Hotel by the beach with low service and lightly renovated.
Pros: Close to the sea. Beds are ok. There is parking behind the hotel. 24/7 open reception. The hotel has a pool, albeit small and sunbathing chairs and umbrellas are old.
Cons: Staff does not give any info at check in, completely misses that we have included parking etc and speak very limited English. The rooms are newly renovated but only on the surface, the shower is old, the minibar is old, balcony not renovated and the very old AC is barely working. Don't expect to get temps below 25-26 degrees in the room. Washing line on the balcony is broken. Minibar is empty. Fair amount of sounds from the street outside during evenings and nights. Very few rooms have a sea view, which is not clear from the pictures on the website. Breakfast is poor. Parking and other outdoor areas are not clean.
We passed through Vieste, saw the waterfront and decided this was our place to spend the week. I liked the look of this hotel, so we went inside and were met by the nicest staff, a really helpful young man who put us up in a room with a spacious terrace, overlooking the sea and the Pizzomunno. The furnishing was very basic, but we did not mind, everything else was great and very clean. Breakfast was ok too. There is a nice swimming pool with sun beds, but as the wonderful long stretching beach is just across the road our favourite option was to swim in the sea.
The hotel has a good car park. No need to use the car though while in Vieste. One can walk everywhere.
We've stayed here a couple of times now, rooms are clean, beds are good, seaside room have great view of the ocean and the white limestone rock structures which are a feature of Vieste. The hotel has a great pool to cool down in after a day at the beach (umbrella and 2 lounge seats at beach directly across the street are included), grotto excursion, trip to Isole Tremiti or exploring Centro Storica. The breakfast is high level for Italian standards, I you are lucky you will get the young waier with a bald/shaved head, he is excellent, friendly, courteous and remembered us even after not being there for 2 years. 5 min walk up the hill to the Centro Storica, only 20min walk to port for boat excursions, no need to use your car, parking is included in your hotel cost. I have only seen Italians here and last time we were here saw some other foreigners but they were German tourists. A few words of Italian might help here but don't be afraid if you only speak english as there are still many people here that speak english, but it is harder. We travelled as a couple with 2 kids and there are some rooms that have the master room privte to the kids room, if you can, ask for one of the rooms. Don't forget, when in Puglia you have to wear a bathing cap when in the pool, the only place in Italy that I've seen the rule policed strictly, 'NoCap-No Swim', but don't worry they sell these caps at every 'inflatable water toy' shop.
We ordered the room on internet and was not sure if we got a balcony, but it turned out we had a big one with the best possible view, straight ahead we had the amazing standing rock of Vieste, beautiful!
We stayed there for four nights.
The rooms are ok, the breakfast not the most exciting.
The hotel is basically on the beach, and only 5 minutes walking from the old town.
Does not have internet access.
The Gargano peninsula is amazing! High cliffs, beautiful beaches and lots of grottoes you can swim in to.
Vieste is a good place to stay, but make sure to take trips along the coast, the town beach is far from being the most exciting.
There is mainly Italian tourists in Vieste and most inhabitants don't speak english, but it's usually not a problem.