Hotel Arathena, Sardinia Italy
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Around every corner there seems to be a different character to this attractive boutique style property. The restaurant, spread over 3 floors, is modern yet portrays an authentic ambience attracting many locals and passing visitors. The external stairways between the 3 different levels, although not suitable for those with walking difficulties, add to the character of a property that is suited to those looking for a quiet retreat in the centre of spectacular sightseeing countryside.
From the side off-street parking area, the 3-storey property slopes down to the quiet residential street where, on the corner, there is a separate entrance in to the ground floor restaurant. From the front, the 4th storey is visible although it should be noted that all levels are tiered. 8 wide steps lead up to the arched entrance that is overlooked by one balconied room.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms
The double doors lead into a bright reception foyer with white tiled floor, white walls and ceiling and a long low reception desk. Throughout, there is a focus on local art, craft and design, which continues into the adjacent bar, with high backed seating, and a charismatic lounge with open fireplace, attractive beams and soft seating. The restaurant is located across a small courtyard and being 2-tier has a ground and first floor entrance with a continuation of the traditional style and sturdy wooden furnishings.
The courtyard is one of a series of 3 reached by meandering stairways, furnished with a variety of patio style wooden and metal furnishings and adorned with pot and hanging plants. The stairs continue to the 3rd floor pool deck, overlooked by some of the balconied or French-windowed bedrooms and furnished with parasols and mattressed sunloungers. The large pots containing plants together with the rock walls and traditional style of the building contrasts well with the uninterrupted view across the valley.
Area Type: Tucked away at the back of the village on the hillside with neighbouring residential properties and views across the valley from the side. A 10-minute stroll down quiet streets leads into the historic centre with the main spread of restaurants and bars, located on the through road, 5 minutes further. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 50 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Public facilities
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)