Monte Turri Luxury Retreat4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It is a lovely place to stay. The beaches are well maintained, the restaurant serves lovely food and the staff is always friendly. Either you walk and enjoy the scenery or you take the trenino to go to the various ressorts, the spa or the pool area. We would always go there again.
We loved everything about this place. From the wait staff, to the front desk, to Antonio who gives out the kayaks! Amazing and incredible. Our favorite part of the trip was walking around and taking a stroll with the goats every evening. We'd definitely recommend
We booked a meal at the Monte Turri as it was recommended to us by the staff at the hotel we were staying at which was the Dune Hotel. We were taken to the hotel by a lovely member of staff Mauritzo and we were really looking forward to the meal as it was my husbands birthday. We had a glass of wine when we got to the table and then went through to the buffet. To our amazement and disgust the food was not only almost finished but lukewarm. There was no talk of refilling the buffet and we had to pick at what was left and then left promptly. We also noticed that the staff were more interested in making the guests who stayed at the hotel welcome than those that had taken the trouble to visit the hotel and restaurant. It was the most expensive meal for what we had at 35 euros's a head.
The staff were wonderful and are continually trying to apologise and improve your stay but surely it is up to the owners to realise that it cannot be classified as luxury if they offer their guests the low quality of the garden rooms. It needs a rethink and renovation. The food however was alright and it is interesting getting up in the morning to be met by deer .
We had a week at the resort and loved everything. The staff were really welcoming and helpful, the rooms were clean, but the thing that makes its so special are the amazing views ..... Arbatax as a resort offers lovely beaches and a selection of great pools, loads of places to relax from sunbeds to shady spaces. Its very hilly, we loved that but know people that have a problem with mobility may find it a challenge.
Monte Turri is one of 5 hotels located in the Arbatax Park. When booking, the given address is inaccurate, the phone number is of a central booking and not of the hotel. Approaching the hotel with a motorcycle is dangerous, especially from the main entrance used by taxis and cars. There is a good road with private access, but only guests know about it and it is closed by gates. The clerk on the booking center was either stupid or did not know English well enough to assist us. The hotel personnel, however, did everything to correct that bad impression. The rooms are reachable by huge amount of stairs. The resort wants people to stay in it and not go out. Rooms are fairly nice but highly over priced. For that price it would be good to get glasses rather than plastic cups. You should get a special credit card for all hotel bars and restaurants. Also, beach is beautiful but all around us people just left towels and clothes on the sun chairs and left. 90% of the chairs were unmanned, but looked occupied. All in all, beautiful place, but value for money is not certain.
We loved the rustic, typical Sardinian layout of the room. Breakfast and dinner were very tasty with an excellent range of local products. The staff is always ready to help out and very friendly. Be aware that the hotel is uphill and not accessible for wheelchairs or strollers. With the summer heat, it can be a challenge to go on foot to the hotel. The rest of the park is lower than the Monte Turri resort, which means that you will always have to go back up again. We loved the hotel for the romantic scenery we wanted on our honeymoon.
so... theres quite a lot to say about this hotel (be prepared for a long post... not in my style, but it's needed). Like everybody else, my partner and I saw the images online and thought the place looked amazing. Then, after booking, we read the tones of negative reviews and got really worried... Well, let me say that the hotel's location is amazing, the staff is absolutely excellent, from the people welcoming you at reception to the restaurant staff and cleaning staff: they deserve 5 stars! They all speak various languages and are extremely helpful! I hope Arbatax park appreciates and rewards their fantastic work! The food is also incredible: we were worried about having a buffet dinner, but the quality of the ingredients (and the food in general) is superb: the variety of food is more than sufficient and the quality is what you would find in a very good restaurant. We ended up eating there every night! It was delicious! The hotel is lovely: beautiful views, very cozy. The garden rooms are constructed in a way that each room constitutes part of a typical Sardinian village, which, we were told, was reconstructed using original materials. It's very particular and very lovely. The hotel is also surrounded by a beautiful park with animals: we encountered wild boars and deers almost outside our room (the 'village' is protected by gates, so animals cannot get in). All this is great, but what I think triggers people annoyance (and consequently, poor rating) is the following: -the images you see online attached to Monte Turri are in fact of the entire resort, not just that hotel. The entire resort is a huge park that features 4 other hotels. I can see why people would have certain expectations and then they get disappointed. The irony is that Monte Turri is truly nice and they don't need to show other pictures: the hotel is lovely. The swimming pool of the hotel is small and partially indoors, but the Sardinian sea is beautiful and the swimming pool is really not needed. However, I feel it should be more clear that the entire complex is huge (you can use a little train to move around, but it runs every 20 mins or so) or walk for about 30 minutes to reach the southern part of the resort. There are two small rocky creeks, which are few minutes walk from the rooms, where you can swim and the hotel provides free parasols and beds. However, to reach other areas you need to walk further (or go via sea). Also, there are quite a few stairs involved. I think this should be made more evident on the website as it may present a problem for some people. -the rooms should be addressed: the style is quite bucolic and fits with the idea of the village. That is absolutely fine, even though the rooms are a bit dark (I would suggest management of Monte Turri to invest in some lamps, that would be quite useful for guests). However, most 4* hotel I've been to have a sort of 'sitting area' (even if this is only an armchair and a small coffee table) and a refreshments station with some complimentary tea and coffee: our Garden Room didn't have that. The description of the room also suggested a jacuzzi would be in the bathroom, but our room only had a shower (that was also not a problem for us, but I can see why some clients may be disappointed). The hairdryer was very old and broken (fixed with sellotape). I asked reception to check because my hair wouldn't dry, but it turned out it was functioning (just not drying very well...). -You can't use your debit/credit cards in the resort, except for paying your final bill at reception. This was extremely annoying. Most of the resort doesn't even accept cash, but it has its own chip card. ironically, you can top it up at any reception of any of the 5 hotels, but only with cash. There is only one cash point and that is about 20 minutes walk from Monte Turri. Some places within the resort, however, don't accept this chip card, but only cash (e.g., the ice-cream parlour or the shops in the resort). We thought this was senseless, in fact, slightly silly. I don't recall any hotels whose services won't accept debit/credit cards. -Finally. the swimming pool areas of the other hotels (and the beach with the palms) are extremely noisy: constant music and animation that tries to get you involved. Monte Turri is definitely quite, so spending time in its small swimming pool area was quite relaxing. So, that's it. there are aspects of Monte Turri that are definitely 4* and some where I would be more reluctant. Over all, we had a great stay and the hotel offered what we were looking for: relax, sun, sea and great food.
The views are absolutely stunning and world class! Perfect for a romantic break. There is also a private beach reached by funicular which is accessible only to guests on monte turri - it is quiet and stunning and definitely worth checking out. The food is also absolutely delicious. Would recommend getting the half board option where you get dinner included every night - this entitles you to a buffet dinner like no other. We had spaghetti de la mar, wild boar ragu, a selection of sea food, main courses such as fish and meat and a selection of salads - all delicious. Incredible value considering it is a buffet and what you would pay to have such high quality food elsewhere. The views from dinner and breakfast are really quite incredible. There is also an authentic italian man playing the piano every night throughout dinner until about 11pm - it really does add to the ambience - a great touch. In terms of complaints - we had booked the classic double and were a bit surprised to find that it wasn't part of the main hotel but a 5 minute walk through the gardens. You have to pay to use the spa area - even just the pool. To be honest, I wouldn't bother - it isn't worth paying for and the beaches are far nicer. Little things in the room were not very well thought through - only one plug - we had to keep unplugging the minibar to use the second plug, the toilet seat wouldn't stay up etc.. Overall though, we would recommend. It is relaxing and charming with breath-taking views and friendly staff!
Excellent location and view. Beautiful park and beaches. Staff very efficient and friendly Spa service and treatment very good. Rooms are ok, they could use an upgrade. But overall we really enjoyed it.
Located in Arbatax, Monte Turri Luxury Retreat is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Cala Moresca Beach and Rocce Rosse Beach. 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 Port of Arbatax and Porto Frailis Beach.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast served 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.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 338 reviews