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Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
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Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Todi, Umbria, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a very very bad experience: The site is a big lie, they dont show the reality. Brakfast is served in a old fashion room, service is precary. We thought it wiuld be in the Grotta, but to be there you have to pay 40 euros a plate and is also awful. The concierge does not give the right... More 

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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Fredrikstad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 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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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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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 hotel reviews
312 helpful votes 312 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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