Hotel Residence Rena Bianca, Sardinia Italy
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Located above the main spread of the resort, a 10-minute uphill walk from the main beach, this property has a tranquil ambience. Although there is no swimming pool here, it appeals to those looking for a quieter base close to the amenities of the town. Its best feature is the semi-circular piazza-style courtyard where the restaurant has panoramic views out to sea.
The steep drive passes a few residential buildings up to an arched entrance through which a large parking area is located. An inverted V-shaped wooden portico over a low stone wall marks the entrance to the main reception area below reached by 13 wide stairs. Many of the balconied rooms are located in staggered and tiered 2-storey blocks to the side of the main area.
Property type: Hostal Residencia
Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms
A simple reception office is located to one side of the passage which leads on to an attractive 2-storey semi-circular open courtyard around which are a number of designer-style shops and other outlets. The restaurant is located towards the front of the courtyard and has panoramic windows overlooking the bay with sturdy wooden furniture inside and patio-style plastic furnishings for outdoor dining on the terrace. The paved courtyard has a small water feature and rock ponds surrounded by flowerpots with decorative shrubs.
Accommodation mainly overlooks neatly tendered lawns and shrubberies reached via a short path. The pastel terracotta and white style continues to the blocks of rooms towards the rear of the property behind the car park. There is no swimming pool at this property.
Area Type: The property is located on the hillside above the Batastoni beach towards the eastern end of the town. A sloping access road leads 400m down to the promenade from where the shops, restaurants and bars of the resort can be found. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 50 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.
Nearest beach: 600m (Baia Sardinia)
- A la carte restaurant
- Public facilities
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning