El Faro Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alghero
... view of the health system in Sardinia – no complaints – very well looked after. A course of antibiotics and some slow days will see her mended and ok to fly to Rome on Friday.
We have just returned to the cool after an explore of the walled old town and the arbitrary climb of the bell tower of the church – magnificent views, mum and dad happily waited in the cool of ...
1. I visit an amazing cave and and schedule some diving. 2. I relax on a beach and notice an Italian in swimming trunks and with a cigarette on the beach has probably more style than me wearing a tuxedo (of that ever happened). 3. I notice some tourist signs in Polish at some attractions - looking like Google translated them but still it's nice to be ...
... except Scandinavia. 5. I eat my first pizza at a ripoff price of €8 (seriously - you can get it much cheaper here!) and meet some nice people in my B&B. 6. My lovely B&B host Anna Maria upgrades me from room to room+breakfast free of charge on condition I don't tell anyone at booking.com. ...
... reach safety before our oncoming train was upon them! But we eventually made it to Sassri and it only cost the princely sum of €2.20. After a short stop here and to buy tickets for the next leg, we alighted the next train which would take us to Olbia. A marginal step up in quality was had, which came with the ticket price. We also upgraded the age of our train by around a generation with an interior design fitting the 80s. The windows no longer had ...
... get on like a house on fire. She's taken a shine to us, she gave Pete a whole carton of orange juice for breakfast and I left the dining room covered in lipstick from her kisses as she found out tomorrow is our last day in Alghero and she wasn't going to be around to bid us arrivederci, they're a friendly bunch these Sardinians :) Our main focus of the day was to visit reputedly one of the most beautiful beaches on Sardinia, if not ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews El Faro Hotel Alghero
Me alojé una noche pagando 330 euros. Teniendo en cuenta el precio, la habitación era muy pequeña, ni siquiera tenía bañera (solo una ducha pequeña) ni ningún champú en la habitación. Era un hotel del estilo de los años sesenta. El restaurante era de risa, como de una escena sacada de "La noche de los muertos vivientes", solo se oían los pasos de los camareros. El desayuno de buffet era muy limitado, pero el personal era todo lo servicial que podía. Había una zona preciosa junto a la bahía para tomar el sol, la piscina estaba un poco vieja, pero normal. G&T os costarán diez euros y un taxi al aeropuerto (a diez minutos en coche) costaba 30 euros (Cerdeña es muy cara). Este hotel está en medio de ninguna parte, con muy poco ambiente. Me gusta relajarme, pero aquello parecía más un pueblo fantasma, con algunos turistas mayores vagando por ahí.
Wir verbrachten hier eine Nacht, die 330 Euro kostete. Geht man von dem Preis aus, war das Zimmer sehr klein, nicht einmal mit einer Badewanne ausgestattet (nur eine kleine Dusche) oder irgendein Shampoo auf dem Zimmer. Es war ein Hotel im Stil der 60-er. Das Restaurant war urkomisch, wie eine Szene aus "Waking the dead", nur die Schritte der Kellner waren zu hören! Das Frühstücksbüfett war sehr beschränkt, aber das Personal war so hilfsbereit wie möglich. Ein herrliches Gebiet am Ufer zum Sonnenbaden, der Pool ein wenig einschläfernd aber okay. Öffentlicher Transport kostet 10 Euro und ein Taxi zum Flughafen (10 minütige Fahrt) kostete 30 Euro (Sardinien ist sehr teuer). Das Hotel liegt mitten im Nirgendwo mit wenig Ambiente. Ich entspanne gerne, dies hier allerdings fühlte sich mehr an wie eine Geisterstadt mit ein paar herumhängenden, älteren Touristen!
Ich übernachtete hier Anfang Juni 2005. Sehr erstklassiges Hotel und professionelles Personal, das es leitet. Der entspannenste Urlaub, den wir in Jahren hatten. Man sollte ein Auto mieten, sonst wird man ein Vermögen für Taxen ausgeben. Sehr gut für sein Geld, wenn auch ein wenig teuer für diese Jahreszeit. Ich werde wieder in dieses Hotel fahren. Alghero uznd Sardinien überhaupt ist eine sehr schöne Insel.
Beautiful place, but...
We stayed here for 2 nights in late September with mixed emotions. The pluses were the beautiful setting and competent, if limited (because we were clearly after the "season") service. Unfortunately these were rather outweighed by the simple rooms, incredible number of mosquitos and other insects (my husband spent an hour swatting mosquitos before we could go to bed), and over-priced food and wine (mark up on wine we ordered turned out to be more than 5 times the retail price at the winery for the same bottle). Swimmers in our group also got stung by small jellyfish, because the only warning sign was inconspicuously written and posted in only one place. Would not recommend.
Il manque quelque chose !
Malgré une situation intéressante et un personnel sympathique cet hôtel semble en voie d'abandon. Pratiquement aucune décoration, des locaux très vastes pour une clientèle peu présente (même en juillet !), cet établissement est certainement plus destiné à des manifestations d'une grande envergure qu'à des séjours individuels. Pour 270 € la nuit (chambre standard avec petit déj.) il y a beaucoup mieux en Sardaigne.
Depends what you're looking for....
What can i say about Hotel el Faro.
it's about 10 mins from Alghero airport- no noise though - so you can get cheap flights with Ryanair, which is what we did. Then searched for a 5 star hotel.
This is classed as a 5 star, the hotel is nice, service is excellent- when we got there it was literally us and the staff! so very very quiet!
views and setting are stunning - however! there is pretty much ZERO to do, bar relax in the hotel. no activities, no water sports - although snorkelling is good.
The hotel is set miles away from anything so if you want to go into Alghero ( not worth the trip!) you can either get a bus- about 6 a day 1 euro. or a taxi- 30 euros.
same with food- if i was to go again id definitely go for the half board as dinner was lovely- but expensive- 42 euros per person and wine is around 25 euros a bottle. - oh and there is no where else to go!
all in all a very relaxing holiday, very quiet, great service- quite pricey, hotel prob more 4 star than 5 star. so be ware of cost!
Stayed one night here costing 330 euros. Considering the amount the room was very small, not even with a bathtub (small shower only) nor any shampoo in the room. It was a 60's style hotel. The restaurant was hilarious like a scene out of 'waking the dead', only the waiters footsteps could be heard! Breakfast buffet was very limited but the staff were helpful as possible. Lovely area by the bay to sunbathe, pool a bit tired but OK. G&T will set you back 10 euros and a taxi to the airport (10 mins drive) was 30 euros (Sardinia is very expensive). This hotel is in the middle of nowhere with a very little ambience. I like to chill out however this felt more of a ghosttown with a few older tourists hanging around!
Top Class Hotel
Stayed here in early June 2005. Very high class place and professional staff running the hotel. Most relaxed holiday we had in years. You need to hire a car otherwise you will spend a fortune on taxis. Good value for money even if a bit pricey for the time of year. Will go back again to this hotel. Alghero and Sardinia generally is a really nice island.
Loved this hotel
We stayed at El Faro hotel for one week in September 2004. The hotel is in a spectacular location overlooking the most beautiful bay. It is one of the most relaxing locations we have ever stayed in which was exactly what we needed. If you are looing for an active night life this would not be the hotel for you unless you are prepared to go to Alghero in the evenings which we did. The sun bathing areas are fabulous. The hotel staff were the most friendly and professional I have ever come across. We booked on a half board basis and the evening meals were delicious. We found the hotel somewhat expensive if you are having lunch there also but there is a comfortable restaurant within walking distance which is more reasonable for lunch. The only fault I found with the hotel was the "fitness room", it comprised only of a stepper and rower. There is a local bus service to and from Alghero every day from the hotel, or the hotel will also arrange a taxi for you and this costs €25 each way. We hired out a car for three days to explore the Island which is amazing. Beautifuly coves located along the coast with lots of sandy beaches. The old town in Alghero is lovely for an evening meal and a few drinks. We will definitely return to Sardinia.
Absolutely loved El Faro
This hotel is a haven of peace. Tastefully decorated rooms look out over private terraces into the beautiful bay, endless blue sea open onto the Mediterranean. Dining here is a dream, the menu changes daily and includes local specialties with the best ingredients and fantastic regional wine list. Sun is taken either by the salt water pool or on private decks along the rocky sea-side, with ladders leading bathers into the cool, clear sea. In the evening, have a drink on the terrace under the stars, here no one disturbs. We return to this wonderful place every year, and will do so until we no longer can. One recommendation, however, for families - the hotel is probably best for those with older children because of the steep rocks by the sea (no sand).