The Grand Hotel is set approx 3km away from the main centre of Porto Cervo. The hotel like all of the others in the area is very traditional in build and style, with rustic finishes, set on a high cliff. There is a private beach which you reach by walking down steps near the pool and is set in a little cove.The view from the hotel and pool is beautiful, and the pool itself is quiet large. Those are the main positives of this hotel.
The rooms are very basic, with poor quality linen and sparse furnishings. It is however clean. As other have commented breakfast is a disaster. It is self seating, however because it is served buffet style, when you return to your table with a plate of food you find someone else has sat at your table. The variety never changes so you will be eating the same thing for your whole stay, the toaster does not work and the eggs were greasy and unappetising. The waiters often clear your plate while you are still eating and do not come and refresh cutlery if they have taken yours away.
I was also disappointed that even though the hotel has a private beach you are required to pay 23 euros to use the sun beds! I think this is ridiculous for a supposed 4 start hotel. The day beds and couches around the beach and pool are tired, stained and could do with being refreshed. There are some facilities advertised that are not a true reflection of what is available. The hotel has a large TV room with DVD player but does not supply DVD's - you are expected to bring your own. If you book a massage it will be from which ever yoga instructor they have that week and the sauna is tiny (single person). The shuttle to the town centre only goes twice a day with the last return at 7:30pm.........but the restaurants in Porto Cervo do not open until 8.00pm.
Finally this hotel is used for yoga retreats and if you are not part of these large yoga groups you can feel like a less valued customer.
The hotel is basic, and would be a good spot for someone just looking to lay their head but if you are looking for luxury this is not the place to come.
P.S Access to the hotel and between the hotel and main centre is very steep and a difficult walk - a car is a must and even then some with a smaller engine were struggling to make it up the steep drive.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Porto Cervo
- Grand Hotel Porto Cervo
- Grand Hotel In Porto Cervo Sardinia