Torreruja Hotel Relax Thalasso & Spa, Sardinia Italy
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When this property was designed, it was decided to have the public areas, opposed to the rooms, facing seaward with the resulting spectacular vistas across the spacious grounds. The rooms instead mainly face the small town with a distant view of the headland beyond. In addition to the small-decked coves above the rocky shore, the wellness-centre is a big attraction here offering a myriad of facilities. An additional advantage is that the few shops and bars of the town are a short walk away.
A 2m high traditional stone wall lined with palms separates the staggered 2 and 3-storey building from the quiet street. The main entrance is reached from an electric barrier controlled car park from which a 22 step wide stairway leads up, through a low-lying shrubbery to the large apparent single-storey reception building which has panoramic arch-topped windows affording magnificent views towards the sea. Most of the rooms are located in blocks between the reception and the street, reached by an intricate network of stairs and passages and each with either a terrace or balcony overlooking the town or gardens.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
In the foyer, there is a large reception counter and, across the pale-tiled floor and low column supported ceiling, lounge seating. Towards the far end, the well-stocked bar has high stools and patio-style furniture spilling out onto the terrace. The restaurant is on this level with sturdy wooden furnishing. A set of stairs leads up to a top terrace with wood and canvass furnishings shaded by parasols and enjoying a view across the rooftops of the town to the public beach.
A terrace area connects the front entrance with a separate path, through the gardens and down a flight of stairs, to a walkway gate on the street. On the ground floor, with an entrance close to the path leading from the street, is the spa facility with its own pool areas undercover. The swimming pool deck in front of reception occupies a large area, surrounded by a terrace and furnished with sunloungers and parasols. A track runs between the grounds and low cliff tops through which paths run down to a couple of secluded coves. A few deck areas are distributed within the low undergrowth, which are also furnished with sunloungers and parasols.
Area Type: Located in a predominantly residential street that runs parallel to the main village, 7 km off the main coast road. Within 10 minutes walk, there are a number of restaurants, bars and shops mainly around the little marina in the village centre. The nearest beaches are either at the nearby Marinedda (15 minute walk along the coast) or across the bay from the village (15 minute walk). Transfer time from Olbia Airport 60 minutes, Alghero Airport 120 minutes.
Nearest beach: 1km (Isolla Rossi)
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Public facilities
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Internet terminal(s)
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)