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Hotel Dory
Ranked #6 of 290 Hotels in Riccione
Certificate of Excellence
Ludlow, Vermont
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“As Always Wonderful!T”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was our third year in a row returning to the Hotel Dory for a cycling holiday. The staff is so friendly and helpful and the guides are knowledgeable and encouraging. If you are an avid cyclist and enoy long rides up and down hills this is a perfect place to do just that throughout the beautiful countryside of Emilia Romangno. Stefano the owner and director of the hotel Dory is so charming and accommodating and looks out for his guests best interest and comfort. My husband did the higher end Super Cappucino rides while I enjoyed the more liesurly but still challenging and intersting Bikeness group. You can pick which routes and pace levels you prefer each day which allows you to feel most comfortable on the rides. We love the hospitality and plentiful buffet style meals. This is a place we love to return to and will again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank okemospike
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thanks for chosing us again. Reviews like yours fulfill us and let us involve every day to offer a service at the same level our guests expect. We are glad that you liked our Bike and Bikeness routes. Our guides and chef thank you for your kind words and invite you and your husband to come back again next year to discover our new routes. Best regards to you two and we wait for you here in Riccione.
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We revisited Hotel Dory after 4 years,this time choosing an apartment in D'Suite.What a great space to stay in over 7 nights! As my husband was riding every day in preparation for the Nove Colle, and me a non-rider, the extra room was perfect for me to relax in after a hard mornings shopping,or a place to invite our friends for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles.We had arranged to be at the Hotel at the same time as a group of riders from Melbourne,so our apartment suited our needs perfectly.The staff at the Dory were very helpful and very pleasant,and the cleaning staff very accommodating. Meals were very good and as my husband has food intolerances,he was able to choose food that was suitable for him without too much hassle.Our stay was enjoyable in every way and the package that we paid for .....apartment,food, some drinks,my husband's cycling guides,and a trip to the Country House with BBQ lunch, was excellent value!
The only downside was very minor,in that sometimes the bar was not staffed adequately causing a long wait for drinks,coffee etc.
We are very much looking forward to our next visit to the Hotel Dory.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank exTassieDevil
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
We are very pleased to read your review and to think about us also from so far away.
We waiting for you for the next bike season, always full of news. If you are a non-rider, you could be take part to the Bikeness group. It's a group thought for those who want to enjoy the nature and culture, but more slowly. Think about testing it the next time. See you really soon. Greetings from Italy!
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malta
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank malta
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, September 30, 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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Sausheim
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Ian_the_Climber
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, September 30, 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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Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank PvE1964
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Hotel_Dory_Riccione, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Dory, responded to this review, September 30, 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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank neil999
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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
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shirley I
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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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Property: Hotel Dory
Address: Viale Giacomo Puccini 4, 47838 Riccione, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Rimini > Riccione
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Riccione
#3 Spa Hotel in Riccione
#4 Romantic Hotel in Riccione
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Riccione
#14 Family Hotel in Riccione
#14 Business Hotel in Riccione
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dory 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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