The hotel is very well looked after, you can tell they take great pride in their establishment as it is much nicer than your average Best Western. The staff were a little hot and cold, some days very helpful, other days almost dismissive.
The best feature is the pool which is lovely, especially compared to the surrounding beach which is not the cleanest. I spent many hours in the afternoons after working lying by the pool relaxing.
The other great feature is the restaurant (although it's hard to find a bad one in Southern Italy). The food was excellent and reasonably priced around 10€ to 15€ for a main, with entrees below 10€. Eating by the pool during summer evening was a real joy.
Other than that the rooms were pretty standard but comfortable. The real drawback was the location not being in proximity to any shops or restaurants. Without a car you are pretty much stuck at the hotel. Luckily for me I enjoyed the food there and didn't need to venture out except for work. Only other drawback is the wireless internet that is free but very slow.
I would definitely stay there again, perhaps I would like to also try staying somewhere in the main part of town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new opening, the Best Western Hotel Ara Solis is set in the greenery of an age old pinewood, where nature has a leading role. It has a favourable position, overlooking the sea with large panoramic terraces.63 really comfortable rooms, all elegantly furnished in order to guarantee relax and wellness. Thanks to its strategic position, this hotel in Taranto is the ideal solution for business customers and also for those who want to go and discover all the treasures of the interland and the beauties of the coasts.The restaurant “La Risacca” offers an eccellent typical apulian cuisine and a wide selection of wines and spirits. The hotels i salso provided with swimming pool, sandy beach, a Church and a large parking for car and bus. ... more less
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