Terrazza Merlata was a beautifully decorated, comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with the most amazing terrace with views of one of Polignano's most famous beaches.
Look no further to find the perfect apartment in this beautiful seaside town. The location is perfect. Everything is at your doorstep- great restaurants, shopping, and the beach. The apartment is newly updated and has an amazing terrace with stunning views. Marion was our contact person and she made our stay here absolutely wonderful.
The view is really astonishing....on both sides. The main square with all the events on one side.... and the Adriatic on the other. We were lucky to witness the Red Bull Diving finals 2016 ! The terrace is well equipped and large. The flat is stocked well with linen, dishwashing tablets and more importantly there were some leftover kitchen essentials. Great for a 1st time visit.
However, many bells do toll every 15 mins and loud noise from various events mainly in the square plays into the early hours every single day. While the closed doors keep out most of the sound, it is not pleasant in 33 deg heat or you run the ACs.
The shower rooms are somewhat cramped with the bidet of one converted to a shower which meant the whole toilet got wet. And our check in was a little uncomfortable with the owner issuing too many dos and don'ts alongside the agent. We also lost power one of the evenings and had to go knocking at the neighbour's where the owner lived to access our meter which had tripped.
Eating out is inexpensive with plentiful options and of very good quality. We treated Polignano as a base to explore Puglia and take in a day trip to Pompeii. The water was amazingly clear and warm and we found a cute cove in Monopoli as also a great restaurant - Il Guazzetto. Beautiful sandy beaches are found on the other side of the heel of Italy.
It was a great holiday and i will return to this region.
We are a family with one child (11 years) and we stayed 2 weeks in Terazza Merlata in July. The house and its interior is absolutely marvellous and the spacious terrace and its view are breathtaking !! Although we arrived very late at night, Nicolas the check-in manager and Mariantoinetta, the owner of the house, welcomed us warmly and showed us around. The house provides everything that is needed (exactely like in the description). Since electricity is charged separately, we had to pay 35€ for having the aircon cooling the house, but that was worth it since the temperatures were pretty high (around 38 degrees celsius). The house is situated in the centre of the old town and restaurants, bars and ice cream places are just around the corner. The walk to the beach takes about 5-8 minutes. We did not have a car and did some trips to the Castellana caves, to Alberobello and Bari by train and bus, which is easy, uncomplicated and very cheap. We would highly recommend this place
The last review said it all really and we agree with everything they said. The owner was very friendly and brought us home grown pomegranate and pear jam to eat on the terrace. There are lots of places on the terrace to eat and sun bathe and we made full use of them! The view of the bay and the sea inspired us to go down and take a dip - take plastic shoes as the pebbles hurt!
The apartment was amazingly well equipped with glasses, crockery, cutlery, sunbeds, towels and even sunhats. It is situated just off the main piazza which has some good restaurants and bars. In fact the town has lots of good restaurants with seafood a speciality and the recommendations by the agents, HelloApulia were spot on.
Being close to the piazza you are also close to the bells which are charming but they do ring through the night so you might want to bring ear plugs. You will probably hear the bells wherever you stay in Polignano.
Thank you to Marion for welcoming us so nicely and helping us with advice and sorting out staying in the house a little longer on checkout day. She recommended a good taxi firm for getting to the airport (Euros70).
Polignano is a charming Italian town with very helpful and friendly people and we would thoroughly recommend it.
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