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“Very nice and helpful staff, good location”
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Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in La Maddalena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Nice and really clean hotel. The staff was very nice (special thanks to Maria Luisa and her collegues) and helpful. The location of the hotel is perfect. Near the harbor and in a walking distance to the nice restaurants and gelateria's :0). I would definitely come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

This is a very good quality four star hotel 50 mtrs from the ferry. Rooms are recently renovated or just new. My room had adequate storage for clothes and a small safe and refrigerator, excellent bathroom with bidet. Flat screen television with BBC world news. It's always nice to be able to keep in touch.

Ferry costs are very low., about €8 for a car and 2 people. It makes this island well worth a visit

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
Thank FreddyC
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Excelsior is possibly the best hotel you can find in La Maddalena.

It has a very good position in the centre of the village, and at night you will just have to walk around for finding many of the nice restaurants and bars.

It is not particularly expensive, too, having all the amenities that you can ask from a four star hotel: safe, minibar, A/C, soundproof windows and a decent wi-fi connection. The rooms are reasonably spacious and very clean.

Where it lacks a bit, is in flair. The hall and the common spaces are quite cramped, the first floor terrace overlooks the ferry terminal and a very trafficked road, the sundeck was closed when we tried to access it. Breakfast is ordinary, and there is no restaurant, nor you can order snacks from the bar.

All in all, the hotel is professional, but somehow aseptic. It would be as good as you could ask for anywhere else, but in such a beautiful island like La Maddalena you really crave for some open air, some distinguishing feature, that the Excelsior does not quite deliver.

That said, after looking around what is on offer on the rest of the island, I would surely return to the Excelsior if ever visited La Maddalena again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pantagruele2k
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This hotel is located in a fantastic location, straight opposite the Ferry terminal in La Maddalena (we were not effected by the noise either). The hotel is very clean, nicely decorated very modern and the shower/wet room was incredible (multi coloured changing lights). There was 8 of us in total and another's bathroom was not quite as nice as ours however those who were in the "family suit" had a lovely jacuzzi bath.

Staff were really helpful, however they could be a bit moody at times, not sure if this was due to language difficulties and that we were a big group of girls. They were incredibly helpful in printing off the bus timetables for the whole of the islands (a necessity for traveling around the island meaning that no hire car was required). Breakfast was great and plentiful and worth the money for sure, especially as the island can be quite expensive as everything needs to be brought across on the ferry.

This was an excellent hotel which I would recommend to others, however I do understand what others mean when they say it lacks atmosphere. Personally we were not a group who wanted to take part in 'hotel activities' so it suited us perfectly as rooms were clean, comfortable and offered you a great place to relax after the day at the beach (not much to do except sunbathe).

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank LauraLoves89
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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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Thank hollybee48
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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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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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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 #2 of 17 Hotels in La Maddalena
Price Range: £47 - £829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Excelsior Hotel La Maddalena
Hotel Excelsior La Maddalena, Sardinia - Maddalena Islands

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