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Perdepera Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Cardedu
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“great holiday”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

brilliant things that i was afraid of.
the flight; BA terminal 5 plenty of leg room, free inflight drinks! very good.
the transfer. 2 hrs in a bus, air con, i had my 3 yr old on my lap. she slept the whole way. not ideal but not too painful.
the childcare. fantastic. evening creche where all the kids are asleep when you pick them up. I cant get mine to go to sleep at home!
the watersports. we didnt have great wind but did have some good days and the kit was just about enough. i understand we were at about half capacity so can see why there would be problems when full. helpful staff.
tennis v good, cycling good.
agree bar prices a bit steep. the pizzeria down the road was very good (about a 10 min walk north up the beach)
lots of little competitions to enter which was good fun.
all in all, very good

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Perdepera has a great beach with lovely swimming. And its setting is great. Towering crags and a sense of wild beauty.

Rooms are simple but roomy -housekeeping very good - clean- efficient-extra pillows came immediately. Towels were changed whebn requested.

The food was good and lots of it. Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon in unlimited quantities for breakfast set the tone. Buffets for lunch and alternate evenings. It would be easy to put weight on.

The air con kept the Mossies at bay at night.

Bar prices were somewhat lower than we expected for a resort- much like a London Pub prices. Nice touch -several large bottles of water for the room fridge for a mere 6 Euros.

But the real jewel was the beach- loads of loungers- beautiful clear water-soft sand -and a great setting. We aren't sailors but there seemed to lots of toys for the sailors to play with and the waterfront staff were visibly helpful.

It was well run. MW service side is staffed with young people who were very helpful and cheerful. Management was visible and helpful.

Some hotels services are run by the Italian owners - notably reception bar and housekeeping - their English was good and they too were very helpful.

We expected Sardinia (our first visit) to be expensive - but as there is not much around Perdepera we didn't spend much and the bar bill was no greater than it would have been at home. Because Sardinia isn't cheap the holiday cost is a bit higher but the beach makes it worth it.

We would definitely go again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Having read some of the reviews on Trip Advisor, we set off for Perdepera with our hearts in our mouths as to what awaited. We need not have worried: we had an excellent fortnight at Perdepera and were beautifully looked after by the ever-helpful MW staff. I would not say the holiday was "perfect", but it was very good indeed.
Rooms were basic, but had plenty of space for storing clothes and the bedrooms were huge. The bathrooms were compact but did "the needful" - just don't expect power showers and all the mod cons (if that is what you are after, then don't go on a MW holiday).
The food was generally excellent and the restaurant staff worked very hard indeed. A two-week menu would have been nice (and is not really too much to ask for).
The pool was good, but there were not enough sun loungers so that people invariably started putting out the beach towels at breakfast and it then became very difficult to get a sun lounger later (an issue for us during the two hour lunch period when there are no clubs and no lifeguard at the pool). MW staff were alive to the issue but seem to have a battle on their hands persuading the hotel to put out additional loungers (although at the end of our holiday they did bring a handful of additional loungers up from the beach).
The beach was superb and had masses of sun loungers, so for those who simply want to get tanned and read there is no need to get embroiled in the morning scramble at poolside.
The local PADI dive school has an office on site and runs a full range of courses including refresher courses for those (like my wife and I) who have not dived since "Before Children". Some of the diving is good, with a variety of wrecks just off the coast. But remember that this is the Med so do not expect a huge quantity or divesity of marine life.
The real jewel in the crown is the MW waterfront which was generally SUPERB. The waterfront staff worked their socks off and were amazing, but they were stretched very thin at times. The waterfront does badly need a few more Lasers and Picos and half a dozen extra staff (including someone to maintain the kit and fix it when it breaks: it was really frustrating when there was no kit available and broken boats were lined up on the beach).
Would we return? Like a shot, if they can address the kit and staff shortages at the waterfront.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had a week holiday with my wife and six month old daughter.
Child care is excellent and gave myself and my wife some much needed free time to enjoy to ourselves.

There were some small issues where Mark Warner let itself down. Notably my comments are repeated on trip adviser etc and by other guests on the holiday.

Manager was hidden away and only came out of her office at welcome and good bye gatherings, welcome drinks at 1915, creche opens 1930 all parents settling their little ones at this time and we missed the welcome meeting.

A lot of the staff were only staying to keep their retainer and were going through the motions. The managers didn't really get this point and manage it well. When you only get a few weeks a year they are valuable and having disinterested people running activities they end up not running. Aerobics instructur really had this problem. Advertised events to run after dinner i.e. table tennis tournament no one showed up to run it despite a group of guests waiting, not one member of the Mark Warner staff were around to notice.

Unfortunately our bag stayed in Heathrow and arrived two days later, we were lucky that we had essentials to get by but no suncream. Mark Warner didn't try to help just pointed us to a shop to buy a 20 Euro bottle. Not exactly good customer service, having a couple of bottles of suncream for emergency situations would have gone a long way to make us feel looked after.

Coffee was appauling, comments from the staff was that guests complained every week how bad it was. Why can't the manager look at comments and do something to address the constant issue. Soft drinks typical vile squash that no one finds palatable buy a tiny can of sprite for 2.50 at the bar. No coffee or tea after dinner you have to buy it at the bar. In Italy getting a decent cup of coffee shouldn't be difficult to provide for the guests, go back to the way Mark Warner used to do meals.

Spending a lot of time in the 24hr kitchen making bottles and food for my daughter, a cup of tea or coffee would have been nice at 0600 but no have to wait til 0730 for breakfast to open. A few mugs and a pot of instant and a few tea bags would have been really appreciated.

Bar prices very over inflated hence a quiet bar. Bars were always a lively fun place at a Mark Warner but now third full at busiest part of the week. 4.50 for a beer and 2.50 for a bottle of tonic (the little one), doesn't take a genius to work out why.

We were unlucky with the weather and had the last two days effectively lost due to high wind and choppy water, the guys on the waterfront had a great time jumping in the waves. No thought to organise other activites for the guests and on the last morning as we were in off peak season the beach was shut - after two days closed this was poor. The manager just towed the company directive and didn't think of flexibility for the guests and open for a few hours in the morning, didn't make you feel looked after at all. The booked RYA courses by some holiday makers couldn't be finished due to the weather, these could have been completed on the Saturday morning with a little forthougt.

Food generally good but very repetitive and minimal fruit options in the mornings and no local specialities.

It is a shame to leave with these little items bothering you, and they would be so easy to fix from a managers position and really make the guests feel appreciated.

Almost a fabulous week, without the childcare would have not have had a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Brilliant holiday. Lovely friendly people, delicious food (particularly the ice cream bar), great tennis & watersports etc.Fantastic staff. Rooms were spacious but basic (fine for us), and pleasantly spaced out in pretty gardens. The only people who were complaining had not read the brochure, so thought it was all-inclusive (it was not - you have to pay for bar drinks ... but even our bill was small!). Could have done with some more boats (Lasers in particular) since there were not enough if a lesson was on.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We spent one week with Mark Warner at their Perdepera resort in Sardinia from 25th August 2012. We are a family of 2 adults, 2 kids aged 7 and 4. We had a fabulous time and were so relieved to find that the previous reviews we had read were either completely untrue or simply not relevant to us.
The food was wonderful, we have been to a number of all inclusives that offer more extensive dining options but the food is always distinctly second class or worse. Here we found that the buffet food was fresh, there was plenty of choice, including a choice of FRESH pasta and pizza daily, numerous salads, freshly grilled meat and fish, ICE CREAM every lunch time and everything was replenished frequently. The a la carte dining was on offer 4 times a week and was excellent, the sort of thing you would go to a fine dining restaurant for at home.
The childcare facilities and staff were brilliant. My 7 year old got to try sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis, football, and numerous games and other activities, even robot building. My 4 year old was slightly more shy but was thrilled to have a go at sailing and loved the evening entertainment on offer every night. The fact that both kids were catered for with an early tea, then childcare from 7.30pm until we collected them every evening, meant that my husband and I were able to have a little breathing time to ourselves, as well as socialising with the other guests and generally feeling like people instead of just parents.
The flights were excellent, a small delay on the way out was in no way caused by anyone other than mother nature and the Mark Warner and BA staff did everything they could to make sure we were kept informed and kept comfortable. The transfer coaches WERE air conditioned and they make no secret of the long transfer time. Its not like they can move the airport!
The swimming pool was a delight, the beach lovely and the sea crystal clear and warm. There were excursions offered if you wanted to venture out and see some more of Sardinia.
All the staff at the resort made every effort to make sure you were happy and catered for at every step.
Some reviews have mentioned a lack of tea and coffee during the day. They were on offer at the bar for about 1 euro and were great. This is after all a full board resort - not all inclusive.
There may well have been a good pizzeria 10 minutes down the beach, but I didn`t feel the need to look for it at all.
The rooms are comfortable, clean and functional. They are a little sparse but we didn`t go on holiday to watch telly or play the wii. The boys got a TV fix in the evenings with a movie while we had a lovely dinner. The rooms were cleaned efficiently and quickly every morning and we had no cause for complaint.
We had a small mishap in the second half of the week - nothing to do with the hotel - that needed some first aid and a trip to the local medical centre. The staff were so helpful, chauffeuring us to the centre, helping with the tricky translations, making sure we had everything we needed. Many of the other staff came up later to ask if all was well too.
If there was anything to improve on at all it would be better ventiliation inside the buffet area, maybe tea and coffee facilities in the rooms, that is all I can think of.
In conclusion, we had an amazing, lovely week, we will definitely be going back. If you are looking for something all inclusive like a first choice option, this is not for you. If you are looking for something small, friendly and classy, this is great.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank SarahSRJB
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you have read the 2011 reviews - things have changed:
- No Italian guests or entertainment.
- No allocated table.
- Better food. (Not great but OK.)
- They warn you it's a 2hr transfer.
- New towels in the rooms everyday.
- More loungers and a NO RESERVING LOUNGERS policy.

Some things have not changed:
- There are still lots of kids!
- Childcare was simply excellent.
- Bog standard rooms. But we literally slept in them - nothing more.
- VERY CLEAN rooms.
- No diet drinks included and only tea and coffee with breakfast. Terrible "juice" drinks.
- Still one usable pool and an unused, unclean kids paddling pool.
- Still have to book dining times ASAP in the morning.
- Still only 2 tennis courts.
- Still MASSIVE queues every night at 630pm in order to book in those activities that could be booked.

As my first MW holiday I was genuinely shocked at the poor waterfront staff and facilities.
- Kit broke - only got fixed during the time I SHOULD BE SAILING. Fix the damn thing overnight.
- 5 lasers (one permanently broken), 7 picos, 4 topazes (cat), and a bunch of windsurfing kit.
- Really not much equipment for 300+ guests particularly when MW insist on running intro to sailing courses or kids club sailing both of which take priority.
- Virtually no formal booking system - just turn up and be disappointed - then wait 2 hours for a broken vessel to return...

I am a highly qualified sailor so maybe I set my standards too high but the attitude of the staff was lax to say the least. With a half decent toolkit and a couple of hours I could have fixed most of the problems single-handed.

The guy lending out the mountain bikes was a legend though. He spent 45 mins fixing all 20 of them every morning and went out of his way to lend the bikes outside of "official" times. Thanks!

The food was OK but then I am pretty happy with school dinners. A la carte was a good effort - and there was certainly plenty of choice.
BUT - spoons. Specifically tea spoons. These are vital implements for children. It is owing to their small mouths you see. My kids use them for pretty much every dish. So they need LOTS.
For some meals there were literally NONE. This meant more yoghurt on their faces than in their tummies. A shame. Although it did mean I could eat the ice cream portion all in one go, which was nice.

Also - the coffee/tea machine. I learned to hate it. Day 1 there were two of them. Day 2-6 just one and a line of 10 caffeine-starved twitching middle-class muppets (me) trying to use it.
Trying to make tea? Well let's make you press the button twice and then pour scalding hot water all over your hand. Any other button = coffee. Tiny, tiny amounts of coffee.
Have you heard of a Venti??? It's Italian for "give me a pint of hot brown stuff somewhat related to the coffee bean".
I longed for the enormous tea pots full of builder's finest that I had a school.
The upside is that I am saving £5 a day back at work having weaned myself off the dark stuff.

Other:
- BA flights from LHR T5 = good. Delayed but the Captain invited the kids into the cockpit. "Have you ever seen a grown man naked?" was NOT asked.
- We didn't bother booking tennis. 2 courts for 300 people. Mostly booked by private lessons.
- Beds were ROCK hard. I like a nice stiff mattress as much as the next man but this was just too much.
- Outside space was comedy. A tiny terrace then jungle. No view.
- No mobile coverage unless you walk to the tennis courts, climb a tree and then hop on one leg. Quite refreshing to be honest.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Perdepera Resort
Address: Marina di Cardedu - Localita Perd'e Pera, 08040 Cardedu, Sardinia, Italy (Formerly Villaggio Veraclub Perdepera)
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Ogliastra > Cardedu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Cardedu
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Hotel Class:4 star — Perdepera Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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