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La Vecchia Fonte Hotel

#1 of 16 Hotels in Palau
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Via Fonte Vecchia 48 | direzione Porto Turistico, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
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  • 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
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Copperopolis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the room, and loved Alessandro at the front desk. Extremely pleasant and helpful. But the other guy, with the bald head seems a bit annoyed. Just don't try to speak Italian to him and you'll be fine. He's condescending and not that pleasant. He always scrunched up his face saying, "I can't understand you." But everywhere else I went... More 

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

Dear Mrs Pamela, we thank you for the review. We really don't understand who is the guy you refer to because our staff can speak English very well and all of them are always very kind and helpful, as mentioned by other guests who suggest our Hotel to Tripadvisor's Travellers. In order to clarify and better understand the reasons of... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This hotel is a lovely B&B located right on the port. After moving from my originally booked hotel, this hotel was like a palace! Ok maybe not but a very good value, clean, stylish and quaint B&B. Special thanks goes to their amazing staff, especially Anja who accommodated my last minute reservation and made me feel very welcome. The room... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great hotel right next to the harbor in Palau. Out the front door it is just a short walk to the ferry terminal and the downtown area. Room was comfortable and all the staff was friendly. The breakfast was standard for an European continental breakfast. Directly outside the hotel is where the local market sets up. We didn't hear any... More 

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

Dear Guests, many thanks for your kind review. We are very glad you appreciated your stay in our hotel. Waiting forward to welcoming you again, our kindest regards. More 

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We booked Hotel Vecchia Fonte after reading guests ratings, and then had serious doubts. We worried that Palau was a small town but not a quaint old Sardinian town, by a car park, busy port with ferry boats, but all of our worries were unfounded. Palau is easy to get to from Olbia airport, the hotel very easy to find.... More 

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

Dear Guests, many thanks for your lovely review on behalf of our Staff and the suggestions to travellers that could chose Palau for the next holidays. Kindest regards. More 

Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We felt welcomed and part of the family, thanks to the wonderful man at the front desk, J.J.! The room was excellent [good size]and the breakfast was great! This is a find in an otherwise very touristy area. The hotel is just opposite the sea and behind it we were able to hear the church band. Our medical service dog... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A superb hotel. Hospitality at its best. Stayed with friends for a celebration and they could not do enough for us. Location on the harbor so we could explore Palau at our leisure. Family or single plenty for everyone. Hoping to get back again soon.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were recommended by an Italian friend who usually stays there and we were very satisfied with our stay! The location is the best in Palau. Walking distance to everything! The staff went out of their way to help us! Huge room with a huge comfortable and modern bed!

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Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We truly thank you for your lovely review. We remain at your complete disposal for your next trip in Sardinia. Kindest regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very spacious room with traditional furnishings. Staff were very welcoming and helpful with plenty of advice on places to eat and things to do. The breakfast offered plenty of choices although there was no opportunity to eat al fresco. The hotels location was great and offered easy access to the beaches and the ferry to La Madalenna. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Come and visit us again soon. Best regards More 

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Over all a nice experience as the hotel is very charming, located close to the harbour and the restaurants. It has a friendly atmosphere. We initially booked one of the suites, but as it was facing towards the parking lot and LOUD music was playing from the bar beside the hotel between 07.30 and 02.00 we asked to get another... More 

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Sardinia_4_ever, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Vecchia Fonte Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thank for your review. We are really glad you have appreciated your stay in our hotel. As regards the external music, we are sorry you have heard some noise. Often, during summer, our municipalities organize folk festival or music parties to let tourists enjoy their stay in Sardinia. We looking forward to host you again. Our kindest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed their last night. Reasonably sized, clean rooms...although the beds were rather hard. Location is great...the night we were there, there was a market happening, and the next morning was even a bigger market. Breakfast was good too. If you want a comfortable, well located, hotel, (I mean, it's not the Ritz) you probably can't go wrong here.

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Dear Guest, We truly thank you for your kind review. It's really a pleasure for us to know that our service is excellent even if our name is not Ritz! We always do our best to satisfy our guests. Kindest regards. More 

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