Dei Pini Hotel
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... the Carbiniery –highway patrol. The first time we have ever needed our international drivers licenses. Very serious faces and assault riffles kept our giggles in check until we got the all clear. Much laughter in the bongo van as Guido explained that in Italy there are Irish jokes but the Irish are substituted with the Carbiniery. Anyway time to visit a winery and taste some Vertmentino ciao ...
... the capital of Sardinia, with a quick stop at Spiaggia Quartu San Elena for some swimming, sand castle building, and gelato eating before heading into town (for more gelato!). We explored the historic city, shuffling the kids through the Castelo district, finding traces of every phase of the island’s history at every turn (First the Phoenicians, then the Spanish, the Romans, the Spanish again, etc. etc. ...
... La Schizzula didn't let us down, we went the whole hog along with a number of carafes of the local vino, fish great, pasta great, desserts great, people great. Next time you are in town recommend you pay a visit. Then time for a siesta at home then town beach late arvo, the Don decided to get in some early kip whilst we made our other purchases, Maddie had her fix of gelato as well. Home to pack, fix up the place as the wild ...
... a head shade at a cost of 5 euros. We settled in for an afternoon of people watching and knocking back the African sand to sand salespeople, do you know the blokes go around selling what they call bikinis (really just a tiny bit of material) and the girls try them on right there and then! The water is too cold for most people but not for the Don and M-L but they are not in ...
... businesses to serve the old town population and tourists, we hunted down the Trattoria La Schizzula, Kim says is good and serves the best desserts, it is made up of a few tables in rooms either side of a lane way and also a few tables along the lane way. We have our Sunday lunch spot worked out so no pressure Kim! We have to wait to enter the museum and the highest part of the castle wall, it's siesta between 12.30 - 3.00 pm. We come across Manual who is an artigianale at his ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Dei Pini Hotel Alghero
The rooms in this hotel where of a 2 star hotel quality and the room service was awful. The maitre d' was extremely rude and the food was nothing special.
The beach turned out to be very small and you have to pay extra money for the deck chairs. The beach attendants were also very unpleasant and we felt monitered the whole time, very uncomfortable.
We would not advise you to go to this hotel.
This hotel is not a four star hotel, it needs some serious refurbishments. We were booked in for 10 days and left after 3. The bedrooms are really small and not nicely furnished. The food in the restaurant is awful and the maitre'd is very rude. The beach is lovely but thats about it!
We left and found a superb hotel nearer to Alghero called Hotel Villa las Tronas. It was fantastic!! Book a seaview room there instead and you won't be disapointed.
In September 2002 we spent our 25th wedding anniversay in this hotel having previously stayed at the Faro Hotel in Porto Conte (not far away along the coast). We do not understand the negative reviews posted - we had a lovely holiday, very good room a few steps from a beautiful private sandy beach, friendly staff especially in the little bar. The food was only average but in Italy it is probably better to stay on a bed and breakfast basis and eat out each night in different restaurants. As the Dei Pini is 5 miles from Alghero it was difficult especially if you both wanted to have some wine, but I suppose you could have taken a taxi. The evening entertainment was very limited but if you want action in the evening you should really stop somewhere else - this hotel is a quiet restful nice place for more mature guests who appreciate the beautiful setting and pleasant atmosphere. I still have their Christmas card on my desk at home to remind me what a nice time we had !
They spoilt everythin'
To tell you the truth we have stayed there for a week.
And we also were suprprised by oldies that flowded all of the beach and hotel.
Just imagine - from more than 15 couples we found only 2 of 25-30years old!
Thanks goodness it wasn't my honeymoon))
Don't want to talk about food, etc...But there was really sadly...Imagine me of below 25. No disco, no movies, nothin'...
And when we departured - they showed us invoice for additional $1200 for the beach meal...
The funniest thing that I ate there only once or twise and din't drink at all!
When we tried to disagree (it was approx.4 am , and they didn't woke us up as agreed - beforehand and we were in a hurry to get to the airport)- they offered to stay more and to clear the situation out, let's say until their manager comes at 11.
As we weren't Italians and needed to come home intime because of visa deadlne, etc.- it was sort of threat from their side, you know what I mean.
It was a real $1200 robbery.
So i can only say - i was shocked...Never come there again!
Hi there, went to this hotel for the first three nights of my honeymoon last August. The tiny bedroom opened out onto a poky ''verandah'' , overlooking what I must admit was a Beautiful tiny private beach. - Where you pay extra for the deck chair!! - even though the basic cost is expensive. We unfortunately didn't meet ANY friendly staff whatsoever. The dining experience was scary to say the least. I felt all inadequate under the watchful eye of the maitre^di who dismissed me with a pompous wave of his hand when I asked what a certain food was. Excuse me let me clarify - I have basic Italian and can understand more than I can speak (which he didn't realise!!!).
The hotel is set in a beautiful area but it (at that stage of the season), was veering more in the direction of the more mature visitor to say the least, which is by no means a bad thing, but doesn't exactly stir the Honeymoon spirit either (if you get my drift!!). One other complaint I have- which is not the fault of the hotel - let me clarify , is the price of taxi's in the areas , which are exorbitantl. I just don't know, what do I say? It was our honeymoon and we made the best of it - but let me put it this way - I'm glad we moved on!!! Hopefully ''if'' we go back for our 40th anniverary we will love the place!!! x
Amazing holiday at dei Pini Hotel
Our experience in May 2005 at Hotel dei Pini was fabulous!
We can't understand what they wrote...!
The views are wonderful from all areas of the hotel. The room was very spacious and clean. Price is very reasonable for the area. The service is exceptional. The beach end the see are the best one in Alghero. My wife likes to say she felt like a princess. The hotel property is beautiful, just like the pictures in the web site. The people were friendly and attentive. The food was great. We enjoyed the early morning coffee and pastries on the amazing terrace as well as dinner overlooking Alghero and the beach.
Not a 4 star hotel!
We were really disappointed when we arrived at the dei pini, especially from the photos on the website. The hotel is very dated and the rooms are small and poorly furnished. The food was not good either. The only thing this hotel has is a nice beach. This is not a 4 star hotel and I would not reccomend to anyone. we left after a couple of days and went elsewhere!
Hotel Dei Pini: dissapointing
We stayed in this hotel late September for only 1 night although we had booked for 3 nights. Reason why we left the hotel earlier than planned was that some things were rather disappointing: the quality of the food was bad, rooms were small and not very up-to-date (like the whole hotel) and there were mass of low budget guests (all elderly people). However directly situated to a private beach, it is crowdy and messy.
The best one
Well I really enjoyed the hotel , I think itīs one of the best hotels I have ever been ! And I really recomend everybody to come because it's really cool . For children it's very nice too with the beach and the animation: Well I think ppl who didnt like they dont have reasons cuz EVERYTHING is perfect! The rooms , the beach , the service , the restaurant ...everything! And when I saw the others comments I really agree with some of them that say that the hotel is excellent ! See you soon , i'm returning on September to this hotel ! Bye
La Spiaggia Bellissima!
We went to Sardinia for a long weekend in the end of June. Hotel dei Pini was an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday. The hotel's private beach just in front of the hotel was fantastic for relaxation. Our room was spacious, air conditioned and had a small balcony. The only problem with the hotel was the distance from the Alghero centre and that the public transport there is almost non-existent. The hotel had a shuttle service to the centre, but it was restricted to a very few trips. However, overall we had a brilliant holiday at the Hotel dei Pini!