As I would be leaving from the station the next morning, a hotel in that area was our preferred option, and Ingrid tracked down the very reasonably priced Hotel Dorico, located just opposite. While nothing special, it was cheap, convenient and absolutely fine for a short stay.
My single room was small, almost cell-like, but the bed was more comfortable than it looked and being at the back of the hotel meant there was less street noise than I had anticipated. The bathroom was basic but clean – towels were plentiful and the shower worked just fine. There was a TV on which I was able to watch the news in the morning (Italian language channels only from what I could tell).
Breakfast cost an extra €1 and was just about worth that – a machine-made espresso and one of those limp fairly tasteless croissants that for me are just about the only blot on an otherwise exemplary Italian culinary landscape. It was taken in a room that evidently also doubled as luggage store and indeed general store, but was served with a smile and was handy given my imminent departure from the station opposite. However if I stayed here again I would save the €1 and put it towards a better cup of coffee and pastry elsewhere.
One bonus here is that parking is available, again for €1. You park in the small off-street parking area just beyond the hotel on the same side of the road and get a ticket from the hotel to display on the dashboard. Our ticket was good till 10.00 the next morning so if staying longer than one day you would probably have to pay more or make alternative arrangements.
By the way, the photo of the beautiful blue sea on the website is a little misleading – the hotel is not too far from the ferry port, but some distance from any stretch of coast looking like this!
~~Next tip Getting around by bus~~
We had to sail on the ferry from Ancona and were due to be at 11 AM at the company offices. We felt that it was comfortable to find a B&B close to Ancona. We found B&B Viadelcampo, a very nice one, in Monte San Vito, 15 km away from the harbor.
B&B Viadelcampo is very nice and cosy. The lady that runs it has made all the décor and has painted each room differently.
Photo 2 shows our comfortable bed
Photo 3 shows the Indian style painting on one of the walls of the bed room
More on Monte San Vito on my Monte San Vito page
This hotel is situated about 5 miles along the coast from Ancona in the town of Falconara Marittima. It has ample free parking and a large swimming pool (which didn't have any water in it when I was there in May!). The room was large and very nice. Altogether, it was a very pleasant stay.
If you want to sleep in Ancona, the Hotel 'Roma e Pace' and the Hotel Passetto are both good quality, but the Roma e Pace is more central.
The room rate for a double room with breakfast should be around 90/100 euro
The Hotel Passetto has also an excellent view on the seaside
Rent a house in a beautiful old street or plaza! it will take you back in time...and back to where you belong...
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