Watch as the ocean meets the countryside at the Masseria Mongió dell’Elefante

By the coast of Salento, still rooted in the rural architecture and philosophy of the region, you will find the boutique hotel Masseria Mongió dell’Elefante. An impressive building sits by a remarkable landscape, close to the Baia dei Turchi and its turquoise waters. It highlights relaxation paired with a fresh ocean breeze and extravagant design with exceptional service.

Sunbathe by the pool during the warm summer months, and later unwind in the privacy of your private garden and uniquely designed room. Soak in a Turkish bath at the SPA while sipping on herbal tea. Book a massage in your room and enjoy it in the fresh air from the terrace. Taste local ingredients paired masterfully together to give both coastal and rural flavours at the hotel’s restaurant, combined with a glass of quality Apulian wine in the evening.

Masseria Mongió dell’Elefante is a rural house with 17 different rooms, giving a unique and tailor-made experience for those seeking leisure. Each room follows a minimalistic and local design, using sustainable materials and respecting the quietness of the building’s architectural style, differing only in size and shape. The colours match the nature surrounding the place, offering a sense of continuity regarding the original state of the site and upgrading its comfort.

Boutique Hotel
12 Rooms
  • Soaking in a Turkish bath at the SPA while sipping on herbal tea.
  • Having an in-room massage in the privacy of our
  • Mouth-watering fish prepared to perfection accompanied by fresh vegetables from the garden.
  • Breathing the fresh ocean air first thing in the morning from the expansive window next to our bed.

Rooms Overview

All different from one another, the 17 rooms at Masseria Mongio bring you comfort and style between Lecce stones and local timber. Surrounded by charcoal white walls, light hues of colour, and delicate decor, you can enjoy the fresh air from large windows and private gardens while relaxing inside an elegant space.


3-5 guests Equipped kitchen Private terrace

Become enchanted by the different suites and the unique history behind them. Indulge in bright space and natural light coming in from large windows. Soak in the bathroom’s bathtub and relax in the living room with the kitchenette. Allow coolness and minimalism of the interior design, private gardens, and outside view to take you to a vacation mindset.

Junior Suite Deluxe

3 guests One-bedroom suite View into the garden

Three Junior Suite Deluxe rooms with two levels each. Classic and delicate design with plenty of space and natural light, allowing the fresh air in. Relax in the first-floor living room and climb the rustic stairs to find comfortable beds with white and beige linens. Light wooden furniture and private terraces enhance all rooms.

Suite Executive

4-6 guests Kitchenette Two-bedroom suite View into the garden

The Prunus and 1480 Suites are both a reminder of the crispiness and tranquillity of Salento. Give in to serenity and indulge in luxury with two bedrooms, a living room with extra bedding space, multiple bathrooms, and a private garden. Lecce stone and charcoal white walls surround the open-air area, while wooden details cover the kitchenette and bathroom decor.

Services and facilities

Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Wellness services
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Taste the flavors


A bright environment offering dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of Salento. The seaside and rural practices mix to create a unique and aromatic menu with fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables. Apulian wines take over the cellar, pairing perfectly with light dishes. Fresh products come from local farmers. Dine at the terrace while watching the stars, and taste well-portioned and flavorful cuisine.


A colourful and scentful selection of seasonal fruits and local ingredients take over the breakfast menu. On the morning buffet, find Mediterranean dishes and products that are light and highly flavourful. Indulge in freshly squeezed orange juice and espresso coffee, followed by homemade pies and pastries. Simple details call your attention, like a hardboiled egg cooked to perfection or silky-smooth yoghurt served with jam and granola.

About sustainability


Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

  • The Masseria Mongió dell'Elefante uses mainly local and eco-friendly construction materials, with roofing insulation materials.
  • The hotel uses energy-efficient bulbs, lightning timers, and water timers in public spaces.
  • Rainwater collection and wastewater treatment are implemented as a way of managing waste.
  • Culturally, the hotel enforces eco-friendly activities and services, promoting the opportunity to experience the destination and culture.

Explore the location

Masseria Mongió dell'Elefante blends the oceanside breeze with rural relaxation. Find the Baia dei Turchi only 250 meters away from the hotel, and explore the rich Ottoman history that lays in the place since 1480. Turquoise water and white sand set you in a coastal Caribbean-like environment by the beach. With remarkable landscaping, both natural and architectonical, this is the ideal spot for those design-lovers who seek tranquillity and sensible beauty.

On the northern side of the Mongió family property, integrating rural and seaside natural sets makes this a unique spot to stay while visiting Salento. Enrich yourself with the town's lifestyle and history. Visit local olive oil plantations, vineyards, lakes, and cathedrals.

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