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“Scenic and great lookout, nice swimming in the sea”
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El Faro Hotel
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The hotel is located on a tongue of land thus it is very scenic. It is on an level so you have to walk down to the sea. It is well designed as on that way there are a lot of niches for sunbeds, so there is a sort of privacy possible. The sea is clear and you may swim in a picturesque landscape, but there is no Beach. The room was big and had the basic equipment you need, room and bathroom were clean. Breakfast was offered with a variety of bread and fruits etc. A bit annoying was that there were only two Self-Serving coffee machines which meant queuing.
The hotel has also an indoor pool and a spa, which we didn't use.
I only rate 4 points as we had to pay 20€ per night for a baby bed (baby doesn't eat yet etc.) which I think is a bit of a rip-off.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The hotel is situated in a quiet surrounding on a big rock. The stony beach is good for swimming and snorkeling - not for playing. There are many steps to manage to reach the beach side. Small children will not be comfy at this rough beach. There are several terrasses with sunbeds. 2 small seawater-pools - the one downstairs is not inviting at all. 10 min by car from the Faro Hotel there are nice sand beaches with pine trees (spaggio mugoni). The hotel from outside and the reception look really nice. The cleaning team does its job perfectly.
Negative: The hotel proclams to be luxus class... but there are some items, which negotiates high level: my bedroom hat 2 really bad sagged mattresses - it is a shame! There are no glasses in the bath room only lite plastic, which are not stable to even put a tooth brush. My bathroom had a holder for the plastic cup other rooms do not! The rooms are very, very clairaudient. The almost worst: There are really dirty, splodgy long brownish carpets on the hallways. Take them out, immediateliy and it will look much friendlier and clean. I do't like plastic plants on the tables, there are only few freshly prepared dishes for breakfast (sometimes fruit salad). If you're unlucky there will be a wedding ceremony and you will be cut from the open space... and you will not sleep for hours.
Let's say it's a nice standard hotel which can do better.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice hotel in Porte Conte, reasonably priced for the location.

We were upgraded to a sea view room - which was very nice of them. The room was very nice - but as it was closer to the bar/ restaurant area we found that it was quite noisy at 12pm when people started making their way back to their rooms.

The only real area of improvement needed would be the food - as there is only one restaurant on site - which has the same menu every night with the only highlight being the fresh fish they offer which can be grilled or baked.

The hotel is very old school - you never know what the final bill for food or drink is as you just sign the order with no prices - everything is very manual - so make sure you are keeping your own tab or get a print out from Reception.

Service was very good throughout - very small team and you will see the same faces from breakfast all the way through to dinner.

One bit of advice - as we don't drive - so relied on taxis - the flat rate to get anywhere was €30 - as the taxis have to come from Alghero - so even if you want to go dinner at at restaurant which is 5km away you will have to fork out €60+ on a round trip.

We booked a spa treatment alongside the free 1hr session we received through booking via their own website. Spa is of a good quality.

We also had a day when there were 100's of jellyfish on the coastline - so please look out before jumping in!

Overall our stay for 5 nights was very good , we went to relax and unwind and the location and hotel covered that.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Good hotel with good service, reasonable prices. Unbeliavable location and view.
The restaurant could be a little better, for the prices charged, but its nice anyway.
Would go back many times if visiting Alghero again.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This hotel has the view in Sardinia. as soon as we get there, we enjoy the view for hours. It has all preapared to enjoy life and relax at the door of the ocean.
Has a restaurant and a snack bar where you can taste really good fishes and prawns.
We did not like the room, a little bit noise.
And also the spa was completly full all the time.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Faro Hotel

Address: Localita Porto Conte, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Alghero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Alghero
#4 Luxury Hotel in Alghero
#6 Business Hotel in Alghero
#6 Romantic Hotel in Alghero
Price Range: ₹ 5,970 - ₹ 91,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Faro Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Faro Hotel, ammazing place, intimate and elegant project by the illustrious Sardinian architect Antonio Simon Mossa, stands in the wonderful scene of Baia delle Ninfe(the Nymph Bay), immersed in the surrounding nature. Designed over the idea of a boat anchored at sea, it has an equipped marina area, seawater swimming pools, spa services and WI-FI zones. It is only 10 minutes away from Alghero and the airport Alghero-Fertilia. Paris Alghero its only 2 hours fly. ... more   less 
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El Faro Hotel Alghero, Sardinia

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