Hotel Punta Negra
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... while we climbed. Out for lunch and home to the cool. Guido and I are heading out to visit a local winery while the rest of the crew spend a few hours resting up. Looking forward to exploring some of the beautiful beaches along the coast around Alghero. Our meals have been the most magnificent seafood – yummo. Forgot to mention that on Friday on our way to Portoscuso we got pulled ...
... just skipping it. Still, yesterday we woke up early and started our way across the island to see elephant rock. It ended up taking us nearly 5 hours to get there, but it was great to see other parts of the island…we just followed the signs to each city along the way: Lanusei, Nouro, Sassari, and finally Castelsardo! Luckily, elephant rock did not disappoint! Even more lucky, it is just a few minutes ...
... into their shop fronts which are part of their house. They show us how they do them and the different types, they are good at the sales pitch as well. Lunch today we have been looking forward to, it is in a small lane way with tables, the kitchen out of a small door way and more tables opposite in through the other side of the lane way. Talk about high tech they also have wifi so some get their fix as they have maxed out ...
... long. Packed up late arvo did a reccie of the town and nicked off home for a Piera and a Spritz. A casual feed at a local,pizzeria called Sa Pananda - the lads looked up the form guide and took up the challenge and ordered horse. Ney good, tasted like off meat, hope there is no galloping to the pan tonight. Trotted home to the stables and bedded down on the straw for the ...
... in other words he makes home made ice cream. We taste test and all say it is better than the worlds best that we had in San Gimignano Tuscany. Only difference is poor ol Manuel only knows how to work in his business and not how to work on his business, simple stuff but his turnover could be increased ten fold with the touch of a few buttons. Siesta over, we engage with the seagulls on top of the castle, up there you can actually feel like a bird, M-L not so keen at this height. We stand ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Punta Negra Alghero
Stayed here for two nights in the last week of September. Paid extra for a view of the sea which was well worth it. Room was spotless as was the rest of the hotel. Staff really friendly and helpful. Very quite and relaxing atmosphere. Did not eat in restaurant except for breakfast which was good. Too far from centre of Algerho but Fertilla a small town with a couple of nice restaurants is close by. The beach which looked on the website is very small however staff gave us directions to local beaches so it was not a problem. Definately recommend this hotel.
The best hotel in Alghero
We went to Punta Negra at the end of October and wos a fantastic time.
Everything about this hotel was superb. The rooms were spotless, comfortable and well equiped and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and the sea fantastic.
I highly recommend this hotel and we'll definitely be staying there again.
Relaxing holiday in a beautiful location
One of the best holidays we have had.
Beautiful views. Good choice on the menu, most of the time I went for the pasta starters and fish main courses which were always excellent.
The beach is 25 steps from the hotel and is excellent. The nice salt water pool is almost unecessary as the sea is so close.
Both the beach and pool have plenty of umbrellas and deckchairs. Although if you did want one of the really fancy sunbeds that would be an extra Euro 5 per day.
The sea was warm in October and crystal clear! I am normally a pool person but when the sea is as good as this, who needs a pool.
I get the impression that this hotel pays great attention to cleanliness, many small touches, the beach was cleaned every day, bins and ashtrays strategically placed, rooms very clean. Everywhere else was always very clean and tidy.
The reception desk staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Bar staff great. Evening restaurant staff very friendly but if anything a bit too fast service if you were one of the first arrivals. Breakfast staff could have been friendlier. Would also have been really great to be able to eat breakfast outside rather than in the restaurant.
Originally we did not book a sea view room and the view was dissapointing (courtyard) so we upgraded to a sea view - wonderful view - Rooms slightly dated but fine.
We had a look at some of the other hotels in this area and while they looked good, reckon that that this hotel was the best for our purposes.
Hotel is a very short walk from Fertilia, very small town with one good supermarket, good ice cream parlour and a few bars / restaurants.
Cheap infrequent buses from hotel or Fertilia to Alghero (fantastic old town). Take the bus in and walk back - around 4/5 miles along a fantastic beach.
Great walking through the pine forest or along the cliffs to the west of the hotel. Or hire bikes or a car (available in hotel) to explore a bit further.
We met a lot of very nice people in this hotel who like us were enjoying the perfect location for a totally relaxing, laid back get away from it all holiday.
We were nearly put off from going here by two reviews, but we took a chance in early September
We had a great time. Very clean, great polite attentive staff. We commented that the room did not have a mirror for ladies to use for make up and dressing, when we came back, the room had aquired a full length dressing mirror, full marks.
The beach is small and private for the hotel, you dont need to rush down, space for all, sea water was crystal clear and fine white sand.
Can reccomend the sea water pool in the afternoon, a deck chair in the shade is idealic.
Food very good Italian style. This is a quiet hotel that is suitable for the family. Air conditioning works ok.
We are a middle aged couple and we thoroughly enjoyed it, We will return.
I had a lovely stay at Hotel Punta Negra from July 30th to August 18th. Beautiful beach, good weather, nice food... it was so relaxing. The hotel staff was always friendly, smiling. Although I do not speak Italian, we had no problem of communication, as the staff of the reception, animation and the restaurant speak English... I have already booked my stay for next year at Hotel Punta Negra. It's really a nice hotel and I will of course recommend it to all my friends and relatives.
Great place to stay
I don't really know what the 2 bad reviews on this hotel were all about, but I can only think that these
people (the american and the one from Manchester) must have been really high maintance. First of all the food was fantastic considering that usually you cannot expect great food in a hotel. They have a very extensive choice on the menu, and enough for vegetarians too. The beach is rather small but it is enough and the sea is emerald green. The pool is not very big either but again it is of the right size, and regarding insects...... I have not seen one that has attacked us but off course you have to expect insects in any warm climate this hasn' got anything to do with the hotel. We went for 10 days with a 6 yr old and I have to say that it is the perfect place for children and the layout of the hotel is very safe. Once a week they organize a barbecue and a local food evening on alternate weeks. We got the opportunity to taste the local food which was great! Just to add one last thing, the hotel is very clean and our room was spotless everyday. The 2 bad comments appearing above have really surprised me and I am sure that these people have just been unlucky!!!!!!!!! They should go back and try again and give themselves a chance...........the air cond was working properly while we were there!!!!!! Only one thing I did not like, the fact that they charge you to use the tennis court but they do not tell you in advance, and the tennis court is not even in good condition. I think it should be free. Drinks and wine a rather expensive for Italy.
Anyway we will defenetly go back there again next year.
It is the 3rd time we go to Punt Negra and we like it so much because in just 2 hours we can arrive in a beautiful city like Alghero and the wether is totaly different from London.
In the hotel the meals are excellent and the rooms are confortable but the best for us is the view, very romantic.
The staff is frindley and the rooms are very clean.
The Hotel looked great on the website, but once we arrived we found that the beach, dazzling white on the web, was a tiny piece of dirty hard wet sand next to a road, and the water filled with algae that bulldozers were removing! the pool much smaller than it looked, and the rooms, although clean and serviceable, were just that--serviceable. No hair dryer,one tiny soap, a toilet that had to be manually stopped or it ran all the time--also we were right over the covered vernda and could hear lots of noise till quite late. One day the room was never made up (one of four nights).
--Breakfasts were OK, fruit, juice, coffee, sweetrolls and some cheese and coldmeats for the european crowd, but the staff seemed surly early in the morning. Desk staff sweet, but not all spoke english or any other language besides Italian. Took forever to get the bill and figure it out, although I had warned all of my departure time; still got overcharged on one section but under on another so it worked out--Bartender, though, was great.
Should be called Punta No go
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and could not wait to leave. The days were hot (26 degres +) but the staff did not consider this when setting the Air conditioning. They still had it set for winter so the rooms were terrible at night, to hot to sleep and if you opened the doors you got attached by insects. We had to move rooms because it was too hot to keep the doors closed and when we oppened them our room filled up with insects. So you had a choice be eaten alive or live in a sauna.
My girlfriend is vegitiarian but the only thing on the menu they had for her was omlette 2 nights in a row. They did however offer to cook her soemthing different but the food on the whole was ok but not special. However it was so hot in the dinning room that you did not want to stay long in there anyway.
The beach was a joke, it was covered in seaweed and grey. Compaired to the beachs in Sardinia to call this a beach was an insult.
If you want to stay by the pool they charge you extra for sun beds.
I would never stay in this hotel again, I am only glad we booked 2 nights. Any longer and our holiday would have been ruined, but it tooks the edge of what had been a wonderful time in the south of Sardinia.
I cannot stress what a horrible stay this was the rooms are not of 4* quality but an average 3*.
Don't book here.....
The hospitality that you want to find in every hotel
I went there in a low season period with my girlfriend and I found very nice people always smiling and leting me fill at home. The beach is just amazing and the hotel is very close to the towncenter. We were in Alghero everynight and it was really funny.
If you have the chance to go, just go.
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