We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 15 Palau hotels

La Vecchia Fonte Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Fonte Vecchia 48 | direzione Porto Turistico, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added La Vecchia Fonte Hotel to your Saves list
La Vecchia Fonte Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Palau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Lucky_black_cat78 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Overview
  • Reviews (123)
  • Photos (63)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (6)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

123 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
39 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
57 hotel reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We can recommend this hotel at least in the off season: prices were adequate, there is free parking (even if you have to turn your steering wheel quite a bit to get in there) and staff is relaxed an friendly. There is a huge playground nearby, that our daughter loved. Rooms are clean, quite large and well equipped. Wifi is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We have just returned from a week's holiday in Sardinia and stayed at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel for the middle two nights of our holiday. We had booked one of the hotel's classic rooms but were very kindly upgraded to a suite, which was a lovely treat, especially since it was my birthday. Our rooms were very nice, very tastefully... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, we really thank you for your kind review and we wait for you for the next Holiday. Kindest regards More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Found the place fairly easily, but did have to contravene the one-way system to park-up. We were asked on check-in whether we wanted to a free mini-bar or free-parking - which otherwise would have cost 12Euro a day. Friendly and instructive concierge, who showed us to our room. Room was spacious, with soft furnishings to the minimum. Had most of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, we thank you for your kind review. We are sorry you didn't appreciate the view. The touristic Harbour can be fascinating while the car parking, even if it's not the best view, is necessary to tourists but for the future there are some projects that foresee gardens. This could help to enhance the area. Our kindest regards More

19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zurich, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your good review. Looking forward to seeing you again, our kindest regards. More

Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to La Vecchia Fonte Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Vecchia Fonte Hotel

Address: Via Fonte Vecchia 48 | direzione Porto Turistico, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Palau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Vecchia Fonte Hotel 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, HotelsClick, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Venere and Otel so you can book your La Vecchia Fonte Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Vecchia Fonte Palau
La Vecchia Fonte Hotel Palau, Sardinia

63 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (29)
Bathroom (3)
Room/suite (6)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (7)
View from room (3)
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (35)
Room/suite (9)
Bathroom (2)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Dining (4)
Other (15)


Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palau #2 Luxury Hotel in Palau
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for something else?Le Ville Le Saline has a location score of 9.1 Book now La Vecchia Fonte Via Fonte Vecchia 48, 07020 Palau (Show map) Share Available rooms Facilities Policies The fine print Location See all reviews Fabulous 8.7/10 Score from 161 reviews very nice and helpful service. Jochen, Karlsruhe Access to Madalena Archipeligo. Comfortable hotel in good location Anonymous, au This place made it into my list of top hotels to stay at. Spotless. Amazing. Super staff. Good location, very very very nice room, all nicely ... Ana, London Warm and luxurious boutique style hotel in Palau, the perfect location for daily tours along Costa Smeralda wide & the island and the ... Anonymous, il Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable room. Jean, SAO PAULO Staff is great, rooms are nice and the location is very good to visit the surrounding area. Sorin, Pantelimon, Ilfov Allessandro in the resepetion is a fantastic guy. So helpful! All the other staff were also very nive. Especially in the cafe. The hotel ... Anonymous, no Spacious, comfortable rooms. Very courteous and friendly staff - answered any and all questions and supported with dinner ... Anonymous, us Great location near the port and bus station. Center of town (restaurants, shops, etc) Excursions to La maddalena are a must. Very ... Anne-marie, Montreal Good location. Secure storage for motorcycles. Anonymous, gb 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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer