"good place to stay before catching a flight home"
Great place to stay before catching a flight from Olbia airport. You can't get lost in the morning as you can see the planes from the hotel ( though it isn't too noisy).. Lovely pool to cool off in after a long drive, restaurant looks great but we opted for the cheaper pizza place across the road. You could walk to the airport in ten minutes from here. Reception happy to print off boarding passes - computers for guest use in reception at no extra charge.
Really good breakfast buffet.
We read reviews on Trip Advisor which slightly concerned us. But, when we stayed at Hotel Stefania, we felt most of these were unjust.
True, the hotel is in a quiet situation but it isn't inaccessible. It is a low-rise, attractive beach hotel with reasonable transport links and ideal for anyone who has hired a car (plenty of parking). It's only 10 minutes drive from the airport.
We loved the well-stocked gardens, the comfortable accommodation, and general cleanliness and can't praise all the - mainly multi-lingual - staff highly enough. The guests come from all parts of the world - Europe, Australia, USA and South America, which was interesting.
Although the breakfast is dubbed 'continental' there is plenty of choice - although no toast. I'm sure it would be available on request, as is a full cooked breakfast, which my husband ordered one day.
The breakfast room overlooks the pool and beach, and lunch is available there, too.
My one criticism is the smart restaurant where dinner is served. Everything looks great & the waiters are highly professional - but I hated the food, both on the daily menu and on the a la carte menu. On several nights, there was nothing at all that I liked and I dined on omelettes and tomato salads (which were fine but boring). If restaurant dinners improve, then I really think that Hotekl Stefania would be hard to beat.
I spent two nights at S'Astore in the middle of August 2014. Like most of the Costa Smerelda, the hotel is set-up for holiday makers and couples on romantic get-a-ways. The views of the mountains and coast are fantastic! The breakfast room/restaurant has a panoramic view that shouldn't be missed.
I was staying at S'Astore because it was close to where I was having a business meeting. I wasn't surprised that the rooms weren't set-up for business (i.e. no desk) but I was surprised that there was no WiFi signal in the room. WiFi is only provided in the public areas (restaurant, lobby, pool area). The room I had (#3) was pretty basic but clean an functional. It had a nice private deck with two chaise lounges and two wicker chairs. From what I understand, the main portion of the hotel is going to be renovated before next summer.
I took a long walk from the hotel to the Golfo Aranci but this requires a walking on fairly dangerous stretch along the main road. There really isn't anywhere you can walk from the hotel so you'll definitely need a car.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and it's okay. However, the dinner menu is excellent (especially the seafood and the specialty pasta dishes).
Chris from Portland, OR
S'Astore Hotel is a 4 star hotel with swimming pool and restaurant, with comfortable common areas and a highly professional …More
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