Where do I start?
The address: SS 96 Km 119,300 | Bari-Modugno, 70123 Bari, Italy
I didn't notice at first glance that there is no street name. Just a highway. And no number, just a number of km. So, pretty hard to find even with a tom tom, particularly when the post code is incorrect. If you do decide to stay here, then try 70026 as this hotel is actually closer to Modugno than Bari and you are more likely to find it this way.
When I called up to check the address and get directions, I asked the person who answered if they spoke English. They pretended not to understand and repeated the address above very fast and impatiently in Italian (including the number 119,300km). They provided absolutley no help in how we were to find the place. However, I was able to catch that the postal code was different, and hence at least able to find the SS96 and we drove down that until we saw the hotel. Which to be fair does have a big well lit "Hotel" sign at the top of the building and is hard to miss if you do happen to drive past it.
It is on a major road, and when approaching from Bari (at night) it felt like we drove a long way before we were able to turn around and come back so that we were on the same side of the road as the drive way.
On arrival, the one harrangued receptionist did not know whether a cot had been placed in our room as requested when booking. He was, to his credit, ready to go up to the room to check, leaving us with sleeping toddler in our arms (and about 4 other people waiting to check in) at reception. It turned out there was no cot in the room and the only cot in the hotel was broken. So no cot for our already asleep child.
The room was clean and comfortable. There was a bath for our little one. Breakfast was a pretty good spread. So there were some positives.
The showers barely got hot. Still, it being pretty hot outside, this didn't matter too much to us.
The reason we chose this particular hotel was for its pool so that we could have a quick (but tiring to toddler) swim in the morning before heading to our next destination. But the pool was looking decidedly more green and blotchy than it should have so we gave it a miss.
The next morning, the same receptionist was still at the front desk by himself with dark circles under his eyes and a grim expression. When we voiced all our complaints, he used the classic line "it is not my fault <pause> I'm sorry".
At least he apologised. It wasn't his fault. The hotel seems under staffed. They could do with another person at reception, someone in house keeping and a pool cleaner. Oh, and a travel cot that isn't broken.
Also watch out when pulling out of the car park. You pull out almost blind out of the driveway into a busy highway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Hotel HR is located in a strtegic position, near the Motorway A14 exit Bari Nord, only 10km far away from the airport, 6 Km from the Levant Fair, 5 km from city centre and from the Port.Our 68 confortable rooms are all equipped with TV , air conditioning, Wi-Fi, thelephone , automatic wake-up service, to offer you a pleasant stayng.You can taste our typical cusine in our breathtaking restaurant faced on our garden.A large park, out-door swimming pool, five out-door tennis courts and a relax area for recreational activities will assure you a pleasant stay.A large parking area for private car and buses is at your disposal for free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hr
- Best Western Modugno
- Modugno Best Western
- Best Western Bari