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Hotel Dory
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Puccini, 4, 47838 Riccione, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 272 hotels in Riccione
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“Glory to Hotel Dory!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We were a group of 6 plus a baby staying in 2 superior rooms and an apartment in September.
Hotel Dory is one of the few hotels that provide free transport from the airport of Bologna thus saves you the hassle of catching the train especially with small children or saving around 200 Euro each way if one opts for a taxi.
Location:
The hotel is on a side road of the main street of Riccione, Via Dante and a few minutes for Via Ceccarini, with a pharmacy and mini market a block away.
Common areas:
The hotel main areas such as the lobby, pool area were very nice and modern but a bit small. We were in one of the apartments which was around 50metres away from the hotel so we had to move back to the hotel to have breakfast, lunch or dinner or to use the facilities. The lift was a bit small and busy.
Rooms:
The apartments are twice the size of the rooms of the hotel with kitchen facilities and a large balcony. The superior rooms were more modern and new but a bit small. Cleanliness was excellent, a special mention goes to Gemma the housekeeper who was very helpful.
Restaurant:
Breakfast was of good quality but after 6 days was becoming a bit boring since it never changed. Lunch and dinner were just great with a good variety. Staff at the restaurant very helpful and went out of their way to accomodate us.
Recommended

Room Tip: Apartments are bigger but 50 metres away from the hotel
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you to reccomend our hotel. We are specialized for families and we try to offer the best. You spoke about free transfer from the airport and probably you choose Magic or Style formula. The only two formulas that include this kind of service. In fact it's very easy to reach our hotel when someone picks you up, above all if you have babies. We try to avoid stress from the beginning of your holiday. The little apartments are the best solution for families, because you have more space and a kitchen, that is possible to use.
Thanks for coming and Gemma says to you hello.
Hoping you will come a next time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Can you ever go back to a place and hope the experience will equal the first time you went? You could never say the Dory doesn't. Once again from the welcome through to the depart it is a very pleasant and pleasurable time. The format is the same but if you want cycling then this is the place to be. Have kids?? No worries the Dory looks after them too. From having your cycling clothes washed every day, to renting a Full carbon road bike with Shimano Ultegra if you need to hire one the Dory comes up trumps.

You may have children under 3 and traveling with a stroller (pushchair) is a little offputting, well the Dory even supplies strollers and a baby clothes laundry service (so no washing hanging over the balconies).
Never sure if you will like the food? Not a problem either the buffet style setting allows` you to choose from a variety of foods that meet nearly everyones tastes. The full board option gives you 3 meals a day and if your partner does not ride they still have opportunities to meet others and enjoy the day whilst you are out clocking up the miles.
With most drinks included the tarrif would surely meet even the most budget minded holiday maker. The new D Suite is a great step up and offers even more luxury to an already comfortable and upmarket facility.

If Italy is a destination and cycling is your prefered pastime then go no further than the Dory. Enjoy the sun, sea and quiet roads around one of the most popular holiday resorts. It is amazing just 5 mins out of the centre and hardly a car to be seen.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Your review seems to be quite an advertisement, but it is the best advertisement we can get. Your words explain in the best way our services both for cyclists and for families. In Spring and Autumn we care about cyclists, but during Summer we care not only about them. We thought of creating a package to connect the needs of a bikeaholic to those of a family. It was born "Bike&Family" package. As you enjoyed everything we offered you, we hope to see you the next time you want to come back to Italy... also just to say hello.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

After a break of one year we wanted to go Italy again. Usually we do not go to the same place but after looking at various hotels we decided that we go back to Hotel Dory in Riccione. We were worried a bit that we might be bored or disappointed because we had such great memories of our first visit. Lucky we were not disappointed at all, knowing the hotel and Riccione makes life even more relaxing. We enjoyed the modern room, the nice view, the beach (which is very close to the hotel), the pool and the helpfull staff. The all-inclusive formule is a very good concept and in Hotel Dory this do not mean pizza and french fries all day. Each day a different menu with meat and fish, pasta, soup and deserts. One unfortunate thing it is hard not to gain weight. The hotel is located in the citycentre but this does not mean you hear a lot of noise from the street. Anyone who wants to spend their holidays near the beach in a well run hotel and enjoy Italian food and way of living we recommend Hotel Dory.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you to choose us again and sorry for the delay in answering you. We think that one of our point of strenght is the food. We try to vary it and to use always fresh products, sometimes coming from our country in Vecciano.
We are glad about to be not disapponted and we hope we want to stay by us also the next time. Around Riccione there are a lot of places to visit. We are open all the year round. Waiting for you in Riccione, we send you all our best greetings.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My second visit and even better than the first.
Excellent with young children.
The daily buffet, breakfast, lunch & dinner is well prepared.
Well organised and feel like home. Great location.
It is a hotel but it doesn't feel like that.
The hotel staff is very kind and willing to help.
Worth every penny.
The nice weather made the picture complete.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thank you so much!
Your review is that we alwasy expect to find on Tripadvisor.
The hotel staff is waiting for your next stay in Riccione.
What you will choice the next time: Dory or D-Place?
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Fallbrook, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I can't say enought good things about this hotel. My family of 5 stayed there for 4 nights during the FINA Master Swim meet in June 2012. The rooms were large and modern, the daily buffet breakfast was the best we had in our month of Europe stay. I highy recommend this hotel. It is very close to the beach and downtown area with many restaurants, etc. The staff spoke English and were very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
We are really glad that our hotel was the best you found in your "European month".
It's a real pleasure to read your words and we hope, when you come back to Italy, that you will come to us and say hello. We are open all the year round.
Greetings from Riccione!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We didnt actually stay at the Hotel Dory, we stayed at their new d-apartments, which are next door.
Amazing apartment. Think its quite new, built last year. And was just such a comfortable experience. Nice bathrooms, beds were lovely and comfy, and all very modern.
The breakfasts were brilliant too, and a nice touch was they provided take away boxes, so you could take some snacks along with you to the beach. Money saver! Good that you had free flowing coffee/tea machine (and a nice one too) and also they put on free snacks from 3pm-5pm.
Only downfall was the main shower over flowed quite a bit, and after washing my hair the whole bathroom was swamped...
Will deffo be returning next yr :)

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I just returned recently from a week at the Hotel Dory. I would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a wonderful biking holiday. Everything was excellent: the rooms, the food, the location.
I rented a new Scoot carbon road bike from them and it was in perfect condition and maintained perfectly by Drelli, the in house mechanic. The rides are challenging, well planned and run by great guides. The whole area is beautiful and you get to see a lot of it. Cyclists come from all over which makes it interesting. The hotel is run by Stefano Giulidori whose hospitality makes the whole package even more wonderful. Unfortunately, Emilia Romagna has suffered from earthquakes this season but, luckily, Riccione has not been affected at all. I would definitely return there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Drelli and Stefano say hello to you. They were so happy to read your words. As you wrote in our hotel guests can rent a Scott carbon racing bike, because we are the first test center of Scott in Italy. Our routes are planned to let our guests know about our landscape, tradition and atmosphere. We definitely hope to welcome again and again.
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Address: Viale Puccini, 4, 47838 Riccione, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Rimini > Riccione
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Riccione
#6 Romantic Hotel in Riccione
#16 Family Hotel in Riccione
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dory 3*
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