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Reviewed 26 July 2007

Having spent a week at the Tarthesh (largely based on great reviews from TA) I feel compelled to contribute my own, particularly as our experience differs quite dramatically from some other reviews.

We arrived late evening after a good hour’s drive/gauntlet from the airport (the roads & road signs leave little to be desired particularly in the dark or trying to locate the beach which is 40mins away) to the village of Guspini, which on first glance could only be described as a shanty town. We were further horrified to discover that the hotel we had just spent £1000 on for the week, was neatly nestled in behind an enormous sized Lidl. Our despair was further deepened on viewing the room which was incredibly small and basic with a tiny window which could barely be reached, never mind looked out of. I immediately requested a room change to which there was much deliberation despite the fact that the hotel appeared half empty. After an agonising wait another room was located. Incidentally this room over looked the roof of Lidl, as mentioned by another reviewer, and I would like to point out that there was nothing cheap about these rooms - it cost an extra 350 euros for the privilege!

The pool is unusual and pleasant however the infinity Jacuzzi wasn’t working and as previously mentioned there is a serious lack of parasols and sun beds amid the large area of concrete surrounding the pool.

Breakfast at best was average and the “excursions” don’t really exist, the impression from the website is that there is a fully functioning spa/massage parlour on site (you’ll find it at the end of the concrete) however a masseuse has to be called out from the next town.

The impression of the Tarthesh being “set amongst grounds” is very misleading and not what you might imagine at all, particularly with a Lidl on one side and a fairly busy road with construction work being carried out on the other.

After getting over my bout of Lidl tourette’s, we actually found the proximity very convenient as it was ridiculously inexpensive and the produce of a high quality unlike the restaurant which was as over priced as the rooms and substandard quality. On numerous evenings we would bump into fellow Tartheshians dining in the limited restaurants of Guspini and Arbus.

This hotel over all has an unfinished feel to it and the pricing simply does not reflect this, suffice to say we will not be returning!

Ending on a positive note, I would like to add that despite our disappointments we did manage to have a very relaxing week in Sardinia. The locals are very hospitable and really do appreciate it when you attempt the language. The staff members at the hotel are also pleasant and incredibly hard working; same staff for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The weather was fabulous and we met some wonderful people with whom we hope to remain good friends.

Stayed: July 2007
4  Thank Travel_Butterfly77
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Reviewed 24 July 2007

I stayed at the Tarthesh Hotel in July with my boyfriend, we booked soley on the recommendations of reviewers on trip advisor.

While lovely, it was not the amazing experience some people have raved on about.

The hotel is still obviously suffering from teething problems. It just didn't seem geared up to have guests - bizarre but true!
The staff, while lovely, seemed like they were on a training scheme some of the times.

Our first room over looked Lidil, we asked if there was the possiblity to be changed, to their credit we were given a fabulous room, with beautiful views.

All of our gripes really were small little things which overall made it dissappointing and not the 4* experience we were looking forward to. Keep in mind they charge 4* prices.

Main gripes:
Some rooms have hideous views of bilding works and the local Lidil.
The restaurant food is by no means world class.
The menu is not changed daily, and as the nearest restaurant is a good 20 min walk, this was boring.
The pool area did not have enough loungers for guests.
The poolside bar did not open untill the 3rd day of our stay.
Our room was not cleaned one day - because it was outside their cleaning hours - 11am!!!
You don't feel like you are getting 4* service - ever - as it feels too amateurish.
Silly mistakes on our bill when checking out.

Other things to consider:
You must hire a car, the local bus take an hour and a half to get to Guspini and then you are looking at a 20-30min walk with your bags in the heat. Or get a taxi - 85 Euros each way.
Guspini is limited for shopping and eating out, but locals are very lovely and willing to help.

Hope this helps.

Stayed: July 2007
2  Thank FandK
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Reviewed 23 July 2007

After beeing in Costa Smeralda two years ago, we wanted to see both southern and northern Sardinia this time. After checking a range of different hotels we constantly came back to the Tarthesh option, basically because of the nice exterior pictures seen on the Internet. Although the recent reviews gave us some second thoughts.

First of all; it is an odd place to build such a beautiful hotel! And it is hard to find. Guspini is a sleeping town, not designed for tourism, even though that is an experience itself. Second; if the hotel is odd situated, what is then the grocery store Lidl? Strange.

But. And this is a big BUT. When you find this oase of a place in the middle of, dare I say Nowhere? - it pays back both the oddness of Lidl and the quiet town, Guspini.

As soon as you pass the "city wall" it reveals a giant heaven of relaxness. The owner must have had great visions and been a lot of places to create something like this. The rooms are delighted furnished, not too crowded and not too minimalistic. The reception area is welcoming with a chic lounge with running water, soft carpets and floor cusions in neutral colors. The inviting restaurant and the clean breakfast area are facing each other delicately.

What impressed us the most was how the swimming pool was designed. The sunset over Guspini gives the area a fantastic atmosphere, warm and colorful (see picture).

The food was delicious and reasonably cheap. We ate in the restaurant three nights, as there were not any good alternatives downtown Guspini. The service was excellent and the food as well. The last night we waited a very long time to get our food which ruined the experience a little bit.

What if Tarthesh had a sea view ? You'd pay a whole lot more for staying there and the dining and vineing would be overpriced. Speaking of the beach; It takes quite a time to drive to get a dip in the ocean. We really liked Piscinas, but it takes 40 - 45 minutes to get there. And if you are unlucky and follow the sign from Guspini you wan't be there for over an hour, even though the trip is interesting with a big I.

Our advice for the Tarthesh is: Get some proper roadsigns. Light your hurricanes more often. Speed up in the restaurant and bring us the beach :)

We cannot thank Monica in the reception enough. She handled all our request fast and satisfactory. To be Italian she speaks very well English. Alexandra who was mentioned earlier was not that present - but as said in other reviews, she might not speak English.

Our trip went to Costa Smeralda. And we can assure you - the price level in Tartesh is nothing compared to the North.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Squaredokki
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Reviewed 19 July 2007

Having been on the hotels web site I was quite disturbed when we actually arrived to see that more noticeable than the hotel was the giant Lidol supermarket. The decor in the hotel was nice enough but alot of the offered services were not available. The wait to get served in the restraunt was unbelieveable although the staff were very nice. Guspini itself is a tiny town which clearly isn't geared up for tourism but upon further inspection has some great little boutique shops. The townspeople are some of the friendliest people I have ever come across.However the Hotel is not one that I would re-visit because for the same money you can get better facilities in other places. Not a disaster but won't be doing it again.

Stayed: July 2007
3  Thank rgh32
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Reviewed 16 July 2007

We booked this hotel after reading entirely positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Just before we went we read a couple of negative reviews and so were a little nervous. We needn't have been.

The Tarthes(h?) hotel is on the outskirts of a quiet town (village?), Guspini which (as with many of the surrounding areas) is pleasant enough, but not really designed for tourists, though the locals are very welcoming and helpful and seemed pleased when they see tourists.

The hotel is very stylish in design and extremely comfortable; when we were there much of the decor looked brand new. The rooms are well furnished and the whole hotel is very peaceful with soothing water features and comfortable furnishings with soft cushions and gentle music playing all day. There is always somewhere comfortable to sit and relax away from the other guests if you want some peace and quiet

The pool is an amazing feature set in lovely and well-tended grounds. It has a tended bar where refreshments and lunch can be bought which is essential in this heat. There were plenty of beds and parasols when we were there and we got the impression that more were brought out as the hotel got busier towards the end of our week.

The bar/lounge is again a lovely area, but more atmosphere could be created if the bar was actually tended. It can become a little frustrating having to search for someone to order a drink! (Requesting someone from reception to do so)

The restaurant serves up high quality food and the service is good (particularly from the head waiter), though a little over-priced to eat every night for one week (though the wine is reasonably priced and very good)

We found many of the staff extremely helpful and friendly, particularly Monica on reception and the pool tender/barman, though we didn’t find the owner as hospitable as earlier reviewers have found (though we’re not sure she speaks any English and we don’t speak Italian well)

We did have a ‘wine-tasting’ evening, but it was more of an invitation to try some local produce. Though the food and drink were excellent, it was a shame that the event was effectively not 'hosted'. We were motioned down to the cellar where food and wine was made available as a buffet and we stood around drinking and eating the available fayre. We felt that an opportunity was missed to explain something about the local produce and actually 'taste' wines from the area (rather than one red, one white).

You couldn’t really review this hotel without mentioning it’s proximity to a large Lidl store (directly outside the gates). Though it’s convenient for buying fruit and water at reasonable prices, it is fairly unsightly, though in our opinion doesn’t detract from the overall feeling once you laugh at its presence.

All in all a rather wonderful holiday in a lovely hotel which we would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank daviesr
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