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“Beautiful hotel but could do with some atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlos V Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Alghero
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Dorset
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34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel but could do with some atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

The hotel, as told by others, is beautiful. Excellent rooms, great views, loads of sunbeds around the pool. The staff were almost entirely polite but .... it seemed that they were not allowed to be friendly. We got in the lift with one of the bar men one day and he didn't even say hello. Stony silence all the way to the ground floor! Both the guys on the bar are polite but I did miss the atmosphere you normally get in a hotel before dinner when people gather at the bar. This is normally generated by the staff. Shame really.
Had dinner one night in the hotel and the restaurant (which doesn't open until 8pm) was almost empty and service dreadfully slow.
Top tip - try the little tavern across the road down by the beach. Good food, great cocktails and a very smiley owner/waiter.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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91 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We returned to this hotel after 13 years and wondered if it could meet our high expectations for a comfortable stay. It surpassed our expectations easily with the refurbished property showing that it is good choice when staying in this area.

The hotel is quiet and very clean with the housekeeping staff providing a very discreet but efficient service that makes your hotel room a real sanctuary of comfort. We were extremely lucky to be upgraded to an executive sea view room which was well equipped and spacious, although the bathrooms were a little on the small size. We chose to have the tea tray/coffee corner in our room for the week which was good value at 10 Euros for the week. A real bonus was the free mini bar which offered 8 bottles of water, beer, soft drinks and fruit juices.

The breakfast was substantial with the usual variety of items available and despite rather watery juice there was enough choice to satisfy most needs.

There is an excellent swimming pool (sea water) which is ideal for those wishing to swim lengths or cool off when it gets too hot on the sunbeds. Although there were a few early bird sunbed grabbers, fortunately there were sufficient beds for everybody.

The location is ideal for an easy 10 minute stroll into Alghero old town where there is a vast array of restaurants, bars and cafes to suit all types of tastes and budgets. This is a buzzy place without the hassle of noisy drunk tourists. If you have a car there are a number of lovely little beaches to sample in the local area which offer good facilities without the crowds.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Alghero with the hotel providing a first class base for our stay. The staff are a credit to the hotel offering polite, efficient and friendly service. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: Although the sea view rooms at the front have the best views there is a fairly busy main road passes...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Me and the girlfriend stayed here for 5 nights at the very end of September and loved it! As we were staying right at the end of the season we had a reduced rate which made it even better. Booked an executive room with pool and sea views from a massive balcony. Room was immaculate, with free mini bar topped up everyday meaning we didn't need to buy water, etc when out during the day. Massive bed which although quite firm was amazingly comfy.

Pool was lush and lifeguarded all day, pool side bar was very reasonably priced and had amazing views out to sea.

Breakfasts were amazing... croissants, cake, tarts, bread, cheese, ham, cooked breakfast, bacon, cereal, yoghurts, fruit, omelettes... masses of food and very tasty.

The hotel is ideally located about a 15 minute walk from the main town, which is a lovely walk right alongside the sea.

There was only one thing that let the hotel down, and that was that there was an outage of hot water from 11am-11pm one day. The staff explained there was a problem and they were trying to fix it asap, but was bit nasty having a freezing cold shower after sweating in the sun all day. I imagine this was a complete one-off however.

Overall an excellent stay at a very reasonable price and would definitely chose to stay here again if back in Alghero.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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129 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Rooms were good size and clean. As you would expect in Europe the bathrooms are small, but very nice and clean. Room was good size. We requested a room with a queen/king bed, but were given 2 twin beds. Because we were tired from a full day of driving we didn't try to change rooms. The view out the window was great, good view of the Sea and the pool.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

This hotel 'made' our holiday in Alghero. Fantastic location, top quality furnishings, big rooms, amazing breakfasts, friendly helpful staff and reasonable prices for food and drinks. We played tennis, table tennis and swam in the seawater pool. Sit in the bar and watch the amazing sunsets. Walk down into the old town to the old town with its many bars restaurants and ice cream shops. Highly recommended for a really relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: It's worth paying the supplement for a sea view room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, England
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed for 10 nights at this hotel in September 2013 and were impressed! Our room was very large with plenty of storage space, a massive balcony, kingsize bed and spacious bathroom. One of the best and quietest rooms we have encountered in a European hotel. A clean hotel with all in-room facilities you would hope for from wifi, TV, kettle, bottled water through to slippers, gown and plenty of toiletries. (However, a VERY disappointing complimentary mini-bar with the only alcohol being one bottle of beer per day!!!)

The staff, as with many of the locals, were a bit aloof but very helpful if needed. We only had one evening meal in the restaurant and the food and wine were very good and not really overpriced. We did feel that the managing staff were unfriendly and lacked any personality but the actual waiting staff were friendly and attentive.

The hotel was a 10 - 15 minute walk to the centre and harbour, perfect for an evening stroll to the great selection of restaurants in Alghero.

Overall, a highly recommended hotel and made for an enjoyable Sardinian break.

Room Tip: Best to ask for a room on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wicklow, Ireland
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This hotel is lovely. The staff are very pleasant, particularly the bar & waiting staff. The hotel itself is very clean and well situated, the pool is quite large. All in all the Carlos V has everything you could want for a pleasant, enjoyable holiday. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Carlos V Hotel

Property: Carlos V Hotel
Address: Lungomare Valencia 24, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Alghero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alghero
#1 Business Hotel in Alghero
#4 Luxury Hotel in Alghero
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alghero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Carlos V Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 195
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