We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Polignano a Mare hotels

Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
Hotel amenities
Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese to your Saves list
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Phil S Birmingham, United Kingdom
Write a Review

220 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    55
    61
    30
    30
    44
See reviews for
31
124
1
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (220)
  • Mar-May only
    (39)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (104)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (60)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (17)
All months
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bari
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vicenza, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Surrey, UK
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
66 hotel reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the restaurant. I emailed a month before our trip to reserve a table in the center by the rail overlooking the ocean. Some people will say it is over priced mediocre cuisine. We loved it. It was a beautiful night and our food was delicious. The staff is excellent. They were very kind and efficient. I ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whilst the setting is undoubtedly beautiful and unusual, I would not recommend this restaurant. There is a 10 euro cover charge added to overpriced food. Our party of 15 were treated well and the food was fine but certainly not worth the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Address: Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Polignano a Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Venere, Priceline, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Hotel
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Polignano a Mare

49 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (49)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (18)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay