I stayed here on a week's holiday in June 2009. I was travelling on my own, so wanted somewhere that was within easy reach of both town and beach so that I could keep myself entertained. The biggest problem with Hotel Panorama is its location. There's nothing very much around the hotel, so if you want to do anything, it involves a 10 minute bus journey (or a 20 minute walk into the city centre). In hindsight I would much rather have stayed either in the city centre or at Poetto Beach, which would have meant just a slightly longer bus journey when I wanted to get to the other.
That said, it's only a 10 minute bus ride to the beach, and 5 mins to city centre. And the hotel does have the compensation of a decent pool and pool bar, a godsend on hot summer weekend days when you can't be bothered to go to the crowded beach.
In terms of other amenities, the hotel also offers free wi-fi throughout, does a reasonable breakfast and a very decent dinner from an 8th floor restaurant with a wonderful view, my room was ok (if a little noisy from the main road, I'd recommend asking for a room that's not on the main road side), and the staff are mostly friendly and helpful, though some speak little English, and one rather surly chap seemed to think it a terrible imposition that I wanted to use the safe deposit box daily to store my laptop, even though the hotel literature in my room made it very clear that the hotel wouldn't take responsibility for the loss of items left in the room. (And there was no in room safe in my room).
The chambermaid service was also a little hit and miss. There was a cigarette butt on my balcony from the previous occupant that was there when I arrived, and still there when I left, even though my room had been serviced daily in the meantime. They also neglected to replace the plastic cups in my room for the last couple of days of my stay.
I had a perfectly pleasant stay here, but unless having a pool is a must for you (or you have your own transport), I would recommend looking at hotels that are either in Cagliari city centre, or at the beach, depending on where you anticipate you will spend most time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A strategic position, only a few minutes away from the city centre and the wonderful Poetto beach. A first-class service and a breathtaking view over the Golfo degli Angeli make Hotel Panorama the ideal place to stay for anyone who wishes to spend some time in the city of Cagliari or visit the south of Sardinia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Hotel Cagliari
- Hotel Panorama Cagliari, Sardinia