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Hotel Carlos V

Hotel Carlos V,  Sardinia  Italy

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This large city property has a prominent position on one of the resorts main boulevards where locals and tourists stroll to take in the view from the cliff top. It has a corporate feel about it but is well geared towards the leisure market with a large pool deck and a 2nd restaurant popular with locals too. Although the nearest beach is the otherside of town, the property has good access, including a lift, within the grounds and has a broad appeal.

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Exterior

This imposing modern 4-storey white frontage building stands infront of a further 6-storey block within the grounds occuping the town-side of the road opposite the long cliff-top promenade. There is large smart corporate signage advertising the a-la-carte restaurant open to and popular with non-residents. 12 terracotta-coloured tiled steps wind their way from the street up to a double arched main entrance terrace.

Property type: Hotel

Storeys: 6

Interior

The entrance leads in to a high-ceiling foyer with deep blue carpeting and, immediately infront, a double reception counter. With sparse but comfortable soft furnishings, there is a bar area and large TV screen with windows opening out on to the sea view. There are lifts to all floors with the main focus of the property being on the 2nd level where there is a front-facing modern-design bar with indoor and outdoor seating and, towards the rear, a large indoor restaurant with views over the pool deck. A seperate a-la-carte restaurant is located at the front with in-door and terrace seating towards the sea. On the 1st floor there is a massage room and a separate room with a solarium unit and single treadmill.

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Rooms: 95

Grounds

The large pool deck is adjacent to the main restaurant and bar reached from the 2nd floor. The area is well-furnished with sun-loungers and parasols and surrounded by neat grass verges. Many of the glass-balconied rooms overlook this area although others have direct sea-views. At the rear of the property, there is a garden area with pond feature which, although not frequented often by guests, is overlooked by the garden-vew rooms which also have, more prominantly, views to the residential area of the town.

Location

Area Type: On the coastal road south of the walled town. On an incline facing the wide Valencia promenade with spectacular view towards the city and the imposing Villa Las Tronas on a promontory. Shoreline in front is rocky, cliff face with a small beach infront of Calabona 10 minutes walk. The Lido beaches 3 kms away to which there is a shuttle service. Edge of town centre restaurants 10-15 minutes walk. Transfer time from Alghero Airport 25 minutes.

Nearest beach: 700m (Calabona)

Facilities

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

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