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Best Western Hotel Ara Solis

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Calata Penna Dritta 2, 74123 Lido Azzurro, Taranto Italy
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A new opening, the Best Western Hotel Ara Solis is set in the greenery of an age old pinewood, where nature has a leading role. It has a favourable position, overlooking the sea with large panoramic terraces.63 really comfortable rooms, all elegantly furnished in order to guarantee relax and wellness. Thanks to its strategic position, this hotel in Taranto is the ideal solution for business customers and also for those who want to go and discover all the treasures of the interland and the beauties of the coasts.The restaurant “La Risacca” offers an eccellent typical apulian cuisine and a wide selection of wines and spirits. The hotels i salso provided with swimming pool, sandy beach, a Church and a large parking for car and bus.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast buffet
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Andrew F wrote a review Sep 2018
Woolgoolga, Australia267 contributions21 helpful votes
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Okay, some people say there is a problem with the location, but not for us. Being out of the town allowed a quieter environment, plenty of on site parking and easy access to a quiet beach. Add to that the fabulous pool and all seems well. The rooms are large, air con works, a lift operates to each floor, staff are friendly and the service good. But, as can be seen from other reviews, the restaurant is a disaster; I don't know what the chef is thinking. I ordered a fish pasta, and it was mostly inedible. The four small pieces of fish all had small bones in them, and the sauce tasted like mud. My wife's medium well steak was cooked to well done. This then is the problem, as to go out for dinner, you have to go back to Taranto and face the Italian driving at night. The food in Taranto is terrific, the drive is not so, but we did it and it was worthwhile. Overall we were very pleased with our stay, really like the hotel and location.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pay a bit more for an ocean, pool view.
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TheBlondeCat wrote a review Sep 2018
Timisoara, Romania37 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here for our 2 weeks holiday. The hotel has good and bad parts. I am gonna talk a bit about the good parts. First of all, the room was very clean and we had everything we needed in the bathroom. The cleaning personal was very polite. The personal from the reception was also very polite. Another good part of the hotel was the very big and very clean pool. The beach is in front of the hotel and the water is clean. Now it is time for me to talk about bad parts. First of all the restaurant was a disaster. The breakfast was poor and tasteless , we ate the same thing every single morning, and believe me that it was really annoying. It doesn’t matter if the price for breakfast is a little bit higher as long as the food is good and diverse. The lunch and dinner food was not tasty at all. We love Italian cuisine, but in this restaurant we didn’t find anything from it. The food was thrown on the plate like for poor people and not for the guests of the hotel. I will attach a photo just to see how it looked like my plate at lunch on the day of Ferragosto, and it was disgusting. And I would really want to know if the management of the hotel would enjoy such garbage plate. We also found dirty plates at breakfast. The tables were not properly cleaned. The rules for the pool are written only in Italian language, but Italian is not an international language and the guests are from all over the world. It was forbidden to go into the pool without a hair protection, but still there were people who didn’t respect this. It was forbidden to jump into the pool and splash, but also this rule was not respected. The music at the pool was way to loud and it was like this for all day long and even till late in the night. It was also a late and loud private party at the pool that was very annoying. Also, the access to the swimming pool is denied to the people who are not guests of the hotel, but still some personal from the restaurant bring their friends to the pool. From my point of view the rules are made to be respected by everyone. I don’t know if we will ever stay here again but I definitely know that we will never eat again in this “gorgeous” restaurant.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jim M wrote a review May 2018
Anamosa, Iowa4 contributions1 helpful vote
Ara Solis is a very nice property with good view of the bay, good service and good food. The location is some distance to Taranto and the train station. If you want to tour the area a rental car is a must.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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swtraveler15 wrote a review Jan 2018
Springfield, Massachusetts1,555 contributions295 helpful votes
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We were very pleased with our stay at the Hotel Ara Solis. While we were only there for two nights, we could see this would be a great place for a longer stay. We were greeted by very friendly staff who made us feel welcome. Our room was very large and overlooked the water which made for wonderful sunset pictures! We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant the first night and had a great meal. Our second night, which happened to be New Year's Eve was a different story. We asked at the desk about dinner but found out a big party was scheduled (we should have realized that) however we weren't actually "party ready". We asked about room service and while it would not normally have been available due to the party, they accommodated us anyway with an antipasti and a pasta dish delivered to us so we could relax in our room. Listening to the sounds of the ocean was very soothing. The only issue we had was the hotel was previously located in downtown Taranto and our GPS directed us there when you put in the hotel name. We changed to the address and had no problem finding the hotel. We would definitely recommend and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the ocean - wonderful sunset views over the water.
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Mike-Robski wrote a review Jul 2017
Mira Mesa, California1 contribution
The hotel owners lend the restaurant and the pool area for private parties that last well past midnight. The noise is extremely high and annoying. This is not a place you want to stay in regardless of the occasion. The hotel is in trashy area, does not have access to the beach is next to a port.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$78 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyPugliaProvince of TarantoTarantoLido Azzurro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Hotel Ara Solis
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Nearby attractions include Lido Rilcado Beach (7.2 km), San Lorenzo Massafra (7.3 km), and Dolmen di San Giovanni (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cristal, Trattoria L'Orologio, and Na Nuvola pizza e fritti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Hotel Ara Solis?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Best Western Hotel Ara Solis offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.