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“Good option in very expensive area”
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Colonna Park Hotel
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Porto Cervo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2006

We stayed for 9 days at the end of July and thought the hotel was great overall.

Few problems: the water stopped on one or two days during the whole day (couldn't use toilet/shower) - we were told by reception that it often happens when it's really hot as the water supply to the area runs out. Further down the road, people were watering their gardens and washing boats ...

The hotel doesn't have no-smoking rooms either, a surprise since we had been able to request one on expedia. We were shown to what was clearly a room that had just had smokers in it and were told it's non-smoking because we wouldn't be smoking (!). Staff were happy to move us to another room though that was much better.

It has a great pool and nice cafe/bar available during the day. Breakfast is OK in the morning - nice little cafe in Porto Cervo (walk down the stairs from the supermarket) as a treat otherwise. In the evening, you can walk down to the marina or round the marina path to Porto Cervo - about a 20 min walk. Restaurants in PC are very expensive (compared to the UK they're extremely expensive for what you get). If you're going in peak season, try to choose and book the night before.

You can also drive/taxi to Baia Sardinia - about 10 mins away - for more choices for dinner. Great sun-set views from there.

Would recommend the Clipper restaurant about 2 mins walk from the Colonna, simple but good pizza/pasta and helpful staff. In the marina, the first italian restaurant you come to when walking down (mama italia?) was also fantastic - service and food.

Go snorkelling too - you'll see fish and octopus if you're by rocks - we did all the time.

Hope you enjoy, we thought Porto Cervo was definitely the most beautiful part of the island.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2006

Hotel had a great location and very good grounds and pool. However they could do with some serious investment in the rooms, a reburbishment is way overdue. Our room had very poor lighting and the air-conditioner failed to work most of the time. Also the shower would barely drip in the morning, however worked reasonable in the afternoon. The television must have been a century old and has no sattelite or English channels. The staff were polite and useful, recommending good beaches and places to eat. This place has a lot of potential, but with the lack of investment keeping the rooms up to specification it will be a very dissapointing stay.

Stayed: July 2006
8  Thank toyboxap
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Reviewed 19 July 2006

Well Located hotel with discrete , courteous staff, - reasonable food and fair prices considering the location and prices of nearby amenities. Fairly quiet and relaxing and probably not the right place for kids seeking entertainment. Worth getting a hire car to explore neighbouring resorts.

Paul C, Jersey

  • Stayed: June 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2006

If you want luxury in Porto Cervo, you need to stump up for it.

This hotel was our home for 2 weeks in late May early June and we were very nervous after reading the trip advisor comments after we had booked and paid for the holiday (£1900).

The hotel is situated between Porto Cervo and the Marina. Porto Cervo is Bond Street on sea without Fenwicks - so you can't afford anything. A coke costs you €7 and a starter in the 2 restaurants we found was €28. The Marina is pretty but also sparse for things to do.

The Colonna Park is what now unfortunately passes for 4 star (not that stars mean anything any more). The rooms are entirely adequate, the facilities are entirely adequate, the pool is great and if you can't get in it because it is too cold you are a wimp. There were at least 5 old fogies in there everyday. The food was interesting and after a week or so kind of grew on us. There is an antipasti (one choice) which is usually seafood or cold meat with some salad, then 4 choices of Primi, two pasta, plus 2 others usually soup, the pasta was imaginative and perfectly cooked with a good sauce, Secondi was again 4 choices and could be a bit of let down if you chose badly but pretty good if you chose well. Then there were 4 (homemade) puddings. The menu changed daily and was served by delightful staff who were the highlight of the entire hotel.

The beach is a long way away - too far to walk but the shuttle takes 10 minutes and the beach is worth it despite the lack of facilities and restaurants.

It annoys me when people pay as little as they do for places like the Colonna Park and then complain. If you pay top dollar you can complain about a four star hotel but at the Colonna you get what you pay for but it's served with a smile.

If you want luxury you need to pay £3k each per person per week for the Cala Di Volpe or the Sheraton.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 5 June 2006

Having read the Trip Advisor reviews prior to leaving for the Colonna Park 2 weeks ago, we flew to Sardinia with a sense of apprehension about what could possibly lie ahead! We were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is not what I would call luxurious but the rooms are very nice, clean and each has a lovely balcony upon which to survey the grounds and pool. The staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and chatty and we were made to feel at home. We were on half board which at first I thought might have been a mistake but despite a few dodgy courses, we on the whole enjoyed a lovely 4 course meal every night. The half board also came in handy when we realised just how few restaurants there are in Porto Cervo and the few there are, are soooooo expensive it is unjustifiable eating at them unless you have money to burn. There is one lovely restaurant at the bottom of the road, Clipper, which I would recommend but other than that the selection is limited. The marina is a 10 minute walk away and the actual town of Porto Cervo about 20 minutes away. The hotel offer an hourly shuttle bus service to the beach, which is beautiful but be warned offers no "beach bar" type facilities but this is easily overcome by a visit to the local supermarket. If you are staying longer than a week I would definitely recommend hiring a car so you can travel around a bit though.

In summary - the hotel is perfectly formed with very little to complain about. The resort on the other hand was a disappointment.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 19 September 2005

Just returned from Hotel Colonna Park Hotel in Sardinia. We read a few comments before going to this hotel and where somewhat worried to what we were going to find there? We had a very pleasant stay at this hotel, the food, service and our room was of a very good standard. It was very quiet at this hotel no more that 4/6 people around the pool area, plenty of sunbeds available. Yes we agree that Porto Cervo was a little on the quiet side. We had a trip to Baia Sardinia and must say it is definately worth visiting it was absolutely lovely (taxi 20/25 euros). We had a meal in the restaurant just on the beach and it was very nice indeed. Our opinion of the hotel was a charming rustic atmosphere and if you are looking for a relaxing holiday this is the place to go. Although I must say that this hotel is not for people with walking difficulties as there are no lifts in the hotel. Overall we had a lovely holiday and we would agree that this hotel is not a 4* but maybe 3* plus.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed 15 September 2005

Everyday the swimming pool was over run by screaming shouting badly behaved Italian children, the parents were just as bad! we met a few Italian people at the hotel and they thought the noise was disgusting too. Food was atrocious, but in honesty they did only cater for Italian and German people, even the German people we spoke to thought the food was bad. This is not a 4 star hotel; I have stayed in better 2 stars. If you like designer shopping, yachts and parading your wealth, then Porto Cervo Marina is for you, as this was the only place to go in the evening and the daytime, and with only 2 bars and 1 pub which was empty most of the time we were bored to tears after the first 2 days, there is nothing to do here at all!!! I have never been to prison, but I imagine it is very much like staying at the Colonna Resort Porto Cervo, except you would have more to do, and be let out early for good behaviour!! My advice if you want to visit Italy, go to Rome, much quieter and nicer.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Address: Porto Marina SNC, 07021 Porto Cervo, Arzachena, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Arzachena > Porto Cervo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Porto Cervo
Price Range: £122 - £328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonna Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colonna Park Hotel is located close to the Marina of Porto Cervo in the heart of the Emerald Coast. It has 70 rooms including standard, superior and suites, a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and car parking. At about 1000 meters from the famous square of Porto Cervo with the walk and its exclusive boutiques. Near the most beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast just minutes away by car or free shuttle. ... more   less 
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