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La Vecchia Fonte Hotel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Palau
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights, classic room. Very nice hotel, and very central. Check in was quick, service perfect, good breakfast. Beach towel rental available.

Nothing to complain about, for once... :-)

Will recommend this to others.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

I stayed here twice 2 nights, waiting for friends to arrive (we always rent a house if there are more people).
Great place to get into the mood for Sardinia, also to catch some sleep in the day (had VERY early flights on both occasions).

Internet worked as expected, parking was also very convenient (in-house for 12 Euros / day).

AND: I have to mention how helpful and friendly the people at the front desk are! THANKS :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Many thanks for your good review.
Looking forward to seeing you again, our kindest regards.
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Montreal
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Loved it! Beautiful and spacious room by the port. Palau is a cute town with lots of shops and restaurants. There is a great market next door from the hotel. It is also located 2 minutes away from the bus station and the port which makes it easy for excursions to La Maddalena or to visit other towns.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We only stayed in the hotel for two nights and basically used this hotel as a base to explore northern Sardinia. I personally wouldn't stay for longer than 1-2 nights. It's conveniently located near the port and bus station. We caught a ferry to La Maddalena for the day and it's only half an hours drive to Santa Teresa port to catch a ferry to Corsica for the day. The hotel is in the center of town and within walking distance to local restaurants, bars and shops.

The room and bathroom quality was basic, but were quite spacious in size...although it did have a strong damp smell to our room, which we had to open the window to air it out every time we returned to our room. The bathroom had a warm towel rack, which allowed us to wash and dry our clothes overnight. Our bed was ok and not the most comfortable mattress or pillows. There isn't a great view from the hotel as there is a huge parking lot in the front. The hotel furniture and decor are in need of an upgrade. The reception area is quite narrow, small and dark when you enter.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful with any requests. Breakfast was ok, they did provide a good variety of breakfast items at least...but not a high quality produce. Eg. cereal, fruit, bread, pastry, ham, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice, cheese, yoghurt. But nothing made to order, like eggs and omelettes.

We consistently had trouble logging into the free Wifi in the rooms and the reception was quite poor when we finally had success, so we gave up and used the free Wifi in the reception area when we entered or left the hotel.

Free parking onsite was a plus...but can be it can be quite a tight fit getting in and out of spaces when the hotel is busy. The hotel parking is underground and can be too steep for cars with low suspension so take extra care when parking your rental car.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I am a frequent traveler for outdoor sports (kite surfing and snowboarding). The north coast is fantastic during the right conditions for kiters and wind surfers, and this hotel was perfect for Palau. Everything you read here about the friendly staff is true. We were greeted by Giangiocomo (sp?), and he did far more than he should have to make us feel welcome and gave fantastic tips. Secure car parking garage is available, which was great for me as I could leave all the surf gear in the car over night! Will definitely be back again...

Room Tip: You can get a room with a view of the harbour, which we had, however it can be a bit noisy from the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Had a very relaxing stay at La Vecchia Fonte in the middle of April. Staff at the hotel were always welcoming, friendly and helpful. In fact, when we had a problem with our car, the lady on the front desk was exceptionally helpful and offered some very useful translation!

Rooms are an excellent size and very clean. Breakfasts were always fantastic. Also worth having a drink or an aperitivo in the Hotel bar. Again, the staff here were brilliant and very friendly.

Mid April turned out to be a very good time to visit Palau and maddalena archipelago. Warm, but very pleasant sea breezes and not too cold. Easy to sleep at night and not too busy in the day. Definitely worth hiring out a car as you get to see more of the local area and it's much easier to get around. Also highly recommend a trip to Santa Teresa di Gallura and a quick hop over to Corsica. Bonifacio is ideal for a day trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Friendly as well as helpfull staff, a perfect location even if without a car, big & clean rooms, whole building in very good shape (probably recently renovated) and after all very reasonable pre season rates :):):)

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: La Vecchia Fonte Hotel
Address: Via Fonte Vecchia 48 | direzione Porto Turistico, 07020, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Palau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palau
#5 Luxury Hotel in Palau
#5 Family Hotel in Palau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Vecchia Fonte Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4-star hotel overlooking the harbour is a 5-minute walk from the main beaches. Parking is free from late September until April.The rooms are decorated with traditional Sardinian-style furniture and light colours. Some rooms offer views of the harbour, which links to La Maddalena Archipelago. Wi-Fi is free throughout.The café and breakfast bar is situated on the ground floor next to the hall. Coffee, aperitifs, and cocktails are served in a refined atmosphere inspired by the seafaring world.La Vecchia Fonte's courteous staff can assist you throughout your stay in Palau. ... more   less 
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