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“Beautiful place - shame about the horses” 3 of 5 stars
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Alghero Resort Country Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loc.Calvia - S. Statale 127 bis - Incrocio Via Carabuffas, 07041 Alghero, Sardinia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 50 Hotels in Alghero
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“Beautiful place - shame about the horses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We arrived at Alghero after a bit of a hassle with the payments. Essentially, the place we booked it through sent payment, but the resort never collected it. I contacted them and was told that the time they had to accept the payment had passed, so I would have to EMAIL them my payment details - like I was going to do that! In the end, 7 months later they took payment randomly which confused us - few emails back and forth and all was sorted out for our visit last month (but could have done without the stress or international calls!).

Anyway, when we arrived we instantly thought WOW as we drove up the dirt track... until we saw the horses in the fields (directly adjoining the hotel). These horses were terribly thin, bordering on emaciated (we've kept horses for 10 years, so don't say this lightly) - it was very upsetting and put us off any horse riding trips. Other guests also commented on this to us and were upset also.

Anyway, as I said the hotel itself is beautifully located and clean. A complete change from our Olbia hotel! The room was light and had a great view of the mountains and pool. However, the food was a tad overpriced and small portions. My wife ordered the sea bass for approx 15 euros and it came with JUST a small fish and nothing else - no garnish. Also, the room was directly above the kitchen so we could hear the 'tenderising' of the food!

We arranged to go on a boat trip the following day, which was arranged for 3pm - the trip was to include transport to the harbour and back, as it was the owner who owned the boat. We got back from seeing the "Neptunes Grotto" at about 1pm, and decided to relax a bit - only to receive a call asking us where we were as they are heading off now! This was at 1:45pm - NOT 3pm. We quickly got ready and went out only to be told the car was full and we'd have to follow them in our hire car - good job I hadn't had a drink at lunch time and we DID have a car!

Anyway, the boat trip was really nice and relaxing and we had a great time. The captain was charming and friendly and provided on-board snacks and chilled wine, which was much needed as we didn't have a chance to get any refreshments on the way! When we returned to the hotel, they did charge us 20 euros less - no explanation why - but we didn't argue.

I know it sounds like we are having a moan - some of it is justified and can be worked on. All the staff spoke English very well and were helpful - just need to sort those horses out and fix a few things to round it off and make it better ie there was a pool bar, but no one manning it - with meals, they need to include garnish. If someone orders a mixed grilled fish platter, don't give them just a small sea bass and nothing else! The bread basket stopped my wife from passing out from lack of food! :)

All in all, it is a beautiful hotel in a lovely location - just needs a bit of extra care around the hospitality side of it.

Room Tip: Don't choose a room at the back near the dirt track leading to the hotel - stick with the garden...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We only went for a spa experience and ended up spending most of the day by the pool thanks to the lovely staff who even got us some lunch even though the chef was on his / her day off.

Spa experience was good (lavender experience). They have a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi and some cold showers (we think were described as "emotional showers" in the description!). Massage was great! Showering and changing facilities were great too.

Such a peaceful and friendly place - would definitely reccomend a trip there even if you're not staying there. Oh and they have a tennis court and lots (30!) of horses with horse riding facilities which we didn't do but looked good.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alghero R, Responsabile reception at Alghero Resort Country Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for your review. We are really happy that you've been good in our SPA and also massages you enjoyed them.
We look forward to an upcoming holiday of relaxation and wellbeing.
Greetings from the management and staff.
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hotel is literally in the middle of nowhere a few miles from central Alghero. But once we were on the property, it was a landscaped, sparkling, new facility with nice rooms, and all the things to make you feel at home. The hotel is family owned, and the daughter and Mom switch off running the reception, and the daughter also is a food server. There is nothing they couldn't do for us. There is good internet service, and a nice pool area. Once a week the hotel puts on a traditional prix fixed dinner for 25 euros per person. It was the best meal we had in Sardinia, and we had some good ones. We were able to get same day reservations at a substantial discount, so they understand the wisdom of having a full house, even if deeply discounted.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alghero R, Responsabile reception at Alghero Resort Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear guest
Thank you for your review. We are happy that your vacation was enjoyable and that you enjoyed the food in our restaurant.
We are also happy that you have enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the environment around the hotel.
You are always welcome.
Sincerely
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Rooms were beautiful with a really nice bathroom with big shower etc. The swimming pool had a calm atmosphere and the staff was always friendly! The dinner was very good, with nice traditional food as well. Rooms, pool and all was was always very clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alghero R, Responsabile reception at Alghero Resort Country Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear guest
Thank you for your opinion. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and that everything you had enjoyed.
We are waiting for your next holiday in Alghero.
Greetings from all the staff of the Alghero Resort Hotel
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Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the resort with the friendly staff. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and the advice on what to do was great. Our suite was wonderful with lots of space and air conditioning. The swimming pool and setting were lovely and tranquil and the trip into Alghero very easy by car.
The only real improvement we could mention would be the evening food but the mojitos were fabulous !

Overall a wonderful stay

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Alghero R, Responsabile reception at Alghero Resort Country Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear client,

we appreciate really much your words and this is important to improve always more our services.

best regards
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Seillans, France
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed only 1 night but will come back here when we are back in Alghero. It's a real people's place... everybody is so friendly and helpful and all with a big smile on their faces. We got an upgrade because we arrived very early and the room was very spacious and clean with great beds and good air-conditioning, which we needed with 40+ degrees.... We also really enjoyed the pool and gardens.

As we were leaving very early we asked for a breakfast package to take with us, which was done to perfection (even for me they had specially added gluten free bread... so sweat!).

We felt very well looked after!
Will definitely come back here again to stay a bit longer

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We just stayed here for one night, coming from the plane and moving on the next day. However: Very friendly owners, beautifully restaured old convento. Very near to city of Alghero. Very warm welcome, with a lot of good advice. Restaurant not open yet (begin may), but lots of restaurants at 10 min drive (good advice from the owner!!).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Loc.Calvia - S. Statale 127 bis - Incrocio Via Carabuffas, 07041 Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Alghero
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Alghero
#4 Business Hotel in Alghero
#7 Luxury Hotel in Alghero
#10 Romantic Hotel in Alghero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alghero Resort Country Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alghero Country Resort Hotel, an oasis of silence and stillness behind the sounds of celebration from the nearby tourist resort, Alghero. An enchanting place, a detail of the nature where you can think, relax, and play.The resort is an ancient dwelling constructed in the 18th century, and now completely renovated and designed contemporary revisiting of a place created for the welfare and of this form and expression. ... more   less 
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