We stayed at this hotel on our first family holiday with our thirteen month old son.
First off, the hotel is exactly what you'd expect in Italy - it's traditional. I disagree with other views who said the hotel needs refurbished - it's a typical Italian hotel and in my opinion, not in need of refurbishment.
We were really impressed with the food. Always a good choice on offer at breakfast and dinner and the restaurant staff were all really pleasant and were brilliant at entertaining our son during meal times.
The pool areas were lovely, but the water is freezing! We didn't really sit around the pool much as it was a very quiet atmosphere - not really suitable for an excitable baby!
There are a lot of stairs around the different pool areas, so not suitable for pushchairs. However, the hotel isn't that big so it was fine to carry our son around those areas.
There's a lovely beach which the hotel sits on - not the softest of sands, but the views are fantastic.
Just a five minute walk from the hotel (and down a very steep hill) you come to the centre of the resort, with nice chilled out bars, restaurants and shops. If you're eating out, I'd recommend the Baia Blu for lunch / dinner. Excellent food and service - and if you're a tiramisu lover, you've got to order it in this restaurant, it was sublime!
The main beach in the centre of the resort is a good size, nice soft sand and you can hire boats / arrange boat trips from here.
The only downside to the hotel was the amount we were charged to hire a cot - 40 Euros per night! The rooms aren't all that big either - but as Sardinia is so beautiful, you don't want to be spending that much time in your room anyway.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend this hotel and the resort - great food, great staff and great weather!
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Baia Sardinia
- Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach Sardinia/Baia Sardinia