We recently stayed in the Hotel Akropolis one night and wish we had stayed longer! It is located in the oldest part of Taranto that was an important port of Magna Grecia. The owner of the hotel was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a tour of the layers of history that were uncovered during the hotel’s restoration. Many of the buildings around the hotel are abandoned or under restoration but the area is very safe and much more interesting than more manicured and touristy areas we’ve encountered in Italy. The area is on the cusp of revitalization and the buildings still hold their air of romance and former grandeur.
There is a terrace restaurant on the top floor with a 360 degree view of the historic center. There is also an excellent restaurant on one of the middle floors. Our room was pristine and tastefully decorated with a very comfortable bed and beautiful mosaic floors. We had one of our best night’s sleeps in Italy due to the lack of street noise. The breakfast included organic fruit – a rarity in Italian hotels. We needed assistance in locating a rental car and the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. We visited Taranto’s main sites (the exceptional archaeological museum and castle within easy walking distance) but the streets around the hotel were even more interesting to us. The locals we encountered on the streets were very friendly and pointed us in the direction of interesting buildings. We would definitely stay at the Akropolis again!
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- Akropolis Hotel Taranto