Blu Hotel Morisco, Sardinia Italy
★ ★ ★ ★
The street outside is almost wide enough to be a runway with, other than on a Monday when it holds the street market, no apparent reason other than providing a quieter town centre location for this property. It may have the word ‘blu’ in its title but could easily be named after any of the colours within the spectrum as the bright yellow, orange, red and green walls of the interior add to the exciting character. There is a lively animation team based here and the pool deck is the focus of much of the attention. The majority of the facilities are easily accessed from lifts serving the ground floor and children are particularly well catered for.
A 2m high wall marks the boundary of the property from the main road 400m away up to the main entrance. The 3-storey high white building is set back a little and fronted by a cobbled circular set down area with an attractive centrepiece garden. There are rooms facing the road each with a metal balcony. While the exterior is rather unexciting, the narrow portico covered double-door entrance opens onto a somewhat difference appearance.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms
The entrance foyer is a myriad of bright colours ranging from stark orange walls adjacent to the long reception counter, burgundy outer walls, plain white tile flooring and black wicker furnishings with pale blue cushions. The varying colours continue along the wide, uncluttered corridor matched with African style artwork of multi-coloured national dresses. The adjacent restaurant is lit by large windows and furnished with high-backed wooden and cushioned furniture. A lounge area by the internal bar has more comfortable seating areas and a terrace.
The pool deck is the main focal area of the hotel where an animation team provides daytime entertainment. Surrounded by a large brown-tiled terrace, there are adequate supplies of deck chairs, sunloungers and parasols. Front-facing rooms have views across the pool and beyond across the large lawned area on the town side of the grounds. At the far end, there are 2 tented facilities, one holding an open air fitness facility and the other a children’s play centre which is located adjacent to a sandy playground with slides. The tennis court is also located here.
Area Type: Standing towards the rear of the town off a wide service road, which houses a weekly market that in turn leads off the main through road in the town centre. Immediately in front of the property are residential properties with the Baja overlooked at the rear. Shops and restaurants are a 5-minute stroll away with the sea front reached a bit further away. The nearest beach is located 20 minutes walk away. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 50 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.
Nearest beach: 700m (Cannigione)
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Children’s pool/section
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)