This hilltop resort some 5km outside Olbia is lovely,clean and has a great pool but fails the getaway resort test at most levels.
Firstly it is located well outside Olbia to the north up some very windy narrow lanes(with 30kph speed limits to give an idea of twistyness) so a car is vital as walking is not on - the local village of Ossedu has no store,no bakery,nothing!
Getting there do NOT follow Google maps as they are at least 5 years out of date.From the airport
*follow signs to Olbia/Costa Esmeralda onto the causeway
*dive into the underpass and keep LEFT signposted to Palau
*exit straight follow signs to Golfo Aranci
*enter long underpass and slow on exit or you will get lost
*keep to middle lane after veering right
*follow Zona Industrial (black background) signs into a roundabout
*third exit towards Golfo Aranchi
*after one mile left at the second roundabout
*through the industrial estate past Brick to a roundabout
*second exit, road enters empty land, veer left and left at Y merge
*uphill now, across a narrow bridge,another left merge
*steep up, down under the raised expressway, up to village
*bear right, continue uphill, curve steep left
*resort is invisibly on outside of this bend - look for the small navy blue sign advertising La Venice pizzeria(not happening off season)
A lot of money seems to have gone into modernising the place.Good air-conditioning,enormous unheated pool, fitted kitchen which is great for coking pasta or ragout but little else!
There is no microwave,no oven,no toaster,no kettle,no teapot,no dishwasher not even a sponge! Oh and the disco-level music will soon drive you from the poolside even at breakfast time. A good base but one from which to escape.
- Also Known As:
- La Fenice Resort Sardinia/Olbia