First time in Sardinia and had a great time thanks to one of the most helpful staff i've seen at a hotel in a long time. They managed everything for me from dinner reservations to car rentals to boat excursions to painstakingly providing directions when we were lost.
The hotel is also great. Spend the extra few dollars for a room with a sea view - it's totally worth waking up to it. Would definetly recommend this one.
We had the impression that the room given to us was the worse possible available at this hotel, no sea wiev, from the window/balcony you see a huge wall and if you look up you could see a bit of sky. The televison is a very old 14 inches that you could not shift at a bootsale,not even for free, and there are no decent channels available anyway.
The car park is not secluded, actually is on the other side of a busy road.
But the hotel location is great, the atmosphere very good, the reception is first class, and you enjoy a stunning breakfast area with great views.
All in all we were pleased at the end.
So we were given the worst possible room, but pefect for a good night sleep and if the weather is good this is all you need, and we were happy at the end considering the price we paid.
We only wish that Expedia could be more accurate in future and not promise things that are not going to be there, and we wish that hotels, with lots of rooms available like this one was at the time, will treat Expedia customers with a room with a better view rather than a wall.
"Competitively priced hotel in a beautiful setting"
Great first impressions. Attractive lobby. Efficient friendly check in and room transfer.
***Connecting to and staying connected to Wi-Fi was a constant problem even in the lobby ***
Also had problems at Tanit, Casablanca and the Airport so may be a general problem.
We booked the lead in room type - hill view, actually had a partial sea view so were happy!
Room was well presented but small and lacked storage. Requested more hangers which arrived quickly.
No complimentary fruit or drinks or water to welcome us, which is usually offered in a 5* hotel.
Bed was ok but had only one pillow each which were flat and hard, so asked for thicker softer pillows.
The price of 50 Euros each for guests on B&B was reasonable for a delicious 4 course Al a Carte meal which was professionally served. However, the best tables on the terrace are reserved for guests on half board. B&B guests get what's left, inside if its busy.
Breakfast is best early. No Egg Chef, only pre boiled eggs and scrambled eggs.
The Rolex Swan Cup Party, took place near the pool on 13/9/14.
Hotel guests were restricted to a buffet on the night at 70 Euros per head. The selection was disappointing. We were able to watch the event from the upper terrace.
The beach, decks, pools & grounds are lovely. All staff charming and helpful, particularly Donatto & Franco the Concierge who recommended Tanit, Poltu Quatu, - excellent, and arranged a full day boat trip which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The rooms were spotless and cleaned exceptionally well.
The lifeguard was attentive and ensured that the pool area was well looked after.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful - recommending and booking restaurants locally.
The first week of our stay was fully booked and the experience in the dining area suffered as the service was much poorer than the second half of our stay when the hotel was not fully booked.
At the time we stayed, this was a hotel for people looking for a good hotel without evening entertainment, families et .
We stayed for 7 nights and really enjoyed our time at hotel Petra Bianca. The staff were always helpful and friendly, the room was clean and tidy (with air con that neither froze you or failed to cool), and the swimming pool was large enough for a proper swim without being Olympian sized.
You need to take the hotel bus to the beach, but you get sun loungers and parasol as part of the package.
If you like seeing how the rich live, the harbour of Porta Cervo is worth a visit. However if you want to see a more down to earth part of Sardinia then Baia Sardinia is certainly worth a visit.
We realised as soon as we arrived that we were at a very exclusive place, within 24hrs had settled in to the exquisite surroundings. The food was superb, especially the daily lunch experience!Wonderful setting, we had the most relaxing holiday ever! We will return!
I found Colonna Park a very smart and comfortabkle hotel, with very friendly service. Considering the rather expensive area the price of the excellent evening meal, which i had on my first night was very reasonable.The room was very comfortable with a smallish bathroom but really good power shower! The swimming pool was kept impeccably clean. Only downside is that the hotel is a little remote if like me, you don't have a car. There is very little public transport available which leaves taxis which are quite expensive. I also went on my own in the third week of June which I was told by the staff there is not yet in full season so there was not as much going on as at my hotel in Sicily at the same time last year.
Traveller from SW LONDON
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We stayed for a week at the Dolce Vita and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are excellent, efficient and very hospitable. This place has all the charm of a smaller boutique hotel. The jacuzzi on the rooftop is fantastic as are great views. A bit of prosecco and a few nibbles also helps! The Costa Smerelda is generally a very pricey place to go but the Dolce Vita is certainly great value for the wonderful hospitality it provides.
Traveller from Belfast
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Ultra-glamorous Porto Cervo is the Costa Smeralda's most famous resort, a haven for the yachting set and HQ for the 'paparazzi'. Synthetic, but nonetheless picturesque in pink terracotta, the villas and buildings vie for attention with luxury mega yachts. The beautiful people meet on the Piazzetta and shopping is a dream, but seriously expensive. The (free) beaches are a highlight; access to a boat for exploring the little inlets is a must.
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