Best Western Hotel Executive3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My room was clean and modern. Black and white decor, no frills but a good size. Breakfast ok, fairly basic savoury options with a selection of cakes and pastries. The hotel entrance is rather tired and could do with a revamp. However it is well placed for visiting the old town, and the hotel is right next to Piazza Garibaldi and the airport shuttle bus stops there so it is a very convenient place to stay.
So basic hotel at Bari city center. Clean rooms but all old type hotel. Especially the elevator. Outside corridor sounds easily gets in the room. Bath and toilets so narrow and old. Not reccomend the front rooms, because gets sunshine all day, and rooms are very hot at night. Air conditioning so old, that means useless; we opened the window for fresh and cold air at nights. But a very very great staff with a great hospitality, so much helpful..
We were a group of 8, traveling by train and site seeing Bari. This hotel was a comfortable 20 minute walk from the train station, and just a few minutes walk into Old Town. The front desk staff were pleasant, helpful and informative. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. We loved Bari, and site seeing in the Apulia region. Nice hotel and we would certainly stay here again.
We had four double rooms and stayed for three nights. Having read previous reviews we considered cancelling, but the hotel was very good value for the centre, hotels in Bari are not cheap, Given our apprehension, we were pleasantly surprised, The hotel is a business hotel and so what you would expect. The hotel was spotless and the double rooms we had were a reasonable size, we were upgraded as we had booked single rooms and we were very grateful because the single rooms were very compact. As other reviews have pointed out the location is great , it is in a safe area and there are plenty of restaurants nearby What makes this hotel are the staff who are excellent. They were all so friendly and very helpful We all agreed we would be happy to stay here again if we visited Bari
Based on the location & amenities stated on the Hotel's web site we chose this hotel. There was no refrigerator, no in room safe, no iron or ironing board, no mini bar, room service was coffee & pastries only, coffee maker was a hot water kettle & we were told hotel does not supply coffee in the room, only one English tv station that was mostly a snowy picture most of the time. The elevator felt very unsafe. When we got into the room at around 10:30AM it was extremely hot in the room. When we checked to see if the AC was on we saw several towels under the wall AC unit. There was puddles of water on the floor along the entire length of the Windows & the bottom of the drapes were soaking wet. We called maintenance & when he opened the air vent grates there was so much mold, dust & dirt which was disgusting!!! We asked for another room but there was none available. The bathroom floor had rips & tears. Since we could not stay in the room to unpack because of the heat we decided to go out until the AC was fixed. Hotel assured us it would be fixed when we returned. We returned late in the afternoon. AC was fixed but still extremely hot. That was the best the hotel could do we were told!!! We looked for another hotel the next day but there were none available. In the many years we have traveled Best Western was one of our go to brands we stay at. This was suppose to be a great stay in Bari as my Mother's family came from the region & we wanted to do some family research! Bari was wonderful but we did not want to go back to the room. The heat problem caused us to change our plans as we could not stay in the room because it was too hot most of the day. Thank goodness the windows opened as we had them opened while sleeping. As a Platinum member upon arrival we are asked if we would like a welcome gift or points. The hotel said they knew nothing about giving us points but offered us bottled water!! The AC, rooms, elevator & hotel in general is in need of dire repairs. If there is a Board Of Health department in Bari, this hotel would be closed down!! We would not recommend this hotel.
I booked 11 nights, but left after 3 nights due to a death in my immediate family. I prepaid for the entire stay and booked at a non-refundable rate. Due to the circumstances, I thought I'd be able to work something out with the hotel even if it wasn't a full refund for the nights I didn't stay. I asked for a voucher to return and use the 8 nights I paid for at a later date. The response was not only no but also the hotel manager, Miriam, didn't even offer her condolences! She was just sorry that I booked a non-refundable that that couldn't be refunded or modified. I guess customer service doesn't matter and it's all about the money.
Even though the price per night here is pretty decent for a hotelbed in Bari; the value is bad. The positive parts of this hotel is location and staff. The negative parts are tiny rooms, only italian TV-channels (business hotel?!), pitiful breakfast in basement location and bad plumbing with my sink not draining (and they didn't fix it). This is not a good hotel. Not even for businesstravelers. This is more like a bad hostelquality without the community kitchen. Sorry to say. Stayed here two nights.
The hotel is nicely located and staff is very friendly. But the rest is terrible, expensive for very small rooms. The rooms are noisy so if you are a light sleeper don't expect to sleep long. The bathroom floor is covered with a foil which is partly teared or bulbby.
We recently had to stay in Bari due to a delayed flight. We contacted several hotels, many already booked up, but chose the Executive as the person on the desk was so helpful and nice. Best Westerns hotels are always basic, but clean and comfortable. However, what I like most about the Best Westerns, and the Executive in particular, is how friendly and helpful the staff always are. An easy stay.
Reception staff was not cordial, the hotel looks quite old inside. It may be comfortable for the position, but be aware parking is not really available as it is an external garage, not owned by the hotel. The room was not clean (on the floor and the bed), curtains were awfal, did not cover external light. Door lock system is just a classic key, not safe at all and especially, the room was very cold as the hot air condition was just old and not strong enough. The requested double bed room was actually two single beds below the sheets, very very uncomfortable matress. You are provided wih the TV remote at te checkin and you are requested to provide it back at check-out, in my opinion certainly not suitable for a three stars hotel.
- Walking distance to Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour business center
Located in Bari City Centre, Best Western Hotel Executive is adjacent to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and within a 5-minute walk of Teatro Piccinni. This 27-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Centrally located in Bari, the hotel is also a short walk from Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle and Norman Castle.
Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Best Western Hotel Executive's 27 air-conditioned rooms provide safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.
Guests of Best Western Hotel Executive enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. Onsite parking is available for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
52% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 254 reviews