Melia Olbia Resort & Convention Center
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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.
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Travel Blogs from Olbia
... 28 August
After some rude awakenings (not as many as yesterday but nevertheless) we ventured to
our next destination. This part of the Smeralda coast is just peppered with mega yachts with the occassional sailing yacht being tossed around in their wake.
We settled on anchoring in Calla di Volpe where there are lots of mega yachts anchored as well as a very expensive hotel with basic rooms starting from £1000 per night.
Thursday 20 August
We could easily stayanother day but the winds are supposed to change direction andincrease, so we moved to another anchorage.
Went ashore and completed some provisioning and enjoyed a reasonable lunch.
The water doesn't look that inviting so mainly chilled for the remainder of the day.
Friday 21 August
Moved a few miles further east and found a pretty little anchorage near Porto Pollo.
Took the dinghy ashore trying to ...
... a great sail in to
our destination. I know I say this a lot about the coastlines we pass but the Sardinian coast is something special even from a distance from shore.
We got to the Bonifacio Straights where we had the mountains of Sardinia on the
starboard side and the mountains of Corisca on the port side of us.
The anchorage we chose to stay in only had two other yachts, so quite peaceful ...
... which is so refreshing on our feet. It had been raining so the water isn't crystal clear like the previous time. We walk through the water to the waterfall and briefly place our bodies against it while shrieking from the cold water! It's so beautifully refreshing and it will keep us cool for our long assent!
The walk back up is tiring and long and our legs and thighs are burning from the walk. We take it ...
... SantaTeresa in Sardinia.....about 1 hour.
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We arrived at about 5pm and took a tour of the town centre.
Dinner that night was cod fish pieces and muscles with a cummin sauce and salad.