Travel Blogs from Alghero
OK, I admit, I am not expecting to win any awards for these titles, but at least they go to show that the week-long stay in Sardinia has put me in sufficiently high spirits. The next location for the hotel stay was in a rural setting perched midway between Alghero's airport and the Mussolini-planned town of Fertilia, stemming from the neo-fascist …
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.
... temple ruins we saw were from 3AD. They basically seem to be in the middle of nowhere and you have to marvel at their existence, especially when you consider the steep terrain around it. Also here we saw our first cork tree but not just a cork tree. The person who sold us our entry tickets told us the tree is 10 by 100 years old. I guess that's pretty old in anyone's language.
We drove through Fluminimaggiore (some names are a bit of ...
Well this was the official start to the hopefully the many travels to come with Ryanair's cheap discounts around the continent of Europe. We found this flight for 9.99€ each way and my buddy Stephen from California and I said that we had to take advantage of this opportunity!
So we ended up taking the 1.5 hour bus ride from Barcelona to the secondary airport used mainly by Ryanair in Girona, España. After that it was suppose to be a 1 hour 15 minute ...
... and opportunity to see family and friends before hopping on a big journey.
It couldn't go smooth, could it? We started off breaking up in the airport when he arrived. Under pressure I stayed cool until I burst out again - packed my stuff and said I'm going to the hotel. His family lost hope in me I guess. It will be very hard to get it back.
We made up the next day, as usual! I see the positive side of it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Domominore Alghero
My wife and I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Light Blue Hotel (its ochre in colour!) and found the whole experience to be very relaxing. We had read the previous reviews about poor service etc and approached the holiday with some trepidation. However we were very pleasantly surprised. Yes, the hotel is in a field. Yes, it is away from the towns. Yes, it's quiet at night. If you're looking for hustle & bustle and absorbing nightlife, this hotel is not for you.
Vi sconsiglio vivamente l'alloggio in questo hotel, poichè io e il mio ragazzo ci siamo trovati veramente male qui.
Where do I start, only to reiterate what previous bad reviews have already said.
Listen to the more critical reviews written before me. They are correct. Problems we had:
This is a lovely new modern built hotel, spotlessly clean with a lovely pool and tennis court. A hire car would be recommended as it is out of the way for the town of Alghero itself (12-15mins) but is very handy for the airport (5 mins drive). We had a hire car which was handy however we spoke to another couple also staying there and they got taxis each day into the town which worked out quite expensive for them.
For us, the Light Blue hotel was like a breath of fresh air.
Very disappointing - mainly due to the attitiude of staff, especially towards English guests. Air conditioning is NOT included in the price; the rooms are very small and stuffy. Towels are only changed about twice a week and there are notices up in English (but not Italian!) saying that guests will be charged if towels are removed from the rooms (fair enough - but it seems like they are only applying this to English guests).
First impressions nice hotel quite. Lovely pool. Hardly hear aircraft above.
The hotel it's self was good very clean and tidy and the home made meals were excellent. It has a small familly run feel to it which we found really nice, the walk into Fertillia is quite easy although be warned there are no side walks and the motorets will ignore your presence luckilly it's a quiet road.
My advice is to go out of season if you want to have peace and quiet and hire a car, warning road signs have no distances! so you can end up having a long walk!!