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“Want to see what a hotel looked like in the 70s”
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Ambra Palace
Ranked #17 of 23 Hotels in Pescara
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Want to see what a hotel looked like in the 70s”
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Well this is the place for you. Unfortunately some of the staff are also trapped in this time warp. The breakfast is limited, with a scary looking waiter. our air conditioning didnt work and the solution we were first offered was open the windows for fresh air in 39 degrees. Thankfully we were moved, but avoid it if you can

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Curtp23
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Very good access to shopping and sites of Pescara. Easy walking distance to Pescara central station. Rooms are small, but nicely appointed and clean. Great value hotel. Not fancy, but clean and modern. Comfortable. Can't beat it for the price.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Devon UK
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Adequate hotel with reasonable rooms, ensuite bathrooms a little plasticy and limited views however not far from the beach and a lovely breakfast. Taxi fare to the port (for ferries to croatia) about 10-15 Euros but only took 10 minutes. Perfect for a quick pre ferry stop over but prbably not ideal for a week by the beach!

Stayed August 2008
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1 Thank Timems
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North Wales
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2007

Stayed here while touring Italy in July 2007. Was concerned by the last review but as there didn't seem to be any other hotels available in Pescara at this time we thought we'd chance it.
Overall we had a pleasant stay. OK the decor is in need of an update and the place could do with an overhaul but as we weren't paying huge sums of money for a room this wasn't a problem.
Our room was of a decent size, as was the bathroom, and everything was clean. We even had a balcony - not a place to sit and watch the sun sink over the horizon as it overlooked the building next door which was being renovated but a place where we could hang our swimsuits out to dry after a day at the beach.
The breakfast was pretty poor. Coffee, fruit juice, fruit, rolls and jam, yoghurt and (if down early) a small selection of salami and cheese. But there is a supermarket 2 minutes away and a fridge in the room if you are desperate (or go to the cafe next door and have breakfast Italian style).
The best thing about the hotel are the staff. They were very friendly, helpful and courteous (probably the most friendly we came across on our tour which also took in stays in Bergamo, Bologna and Rome). On hearing we were taking the train to Rome (4hrs), they did suggest the bus (2.5 hrs) and then tried to ply us with sandwiches and water (gratis). Also on arrival our room safe wasn't functioning properly but they had it fixed within 5 minutes.
The location of the hotel is fine - 3 minutes from the station (where buses leave from as well) and 5 minutes from the beach.
If you want the type of hotel which provides you with all the niceties and little extras, and which gives you stunning views and 40 TV channels in English don't come here. However, if all you require is somewhere which is clean, comfortable, has friendly and courteous staff, and is reasonably priced this is the place for you.

  • Liked — The Staff
  • Disliked — The breakfast
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank Gingerpumpkin
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2007

Stayed at this hotel in April 2007. Arrived with my wide and two children for 5 nights, but immediately on entering the hotel sensed that there would be problems. The entrance foyer was like something out of the 1950s. Now this would be quite endearing were it to in good condition. It was not. Marked, faded carpets; paint peeling from the walls, poor lighting. And the noise of building works.

We were given the room key, and made our way upstairs. As we went to the room, we passed several rooms on the same floor being renovated. Builders congregated in the corridors. The room we had been allocated was at the end of a corridor, in what might normally be a quiet location. On entering, we imediately noticed dust everywhere - from the plastering/drywall work. The furniture was poor quality, old, and damaged. There were cigarette burns on the bedsheets.

We asked for a new room, but the one we were given was almost as bad as the first. Reluctantly we stayed one night, and then left the next day. A bad experience, and one which would nbot be much better even if no building work was going on. No apology from the hotel, of course...

  • Liked — Nothing to recommend it at all.
  • Disliked — Virtually everything!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank Zarjaz
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Reviewed 25 September 2005

Hotel Ambra felt like a 3 star hotel, and we found everything top-notch from the professional staff to the modern double with balcony.
The breakfast was adequate but with limited choices.
I realize that this is Pescara and not Venice, but 75 euros in September seemed well spent and I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Property: Ambra Palace
Address: Via Quarto dei Mille, 28 | corner Via M. Forti, 36, 65122 Pescara, Italy
Region: Italy > Abruzzo > Province of Pescara > Pescara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 23 Hotels in Pescara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambra Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ambra Palace Hotel. Located in the heart of Pescara, a short walk from the beach, train station and all major commercial services of the city, overlooking a quiet verdant square. Ambra Palace Hotel, recently renovated, is active since 1963, has 61 rooms with all amenities, bar, meeting room, garage, Satellite-Sky TV and free WI-FI internet. Our 3 star hotel boasts an enviable position in the centre of Pescara and is easily reachable from all points of access to the city thanks to the nearby bus stop in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a private garage parking or public parking nearby. Ambra Palace Hotel is in Piazza S. Caterina da Siena and just few steps away from the shopping area Corso Umberto and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the wonderful beach of the Adriatic Coast. Many services and restaurants nearby. Our rooms, furnished in a comfortable and familiar classical style, are all equipped with bathroom with hair-dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV with Sky TV, free WI-FI internet, telephone with outside line, mini-bar, safety box, and rooms reserved for our non-smoking guests. Our rooms, in addition to normal cleaning, are sterilized with STERILOZONE, an ozone generator to sanitize the environment and clean the air, eliminating microorganisms leading causes of allergies or disease transmission. Our reception is open 24 hours with a helpful and welcoming staff, 25 seat meeting room, garage at additional cost, Sky TV, telephone with outside line. Our Italian and continental buffet is cured in the details; hotel is careful to meet all the needs of our guests. ... more   less 
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