Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby JMAC from Scotland
Good but not greatPosted Sep 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good hotel and base for a very enjoyable and relaxing week in Chia. Location is superb for a relaxing beach holiday as the pebble torre chia beach and the sandy beach sa colonia are short walks away. Complimentary shuttle service to other fantastic beaches. Our room was very comfortable and extremely spacious with views of the surrounding hills from our balcony. Great big infinity swimming pool. No a la carte dining option in Sept so dinner was buffet. Was some disorganisation at dinner: too few staff in the restaurant which means you have to wait a long time to be provided with the wine list or water so we regularly passed on wine. Also found our used plates often piling up on our table. Overall the food at dinner was of a decent standard for a buffet, showcase a wide range of local cuisine and variety of food was good. There was not a large area for presenting food and given the number of guests there were often queues and waits for some of the food options to be replenished, but nothing to be concerned about. Arriving early for dinner helped the dining experience, we dined at 8.30 on our first night and found the food cold and uninspiring. These issues were thankfully not repeated again during our week’s stay and otherwise could not complain about the buffet as we enjoyed the vast majority of the food. Would definitely recommend Chia as a holiday location. Parco Torre Chia is a decent hotel and would recommend staying there, due to slightly disappointing dinners 3.5/5.
for Couplesby JC from London, UK
Beautiful beaches & pool - just avoid the buffet!Posted Oct 3, 2012
Hotel as a whole is very good. We went for the beaches and the pool and were certainly not disappointed in that respect. The beaches in Chia are amazing, I’d particularly recommend taking the path past the Tower and heading to the beaches slightly further west, easily walkable and significantly nicer than the beach immediately accessible from the hotel (although this one is still very good). The pool is huge, clean and inviting – and a fantastic setting to unwind. However, we would not recommend eating in the restaurant, the food was appalling. We had half-board so stuck to grapefruit and cereals for breakfast all week – plus anything else that couldn’t have been turned into sludge by the kitchen. We’d recommend the Mirage Ristorante on the main road for dinner – fantastic food with a different catch of fish every day. Everything else about the hotel was good, they have free internet and table football and are largely very helpful and friendly (though our introduction talked about the gym and other facilities that weren’t actually open – owing to us visiting the last week before they closed for the winter!) Overall the hotel is almost certainly one of the finest in the area, so if you’re looking to go to Chia’s stunning beaches and relax by a beautiful pool you couldn’t do much better. The only major let-down was the food, but we had a lovely stay and would certainly consider staying there again.
for Couplesby Trish from Canterbury, U.K.
Good hotel for mature couples and young families.Posted Sep 23, 2012
Pros: Lovely setting. Nice village feel. Great pool.
Cons: Poor Restaurant service
Location: Very scenic, near a good safe beach, but a long way from a town. You are a bit trapped if you don't have your own transport.
Attractive setting, comfortable, spacious rooms with huge beds and a pleasant 'village' layout. However, we were disappointed with the restaurant service. We were not shown to a table, having to find our own which were often not cleared, and usually had to wait several minutes before anyone took an interest in us. The buffet style meals were okay but the hot food was not always hot and vegetarians were not well catered for. On the plus side, reception staff were good and the beach was five minutes walk. The hotel pool is large and there is a good towel service. Live music in the evenings was aimed at adults rather than 'disco' type. The hotel is about 10 miles from the nearest sizeable town and we were glad we'd hired a car. In September, everything is running down towards the end of the season e.g. lots of cocktails weren't available and advertised excursions didn't run.
Wonderful complex but..Posted Sep 18, 2012 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed our stay but it was too isolated. No bar outside within a mile of the hotel and hotel prices double street prices. I would probably not go back because of that.
for Everyoneby Gary from London, UK
Perfect for a break in the sun...Posted Jun 22, 2012
Pros: Helpful staff, clean & comfortable rooms, great food.
Cons: Local transport options - worth considering a care hire
Location: Scenic and pretty - close to beautiful beaches and cosy towns.
Beautiful location, convenient for the beach and local towns. Very helpful staff.
by A verified traveler from London
More information nePosted Oct 17, 2010
Loved: The choice of beaches within the vicinity; the sea was stunning and all in all the beaches were great too. Some were better than others so it's always worth doing some exploring. The free beach towels and free sun loungers; first time I've ever been to a hotel that doesn't charge rediculous prices for sun loungers. Although your restricted to the 'hotels beach' to use these the fact that they are free was a real bonus. The hotel pool and pool bar; the infinity pool was lovely and is well attended and maintained- just a shame its view to the sea is a little blocked. The bar is staffed by bar tenders who can serve any cocktail under the sun and would always provide us complimentary peanuts and crisps which is a nice touch although you couldn't take your drinks poolside. The nearby town of Pula; really lovely authentic town which always has an amazing ruins. Anyone staying in this vicinity really has no excuse not to go! Hated: The fact that although the apartments are in the hills, not all rooms have views of anything and my view was of the roof of the building in front of ours. Based on the description of the hotel I expected a view of something, whether that be the beach/ lovely hotel pool. The lack of information. If you are German/Italian there appears to be a wealth of information about excursions/facility use and anecdotes about points of interest. Nothing for the English, even though the welcome note says there is.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London
Excellent value for moneyPosted Sep 30, 2010
The hotel was in an excellent situation and the complex very well appointed in landscaped grounds. The bedroom was spacious and contained a massive double bed together with an en-suite bathroom. The food was very good and could not be faulted. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Dorset
Want to get away from it all and have a totally relaxing holiday?Posted Sep 29, 2008
Parco Torre Chia is a complex of little townhouses where you and your luggage are transported to your room by golf buggy. Our room was clean and comfortable and it had a fridge and hairdryer. We had a lovely grassed area by our terrace to sit in overlooking the tennis courts. The pool (not heated) area was nice, although we didn't use it as the beech was only 5 minutes away with free use of the hotels towels, sunbeds and parasols. My only slight criticism was that meal times were a little chaotic as restaurant only opened for dinner between 8 - 9.30pm. The food was very nice (eat as much as you like) but if you didn't get there at 8pm it was hard to get a table until around 9pm when most of the food had gone. There was also no internet access in hotel so not able to book return flights on-line. I managed to lock myself out of the room one day, but the maintenance man was called and I was back in my room within 10 minutes. You definitely need a car as there is not much to see nearby. There is a supermarket a few minutes walk away and the locals are very friendly. The weather was very nice when we were there in late September.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
great hotel, would definately recommend it.Posted Sep 28, 2008
We had a great time at this hotel, the rooms are lovely and we had a beautiful sea view, really clean and spacious with a nice bathroom and super balcony. The pool was huge but was freezing, it isn't heated, so it was probably about 18 - 19 degrees, too cold for most people to swim in which was a real shame. There is a beach nearby. You do need a car, there isn't much in walking distance, maybe two restaurants. We went end of season so it was very quiet, but cant imagine there being much more to do at high season, which is great if you are after a quiet holiday.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Quiet relaxing hotelPosted Sep 16, 2008
The hotel was very goos, lovely infinity pool and friendly staff. The hotel buffet is good but simple cuisine apart from the dolphin which I was mortified to see on the menu! Good beef and fresh fish always on offer. Rooms are a good size. There isn't much to do in the evening at the hotel but they do provide a free shuttle bus service which takes you to the nearby Meridien hotel where there is live music nightly on ana impressive stage. Be warned that, although there is a good tennis court, it costs EUR 25 to hire. This was something that particularly appealed to us when we booked the hotel but wouldn't have been so appealing if we'd known about the cost. Pretty area but very quiet and siestas are taken very seriously so not much life between 1pm and 5pm.