Dei Pini Hotel
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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.
We have swapped mad Mercedes drivers (present company excluded) with three 'legged' little trucks. They seem to be everywhere and what is even more surprising, is that sometimes they manage to fit two passengers inside.
The roadside is full of prickly pear and poppies. You will read lots of superlatives today as we have loved everything we have seen. But the price of fuel here is a tad more experience - ,30 Euros per litre more.
... your coffee overlooking the ocean with not a hint of land for the eye to see. I found my new favourite coffee drink called the Macchiato which is literally a coffee cup that is lined with Nutella and then the coffee is poured in, so that when you take your spoon, you get a spoonfull of Nutella and Coffee at the same time!
Then it was touring around the churches, the theatres, the defence towers and the rest of the old city that made days 1 & 2 go ...
... and Catalans colonized the territory. Despite bringing back the Italian as official language in the XVII century, Catalan remained and 90% of Alghero population has some grade of knowledge, from basic understanding to Catalan as the first language.
The cuisine is exquisite here! If you don't mind spending a bit of money and try the first class food, go to "Andreini" awarded with a Michelin star, and ...
... and soak in the environment. The local architectural style is simple and effective: modest, pretty plastered dwellings in complimentary pastel colours blend into the Mediterranean seascape. It’s a very good start.
Our modern spacious apartment is centrally located – and has a great sea-view from the huge balcony once you mentally block out the building immediately below - but is a little stark and impersonal. However, as a ...
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 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!