Palazzo Circolone

Poggiardo, Lecce

Rooms in an old palazzo in the historic centre of town, with a swimming pool, restaurant and café, and lovely beaches a short drive away


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This hotel is set in an old palace dating from the early 1900s and looks out onto the main square of a small town. The ground floor houses a coffee bar and a good restaurant, and there’s a secluded swimming pool in a side courtyard too.

Rooms feature original frescoes on the ceilings, a mix of antique and modern furniture and sitting areas – look out for the excellent little guide to the area that includes recommended places to eat. There are also two guest sitting rooms with comfy seating and lots of books to read.

Breakfast is in the coffee bar or out in a courtyard filled with citrus trees – homemade pastries, yogurt, granola, local cheese, cured meats, bread and boiled eggs. The restaurant is run separately but you can add the bill to your hotel stay. You’re around half an hour from some of the loveliest beaches in Italy, and there are plenty of authentic towns to explore too.

Palazzo Circolone - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being right in the centre of a small town filled with locals
  • The location - it’s the perfect base to explore Salento
  • Cooling off in the pool on a hot day
Palazzo Circolone - Gallery

You should know

  • You walk through the coffee bar to go up to your room
  • You need a car to explore the area
  • There might be some traffic noise as you’re in the centre of town


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Nightly price
from €95
6 Doubles
From €95
1 Suite for 4
From €120



Great location to explore the area of Salento. Right in the heart of Poggiardo, you get to experience local life while staying in a beautifully decorated hotel with all the comforts. Staff is very nice and helpful, and each room gets a little guide on the surrounding area, filled with historical tips, restaurants and beaches. Rooms are very spacious and bright.

Sophie, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The hotel is in a small town in the southern-most part of Puglia known as Salento. Shops, bars, pharmacies and restaurants are all nearby, and Parco dei Guerrieri di Vaste archaeological site is a 15-minute walk away. The closest beaches – Castro, Santa Cesarea, Otranto – are about half an hour’s drive away, and there are plenty of cute towns in the area to explore, such as Maglie, Spungano, Castro and Otranto.


Sergio Positano

The reception area is manned by English-speaking staff and the hotel manager, is very helpful with information about the palace, town and surrounding beaches and countryside.