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Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
96 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationCala San Giovanni2 min walk
Popular LocationBeach of San Vito8 min drive
Popular LocationCala Paura Beach14 min drive
AirportBari (BRI-Karol Wojtyla)39 min drive

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  • Superior Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, Patio

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, Patio
  • Classic Double Room, Patio

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room, Patio

About this area

Polignano a Mare

Located in Polignano a Mare, Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel is on a private beach. Abbey of San Vito and Statue of Domenico Modugno are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Carnival of Putignano and Il Parco dei Dinosauri.

Visit our Polignano a Mare travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cala San Giovanni - 2 min walk
  • Beach of San Vito - 8 min drive
  • Statue of Domenico Modugno - 11 min drive
  • Lama Monachile Beach - 11 min drive
  • Cala Paura Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Polignano a Mare Station - 13 min drive
  • Bari (BRI-Karol Wojtyla) - 39 min drive


  • Hotel castellinaria — 1 min walk
  • La locanda dell'abbazia - 15 min walk
  • La Veranda di Giselda - 16 min walk
  • La colonna - 19 min walk
  • Cozze nere - 3 min drive

About this property

Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
When you stay at this beach hotel, you can enjoy umbrellas and sunloungers. All 32 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, ceiling fans and hairdryers.
Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel offers 32 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
1 beach bar and 1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Bike hire


Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


Beach loungers
Beach umbrellas
Private beachfront location


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Beach towels
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Bathtub or shower
Free toiletries


Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink






Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 01 November to 28 February:
  • Dining venue

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 31 March, EUR 1.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 31 October, EUR 3.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Hotel Castellinaria Polignano a Mare
Castellinaria Polignano a Mare
Hotel Castellinaria
Grotta Palazzese Beach
Castellinaria Beach Hotel
Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel Hotel
Castellinaria Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel
Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel Polignano a Mare
Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel Hotel Polignano a Mare

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in begins at 3 PM.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
Nestled on the beach, this Polignano a Mare hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cala San Giovanni, Beach of San Vito and Mediterranean Sea. Porto Contessa and Cala Fetente are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Grotta Palazzese Beach Hotel

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Autumn break

Great position..helpful staff. Could have more comfortable seating areas and change the menu now and again ! We did not have a car and ate in 4 nights.

Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Location to beach was good. However the hotel was looking very tired and in need of a complete make over. There needs to be a hub such as a piano bar. There is nothing here so you need a bar where you can socialise with other guests.

Stayed 10 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

the location was excellent - breakfast was on the terrace overlooking the bay - really stunning - would not hesitate to return to the hotel

Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The best beach in the whole area . Lovely staff who were very happy to help in any way . Although our stay was at the end of season and there was limited help on the beach and no night life whatsoever. The location was perfect to explore the area and go into Polignano every night .Beautiful holiday

Stayed 14 nights in Sep 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The highlight of this hotel is the lovely setting and views from the terrace where you have breakfast in the morning. The breakfast was very good with a large selection of pastries, meats ,fruit etc. The private beach is lovely with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas( late September) The rooms are spread round a garden area and although the plants and trees are lovely, the walls and paving areas are a bit tired. Our room was clean comfortable bed and with a lovely newly decorated bathroom however it was a bit dark as we only had a small window looking out to part of the garden and wall area. Because of the permanent shutter blinds on the window we couldn't get much light into the room without opening the windows fully which would have allowed people to see in. We were only there for one night so it was fine. Staff friendly and welcoming.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019