Hotel La Playa
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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.
... I said in the last paragraph but double it. Just beautiful.
Now we have stopped in Bosa for the night. Our accommodation tonight is a room in a 17th century building. It caught our attention before we left home but we weren't sure if we would make it here in time to stay the night. The hostess said that the home was her grandmother's and no doubt her grandmother's before that etc. We had to park the big Merc the equivalent of a block ...
... quick! Quick food notes, Incredible type of De-Caf coffee made from a local Barley in Sardgena, Cafe D'Orzo...highly recommended to try just for the rich taste. Pizza Capricciosa, Amaro Liquore, Ichnusa (2012 is the centennial birthday of this local Sardegna Beer) Limoncino (Local favourite liquor which is similar to our Limoncello) and of course the incredible array of Pasta, Pizzas and Gelatos that you can eat all day long. I also tried for the first time ...
... 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 ...
... 4 days: perfect. The owner/manager Alessandra is pleasant enough but primarily a business-woman. The apartment has just been completed and we are the first occupants. A washing machine is mentioned on the web-site. We ask where it is: “No problem: I will have a new one delivered tomorrow”. It is. We can’t find a baking dish (there is an oven) and when Alessandra arrives the next morning to supervise the washing machine delivery we ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Playa Alghero
Recently stayed here for a week, reviews are pretty accurate. Rooms basic but spotlessly clean as was the entire hotel and gardens.
Food was excellent and by the pool at night time was a lovely atmosphere.
Did take ear plugs as per previous notes!! but did not have a noisy room at all. Overall excellent place to stay and close to beach and bus stop and just 10-15 minute walk to centre of Alghero.
The Phantom wash Basin
We enjoyed our stay and found the location very convenient. Breakast buffet was a bit alien but we loved the evening meals served by the pool. Only a couple of niggles a persistent smell in the bathroom (not me) and a plug in the basin that was not up to the job.
Overall a lovely weeks holiday.
Take ear plugs but you'll love the rest !
Just back stayed 4 nights last week - overall, a well run established hotel. Freindly hosts - good food, nice pool, smart public rooms and lovely gardens - tended personally by the owner! Sound proofing in the basic but spotlessly clean rooms not great but the rest makes up for this down side.
Lovely hotel, rooms are clean, although fairly basic. No hairdryer, 5E for the TV, 20E for the air-con. and the shower is just hand held over the bath, but the big plus is that being only small (33 rooms?) it is quiet and relaxing with no shortage of sun beds.. The hotel that is near-by has a singer/pianist in most evenings, novel at first, but when you have heard the same songs every night for a week it gets a bit tiresome. The food and service can not be faulted, and dinner is served outside when the weather is good.. Would definitely go back.
Stayed at La Playa Hotel over the May Bank Holiday for 3 nights. Nice 3 star hotel, rooms basic but comfortable with a 1 minute walk to the beach. The pool and hotel facilities are all well maintained, as mentioned in previous reviews there is no shower curtain so water goes over the floor - Deal with it, or just look on the bright side and have a romantic bath!
Would definately hire a car and drive around Sardina as there are so many nice beaches dotted around the magnificant coast line! Definately going back next year for a few weeks so we can explore the rest of the isalnd!
Also go and check out Bosa Beach!
Enjoy the Paradise and the friendly people!
A delightful small family run hotel. Salvatore and his family were excellent hosts, eager to please and very professional. The dinner was as good as any in the main town, with four courses costing €28. The anti pasto was particularly noteworthy, although the bread was sometimes stale. Downside was no soundproofing and you could hear everything in the rooms next door, The hotel backs onto a busy road which could be noisy at night if the windows were open.
We have just returned from a short (3 night) stay at this lovely hotel. Room was perfect for us (2 adults and our 3 year old son) with large double and great daybed, super balcony with excellent views. Very clean. The swimming pool was lovely, if a bit on the chilly side, but it is still early in the year. Breakfast each day was OK - mainly sweet bread, ham, cheese, hard boiled eggs and yogurt - good coffee tho. We ate out in Alghero the three nights we stayed and enjoyed the stroll to and from the old town (restaurants all good with children). On the day that we left we decided to eat dinner in the hotel (our flight was at 9.15pm) and very kindly the owners open the restaurant early just for us! Excellent food - particularly the fish. Definately recommend it, we had a great break here and would stay here again.
Charming hosts- friendly hotel !
What a relaxing and friendly place to stay. They are the consummate hosts. Dinner was great and Salvatori could not have been nicer. He provided excellent insight on local activities, suggested a great wine for us to buy locally . The guests were friendly and I didn't need to speak Italian to be understood.
We caught the rainy week in Alghero on our five day visit but will definitely return. We booked the La Playa ourselves and the staff speak excellent English and are very helpful. It is a small hotel just off the sea front so is nice and quiet in the evening. It is a slow 15 minute stroll into Alghero one way along a beautiful promenade and a half hour walk on the beach to Fertilia at the other end of the sandy bay. Alghero is a fantastic walled town with great restaurants but there is very little at Fertilia. The hotel had an older British clientele with a couple of younger groups. There are plenty of English novels in the library, a decent buffet breakfast, fantastic views from the 3rd floor rooms at the front of the hotel, an immaculate pool and a lovely shaded sitting area covered with old vines. There is a large comfortable lounge and a small limited bar. The rooms are fine and clean with only one complaint - no hairdryers. Although we did not eat at the hotel the menus looked very good with several choices for each course. With good weather this would be a perfect place for a relaxing break. A note of caution if you are allergic to animals there is a dog a bird and cats in the reception area.
Salvatori and his sisters are the perfect hosts to give you the perfect holiday.
The food was the best in Sardinia, eaten in the most relaxing environment.