We have just got back from a 4 night stay at the Hotel Speraesole, and we had a great stay there.
The hotel is lovely and the staff were really friendly and helpful. We had upgraded to a pool/sea view, and had a lovely view of the pool and gardens, with the sea in the distance. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed, large balcony and spacious bathroom with a nice powerful shower. There is a TV, mini bar and free wi-fi and air-conditionng. We had hired a car for our stay, and the hotel has ample parking at the rear of the hotel. The pool was nice, but absolutely freezing! Breakfast was varied and plentiful. We didn't eat a dinner at the hotel, but we did have lunch there one day which was nice.
The village of Murta Maria was a very small, non-touristy place, with only a couple of places to eat. We loved La Pergola (about 100m rom the hotel), but were not impressed with Ristorante Murta Maria, the service was very poor, but the food was nice. There was a couple of supermarkets and a pharmacy.
The closest beach, Porto Istana, was gorgeous, and less than a 5 minute drive. Again, it wasn't a very tourist place, and there were lots of locals there which gave it a lovely feel. The sand was soft and the water calm and shallow, perfect for kiddies.
We explored up and down the coast and, second to Istana, our favourite beach was Impastu, just north of La Cinta. It was a gorgeous bay and wasn't very busy. Very idyllic. I would say that a car is definitely required when visiting this hotel, as there are so many place to go and explore, but local transport didn't appear that great.
If you are staying here and hiring a car at the airport, be aware of the diversion when driving to the hotel. I had Google-mapped the route, but when we got there a diversion was in place, which threw us a bit.
Overall we would definitely recommend this hotel as a great base for exploring the area.
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- Also Known As:
- Speraesole Hotel Olbia
- Speraesole Olbia, Sardinia