"Really good facilities and very courteous staff."
Our brief to ourselves was a relaxing and comfortable holiday in an hotel offering good facilities, food and courteous staff. All these criteria were fulfilled, in particular, the magnificent outdoor swimming pools and wonderful breakfasts. Well done!
Julian from London
Borgo Egnazia is located adjacent to San Domenico Golf, bordering the ruins of the ancient city of Egnazia to the North, the …More
We stayed at the Romanazzi for one night on our holiday before catching our flight home the next day.
The grounds are spectacular and not easily visible from the main street, which makes it all the more surprising as the immediate surroundings are modern ,busy and residential.
The room was comfortable clean and spacious. I particulary liked the swimming pool, tucked away in a relaxing corner with a few nice sunloungers , just what was required following a week long cycle trip.
We ate in the restuarant and had the 3 course traditional menu, there was a lighter version on offer as well for those looking after their weight.
A brilliant stay and definately wouldl recommend.
"Great location, fabulous accommodation and food!"
Built into the old town / port wall the hotel was stunning. Total relaxation but with enough local life to provide a sense of being somewhere a bit different. The restaurant provided fantastic food and service and the local wines were amazing. There was plenty to do in Monopoli for the week we were there. We negociated a private tour of the local area on our last full day. A small hotel - only ten (or so) rooms - but it didn't really feel that you were in a 'normal' hotel. I heartily recommend it.
Martin from Gloucestershire
Ideally located in the old town centre, the hotel, an ancient fortress, lies along the old city boundary walls dating back …More
Peace and tranquility abound in this hotel situated on a masseria which still produces its own olive oil. The grounds are exceptionally large and contain a wonderful pool and two tennis courts. Breakfast is served on the terrace next to the pool and is a generous feast of fresh fruit, ham, cheese and home made pastries. Staff are professional and friendly. The hotel has its own beach a few miles away. This is well equipped with loungers and umbrellas but is rather rocky and windswept.
There are several well furnished lounges and a large courtyard to enjoy an aperitif in the evening. The nearby town of Monopoli has a lovely old town and lots of restaurants and the all important gelateria. The hotel has plans to build a conference centre and host events such as weddings, hope it doesn't lose its charm in the process.
Jill and Mark from London, UK
Tucked away in the heel of the Italian boot- Il Melograno welcomes you to its delightful setting- just 3 kilometers from the …More
Having planned our nine day stay beforehand, the resort was ideally placed to visit a variety of fascinating locations: Alborobello, Castel del Monte, Matera and Lecce. It was disappointing that the resort had no sandy beach.
The hotel could be better signposted from the motorway. We have to say the standard of Italian driving was hair-raising at times, and we were lucky to survive when a lorry drove straight into our lane from the sliproad on the outskirts of Bari.
The Sicily by Car hire office at Bari Airport was a shambles, and it took a wait of 50 minutes to get the key. We reckon some people - several with young children - would have to wait up to three hours, such was the size of the ever-lengthening queue.
The travel itinerary worked out by Expedia featured three flights: Leeds/Bradford to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Milan and Milan to Bari - but it all worked out very smoothly. One of our two cases arrived a day late.
The hotel is well located just outside the historic city centre, just a 5 minute walk from the Castle and cathedral, and about a 10 or 15 minute walk to the train station in the opposite direction. I stayed for 4 nights in a single room on the 6th floor. Although the room faced the main street, it was very quiet and I was never disturbed by street noise (Although the temperature outside was hot, the air conditioning was effective and I never needed to open the window). The room was small but well laid out and equipped.
The desk staff all spoke excellent English and were very helpful. There is a computer in the lobby with internet access (ask for the access code at the reception desk).
The breakfast buffet was good, though sometimes cutlery and food items ran out quicker than the staff could replace them (though admittedly I was there during the very busy festival of San Nicola).
Everything considered, this hotel is extremely good value.
Charles from London
Modern hotel located in the centre of the city between the old and new town, just 300 metres from historic Svevo Castle. The …More
We chose this hotel because of other reviews. It's very clean and comfortable. Rooms similar in size to those in the U.S. The air conditioning works well, the bathroom is nice with the traditional small shower, the internet is fee-based, and parking is free and secure in a garage. We ate at the hotel restaurant twice as there were limited choices within walking distance. The prices were fair and the food is fine, but nothing special. Overall, we were satisfied with the choice. It's clearly one of the nice hotels in the area.
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