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Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Nice environment great location old type of rooms friendly staff large meeting room right place to make meetings as the terrace is next to the meeting room to get fresh air And beach is so close you can walk.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
Thank Bino Y
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Rosanna R, Direttore at Excelsior Hotel La Fonte, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2015

Thank you Mr Bino for your reviews. Hoping to count you among our guests and in our beautiful Bay of Portonovo, we send our best regards.

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Reviewed 6 October 2014

we found ourselves with an extra day in Ancona without any accommodation booked. Found this hotel on last minute bookings had no real idea what it was going to be like so thought we would give it a try.
Initially it was like being a faulty towers episode with a receptionist that spoke no English, a hotel room that had the smallest shower I have ever seen let alone used and I could hear my neighbours talking for most of the night.
The beach was nice and handy only a few minuets walk
Loved the swimming pool and lounge chairs, but make sure you get you ticket at reception for your swim cap and towel prior to going to the pool otherwise it can be a very long conversation to explain the situation.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The hotel is just average. Restaurant was closed and was told would only re-open in summer. As we were there for a conference, breakfast and lunch were served. The rooms were OK, quite big, but looks tired, and needs refurbishment. The balcony was not clean, with wet dead leaves unswept. It is definitely not very convenient if you have large luggage, as there is no lift or escalator or sloped walkway from carpark to lobby, just staircase.

In terms of location in Portonovo, it is within a nice 10 minutes walk to th ebeach, where there are nice seaside restaurants, with Il Molo being the one we went to.

I would only recommend staying here or in Portonovo for that matter, if you had some business here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is a good hotel, if you have no problems with thin walls (yes, you can hear what your neighbours talk and what they watch on TV) and rather avarage standard (beds, breakfast. bathroom, etc.). We were here for a conference and everyone was wondering how this can be a 4 star hotel (3 at the most). Location is good if you like to be close to the beach, taxi to Ancona is about 35 Euro (car is recommended if you want to get around). There are a few restaurants nearby, Fort Napoleone the more classy one, Il Molo at the beach is our personal recommendation.
Try to get a room on the balcony side in the third floor.

Room Tip: Room 303 is a corner room (only one neighbour!) in the third floor, balcony side. You will have to fight with floods in the bathroom after taking a shower, but a good chance of a quiet night. we stayed the first night in the ground floor, not recommended!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Malin Q
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

this hotel well deserves its 4 stars. beautiful location in the heart of Portonovo bay, a hidden treasure in Le Marche. Perfect accomodation for those who love a peaceful, relaxing place on the sea. Don't expect much nightlife, but if a charming seaside landscape is what you are looking for, this is the right place. Excellent and polite service, great food, rich breakfasts, spotless and very nicely decorated rooms, lovely swimming pool and lovely stone beaches at walking distance. The only thing I would improve is the wifi connection.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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