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“Comfortable and nice hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Vecchia Fonte Hotel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Palau
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable and nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We loved this hotel. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. We had a small balcony on the back. The hotel served a good breakfast, it is located in the middle of the village, just by the port an all restaurants and stores. There are several nice beaches a few minutes’ drive away. I do not know if this is positive or negative, but there is a large parking space just in front of the hotel. 1€ pr/h from 8-20. Ruins the view, but there is always available parking close to the hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cecilie S
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Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2014
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your lovely review. It could be useful for all travellers to know that there is parking near the hotel. Years ago there wasn't any parking there and maybe in a near future there will be a park with flowers and gardens.
Kindest regards.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vedbaek, Denmark
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55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We spent 6 days in La Vecchia Fonte and wished we could stay longer! The hotel is located perfectly: very close to the seafront with at least 2 nice beaches walking distance away. The room was clean, stylish and spacious, and we had an awesome balcony overlooking the marina. There are basic amenities, including a small cattle and variety of tea and a minibar. The staff is very friendly, especially Anja, who was super welcoming and helpful. The breakfast is served from 7.45 to 10.15 and offers a good variety of options. Just in front of the hotel there is a daily night market, which once a week (Friday) becomes a normal market. Palau is not a super touristy place, yet with good variety of restaurants and things to do from hiking to the bear rock Capo D'Orso to taking a day trip on a sailing boat (do not settle for a cheaper option for a boat trip for 60-80 people - it's not worth it!). The hotel is easy to reach from Olbia airport by bus, which takes around an hour and costs 6 euro per person.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

My partner and I have just returned from a weeks stay at La Vecchia Fonte in Palau. We only have good things to say about it.
Our room was a good size, it was cleaned everyday, bed made, towels changed. Ours backed onto the back of the Hotel, I would recommend staying at the back as opposed to the front as otherwise you could potentionally get noise from the nightly market and any live music at the surrounding bars.
Position wise it was great, opposite the harbour, two minutes from the main piazza and walking distance to not only some good restaurants, some nice bars for a pre-dinner drink, but also a couple of nice beaches.
The hotel is also round the corner from the port, which is where you can catch a boat across to La Maddelena, as we did, or to the other smaller islands nearby.
The staff were all polite, however Gian Giacomo was extremely helpful, very friendly and if you don't speak Italian, his English is very good.
All in all we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room was 305, it was a decent size, located towards the rear, but had a small balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eserra
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Aarhus, Denmark
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

The hotel is located close to the harbor overlooking the harbor. There is a fine service, and the location is close to the ferry to Madelena. But the room balconies are micro in the regular classic rooms. Moreover, one can not eat breakfast outside - a shame, because there is a beautiful view.
And finally, I missed a swimming pool. But we knew the hotel didn't have one - so it's not the hotel's fault!
Breakfast ok - a bit tame with lack of fruit. Again, for the price could have freshly sliced ​​melon or at least they could fill the fruit bowl with fresh fruit daily. But small things. Clean and tidy.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susanne E
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very nice and classy hotel right on the harbour. Rooms are spacious and nicely furnished. Service is very good and we got great advice concerning what to do and where to go best. The breakfast buffet was great. Would definitely got there again, strongly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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637 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Palau is a good starting point to explore the Costa Esmeralda. La Madalenna Island is nearby, interesting little town, beaches some kilometers away, not as expensive as Porto Cervo, and more typical of Sardegna.
The hotel has comfortable rooms, well prepared for those who go to the beaches. Welcoming, friendly and very professional staff. Good breakfast. Very well situated. Lacks some ammenities, but these are not utterly necessary by seaside (swimming pool, for instance, restaurant in the hotel). You can drink something or have a snack at the hotel bar.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about La Vecchia Fonte Hotel

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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