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La Vecchia Fonte

4.0 star property
Luxury hotel with bar/lounge, near Isolotto Beach

8.8/10 Fabulous

247 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is AU$285
Price available on 31/8/2022
Via Fonte Vecchia, 48, Porto Turistico, Palau, OT, 7020
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car rentals on site
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Porto Pollo Beach - 9 min drive
  • Maddalena Archipelago National Park - 53 min drive
  • Capriccioli Beach - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) - 42 min drive
  • Figari (FSC-Figari - Sud Corse) - 56 min drive
  • Rudalza Station - 38 min drive
  • Marinella Station - 40 min drive
  • Golfo Aranci Station - 49 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

La Vecchia Fonte

La Vecchia Fonte offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 80 per vehicle one-way. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 1 per room, up to 22 lbs)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 19 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby; discounts available
  • Street parking available


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Piano


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Café & Wine Bar - This cocktail bar serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 80 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per accommodation, per night


  • Self parking costs EUR 19 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Vecchia Fonte
Vecchia Fonte Hotel
Vecchia Fonte Hotel Palau
Vecchia Fonte Palau
La Vecchia Fonte Hotel Palau, Sardinia
La Vecchia Fonte Palau
La Vecchia Fonte Hotel Palau
La Vecchia Fonte Hotel
La Vecchia Fonte Palau
La Vecchia Fonte Hotel Palau

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel
Lovely hotel with wonderful staff and front desk excellence .
Brenda, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Poor air conditioning. Old and worn linen. No amenities for 180 Euro per night, not even complimentary water or Kleenex. Location is good and breakfast underwhelming. Overpriced. Next time we will stay all nights at the Excelsior in la maddalena.
Teresita, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great access to Maddalena
The staff was exceptionally helpful, specifically Antonella and Federica. Great location and access to La Maddalena.
Christina, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location and friendly staff. Parking off site was close and inexpensive. Breakfast options not geared towards vegetarians or vegans. Need more options. Like maybe margarine or peanut butter and maybe some potatoes. Rooms were lacking tissues, shower water temperature was not consistent. Matress was extremely hard. No makeup mirror.
Gina, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great getaway
The service was wonderful! The Decour and the place is dated but the room with a hot tub and outdoor space was just what I needed!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved this hotel. Rooms were clean and spacious. And the hotel is located right in the port area. There is a market at night right outside. It was great!
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not really a 4 star hotel
Twin bed room is reserved, however, when we arrived at 10pm, there is a double bed. And there is no house keeping so we have to make the bed ourselves. The hotel is old fashion design but the shower corner is newly built. However they built a very shallow basin with curtains not even make glass sliding doors so water is hardly control to flood everywhere. Besides, as a four star hotel, there is no kettle available in the room is quite unbelievable.
3-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Central location but not 4* standard
Misleading photos suggesting breakfast is at outdoor roof. Reality was in a room with little light and weak air conditioning, gets warm when a few tables arrive to fill the room. Breakfast selection is limited but staff was helpful and tried get hold of the few 'Engligh Breakfast' tea bags left. The room was spacious, floor needs cleaning. Bed cover and sofer cover were dirty / stained, not of 4* standard. Beddings and towels were clean and fresh looking up to expectation. Good central location, there is a nightly market outside the hotel where the public carpark is. Public parking ends at 8pm when market vendors start arriving. Trading activities go on till around midnight. It could be noisy if you have a room facing the carpark/marina. There is no kettle in the room. Mini bar (and entire room) offers 1 plastic cup.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Authentic Sardinian hotel
Overnight stop in Palau, lovely authentic hotel, spotless room and communal areas, good breakfast service, nice atmosphere in bar area, super friendly and welcoming staff!
Leanne, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very clean. Good location for visiting islands. Staff helpful.
3-night trip
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