We had not realised prior to booking that this hotel was based within Arbatax Park. The park is a collection of properties, with Monte Turri being far and away the nicest - some of the others that we saw, were quite frankly, cheap and nasty. We were very surprised that Monte Turri was based in such close proximity to and shared facilities with these other properties.
In order to access the beaches at the park, one has to board a bus which runs frequently around the resort. We were very surprised to learn that we had to purchase wristbands in order to use this bus service. The charge was €5 per person per day and accessing the beaches without the bus service would be near impossible - they are very far away from the hotel and at the bottom of a very steep hill.
We spent one night in room 1 after which we requested to move. Room 1 is under the restaurant and the constant noise of tables and chairs being moved upstairs was too much to bear. Room 1 is also located next to the lift and in an empty corridor which only acted as an amplifier to the voices of the cleaning staff very early in the morning. It was also a very dark and somewhat claustrophobic room - not what one expects when you have paid extra to stay in a 'Tower Room'. The reception staff were very understanding and arranged a move very quickly. I can not remember what number room we moved to, but it was the at the other end of the building, 3 times the size of room 1 and 10 times quieter!
We ate in the restaurant the first night that we stayed there, but the service was so appauling that we went elsewhere on the second night. Breakfast was of a very poor standard and the service had not improved by morning either. The reception staff on the other hand were very friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Monte Turri is a small hotel full of charm situated in a suggestive and scenic position, furnished with taste and fitted with every comfort, the ideal solution for those in search of elegance, refinement and complete tranquillity. The rooms are equipped with: air conditioning and heating system, wall safe box, telephone, hair dryer, LCD HD flat screen TV with access to SKY, minibar (pay-per-use for guests of the V. Garden rooms). The hotel provides a scenic restaurant, a swimming pool with solarium, scenic glass elevators used to reach a private cove, equipped with beach beds and umbrellas (upon availability) on wooden platforms. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Turri Luxury Retreat Arbatax, Sardinia