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Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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  • Location
    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
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a charming place to get away to for a few days in March and came upon this place in the "100 Amazing Hotels" listing. The photos of the grotto bar, the grotto dining area, the rooftop deck were all stunning...unfortunately, they are all closed from September through April. The website doesn't mention this... More

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Holbrook, New York
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4 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Took my Wife and Mother-in-law here to Stay for a Week, read on trip advisor at the Time, was a "great Place". We Paid a lot of $$$ for this hotel that was really in Need of Updates! No Excuses! If you want to charge Top Dollar then u have to keep up with Updates!! The Room was Small and... More

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16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This stunning restaurants location is like something from a James Bond set, we were blown away, the food although a bit pricey is worth it though you are paying for the setting, It is a perfect venue for a special occasion and we were only sorry that we couldn't return in the evening as we were staying an hour away.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Staying one night in this hotel is like experimenting a cruise while staying down to earth . On top of that we've enjoy a unforgettable view on the cavern crafted by the sea on the cliff The price of the restaurant are exaggerated but this is definitely the place to be if you've something very special to celebrate, we only... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We dined at Restorante Grotta Palazzese last Saturday evening and arrived promptly at 7.30 when the restaurant opened, which I would advise you to do so as not to miss the spectacular sunset. I was a little worried prior to arriving as there were many bad reviews about service and food , but, everything was fantastic - food delicious, service... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Make sure you ask for the one characteristic room otherwise you will be staying in an outdated circa 1960's style room with no elevator. If you choose to dine in the restaurant bring lots of euros to this overpriced restaurant. I loved the location right on the water but felt their website is very misleading with pictures.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

this was one of the most spectacular times for us in southwest Italy. We stayed in this hotel high above the ocean with a view of the wide open sea and the high old walls of the ancient city. Dined in their cave restaurant which was absolutely superb. never seen anything like it. Huge drop into the ocean either side... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was a very poorly run hotel. On arrival the concierge only showed us our room, no mention was made of the solarium or roof terrace. The winter restaurant was closed but the romantic restaurant in the grotto was open. This was superb. Wonderful food, attentive staff and amazing setting. However the rest of the hotel was a let down.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are in Puglia in Italy, you MUST come to this little town (Polignano al Mare) and you MUST come to this hotel/restaurant combo... for a drink. The hotel is build right on the cliff to the sea, and the salt water has eroded a large section of the cliff into what is now a "grotta" (cave) restaurant. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

we ate at the restaurant and or ecperience was superb. the location is breath taking and food fabulous. Service nrillisnt with very attentive staff. meal not cheap at €100pp for degustation.. however for a treat it leaves an impression on both yr taste buds and in yr heart. simply stunning experience and well worth the expense for the experience. we... More

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Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Hotel
Address: Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Polignano a Mare
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Polignano a Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese 4*
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