Puglia, Italy, Central Puglia
Nestled on its own private beach of soft white sands and crystalline waters, Le Dune Suite Hotel is the epitome of understated luxury in the Puglia region. The pride of hosts Tonino and Liliana along with their sons Alessandro and Giovanni, this alabaster property with its sprawling coloannades, enchanting gardens and sleek, modern rooms is the idyllic base for those wanting to explore the protected coastline of the Cesareo region.
An ample breakfast of fresh fruits, pastries, cold meats, cheeses and the option to make your own omelette is provided each morning and is just what you will need for a day of exploring the hidden gems of the Porto Cesareo. The center of the town is a 2 kilometer walk from the hotel and can be reached via a stroll along the beach however those wanting to head out in the evening can get one of the local shuttles which operate regularly from the front of the hotel. The small commune still operates as a fishing village and port, with the daily fish market one of the most well known in the south of Italy. Restaurants such as Le Zegare on the seafront boast the fruits of the sea and are renowned for their traditional Pugliesi dish 'Pesca Tiella' which is a layered bake of garlic and cream potatoes, muscles, prawns and squid with a topping of risotto.Being home to some of the most famous -and delicious- wine making grapes in the world, it should come as no surprise that the town is also home to a multitude of local wine shops, each specializing in a different grape. The Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera grapes are responsible for 14% of Italy's wine distribution and Le Dune Suite is a well known buyer of the Zinfandel rose', a fantastic accompaniment to their evening cuisine which is served poolside, perfect for viewing the sunset. A half board menu is offered with a 4 course buffet with various choices or the a la carte menu is available to all guests at a local supplement.
The rooms here are spacious and airy, stylised to be reminiscent of the traditional Trulli houses with white stone and the natural colours of the surrounding landscape. Each room has a balcony with some overlooking the sea at the front of the hotel and you can even see some of the Watchtowers - Torre Cesarea, Torre Chianca and Torre Lapillo all of which were used to protect the shores of Cesareo from Saracen attacks in the middle ages.
Superior room: Sleek and elegant with King size beds, the Superior rooms have modern facilities including a built in wardrobe with digital safe, flat screen TV, large en suite bathroom with rain shower and hairdryer. These rooms have a private terrace and can take an extra bed (supplements apply).
Deluxe room: Cozy and relaxing with King size beds, the deluxe rooms feature large closets with integrated safe, flat screen TV, large en suite bathroom with rain shower and hairdryer. These rooms also have a small terrace with a lateral sea view.
Suite: Suites are the most modern rooms with elegant furniture and design. A separate living room with sofa and armchairs sits off the large bedroom with King size bed and large en suite bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath tub. All suites have L-shaped terraces'.
Board basis options available
The centre of this large region is characterised by the fertile Murgia plateau which forms a gently rolling landscape dotted with olive groves. Many of our hotels are located in or near the Itria Valley which is famous for the strange trulli houses and picturesque whitewashed villages. This area is also a great destination for those in search of a relaxing beach holiday, as the superb coastlines of both the Adriatic and the Ionian seas with fine sandy beaches are only a short drive away. Make sure you take the time to visit a masseria where you can taste the extra virgin olive oil and locally made wines.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Central Puglia page
Beach bar, rooftop terrace, lift to all floors, swimming pool, pool bar, private beach, balconies on all rooms, air conditioning, minibar, hairdryers, babysitting services (pay and arrange locally), children's club and beach umbrellas.