I have travelled all around the world, to many third world countries, yet this is the worst experience I have ever had! I checked in the hotel, and they had forgotten to clean it from the person before- I can't describe the state of the room. The cleaners apologised and cleaned my little prison cell; with a shower so small, my size 12 body was squashed against the wall to get into it!
Most of the facilities mentioned was not available. Despite it being a sunny bank holiday weekend, the pool was closed and there was no tourist information as advertised (they seemed generally surprised when i asked about scuba diving/organised tours). In fact, you would be hard pressed to find anyone working at this hotel who could string more than a few words in English together, or had any hospitality skills/charm!
1.5km to the beach? It kind of missed out the treck down a busy public highway, and in 1.5km you get to the sea-which you can see below the highway. it's at least another 1 or 2 km before you get to the beach. The lovely sound of the waves crashing against the shore, oh, and the noise pollution of the highway...
Nothing was open in the immediate area. There were no shops and the 'beautiful cagliari' as the receptionist called it was merely a small cluster of european shops and dodgy pizzerias.
People ST away from this charmless hotel!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Califfo is situated in a quiet panoramic position facing the Gulf of Cagliari at the end of the wonderful Poetto beach, only 9 Km from downtown. The Hotel, recently expanding, is equipped with all comforts. Our hotel has 300 beds, with a restaurant for 350 people and a meeting centre for up to 400 seats. In summertime you may also find a free shuttle service to the nearest beach, animateur, shows, sports facilities, discotheque.... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Califfo Hotel Cagliari
- Hotel Califfo Sardinia, Italy - Quartu Sant'Elena