Posted Jul 15, 2008
The Hotel Lido degli Spagnoli has a great setting, on top of a hill overlooking a lovely sandy bay on one side and a rocky cove on the other. It's a little away from the main town of Portoscuso, about a 15/20 minute walk, but 2 minutes from the sandy beach, which has a couple of welcome beach bars. If you tire of the beach, the hotel has a lovely, heated pool with crystal clear water and a handful of beach beds (need to get there early I would imagine at the height of the season). For most of the time we ate in town, but had two meals at the hotel restaurant which were excellent (best sea bass, in terms of freshness, taste and presentation I have ever had!) Similar in price, too, to restaurants in town. It was early in their season when we went (early July) and the hotel was quiet, which made for a very relaxing trip. Staff were very friendly, helpful and spoke good English, and were more than happy to book taxis for us into town, the airport etc.. In all one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in, and worthy of its 4 star status.