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Hotel Piccolo Mondo

4-star hotel in Castro Marina with restaurant and pool bar

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in lobby

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between October 10 and April 15.
  • Hotel Piccolo Mondo
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8.2.Very good.
  • We spent 3 amazing nights in this “small world”. The staff were welcoming & helpful. We…

    Jun 9, 2019

  • We had a very enjoyable stay, the hotel is very elegant and the location breathtaking,…

    Aug 27, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 33 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Zinzulusa Cave - 6 min walk
  • Diocesi di Castro di Puglia - 7 min walk
  • Castro Marina - 14 min walk
  • Cala dell'Acquaviva - 33 min walk
  • Tower Miggiano - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Spiaggia di Porto Miggiano - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
The property is closed between October 10 and April 15.

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  • Standard Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Suite
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Suite, Sea View


  • Zinzulusa Cave - 6 min walk
  • Diocesi di Castro di Puglia - 7 min walk
  • Castro Marina - 14 min walk

What’s around


  • Zinzulusa Cave - 6 min walk
  • Diocesi di Castro di Puglia - 7 min walk
  • Castro Marina - 14 min walk
  • Cala dell'Acquaviva - 33 min walk
  • Tower Miggiano - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Spiaggia di Porto Miggiano - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Santa Cesarea Terme Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Terme di Santa Cesarea - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Spiaggia di Botte - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
  • Grotta Verde - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Parco dei Guerrieri di Vaste - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Karol Wojtyla Airport (BRI) - 152 min drive
  • Sanarica Station - 14 min drive
  • Muro Leccese Station - 15 min drive
  • Tricase Station - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 5 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Italy may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Tennis on site


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant overlooks the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Piccolo Mondo Castro
  • Piccolo Mondo Castro
  • Hotel Piccolo Mondo Hotel
  • Hotel Piccolo Mondo Castro
  • Hotel Piccolo Mondo Hotel Castro

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 13.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per accommodation, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 50 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 3 costs EUR 50 (roundtrip)

Ferry terminal shuttle and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

    For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


    • Yes, Hotel Piccolo Mondo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • The property is closed between October 10 and April 15.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Piccolo Mondo.
    • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per accommodation, per day.
    • You can check in from 5 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers pool views. Nearby restaurants include Fonte Dei Messapi (5-min walk), Tuna (6-min walk), and La Grotta del Conte (13-min walk).
    • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 50 per person roundtrip.
    • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
    8.2.Very good.
    • 6.0.Good

      Good views but too many steps and you need a car as a little out of the way

      6 night family trip, Aug 21, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Dont like it when websites are forcing me to write reviews

      4 night family trip, Aug 20, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The cliff top setting is magical, and the view from the restaurant and public room absolutely stunning. Our stay was made so much better with the help of the very helpful owners who helped book restaurants and trips to places we would not have otherwise found. The Castro Wine festival was a final bonus that made our stay very memorable. Lovely saltwater pool and the best morning swim down a set of steep steps to the sea. Thank you. It will be very hard not to come again. The hotel is spread out and requires some walking, but h LP is there for baggage and The payoff is a healthy appetite and and privacy with individual views of the sea through or over the pines and Cypresses

      4 night family trip, Jul 4, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Perfect choice - Outstanding hotel

      This is a family run hotel (for 40 years!) with a beautiful chic 60s vintage feel, incredible pool, lovely staff, the most beautiful balcony overlooking the sea (room 81). We loved everything about it, especially climbing down the stone steps to swim in the grotta under the hotel every morning. It’s 10 minutes to Castro harbour and a short walk to Castro square. We loved everything about this hotel and the area, and can’t wait to return.

      1 night romance trip, Jun 23, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      beautiful authentic hotel

      The staff were lovely, we had a large family and they helped even my granddad come up and down the steps. The view was incredible, the pool is refreshing and so quiet. The chapel and amphitheatre give the hotel such charm. the room was cleaned every day and the breakfast was sweet and wonderful, minus a few wasps. Would happily come back again. Thanks for a great stay

      7 night trip, Sep 11, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Most relaxing holiday to date

      I spent a week here with my family and we stayed in one of the family rooms - absolutely amazing! The location of the hotel is beautiful and peaceful, it is up in the cliffs and our particular "cabin" was overlooking the sea (it seemed that most of the rooms did). The salt water pool was great and had beautiful sea views, the rooftop restaurant was wonderful and the food was excellent value; we ended up going there several times for dinner, since there was no need to go elsewhere. The staff were all so kind and welcoming, and always willing to go out of their way to help when needed. We borrowed tennis rackets and had a game or two on the tennis courts - despite our questionable skills, the staff who were around cheered for us at the end. All in all, a truly wonderful experience and I am sure we will be back again in the future!

      Ladan, 5 night trip, Aug 19, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Nice but could be much better after renovation

      While the place has an amazing staff and the location is very good, it does need a proper renovation because the rooms and especially the bathroom are very outdated. Otherwise, we had a nice stay.

      4 night romance trip, Jul 10, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      What a spot!

      Superb position and helpful staff. Needs a little TLC but I believe that is in the process of happening anyway.

      Scott, 1 night business trip, Jun 11, 2018

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    • 6.0.Good

      Location e struttura molto bella, ma la nostra camera purtroppo non valeva il prezzo

      Petunia82, 1 night family trip, Aug 16, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good

      panoramico con problemi di accesso al mare

      Hotel in posizione panoramica eccellente, dotato di piscina ed accesso al mare .il problema è L accesso al mare , non è specificato che bisogna scalare 192 gradini . La maggior parte dei clienti infatti resta in piscina o va in altri lidi

      9 night trip, Jul 10, 2020

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