Hotel Castello Forte Village, Sardinia Italy
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The largest property within the resort and the only one bearing a resemblance to a traditional hotel, this is well placed close to the beach. Both its designated swimming pool and restaurant are adjacent making it more compact environment. The Piazza Maria Luigia, with its evening shows, is connected by a paved track although the children’s club is located on the furthest side of the resort.
Sharing the resort’s main entrance from the main road, guests arrive at the central reception building and are then transferred through the park like grounds surrounding Il Villaggio and Le Palme to the front entrance of the 5-storey terracotta and pastel yellow coloured property, the oldest in Forte Village.
Surrounded by lawns and hedges, flower-box bedecked arched balcony rooms look either towards the sea or over the grounds. 14 wide steps lead up in to the main body from a large set down area.
Property type: Holiday Complex
The foyer has a polished crazy-paved effect floor and a small reception counter looking over the sunken Babdiere bar and lounge which is furnished with sturdy wicker conservatory-style chairs and sofas. Elevators serve all floors with a separate one for the Suites private check-in desk, on 4th and 5th floors.
On the parasol and tree shaded terrace outside, reached by 18 wide steps from reception, is the Cavalleri Restaurant where breakfast and dinner is served at metal bistro-style furnishings. 50m away, the Piscina Castello pool deck overlooks the beach adjacent to the dive centre and is furnished with sunloungers and parasols.
The extensive facilities of the resort can be utilised including the pools at the Oasis (400m), the Baia delle Palme behind the entrance (600m) and the Piscina Castello. The Thermae del Forte spa facility is close to the entrance (600m).
Credits are given towards meals at alternative venues for those on pre-booked meal packages including the 5 venues around the Oasis (400m) and other beachfront restaurants. Other leisure facilities include the soccer fields of the sports area (200m) and the tennis club (700m) while the Leisure Land entertainment centre (800m), with disco, bowling and go-kart track is reached via an underpass on the main road.
There is regular evening entrainment at the vast arena at the Piazza Maria Luigia (400m) while the children can make use of the extensive facilities at their mini-club (500m).
Area Type: Situated off the main south-west coast road from Cagliari and surrounded by trees, the entrance to Forte Village is marked by an elaborate, traditional style gatehouse bedecked with trailing plants. Inside the resort, this property occupies the south-western sector in front of the congress centre and separated from the broad sandy beach by lawns and the Beachcomber Suites. Transfer from Cagliari Airport 45 minutes.
Nearest beach: Borders (Forte Village)
Map Ref: 2
- Poolside bar
- Beach bar
- Main Bar
- Sports bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)