Mercure Villa Romanazzi Carducci Bari4.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is great with a lovely pool and beautiful gardens. Didn't use the restaurant other than for a cracking value breakfast. The staff friendly mostly and the facilities first class. The location is disappointing but nothing that the hotel can do anything about. The walk into the old town takes about 15 minutes. The area around is run down, dirty and a bit depressing however we walked back late and didn't feel worried or threatened. The station is particularly unsightly but great for local trips and the service, value and trains put the UK to shame. The old town is beautiful and interesting with lovely bars and restaurants some better value than others.
We stayed here for 1 night pre-cruise and chose the hotel because we have always had good experiences with Mercure / Accor hotels, and it was located very close to Quintino Sella train station (I google mapped it before booking). So we arrived at the airport, within minutes had collected our baggage, walked to the train station, bought our tickets (5 euros per person), got on the clean spacious train and arrived about 15 minutes later at Quintino Sella. From there it is about a 5-10 minute walk - there are steps to be aware of if you have heavy cases. Aircraft to hotel in less than 1 hour! We were given our room immediately and before official check-in time by friendly staff, and our room was large, nicely furnished and spotless. We explored the hotel grounds and as it was such a beautiful day (October 28th) sat by the pool and ordered a couple of drinks from the bar. Again service with a smile and for hotel prices exceptionally good value. It was stunning looking over the villa through the trees, and the grounds are lovely. We slept very well and had breakfast next day before checking out. Breakfast was OK, not a great deal of choice but adequate, and it was included in our room rate anyway. Both check-in and check-out were smooth, and all the staff we met were very friendly and professional. A very good hotel which I would be very happy to recommend to anyone seeking a comfortable, clean, and excellent- value hotel in Bari
My family, 2 adults & 2 children(8 and 1 years) stayed here 31OCT-4NOV. Superior Quadruple Room is really good. Very comfortable wide double bed, but squeaking sofa, got a baby cot on spot, a bit broken though... Bathroom good, there`s an issue with hot water in the evening, sometimes it`s not hot enough; ventilation hole cover was fall down on the floor one morning =) But this was settled immediately when I asked. Breakfast is good, especially if you like eggs ). Dinner in the restaurant was very good, tasty dishes; if you didn`t find your preferable dish in the menu, ask waiter. Pasta wasn`t in the menu for example, but it was definitely possible to order it. By the way if you need just a snack, check menu in the bar. I was surprised when I found salads there, but not in restaurant`s menu... Staff is very friendly, service is perfect. Hotel`s territory is beautiful, there`s a free huge outdoor parking. Location not in the downtown, but not a problem if you have rented a car.
The hotel is right next to the central station and its not a very developed area in terms of shops or restaurants. However, it is inside a large park with fountains and a pool so its nice to walk in the hotel grounds. I dont quite understand why there is no childrens playground in the park since there is certainly enough space to put one. The spa is a very disappointing place, made in the former lockerroom of the gym, so you can imagine both the size and the quality. You might just as well forget that they have a spa. The reception staff is, in all shifts, mostly consisting of 3 very unhelpful people and one helpful person (mostly the older staff). I would advise to hire more of the helpful normal people and less young italian men who really like how they look in a suit but have hardly any other qualities to recommend them. There was an incident with our lunch - we were there with our child for a doctors appointment, and she needs to eat animalprotein for all meals and no gluten. Since the hotel only serves bread based bar items for lunch we asked for a recommendation for a close by restuarant. We walked 10 minutes there snd then back since it turned out to be closed for lunchtimes on Saturdays. As we arrived we confronted the young man on the reception who had sent us out - by that time we were very hungry and Italian restaurants serving lunch were close to closing. He first was just repeating that he had checked it online, only for it to turn out that he doesnt know how to read working hours on google, and he discovered this magnificient feature only when I showed it to him. But the part where he really behaved horrible is when he told me that 10 minutes of futile there and back walking is not so long, and I replied that its very long for a sick 5 year old...and he laughed. Luckily for the whole hotel, an older gentleman intervened as he could see that I was at the end of my ability to be decent, and we worked out a solution. I would recommend this hotel for business travellers or large events. definitely not for people needing something with a spa or outstanding service. Actually, if you need to do something in Bari but are able to stay a bit outside of it, there is a great hotel called Pesceria in Monopoli. We went there for lunch and this is where we will be staying in the future when we need to visit the doctor for our daughter. Laughing at someones sick child is really the lowest thing possible.
The name of this hotel contains two elements: A Mercure hotel, and a Villa Romanazzi Carducci. The former is a very standard Mercure. My room was smallish and not particularly beautiful or well appointed, but the service was kind and the restaurant remarkable (foodwise). The Villa is a late 19th century villa (very pretty), surrounded by a very elegant Italianate garden - which includes the hotel as well. I had been there for conferences in the past, but this was my first time as a hotel guest.
Stayed here for one night before a cruise. The hotel is in a good location, the pool is beautiful. Our room was large and very clean. Great restaurant downstairs. Look forward to returning here again.
As I was pondering what to do and where to go on my long weekend in Italy,it can to me like a bolt of lightning. The coast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea side is some of the most beautiful land I’ve seen in my life. So I looked at Bari, Italy and its location. It was so beautiful there the sun was shining bright in the sky and there was this cool wind blowing. Finding a place to stay was on my mind as well as the location. Hotel Mercure Villa Romanazzi Carducci was by far an excellent idea. Once I got there on the grounds I didn’t want to leave because it had everything I needed. The food and the wine was second to none. So for the next four days I went site seeing and spending time at this wonderful hotel. Go to Bari, Italy and stay at this hotel you want be disappointed I assure you.....
This is great hotel for a business trip or a short relaxing stay. The swimming pool is lovely, and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. It's main downside is its location. It is literally on the wrong side of the tracks. It is next to the railway line and about 20 minutes walk into the centre of town. In particular Marco (pool man) and Gaetano were excellent hosts.
When the hotel was booked, i didnt look at location. That is why i was puzzled, when we saw a railway though the window of our superior room. Really strange for me that better rooms have such unattractive window view. After the room changing everything was good. The breakfast has the unsuaul variety of food for Italians, who prefer a cup of espresso and croissant in the morning. Also a surprise for me that hotel has a park with fountains where you can take a walk and relax near the swimming pool. You will be changed 3 EUR for for the pool towel. Free parking is an advantage if you travel by car.
My wife and I traveled from Rome to Bari and stayed 2 nights here prior to getting the ferry to Greece. I would have rated this hotel a 5 as everything was perfect......except 1 thing. The staff were terrible except the pool attendant Marco who was very attentive to everyone. The rest of the staff were ( although I can't comment on the person who cleaned the room as we never met them ) rude, surly and very chauvinistic towards women. Would I stay here again? Yes, but the Hotel needs to work very hard with their staff to ensure good customer feedback. On checking out I did let them know our thoughts and they removed a cup of coffee from our bill to compensate us!
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1848 reviews