Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Savannah River Inn
Bags of character, and surprisingly family-friendly
Scanning the hotel's website made me fear this place might be a bit staid or even snooty, but in fact the entire staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. Our one-year-old received a smile-per-minute. The half-board package deal, offered at the website, includes an efficient airport pickup and return, breakfast, and a lovely four-course dinner (4 choices per course, changing daily). This turned out to be great value, enhanced by the reasonable prices for add-ons. (Drinks at the bar were €2, wines that cost €10 in the shops cost just €16-17 in the restaurant.) "Garden view" rooms offer an uninspiring panorama of boxy coastal apartments, so you make the call whether a sea view is worth the extra dosh to you. The grounds are great for wandering, and as the whole place is behind gates, security seems sound. Alghero's Old Town is a 10-minute walk away along the promenade. The only caveat I can think of is that there's no proper beach in the immediate vicinity, though the hotel does have a private micro-beach and a fine pool area overlooking the sea. If you prefer history, character and casual, rumpled elegance to soulless business-hotel-level luxury, I didn't come across anyplace better on the whole of Sardinia -- not at any price.
Our Stay at the Hotel started with a taxi driver who spoke reasonable English.
The Hotel Staff were smart, polite and friendly. The selection and quality of food was excellent with a a choice to suit most. The rooms were comfortable with individual air conditioning, and although our bed was rather firm, it did not prevent a good nights sleep. The bathroom was adequately supplied , with a hairdryer, and large bath sheets not usually found.
We took advantage of a winter package of half board and taxi transfer which we considered good value after our visit.
The Hotel had an individual style which made it appear that we were staying in a house as opposed to a Hotel, and I would not hesitate in recommending a stay here for anyone wanting that little bit extra, rather than the usual impersonal large hotel.
Great place for a sumptuous weekend break
Atmospheric hotel which was comfortable and stylish. Sea views wonderful and worth ensuring your room has one! Loved the fact that while dining in style you can still see the sea crashing against the rocks. Food was good and choice of local wines excellent. Whilst Alghero itself is small and can be seen within a morning or afternoon, we hired a car for a day and at the recommendation of our car hire firm got out and about and took in some local sights. Recommend the drive south along the coast road, over the hills to Bosa (which we managed to squeeze in on the last morning before returning the car at 11.30). Go for a long weekend and soak up the luxury!
This hotel has a great atmosphere and is the best in Alghero. The staff were very helpful and friendly and our room was lovely. Worth paying extra for a sea-view as rooms are bigger and the view is superb! The food is good at the hotel, but much cheaper to eat out in Alghero where the food is just as tasty! Would go again.
Viva Villa Las Tronas
Reception was polite and very friendly without being sycophantic. Room allocated was spacious and well appointed with a spectacular view of the late October sea lapping against the promontory rocks.
The dinner menu was such that we cancelled our table at one of the best known Alghero restaurants and decided to dine in the Villa Las Tronas restaurant. We discovered a Wine List as extensive as the menu.
A marvellous evening of excellent food, superb wines and solicitous service was complimented by the unobtrusive musical entertainment performed by resident pianist.
Delightful surprise delivered in the morning when we were charged at the demi-pension rate for our stay rather than the expected separate charges for accommodation plus dinner.
Great hotel, poor food
We stayed at Villa las Tronas 8-10 May 2004 and loved the hotel - great location and views, good room with a fantastic view, helpful and attentive stafff. We chose the"Madrigale" 1/2 board package which was good value, but the quality of the food at dinner let it down - took a long time to arrive, and cold when it did. We had a very good lunch in the "Lepanto" restaurant in Placa Sulis. As for the correspondent who complained of nothing to do - yes, Alghero is not Disneyland - hire a car - the surrounding countryside is well worth exploring and has some spectacular scenery.
Great hotel, boring resort
Just spent 4 nights in the Villas Las Tronas (03.05.04-07.05.04) and first impressions were good. We arrived at 9.30am and we could check in straight away, so we dumped our bags in the room and went out for a walk to the old town. This was the first day and the sun was shining and the old town seemed pretty and not too busy. We found a nice cafe where we could sit outside overlooking the harbour and we had a nice couple of hours in the sun. However, the remaining days were wet and windy and when the weather is like this Alghero has absolutely nothing to offer. You can't walk anywhere,you can't sit anywhere, siesta time is from 1pm to 5pm so you can't shop anywhere. Only the bars and cafes were open and the Diva Cafe in the old town was where we spent most of our time. Serves a good choice of drinks and snacks and with good service at reasonable prices. The hotel was the only reason we stayed beyond the second day. Dinner is served from 8pm and although the service is unrushed the food is excellent and there is a good choice of Sardinian wines from 16 euros per bottle. There is a pianist every evening during dinner and he can also be found frequenting the Diva Cafe during the day. Breakfast was plentiful with eggs cooked to order. Rooms were large with tiled floors,huge bed and full bathroom. There was also a PC in the lobby with free internet access. Have to say that although the hotel was first class I felt it was a little overpriced at 140 euros per person per night half board. Couldn't use the pool because of the weather but this was in a great location overlooking the sea. I can recommend the hotel but not Alghero I'm afraid. In nice weather you would probably be ok for 2 or 3 days but we arrived on Monday and would have been home by Tuesday if it wasn't for the hotel. I would recommend doing a two night break here then going to another resort on the island. Overall a really first class hotel but a truly disappointing resort.
Beautiful and convenient
Villa las Tronas was an exceptional hotel with fantastic service and a beautiful view of the area. Within easy walking distance of the medieval town and shopping areas. Restaurant in the hotel was fantastic but pricy, as all courses are included in the one cover price, and we were underdressed. Breakfast was included in the hotel price and it was tasty and plentiful. We were in Sardinia off-season, but the hotel was in full swing! Enjoy!
Worth pushing the boat out!
Upon getting a great deal to Sardinia from London (£25 return!) I decided to treat myself for an above average hotel - I am so glad I did. I'd read various reviews on the web about this place, but nothing prepares you for the scenery. Wandering around out of season, it felt like I had the whole of the grounds to myself, investigating the little bays scattered around.
(You know its a good choice when upon giving the hotel name to a taxi driver at the airport, he says "Villa Las Tronas", puts his fingers to his mouth and goes "mwah").
Its only a 10 minute stroll to/from the town - just enough time to finish eating the gelato you bought on the way back.
Amazing hotel and location
When my partner and I checked into the hotel, we were amazed by its location - a strip of land jtting out into the sea - so we expected the view would be nice. But when we entered the room which was dazzling on its own, the light from the window drew us and wow! It was like we were just ahnging over the water. We have stayed all over Italy but this is probably the most incredible find. Alghero is a wonderfully charming city and people were so friendly. If you hit Sardinia, definitely get here!
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Travel Blogs from Alghero
... man with a brown bag over his shoulder ran along the deck chasing a hat that blew away from him. We turned west and for a while Corsica was to the north and Sardinia was to the south. We were sailing from the Tyrrhenian Sea into the Balearic Sea. We were heading to Barcelona. All we had to do was be moved farther on. We walked around the deck, sitting in hot sun in the lee and being blown around ...
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... but unfortunately it was reserved and we strongly suspect that during the high season they have laid mooring buoys therefore you cannot stay there for free.
The marina isn't too bad – very helpful staff so the Med mooring wasn't as stressful / problematic as we've previously experienced. Also the mooring isn't as shockingly expensive as we had anticipated – apparently it is 58E all inclusive (which we find very hard to believe).
In the afternoon ...
... the sea from the small dock.
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My flight from Dublin arrived in Alghero at 2 pm.
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