Hotel La Playa
Travel Blogs from Alghero
Hey there, sorry to have a gap in the virtual tourist ride. Yesterday, Sunday, we left Portoscuso and headed North on the Island to a fishing port called Alghero – not a small port by any standards – a mix of traditional fishing boats moared in with pleasure craft and charter boats. We traveled along the coast – steep coast for 46 kms from our lunch stop, Bosa Marina to ...
... you can’t rely on road names or numbers to find your way around the island (You’ll just be frustrated and lost, trust me!) A better approach is to figure out which town you are headed towards and carefully watch for signs in that direction. This seems to have worked out pretty well this week in our travels, except for in Sassari, where we were lost twice in the same day!
On Wednesday, we drove south ...
The best day wind and weather wise on our last day here. Enjoyed watching the fishermen whilst in the shower, M-L doing same from her breakfast in bed spot. We are looking forward to going back up to the old part of Castelsardo for another wander around, make a couple of purchases and Sunday lunch - how civilised. It is like stepping back in time in the old village. The craft of basket weaving is still done by the old italian women, ...
... a head shade at a cost of 5 euros. We settled in for an afternoon of people watching and knocking back the African sand to sand salespeople, do you know the blokes go around selling what they call bikinis (really just a tiny bit of material) and the girls try them on right there and then! The water is too cold for most people but not for the Don and M-L but they are not in ...
The castle and old town watches over you wherever you be, there as a security just as it has long done, perhaps as it should be. Today we are spending most of the day in the old town area which is within the walls of the old castle. Firstly we went on a wild goose chase looking for the Friday market that did not seem to be happening. Next we went down to the hotel where Debra's friend Piera works to introduce ourselves and say gidday. Now one just never knows what is going to be next ...
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.