Dei Pini Hotel
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... busier in the evening after 8pm when hundreds of people would come out with their families, dogs, bikes.. for dinner and of course gelato.
By the sea, there was a street where lots of vendors would display their food, desserts and crafts, pics ...
... of course) passing by an unused mining quarry which has obviously spoiled the view for a few years but is no longer working. About 500 m from the shore is a huge white coloured rock, perfect in its simplicity amidst turquoise-coloured water. Driving back up and walking around the walkway at the top we could see the ocean was like a mirror. Even where we were, there was not a breath of wind and not a sound. After madcap Montenegro it was a ...
... watch the sunsets and the beaches had white sand that was as fine as silt!
But it was an early rise the next morning to head off for some coffee and to see the Old Walled City of Alghero!
Little bit of history, the last colony to have control over Alghero before it was added to the Italian state system was actually Catalunya. So the history of the Aragón and Catalunyan empire still has its effects it the old city where the majority of the ...
... slept in a hotel, and got some time for ourselves. Always look on the bright side of life, they say.
Other than those perturbation, we haven't had. The rest of the days went smoothly.
City of Alghero shone in its natural beauty: The old fortress, which centuries ago protected from invasions, nowadays serves as a local attraction, and is the hub of shopping, eating out and nightlife. Set on the sea, with the ...
... young kids – all under 5 – are totally ‘out-of-control’. The mothers fuss over them but are not bothered by their behaviour. The fathers only talk to each other; largely ignoring their wives and kids all evening. Eventually the mothers depart with the young kids, who are now playing soccer with a drinks-can in the plaza. It’s after 10:30pm: is it finally bed-time for the 3 year old? Their husbands continue ...
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 !
To tell you the truth we have stayed there for a week.
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!!!).
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 it´s 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!