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Hotel Simius Playa
Ranked #10 of 33 Hotels in Villasimius
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“Good experience with Hotel Simius Playa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great hotel right by the beach with a very nice pool and outdoor seating area. No need to drive down to the beach since the hotel is right there. Rooms are cozy and staff is quite nice. We came as a group so it was refreshing to be able to spend the evenings on the outdoor veranda enjoying local drinks (mirto !) and chatting. I would most certainly return to this property given the decent price and well appointed accommodations. The AC in the room can also act as a heater if the nights are chilly. The villasimius area is also quite beautiful with many small coves / beaches readily explorable.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We just returned from a 7 night stay at the Simius and loved every minute of it. The location is outstanding (we found our own private beach 12 minutes away by car that would rival any Caribbean beach) and our Junior Suite (#9) was absolute perfection.

Thank you Sandra and Staff who added a touch of class and service that will be memorable to us for years to come.

  • Stayed April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed at Simius Playa from 7.-12. October and enjoyed 5 splendid days. The holiday season was in its final stage but since weather was still very good the whole area around Villasimius was still in holiday mood, but not overfilled with people. Simius Playa is a hotel in old English colonial style and the layout of bar, swimming pool, reception etc...is all made to reflect this and emphazise a nice relaxed atmosphere. We stayed in a Junior Suite with Sea view as we have children and it was very nice and well decorated....

If you want to TOTALLY relax and enjoy a bit of luxery Simius Playa is definately a place to go...and we had nothing to complaint about during our stay as everyone from the staff where very friendly and did what they could to make us feel welcome and special. Beach is just next to the hotel and very nice....

For Italian standards the breakfast buffet is very good as they dont just give the standard crossaint and espresso but have a lot of cheese,cereals and specialities and it was fresh and tasty.....Restaurant staff withTonino especially made us feel very welcome and relaxed ... Food is very good but one small piece of advice for the restaurant would be maybe to include some dishes made especially for children based on good Italian kitchen.

Room Tip: The best rooms are the suites with sea view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Lovely hotel by the nice beach with amazing views, very peaceful and in a perfect location if you are looking to chill right on the beach front. Beautiful lounge area. Had a lovely spacious room with balcony.
The town centre of Villasimius is a few minute drive, but for a walk it might take a while, which was the down side of the hotel.
Villasimius is very quiet little town, perfect to relax, but if you want bars, parties and lot's of people buzzing around, it's not the right place.
All in all lovely quiet relaxing hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We spent our last 2 days in Sardinia at this hotel. We had some low expectations from previous reviews but took the chance. Unfortunately our expectations were met. The superior room for 196Euro per night was poor. They were "full" so no option to change. It was a corner room at the back looking into other buildings, scruffy tree covered slope and what looked like a generator. No room to swing a cat in the en suite shower room and the toilet had to be negotiated sideways as it was about 6 inches from the shower. Very tired and needs refurbishment. Terrace door lock didn't work but was repaired within a few hours.
Rules are everywhere and must be observed- we were grumbled at for sitting down for breakfast at 7.53am when it starts at 8- we did have to be at the airport and time was tight. Checkout not available till after 8am either.
Prices are also high priority- if you want a clean pool/beach towel they charge 3 euro!
As a (handsomely) paying guest I would expect to have use of the hotel's private beach - but no, 15 to 25euro per person per day for use of a lounger and no option to just put a towel on the sand- we were asked to move to the public beach.
Location is good for the beach, but not much else. 15minute walk into town is pleasant and well lit at night.
This is at best a 3 star hotel and not the 4 they claim.
The only real saving grace is the bar area which is really comfortable and staff are friendly- this is the only reason I rated this place poor rather than terrible.

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished room. Avoid room 52.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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SimiusPlaya, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Simius Playa, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. Sorry that you have gained such an impression of our hotel. The room that you have received is very quiet and has a very large terrace. Of course we also have rooms with a sea view but if you would like this, then you must also book this please. It is true that some bathrooms are not renovated in our hotel, but each year we renovate a part of our hotel. We are sorry, that the terrace door did not close, but we have immediately taken care of the problem, and after dinner it was repaired. At the reception desk there is a big sign with our check-in and check-out hours. It says that the reception is open from 8-23 clock and you can pay your bill in this period. Would you have told us that you want to check out earlier than 8 clock, we would have done the balancing of the bill in the evening before and had given the breakfast-staff a note that you arrive earlier for breakfast. At any check out time before 8 am you can get a small breakfast with fresh cafe or tea, as the night porter prepares it for our guests.
To protect the environment the changing of the beach towels costs 3 €.
The beach chairs are not included in the B & B price, but they do not cost 15 € for one beach chair. The price is for two sun beds and one umbrella. In our half-board rate the sun beds on the beach are included. I think it's understandable that we cannot allow to lay down on the sand in front of the beach beds when other customers pay for them. Next to our private beach is a large free beach-part where you can lie at any time in the sand.
We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us..
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We did not stay at this hotel due to lack of availability, however we went in for a couple of drinks after days on the beach. The staff in the bar area were very professional and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, especially being able to shelter in from the thunderstorms. Complimentary olives, cheeses , meats and crisps were a really nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed four nights, the garden + pool area are real beautiful, it was very quite, without loud music, animations, noise from cleaning people etc.. Fine, colonial style furniture in the lobby, bar, restaurant, very clean all around. One of the very few beach hotels in Sardinia, nice beach, white fine sand, excellent clear, blue and warm water, exotic palms and flowers. Free parking in the courtyard. Many possibilities for different activities, town of Villasimius is beautiful and full of life,some nice restaurants around, you can walk on the beach to the Notteri salt lake with flamingo's, swim with the fishes etc. Don't expect Villasimius town to be very,very close, there are almost 1 Km to the city entrance, a bit more to the center and the buses are not so frequent but the walk is nice or if you have a car, it's better. Try to get a superior room with sea view, it is worth 30 EUR extra even if a little too sunny. Also other superior rooms are nice, big, fantastic large and comfortable beds. Some other rooms could be dark, not renovated and disappointing. Breakfast is good, nice to sit in the garden but it could be improved, we missed some vegetables, we asked for tomatoes and we've got some, coffee is excellent but paying extra for an omelet is absurde. Umbrella + 2 beds are around 20 EUR on the beach. Service was friendly. I would recommend this beautiful hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Simius Playa
Address: Via Matteotti 91, 09049 Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Villasimius
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Villasimius
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Villasimius
#4 Luxury Hotel in Villasimius
#11 Romantic Hotel in Villasimius
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Simius Playa 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Simius Playa Hotel is an enchanting corner of Paradise overlooking the turquoise sea of Capo Carbonara, along the most beautiful coast of Sardinia, a quality hotel in Colonial style just a few minutes walk from downtown Villasimius. A beach of fine white sand extends in front of the hotel for walking or for having fun, aprivate pool to swim in complete freedom and enjoy the sun, enveloped in the silence of tropical gardens, and a terrace overlooking the garden where you can dine immersed in the scent of the bougainvillea under skies filled with the brightest stars of the island.And finally, in the heart of the hotel is the exclusive Simius Playa Restaurant, where every day you can taste delicious local cuisine, from land and sea, experiencing a journey of Mediterranean flavors and scents that enchants the senses.This is the setting of the Simius Playa Hotel, which will welcome you with the courtesy, warmth and ease that have characterized this Villasimius historic hotel for generations ... more   less 
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