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Palace Hotel
Ranked #7 of 40 Hotels in Bari
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We had stayed at this hotel for one night in March of 2012 and this year stayed on the first and last nights of our 10 days in Puglia. Mimma's guest service and the fabulous breakfast were the highlights of our stay. For our last night we were upgraded to a suite with a balcony with great views of the city and the Adriatic Sea. Beds are excellent; amenities plentiful and rooms very, very comfortable. It is designated as 4 Star but in our minds it is 5. For our arrival and before we rented our car the hotel arranged a driver to pick us up at the airport. After 32 hours travelling and without sleep the smooth ride into Bari in a new Mercedes was delightful - the driver was waiting for us excatly as we had booked. E-mail the hotel and they will book for you - worth every cent of the Euros 60. We hope to be back in Puglia in the spring of '15 and will head for the Palace Hotel!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Dear Guests,
we are really happy to have contributed to make pleasant your stay in Bari.
The Art in welcome is our privilege.
We look forward to providing the same best services to all our guests which, reading your review, will choose the PALACE HOTEL in Bari. We are waiting even before the spring 2015. Thank you so much, from me and all the staff at PALACE HOTEL for the wonderful review.
Cordially.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

a belated review - Stayed on the 22nd, 23rd June 2013.
This hotel is well placed for travelers that want to look around the old city of Bari. Its a short walk to the old city winding through either the back streets or the main road.
The Hotel is a little tired and could do with a spruce up and a lick of paint in the guest rooms but the foyer is grand. Its a little like traveling back in time to the early eighties in decor.
But ... its very clean and comfortable. The staff are great and DO go out of their way to assist you.
The all the front desk staff (especially Mimi) are a credit to the establishment - multi lingual and easy going.
Nothing was a problem for them.

Room Tip: the higher floors give a good view and maybe a little quieter if you like sleeping with the balcony...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013
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Gentilissimo Ospite,
we thank you so much for your time and your review.
Siamo felici di aver reso il tuo soggiorno piacevole e che il PALACE HOTEL di Bari abbia risposto bene alle tue aspettative.
Hai ragione, alcune delle nostre camere sono un po' "vecchie" come dici ma ti assicuro che stiamo già lavorando da due mesi per riqualificarle tutte, naturalmente ci vorrà un po' di tempo e tante altre piacevoli novità allieteranno il soggiorno dei nostri Ospiti il prossimo anno!.
Comunque tutte le nostre camere e i nostri ambienti comuni, mantengono un fascino unico che vale il prezzo della camera: la nostra Hall, i nostri saloni, i nostri corridoi e la maggior parte delle nostre camere parlano di Arte, di Eleganza, di Prestigio e Tradizione sono il nostro "valore aggiunto" alla innata professionalità del nostro Staff ed alla posizione strategica dell'albergo.
Grazie ancora e torni presto a trovarci.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Stayed one night before cycling trip. Did not use any of the facilities because we arrived late and left early the next morning. From what little I did see everything was pleasant and the other people in our group who stayed longer at the hotel had no complaints. Room was pleasant though I was unsure if the walls were painted to look faded or if it was actually just worn out. Overall I found the hotel sufficient for our needs for the one night.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013
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Gentilissima Ospite,
grazie per il tempo che ci hai dedicato e per i giudizi nei nostri confronti.
Peccato che siete rimasti solo una notte, siete arrivati molto tardi e partiti molto presto!
Quindi, forse, non avete avuto modo di notare le nostre bellezze e le nostre opere d'arte.
Tornate a trovarci, magari con un po' di tempo in più a vostra disposizione, siamo certi che ne rimarrete piacevolmente sorpresi.
Arrivederci a presto.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed here one night before catching flight back to London. Extremely friendly and helpful woman at check-in who immediately upgraded us to a suite. Very happy with the room, and with breakfast, which was excellent. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Dear Sir,
thank you very much for your review and for the time you have spent for us.
We hope to see you soon at the Palace Hotel in Bari
Sincerely.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Let's start with the good things:
- Large room. Note that rooms numbered x29 are ca 25% larger.
- Central location.

The drawbacks:
- Terrible internet connection. You get passwords that work only occasinally. You are frequently disconnected and have to reenter the password. Conclusion: practically, there is no internet in this hotel.
- Not enough elevators. You wait too long to go upstairs.
- This is an old hotel with some maitanance issues.
- Ugly view from the window.
- Dull breakfast, but there is enough food.

My conclusion is that this is a good hotel, especially for conferences. It's an old facility and I think that it is overpriced. The hotel people consider it as a "palace", and charge accordingly. Perhaps it was like this in the past, but not anymore.

Room Tip: Rooms numbered x29 are ca 25% larger and I think that you pay the same as for the other rooms.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Isrgbg
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Dear sir,
thanks for your time devoted to us and for the judgments written.
Our internet connection can fail if your terminal moves from room to the lobby, in the elevator you lose the signal, but the signal coverage is excellent throughout the hotel.
The Hall is well equipped with 3 very fast elevators carrying 6 people each, if we have 200 people who use them at the same time, it’s possible to wait a few minutes, what do you think about?
You are right in saying that some rooms have a view of the courtyard and when you tell us that our breakfast was ranked excellent by all our guests!
The same people who tell us that our quality / price ratio is high.
We hope to see you again soon, we'll give you a room overlooking the main street and a person at his disposal for your breakfast.
Cordially.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Beautiful place,beautiful people! Sonia at the front desk is a marvel! She was warm, welcoming and gave us a lovely room! The room is spacious. If I didn't know better I would think I was in an upscale American hotel. The bathroom is all marble the lighting should make USA hotels cringe it's fantastic! You can even turn off all lights from either side of the bed. Oh and yes there is an espresso machine in the room plus a flat screen tv and a small fridge. Breakfast on the seventh floor is so sumptuous that lunch wil never be necessary. And yes it overlooks the old town and harbor and you can eat on the splendid patio! Maybe, like Eloise I will just live here!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

If you'll come to live in Bari and at the Palace Hotel we'll all happy!
We are waiting!
Cordially.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

the best in bari, inside the market, louxiourious hotel. for business and tourism, staff are very friendly, excellent to stay a week with the family they will love this city, specially if you ask the hotel help desk to guide you for the good restaurants.

Room Tip: ask them to upgrade your room to a sweet if available
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Domedepi, Direttore at Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013
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Gentile Ospite,
tutto il nostro Staff ed il nostro Management cerca di raggiungere l'eccellenza nei Servizi d'Ospitalità e di Ristorazione ogni giorno.
Speriamo davvero d'esserci riusciti con voi come con tutti gli altri Ospiti.
Tornate presto a trovarci.
Cordialmente.

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Address: Via Francesco Lombardi 13, 70122, Bari, Italy
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Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Bari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bari
Price Range: £74 - £370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the exclusive "Urban Resort" of the Palace Hotel, overlooking "Bari Vecchia", San Nicola Basilic and Svevo Castle and located in one of the most refined areas of Bari. A prestigious hotel beloved by world-famous celebrities and politicians, it is the ideal location for a romantic weekend, a business stay or a luxury yet discreet vacation. As a home-away-from-home, where one can relax, it is a perfect setting for events and congresses, unique in its kind for the range of services it offers: 195 rooms and suites, 1 Presidential Suite, Lounge Bar, the Restaurant Murat, the modern Congress Centre with 16 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 1500 persons, and in a short time 300 square metre of Spa Palace. ... more   less 
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