Lecce | All Mod Cons

The somewhat oddly-named 8piùhotel is: just outside the town centre (though in Lecce terms that’s only minutes away) but convenient for access roads; utterly modern (with an impressive list of partners which reads like a Who’s Who of Italian design and international technology); and great value for money. Rooms come in a variety of formats, all airy, subtly lit, and furnished with soft design curves and good fabrics. White prevails, broken by splashes of purples. State-of-the-art bathrooms have spacious chromotherapy showers.

If you have time on your hands there’s a lounge and bar, relaxation room, garden, terrace, and shop. Parking and the use of a well-equipped fitness centre are included in the cost of your room. If free Wi-Fi is now a given, 8piùhotel also offers internet points, multimedia entertainment facilities and office-type services more pertinent to a series of meeting rooms. For holidaymakers they do summertime packages covering the assorted delights of Apulia. Maybe 8+ is a mark out of 10…  Though most reviews give it a deal more, and you can have a double or twin for less than €70 at this time of year.