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“Great Cycling Holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dory
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Puccini, 4, 47838 Riccione, Italy   |  
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Ludlow, Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Cycling Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

This was a fabulous 1 week biking experience- great bike team leaders, demanding mountain routes with great scenery-- rooms confortable, food excellant, top notch bikes rented(Scott),all different staff members were friendly and helpful, non rider accompaning spouse had enough activities to be content, and lastly great value for the week long experience. Bill and Anne Herbert

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Hotel Dory is set up perfectly for a bicycling vacation. They have a variety of rooms (we chose the suite for more space), the rooms are well organized, even with all of our gear there was lots of space (we peaked into the non-suite rooms and they also looked like they were well set up).

The staff is friendly, and the bar / lounge area outstanding. We really enjoyed sitting there in the morning and evening--this really was the nicest area. Overlooking the side street, it was a perfect combination of intimate and active, very much a meeting place.

the spa worked--it was not large or luxurious but certainly met our needs. we probably spent 2 hours there every day after biking. the bike facility works.

The location is both the upside and the downside--it took at least 5-10 km to clear town and bike the countryside, but was located near three excellent restaurants, a clear trade-off.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

If you are an avid cyclist this is the bike hotel for you. Make sure you get the package that includes the wonderful homemade meals. It is the best of the regional fresh foods. Everything about this hotel is good from the rooms to the bicycle ride guides. This is our
third visit and we all aready planning next year.

Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

This was my first trip to Dory, but my girlfriends second visit. She couldn't speak highly enough of the hotel, the staff and more importantly the cycling!! After getting home I can't wait to go back!! The hotel has a real family feel to it as most of the residents are there for the common theme of cycling. The well organised rides for all abilities were outstanding, riding in some stunning locations and some lovely villages and towns. All levels are catered for, and although my group was tough and challenging, the guides held the leaders back for the slower riders to catch up. The bikes which we hired from the hotel were Scott full carbon bikes, all very well maintained with a mechanic at the hotel for any alterations or adjustments.
We stayed in the Feeling suite, a nice and roomy suite with 3 small balconies, a good sized bathroom and shower, a small lounge area with a second TV and playstation. The food in the hotel was good, quite basic and not as good as last year according to my girlfriend, but suitable and plenty enough to eat.
The beach was 100m away, and empty as it was September, and the shopping was outstanding, lots of great shops including D&G, Armani and many independent boutiques.
All in all, I was very impressed with the hotel but mostly how well everything was organised, the rides, the trips to their country house barbeque and the cheese and wine tasting lunch, all after bike rides of course. I couldn't recommend it more and we're already looking at next years trip.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010 via mobile

This is my 4th Cycling Holiday at Hotel Dory. The staff always treat me like family. The rooms are wonderdully remodelled. This year I brought a group of friends for a wonderful week of guided rides in the coastal mts above the Adriatic Sea. Awesome. We will be back soon. Terry Shiels, USA

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This was my first cycling holiday but for my husband this was his 3rd trip to the Hotel Dory at Riccione.

The Hotel Dory is well set up for cycling holidays with well planned rides for all abilities and the food was excellent. The scenery was stunning and once up in the mountains you could see for miles. My favourite rides were the Cheese and Wine tasting and the trip over Montescudo to San Marino.

What I noticed about the hotel was the number of people who came back year after year
so had a homely feel. My husband met up with some cyclist he met last year so on my rest day he went cycling with these faster riders.

We stayed in the Dory Suite across the road from the hotel and found the rooms to be large with a kitchen and quiet for a good nights sleep. We decided to choose the package called 'Style' when meant we were full board with a buffet when we returned from our ride, all our drinks free in the bar and the mini bar, our cycling clothing washed and dried each day so spent very little - excellent value for money.

I would definitely recommend the Hotel Dory for any cyclist wanting to see the surrounding countryside but also those who want to try this type of holiday as long as you can cycle around 30-50 miles a day you should be okay in the slowest group.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Sausheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

What a great way to spend a week cycling around just a small part of Italy. The experience starts with a welcome on the Saturday evening where you meet your hosts and fellow riders. The week is explained in almost any language so everyone is catered for.

he rooms in the Dory Suite are very nice with a small kitchenette and lots of room. Te food was very good and there was more than enough to feed the hungry cyclists each day.

The rides were great and the guides knew their drill and kept us working at a comfortable pace.
Recommended for any cyclist from beginner upwards1

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Riccione
#6 Romantic Hotel in Riccione
#11 Family Hotel in Riccione
#14 Business Hotel in Riccione
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dory 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 50 years our main objective has been to make every guest feel right at home, surrounding them with warmth and all modern comforts. ... more   less 
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