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Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

4.0 of 5
Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we visited just a few days before the restaurant opened for the season but we still went down to have a look at this attraction. Without the experience of the restaurant, the hotel lacks a wow factor. The rooms are not big but most have a small window opening onto the open sea. We were a bit unlucky the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This location is absolutely fantastic with a great view. We organised wedding in Grotta Palazzese and the food was ok, service was also ok, we had a group of 30 people and there was almost no one else in the restaurant so all waiters was almost dedicated to our tables and therefor everything went smoothly. One thing is maybe to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have been in this beautiful restaurant for a dinner.... I loved the location, a big sea cave, while the food was good but not as wonderful as the place. Be aware this is a very expensive restaurant...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Polignano a Mare is a gorgeous little town and the Hotel Grotta Palazzese has a spectular location and views. It is famous for the Summer Cave restaurant and the atmosphere lives up to the hype. The hotel itself is very nice, however not as spectacular as the restaurant. We went in May 2014 and there was construction going on which... More 

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Bari
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place had a very important place in my heart because I've celebrated here my 18 birthday and my law degree . However nowadays it' has become one of the worst hotel and restaurant in the world even if the location is unique and spectacular .

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went to Polignano a Mare specially to celebrate my birthday at the Grotta Palazzese Ristorante as I found pictures of it on the internet and they looked great. The overall experience at the Hotel and Restaurant was good but could be better if they just put a little more effort. The check-in and out process was smooth and quick... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went to Polignano A Mare specifically to eat in the Grotta (Cave) Restaurant. Unfortunately, due to bad weather the restaurant was closed for the season. The hotel itself was nice. The room I stayed in was great, it had a sea view. If you don't have a sea view I would say the cost wouldn't be worth it. The... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed here for eight nights using Polignano as a base to visit surrounding towns. We chose the hotel for its location, which is undeniably dramatic and very convenient; we also were impressed by the restaurant location on the website which is quite stunning. We had a sea-view room in one of the properties across the street from the main entrance.... More 

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Surrey, UK
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66 hotel reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I booked this early as I was keen go try it out on an anniversary as a special treat. This is without doubt one of the most spectacular restaurant settings I have ever seen...ranks alongside Asiate or Hutong in London...actually it's far better and more dramatic. I was amazed at the whole set-up and enjoyed the experience tremendously. Yes parking... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The view is incredible. Grab a bottle of wine and watch the sunset from the street view, it's literally just as good. The food is not good, we didn't each most of it. The service is absolutely terrible, I don't understand- it's like they train them to not engage you and to try to ignore you. We were in Italy... More 

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