Upon arriving at the reception office, Francesca, the gracious manager, was summoned. She welcomed us warmly and showed us to our room, which was done in simple but charming Mediterranean-style white and blue furnishings. (My request for a patio had been fulfilled.) Each room has its own entrance, so the place feels more like a villa than a hotel. Francesca suggested several local boat tours and told us which beach to go to where we could rent chairs and umbrellas (Sporting Club). Suggestion: Get to the beach early in the morning because the whole stretch of parking fills up very quickly. The landscaping and setting at Altura Hotel is gorgeous. Their are splashes of vibrant blooms everywhere, with a gorgeous view of the distant sea and town. The beautiful pool has the advantage of this view as well. Breakfast is served indoors, in a room that overlooks the pool and again, the spectacular view. We had dinner in Palau, a very short drive from the hotel, at restaurants that I would highly recommend: Roberto's and Ristorante San Giorgio (reservations a must, especially if you want an outdoor table at San Giorgio).
As an American, I am always amazed at three-star European hotels like the Altura that are managed with pride and care. An absolute find!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking