We originally booked the Pedraladda Club Hotel but on arrival were told that because of a burst pipe we would either have to take a lower standard room (awful pokey thing above the pool) or go to another hotel. Anyway, cutting a long story short we ended up at the newly refurbished Riviera hotel situated in the old Hotel Janus building.
After booking in at the Riviera Hotel proper we headed a few short minutes up the street to the building housing our room. We had a room on the 3rd floor which was as luxurious as any Marriott room you'd find in the UK. Large, roomy, clean and with a modern design and huge bathroom this was a welcome relief after the stresses caused by the Pedraladda.
The balcony looked out onto the bay and was accessed via double glazed french doors but the room had good aircon if it got too hot.
Even though we hadn't booked it directly, we couldn't have been happier as it looked like we had the building pretty much to ourselves. Breakfast was taken at the main Riviera hotel down the street which was a simple affair of just coffee, juice and a couple of croissants.
In the evening the hotel restaurant Fofo takes over this room and we had a lovely meal here out on the terrace overlooking the bay as the sun set over the headland. Not cheap but very nice nonetheless.
Whilst we didn't see any of the bedrooms at the main Riviera the facilities and public areas were of a high standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opening Times: From April to October Description: L 'Hotel Janus, located at the entrance of the historic town of Castelsardo, is a prestigious resort overlooking the beach "Marina", with the backdrop of the beautiful water of the Gulf of Asinara and the imposing castle of the Doria located in the historical center of Castelsardo. Our Resort is the ideal place to spend a holiday of relaxation and fun and offers rooms and junior suites equipped with every comfort.Just a few meters away, (about 30 feet) is the renowned Restaurant Fofo, mentioned in the main restaurant guides with its famous seafood, it's lobsters, and other typical Sardinian dishes. L 'Hotel Janus, has a room for meetings and conferences, ideal for ceremonies and banquets, therefore suitable to provide a service tailored to your needs. The Site: Castelsardo Founded by Doria in 1102, one of the seven royal towns of Sardinia, is a stronghold perched overlooking the clear waters of the Gulf of Asinara. In addition to a wonderful sea, it offers beautiful sites, such as the Castle of Doria, the Basket weaving Museum, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art in the basement of the Cathedral and the famous "Domus de Janas" enclosed inside of the rock of 'Elephant. Posted on "The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy" it also received a Blue Flag 2012 The city is the epicenter of the most beautiful and picturesque sites of the North West Coast of the Island and is a great place for tours to Santa Teresa, Costa Smeralda, the archipelago of La Maddalena, Costa Paradiso, Alghero, Stintino, the island of 'Asinara and many others. How to reach us: Airport: Alghero Fertilia 65 Km / Olbia 95 Km Porto: Porto Torres 30 Km / Olbia 95 Km Places of interest And the distances: Sassari 35 Km Costa Paradiso 40 Km Alghero 70 Km Stintino 70 Km Santa Teresa 70 Km Palau 90 Km Costa Smeralda 95 Km ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Janus Hotel Castelsardo, Sardinia