El Faro Hotel

Localita Porto Conte, Alghero, Sardinia, 07041, Italy | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by alciuvar

Started our trip in Sardinia with Alghero, a medium size city by the sea. The hotel where we stayed was nice and modern and we were lucky to get a room that was facing the sea. Nothing more beautiful than to watch the sea right from your bed.

The ...

Lots to see

A travel blog entry by hudsimo


... It was another quaint town and it's interesting to see the girls who work in shops wearing white pinafores. I don't think that would catch on with our checkout chicks - or blokes for that matter.

Oristano was one of the major cities we passed on the way and we had a quick stop at the nearby Marina di Torres Grande but when it comes to grand(e), it was hard to top some of the towns further north.

Towards the end of the day ...

Italia, Italia, Italia!

A travel blog entry by jr.hammond


... quick! Quick food notes, Incredible type of De-Caf coffee made from a local Barley in Sardgena, Cafe D'Orzo...highly recommended to try just for the rich taste. Pizza Capricciosa, Amaro Liquore, Ichnusa (2012 is the centennial birthday of this local Sardegna Beer) Limoncino (Local favourite liquor which is similar to our Limoncello) and of course the incredible array of Pasta, Pizzas and Gelatos that you can eat all day long. I also tried for the first time ...

Many Happy Returns!

A travel blog entry by magmagdalena


... first prize, as the best restaurant in Sardinia! Its' offspring "Refettorio" is a cheaper option, still exquisite! Don't forget to try the foccacias from "Milese"! Best sandwiches in the world, to die for! Oh, almost have forgotten to mention "Baraonda", come for an aperitif (e.g.aperol spritz) and enjoy little starters with it for free, and eat them as much as you like, why not! Good option for an after beach / ...

Seein' Sardinia

A travel blog entry by richard_n_helen


... walled city of Alghero: the main centre of the region less than 30 minutes from Porto Torres. As well as checking out Alghero, we want to visit the nearby ‘Grotta di Nettuna’ (Neptune's Caves), and on Tripadvisor have found a highly rated local vineyard doing tours and tastings. We visit the local tourist office and are ‘helped’ by an enthusiastic but rather strange official who tells us we must take the boat to the ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Localita Porto Conte, Alghero, is near Neptune's Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno), Nuraghe di Palmavera, and Torre del Portal Alghero (Tower of the Portal to Alghero).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews El Faro Hotel Alghero

    Demasiado tranquilo


    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.

    Zu ruhig


    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!

    Erstklassiges Hotel


    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.

    Too quiet


    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).

    TripAdvisor Reviews El Faro Hotel Alghero

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent