Review of the B&B Le Comari Salentine
We stayed two nights at the B&B Le Comari Salentine, located about 500m from the train station outside the ‘pretty’ part of town. While technically a B&B since breakfast is provided (at a nearby cafe – Rocky Bar), the accommodation is more akin to an apartment with a small kitchenette. Since the owner doesn’t live onsite, you need to either contact him via email with your arrival time, or have a phone with you to call him when you arrive. We were arriving by train from Rome outside the official check in time of 8pm, but with prior confirmation this would be ok, our host was waiting for us when we arrived closer to 9pm.
The room was very large, had a small kitchen table, a sofa, full size fridge and a renovated bathroom. We visited outside of high season and paid about 35 euros per night, which was one of the lower prices I could find for a double room. The person who let us into the apartment couldn’t have been more friendly, spoke good English (between his English and my Italian, we were able to understand each other) and told us more about Lecce, things to do and restaurants to try than we could have asked for.
My only tip is to confirm the number of beds that will be set up for your stay. I was travelling with my mom and I saw that the room had a double bed and a sofa that could turn into a bed. I assumed that we could convert the sofa to a bed and use that as a second bed. When I asked about extra linen, I was told that because we paid for two people, we were only provided with linen for the double bed. This happened another time during our trip at a different B&B, so more of a consideration than a criticism.
While outside the pretty part of town, if you’re looking for a budget option within a five minute stroll to the sites, the B&B is a great option.
Website – http://www.lecomarisalentine.it