Grand Smeraldo Beach, Sardinia Italy
★ ★ ★ ★
Enjoying a hillside location, this property stretches down to a small beach and, a little further around the headland, a cove, both reached by steps. Much of the activity revolves around the pools and small tree shaded areas provide quieter rest points. This is a popular choice particularly with couples because of its striking views and close proximity, albeit a long walk, to the attractions of the resort centre.
Standing on a slight bend as the quiet road continues up to a scenic vantage point, high hedges mark the boundary of this property. A low-gated entrance leads onto a paved pathway leading through a neat shrubbery up to a low portico double door entrance. The upper 2 storeys of the pink coloured main building are visible. Balconied rooms are located in the 3 and 4-storey wings.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
The grand entrance foyer is decorated with white walls, polished brown floor tiling and clusters of deep comfortable armchairs and sofas. A long reception counter sits behind 2 columns. Adjacent to this area and separated by partitioned curtains is a large lounge area, with an attractive glass internal garden, beyond which there is a bar with conservatory-style metal furnishings with soft cushions. Stairs lead down to the lower floor where the restaurant is located. Continuing the brown-tiled design and wooden ceiling, it offers indoor dining on sturdy wooden settings and there is an additional terrace area.
As is apparent from above, water creates an integral part of the property with the pools located on different tiered levels and surrounded by furnished terraces. The main broad sandy beach also has sunloungers and parasols with a second, much smaller, cove reached from the side. Because of the hillside location, a great number of steps and stairways are to be found throughout the attractively designed gardens, which are overlooked by the accommodation.
Area Type: This property stands in the valley between 2 hills to the west side of the town and is reached by a quiet predominantly residential lane. The shops and restaurants are 800m away but reached via steep walks. There is a restaurant immediately opposite the property and a vantage point of the coast 5 minutes uphill. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 50 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.
Nearest beach: Grounds (Smeraldo Beach)
- Beach bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Public facilities
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)