We stayed here on a Thomson half board package. The Hotel Riviera is in an excellent position close to the beach and about 25 mins walk from the old town. However the hotel itself is in need of some serious TLC.
The food was best described as acceptable but un-interesting. Breakfast was fairly standard for Italy but with no fresh coffee or fresh Juice on offer. At dinner one or two seafood dishes were excellent but the majority of the other offerings were onlypassable, rather like an Italian take on a good school dinner and served about as rapidly, 40mins for 3 courses is not a relaxed pace. A shame because there was excellent food to be had in many of the local restaurants, particularly Alguer Mia and lots of fresh local ingredients in the Wednesday market. Brussels Sprouts as a vegetable offered in Italy, in September is just wrong.
The room, whilst kept spotless by the lovely maids, was in dire need of refurbishing. The wardrobe was on its last legs, the doors not closing properly and the rest seemed to be ageing poor quality flat-pack. However the bed was comfortable. The towels were only changed twice a week - not really often enough for a 3*hotel particularly in the heat of summer. And the bathroom? Well I lost count of the number of times I hit my shin on the bidet which was just inside the door. The basin was cracked and the taps had most of the chrome polished off to show the brass. The shower was over the bath, not usually a problem, but this was a strange half bath, very high sided with a slopping, slippery bottom. Difficult to get into and you're at constant risk of falling one you are in.
Lots of things which we though were automatic in a 3* hotel in 2011 just weren't there - daily fresh towels and sheets, internet access of some kind, soap and shower gel re-stocked once opened, a safe bathroom etc.
Having said all that Filomena in the restaurant and Fabio & Luigi in the bar were wonderful and happy for us to practice our Italian. We would return to Alghero but not to the Riviera in its current state.
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