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“Stifling Room Spoiled Sardinia Soujourn”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Due Colonne

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Due Colonne
Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Cagliari
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“Stifling Room Spoiled Sardinia Soujourn”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

We spent four nights in late October 2011 at the Due Colonne. This was our first trip to Sardinia, although we've been to Italy numerous times. Since we were staying in France for a month, and Cagliari was easily reachable from Marseille Airport via RyanAir, we decided to take a little side trip to discover a new area.
Due Colonne is clean and well located, and the staff are friendly and fairly helpful. You can walk to shopping, and the bus station is convenient for taking out of town trips to the countryside. It's also close to the marina district, the tourist mini-train and open air tour buses.

We found the hotel staff friendly, but our over-arching problem with our stay was the lack of air conditioning on two of the four nights. When we arrived we tried to turn on the ac in the room, but it was not functional. We then complained to the desk clerk that the room was too hot. He said that because it was autumn the air conditioner had been turned off and probably couldn't be turned back on. He fiddled with something on the computer for a few seconds, and murmured something about a burning smell we might experience in the room.(?) With urging, he agreed to contact the manager. His suggestion was that we open a window. This was not a satisfactory solution due to the street noise, the heavy drapes that didn't stay open, and mostly the lack of cool air from outside.

For all four of our days in town,the weather was hot and humid. The weather didn't seem to be a surprise to the locals, and in fact, our guidebook to Sardinia described the province as having "six months of summer." Even if the weather was unusual, the management should have been concerned about the comfort of their guests. On the second and third nights, the air conditioner was turned on, but on the fourth night it was once again stifling hot and uncomfortable. At 110 euros a night the hotel is admittedly not a very high end establishment, but it is not so cheap as to indicate that guests should not expect comfort and attention to detail.
I also just noted that on the Due Colonne site that they claim to have a bar and internet service, neither of which was true during our stay in October 2011. There is a very nice internet cafe a few blocks away which is fine, but the hotel shouldn't claim to have services it doesn't provide.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

I needed a single for one night in between arriving by train from Sassari and leaving by air for London. Due Colonne fitted the bill being near the railway/bus stations and very convenient for all the restaurants behind Via Roma. From previous experience I know it is also convenient for visiting the castle/cathedral complex on the hill. So good location. My room was a single, singles are always grim - but it was better than a lot. Nice building - old palazzo, friendly staff, decent breakfast. Served my purposes admirably.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

A good stopping off point in Cagliari. Excellent central location to see the city with many good restaurant nearby. The hotel receptionist Guiseppi was outstanding, sharing information not only for Cagliari, but for all of Sardegna. Parking is the only problem here, and I would recommend you pick up your car after you leave Cagliari.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

We had a double room and a twin room. The double room was very good (I believe it was a 'superior' room), spacious and clean. The twin room however badly needed a bit of TLC; there were some very visible marks on the walls that could have done with some paint. The A/C in the twin room was very tempermental and we could only seem to get it to work at one specific temperature.

One of the members of staff was very helpful but the other didn't seem to speak much English and seemed a bit grumpy.

Parking can be a bit tough. We managed to find a space just off a nearby square, about 5 minutes walk away.

Other than that I can't really complain. The location was great, next to a cool department store and an easy walk to lots of bars and restaurants. The breakfast was good. Most of the rooms are probably very nice; we may have just been unlucky with the twin room we had.

I would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

The hotel cannot be faulted for service or location. The staff speak excellent English and are very helpful with regard to restaurant suggestions and bookings. The location is ideal being within walking distance of all the main sights and also restaurants. Via Sardegna is one of the many roads which have restaurants offering excellent value-for-money trattorias. Despite this the hoel is very quiet.

The hotel is expanding and will be offering new rooms. At present there are some factors that require attention. The bathrooms would benfit from a couple of shelves being added so that it would be possible for two people to put out their toiletries without them spilling into the sink. There is free wi-fi for 30 minutes in the lobby but this is renewable so it does not cause any problem. Breakfast is excellent although the "juice" seems to be made from a cordial rather than being packaged. otherwise the fresh, warm croissants more than offset this disappointment as do the coffees.

All in all this is friendly place that will improve further. It is worth a stay

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Bristol, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

Excellent location in pedestrian street, just off Via Roma. Plenty of good restaurants nearby. Large high-ceilinged quiet room. Large bathroom. Good breakfast. Air conditioning noisy but effective.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

We booked a junior suite. Room was ok, but not the two separated pieces as mentioned on the booking site. It was rather one large piece
We askef for a baby bed and received a box which we shoud build up ourselves. I presumed this went automatically, but the one click system did not work.
When I asked the reception for assistance, he couldn't really help me. Too bad
The room was indeed keeping the street noise outside, so we had a comfortable sleep after all

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Due Colonne
Address: Via Sardegna 4, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Cagliari
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#6 Business Hotel in Cagliari
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Hotel Class:3 star — Due Colonne 3*
Number of rooms: 1
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