El Faro - Alghero

Localita Porto Conte, Alghero, Italy, 07040show map
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Overview

El Faro is a 4-star property 2.5 km from Mugoni Beach. This intimate hotel was opened in 1955 and comprises 88 rooms. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea the hotel has a heated outdoor pool, a sun terrace and an indoor swimming pool.

This hotel is located in the centre of Alghero, just off Capo Caccia. Capo Caccia Vertical Cliffs is 4.5 km from the property.

Guests can reach El Faro from Fertilia airport within 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Each elegant room is equipped with an in-room safe, a cupboard and a sofa set. Some units include views of the sea. There are a hairdryer, a bidet and dressing gowns provided for guests in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The beach restaurant serves dishes of national cuisine. There is a lobby bar onsite.

Relax

Spa facilities at El Faro include a wellness centre, a solarium and a Jacuzzi. The hotel also features a gym area, aerobics classes and a fitness centre at guests' disposal.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Aqua park
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • River view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotOne child3 - 12 yearsExtra bed70% of the room stay
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Tore NuevaTore Nueva400 ft
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Grotte di NettunoGrotte di Nettuno3.0 mi
Maria Pia BeachMaria Pia Beach6.3 miLido Coast Road, Alghero
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Getting around
Airports
Fertilia (AHO)5.2 mi
Train
Train Station6.3 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  221  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel view and the relaxation. you can easily make daytrips from there and lateron relax at the pool or the beach.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The location, a previous happy stay.

    The Hotel did not have the room with balcony that we had booked. Staff then wanted to charge for an upgrade to a room without a balcony. When we rejected this another receptioist tried again to get us to pay extra. When we showed the Booked.net confirmation to be clear that we had reserved a room with balcony the receptioinst treated us like we were stupid and started to argue. She dismissed us by saying she would speak to the manager but not for 2 hours. It became clear that our booked room was being used for guests requesting a a late check out. Five hours later when we were getting ready to go out the staff then tried to move us into the room that they had previously denied was availlable. ( the people with the late check out had left) Our stay was ruined by the way we were treated.I Do not understand how hotels can foist inferior rooms on online bookers. . We did not get the service we expect from a good hotel and are concerned that our booking was not honoured.I Hope that booking .com can investigate as other bookers may be ripped off too

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Awesome location, pay the extra for a sea view room

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel is situated in a somewhat isolated place surrounded only by sea and mountains, with 10-15 minutes drive to the airport and the city of Alghero. The bus stop is just outside the hotel so it is very easy to get to the city and to Capo Caccia (the main sightseeing of the Alghero district - the Neptun grotto). The beach is rocky and vast. The platforms with sun beds and shelters are far from each other so you can enjoy calm and privacy. The cuisine is very good with lots of fish and seafood. Four course dinner in the restaurant is offered at good price (32 euro comparing to 45-55 euro in the city).

    The hotel offers no entertainment at all, that makes it a bit boring for a long stay. We wished they organized some live music or performances in the evenings because all you can do there is to go to the bar/restaurant, or watch tv in the room (with a pretty bad selection of English channels by the way). The natural park Porto Conte is worth visiting once or twice but its entrance is 15 minutes walk from the hotel and there is really not much to see. Also the beach management could be better. Sometimes we could not find a place because many people came early in the morning, stayed for a few hours and then just left their towels on sun beds till the end of the day. The hotel manager told us that that was unlawful but the towels were never removed. The room with a garden view was pretty small, with a tiny closet and only one chair. We had an impression they gave us a single room for two persons. The soap and shampoo were surprisingly basic for a 4stars hotel (bad smell, no hair conditioner and body lotion)

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location is great, fantastic view

    It is okay to stay here for couple nights, but I would not stay here for a long vacation. Breakfast is average. I think hotel needs to improve its facilities a little bit.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel is in a beautiful setting. The staff were really very friendly.

    The bar food was very limited, you could only get toasted ham and cheese sandwiches which were really small.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Although we stayed in October the weather was still warm just not warm enough for the pool, but must be wonderful in summer. Hotel is clean and stylish with a spacious feel to it, ideal for a relaxing break.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Fantastic location, private sun terrace area, quiet hotel. Very helpful reception staff.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Terrific location and views across Porto Conte. Sunbathing areas cleverly designed. Staff friendly and helpful. Spacious lounge and bar areas.

    For a 4 star hotel the facilities were disappointing. Some points :- Sauna not in use. Little choice of bar food during the day. Received a toasted ham and cheese sandwich using a crust of bread. Lunch in the dining room priced at €32 - the same price as for dinner. Very low occupancy during our stay ( less than 20% ) so little atmosphere and consequently went elsewhere for dinner. Extra charge for scrambled eggs at breakfast time. Luke warm water for tea. Little general information available about the area. No recreation room E.G. for table tennis, snooker. Virtually nothing to occupy couples with children. Overall impression was of a hotel gaining maximum mileage from its superb location and well designed building and sunbathing areas but almost complacent about its facilities. In a difficult global tourist market management need to improve their offering and pricing. Otherwise occupancy levels will be low.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The view of the Hotel

    No big bed available. They offered to single bed side by side.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The hotel is 20 min drive from Alghero. People who want to have à very quit stay, this hotel is good. Because it is a very big hotel,you have the feeling you're alone in the hotel. It's a hotel with a lot of potential but they do not use it. The prices in Sardinia for the hotels are over rated!!! Paying 250 for a night in 4stars hotels is not the same you get in other countries.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The peaceful location. The weather! The sea.

    Sandwiches at the bar at lunch were a bit disappointing.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The view of the bay from the room balcony is stunning. The direct access to the sea via the cliff and to the swimming pool are added values.

    The service could be better, being a 4 stars Hotel. The food is good, but we were especting something more given the mention in the Michelin 2012. Facilities are amazing, but the staff is not always helpful or prepared (maybe it was just the beginning of the peak season)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very good views from elevated position. Terraces and restaurant all have views 'to die for'. The restaurant had a very good but different menu each day and the standard of cuisine was impeccable. There were choices for each course but even so the menus would not have suited people who did not care for sea food and fish. We liked it.

    A car is essential because the hotel is in an isolated position and there is not much of interest within walking distance. There is a bus service from the hotel but the times were not regular all day. We have no complaints about the hotel itself.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the position

    nothing was open, we arrived in June and expected all facilities to be operational. even the restaurant was not properly available

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Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotOne child3 - 12 yearsExtra bed70% of the room stay
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Fertilia (AHO)5.2 mi
Train
Train Station6.3 mi
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