Mercure Delfino Taranto4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Generally good. Please see comments below. I would stay again. Breakfast good but expresso and capuccino not warm enough. Egg and bacon not kept heated and often not hot enough. Were the 2 rooms we had the best in the hotel?
The hotel staff were polite and helpful. The room was quiet except for the street noise. Breakfast was tasty. There are not all that many nice restaurant choices withing a short walk. Parking was adequate for this time of year but it could be a problem when things are busy.
Almost felt like somehow we went back in time, in a wrong country, during some communist times... The hotel looks and feels tired, the staff was a bit... disorientated (to put it politely). They spoke to us quite abruptly, the room we were assigned wasn't the right one as organised by email correspondence after booking. The issue was finally sorted after the manager was contacted. Some of the rooms have sea view and overlook the swimming pool as well. This has to be the saddest hotel swimming pool I've ever seen: no holiday feeling, no Italian charm. Just few lounge chairs around but no umbrellas, tables, shade, refreshments etc Breakfast wasn't very impressive either, with quite limited choices and almost no fresh fruit/vegetables. On the plus side - wonderful sunsets above the harbour and the sea, so ask for a room with sea views. The hotel has parking. In quite a depressing area, it's not far from the promenade and in reasonable walking distance from the revolving bridge that takes you to the old town.
Great location, staff friendly and helpful, The room has an amazing view, is clean and big, but the furniture is too old. Breakfast is good, there is a good variety of breads and fruits. Free parking and wi fi works well.
What an amazing museum! sorry I meant to say 'Hotel' the owners have manage to keep it exactly the same as it must have been in the early 1970's, Including the carpets and lifts. Functional for a very short business trip but please don't waste your own money here. Better hotels available in the area. Also look out for the 'pay upfront & no refunds' trick, so you can't escape once you have booked. Breakfast awful with disgusting stains on the restaurant chairs. Rooms functional, staff ok, best thing about this hotel is the large carpark Sorry but this was a very depressing experience for me.
The goods: Very clean Pleasant staff Outside, unheated swimming pool; need to wear a swimming cap Comfy bed with spare pillows and duvet in the wardrobe Shower efficient but extremely small The not so goods: Very dated Very busy road in quite a run down area Couldn't turn off the tv without taking the plug out Breakfast was €10 extra, it was ok but it needed a toaster Useful as a one-night stopover but we wouldn't use like to return
The hotel was booked through the Accor website along with email correspondence to the manager. As a Gold Card member of Accor, I have stayed at many Mercure and other branded hotels from this group. I confirmed a room upgrade from a double room to a beach facing suite. All was confirmed and we were looking forward to or stay. When we got to our room it was a dated standard double room overlooking an abandoned petrol station next door (seriously looked like a bomb site). This was the worst Mercure room I have seen anywhere and was clearly not the beach facing suite I had been guaranteed (I have emails to back this). We did get a beach facing room after being told someone would come to our room with the new keys. After waiting for 2 hours we went to reception, and without apology for not coming to the room, or calling it, they gave us the new room key. At least it was beach facing but not a suite as none were available. We looked at other hotels in the area and found many cheaper and better hotels on Booking. As much as I like the Accor brand, don't even consider this poorly run relic from the 80's.
"Faded Glory" best describes this place. I'm sure that about 20 years ago this was a top of the range hotel - no more. You get a gloomy feeling in reception and in the corridors. Rooms are small (I had a single) - the shower cubicles must be in line for a gold medal for being the smallest in Italy! Good views across the water, no "equipment" on balcony. Breakfast is sufficient - though the scrambled eggs, that there is a sign for never materializes. Give the dinner restaurant a miss - its really disappointing - 200 meters down the street on the opposite side is a great pizzeria, try that in stead. Pool is good with plenty of sunbeds. The staff however could not be better: Fantastic welcome in reception - "Mr XXX we have been expecting you, welcome!", Breakfast staff are very accommodating and sincerely friendly - appreciated very much, they can not be praised enough
Overall fine. It is a long walk 20+ minutes into the main shopping streets and to the touristy areas of Taranto. We had a sea view room with a balcony and it is disappointing there are no chairs or tables for the balcony. There is plenty of parking, some in front of the hotel but the main car park is behind the hotel. The pool was nearly always empty. No towels were available from reception and we had to either take the ones from the room or our own.
Here for several days......beds are ok, bit on the soft side. Air conditioning though is a bit of a puzzle......when it kicks in, it switches on twice....every time, as if the first time was a hesitant switch. Door has no door stop, make sure to lock it. Great view of the bay ...gorgeous. No fitness room, you have to either run outside or use the pool, which is pretty basic. While it's clean, I wouldn't say it's appealing. Come winter, and you're on your own. Breakfast was ok, selection has standard fare ....croissants were the best. Coffee is strong.....you're in Italy after all.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Mercure Delfino Taranto is located within a mile (2 km) of Palazzo del Governo and Ponte Girevole. This 191-room, 4-star hotel has private in-room pools along with a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It's in central Taranto and also close to National Archaeological Museum of Taranto and Aragonese Castle.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Mercure Delfino Taranto's 191 air-conditioned rooms provide private pools, balconies, and minibars. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, phones, and desks are also available.
Guests staying at Mercure Delfino Taranto enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 40 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.
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44% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 435 reviews