In short this is a clean and pleasant well placed hotel. The views from all the terraces (bar, restaurant, pool) are excellent. The private beach is not really suitable for swimming but a nice spot for some sunbathing. We didn't opt for a sea room as we spent so much time out and about or on the terraces. The breakfast is simple but effective, and dinner - see below.
The best advise we took from trip advisor was to book only B&B, there are so many great restaurants in and around the town (within 15 minutes walk) that we ate with a different sea view every evening. With the euro currently weak they are also very affordable. Our top 3 where; Su Nuraghe (high on the hill behind the hotel, you cant miss it), Aragona (a spaghetteria on the east side of the castle, and Pinna (above street level on the main sea road to the port).
The hotel was very quiet when we stayed, with a large wedding group arriving a day before we departed. This made the atmosphere very quiet and relaxing, this may still be the case when at capacity but I could not be sure.
The only real downside is the drive from Olbia, we arrived at night and 2 hours on roads you dont know with a map that isn't the best quickly becomes more than 2 hours and is a bad start to any trip. Either arrive in the day or use GPS if your planning to drive. We took the winding mountain route out, then the main road via Sassari on the way home which was much simper.
Renting a car may be a good idea if you get itchy feet and want to explore, there is a car rental office at the marina if you only wanted a day or two rather than getting one at the airport. Check out the north west peninsular of the island La Pelosa - you wont be disappointed.
One 'oddness' to look out for is the entertainment which incurs a mandatory charge (why is this not included in the room price!?). For 4 euros a day each you get (i think) the life guard service, hotel bus service, children's creche and entertainment pool side/evening. All of which was ok, but as a couple we could have happily done without. In any case the staff are enthusiastic and a pleasure to talk to. A warning, this does mean for a couple of hours in the morning and afternoon you cant really just relax by the pool - it doesn't seem to fit the ambiance of the hotel and would make me think twice about going back to this hotel for what we wanted.
As a closing thought, the town is an excellent place to stay, and we didn't see any other hotels that we thought looked better than this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A jewel in the center of the bay of Vignaccia, with superb views of the Gulf of the Asinara,in Sardinia. A modern complex and dynamic only 50 meters away from the beachof sand and rock, easily accessible through an underpass. At 600 meters from the hotel, on the other hand, is located the centerof the medieval Castelsardo, with its characteristic fortified village on the cliff above the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pedraladda Hotel Castelsardo
- Hotel Pedraladda Castelsardo, Sardinia