Travel Blogs from Alghero
... 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 ...
... other long drive this week was to Castelsardo to see elephant rock. Months ago, Abby saw a picture in a Sardinia guide book of elephant rock. When we got here, we realized that this roadside natural rock formation that just happens to look like an elephant is a 4-5 hour drive away. We suggested to Abby that we maybe skip Elephant Rock. We mentioned that is was going to be a very very long drive to see the rock. We ...
... 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 ...
... the mid 20's. The sand is fine and white with the water crystal clear and the most aqua of aqua colours that you could ever find. This place is no secret as we are not on our own. After a light snack and Donny dropping his pants to get changed in front of the cafe guests we hit the beach. M-L knows happy hubby at beach means more sand time so hires a sun lounge fitted ...
... businesses to serve the old town population and tourists, we hunted down the Trattoria La Schizzula, Kim says is good and serves the best desserts, it is made up of a few tables in rooms either side of a lane way and also a few tables along the lane way. We have our Sunday lunch spot worked out so no pressure Kim! We have to wait to enter the museum and the highest part of the castle wall, it's siesta between 12.30 - 3.00 pm. We come across Manual who is an artigianale at his ...
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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!!