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Beautiful location Courteous, professional staff Spacious, comfortable rooms Secluded swimming and snorkelling in the bay Comprehensive, tasty breakfast - great croissants Relaxing ambience
couldn't eat or drink in certain areas outside
staff facilities advetised such as the gym were not available
Perfect - romantic location Great location Amazing views
The rocks - the wather - all around the hotel with the beautifull vue I could have prefere a buffe with salat, some small italian spciality and maby a littel beef or a fisch insted of the menucart at lunch
the staffs willingness to ensure a good time was had, they went out of their way to deliver great service. the beach facilities where perfect for us. the pool was great quite expensive for general food and beverage services
We chose El Faro because of its location and that it had a fitness room.Very serviceminded staff! Quiet and peaceful. Very nice view. We are very satisfied with our stay there. It would be great if they played some music in the restaurant at nights. It was very quiet and it felt like we had to "wisper" to each other. The food in the restaurant was very good. If they had some music in the speakers it would feel more "welcome" and I'm sure we had used the restaurant more during our stay. The beds/madrasses were a little hard. There were lots of mosquitos in Sardinia these days and it would be great to be informed that we shouldn't keep the door open at night etc. and use mosquito prevention. We didn't know so we slept with the door open and next morning we had bites all over... The next day we asked in the reception and they gave us instructions about closing the door and the use of a small electrical device.
Stunning spot and amazing seaview. Beautifull rooms. The kindness of the staff The food quality at dinner is not to the average standard of the hotel.
Very nice view from the room, very friendly people especially in the restaurant, very quiet and romantical place... Beach not so easy accessable by rocks, rather expensive,
wonderful location, luxury hotel, well maintained and well run
The hotel has a very dramatic location and was of a high standard The bed was a little hard and the "suites" or family rooms makes the hotel a popular choice for families with young children.
Nice bedroom and a good breakfast Prices for everything else, e.g. drinks, food, minibar was completely unreasonable and prohibitive
Beautiful uninterrupted sea views from room and one of the best restaurant views in Alghero Rooms are a bit dated, bathrooms small and expensive for what it was (€340 per night) but then again Alghero in top season is.
Room was really spacious, modern and bed was huge!!! room and hotel very clean and service very professional. hotel is very close to old town which is very important after massive seafood dinner in one of great restaurants:) we really enjoyed our stay!! bar could be open late night:))
The staff was friendly and helpful, the room comfortable, and the view stunning. Very nice breakfast with good service, too.
Nice short break , The staff were friendly and very helpfull, Good location just 10 minutes walk to the old town. Rooms were kept very clean We Stayed for 3 nights and the cost was about 900 Euro's, Very dissapointed in the Hotel in relation to value for money.
The freindliness of most of the staff. That is worth more than other factors considered in a hotel The bed is more rigid than I would prefer, but that is a personal preference.
Breakfast, location and parking Dinner was just ok
The hotel is very nice, comfortable, with a good design, overlooking the sea. Rooms are big and comfortable. Good sound isolation in the rooms. The hotel should not be rated as a 5 star! This is no more than a 4 star hotel. The air conditioner can be switched off only by the staff, you cant ajust it in the room. No complimentary (even) water at arrival. Breakfast is a complete disaster: the choice is limited up to eggs and bacon. The nearest beach is 5 km from the hotel. Some of the staff is very nice and helpfull, some is not even saying "hello".
Hotel is in a very good location within walking distance to the Old Town. Staff were very helpful with suggestions during our stay. Nothing of note.
Perfect cituated with a wonderful view. The room smelled bad, probably due to the drain wich seemed to not work correctly.
Very central with excellent views. The floor I was on [7th.] had very impressive views of the bay. Breakfast was taken on the top floor [but only because the dining room was being redecorated] That was great! don't change this idea. A pool would be welcome expecially after a day's sightseeing.
Location very close to lungomare and airport only 15 min drive Staff was not helpfull and not friendly. We arrived late saturday evening, o parking space available (hotel has no parking, even though this is a 4 star hotel) I have never had so bad value for money.
In centre. Car Parking. Ease to find. Breakfast good.
Breakfast was great, and location was very good also, staff where very helpful also. None at all.
Location was excellent!
location to centre of town Breakfast Staff unfrienly
room was comfortable
The room service and cleaning was excellent. The hotel is probally the best in Algero. The rooftop bar is spectecular offering a view of the old town and bay. It is located opposite a park and within 3 mins walk to the bay and 5 mins to all the cafe bars and shopd. The bus to the airport is outside the hotel and only costs €1.oo. If you dont like Italian food Mc Donalds is three doors away from the Hotel.The continental breakfast was very good it had hot scrambelled eggs and toast as well as all types of cold cheeses, meats fruits, cereals, and sweet cakes the rolls and bread were lovely.Alghero is a great place for a quiet relaxing holiday not for teenage kids as there are no discos or loud pubs.Lovely cafe bars and winding streets. We stayed in the first week in November. This was out of season and the hotel restaurant was closed.Also the rooftop bar in the hotel closes at ten pm monday to Friday and 11pm at weekends.Looking at the phots of the hotel I thought there was a balcony in the rooms there is not. The only outdoor area is the sliding glass partition on the rooftop bar. In the summer there is no place in the hotel to sit outside. There is no swimming pool but that seems to be the case for most hotels in Sardinia.
The location is perfect, staff is friendly and the rooms are very clean. The views, the skybar and the breakfast are the selling points of this hotel. I was however disappointed with the room as from the pictures you expect something really spacious and luxurious and it was actually quite plain and small. I also expected a balcony, but we got a room with 2 small windows instead. We did have the nice view, but it didn't really meet up to my expectation after seeing the grand pictures online.
The hotel was clean and comfortable but not luxurious. The staff especially the reception staff were excellent, helpful and friendly. THe room was spacious with a pleasant shower room and balcony which just about had a view of the sea. The seafront was 30 metres away. Breakfasts were plentiful. Sky TV was available but sometimes unpredictable. Poor soundproofing between rooms.
friendly staff; location of the hotel
the staff hospitality charge for motorcycle parking
The location was perfect, really close to the beach, few minutes walking to the city center. Silent. Room was really nice and confortable. Clean. TV (loats of chanels), climatisation working well. Everything seems to be renewed in the room. Nice furniture, hairdryer in bathroom. No seaside room, but it is not such a disadvantage, as the other seaside hotels might be really noisy during night (as there is a street between the sea and the hotels close to the sea),
Great location, right by the beach, with a lovely walk to the old city. Very nice breakfast selection The heating/AC unit wasn't very effective with heating (off-season visit).
Friendly and accommodating staff. Wonderful scenery within easy reach.Parking just outside the hotel ideal for my elderly mother. Nothing to do with the hotel but car hire via an internet link to Hertz was unsatisfactory due to the hidden cost of "extra" insurance. The hotel does provide a car hire service (although having payed a huge price I did not enquire as to the cost). People should be warned!
very conveinient,about 15 min walk into town,excellent value for money. not really as you get what you pay for, it is not a 5 star hotel,but for ashort break it is ideal.
Beautiful, light and airy family room (with flat screen TV/Sky) with some of the friendliest staff we have come across. Hotel isnt pretty from the outside but is seconds from the beach and a 10 minute walk into the old town of Alghero. We would recommend this hotel and hope to stay again soon ourselves. Only small gripe, breakfasts are basic but fine.
Helpful staff spoke good English, walking distance to the town. Good for short stay.
very friendly and extremely helpful staff,with excellent english,right in the centre of town,and across from beach.easy walking distance from old city. the walls in the rooms are very thin!!!so you can hear everything going on in next room.
the hotel setting a beautiful private beach and location
The hotel was very comfortable, staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Great location, five minutes walk to the town. The pools were amazing & the rooms were quiet. Ideal for relaxing.
the whole experience was wonderful, the staff were very friendly and the location is idyllic
We thought it was wonderful, a real treat. The food was excellent and staff extremely courteous and helpful. The bedrooms where kept spotless. Ideal for us both. Whether swimming in the sea or pool, or using the free bicyles. Easy to walk into the main part of the town. The only small criticism was the contrast in 'luxury' of the concrete areas where one is able to swim in the sea. Perhaps more could be done to improve this area - it seemed very crude in comparison to the wonderful gardens. Also the indoor pool didn't appear to be available whilst we were there - which wasn't a problem of course as the weather was good.
Alles mattress slightly to hard
This is an outstanding hotel, that is secluded and with friendly and helpful staff. The beds were extremely comfortable. At the height of the tourist season, this was like an oasis in a very busy seaside resort and we could relax and enjoy the pool and the sea in peace and comfort. There was a lack of information about facilities (such as a day changing and shower area outside) and brochures for outside activities.....the only very minor quibble!
the staff were very good, the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, the grounds were fab. The bed was extremley hard it would be the only thing that would put me off going back.
Location was amazing. It felt secluded perched on its promentory but was very accessible for the old town of Alghero - just a 10 minute stroll to all amenities. The view from the pool and sun terrace was enchanting and we were lucky enough to see dolphins at play in the sunset on our last night (from the hotel terrace). Service and attention to detail was first class and staff could not have been more helpful. The whole place had a feeling of old-fashioned ambience and style. We will be back!
Beautiful hotel; perfect location; friendly staff
Great friendly staff Fair distance from town
nice quiet area. staff friendly. no pool or restaurant at hotel. breakfast very basic. beds & pillows too hard. only 1 english speaking channell on tv.
The staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful. The breakfast was lovely with fresh coffees prepared to order Nothing - perfect
modern hotel, rooms have comfortable large bed
Quiet residential area, 12 minute walk to city center.
Very comfortable, clean hotel with good breakfast buffet.
Close to city center and a quite location. Easy to park
Hotel staff were very helpful and had good english. The room was bright, a good size and very clean. The breakfast was good. The hotel is 10 minutes walk from the centre of Alghero and about 20 minutes to the beach. I like walking so this was not a problem but a car would be needed if you are staying for longer then a few days.
breakfast, cleanliness of room, staff thin walls
breakfast! bad wine (bottle open too long?) at the bar
Lovely setting (pool-side; cafe garden) and location great for beach The breakfast was ok but not great. (Bread / juice not very fresh).
Hotel was great. Very clean. Helpful, friendly staff.
The friendlieness and helpfulness of the mangement and staff of the hotel, and the quiet,relaxed atmosphere. Not applicable. Nothing I disliked about hotel.
It's in a great location- just a couple of minutes from the beach and only 20 minutes walk along a nice promenade to reach the old town. It was always clean and tidy and the staff very friendly. It's particularly useful if you're English as the landlady is English and suggested to us lovely places to visit. They even have novels there you can read! No
The hotel was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was woefully bad. The coffee defies description. The facilites and upkeep were not what you'd expect. I expected better.
Near the boulevard and within walking distance (20 min) of the old town Staff lacks of energy and good mood
Nice pool close to the beach short walk to old town Overpriced Room facilities very basic
We had a good room with a balcony and good views overlooking the sea with the town in the distance. The pool was beautiful and not too crowded. We were not given a breakdown of the bill and were surpised as ithe cost was higher than we had been quoted by Booking.com. We had handed over our paperwork at the beginning of the holiday with our passports and it was not returned so we were not in a position to query it.
The helpful, friendly attitude of the staff in a small, clean hotel set in a central yet peaceful location. The shower was very cramped.
Perfect location - close to the beach (1 min) and 15 min walking to the city centre.A lots of good restaurants ans pubs around.Very clean hotel - it's not modern fashion hotel but the cleanest one that I've ever been. Air conditioning.Very nice swimming pool in the garden Great staff, really friendly and helpful (speak English very well)
View Complained every day about the water (hotel was having a problem with their water system which went on for 5 days), all staff said was for us to run the water for 10 minutes before using. Left the hotel early. We did get some compensation for the conditions but had to argue and haggle for this, to the point where my wife burst into tears. Not impressed at all!!!!! The room was disgusting, the couch was broken, there was mould in the bathroom, the corridor to the room was unbearably hot, smelt like stagment rusty water. It took days for the hotel to fix the lock on the door. I could go on.... in short we had a miserable holiday and would be recomending to our friends never to go there.
location is the only positive thing about this hotel I would not recommend this hotel as the hotel staff were very unhelpful and unfriendly. The hotel lacked any charm or ambiance. The pool is also very small and beside the main road so it is very noisy and far from relaxing.
good pool - clean with adequate number of sun loungersalso access to roof was good for sunbathing away from the masses on the beach and for getting views of alghero town rooms very small with very large hallway
across the street from the beach and had a pool also to choose from If taking a taxi to airportt make reservations at least 4 hours prior to leaving. Not fault of hotel, just a lesson learned.
Ideal location for the town centre, a nice 15min stroll noisy plumbing, and uncomfortable chairs around swimming pool
Some staff able to understand and speak english. In mid September parking was easy as we had a (cheap) rental car 7 days. Breakfast was basic, but OK, (coffee, juice (from machine), bread (3 types), yougurt, eggs, ham, cheese, simple fruit etc No warm course or other 'fancy') A/C did not work. 'Odd' if it broke down just the day before we arrived. Water 'leaked' from shower, toilet seat not screwed to toilet(!), some bulbs not working. (more or less minor 'end of season problems'?!) Poor/insufficinet lightning for reading books in bed. Quite noisy and heavy loaded street (Via Lido) just outside hotel (appr. 6-8000 cars /24h - including motorcycles etc. 'on ther way into town')
Allowed to check in early(10.30am)
The hotel is very well situated,practically on the beach and a short walk from the town.The only staff we had dealings with were the receptionists,breakfast ladies and cleaning ladies. The receptionists were very friendly,polite and helpful. The breakfast staff were also friendly as were the cleaning staff.We were pleasantly surprised.
Staff very rude
It is a nice resort-type hotel. The hotel has been around for a while, but they have re-done everything last winter. Anything you see is new and clean. The beach there is not one of the white-sand types, but it is truly beautiful. The marine life there is so rich--you don't have to do anything special to see different kinds of fish and other creatures. The restaurant looked decent, but we just couldn't get a reservation there at all (we stayed the hotel three nights). This may not be a problem if you don't mind driving a bit. Alghero is not far from where the hotel is.
It was clean and it was well kept. Staff were friendly The bar war a disaster, 15km to the next resturant, they looked at us as if we mad when we asked if we could have an evening meal there on our first evening there when we found out after 2.5hrs that there were no outer resturants anywhere between Algehero and the hotel. There is nothing in the advertisment for the hotel to tell you that a car is absolutely necessary and Taxi's are min €25 each way to the nearest resturant which were open
Location, cleanliness, nature reserves nearby, nice poll, tennis courses etc. Intact nature, absence of destructive developments in vincinity. Garbage in surounding areas,. AC units that were impossible to turn off. Super sterile artificial lighting.
- location, private beach, room design, Breakfasts were terrible with very little or actually no choice. Poor quality bread, meat and cheese (only one choice of each). Italy is famous for its food and at this hotel you could not feel that at all.
The view is amazing out into the bay, pool is great. Location is also good. As it was early October there weren't many people in the Hotel, and therefore hardly any staff. The bar wasn't open in the evening, nor did the restaurant look like it opened.
excellent hotel, 20 mins pleasant walk to town centre, quiet location,fantastic staff who went out of their way to be helpful.Nice quiet pool and small attached beach. cold buffet breakfast was ok but repetative-a few hot items would have been welcome
We loved the sea and beach being so close to the Hotel and the view from our lovely room was beautiful and so relaxing. Also we loved the walk into Alghero and all the bars and restaurants. No we loved it all.
Very accomodating and nice staff, exellent sea view, lovely pool area and situated in a quiet part just outside the Alghero old town.
close to airport no
This is great hotel with it's own private beach. The pool is large, deep and beautiful. Breakfast was served in an outside marquee which was a real highlight of our stay. It is a good 10 - 15 minute walk into town but well worth it. There are great restaurants along the ocean front. Not quite up to the standard we expected for what we paid but it was peak time.
Rooms basic but with great sea views, good location, 15 minute walk to old town along coast Quite expensive, not great value for money, however hotels in Alghero are generally on the pricey side. Beach very small and 2km walk to sandy beach
cleanliness,friendliness of staff,quality of food,excellent views, very quiet in the evenings ,no entertainment etc.
Location and facilities. proximity to the beach. Breackfast was excellent. Distance from the "Old town" was just a little far.
Felt the hotel was very over priced considering the general condition and facilities.
good breakfast wide choice, free parking, friendly staff ,dinner excellent. a little bit noisy.
Nice hotel near the beach. Friendly serviceminded staff. Nice breakfast and nice pool area and surroundings. It was easy to hear our neighbours through the walls. Italian couple made a lot of fighting sounds and screams during the weekend. From the opposite room we heard snoring, coughing all throuh the night. We missed a cover matress, the bed was hard.
Helpful staff, quiet, easy access to beach.
Very friendly and helpfull staff, extremely clean hotel, very good value for money, this hotel is worth more then 3 stars to italian standards (we would give it 3+). Rooms are basic but very clean and confy with a nice balcony. No realy bad point, only points for potential improvement: breakfast was not bad but it was the very same every morning, quite poor selection of fruits; no fridge in rooms but that would be probably too much to expect from a 3 star hotel.
Every aspect was pefect.....spacious rooms, huge choice of breakfast, decor immaculate, generally quiet at night, helpful staff....
The position, situation & pool No
The staff, facilities and service accommodated all our needs and requirements. The location of the hotel, although out of town was quietly located within a short walk over sand dunes to the beach. The breakfast could be in proved.
Good breakfast. helpful staff Rooms a little dated.
very basic room but lovely and clean wit great balcony and view of pool.Just a short walk to beach and centre of city.Also a great breakfast spread. Dinner was not available in hotel on night of arrival so had to walk, only about 4 minutes though,down street for something to eat, which was grand really.
I liked my room with balcony facing the sea. I liked its accessibility to the sea and beach. The hotel pool was excellent. I stayed in mid October and had hoped to hire a bicycle at hotel, but this was not possible, due to end of season closure.
The hotel is well kept with large rooms comfortable rooms. It is ideally located half way between the old town and the beach. I also enjoyed the breakfast which had a wide selection of food.
location - about 10 mins walk from old town and about 10 mins walk to clean snady part of beach slightly expensive out ot season
Sitting on the 3rd floor terrace in the sun
i didnt like anything in this very bad hotel isnt a 4 stars, one star is enough
The view basically, however we didn't spend much time in the hotel as it was just somewhere to sleep after a long day exploring. The hotel staff were friendly and the room was clean, I would suggest that towels are replaced every day as there isn't the facility to dry them.
Location was very good. Friendly and helpful staff. In order to get breakfast you had to be there very early. Exchange of towels and linen could be more frequent.
The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel at home from when we checked in. Also the location was great, it is located a short walk from the old town, port, and the beaches which was very convenient.
the staff was very friendly, the location was convenient. The breakfast was good
Very nice friendly staff. Good location ... not right in the centre, but a short walk away from both beach & town centre. Nice weather. Coffee at breakfast wasn't great (tasted instant)
Hotel is in a perfect location. Though in a quiet and otherwise uninteresting street, it is right in the middle between the historic centre and the lido, and just couple of blocks from bus station. It's clean and tidy, with neat Sardinian furnishing and mediteranean feel. The breakfast was very good, with lots of choice. If you are looking for seaside view or beach hotel, this won't be your choice. For anything else, go ahead.
very friendly staff, good location, near Alghero ant the airport, good breakfast i didnt like the beach
Location Food not very good
Informal atmosphere and closeness to beach expensive
Great staff, good facilities (the pool is excellent), good room. For me it was ideally located about 8 km from Alghero. We could relax out of the hussle and bussle of the town, but were in easy reach of the best bits of Sardinia. Breakfast was good, didnt eat any main meals there. Its a bit cheeky to charge for using the tennis court.
The beach was at the door and very beautiful. Alghero was 10 kms away, an easy drive and plenty of parking. The set menu and the German tourist buses, absolutely necessary but they were very loud.
Lovely setting and very polite and helpful staff
The terrace and the view none
Generally your staff were excellent, especially Bartelomeo and all the receptionists. We liked the view and the cleanliness of the pool. The dining room is as impersonal as a station waiting room and we are glad we booked only bed and breakfast. The chief waiter at breakfast was grumpy and rude - such a contrast to all your other staff. - The ventilation in our bathroom did not work and as there is no window this was rather unpleasant.
Good food and 95% of the staff where very helpfull and pleasant. Rooms very clean Directly under flight path of nearby Alghero airport making it fairly noisy. Block bookings of groups spending a few days in the hotel on conferences did not compliment the Family holiday atmosphere
Location was fantastic and staff helpful. Rooms relatively clean, but beds were a little spartan (hard beds, thin pillows) The hotel was very noisy, had to sleep with earplugs due to noise carrying from other guests in their rooms and walking down the halls
All staff always helpful and friendly. No difficulty finding sunbeds. Water in pool not too cold. Air-con in bedroom good. Some elements of breakfast : Boiled eggs were underboiled, whites of them not cooked enough. The option of totally hard-boiled eggs as well would have been nice. No British sausages available, just frankfurter types. Would have liked to have a refrigerator in bedroom.
Nicely situated, serviceminded staff, excellent swimming pool, clean rooms Rooms a bit too small, only one chair for sitting
I liked the swimming pool area. We had a room with a sea view and the view was excellent. Location excellent and a lovely walk into the old town. The breakfast was very basic and the dining not very enticing. Would recommend this hotel with some reservations.
the proximity to the beach was fantastic, the pool was great also, the room kept very clean the room was a little small for a twin room and the air conditioning needs upgrade
Most of all I liked the location of the hotel which was directly opposite the beach and just 15 minutes walk to the old town. Suggest the hotel has a shelf as a mini library so that guests may leave or borrow books free of charge.
Staff were pleasant and friendly. Hotel was clean. There was no fridge in the room or bath in the en-suite. Mosquitoes were a significant problem.
The hotel is nicely situated near the beach just upside the beach street. I think the buffet breakfast was a bit too "thin" - I would reccomend a bit more continental style.
it"s not 4 star hotel/
The location was good a lack of any english language tv at all in the room, though it was satellite tv. The entire area had a disagreeable aroma. The prices of drinks and coffees are rather expensive.
The staff were courteous. The room was and the hotel were very clean. It was across the beach and a 15 minute walk to the city center so it was an ideal location. There was a pool, a restaurant, and a bar in the hotel. AC cost an extra 6 Euro per day. The checkout was very early at 10 am and the staff refused to extend that even by one hour. The beach across the hotel is not the nicest and cleanest of the beaches in the area. The breakfast is basic and mainly includes pastries, cereal, and boiled eggs and could use more variety.
Location, area, local amenities. A little over priced compared with other apartments in this area.
The Location so close to the beach Not a big issue but the complex seems very open ie gates on main street & doors to apt blocks are left open all the time & if you arrive when reception closes it can be a problem as they say a note will be left but you actually have to find the cleaning ladies!
The size of the apartments are particularly good and it was near to bars restaurants etc. The cooking and kitchen facilities in the apartment were very poor and everything needs renewing. It was not good enough for 1600 euros a week.
Location is very good, close to the beach and not too far from town.. Les Arenes restaurant next door serves up an excellent pizza and the supermarket is just across the street. The facilities seemed well cleaned & maintained. Spacious apartment. Extremely poor sound insulation between rooms. Very uncomfortable beds. Lots of mosquitoes that ate us up at night. Room cleaning only once per week. 100 Euro deposit required (cash only) on check-in, refunded in cash at check-out. Pool area lies mostly in the shade and the pool was not heated, so the water was very cold (14-15 degrees) at this time of year (first week of October). For what it is (i.e. a budget apartment hotel) it was fine, but our expectations were higher.
cleanness, close to the beach and the village, efficiency of the staff by car rental, supermarket close by, size of the room, tydiness of the room - in short - we will appreciate to come back. noise from the neighborhood hotel - young guy's having the drunkparty of their life.
Residence is very nice, close to the sea, apartment was big enough for 4 people, fully equiped kitchen, 2 balconies, we had a breakfast on the balcony with direct view on the sea, close to the city center, oposite of the residence is very good restaurant - they make very nice food there and speciality which is 1 meter long pizza:), residence is close to the bus stop - bus goes to and from the airport for the price of1 Euro single journey, supermarket is also very close, we had really very pleasant stay, relaxing weekend, area of the residence is closed and private equiped with the swimming pool, tennis court, very safe place ...
great room for the price, balcony with sea view. Good kitchen and ideal for cooking. Great location to beach and just a short walk into town. Friendly reception staff and nice pool.. Wasn't aware we would have to give a 100 euro deposit in cash on arrival when they already had credit card details.
Particularly liked the staff in all areas who were helpful and very pleasant. Location was good and the beach area, although a bit squashed was nevertheless an ideal launchpad into the wonderful bay which was ideal for swimming. The tennis pro, Jose was particularly nice. The lunchtime menu was a little over the top. Most people prefer snacks at lunchtime but the menu was actually pretty limited. The watersports were also a bit limited - some nice racing catamarans would have been good. The decor is probably a bit tired and comparing it to El Faro which is another 4 Star Hotel, the rating is over ambitious. Walls very thin - almost as though people were in our room and we could clearly hear our neighbour's TV when it went on at about 7.45 in the morning.
the beautiful sea view the food at the evening meal
The hotel was on the beach and perfect for a relaxing holiday. We went just before the main season started, so it was quiet, but this was what we wanted. There was a fairly regular bus service to Alghero town which you can buy tickets for at reception. Breakfast was basic but fine. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Staff were fantastic!
Fine hotel (some recent refurbishments) with ditto, remarkeably well- humoured, personnel-good language skills-even nl and g, and private beach. The hotel is perfectly situated vis-a-vis Alghero airport (close: 10 min drive-not 5 min..) without noticeable noise. Downtown Alghero likewise in 10 min easy reach (even a separated bike track). Fresh fruit with continental-styled breakfast, perfect made-to-order espressos/ cappuccinos, just fresh orange juice (plus white beans in tomato sauce:- ) would have topped it off. Stable (yet: paid) wifi (plus one fixed pc) in the public environment. Additionial services relatively pricy: wifi: (1) not in the room-only downstairs, (2) not free, so that recurrent burden of logging in with the usual fixed codes, but also the charge in addition to the room price: e 2,50 for 60 user mins is not necessarily a rip-off, but not sympa either. bikes: e10 for 9 hours is not a bargain, especially not if not superbly well maintained/ basic built quality. food: equally the p/q ratio didn't come across as too convincing.
all the staff was simply great! kind, effective, fast, responsive...all what you would hope to find in a hotel! Facility is a bit old and not really up to a 4 star level. Room was small, very cheaply firnished, breakfast is very ordinary, some services are not available....a typical hotel of the '80s (but not updated)
Proximity of hotel to beach was excellent as was provision for sun loungers and sun umbrellas. Courtesy room on leaving was an excellent idea 1. No food available in hotel (restaurant or bar) after 9pm which meant that on the day of arrival we could not have an evening meal on the day of arrival, despite arriving just before 9pm but reception staff not pointing this out. 2. Location of room (directly above delivery lorry drop unload area) was very poor.
The beaches are so beautiful and perfect for children. The staff is friendly and food is great. This is our second trip here and will return yearly. I wish there was a little store or outside restaurant so we didn't have to eat at the hotel all day. It would also be nice to have beach side service, but the beach is worth any of these desires. It is a must see!
very beutiful area, nice and relaxing
Relax in the sun. Bathing. Walking and cycling around in the nature. Visiting Alghero frequently. Two much noice from rooms next door. After 14 days the repeating music became quite annoying.
The beachside location is the selling point! We stayed for just one night, a family of 5. Check out time is early, 10am, however, it's no problem to spend the day on the beach as the staff organise a courtesy room in which to shower etc and you can leave your luggage for the day. Really friendly & helpful staff on reception. check-out time is too early, 10am!! Breakfast is good & choice varied, however, dinner menu is limited, no options for children. The beachside bar for lunch is too expensive & choice is limited. As we are a family of 5, we had to book 2 rooms which proved to be expensive, though our double room was upgraded to a sea-view, which was lovely.
Location on the beach
it was clean and nice, closed to the beach
Good location and good breakfast buffet included in the price of the room. Hot drinks for breakfast were pretty bad. They should really think of getting a new machine. If you want to use the fridge in the room, they will charge you 15 Euros/week. I understand that the fridge is part of the minibar and not for personal use, however it goes without saying that everybody uses it now and then (not a big deal) Putting this sign in the room about the rental price of the fridge does not give a good impresion.
Nice hotel, at a nice location in a nice city, Lack of possibilities for hanging up beach towels etc in bathroom
The bar and the restaurant The rooms lacked soundproofing (noise attenuation) so snoring, noise, and voices from above, beside, and outside were very annoying
very nice staff very friendly and helpful.good location and good food Wi-fi is available just in public areas and you need to pay for it.
the staff were friendly. the location was amazing! one minute from the beach and a lovely 20 min walk along the beach to the old town! good restaurants around aswell and all food in hotel was good. needing to wear swimming hats in pool, and pool busy so maybe they could do with a few more sunbeds. Also on arrival we had 2 twin beds the first night but the next day they were converted into one double.
Very comfortable, breakfast excellent lots of choices. Dinner menu was very good.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. A little bit plain to be a four stars hotel.
The staff at the reception.In general everything was ok, and the price was according the service you get. I was at the hotel at the end of October and it was cold during the nights. I miss a better heating system, it was not working properly. I also agree with previous comments about the four stars are too much for this hotel.
Nice, helpful staff, good location breakfast until 9.00 am
Fantastic view to the see and Capo Caccia from the balcony.
Very friendly and helpful staff, good location and position overlooking the sea with nice outside seating. It looked much nicer than on the website! Reasonable price, fairly basic rooms but everything was clean. Breakfast for an extra 6e was substantial.
It was in a nice part of town, on the waterfront, the staff were helpful and spoke good English, the room was quite spacious and spotless. Served a good breakfast. Had free internet access
Hotel El Balear has a very nice location and we were lucky to get a room with a wonderful seaside view and a fab balcony – room 67 if you wonder. The Hotel is clean and well kept, but could need a bit of refurbishment. Good service at the reception and good housecleaning. The Hotel could need a bit of refurbishment; it looks a bit worn here and there. Your room door will shutter when the doors to the other rooms at your floor is shut and you will hear all other patrons leave to get the 06.00 flight to Rome. One morning there was a dreadful smell in the bathroom, I guess the pipes were dry and the sewer made the smell. A bit hard beds and pillows..
We had a double-room with a great balcony towards the mediterranean sea. That was great and very nice in the evening. Coices at the breakfast buffet were good. The shower cabine was a little bit too small.
Close proximity to Alghero Old Town and sea front. Hb catering adequate and varied. Slightly dated but very clean and staff very courteous.
The king-size bed was comfortable. The balcony was nice, as were the communal areas - the open quadrangle inside the hotel and the lounge, in particular, the latter being well air-conditioned and peaceful. The restaurant service was pleasant and efficient. It was disappointing not to have a small fridge in the room to keep beer cold! Also, my wife complained about the absence of a hair dryer. I didn't mind the fact that there were no sandy beaches near the hotel, but it was a nuisance having to harzardously clamber over rocks and coral to reach a depth where it was safe to swim in the sea.
The very friendly and well englishspeaking employee at hotel. Also the breakfast was fine. The surroundings at the hotel were fine so we used the front yard to sit, read and enjoy our own wine. We were situated in the back of the hotel and the view from the room were a small backyard! We had a doubble room, but there were an extra bed in the room all the time, so the small but okay room were very small!
The room was clean, the bed was good. All balconies were missing tables - strange!
Clean and tidy,pleasant surroundings,very helpful staff N/A