Melia Olbia Resort & Convention Center
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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.
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Travel Blogs from Olbia
... re used to. No waves and no tidal movement, certainly none that's noticeable. The water is warm and crystal clear. I found myself surrounded by whiting and garfish - a whole new meaning to the well known phrase "swimming with the fishes"!!! The beach was well supported by a very organised crew of about 7-8 souvenir sellers. They seemed to have worked a synchronised rotation of beaded jewellery, sarongs, scarves, dresses, ...
... great seafood restaurant today - then to a lovely little beach for some relaxing and sun. I love that we have (so far) done three completely different things on this holiday. Lake Como was gorgeous - all beautiful BIG mountains, lakes, ferries and little villages, Tuscany, well, Tuscan, great food, picture postcard views, great wine, history..., and now Sardinia, different again, rugged mountains, beautiful azure blue ...
... has a gorgeous spanish hacienda feel to it, or maybe Mexican? It has a great pool area and we spent a bit of time there in the afternoon just soaking up the sun and the ambience and the wedding guests. Later, hungry, no hotel restaurant last night, we took our selves out to the Porto Rotondo. Some bloody big, spoiled blokes boats there, complete with staff. Found a nice little bar to have a few beers and then walked to a pretty good sea food ...
After a long drive and ferry ride we arrived back at al vente to be welcomed by Franca and Tomaso.
Love and kiss all round. I am he r cara!!
Dinner at a local restaurant as opposed to touristica. Fresh fish caught today. Such welcoming people after the french tourist and hosts. Father and son so attentive and lots of ...
... ground floor level, stone floor with dome ceiling etc.
Around this 3 level dome tower was a spiral staircase with an outer wall forming a dome over the whole structure. Google it. Just mind boggling. You think of bronze age as a bit dumb - not so. They were also seafarers. Travelling to Greece, Italy and Spain.
On and upwards. Stopped a little village for lunch, a bit ordinary and you were ...