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Historical Traveler Reviews La Margherita Alghero
Booked over the telephone and had a faxed confirmation but they could not find our reservation.
Asked for a sea view and had to virtually stand on the bed to see the sea.
Reconstruction works in the hotel going on until 1800 hours - the noise was terrible.
If you like warm orange juice, warm milk and days old coffee for breakfast then this is the place for you. The tea was a very nice shade of grey.
The only good thing about the hotel is that it is centrally located to the old town.
We were very happy with our stay in this hotel towards the end of October. The location is excellent, very close to the old town, 5 minutes' walk from the main bus terminus and tourist office and there is a small supermarket right across the street. Maybe it was due to the great weather (27 degrees and lots of sunshine), or to the off-peak season: certainly the hotel staff, and indeed all the townspeople, were courteous and helpful at all times. If we get back to Alghero we will certainly stay at this hotel again.
Not the friendliest place
The first room we were given was old fashioned and cell like. We upgraded to one with a balcony for £5 a day and this was much better.
Staff were in general surly and unfriendly. They lost our key one day and had us going up and down trying out keys. When they found the right key, there wasn't even a sorry.
However the hotel is in a very good position right near the old town and will be ok if you just need somewhere to sleep.
Basic and Clean
Staff were always courteous and friendly if you made the effort to greet them and be friendly. The room was very clean, good linen, firm bed. Some of the furniture in the hotel lobby and the room was dated. Excellent bathroom and wardrobe. Small but sufficient balcony, window box could stand some attention. TV and Air Con worked OK+. Room was also cleaned daily.
Breakfast was basic jams, bread, croissants, cereal, fruit. We enjoyed what was there and supplemented with our own cheese, meats, etc. and didn't mind as the price paid was not extravagant. Breakfast room staff very pleasant but you have to meet them half way, no probs!!
Asked at reception for pass to lido, but we couldn't find it. Rooftop solarium is an experience!
Locality was good, easy access to centre of town.
Take no notice of the sharpness of the locals, just enjoy. Be friendly and they will respond, eventually.
during the stay at la margherita our party encountered some problems e.g., the hired mini fridge was not working. The proprietor was rude and unhelpful. This was going to be reapeated on more than one occassion, leaving us suprised at his lack of professional ability.
Good value for money
We stayed june 4-9th. The location is ideal being a 3/4 minute stroll to the seafront and the pleasent old town centre.
The main beaches are approx 2 kilometres but this is an easy level walk of about 20/30 minutes. The hotel itself was in many ways still in the 1960/70s. The main reception and lounge seating area are very dull and dated with chairs lined up in front of a television reminescent to an old peoples home. The bedroom was a good size with plenty of storage space and a very large bed. We had a side room and these have no balconies.
The road noise at night was not to bad although car horns and mo peds seemed to be on and off at all hours. Everywhere was kept very clean and comfortable throughout. The breakfast was very basic, ie bread, cornflakes, muesli etc. After a few days this became very dull and could easily be livened up with some Yoghourt and fresh fruit. We took advantage of the supermarket across the road to buy Yoghourts and take into breakfast. Staff were quite helpful and friendly. No written hotel information in the bedroom and would not have known about the rooftop terrace or the free hotel beach vouchers if we had not been told by someone else. Would we stay at this hotel again?Probably yes if it was for 2/3 days but any longer maybe not. If your the sort of person who only sleeps and has breakfast at the hotel it is fine, but if you like to spend any amount of time there forget it. At £50 a night for a clean hotel and a excellent central location it represents good value for money.
GIVE IT A MISS!
Apart from a good entrance hall, this hotel has nothing to offer. Compare: 80€ double room with very old furniture, outdated decor, unfriendly staff and a poor breakfast in an anonymous residential area quite far from the beach. If you go to Hotel Florida, for 76€ you get a very smart, modern double room with terrace, clean ensuite, helpful staff, lovely breakfast with swimming pool and bar right on the sea front.
Good value, excellent base, not for sitting round in.
This was our second time staying here. If we come to Alghero again, we will stay here again.
This is fairly modern, clean, bright, airy hotel. Its position is excellent - just off the commercial centre and 5 minutes from the old town. The rooms are a good size - ours was about 5m x 3m with high ceiling and I think that they are all about that except the family rooms). It has tiled floors throughout.
The street outside wasn't too bad for noise - obviously vespas and motoguzzis buzzing past at odd hours but not obtrusive.
The balconies are small, maybe 2m wide by 0.75m deep => two facing chairs. The building is on a corner, so there aren't many rooms at the back - just as well since they must look onto a fairly narrow light well.
The lounge area is a bit old fashioned by Northern European standards - but then again why would anyone want to spend hours indoors? It is comfortable enough.
Dull but decent
If you are just looking for a place to lay your head and not worry about the 1960-70 decor, then this may be the one for you.The rooms were kept very clean and you do have access to a small balcony where you you can watch eveyone walk past , below you. The hotel is minutes away from the historico centro.There is even a supermarket on your doorstep if you don't want to take up the dull breakfast offering the hotel provides. Overall , the hotel has a past it sell by date feel but it provides all the basics, in a no fuss manner
Fabulous position, faultless hotel
As most of us do these days, I booked this on the internet, mainly because of its central position, close to the beautiful old town and within three minute walk of the sea front. The accommodation was certainly not the most expensive available, but the hotel; its rooms; linen; food; cleanliness, etc., could not be faulted. The handy sun terrace on the roof was useful, and its quiet position is possibly the best location of any hotels in the area, being within a short walk of numerous mouth watering restaurants, and close to all types of shops, with a supermarket across the road. I'll be back!
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