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... and a closed for the winter refugi. Only problem was the trails were icy and a bit snowy and it was getting late (sunset at 4) so a little walk and back for the best cheapest meals we have had for ages. Sardinian pizza. Yum! The guitar concert was very good if very cold in the church and a shame only 20 odd people there. It seems it is a bit like musica viva taking classical works to country and regional areas. Was impressed with the effort ...
... epic thunder storm (we swam in the rain!).
We spent the majority of the next two days swimming, lying by the pool, reading books and trying local food in the restaurant having a much needed relax time! We ventured out in the car once to visit a little town near by. After navigating our way through basically vertical streets that were barely wide enough for one car (bad luck to meet someone coming the other way!) we decided it was easier ...
... Today we stopped at Port Torres, Sardinia Italy and kids (after a late night) decided to sleep in and prepare for waterwars at Club Popi. Al and I left them and headed to shore to explore. Very quite little town with beautiful beaches and a small white church on the edge of a cliff looking over the ocean. Very Mumma Mia style. A look through town (10minutes) then coffee before heading to the ...
... one of the motorcycle passing all of us on the M25 when we get back home. Nice touch.
Away we go and very nice flight without a problem back to Heathrow and also wasn’t hard to get through immigration because most of the flight was Brits returning so we pretty much had the foreign passport line to ourselves. It was also quite nice to go pick up our car at the Long Term Stay parking ...
... you can't resort to your mother tongue, but it's also rewarding as I've been forced to pick up some language, I've met interesting people, and I'm obviously not in a touristy area. That is the difference between being a tourist and traveller I suppose. The reward was a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio in the village square in the fading golden sunlight of the early Sardinian evening. Worth all the angst I'd ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Oasis Alghero
We chose hotel Oasis in Alghero for a holiday for our family of five at Easter this year. Part of our reason for choosing Oasis is that it appeared to be a good hotel for children. The pools had slides and in the summer season there are children's clubs. We arrived at night and decided to eat at the hotel restaurant rather than spend time looking for somewhere else. The receptionist informed us that the hotel restaurant was only open for breakfast at this time of year but that there was a restaurant called La Pergola about 300 metres away. We then asked about the pool for the children only to be told that none of the pools were filled. We were extreemely dissappointed as the pool was one of the reasons we chose this hotel. We were staying in the appartments across from the reception area and when we went into our appartment all I could think was 'basic'. We were unfortunate with the weather for the week that we stayed in Sardinia and there was very little for the children to do. The beach across from the hotel is beautiful however there were very few children around. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and although the appartment was basic it was cleaned daily. The fridge sounded like a train starting up at various times during the night. It was a long week and not a holiday any of us enjoyed. I do think it is probably a good hotel for a family to go to during the summer season but certainly out of season it is not to be recommended. From what I can gather the season starts at the beginning of May and before that it is fifty fifty as to what is open.
We also stayed at the Hotel Oasis & had a very enjoyable experience. The pool is lovely & remarkably empty with great sunbeds. The only time we ever saw them with towels on the sunbeds was on our second week ( with 2 Brits of course). Staff really nice tho the reps do get a bit wearing but have a break for about 4 hours in the afternoon. Alghero is lovely & I would recommend it to anyone. Trips were good & it can be as dear as you want it to be. Most definitely no dearer than London ( & it operates a no smoking policy in all premises).
We have just returned from a very enjoyable holiday at the Hotel Oasis in Alghero, Sardinia. Having read some of the other reviews before we left, I was very worried that we had booked a bad hotel. How wrong I was to worry. The staff were all very pleasant - couldn't do enough for us. The food was delicious - very varied, very fresh and very Italian! We went with our 7 year old daughter who had a fabulous time and the entertainment staff were all very friendly and had loads of time for all the children, the langauge barrier was definately not a problem - in fact our daughter has come home speaking some Italian! The rooms are basic but clean and spacious and every room has a large balcony either overlooking the pool, or the front of the hotel, with lovely pine trees and a water fountain. We were lucky enough to have a nest in the tree in front of our room with 2 baby birds which we loved to watch every day! On site there is a pizzaria serving nice pasta, pizza and salad, which can be eaten in or taken to the poolside which is lovely. The bar is a little expensive, but most hotel bars are and the measures are very large so you can't really complain!! One thing we thought was excellent was that the hotel operates a cash-free policy. You are issued with a payment card on arrival and all drinks, meals, pool toys etc are paid for with that and you settle your bill at the end. You have a running total showing on each receipt which helps you to budget but its so nice not to have to carry cash around with you everywhere. The walk into the Old Town is about 40 - 45 minutes at a slow stroll (with a 7 year old) or a simple 10 minute bus trip (tickets are bought at the tabacconists 5 minutes from Hotel) but well worth it. Lovely cafe's and shops await there and its a glimpse of the "Real Sardinia". I would definately return to Sardinia and indeed to the Oasis Hotel and would recommend it for anyone wanting a ralaxed break with no worries of where to eat! The beach opposite is lovely - very safe for children and very clean and sandy! The weather was fab and we really have no negative comments to make. We were very sad to leave.
Just returned from here yesterday and was very disappointed. 3 Star Hotel? What does that mean in Europe?This hotel lacked the following room facilities-
Hotel Oasis is described as 3 star Hotel and this is exactly what we found. A clean , comfortable Hotel. The rooms had sufficient space for three and were cleaned daily. Although the bathrooms are looking dated they are clean, the plumbing works, clean towels every day and plentiful hot water- no complaints. We had rooms at the front overlooking the car park and apartments, they were quiet and not as dull as they sound , we were unable to hear the animation team and the balcony was in shade during the afternoon and evening- a definite advantage on hot days!
Have just arrived back from two week holiday. Myself, my husband & my 10 year old. We chose Sardinia as we wanted a 'quiet' holiday with a bit of enterainment to keep our 10 year old busy. We arrived for two weeks 6-20th August and were informed that the second week was Bank Holiday week so it may be busy. The Hotel was very basic, our room was just about big enough for 3 apart from not enough space to put our clothes. The bathroom was very 'tired' with cracked tiles everywhere floors & walls & the room had a constant smell of stale air/sewage. Our patio oerlooked the swimming pool entertainment area which we thought would be pleasant until we realised that the Italian version of 'Red Coats' started 'entertaining' from about 3-4 pm & continued until 12-12.30 am with the leader named Christina who was so loud that we did wonder why it was that she needed a microphone although she insisted on using it daily. The entertainment was very poor & as we dont speak Italian had little idea on what was happening most the time. There was table tennis, tennis & mini golf all of which you had to pay for. The beach was a short walk from the Hotel should you want to risk life & limb to cross a VERY busy road where the zebra crossings dont actually mean anything to the Italian
A spacious clean hotel on the edge of Alghero .... Sardinia is the jewel in the meds crown. The Oassis Hotel is cubic Zirconia. The reception staff are quite ignorant to the British, and the language is an issue. I am fluent in Italian, and was amazed at how differntly people were treated, and served. The hotel operates its own paytron system, where they take no cash, so you tab everything to your card. The hotel is expensive, be careful you dont get charged different prices for drinks. We went half board, the restaurant is buffett style, and a bit regimental in timing. I was 5 mins late for dinner as my son was ill, and could not get any dinner, evening food quality is good, but the breakfast is dire. Whilst the pool is nice and clean, it has lots of chlorine. The evening entertainment is really poor. Lots to do say Thomsons!! Where, only if you can speak the language. They have very little sense of humour. The beach is lovely, and great for children, the weather is great too. A 30 minute walk to Alghero ensures you can barter for leather goods, towels and all sorts of things. Alghero town is lovely. There is a macdonalds for fussy kids who wont eat in the restaurant, and a lovely park too. You can bus to Alghero on a regualr basis. Personally I would not go back to this hotel, but Sardinia I would.
My partner and I stayed at the hotel Oasis for a week in June/July 2005. We have no complaints and found it to be an all reound excellent, clean Hotel!! Despite the other reports on this site we found all of the staff to be very helpful and friendly! No matter what we asked they all done their best to help! The Maitre 'd was always happy, speaking loads of different languages and it seemed as tho he was always at work!
Excellent Clean Hotel. Found the staff varied from Excellent to very poor. We found the Maitre 'd was very helpful, if you are talking abou the Argentinian whospoke five languages ! The real down side of the hotel is the manner in which the food is served although the food is an excellent standard and the entertainment. The biuffet style and regimented timing and seating was reminisant of school ! Whilst we were keen to avoid an overtly English holiday the entertainment staff provided no attempt to include any English. In general we found the language a problem however if you relax and get used to "Sardinian Time" then you will enjoy it. Alghero is about half an hour walk and is absolutely gorgeous. Try Paco's and avoid Neptune, for restaurants. Finally the San Giovanni beach is stunning, one of the best beaches we have ever seen. Just avoid weekends and after 3pm when it gets busy qwith teenagers
Excellent hotel, great staff apart from Maitre d'
Good, clean, quiet hotel in May, friendly helpful staff, apart from stroppy Maitre d' who could use a few lessons on customer relations. Hotel is just across the road from a superb beach, a few shops nearby, but about two miles from town centre. Frequent buses though, and a walk along the beach is very nice.