Il Palmento

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Il Palmento is a family friendly hotel with a real unique style, in Locorotondo, Puglia. Long Travel client’s love its laid-back atmosphere. It’s special and there’s just nothing else like it!

About 5km from Locorotondo, Il Palmento is magical and tranquil. A gloriously beautiful hamlet of trulli, in picturesque countryside, it is surrounded by well-kept lawns and pretty flower gardens, and has two lovely pools perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Once several families lived and worked in Il Palmento’s hamlet of about thirty trulli cones. A group of friends fell in love with it and had the vision to see its potential. Local enthusiasts, determined to keep trulli alive, they bided their time. The inevitable happened, families moved out, and they bought their trulli. Excitement (and savings!) grew as they waited and, eventually, they went ahead with their ambitious project – to create something special, to recapture the experience of living in them, but, with modern standards. This was no mean feat, but they did it. The result is magical – a gloriously beautiful hamlet of trulli, in a lovely setting make up Il Palmento.

Il Palmento, made up of the trulli, with thick, stone walls and conical roofs, is full of character. Beautifully restored and very tasteful, all of the suites have their own trullo and a double/twin bedroom; shower room; living area, with a possibility of an extra bed; and most have a small corner for making drinks. Each suite at Il Palmento is quite different, as the owners wanted to allow the structure to dictate the form, rather than the other way around! One is on the first floor and, with terrace, it is slightly more private, so perfect for honeymoons or special occasions. The newly-built classic rooms are also in trulli. Closer to the pool, some overlook it and all are absolutely charming.

The reception of Il Palmento was once the bakery. The bar, now in the trullo, which was originally the ‘Palmento’, where they used to tread the grapes to make the wine, has an elegantly furnished terrace – a lovely spot to enjoy an ‘aperitivo’, or one of the al fresco dinners often served there, in summer. The cosy and welcoming lounge has a huge fireplace, for cooler months, and leads to the barrel-vaulted restaurant. Long Travel clients have heaped praise on the cuisine at Il Palmento.

In a splendid position, Il Palmento’s raised terraces, with swimming pools, have a picturesque backdrop of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. This is an unusual hotel, in a beautiful spot and is very special making Il Palmento the perfect family hotel.

Customer Review

“Il Palmento was beautiful….I cannot praise the hotel gardens, pool and trulli enough!” Carolyn & Callum, Glasgow


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.

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  • 12 suites, all en-suite, 9 have small corner for making drinks which includes a kettle
  • 12 new “classic” rooms, all en-suite, slightly smaller, charming with hydromassage bath
  • 2 standard rooms we do not offer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Two swimming pools (one is for children) 01/04-31/10 and poolside bar 01/04-30/09
  • Pool towels provided free of charge
  • Tennis court and volley/basket ball court
  • Sauna & steam room free for guests in Suites (excluding 29/03-29/04 and 17/10-22/12), or €15 per stay
  • supplement for guests in Classic rooms
  • Bicycles hire possible, payable locally
  • Restaurant sometimes open to public
  • Occasionally hosts conferences/special occasions
  • Parking
  • Jacuzzi

“Il Palmento was beautiful….I cannot praise the hotel gardens, pool and trulli enough!” Carolyn & Callum, Glasgow

“We had a wonderful family holiday – children loved it & so did parents! Il Palmento is all we hoped it would be – small, family run & for families; well presented, rural, plenty of space in the trullo, kind & helpful staff & cosmopolitan clients. We would recommend it to friends but prefer to keep it a secret! ” Louisa & Nicholas, Uckfield

“Il Palmento is stunning in every respect, from the attentive but discreet service to the exceptionally high standard of food. ” Aileen & Sheila, Edinburgh

“Il Palmento was superb, our rooms were spotless and the staff were very helpful & we cannot praise them enough. They even took my friend to a dentist who would not accept payment & told us to just tell everyone how lovely this part of Italy is!” Angela Smithson, Derby

Extra Information

Available Board Basis

B&B, HB and FB

Nearest Airport(s)


50 mins


1 hr 15 mins


3 hrs 50 mins

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Itria Valley, Ostuni, Martina Franca

Distance to Coast
Approx. 30 mins

Internet Access

Swimming Pool


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