The Best Hotels in Bari

Be sure to visit the impressive Teatro Margherita
Be sure to visit the impressive Teatro Margherita | © Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 December 2020

The shimmering Adriatic Sea, honey-hued architecture – there’s a lot that’s brilliant about Bari, a historic port city at the heel of Italy’s boot. With a coastline punctuated by beaches and bobbing fishing boats, the ruggedly charming Apulian capital is a hit with summer holidaymakers. But it’s also perfect for foodies, who flock here for bowlfuls of tender orecchiette pasta and steaming seafood risotto. Soak up the laid-back way of life, then strike out to see the rest of Puglia.

Dilman Luxury Stay

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
4.6/5 (30 Reviews)
Dilman Luxury Stay
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More London or New York than typical Bari, Dilman’s chic and modern rooms are a rare find in this historic city. The hotel is a prime pick for style-conscious couples or business high-flyers on expense accounts, with its angular, cool white furnishings and warm wooden floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows – in some cases, terraces – really let the southern Italian rays spill in, while the largest rooms come with kitchenettes and exercise equipment, ideal for longer stays.
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Free Wifi
Concierge Service
Laundry Facilities

Palazzo Calo

Boutique Hotel
4.5/5 (131 Reviews)
Palazzo Calo
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Wood beams and 16th-century stone walls add vintage atmosphere to Palazzo Calo. But the throw-back feel stops there: statement pendant lights, designy stone sinks and the occasional colour-pop from minimalist furniture thrust this collection of 12 apartments into 2021. Kitchens come as part of the package, but with breakfast delivered to your suite each morning, plus a prime location within the winding alleyways of Old Town Bari (Bari Vecchia) – minutes from osterias and cafes – you needn’t cook a thing.
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Free Wifi
Laundry Facilities

Palace Hotel

Independent Hotel
4.1/5 (699 Reviews)
Palace Hotel
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A Bari classic since the 1950s, the Palace Hotel doesn’t bother with fleeting trends. This is a stay all about traditional comforts: courteous staff, sink-in leather armchairs, fluffy robes and a hearty breakfast. That’s not to say it’s stuck in the past, mind you. Rooms are splashed with contemporary art, while a roof garden lends timeless views across Bari’s basilica-dominated Old Town – on a sunny day, there’s no finer place in the city to sink a glass of prosecco.
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Free Wifi
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Grande Albergo delle Nazioni

Luxury
4.3/5 (438 Reviews)
iH Hotels Bari
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While the sea is never far in Bari, this waterside hotel really frames it, capturing the surf’s calm shimmer in the morning and gliding boats in the afternoon. The building itself, constructed in the 1930s, is just as striking with its creamy Futurist-inspired curves, velvety lobby sofas and rooftop terrace pool. Sky-blue rooms continue the nautical vibe, as does the Adriatic-facing restaurant, which serves dressed-up treats such as lobster pasta.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Mercure Villa Romanazzi Carducci Bari

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.2/5 (602 Reviews)
Mercure Villa
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Is your holiday not a holiday unless there’s a pool? If so, book in here, where you’ll not get a mere puddle, but rather a rambling, turquoise slick, fringed with trees, stretch-out loungers and perfectly placed umbrellas for when the Apulian sun gets too intense. You might think that all this outdoor space means a compromise on central location, but nope – the hotel is just moments from the central station, and a short walk from the Instagrammable waterfront.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

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  • 200 Rooms and Terrace

    Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
    4.9/5 (53 Reviews)
    200 Rooms and Terrace
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    From the open-air, rooftop dining terrace – fringed in blooming shrubs and olive trees – to marbled corridors, livened with elegant orchids and snake plants, this stylish B&B merges the indoors and outdoors expertly. You’re in Murat, Bari’s bustling centre, but rooms maintain a zen-like calm with caramel woods and white everywhere. While it’s stylish enough for a coupley romantic break, both pets and children are welcome – there’s even a babysitting service on tap.
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    Free Wifi
    Laundry Facilities

    Hotel Bari Oriente

    Chain Hotel
    4.3/5 (573 Reviews)
    iH Hotels Bari Oriente
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    Get ready for regality in this central Murat district hotel, housed in a palatial Art Nouveau building next to the famous, opulent Teatro Petruzzelli. Imposing stone columns at the entrance, sumptuous padded headboards, a marbled lobby with oversized arm chairs – ‘indulgent’ is almost an under-statement. Don’t leave without sinking an Aperol Spritz on the sweeping roof terrace, with unobstructed views to the neighbouring buildings and out to sea.
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    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Torre Tresca

    Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
    4.2/5 (45 Reviews)
    Torre Tresca B&B
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    With just three rooms, all named after Hollywood glamour gals – Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe – book early to snag a spot in this romantic B&B in Bari Vecchia, a tangle of picturesque alleyways. Ancient stone walls are contrasted with millennial colour combos of dusty pink and olive green, with just as much care given to the single room (Sophia Loren) as the doubles. Perfect if you’ll be spending your time out exploring, and just want somewhere cute to crash.
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    Free Wifi
    These recommendations were updated on December 9, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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