I went to this hotel with my sister and my father for a week's holiday. It is a four star hotel but not worth that rating in my opinion. It was nice enough, but the room was very basic with a small shower and shampoo/bodywash that made my hair very greasy and hard to comb. The hotel only had one restaurant to eat at during the evening, but the food was only average and it was very expensive! The grounds of the hotel were beautiful but the outdoor terraces and pool area etc seemed tired and dirty and there were these weird oval shaped outdoor speakers which played awful repetitious music all day long.
Top tip! There is a wire that you can pull out at the back which turns it off, but sadly we only realised that on our last day!
Breakfast was average but it got quite boring eating all the same things every morning as there was not much choice of food. For lunch there was nowhere nice to eat and the beach bar was very pricey with horrible food! The seafood was plain and rubbery. We went to the restaurants down the road every day for lunch and dinner as they were very nice with friendly staff and delicious food! Hivaoa, Spinakker and Clipper are highly recommended, and are not too bad price wise!
Two things that happened to us while we were there, but may not apply to other people staying (hopefully!), were that our safe broke while our things were inside including my camera which I needed for the week. Thankfully, they did send someone to fix it quite fast but I did miss out on quite a few photo opportunities.
The second problem was that on day 3/7, the swimming pool turned completely green due to a chemical problem and no one could swim in it. It was fixed on our last day. We were very upset. Why couldn't we go to the beach you may ask? It was because the beach was a total rip off, €30.00 for a deck chair. The beach was nice enough but there was an odd sort of egg smell. We mainly sunbathed and couldn't swim due to the pricey beach and green pool.
I sound very pessimistic! The place isn't completely terrible, but many improvements are needed. The people are friendly and Porto Cervo is very nice.
Lastly, I seriously recommend doing one of the sailing days. They are expensive but worth every penny! You visit beautiful beaches, swim in clear blue water, snorkel, sunbathe, shop in nearby pretty villages and also have good provided by the men who run the day trip. They are very nice too. Would recommend doing the 4 stop boat trip with Vincenzo!
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