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El Faro Hotel
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We spent 4 nights at El Faro at the end of June. It is our 5th time to Alghero and we got married at El Faro last year. The hotel is looking great and the setting and view is still as beautiful as ever. You must opt for a sea view room, it really is worth paying the extra as the scenary is simply breathtaking. Many thanks again to Giovanni and all his staff at El Faro whose service ensured our stay was perfect. It really was lovely to see you all again and we look forward to seeing you all again next year! I would most definitely recommend this hotel, especailly if you want somewhere romantic, secluded and away from the crowds. Would recommend hiring a car as the hotel is about a 20mins drive outside of Alghero.

Room Tip: Opt for a seaview if possible as the view is breathtaking.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My son's wedding was held in July at this fantastic Hotel, set in one of the most beautiful and exclusive spots of Sardinia with amazing panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding natural park of Port Conte. My husband and myself together with a number of other guests stayed at the Hotel for a number of nights and were extremely happy with the room, the breakfast and the Service provided by friendly and professional staff. The Wedding Celebration was an absolute success from every point of view. The service was superb and the food exquisite and the message from a number of guests I spoke to is clear. We want to return to El Faro next year. My thanks to Giovanni, Patrizia, Antonello, Nadia, the Chef and all the staff at El Faro.

Room Tip: we stayed in a second floor in room with a sea view which is very spacious and airy and the bed very...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My (somewhat demanding) girlfriend and I were looking to recharge our proverbial batteries in a quiet and comfortable place, while enjoying sun, sea and food. El Faro ticked all the boxes.

The sea (in a bay) is directly accessible, crystal clear and safe. Due to 'pool' ladders dotted around the seafront, it feels more like the sea is a huge private pool, nicely topped off with a floating platform about 100 metres in the bay.

Hotel facilities are superb - definitely a higher-end four star. Giovanni and his team were very helpful as well.

Even though the hotel was probably fully booked in the high season, one does not have a crammed 'Spanish costa' feeling. At lunch time, though, the wait times at the pool bar were perhaps a bit long. However, that's a minor gripe.

The dinner is good value, but recommend as well the nearby marina restaurant. Going to Alghero for dinner is a bit hit and miss based on own experience and talking to other guests.

All in all, a very good experience. The proof is in the pudding - my girlfriend wants to go back.

Room Tip: Go for the sea view room. The view is stunning.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

A very nice hotel, in a great location. Not the place for those seeking entertainment, but perfect for people like us, looking to relax in a quiet setting directly by the sea.
We had a lovely room, with a fabulous view.
On the plus side, apart from the location and view: direct access to the sea (for hotel guests only); very friendly staff (although they appeared to be a bit overworked at times); good breakfast, excellent dinner (a four-course menu offering various choices, for 32 €. We once went to have dinner in Alghero where we ended up paying more whilst being very disappointed). Snacks (salads, toast, fruit,..) available at the bar or pool bar, but there's also a full lunch menu at the restaurant.
Nice sea-water pool. The lounge and bar areas are comfortable and offer a panoramic view over the bay.
What was annoying (and the hotel should take care of this): some guests occupy sun beds by the sea or by the pool as if they had booked them as part of their room: they sneak out before breakfast and leave their towels or even keep them "occupied" day and night by leaving some items on them. It is annoying to see that before 9 am all places appear to be taken, whilst even by 10 am not all of them are effectively occupied yet!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The hotel is a paradise for people who want a quiet, relaxing holiday. Very nice seaview room with new and nice furniture on the balcony. Good aircondition. 5 star atmosphere in the hotel and especially in the dining room. Amazing view and warm and very professional service from the waiters. Nice breakfast, but would prefer a la carte at lunch. Missed desperately a choice of good salads for lunch. All employees were very attentive and service minded except the beach boys. Excellent accomodation for swimming and good availability for sunbeds. Lack of activities, beach and the type of food available, makes it less suitable for families with childen - but perfect for grown ups.We had two wonderful weeks at the hotel and will definitively come back.

Room Tip: Recommend seaview room with balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This hotel is outstanding and beautiful positionated at the sea which is clear and fresh. The staff is very friendly and the accomodation for swimming and sun-bathing is excellent. But like in some other hotels it is very irritating, that sunbeds are reserved from early in the morning or even from the day before, just to put towels on it. Often people have taken them really many hours or whole parts of the day, without being there. There are hotels who prevent or prohibit this, which shows class. Further we are very satisfied, One remark is that we would have liked to have some real glasses, or at least better plastic ones, in the room and bathroom.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Hotel El Faro needs a big makeover to be called a 4 Star hotel. The rooms are small, dark and damp. We ended up in a handicap room, where the aircondition did not work and despite numerus complaints were not fixed. The terrasse can be compared with prison yard = fence, fence, wall, wall! The bathroom floor kept flooding and there was a foul smell from the drains. In the evenings the hotel was silent, no music, no comfortable atmosphere, no candles.
The food in the poolbar was inedible and expensive.
No, I will not be coming back!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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elfaromng, Direttore vendite at El Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2013

Dear guest we are very sorry about your recente stay in ELFaro.
We want to clarify each point for you and for the other customer. :
THe room reserved is standard garden view and are with regular average of 4 stars hotel in Italy, ALso the garden viw on the 1s floor have a nice terrace with some plants, for safety reason they are provide also with a safety railing or fence, and is not a prison.
THe Air condiction : from the 2nd of July the Italian state had agree the comunity european directives :
Decree of the President of the Italian Republic of 16 April 2013, n. 74 (sear on google) and the temperature must be not lower than 26°
Like hotel we offer in our rooms a temperature around 22°.
Most of our customer choose the hotel becaouse its different from the mass turism, we are in the middle of a natural park and marine reserve.
We want keep the atmospher unique and exclusive. In the bar we have some music entertaiment

Regardins the food of snak bar, we served varius type of snak.

All all fresh and daily prepare. The snak start from euro 4,00 for toast, or ero 5/6 for sandwich and pizza, of 5 euro for a fresh mixed fruit or some seasonal fruit, than we offer daily fresh salad from euro 8 to 12,00:

If you not agree the snak you had available the restaurant sea view with a full menù include: starter, main course, second course, side dish and dessert for euro 30,00 -

We keep carefull at your note but we thinks that this is your personal opinion.

Most of our customer agree the hotel and our philosophy. we hope you can had an enjoy stay in Sardinia

Giovanni Greco
Sales Manager

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Address: Localita Porto Conte, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Alghero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Alghero
#5 Luxury Hotel in Alghero
#6 Business Hotel in Alghero
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alghero
Price Range: £51 - £567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Faro Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Faro Hotel, ammazing place, intimate and elegant project by the illustrious Sardinian architect Antonio Simon Mossa, stands in the wonderful scene of Baia delle Ninfe(the Nymph Bay), immersed in the surrounding nature. Designed over the idea of a boat anchored at sea, it has an equipped marina area, seawater swimming pools, spa services and WI-FI zones. It is only 10 minutes away from Alghero and the airport Alghero-Fertilia. Paris Alghero its only 2 hours fly. ... more   less 
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