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“Decent enough for a short stay in Bari”
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Hotel Boston
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Bari
London England
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Decent enough for a short stay in Bari”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

I stayed here recently with a friend for a few days and have generally had a good but unremarkable experience. I would say the hotel is slightly overpriced for its 3-star rating compared to competition. The location is very good for the Old Town, an easy 10-15 minute walk, and this was one of the main reasons I chose this hotel.

Coming from the Bari airport on the No.16 bus, we spotted the hotel down the street and got off the bus before it reached the train station (where we had planned to disembark), thus saving us a long walk back to the hotel.

The check-in was quick, and the service overall was very good and friendly, with fluent English spoken at the desk. I had booked a standard double, asked and was given a quiet room at the back of the hotel, so as to avoid traffic noise. We did experience some light building work noise coming from one of the other buildings nearby, but it didn't bother us much. More bothersome was the fact that rooms in this hotel don't have carpets so we had to endure people in the room above us walking on bare floors in high heels late at night, while we're trying to sleep.

The room was generally clean and well-equiped, if on the small side, the bed was large enough with a firm mattress (which I liked) and small hard pillows (which I didn't like, at all). There was no in-room safe, as promised on the booking site I used, but this wasn't a big problem. We liked the bathroom, the walk-in shower had good water pressure with adjustable showerhead, but the water did leak out onto the bathroom floor, so we had to use one of the towels to soak it up and prevent slipping.

Breakfast buffet was included in the price of the room, and was quite disappointing. No hot food, poor coffee from a machine, fruit that had seen better days, and only one (albeit hard-working!) member of staff clearing tables and re-stocking the food/drinks to keep up with demand.

Overall, for a short stay in Bari I would definitely look at Hotel Boston again (if the price is right!), but for a luxury holiday or a special occasion, I would look elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The hotel is in a good location, in a walking distance from the city center and all the main sights. However, it is around 1-1.5 km away from the train station (around 10 blocks), so when arriving from the airport it is not the easiest thing to approach the hotel.
The service is excellent, the personnel is very helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There was a small problem with the shower which was very small and the curtain was unable to keep the water away from the floor. There is free WiFi access and there is also a computer available at the lobby.
There is no restaurant available at the hotel and the breakfast served is quite boring. However, there are a lot of restaurants near the hotel!
Despite the few drawbacks, we definitely recommend Hotel Boston for your stay in Bari.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This hotel is within walking distance of the train station...don't need a cab. Be sure you can pull your luggage a few blocks. Great accommodations and WiFi. There is a small grocery store across the street-handy! One can walk to St Nicholas Basilica if going for the annual celebration. There is a castle to see along the way. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

The people that the hotel speak English very well and they are really friendly and helpful. The don't have maps for the area, but there is a map on the wall and your location for the city is great. You're right in the middle of it. They don't have a restaurant, but they do have a breakfast station available and they are right beside a terrific restaurant called Opera, I went their to eat three times and it was amazing food each time. Service is pretty good. The servers and head waiter speak English pretty well and the cost is very reasonable for high quality food.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

This is a great hotel in that it is clean, comfortable, well located, and the staff are very friendly.

There is a grocery directly across the street, and the main square is only about 5 min away.

The only reason we didn't give this 5 stars is because the breakfast that is included in the stay is simply not very good. Dry pastries and really bad coffee.

Other than that, we definitely recommend for any budget conscious traveller who still likes a somewhat fancier experience.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Boston before and after taking a cruise. We chose the hotel because of positive prior reviews and its close proximity to the train station and port. The rooms were clean, quiet, and comfortable, If you have your own laptop, there is free Wi-Fi in the room. If not, there is a computer available in the lobby for you to use. The breakfast (included) featured fruit, cereal, rolls, yogurt, bread, pastries, juice, coffee, and tea. The air conditioning functioned well. Next to the hotel is a fine seafood restaurant, L'Opera, The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Hotel Boston is a simple, relatively modern place that is a good choice for exploring the center of Bari. What impressed me positively was the service -- a very friendly staff helpful with recommendations (without seeming to push the client one place), taxis, and little problems. I left a nice belt in my room and when I called a week later [after returning from my vacation], they had found it and mailed it to me.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Boston
Address: Via Nicolo' Piccinni 155, 70122, Bari, Italy
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Bari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Bari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boston 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boston Hotel 3 stars, is located between the historic center and the central business area only a few steps from the most exclusive shopping malls is an ideal place for business and leisure tourists, offering every kind of comfort and assistance by its friendly staff. ... more   less 
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