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 colors match the nature surrounding the place, offering a sense of continuity regarding the original state of the site and upgrading its comfort.

Alex D'AddioAlex D'Addio
03:24 24 May 24
We had high hopes but were sorely let down. The photos online do not give a proper sense of what we ended up experiencing.The rooms were very poorly laid out with cramped bathrooms and limited windows. The living spaces are pushed back to the property line and you are constantly walking through staff areas. The Masseria itself is also very strange and with no communal spaces. Who ever the architect was did a very poor job.The staff were overbearing and unpleasant. They were constantly trying to get us to make a dinner reservation, even calling the room multiple times after we had declined. Lots of posted rules including numerous “no touching” signs around d the property. The pool closes at 6.Breakfast was straight up bad. The room where breakfast was served smelled like sewage.Not worth the money. Stay elsewhere.
Vaani WadmanVaani Wadman
10:21 31 Oct 23
From the moment we arrived, we were treated with warmth and kindness. May I say that Ivan went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We felt taken care of and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this peaceful setting. The pool and the lounge area were very relaxing, and our room was perfect for a family of 4. The private outdoor seating area was an extra bonus for us. We highly recommend this wonderful place.
Susanne ChapuisSusanne Chapuis
05:03 23 Oct 23
The Masseria is a wonderful place to stay; it’s clean, very nicely furnished, quiet and the staff is very friendly and helpful, we felt very welcome and at home.We ate twice dinner at the restaurant and it was excellent food, very nicely presented too, the best meals we had during our stay in Puglia. We’ll come again, hopefully during better weather so we can also enjoy the lovely outside dining room, which we sadly couldn’t use this time due to the wind.
Taidg O'MalleyTaidg O'Malley
20:50 02 May 23
Just got back from a truly wonderful 10 days at the Masseria Mongio.We were all set to explore Puglia, but the hotel pool and beach, Baia dei Turchi, a 5 minute walk away, seemed to prevent us from venturing any further, other than a bike ride into Ortranto and back.The Masseria was all we had hoped for and the Staff, headed by Ivan & Salvatore, Maria & Francesca, so very friendly and helpful.Dinner (Seafood) each night very, very good, as was breakfast each morning.So good, we’ve booked another week in September.Just got back from a truly wonderful 10 days at the Masseria Mongio.We were all set to explore Puglia, but the hotel pool and beach, Baia dei Turchi, a 5 minute walk away, seemed to prevent us from venturing any further, other than a bike ride into Ortranto and back.The Masseria was all we had hoped for and the Staff, headed by Ivan & Salvatore, Maria & Francesca, so very friendly and helpful.Dinner (Seafood) each night very, very good, as was breakfast each morning.So good, we’ve booked another week in September.
Anne Marie SqueoAnne Marie Squeo
17:27 18 Oct 22
This place is amazing. The location, the rooms, the food and the service are all top-notch. And it's relatively inexpensive for all you are getting. They upgraded us to a lovely little villa set apart from the other rooms, provided a free, delicious, four-course dinner (!!) one night and one hour free in their hot tub. Everyone who works there - Ivan, Maria, Francesca and others -- were accommodating and cheerful. Would definitely come back to this lovely place.
Kristijan MarinkovicKristijan Marinkovic
07:58 01 Aug 22
Gorgeous, authentic masseria tucked away just outside Otranto, two minutes' walk from Baia dei Turchi beach. The rooms are stylish, care was given to the details. The food was delicious and refined, especially the dinners. And super nice staff, thank you Ivan and team!
SimoneSimone
13:02 23 Jul 22
We spent three nights here. It was so peaceful and perfect for a mini break. The pool is excellent and the rooms are spacious and clean and comfortable. Ivan at the front desk is so so so helpful. We love that the beach was a short walk too and used the bikes to ride 20 mins into otranto too. Would stay again for sure.
DaveDave
13:01 23 Jul 22
Had a great stay here. Staff are super friendly and helpful. We took bikes to Otranto which was about 20 mins away. There’s a free beach 5 min walk away. The pool is exceptional - great place to relax and cool down. The rooms are great and ours had a nice outdoor area to sit and enjoy a drink and snacks. Breakfast cakes are delicious. Would come back.
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  • 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.

Suites

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

Countryside
Eco-friendly
Spa
Waterfront
Air conditioning
Bar
Concierge
Elevator
Family rooms
Garden
Hammam
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Soundproofing
Spa
Terrace
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Restaurant

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.

Breakfast

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

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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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