Melia Olbia Resort & Convention Center
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... distracting me. My routine is now well established and my time when not teaching is totally my own which is great. It took a while to fully establish my role, as I kept feeling really bad about how little I was doing. However, they don’t want the children getting confused about why I am here so prefer for me not to be involved in any other ‘duties’ with the kids… can this job get any better? Obviously here, it hasn’t ...
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... time I see him he’ll be a dad!!
We did a bit more work this afternoon and then chilled out on the beach – I really do love catching the last of the sun, on a lounger, reading my book. The light is so beautiful then and it is definitely my best time of the day. After promising that we’d have an alcohol free week, we all cracked and ended the day with a chilled glass of white wine – a perfect end to a wonderful ...
It's midnight and still 30 degrees! This is seriously the hottest day we’ve had – thought I was getting used to this heat but obviously not. I woke up really early today and had my swim before breakfast, which was so beautiful. The water was incredibly still – hardly even a ripple… you could see every detail on the sand whilst swimming. So peaceful and the light was just amazing. I ...
Week two is well under way and I'm starting to feel far more comfortable being here. I feel like I can take myself away from it all very easily, but as easily join in if I feel like some company. The kids are all so sweet and lovely which makes it very easy to help out. Not that I feel like I should but I can’t help feeling bad when not doing anything – today the oldest one was ill so we didn’t do any work!! ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Olbia Resort & Convention Center
We stayed at this hotel recently.It was the best .Everything previously said about this hotel is all 100%true.
However there are a couple of points to bear in mind,
1. the Hotel is not signed to well from the road (especially when its raining)I found it quite difficult to find.
2.The bar prices can be a little steep.
Other than these points we would come back anytime.
Not for Children
please do your children a favor, stay elsewhere. there is nothing to do for children in this hotel. we stayed here for one night when we arrived for a two week holiday and made the mistake of going back the last three nights. this is alright for a transit hotel, two nights is way too long since this is in the middle of nowhere. the nice rooms and great breakfast will not compensate for my 19 month old child's boredom. he was pointing at the shuttle all the time. i thought this hotel will be o.k. since they said they have a shuttle to the beach. but there was none. they said they have scheduled shuttle runs to town, but the front desk makes up the shuttle schedule daily, if they can spare someone to drive the shuttle. they lamely gave the excuse that the list is already full if they don't have the staff to spare.....the meals are served late 12:30 for lunch and 8 for dinner. late for children. they have only tomato and cheese sandwich at the bar all other times, room service open the same time as meal times. pretty frustrating.....other parents have the same concern and dismay....
Great hotel from which to explore North-East Sardinia
Stayed here for two nights at the end of June on a special internet deal for 65 GBP per night. It is a very new convention centre style resort built in 2003. The rooms are large and clean and the bathrooms are also great and very clean. The breakfast buffet is large and diverse. Parking is provided underground which is useful to keep your car cool during the summer months, but it is quite cramped so take care when parking. Also, we arrived in the evening and it was fairly difficult to find and not clearly signposted although this is something that applies to almost all of Sardinia. Overall, an excellent hotel to stay at when exploring the Costa Smeralda if you do not want to pay the prices charged along the coast.
Too bad we only stayed one night
Fantastic place! It's new, and it's got everything. Our room was spacious, the bed just perfect, and the bathroom larger than some of the hotels we stayed at during our trip (and much cleaner too!)
It is a conference centre, a bit middle-of-nowhere, but that didn't matter to us as we needed a day to cool down - which we did by the pool! We had barely picked a spot by the pool when we were offered a chair cushion and a towel.
We had dinner and breakfast at the Melia restaurant and both will be remembered (for all the right reasons)
Great Hotel, lovely holiday destination
This was an excellent hotel. The accommodation was as good as has already been outlined in previous reviews, (although we only noticed the one pool!) We even had our own small garden.
A few things to note and be prepared for, however:
1. You do need a car to get out and about as there is no public transport near the hotel, which does overlook an industrial area, but honestly you don't notice that at all! Some of the roads around Olbia are a little confusing but you soon get used to it.
2. Take big pockets as the bar prices are very expensive e.g. £2.80, (4 Euros), for a can of diet coke in the bar.
3. Be careful parking in the car park the spaces are very small indeed.
4. If you go to the 'hotel beach' then you will get sunbeds and towels for free, and it is an excellent beach. You need to get a voucher from reception first though.
5. Eat in Olbia, it's cheap and good and has real character. We tried a few other places, Porto Cervo etc and they were OK but didn't have the real Sardinian flavour of Olbia. If you go to the Tourist office in Olbia they will give you a list of 'Festas'. We were lucky enough to catch the Festival of Fish whilst we were there at the end of June 2005.
Wonderful Hotel, strongly recommended
We had to drive 150 km to get to this hotel but it was very well worth it. It has been rated as 4* hotel but it has nothing less than a luxury 5*. The only disadvantage is its location which is some 15 min drive from Olbia town. The hotel provides free shuttle to an excellent private beach. I can strongly recommend this hotel and if I ever come back to Sardinia I won't think about any other option. Perfect for singles, couples and families.
We loved our stay at the Olbia Melia. The hotel was new, clean and spacious. The reception and cleaning staff couldn't do enough for us. The room was large, clean, with a king size bed instead of the promised double, a table and chairs in the room, as well as TV, mini-bar and safe, and a small balcony with table and chairs overlooking the green hills. The beds were firm and pillows just right. There was even a nightlight! The bathroom had shower, tub, two sinks and a toilet and bidet. Everything was spotless and modern.
The hotel is just outside Olbia, and not hard to find if you ask for directions at the airport. I'd recommend renting a car to get around, although if all you want to do is relax, the hotel has three pools and a shuttle to the beach.