This is a beautiful development, with exceedingly helpful friendly staff. Rooms clean, nicely decorated and furnished, good bathrooms tiled with shower, bed comfortable. All with air con which helped in the heat. In week 1 we had a first floor apartment with lovely sea views and also looked over the pool (handy to watch the kids). Balcony nice and shady during the day so not too hot. Lovely breeze through apartment when balcony and back windows open. Second week we had to switch to ground floor studio apartments. A bit cramped with two kids aged 8 and 10 compared to one bed apartment, but worked out fine as table outside apartment to sit and eat and pool right on our doorstep like and extended livingroom. Ground floor apartments were a little dark and lacked the breeze as no back window. Could see the sea when standing up and wandering out to pool area so while not as nice as 1st floor balcony apartment, still very lovely, especially with all the beautiful flowers and wonderful smell of jasmine round the apartment. Had apartments above us both weeks, wasnt bothered by noise the first week as family late risers, second week was a bit noisy as family had young child up early but understandable and fine with earplugs. One or two residents had dogs that they left during the day and could be noisy. I guess it just depends on who you get when you are there. But everyone friendly.
Restaurant and Pizzeria below very handy, good value tasty pizza - had takeaway many nights. Pool area also has ping pong table, table football, trampolines and swings/slide for the littler ones, so lots to keep all entertained. Worried the pool looked small, but seemed to keep the boys entertained. Deep pool 1.6 m deep throughout, but not too far to any side so not too bad from swimmers who dont like being out of depth. Very near town and supermarket/shops only short stroll away. Beach was small and while busy never felt too crowded and not full up or rows and rows of umbrella seats, a few for hire but most space left for DIY beach towlers. The staff lent us a beach umbrella to use while there. Nicer beaches a short drive away if you hire a car, but could easily be happy with what is there. Recommended boat trip to islands. If you do hire a car, recommend eating at the agroturismo san giovani restaurant about 20 mins drive away as recommended by staff. 35 euro per head for a set menu feast of delicious local cooking. Most of the beaches we went to were very crowded it being the middle of August, but there were always places by the pool at Riva Azzurra, and no having to get up at 6 to leave your towel out to reserve a place.
I would go to Sardiian again, but try to avoid mid august as more expensive and crowded, and if I went I would definitely stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Riva Azzurra Hotel Cannigione
- Residence Riva Azzurra Sardinia/Cannigione