The hotel is on a nice location and easy access to the old town. A sea view room is a must have. Also i would recomment to visit Stintino which is around 1 hour from bus which can pick you from the road just behind the hotel, just ask the hotel staff and they would tell you where to buy the tickets from. Apart from that i agre from all the positive reviews about this hotel. More
Relaxing stay in a great location
Having read recent positive reviews of this hotel and surrounding area, I can only agree with most of the comments. A high floor sea/pool view room is a must and well worth paying extra. The room was kept spotlessly clean. Note no English tv channels and no English newspapers/magazines available locally - so take plenty of reading material! A small safe and air conditioning was available at no extra cost. The bar opposite has music at night but this appeared to be turned down at 10.30pm and was not a problem. There was still some building work at times next door but this appears to be nearing completion.
The staff were helpful and polite and the choice at breakfast adequate as previously described. There was never a scramble for sunbeds despite it being high season and the pool, pool area, sunbeds etc were all kept very clean. Each pair of beds also had a sun parasol and the area was always peaceful. Lunches were available at the pool bar, which were of a good quality and the same price as others locally.
It was an easy 20 minute stroll to the old town and a slightly shorter walk to Maria Pia beach in the opposite direction. Also walking away from town is the market, on a Tuesday morning, which was well worth a visit, (Take 1st right Via Ales then turn left onto Viale Europa 10 minutes walk.) The nearest supermarkets are also in this area.
Trips can be booked at the local Cattocnto I Point offices, located in a white building passed on the left hand side of the road, just before the large car park, on the walk to the old town. We booked a day trip to Corsica for 75 euros pp consisting of a 2 and a half hr drive by mini coach to Santa Teresa and an hour's ferry to Bonifacio (our crossing was very smooth) which was well worth a visit and allowed for 5 hours in the town. In addition there are many more trips on offer across Sardinia. Stamps can also be bought from the tabaccho shop just before the tourist office.
The horse drawn carriage ride around the old town at 5 euros pp is well worth doing, as is the boat trip to Neptunes caves (although not suitable for those with mobility problems as transfer from the boat to the cave is rather unsteady). The Red Bus Tour gives a good overview of the coastline with some amazing views from Alghero to the caves (it is possible to get off and walk down the 652 steps to the cave) but we were not tempted to "hop on hop off" elsewhere.
Finally it was worth paying 20 euros for a transfer by cab from the airport to the hotel, taking just 10 minutes as the bus timetable appeared to be a little hit and miss.More
woodsy_l, Gravesend, United Kingdom
In short. Bad service. Room smelled of smoke. No wifi in room. Expensive parking and other "facilities". Only good thing was location. Staff had bad english and seemed annoyed whenever we had questions.More
Liam S, Stockholm, Sweden
a lovely three star hotel
The Florida is a lovely three star hotel. We had a sea view which we paid extra for and was well worth it we had amazing views. The hotel was very clean in all areas. The rooms cleaned every day to a good standard. We found all the staff to be friendly and helpful. Very good that you don't have to pay for the air conditioning or the safe. It was very hot and would have been nice to have had a fridge in the room or the chance to rent one for the week. Could never have a cold drink in the room. The pool is lovely and kept clean and always able to get a sun bed as the area didn't open until 9am. During the week we were there work was being carried out on the building next door and for a lot of the week there was a lot of banging and drilling which went on and on and on and did spoil relaxation by the pool. Not the hotels fault but for this type of work to be done this time of year is not acceptable. The resort is lovely with the old town about a ten minute walk away. We were surprised at the amount of rubbish in the resort it needs a good clean up. The public areas not kept well at all the flower beds and local parks very over grown and uncared for the pavements need a good clean and the beach needs a good rake up. Smokers seem to think its ok to throw the ends anywhere as the beach and pavements are covered. For all this the resort is very pretty just needs a little TLC.More
colinwilcox1, London, United Kingdom
Good 3* choice next to the beach. Bars and restaurants nearby, 15 min wald to old town. Quality of food matches hotel standard well. Nice pool area with 2 jacuzzi. Separate pool for kids.
Yes, wifi was not the fastest but I personally invest 20 euro and bought prepaid datacard with 6 Gb limit. Then I didn't have any problems. Also daytime wifi was fast as all people were out of lobby area ;-)More