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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I spent 10 days travelling around Italy, and this hotel was by far the most spectacular.

It is set against the most beautiful backdrop of mountains, with the ocean just a short walk away.

The staff were friendly, rooms clean and furbished with airconditioning and balconies overlooking the terraces and mountains.

We lounged by the most beautiful pool while sipping on cocktails.

The nearby beaches are fantastic and the restaurants great.

I will definitely return to this hotel - only for much longer next time.

A must-visit!!

Date of stay: June 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank Ané-Carien B
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Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Helpful service and good breakfast . But the room , 222, was very noisy , roadside and some kind of generator directly outside the window working all the time. Irritating! On the positive side, beach just 5 minutes walk and conero bus linea 94 stops just 50 meters from the hotel, final destination Portonovo baia.

Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank Martina L
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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.

Date of stay: May 2015
Trip type: 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.

Date of stay: August 2014
Trip type: 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.

Date of stay: May 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank YusriSafri
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