Palais Gentile

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    Lido Pizzo: 19km (25 mins by car)
    Beautiful coastal town of Gallipoli: 19km (25 mins by car)
    Baroque town of Lecce: 45km (45 mins by car)
  • Brindisi Airport (BDS): 95km (1h 10 mins by car)
    Bari Airport (BRI): 210km (2hs 15 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
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An introduction to Palais Gentile

What’s the story behind Palais Gentile and what was your inspiration to open it?

Originally we are from Italy and France and after having lived in several European countries we decided to look for a destination where we could enjoy the sun, the beach, the food and simply having a happy and authentic life. We chose the Salento, an incredible region in Puglia, to start our story!

The idea was originally to build a family house where we could meet, celebrate and have fun with family and friends. Then we decided to not only keep this Palazzo for us but to open it to anyone who shares our values. The renovation of the Palais took one year and we did our best to keep all the original stones and materials to retain the authenticity of the house. We worked with local artisans to bring their savoir-faire, we also added our personal touch with an elegant vintage decoration and an art collection.

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Palais Gentile?

The Palazzo was renovated with respect to the original architecture using the ‚pietra leccese’ stone from the region and keeping the cement tiles. You will find design touches thanks to small black metal tables, lights made by a local artisan, all balanced with local pieces such as stools and carpets.

To you personally, what is so special about Palais Gentile?

We are away from the touristic places in the heart of a humble city, it is the perfect place to explore Puglia in the most authentic way. You could enjoy the gourmet cuisine at Foscolo restaurant across the street or enjoy a cocktail with sushi made in Salento. Palais Gentile is a destination to live the local life and taste the local cuisine.

Is Palais Gentile best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on kids?

The Palais is suitable for both couples and families. The suites are perfect for families as we can accommodate 4 persons. Kids under 12 years stay free of charge.

We can also privatize the Palazzo for groups of up to 12 people and organize special experiences and small events like a birthday or family reunion. If the guests want a private chef, massages, transfers or experiences to explore Puglia the way they like, no problem!

Roof terrace
Suite Matino
Suite Matino
Suite Matino
Suite Gentile
Suite Gentile
Suite Matino
Suite Gentile
Bathroom Deluxe room 2
Deluxe room 2
Deluxe room 1
Deluxe room 2
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace
Lobby
Palais Gentile
Matino
Matino
Matino
Punta dell Suina
Adriatic Sea
Baia verde
Matino

Palais Gentile rooms & rates

The palazzo is composed of 4 different levels where the deluxe rooms and suites are located. The rooftop with its riad vibe overlooks the city. It is a great place to enjoy the sunset every night with a glass of local wine.

  • Deluxe room 1 for 2 people / 10 m²
    215 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Air conditioning

    The Deluxe room 1 features a comfortable double bed and a bathroom with a shower. The room looks out to the old street of Matino.

    Amenities: coffee maker, boiler, mini bar, air conditioning, safety box, Bluetooth radio, complimentary water, in-room bathroom amenities, Frette linens.

  • Deluxe room 2 for 2 people / 10 m²
    215 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Air conditioning

    The Deluxe room 2 features a comfortable double bed and a bathroom with a shower. The room looks out to the old street of Matino.

    Amenities: coffee maker, boiler, mini bar, air conditioning, safety box, Bluetooth radio, complimentary water, in-room bathroom amenities, Frette linens.

  • Suite Matino for 2-4 people / 10 m²
    305 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 2 Sofabeds (on req.)
    • Air conditioning

    The spacious suite features Puglian arches framed by magnificent windows. Our suites can accommodate two adults and two kids.

    Amenities: coffee maker, boiler, mini bar, air conditioning, Frette linens, Bluetooth radio, complimentary water, in-room bathroom amenities by Salvatore Ferragamo.

  • Suite Gentile for 2-4 people / 10 m²
    305 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 2 Sofabeds (on req.)
    • Air conditioning

    The spacious suite features Puglian arches framed by magnificent windows. Our suites can accommodate two adults and two kids.

    Amenities: coffee maker, boiler, mini bar, air conditioning, Frette linens, Bluetooth radio, complimentary water, in-room bathroom amenities by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast, bedlinen and towels, concierge service and tourist tax.
Optional extras
Available on request: Private sea excursions with a sailing boat or catamaran – Private city tours with food tasting – Exclusive beach reservations – Tailor-made vintage car tour – Wellness treatments in a local spa – Private yoga class – Wineries tour with tastings
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome and can sleep in the Suites which have a sofa bed for an additional 2 children (at €50 per child). Babies stay free of charge.
Minimum stay
3 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar

Palazzo Gentile is where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing or relaxing at the beach. For you to enjoy 100% of your vacation in Puglia, we would be delighted to offer you all our personal recommendations from quiet public beaches, beach clubs, unknown cities to explore, restaurants to eat like locals, pasticcerias with the best pasticciotto ete. Our concierge service will be at your disposal before and during your stay with us.

Things to do in Puglia & Matino

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

Cooking classes, wine tastings, a sunset aperitivo and local dance classes are all available onsite. We are also happy to help organize many other experiences such as visits to beautiful masserias, sea excursions, private city tours, tours with a vintage car or even a Ferrari. And if you are a sports addict, let us recommend you the best kitesurf or diving schools.

The highlights in the region you should not miss are:

Gallipoli: it is a great city to taste local fish, go shopping or just go for a walk in the historic city.

Lido Pizzo: this is our favorite beach with crystal clear water and surrounded by beautiful nature.

Nardo/Galatina: two small cities with incredible authentic architecture from Puglia where you can enjoy the real spirit of the region.

The location of Palais Gentile

Palais Gentile is located in Matino, an authentic Puglian village in the countryside. We are right in the old town, which offers the best of the Salento region in Puglia at your doorstep.

In addition to the proximity of Gallipoli, you are just 15 minutes from one of the most beautiful beaches of Italy, Lido Pizzo & Baia Verde.

The village is 45 minutes from the magnificent Baroque city Lecce and 2 hours from Alberobello and Matera. The airport of Brindisi is 1 hour and the airport of Bari is 2 hours away.

This part of Puglia is less known than the Itria Valley near Ostuni, so it is less touristy in May, June, July and September. You can explore the unknown Puglia. For all lovers of beautiful sandy beaches, this is where you want to be! The beaches are really nice and you could compare some of the beaches with the Maldives…

When is the best time to visit Puglia?

Our recommendation is to come in April, May, June, July, September or October. We don’t recommend coming in August as the demand from the Italians is very high and it is difficult to explore the region in a relaxing way. All months from April to October offer nice weather and are perfect to explore the region the way you like.