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“Overpriced with sub standard” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Le Sirene Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portisco
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Overpriced with sub standard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Very friendly staff members at the reception desk. We were allowed to check in 3 hours before hotels check in policy (17.00) and location of this hotel is huge advantage for any1 wanting to stay in costa smeralda . Unfortunately when we entered our room we've discovered that room safe had no batteries , the bedside lights had no actuals light bulbs , there's no fridge and hot shower lasts for approximately 10 min. This hotels also provides breakfast which actually isn't in the hotel but it's in near by restaurant where you are allowed to have 1 small coffee and 1 small glass of juice. Overall are experience would be fair apart from €278 that we gave paid for two nights stay which for what you get is far far too much. Bit of a warning ....this hotel is not suitable for elderly or disabled as it's very hilly with lots of steps on both side

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

This hotel is located perfectly between the two much more expensive towns of Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo. It is on the tiny port, with nice restaurants and cafes surrounding it. Perfect for anyone departing on their sailing holiday as you can walk to where all the boats are moored. The rooms are clean and spacious with balconies and nice views. It's definitely not an American 4 star hotel, but this is Italy after all! The beds are a bit rickety and small. Otherwise, a great place to stay. The staff was helpful, breakfast was included (limited, but pretty good for Italy).

Room Tip: Request a room with a wooden canopy bed. They are better than the metal beds.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NicoleLondon230
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Cote d'Azur
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We enjoyed a warm welcome from the friendly and accommodating team at Le Sirene in Portisco.

The room and terrace were both a good size and looked out over the port and beyond along the coast. With a series of beautiful beaches just around the corner and several restaurants in the port, the value for money for the location was good for July.

As mentioned on other comments there are items that could do with upgrading but none of these diminished our enjoyment.

Also good to note that cute waggy-tailed dogs receive as hearty a welcome as their owners.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yachtshow
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Meditteranean
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

I stayed at this hotel while visiting my husband for just 2 nights. The port itself is really pretty and friendly. The hotel is very tired. Because of its location, on a marina at the side of a hill, there are lots of steps. The hotel has no lift, so anyone who has a mobility problem would not be able to get around this hotel. The hotel has no private parking, on its description is says it has parking, but it has just street parking and getting a space when i stayed in August was almost impossible. There is no pool at the hotel, there is a tiny beach a short walk away which is very nice, but its small so in the season is very crowded. The hotel itself I didnt like. I stayed in August so it was very expensive for a very average room. The delux sea view rooms are very basic, they all open onto the public walkway, so you can see the marina, but only if you come outside your room. The rooms are basically furnished and my room wasnt clean. There is no fridge and the hotel doesnt have a bar so it was impossible to get a cold drink when the marina bars were closed. No way to keep a bottle of water cold in your room. The breakfast included in your stay is basic, the first morning I went for breakfast at 9.30 and there was nothing left. Since breakfast was til 11am, this was very poor. You defiantely need transport if you stay in Portisco, but it is a great place to be based to explore the coast. Loved the port and the area, really didnt like the hotel. Basic, dirty and very overpriced.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Le Sirene is in a marina development and as all marinas in this area, the food and drink prices are high and the choice is limited. It does mean that the area around the hotel is very respectable and safe, with a good atmosphere in the evening around the marina bars and restaurants, but this is not a place for anyone on a tight budget. I found the nightlife interesting and pleasant but not intrusively noisy, even with a room on the front.

I was travelling with my dog, and the hotel was fine about this though I would recommend confirming this in advance.

The rooms are fairly basic, and typical of hotels in hot places, with tiled floors and fairly basic furniture. They have tried to achieve a sort of tropical washed out look with the furniture and fittings, including rustic lookings brass taps which unfortunately makes them look not entirely clean on first inspection, though they clearly were. I checked out very late and sat on the terrace while they were cleaning the rooms, and it looked extremely thorough. The air conditioning worked well and the television channels included a few english language news channels. Front facing rooms looking out over the marina are more desirable, as some of the side rooms looked out over the marina service road.

The terraces for the rooms are not private and form part of the walkway access to other rooms. I didn't like this initially, but it didn't prove to be a problem as the terraces are huge, and spacious enough to stay out of the way of other guests.

The breakfast room is inexplicably situated in a lower basement floor, with no view, making it not the sort of experience you would wish to linger over. Breakfast itself was on the basic side with the usual selection of cold meats, cheeses and no "cooked to order" option. Not bad, but not overly exciting either.

I think anything over a three day stay in this hotel could get boring, so I would not book it for a longer holiday unless I had transport.

There is not always an english speaker on reception, so any special requirements should be sorted out by email plenty of time in advance.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the marina
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Garfield56
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Wayne, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

This hotel had promise, but they could not deliver. Booked reservation from travel agent, but the reservation never made it to the hotel, and they were unprepared. They showed us 3 rooms that hadn't been used since the previous season, and all of them stunk with mold and mildew!!! Opening all the windows did nothing, and turning on the a/c made it worse. The hotel staff did their very best and were friendly enough, but all they could offer us was furniture polish spray. We had to leave the hotel after one night because we couldn't breathe very well.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike S
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Skurup
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

If you want to see more than the port area which is certainly nice, do you need a car. The area is fairly isolated. Classik rooms are small and simple, the beds are hard. Simple breakfast without variation, things like butter may not be low. Very closed in the area at the end of the season. Walking distance to beach
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wiking54
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Property: Le Sirene Hotel
Address: Costa Smeralda scenic road Km 0,100, 07026 Portisco, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Portisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Sirene Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Le Sirene Olbia
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