Certainly not 'love at first sight !' But !!!
Posted Oct 22, 2016
On arrival we were not impressed, externally dated appearance and not welcoming.... However, internal refurbishment brought it to a good standard. We expressed our view that the hotel was not 4 star accomodation and helpful reception upgraded us to a suite 'free of charge'.... Which made our stay so much better with clean,spacious interior. Many facilities closed as end of season. Pool was huge, also dated, but clean. Sun beds 'free' and comfortable around pool.
Staff... 'Charming'.... Nothing was to much. We were able to borrow a travel kettle to make drinks and there was a fridge in the room. Breakfast offered a good selection of 'continental' items. 'Andreas' the waiter was a pleasure to meet. Bubbly,enthusiastic and a great travel guide.... Sharing his love of 'Marie Pintau' beach with us. The most beautiful, tranquil beach I have ever visited. Hotel location means a hire car is a must.... As very few places to go on foot.
Local pizzeria.."Bella vista" worth a visit. Cagliari was a lovely city with many beautiful shops and restaurants. The harbour appealed to us and proved a good place to park.
Our first visit to Sardinia......and still didn't try any sardines !