I stayed here for four nights for a field trip to the Gargano area, there really are some amazing rocks out there, and was firslty struck by its location. At the top of a hill in Monte Sant'Angelo, it really could not be better placed, and the views from all the communal areas were stunning.
Staff speak little English, and I was thankful for our Italian collegaue, but the booked us in realtvely quickly. The rooms themselves are basic, shower - which leaked water everywhere, no bath, a bed I thought I would never sleep on as it was so hard, I did sleep very well, and simple furnishings.
Now some reviewers have said the food wasn't great, however I would disagree, I thought the food was excellent. Not a great choice, actually a non-existent choice for vegetarians, but the fish was really good, especially the fish I had baked in a salt crust, amazing just about covers it! Desserts were disappointing, but I then opted for fruit after the first night, as there was just too much food. Breakfast was continental and although simple, I have no complaints.
Even though we were there the second week of May, it is still considered out of season, and as such the pool was still empty. Which is a shame as the pool area is probably quite lovely when it doesn't look like a building site.
My only issues with the hotel was firstly seeing ants in my room, both in the bathroom and the bedroom. Not more than maybe 25-50 over the four days, but its not something you want to see in any room. I maybe should have complained but I never got round to it as I was in my room so little. Secondly there was a lack of balconies, which when a hotel is in such an amazing location I was surprised at. My room opened up into a shadowy courtyard about 5-10 m opposite another room.
I think it is a great location though and the terrace was a perfect place to sit and have a drink after a long day.
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Monte Sant Angelo
- Palace Hotel San Michele Italy/Puglia