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“Fairy Tale Romance with breathtaking views of the bay” 5 of 5 stars
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El Faro Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Porto Conte, 07041 Alghero, Sardinia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Alghero
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“Fairy Tale Romance with breathtaking views of the bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had our wedding reception dinner party here & couldn't of asked for a more beautiful place, it literally is paradise, unspoilt views, clear blue sea, delicious food, a pool bar & tres chic pool parties! It's a 15 minute drive from the centre of Alghero & is on the bus route, but if your staying more than a couple of days, do invest in car hire as you'll get to enjoy the culture & romanticism of Alghero..winding cobbled streets, a laid back feel to life! Love it! & a big thank you to Mr. Greco the manager & his staff for the excellent service. :-)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you want to get away from it all and enjoy the sun, the crystal clear water, good food and a nice hotel in a beautiful location then El Faro is the right choice. We spent 10 nights there and did not miss the city life at all. One day we went by bus to Alghero and had a wonderful seafood lunch at Ristorante 10 metri in the Centro Storico. We also walked the track through the National Park to Punta Giglio; a fantastic view of the sea and the special mountain formations. The rest of the time we spent at the hotel enjoying some lazy days. Try to get a sea view room, it is worth it to be able to listen to the "music of the sea" in the morning when you get up and at night before you go to bed.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have had a wonderful stay at the El Faro hotel. A true and proper get away .... pools, sea, bar, views... lovely in every sense. The regular bus servics is regular but sort of 2 hourly regular and is a 45 min ride, often standing into Algehro.... not a hotel service so not a relfection on El Faro in any sense. Car hire is essential to get into Algehro and beyond. But the hotel itself is wonderful for being away from it all. Bosa is a must both asa driveand destination,

Room Tip: Upgrade to exec to get a sea view.... totally worth it
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We spent 4 nights at El Faro at the end of June. It is our 5th time to Alghero and we got married at El Faro last year. The hotel is looking great and the setting and view is still as beautiful as ever. You must opt for a sea view room, it really is worth paying the extra as the scenary is simply breathtaking. Many thanks again to Giovanni and all his staff at El Faro whose service ensured our stay was perfect. It really was lovely to see you all again and we look forward to seeing you all again next year! I would most definitely recommend this hotel, especailly if you want somewhere romantic, secluded and away from the crowds. Would recommend hiring a car as the hotel is about a 20mins drive outside of Alghero.

Room Tip: Opt for a seaview if possible as the view is breathtaking.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My son's wedding was held in July at this fantastic Hotel, set in one of the most beautiful and exclusive spots of Sardinia with amazing panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding natural park of Port Conte. My husband and myself together with a number of other guests stayed at the Hotel for a number of nights and were extremely happy with the room, the breakfast and the Service provided by friendly and professional staff. The Wedding Celebration was an absolute success from every point of view. The service was superb and the food exquisite and the message from a number of guests I spoke to is clear. We want to return to El Faro next year. My thanks to Giovanni, Patrizia, Antonello, Nadia, the Chef and all the staff at El Faro.

Room Tip: we stayed in a second floor in room with a sea view which is very spacious and airy and the bed very...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My (somewhat demanding) girlfriend and I were looking to recharge our proverbial batteries in a quiet and comfortable place, while enjoying sun, sea and food. El Faro ticked all the boxes.

The sea (in a bay) is directly accessible, crystal clear and safe. Due to 'pool' ladders dotted around the seafront, it feels more like the sea is a huge private pool, nicely topped off with a floating platform about 100 metres in the bay.

Hotel facilities are superb - definitely a higher-end four star. Giovanni and his team were very helpful as well.

Even though the hotel was probably fully booked in the high season, one does not have a crammed 'Spanish costa' feeling. At lunch time, though, the wait times at the pool bar were perhaps a bit long. However, that's a minor gripe.

The dinner is good value, but recommend as well the nearby marina restaurant. Going to Alghero for dinner is a bit hit and miss based on own experience and talking to other guests.

All in all, a very good experience. The proof is in the pudding - my girlfriend wants to go back.

Room Tip: Go for the sea view room. The view is stunning.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A very nice hotel, in a great location. Not the place for those seeking entertainment, but perfect for people like us, looking to relax in a quiet setting directly by the sea.
We had a lovely room, with a fabulous view.
On the plus side, apart from the location and view: direct access to the sea (for hotel guests only); very friendly staff (although they appeared to be a bit overworked at times); good breakfast, excellent dinner (a four-course menu offering various choices, for 32 €. We once went to have dinner in Alghero where we ended up paying more whilst being very disappointed). Snacks (salads, toast, fruit,..) available at the bar or pool bar, but there's also a full lunch menu at the restaurant.
Nice sea-water pool. The lounge and bar areas are comfortable and offer a panoramic view over the bay.
What was annoying (and the hotel should take care of this): some guests occupy sun beds by the sea or by the pool as if they had booked them as part of their room: they sneak out before breakfast and leave their towels or even keep them "occupied" day and night by leaving some items on them. It is annoying to see that before 9 am all places appear to be taken, whilst even by 10 am not all of them are effectively occupied yet!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Localita Porto Conte, 07041 Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Alghero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Alghero
#5 Business Hotel in Alghero
#5 Luxury Hotel in Alghero
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alghero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — El Faro Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Faro Hotel, ammazing place, intimate and elegant project by the illustrious Sardinian architect Antonio Simon Mossa, stands in the wonderful scene of Baia delle Ninfe(the Nymph Bay), immersed in the surrounding nature. Designed over the idea of a boat anchored at sea, it has an equipped marina area, seawater swimming pools, spa services and WI-FI zones. It is only 10 minutes away from Alghero and the airport Alghero-Fertilia. Paris Alghero its only 2 hours fly. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Faro Alghero
El Faro Hotel Alghero, Sardinia

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