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il Gabellota Resort in Trulli
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

First of all, one small explanation: Trulli Holiday has two kinds of trulli accommodation - firstly trullis in the city of Alberobello itself, secondly Trulli residence, which is a group of trulli and non-trulli buildings some 1 km from Alberobello center. I believe the reviews are mixed here. Breakfast is for both types served in inn in the center, so it is quite far from residence (we did not take it, so I can't comment it more).
We have chosen the residence outside center and it was really great. Our trulli room was quite small with no kitchenette, but both these facts were properly announced before so no surprise for us (they have different kinds of room as well). On the other side, it was absolutely clean and the feeling of staying in one of those buildings was amazing.
Residence has very beautiful garden and small swimming pool (cap is required), all very tranquil and relaxing - for us much better than staying directly in town with the door opened to the street.
It is possible to go to the town on foot, but there are also bicycles free to use so it is quite easy to get there (a bit uphill on the way back). Contrary to the city trullis, there is parking space in the residence (in the area, so behind the gate).
The owner is very enthusiastic and friendly, so we felt nearly as at home.
So, only small minuses are the location of breakfast in restaurant La Locanda don Antonio (we didn't try a dinner there as it was full and reservation was needed in advance) and even reception in the city center (it was impossible to park before the reception).

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

The place and surroundings are beautiful. Location is great with a number of places to visit within 40min. The towns areound are beautiful. The pool area is very nice and tranquillity all day long even though there are other people in the resort.

One thing i would improve in the trulli (even though not of exrtreme importance) is the TV, it is quite outdated and today 22'' flat screens do not cost much .....otherwise perfect

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

What a wonderful experience… very romantic but would be great family history learning too.... It is said that they built the Trulli Without mortar so that they could disassemble them quickly when the tax man came by… cleaver!!! We stayed in the smallest unit for 1 night wish we would have stayed 2 nights… a beautiful town with much to see and great spot to soak up the Italian culture… the people were great… wonderful butcher shop in town that sold the best salami I have ever eaten in small sticks…. Home made of course… great value for money staying here… don’t miss dinner at La Locanda don Antonio the lamb was outstanding and the wine… unbelievable… very romantic town…. There was a market the day we checked out it was a great little market with wonderful people watching…

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Osimo, Italy
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

You can't find a similar accommodation far from Alberobello: the "trulli" are very original buildings. It has all the comforts you need, also a tiny kitchen to cook some meals if you stay longer than just one night. Shower and TV set (with satellite receiver) are a little small. Breakfast included, in a nearby restaurant, is good and rich.
Really a place it deserves a visit.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

It was our second time to this lovely town and also the second time we let a trullo home from this company. The staff are friendly - we interacted mainly with Donato - and the house for five people was clean and tidy. It had 3 bedrooms (2 double and a single bed) , two bathrooms, a kitchen, rear garden and a washing machine.
Free and semi-secure parking behind a gate for about 3 vehicles is available nearby and the space is shared by the other groups who also let a trullo from this company.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about il Gabellota Resort in Trulli

Property: il Gabellota Resort in Trulli
Address: Strada Comunale Gabellotta 5, 70011, Alberobello, Italy
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Alberobello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Alberobello
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,622 - ₹ 19,115
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Gabellota Resort offers you the opportunity to enjoy the Puglia countryside while staying in a Trullo or a stone room. These ancient stone buildings, part of UNESCO World Heritage, are typical of Alberobello. All accommodation is air conditioned and comes with a TV and minibar. Some have a small kitchenette. Some of the Trulli have a private patio area and a conical roof, and are surrounded by a floral garden, while studios have vaulted ceilings. Il Gabellota Resort has an outdoor pool, hot tub in the garden and free WiFi throughout. It is around 15 minutes' walk from Alberobello centre. Breakfast is served in the property's breakfast room. On site- private parking is free and Monopoli and other seaside towns along the coast are around 30 minute's drive away. The Castellana Caves are 15 km away. Staff provide an attentive service and offer useful tourist and travel information. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9 for a two-person trip. ... more   less 
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Residence Trulli Holiday Hotel Alberobello
Il Gabellota Resort In Trulli Alberobello, Puglia, Italy

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