Monte Turri Luxury Retreat4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A place to find your inner soul, 1000's of steps, cold simple rooms in a number of standalone buildings, nice and friendly service, no beaches - but nice scaffolding installed at sea level for sun bathing an swimming in ocean. A number of swimming pools on the property. Breakfast buffet ok, dinner buffet disappointing. Fantastic view. Arbatax is generally a windy place, we left early
Beautiful cozy hotel, to spend couple of days. Restaurant has a perfect view Of cliff beach. Meals were tasty, wide selection of wines. Arbatax in general is huge, good for family vacations. Park has zoo inside the area and shuttle bus that cruises all day long. Beaches are wild and beautiful.
Probably worth a small amount of preface with this review. My wife and I decided we wanted to go to Sardinia for sept (neither of us had been) and had no preferences on 'where' on the island we went or a load of other prerequisites. So a bit of a blank canvas. Upon looking through places we saw an image that we loved which turned out to be the views from monte turri. So we booked it there and then. A bit of a risk you might say, booking a holiday off the back of 1 image. I then started looking at the reviews on here and became a little worried I may have cocked up. Some of them aren't flattering and I was wary we would be in the same hotel for a week! To play the diplomat I absolutely loved this resort but can see why some people maybe didn't, so urge people to consider what they are booking before they book it (I didn't do this- so the irony is not lost on me). We stayed in a tower room. This gives you easier access to the reception and restaurant (where breakfast and evening meals are served) plus the bar. I read some reviews that the tower room's were dark and had bars on the windows. They do, but you're staying in a tower so the clues in the name. It sort of fits the theme and feel of the place. It is a very traditional hotel. Personally I loved that. It felt Sardinian. Anyone looking for a hotel with modern amenities then this isn't for you. If you want an authentic Sardinian experience then you will love it here. The rooms were well laid out and the bed was comfy and big. The aircon didn't work very well but we went in mid sept, by which point it had cooled down. So it didn't matter too much as the evenings were cool. If I went in the peak of summer I may have said something. The bathroom had a lovely shower but a weird groove on the floor which made showering a little tricky. Again it didn't massively bother me. The resort- the views are stunning. It is a beautiful place. It is quite a sparse resort and very hilly. So if you don't like walking / quite a lot of steps then again this place probably isn't for you. Families with children I wouldn't recommend for the same reason. There is a kind of petting zoo which was nice. We had a day in the spa which was lovely. Please note the image of the pool in the images is the spa pool. You have to pay to access this so slightly misleading. Would encourage monte turri to change this on their tripadvisor profile as it seems to be a common complaint. The monte turri pool was small and mostly undercover. However you can access other pools within the resort. One is large and about a 5-6min walk. Front desk staff were all friendly and helpful. They are slightly direct but I think this is the Sardinian way, so maybe bear that in mind. The resort is big and takes you a few days to figure out. I liked this and found it added a sense of adventure / discovery. Breakfast was sufficient. A little samey but after a week I think that's going to happen anywhere. Given the amount paid I think a couple of things could have been added ie salmon maybe. We had dinner twice in monte turri's restaurant. A buffet but good quality and ample selection. Some tweaks maybe needed to justify the rates they charge (Sardinia is quite expensive as a whole however) but we had a really nice week and I would stay here again. Scenery and views are stunning
Whilst needing an upgrade in Bathrooms, the overall setting of the Hotel and views was first class. The Buffets for Breakfast and Dinner were a high standard, and the Sardinian wines were a very pleasant surprise
We had a very disappointing experience at Monte Turri Luxury Retreat this July, don't even know why they are calling it "Luxury"!! We ended our Sardinian visit there and spent 3 nights, but I wish we had stayed more in the Porto Cervo area instead, where we found a 4 stars hotel above our expectations. So to go into details: we had a total shock when we saw our garden room which was in a separate area (probably formerly part of the Borgo Cala Moresca complex), clean but 3 stars standard the most, totally didn't justify the price we paid. We asked for an upgrade on the spot and they offered us a Deluxe room in the tower, but even bigger shock: that looked even worse! Dark, smelly, outdated, just like in a cave or dungeon. We called our travel agency and wanted to switch hotels right away, but the Arbatax staff refused to refund us (they didn't offer any other options either) and as we were spending just 3 nights there, we decided to stay and look for the "brighter" aspects of the resort. It wasn't an easy job! The resort which encompasses 3 or 4 hotel complexes must have been very fancy in the 80s or 90s maybe, but it's totally outdated now with some of its parts just as if they have been deserted 10 or 20 years ago. We also got very annoyed by the reception staff: to put it nicely our complaint wasn't received in a positive manner, they had a dispatching attitude when we tried to discuss solutions with them and told us that it is "only our personal opinion" that the rooms don't correspond to 4 stars hotel standards. I have never been treated so rudely by hotel reception staff before!! During our 3 days stay we have seen other tourists complaining as well, or worse checking out after their first night of stay (even though they didn't get refunded!!! so imagine the state of some rooms). I only wish we had read the more recent reviews from TripAdvisor more thoroughly, because believe me, they are all telling the truth! Regarding the "very nice" big pool with the beautiful view featured as the Monte Turri "profile" photo on TripAdvisor, be aware, it's the pool of the Spa and the entrance to the spa costs 25 eur per person. I have to admit we got deceived by it and thought it was the pool of Monte Turri... Well unfortunately, it isn't. The Monte Turri pool is a small one with a limited number of sunbeds in what they call a "solarium", a partially covered pool area, where you cannot sunbath and where we never saw anybody, because it makes so little sense staying there partially indoor, partially outdoor (don't even know how to call it) when you go on a summer vacation. Just to make a fair point, I have to mention that you have access to the rest of the Arbatax resort if staying at Monte Turri, including most of the other pools, some narrow beaches (for a more spacious beach you need to take a boat trip or car ride to the Spiaggia di Orri, where the hotel has some "private" area, but with no toilets and no shops; the later are available only further away in the public area of the di Orri beach), the Arbatax nature park and maybe some other facilities, however the rest of the resort is for mass tourism, so pretty small chances that you will be able to enjoy it if your aim is to relax and spend some quality time with your beloved one(s). And the 80s-90s feeling rules the rest of the resort as well!! To end my review somehow in a bit more positive tone: the Monte Turri Restaurant has some absolutely splendid views, excellent food and very nice and attentive staff! It totally made our stay more bearable, however it still didn't justify the price we paid for our stay and the value we got in return!! The restaurant is the only reason for not rating this resort a terrible one!
I stayed in this boutique hotel of 19 rooms for 4 nights with my husband and It's been really hard when we had to leave..... It was a really comfortable place. I can't forget the view from the terrace.... dining there was such a good experience! The staff was really kind, the food so tasty and during the day there were so many activities to do, such as sports, spa, walking in the park, the beaches. I really miss feeding little sheeps and deers. If you love nature, that's your place.
My partner and I were so excited to stay at Monte Turri and were let down right from the start. We arrived by car and to begin with the address does not match the address advertised which made it difficult to find. Our receptionist seemed lovely to begin with and were greeted by welcome drinks and then escorted to our room. We paid an extortionate amount for a 'tower room' (400€ for one night) for what was easily the worst hotel room we have stayed in. It was the darkest and most awful smelling room. It smelt like mould was everywhere. The day after we left we had to pay our new hotel extra money to get all of our clothes washed as the smell of the room had made our entire luggage smell awful. We advised the receptionist in person and she instantly turned sour and said she would 'see what she could do'. We waited a few hours before showering etc before dinner so that room remain untouched for them but were not contacted AT ALL. In the photos on the website it was advertised that the rooms had balconies which was not the case. Our room was underground, had one small window which opened and was strangely dark. Also, they do not provide beach towels and due to not having balconies, there is no where to hang your beach towels. We left ours outside and risked having them stolen so as not to contribute to the mould smell. We will never come back to this Hotel.
We only stayed for one night but we were allowed a late checkout so we could match our flight back home. The view and environment of the reception and restaurant areas are absolutely extraordinary beautiful. The highest point around. Stylish interior. Very nice and polite staff. The park with the animals is nice and fun for the kids. We met a deer, some cool peacock like birds, sheep, donkeys and small boars that was free on the path through the park. The other animals were behind fences. Monte Turri has a nice small pool but it's partly inside. Nice for adults. It's also close to a large pool that suits the kids. The private beach is a small cove with wooden platforms with sun beds. Looks spectacular from above, the elevator didn't work at the time so we missed it unfortunately. The room was spacious with a smalll entresol with a third bed. But the AC was not so effective so it was very hot to sleep up there. Nice beds though. No luxury as in the public areas but rustic and rather stylish. Garden view of the beautiful Oleander bushes and a small pool outside the room. One unique place, would highly recommend it!
Beautiful location of the hotel with stunning views. The rooms were nice, not amazing, no balcony (not as per the photos on the website) which was a disappointment when we got there. The hotel private beach is a decking which is fine and remote and quiet, however there were no toilets, no bar or anything down there. We were told by the hotel they closed the "lift" to go down to the beach from 12.30 to 2pm, that is not accurate, the lift was closed from 12 to 3pm which is quite a long time for a lunch break! The pool area at the hotel needs a serious revamp, it is a greenhouse pool with no tanning area, the pool is so deep that you can't relax in it and enclosed. The hotel do not do any room service which for a 4 star hotel I thought was ludicrous. Everything in this hotel and resort was a fair distance up and down this hill even in the resort which in the Sardinian sun was very hard. I got heatstroke and needed a pharmacy and we needed to walk 15 minutes down a steep hill and back up again to find a pharmacy that didn't charge exorbitant amounts for medication. There is a pharmacy in the resort which charge me €17.50 for ibuprofen and paracetamol, something you buy here for a couple of pounds. Food in the resort/hotel for dinner was average, the coffee not to my taste. Entertainment wise, no one informed us in the hotel of any activities and we kept coming across them when it was nearly finished. The most expensive place I have been in years, for food, alcohol and entertainment. I would recommend the spa day, although it is expensive, it was the best massage I've had in a long time and the pool and facilities were amazing. Conclusion, I would go back to Sardinia but definitely never to this hotel/resort.
This resort is massive but the monte turri part is secluded at the top and pretty small compared to the rest and quiet which is good. Cons - Rooms need a bit of a refurb - as you can see from the photos the a/c is outdated to say the least and the bath is not that great. To fit under the shower you need to be under 5'5. Pros - The view! Absolutely stunning
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Arbatax within a mile (2 km) of Port of Arbatax, Monte Turri Luxury Retreat is within 2 miles (3 km) of San Gemiliano Tower. This 42-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 8 restaurants. On the waterfront, the hotel is also close to San Gemiliano Beach and Orri Beach.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. There are ample dining options with 8 onsite restaurants, including MonteTurri Sky Terrace, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner, and La Vela with pleasing ocean views. Get an energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 42 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.
Guests of Monte Turri Luxury Retreat have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 80 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 362 reviews