A Grand Hotel of Italy
Posted Apr 13, 2016
This Hotel is a somewhat faded great Hotel, but this adds to the charm. Other reviews talk about worn carpets etc., but this is not like some chain hotel that hasn't been decorated for a few years - the faded carpets are probably from the 1930's. The King of Italy stayed here, and I imagine Mussolini would have paid a visit. If you like modern boutique hotels, you might not like this, but if you like a little history, class and style it is great. Also, the bathroom in my room was very up to date (refurbished, chic), same with the dining room. So good blend of old and new.
The Hotel is undoubtedly the best positioned in Brindisi, and the best proportioned. It sits on the promenade overlooking the harbour. I got a boat to work in the morning!
I was greatly impressed by the Hotel not charging me for the first night (I was booked in but my flight was late and I got stuck in Rome with no connecting flight), without me asking.