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Hotel Catalunya

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Not the best hotel that we stayed in on a recent trip to Sardinia. However it was certainly the most conveniently situated for exploring the most interesting and the wonderful town of Alghero and especially the historic walled part which as well as being a shopping paradise,especially for the ladies, offers a plethora of fine restaurants to suit all tastes. The hotel breakfast was OK if not memorable. The rooms were clean and well serviced. The staff were obliging and helpful. The Sky bar with its wonderful view made for a very pleasant pre bed time drink. The lack of an evening meal service was more than made up by the excellent variety of quality restaurants within walking distance. Would certainly stay here again.

Located next to the harbour the hotel provides excellent views of the old town, particularly at night from the Sky bar. Very good accommodation with good facilities and meals. A good base to tour the area.

We chose this hotel for our two week stay in Alghero and were not disappointed. The hotel had a fabulous location minutes stroll from the old town. Our room (we opted for a superior room) had a fantastic view over the marina and we watched the beautiful sunset every evening. Breakfast is on the 9th floor in the sky at and was fantastic. Buffet had a great range and the staff are so helpful - it was no problem to order boiled eggs or bacon and eggs which were not on the buffet. After breakfast the area becomes a bar which is open to the public - it does get very busy to watch the evening sunset. We went one evening to the restaurant on the first floor which was not to our taste and we did not really enjoy so I would not recommend booking half board at this hotel. We did have a couple of issues at the hotel bit both were sorted to our satisfaction. Would definitely return here next time I visit Alghero!

Lovely hotel. Very clean, reasonable size rooms with use of free safe, plenty of hot water, fluffy towels and free wifi. Our room was situated on the third floor at the back of the hotel - very quiet with nice views of the harbour and sea. The mini bar in the rooms are at a reasonable price compared with bars outside the hotel. Breakfast was reasonable as a continental breakfast but the view at breakfast in the sky bar was superb. Across the road is a park and the old walled town and harbour are five minutes away. The public beach is only 15 minutes walk away with the start of the sunbeds another 10 minutes walk. Ideally situated if you want a beach holiday or shopping.

We stayed here for 3 nights, staying in Room 801, one of the junior suites with balcony. One of the main reasons we chose this was the option of secure parking, not minding the €10/day charge for this - worth it to know there was a car space which was ours and would always be there. The lobby looks fairly impressive from outside, and the hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the area which adds gravitas too. Inside, things are a little dated and worn around the edges but the reception staff were all very pleasant and friendly. It seems that this is a hotel favoured by coach tours and pensioners - worth bearing in mind! This was our final stop in Sardinia, and compared to the previous hotels we stayed in, felt rather basic, and very chain-hotel-like. As it was a suite it was a good size (some of the non-suite rooms we walked pat when doors were opened did look very small). The fittings were all decent enough quality, nice linens and very clean but just lacked charm. The balcony felt very narrow and the metal table and 2 chairs were very cheap feeling. The view from the balcony was superb and we watched the sunset every night whilst sipping a beer. It was all clean and the bed a good size and very comfy. The bathroom was also clean, but did smell a bit musty, due to a lack of ventilation. There was no storage space in the bathroom, looks like there had been a shelf under the mirror previously as the brackets were still there, but no shelf. Also, no towel hooks, anywhere. Not on the door in the bathroom, not on any of the walls, of which there were plenty of empty spaces where a row of towel hooks could have gone. This made it difficult to use towels more than once as there was just no way of drying them after use. One of the main issues we had with the room, which is one of the best rooms the hotel offers, is the noise from the SkyBar on the next floor. From 7.30am onwards every morning we were awoken by tables and chairs being dragged around upstairs. The hotel really needs to invest in some good rubber feet for the furniture upstairs as this just is not acceptable - you've got no chance of a holiday lie-in. We didn't notice any late night noise from the SkyBar. As other people have mentioned, the lifts are fairly rubbish. On several occasions we gave up waiting for them and took the stairs instead - that we'd choose to walk up 8 flight of stairs rather than wait for the lift says something! The breakfast wasn't great, with the exception of the chap who took your room number, we found the waiting staff to be indifferent at best. Tables were not cleared quickly after people had left and on a couple of occasions only 1 of the coffee machines were working at a time. I'm not a big fan of "shared pots" - I know it's more environmentally friendly than the individual packs of honey, Nutella, jams etc but I just can't bring myself to share a communal jar with other people. We ventured upto the SkyBar once, and there was a couple just leaving a table on the terrace, so I walked upto the table and was pretty much shouted at by a member of staff saying "No! Reserved!". Very poor manners so we walked out and went and spent our money elsewhere. However, on the flip side, everytime we passed one of the maids in the corridors they were, without exception, incredibly friendly and pleasant - shame the SkyBar staff don't have the same outlook. In summary, this is not a bad hotel, but it really isn't a 4* hotel, it's a solid 3*. Providing dressing gowns and slippers in the wardrobe doesn't make it a 4*, it's missing the personal touch and attention to detail. The location is excellent, on the edge of both the old and new town, but when (not if) we return to Alghero we will stay somewhere else as this hotel just doesn't deliver for us.

I really like this hotel. The good:- Location - 5 min walk to old town and harbour. View from Superior room over harbour. View from Skybar either for breakfast or cocktails is really very good. Staff all seemed friendly. Aircon worked. Good size bed. The OK:- Breakfast - a little chaotic. They ran out of plates and saucers. One salt and pepper set for everyone? Bit odd! On the good side they didn't run out of food on the buffet and after we realised that you could have bacon and eggs if you asked that helped too - no-one explained this though. Food quality was pretty good. Staff/service in the Skybar was a bit hit and miss - or just plain slow! Decor getting a bit tired but I believe they are doing this soon. The bad:- Lack of parking - this wasn't a surprise just a bit inconvenient. We found free parking everyday for a week so not a disaster at all just a bit further to walk than you might want - something to think about if you aren't very mobile. Noise - not the hotels fault other than they could get better double glazing. Emptying bottle banks and road sweeping at 6.30am is just anti social! Especially for two people who live in the sticks and look out the window if a car drives passed! Anyone who lives in a city or large town probably won't notice. The lifts - showing their age but again I believe they are due for renewal. This review might sound a bit negative but both of us enjoyed our stay.

The Hotel is very well situated, you can walk anywhere you like. Walking to the old center is 5min walking. The Rooms need some work but the views are wonderful. The skybar for the sunset is a must. the views are to die for

Well placed for shops and the harbour. Rooms small but everything works. Terrible elevators that shake and judder with long waiting times. I was part of a tour. Breakfast pretty dire due I think to the tours eating seperately on the first floor. 9th Floor bar has good views.

location = spot-on, rooms= basic but very clean, breakfast= not very exciting .we would stay here again due to the hotels close proximity to the town for restaurants and the shops the beach is not far by foot,but go that bit further and visit rafels sunbeds,bar and good restaurant.

My wife and I stayed at this hotel with a group on a Titan Travel holiday in Sardinia. There are 207 rooms on 9 floors. The bedroom decoration was adequate, and there was one chair and a table, king-size bed and bedside cabinets. There was a security safe (free of charge), a TV (with 63 channels including seven English stations such as CNBC, BBC World, Sky News and CNN). There were no tea/coffee making facilities, but there was a fridge with a mini-bar containing water, beer, coke (all items chargeable), air-conditioning (that was effective and easy to use once it had been explained to me by the maintenance staff!). The room had no balcony and no view of the harbour area of Alghero. There was a large wardrobe with 17 (yes, 17!) hangers, but only two drawers for other clothes (not really adequate). Wi-Fi was available in the room and reception was good, and there was a phone. There were only two pillows, and one extra if needed. In the bathroom there was a shower (no bath), toilet, bidet, a large basin, a hairdryer and shaver point. The hotel facilities were limited (no fitness centre, no swimming pool), an adequate breakfast selection but no cooked food. There was no restaurant, so evening meals had to be found in the town of Alghero - this was not a problem as there is plenty of choice and the town is only a ten minute walk from the hotel. The jewel in the crown of this hotel is the bar on the roof of the hotel (9th floor), with fantastic views over the town and glorious sunsets.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Hotel Catalunya places you within a 5-minute walk of Maddalena Tower and Torre del Portal. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 128 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a conference center. It's in central Alghero and also a short walk from Palazzo d'Albis and Alghero Market.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: MAQU specializes in international cuisine, and serves lunch; dinner, or BLAU offers relaxing ocean views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Hotel Catalunya's 128 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. 26-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also included.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Hotel Catalunya offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. There's free offsite parking and a free beach shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a conference center, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Double Room, Sea View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room Single Use, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 746 reviews