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Don Ferrante is a luxury hotel in Monopoli, Puglia. At Long Travel we love Monopoli and if ever there were a small and perfectly formed boutique hotel in a perfect location, then Don Ferrante is it.

Wedged between the azure Adriatic and Monopoli’s whitewashed houses, the boutique Don Ferrante is breathtakingly romantic. A tangle of intricate narrow alleyways and streets wind their way through Monopoli’s centro storico, passing important historic buildings, tumbledown churches, magnificent palazzi and quaint houses, often with people sitting outside nattering with neighbours. Meander through and, on a narrow street with a glimpse of the sea at the bottom, you find he unique hotel Don Ferrante. Viewed from the street, the luxurious hotel Don Ferrante seems unimposing, giving little idea of the exclusivity and seclusion lying beyond the white humble façade of this unique building. Near to the castle and right on the sea, Don Ferrante was formerly a sixteenth century fortress, built into Monopoli’s defensive walls. The ancient complex of buildings is notable for its fourteen chimneys, beautifully illuminated at night, and gleaming white during the day. Never has a chimney been more photogenic!

In fact, everything about the boutique Don Ferrante is photogenic and picture postcard pretty. Against the backdrop of a bright blue sky and equally blue sea, its white exterior just sparkles in the sun. Narrow steep stone stairs squeeze (literally) between sturdy walls, taking you to terraces, which open up with a vast breathtaking view of the sea, and form the restaurant terrace of the beach hotel Don Ferrante. Not only is everything painted white, but also white outdoor furniture and large umbrellas emphasise the brightness. In a “secret corner” is the charming terrace with the perfectly dinky pool. Looking out to sea and hidden from passing view by a substantial part of the defensive walls, small it might be, but it blends seamlessly. Plant pots, with prickly pears and aloe, are dotted about adding splashes of colour and forming architectural silhouettes against the whiteness.

Don Ferrante’s interior is no less impressive. The stark white has been tempered with décor based more on mellow natural colours, to blend beautifully with the honey-coloured stone. Superb lighting has been used to magnificent effect, to create a wonderfully cosy romantic atmosphere, without being dark. The breakfast room of the Don Ferrante which once was the gunpowder store, has a stone barrel vaulted ceiling and tiny windows. Serving also as the indoor restaurant, it is perfect for retreating from the heat of Puglia’s sun or the strong sea breezes and the food at the Don Ferrante is a gastronomic delight!

The boutique hotel Don Ferrante prides itself on the level of service it offers guests. It is superlatively discreet, but attentive. It certainly is not pretentious and cold for a luxurious hotel rather,Don Ferrante hotel is professional with a warmth typical of Puglia. Don Ferrante is a place to be comfortable, to feel that you can entirely relax and be looked after.

Along the walls from Don Ferrante is just one of Monopoli’s pretty little rocky coves, with some golden sand and crystal clear water, and overlooked by the incredible 1000 year old Castle of Santo Stefano.

Customer Review

“The Don Ferrante Hotel surpassed our expectations. It’s setting is amazing…the room was fabulous.” Gina & Simon, Burgess Hill


All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.

  • 10 rooms, all en-suite
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • All rooms have satellite television, Wi-Fi, safe & hairdryer
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Restaurant (including terrace) usually open 01/06 to 31/08, weather permitting
  • Terrace lounge bar usually 15/04 to 31/10, weather permitting, open all day
  • Restaurant open to the public
  • Restaurant closed on Tuesdays
  • Half-board guests choose from the à la carte menu. Please note there is a surcharge for fresh fish
  • Swimming pool from April to October, weather permitting
  • Pool and beach towels provided
  • Shuttle to beach (free of charge), twice per day (usually leaving at 10:30 and returning 17:00)
  • Hotel arrangement with local beach lido, €25 per person per day, payable locally
  • Valet parking service available between 08:30-18:30
  • Cookery classes; Food & wine tours in masserie; Wellness treatments; to be arranged and paid for locally
  • Late check-out possible, on request
  • Transfers from Bari or Brindisi airports, €120 each way (for up to 3 passengers), payable locally
  • Stone stairways to restaurant terrace are steep, narrow & partly without handrail

“The Don Ferrante Hotel surpassed our expectations. It’s setting is amazing…the room was fabulous.” Gina & Simon, Burgess Hill

“You could not have done better…5 stars. Fabulous, sums up the attitude, competence and friendliness of the staff. Perfect sums up the bedroom and view over the Adriatic. Very good sums up the menu and the standard of the cooking and wine. Fabulous sums up the décor of the place.” Richard & Philippa, London

“What a fantastic hotel, superbly appointed. The rooms were excellent and the bathrooms with his and hers sink and monsoon showers were bliss. Loved the roof terrace and the breakfast was really good. The staff were very helpful and gave us super recommendations as to where to eat or have a coffee.” Kenneth, Linda, Graham & Gemma, Southport

“Everything we expected and more. Don Ferrante is spectacular”.  Alison & Alex, London

“Just what we were hoping for – wonderful boutique hotel, superb location by the sea, fascinating little town and great rail access up and down this wonderfully unspoiled region – we’re already dreaming of our return”. Jane & Marcus, Coventry

Extra Information

Available Board Basis

B&B and HB

Nearest Airport(s)


50 minutes


50 minutes

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Monopoli, Savelletri, Polignano A Mare, Alberobello, Ostuni

Distance to Coast
Overlooking the sea

Internet Access

Swimming Pool


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