My 18 year old daughter and I travelled to Forte Village for the first week in September. We had stayed when she was four and again when she was five. Not much appears to have changed (and that is not meant in a good way!).
After booking at the Villagio and being taken to our accommodation, the heavens opened and rain started pouring into the room. Called reception twice over a 40 minute period - nothing was done and no one called back. Once the rain had stopped walked to the reception and on being asked why nothing had been done was fobbed off with a shoulder shrug and smile!! After complaining to reception manager - we were finally installed at the Castello.
A nice room - but that is all.
As has been said on some other reviews - the food is nice - but it is the same most evenings. The breakfast buffet is good. The poolside service could be so much better. There is no menu at the poolside tables - surely missing a trick here.
To swim in the sea was wonderful - but the beach hawkers make staying there impossible. Every five minutes (no exaggeration) you are approached and some find it hard to take no for an answer. It is NOT a private beach.
I didn't find the service particularly good - not bad but in no way as high as some other people found. There is a very strange assortment of shops - a selection of expensive clothes stores - and very little in the way of what you might expect to find in a beach resort.
The whole place needs refurbishing as the setting is wonderful.
One big downside though is the very, very loud music that starts at about 9.00 and went on until 11.30 every night. We were a good distance from the main square, but, even with the windows closed, you could hear every word. No idea why it has to be this loud.
Having been three times now over the past 14 years - I think that this will be the last time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely private and exclusive, the luxurious Castello guarantees absolute tranquillity just a few metres from the extraordinary Sardinian sea. The rooms and suites offer spectacular views from one of the most private corners of Forte Village. Furnished in typical Sardinian style, each superbly appointed room and suite overlooks the sea or pine forest from a balcony or terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forte Village Resort - Hotel Castello Sardinia/Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy