Beautifully Elegant, Quaint & Unique in Taranto
Posted Mar 14, 2015
We were a bit nervous reserving a hotel over the web in an area with which I had little experience, but our stay at Hotel Arcangelo was fantastic! Just by points to cover the basics: The hotel is literally 5 minutes via taxi from Taranto's central train station, or 10 Euros. If you're back packing, it's about 1 kilometer straight across the bridge from the train station. It's not an easy hotel to see as it's nestled back from a short piazza, but you can find it readily enough. The staff was absolutely wonderful. Katia by day and Antonio for the night shift. They were friendly to a fault, courteous and simply sincere and warm. Katia speaks basic English while Antonio speaks English very well. The breakfast in the morning is Italian, continental, and with every cup of coffee made to order by (at least for us) Antonio. The room we had was lovely, with vaulted ceilings, a very nice new bathroom within with the shower gave a wonderfully strong flow of water. Everything was pristine indeed. After hours you have to knock or ring because the door to the hotel is locked, but someone quickly opens your door to allow you in. It is "Taranto Vecchio" after all and given the fact it's such a small hotel, security is paramount. The internet service was excellent, though with one caveat I'll list below. I can assure you this, I was so impressed by this hotel that when I return with my wife, this will be the place we stay!