Carlos V Hotel

Address: Via Lungomare Valencia, 24, Alghero, Sardinia, 07041, Italy | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on Via Lungomare Valencia, 24, Alghero, is near Maria Pia Beach, The Andrea Jensen, Alghero Aquarium, and Wind Sardinya Sail Sas.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Carlos V Hotel Alghero

    Like the New Rooms


    Have read the reviews of this hotel and having looked at both types of room I can understand why people are not happy with the "old" rooms. The "old" rooms are basic, bare and have a 1970's feel about them. Some have balconies and view over the pool, others not. If you get them cheap and are not too fussed then they are ok. The new rooms are lovely. Very high standard of decor, all wood, fabrics etc and huge marble bathroom with deep bath, double shower etc. Our room had balcony overlooking pool and the sea beyond - lovely view. Seems others may not have that view so check in advance. Basic breakfast and communal areas bit bland. Staff very friendly. Old Town is 15 mins walk along sea front. Car hire available from the hotel (Smart car) for about 30 a day. Overall, nice hotel, "new" rooms lovely, stunning view and good location. Good size pool overlooking the Sea. Will need to travel a bit to get to a beach though as its rocky around the hotel. Would recommend.



    We visited Carlos V on 16th Sept 2004 and stayed there for 1 week. The communal areas of the hotel were 4 star , our room was not!! It was , at best, 3 star. Furniture was old and the room was very bare . The hotel is currently going through a refurbishment and half of the rooms have already been updated to a very high standard . If you are lucky enough to get one of these rooms great, if like us you had a much older room you will feel disappointed that it is offered as 4 star accomodation .

    Location is good , right by the sea but no direct access to the beach (hotel do supply a courtesy bus to the nearest beach). If you've booked a 2/3 star room than fine , if not I am sure you can do better

    Not impressed


    We thought we had booked into a 4 star hotel - but unfortunately this was unlike any 4 star hotel I have stayed in before. It is more like a 3 star - fine if that is what you have booked. It looks lovely on the outside but on the inside...the facilities are very basic - our room was bare - with very old furniture, as was the bathroom. Overall not somewhere I consider to be relaxing. We checked out on the same day. I didn't expect luxury but a bit more than a 'hostel'.

    Good solid choice


    Good solid 3 / 4 star , rooms 3 star , pool is 4 star , good choice for Alghero , good view from rooms , Alghero is great town to wander around .



    Enjoyed a fabulous week at Carlos V Hotel at Alghero on B&B basis. Room good, continental breakfast average, service and friendliness very good. Excellent outdoor pool with very good supervision with towels available. Gardens and pool area excellent. Has mini golf and play area, tennis courts. Bus stop outside. 15 mins walk to good quality restaurants in town with fine variety of shops. Beaches small and rocky. Better beaches within couple of miles. Recommend Ryanair to Alghero Airport - 30 mins from hotel. Taxis's not cheap! Buses very cheap but not so convenient. Take the land train for a trip through the narrow streets of old town - keep your hands inside!

    It is rated as a 4* not the best but a world away from 3*s in the area


    We had jsut booked a last minute flight to Sardinia and looked for a suitable hotel once we got there. The first hotel we found in Alghero was a 3* and it was appauling.

    I was shattered from the early flight so my boyfriend took a drive down the road to see if he could find somehting better. That is when he discovered the Carlos V situated overlooking the sea.

    Our room was lovely and spacious with a balcony overlooking the pool.

    It seemed a million miles away from the first dump we stumbled upon.

    The pool was lovely and the service was good. I felt the breakfast on offer was rather poor but their a la carte menu was good and we had some lovely lunches by the pool and sipped champagne cocktails on the pool terrace whilst we enjoyed the sunset.

    The overall experience was very good mainly due to the friendly and helpful staff although I did here mutterings from other guests that they had found them rude. I feel that this is because they were English and did not really understand the understated attention they received.

    Not impressed


    We booked a room with sea view for two nights for myself, my husband and our three year old daughter. We arrived at the hotel at 2.45 pm in June 2003, and were shown to our room. It was very hot and we discovered the airconditioning was not going. At once we went to reception to enquire as to how we could activate the airconditioning.

    We were told that the airconditioning did not turn on in the afternoons until 3 pm (siesta time for our wee girl), went off again at 2 am, came on again at 6 am and went off again at 9 am - not to be turned on again until 3 pm. At the time of enquiring it was 37 degrees outside. We complained and were told they could do nothing about it. When we asked to speak to the manager we were told to come back tomorrow. We returned to our room, the airconditioning by now was on but was inefficient.

    After a sleepless night we went to reception and were told they would 'fix' the airconditioning. At mid-day we went to reception and asked to change rooms. We were told that this was not possible and that we were free to leave if we wish. The manager was still not available. Shortly after 3 pm (the airconditioning had not been fixed) we moved into a delightful small 3 star hotel on the waterfront with sea view and saved ourselves 50 Euro! We will not be returning to Carlos V again. Their whole attitude left a sour taste in our mouths.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Carlos V Hotel Alghero

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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