfort Side Sea View Rooms are approximately 19m² and sleeps two people. They are bright, spacious and airy with air conditioning, minibar, safe, 22" LCD TV with SKY, wifi, slippers and en suite bathroom with shower. 

Junior Suites are 30m² and sleep two to four people. They are styled beautifully with hues of Mediterranean golds and whites and offer exceptional views out towards the cyan waters of the Ionian sea. 

Suites are 49m² and can sleep up to four. They are incredibly spacious with a relaxed and quiet atmosphere and views out over the Baia Verde. Located on the first floor, these fabulous rooms are home to a king sized bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower. A large balcony offers panoramic sea views.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Salento is the name given to the southernmost peninsula of Puglia where the Itria Valley ends and is home to some pretty whitewashed towns such as Gallipoli and Ostuni. The beautiful city of Lecce is also well worth a visit to see the fantastic, flamboyant baroque architecture and Roman amphitheatre. As the peninsula is narrow the beach is never far away and here some of the best beaches are to be found with white sand and crystalline waters.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Salento.


Restaurants & Bars

Puglia is very much a hub of excitement when it comes to cuisine and the team at Grand Hotel Costa Brada lead by head chef Andrea Mola are quick to provide their own culinary flare. With three restaurants on site, the Costa Brada has something to offer every palate. 

Panoramic Restaurant With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the glittering Ionian sea below, this is an ideal choice for anniversaries, birthdays or even just for an extra special evening. Offering up a plethora of traditional Apuglian cuisine including crudo di mare which is raw fish marinated gently in lemon juice, this is the place for those wanting to truly immerse themselves in Puglian heritage. 

Fico d'India Perched in the gardens and overlooking the swimming pool, this casual and open air restaurant is ideal for a spot of lunch and to enjoy daily specialties from a seasonal buffet of fresh vegetables, salads, fish and meats all cooked on the grill. 

Solebrado Open from June to September, this pizzeria and seafood restaurant is a hit with groups and couples wanting an informal evening. With both a stunning indoor space and peaceful sun terrace for you to take your meals, you can expect to see fresh fish, local meats and of course stone baked pizzas all made with locally sourced ingredients where possible. 

Bars There are also two bars at the Costa Brada, the informal pool bar open from June until September until 6pm each evening and 'Bar Hall' which is ultra modern and stylish where you can enjoy light snacks and nightcaps every day until midnight. The perfect spot for enjoying an exotic cocktail or ice cold Limoncello. 

Pools and Beaches

Surrounded by luscious native greenery, the pool at Hotel Costa Brada is amply sized with a generous amount of sun loungers and parasols scattered around creating the perfect spot for some rest and relaxation in the Puglian sunshine. For those wanting to dip their toes into the spectacular Ionian sea, head down to the impressive strip of private beach where parasols and loungers are provided for those staying on a half board basis. White sands give way to turquoise waters and are home to some of the most glorious sunsets the south of Italy has to offer. 


Location in resort
  • Longitude: 18.0215351
  • Latitude: 40.0226375

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Grand Hotel Costa Brada
Salento, Puglia & Basilicata,Bed & Breakfast
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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