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Hotel Balocco

Hotel Balocco,  Sardinia  Italy

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Any anxious thoughts formed from arriving at this property from the main road will be immediately forgotten upon entering the lavishly furnished foyer with its spectacular views over Porto Cervo and the Smeraldo Coast. Built down the hillside, the bougainvillea draped rooms are tiered down to the pool deck and a lift makes access here that much easier – although, it should be noted, not to all the rooms. The location is an added attraction particularly to couples.

Exterior

A large pink archway with the name of the property emblazoned across the top and standing just off the main road marks the entrance through which a parking area dips down below and parallel to the road, separated by a natural rock garden and shrubs. Midway, a tiled detached portico with large clay pots either side indicates the main walkway, down a few steps, to the single-storey plant-draped front entrance.

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Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms

Storeys: 3

Built Year: 1994

Refurbished Year: 2003

Exterior: Building

Interior

The somewhat uninviting entrance to the property is transformed upon entering the foyer where the high white walls, polished brown tiled floors and a complimenting range of white, deep and pastel blue colourings in the soft cushioned furnishings look out over a panoramic view of Porto Cervo from the terrace style windows. The lounge, which includes an internet facility, reaches the length of the main building with a bar and open terrace to the far end.

Rooms: 42

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Grounds

A lift descends the 4 floors to the pool terrace, which, through a variety of shrubs and trees, the tiered, staggered and flower-draped rooms can be seen. A wide terrace surrounds the pool, which is furnished with wooden and mattressed sunloungers and cloth parasols. An open-sided terrace-style restaurant with bistro-style furnishings overlook the pool. The extent of the well-manicured gardens can best be viewed from the terrace above where the hillside location has an overview to the neighbouring Colonna Park.

Location

Area Type: Standing just off the main the coast road before the bends between the Liscia di Vacca and Porto Cervo exits and with panoramic distant views across the resort and marina 2km away. There is a local restaurant across the road with the nearest neighbouring property, the Colonna Park, spread out on the hillside below. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 50 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.

Nearest beach: 1.8km (Pevoro)

Map Ref: 1

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Pools
    • Freeform
    • Children’s pool/section
  • Public facilities
    • Evening entertainment
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)