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“Wonderful location but just something missing”
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Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in La Maddalena
Certificate of Excellence
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful location but just something missing”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We spent 5 nights at the Hotel Excelsior in La Maddalena and have to say we enjoyed it very much.
La Maddalena is a bustling little place with plenty of excellent bars and restaurants and definitely worth a visit. Hotel Excelsior is in a prime position overlooking the ferry docks (which doesn't sound particularly pleasant but is really okay!), my disapointment lies with the amenities at the hotel itself. Our room was fairly small but adequate although tea and coffee making facilities would have been nice.
The breakfast choice was a bit limited, but our major bugbear was trying to catch the waiters attention to get a cup of coffee in the mornings, they seemed to want to avoid serving us at all costs!
If you are someone who likes a drink on an evening (or during the day) at the bar, then forget it as there is no real bar service as such and other than breakfast, food did not appear to be available in the hotel itself. Saying this, as you only have to turn a corner and you are surrounded by bars and cafes, this is not such a problem .
In a nutshell my opinion is that Hotel Excelsior do everything okay - but they really could do it better.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Spent here one week in August 2012 and we totally recommend it for a stay in La Maddalena. At first sight you will be scared by the traffic & the harbour in front of the hotel but entering you will forget about it (great soundproof work). Rooms are modern, clean with efficient AC, the bathroom is just amazing. The part we liked best is the breakfast terrace !!! Have to try the solarium too on the roof (great view over the sea & hill side). Definitely our pick on the next trip to this great island.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Savigny, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Location Location Location : at the harbour - right in front where you get off the ferry ( no headaches to find your hotel), in the dining area of town ( you can get to lunch, dinner, shopping, coffee, pharmacy, newspaper, ... on foot), 2 mins walk from boats proposing day trips, bus to all beaches. Easy free parking in the area.
Rooms nicely refurbished. Many sockets in the room, large towels, toilets sanitized.
And most of all : the friendly, devoted service of the receptionist, Marialuiza. We called her "the fifth star of The Excelsior. "
No doubt ' the best choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

When booking I was a little concerned because the hotel is located directly at the harbour. Little worries,the noise was minimal and the sea views superb.If you really want a gem stay here. The hotel is modern chic but very comfortable with engaging staff and spotless amenities.The central location is very handy.The sea view room was beautiful with a private terrace.It is great value, I have paid three times as much for lesser value elsewhere.I could'nt recommend it more highly !!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We only stayed here one night because of a delay in our travel plans. However, the hotel was conveniently located with easy access to free parking which is not always easy to find in Sardinia. The staff was friendly and the room was clean but without a fan in the bathroom it seems there is some mold in the shower. Shower was also very small but I am used to showers in the US which are bigger. I couldn't shave my legs in there! Anyway, it was overall, a nice place to stay. The continental breakfast was good.

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Good admin, good reception, good recommendations on restaurants and things to see, accessible from the harbour (1 min by foot), beautiful rooms and amazing bathroom with changing lights on the shower, A/C, TV and great value for money. Oh, and WHAT a breakfast, non-stop eating!
Totally recommended!

Room Tip: if you can, get a deluxe room, views may be amazing, silent during low season and beautiful terrace...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

When you come of the boat from Palau, directly next to the ramp you find the hotel.
Service is excellent and location is perfect.

The hotel is a bit expensive and the rooms should be cleaner.

The surroundings on the island and the surrounding islands are great.
This is a part of Sardinia that you shouldn't miss.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Excelsior
Address: Vai Amendola, 7, 07024, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Maddalena Islands > La Maddalena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in La Maddalena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Excelsior 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Excelsior, elegant and modern, is located in the city centre on the island of La Maddalena. We offer customers a comfortable and quiet holiday dream. It is easy to reach the most beautiful beaches on the island. ... more   less 
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Excelsior Hotel La Maddalena
Hotel Excelsior La Maddalena, Sardinia - Maddalena Islands

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