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“splendid view on the polignano cliff”

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Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
belgique
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“splendid view on the polignano cliff”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Staying one night in this hotel is like experimenting a cruise while staying down to earth .
On top of that we've enjoy a unforgettable view on the cavern crafted by the sea on the cliff
The price of the restaurant are exaggerated but this is definitely the place to be if you've something very special to celebrate, we only life once after all.

Room Tip: asl for a room with a cliff view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We dined at Restorante Grotta Palazzese last Saturday evening and arrived promptly at 7.30 when the restaurant opened, which I would advise you to do so as not to miss the spectacular sunset. I was a little worried prior to arriving as there were many bad reviews about service and food , but, everything was fantastic - food delicious, service attentive and atmosphere superb. Five stars. Thank you for a memorable evening.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Make sure you ask for the one characteristic room otherwise you will be staying in an outdated circa 1960's style room with no elevator. If you choose to dine in the restaurant bring lots of euros to this overpriced restaurant. I loved the location right on the water but felt their website is very misleading with pictures.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

this was one of the most spectacular times for us in southwest Italy. We stayed in this hotel high above the ocean with a view of the wide open sea and the high old walls of the ancient city. Dined in their cave restaurant which was absolutely superb. never seen anything like it. Huge drop into the ocean either side of the cave restaurant. Very expensive but exceptionally good cuisine. Even the walk to the bathroom was thru the cave and rocks.

Room Tip: Pay for a room with a view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

This was a very poorly run hotel. On arrival the concierge only showed us our room, no mention was made of the solarium or roof terrace. The winter restaurant was closed but the romantic restaurant in the grotto was open. This was superb. Wonderful food, attentive staff and amazing setting. However the rest of the hotel was a let down. The safe didn't work and there was no offer of replacing/mending it, or an alternative option. The heater in the room was broken. The maid walked into the suite without knocking (I was still in bed and my husband was in the bathroom), then she turned up again an hour later and asked if she could make up the room. She did the same the next day. We were overcharged for the room, according to the price list, but were not offered a refund. The breakfast room was awful - 1970's style blue glossy floor tiles and yellow glossy wall tiles, with windows that were too high, so didn't allow guests to appreciate the wonderful view. This place was ridiculously over-priced. We found a lovely B&B down the road which was a much better standard for 59 Euros per night, rather than the 200 Euros we were charged.

Room Tip: The characteristic room was OK, the rest were very poor and not worth the 100 Euros.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

If you are in Puglia in Italy, you MUST come to this little town (Polignano al Mare) and you MUST come to this hotel/restaurant combo... for a drink. The hotel is build right on the cliff to the sea, and the salt water has eroded a large section of the cliff into what is now a "grotta" (cave) restaurant. The views are amazing - the restaurant is built on a large wooden deck (20 + tables) inside the grotta, but above the sea. The tasting menus are pricey and not worth it; out of the five dishes, we had 2 that we would definitely order again (the fish was AMAZING). For 100 euros/person, all five dishes should have been stellar. Ah, well, I certainly don't regret any second spent at the restaurant, regardless of the disappointing food. The views are that amazing. The restaurant (and maybe the hotel, too?) closes for one month Nov - December, so if you are traveling in winter, call ahead.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012 via mobile

we ate at the restaurant and or ecperience was superb. the location is breath taking and food fabulous. Service nrillisnt with very attentive staff. meal not cheap at €100pp for degustation.. however for a treat it leaves an impression on both yr taste buds and in yr heart.

simply stunning experience and well worth the expense for the experience.

we went for lunch and had the added bonus of the entire restaurant to ourselves.

enjoy.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
Address: Via Narciso 59, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Polignano a Mare
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Polignano a Mare
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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