Hotel Pedraladda4.0 out of 5.0
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A hotel with a nice location with a great view of the old city of Castelsardo. The bad thing about this hotel is the ridiculous rule that you are not allowed to buy water outside the hotel and bring it into your room. Travelling across the world - we have never experienced such a rule before. The hotel says they can give you a fine if you bring your own water!
The hotel was lovely and the town was stunning. We had a wonderful time. However, the hotel tried to get extra Euros out of us at each opportunity. You were not allowed to bring any food or drink onto the site, not even bottles of water for the room. They insisted you buy from he bar or mini-bar at 3 euros for a small bottle when the supermarket sold a large bottle for 89 cents. If anything was found in your room it was confiscated and you were threatened with a 30 Euros fine!! We ended up "smuggling" bottles of water into our rooms and hiding them amongst our wardrobes during the day and "smuggling" out empties to dispose of in the town's rubbish bins! They tried to charge us 15 Euros for a beach bed hire voucher when we asked about the bus to the local beach. This was not necessary and I am glad we did not fall for that one! At lunch they had a cheap bar menu and an expensive menu - it seemed hit and miss as to when the cheaper options was available even though both menus were displayed. We still had a great time and found all the rules quite amusing but if we were a family with small children it could be quite tiresome!
The hotel in itself is very big and clean, well situated and comfortable. Very suitable for families or a trip with friends and the pool is a good place to relax. Unfortunately the wi-fi isnt included in the price: you get wifi all around the hotel except in the rooms, the place where wifi is most important, and you have to pat for it instead: this isn't what you'd expect from a four star hotel. In addition to that the staff was not really friendly or welcoming. We've also noticed that the cleaning staff does not change the drapes or the towels when it cleans the rooms. They also confiscated our water bottles that we had left in the room (it was written in the hotel's rules that you couldn't bring food or water in the rooms, but it was so hot that we just had to). The bathroom of our room was very clean and neat, but the water from the shower and the sink couldn't maintain a steady and high flow of water, and the temperature kept switching from cold to hot by itself. These details are very important and shouldn't normally be a problem for a four star hotel. Too bad for us, this hotel could have been great but because of these problems it was just...meh.
Excellent location overlooking the sea with Corsica in the distance and the 900-year-old Castelsardo castle. Peaceful during the night, awesome live music late in the day. Spotlessly clean, a large pool, bar, good food, friendly service. Dozens of restaurants and night life within walking distance. We loved the whole experience. Our grivances are insignificant: poor Wifi connection, parking may be challenging just like anywhere else in Italy, and they expect guests not to take bottled water into their room but use the minibar instead, forcing us to "smuggle", which we considered funny.
This was our third time in this hotel, stayed in the first days of June 2 nights. Yes, the hotel is not new but absolutly clean, rooms are nice decorated, with stunning views (if you book seaview room), we found our room very comfortable and the personal is really kind and helpful. We asked in advance for a seaview your with private balcony and received it as we asked. Castelsardo is a must to see in Sardinia, and the old center is a nice 15 minutes walk. We didn't have any proble with parking. We booked the hotel in January for June, paid in advance and had a very good deal. Only negative surprise this time was the dinner at the half-board.... Well, I have read the other positive reviews about the good food but honestly we were really disappointed. The problem was not the food quality, taste was OK, however medium standard. It is advertised as buffet style, but it is much more a 3 course choice menu with buffet starters! Startes: cold plates,most of them prepared with mayo, with some grilled zucchino or paprika but also cold. Had very good starters all over in Italy earlier, this was not our taste. And not written what the plates contains! Big surprise, specially if you are not a big seafood lover as 90% of the starters contains seafood... Main course: 3 kind of main dish: 1 pasta (normally it should be a starter in a 4 stars hotel), 1 meat, 1 fish. And 1 kind of vegtables. And you can not take your choosen dish, there is a waiter who gives you the food. There was a very young boy who gave us so small portions that I had to go back 3 times,,,, (I am woman with 50 kilos, don't eat huge portions but it was relly incredible and for me really annoying.... when I asked "please more" he started to scrape the edge of the pot then pu 3 small pieces of pasta to my plate hovever the pot was 80% full! ) Dessert "buffet": apples + oranges as "fruit of the season" (not even sliced) and 1 kind of dry cake. Written "home made" cake but it looked like those which you can buy very cheap in the supermarket... The whole "buffet style dinner" was a big big disappointment. I am sorry for all these negatives as I think this is a very good 4 star hotel, and specially that's why I think it is a shame, this hotel would deserve a much better dinner option! Perhaps during the high season they make it differently, I can only review what we have experienced. All in, it is a perfect hotel for a 2 nights stay, but book without dinner option. There are so many good and really cheap restaurants and pizzeria in Castelsardo, so go out in the evening! And one another thing: If you choose this hotel for a base for exploring the northern part of Sardinia then be prepared for long driving: 40km here means 1 hour... It is ok for discover Castelsardo, Alghero and the beautiful Costa Paradiso but for me not OK for day trips to the Costa Smeralda! That's why I say "perfect for 2 nights"!
We booked a hotel for a week in Castelsardo and ended up in Pedraladda because it was reviewed to be quiet and close to the sea. We ended up having a very lange and bulky room next to the cleaner's cupboard. Our room was very humid and moist. We tried to change room at least three times without succeeding (they said hotel was full even tho e.g. hotels.com showed there were rooms available). The balcony mentioned in the description was shared passage to all the neighbour rooms without any privacy. The swimguard at the pool was annoyed of everything most of the time and kept complaining about e.g. moving or opening up the umbrellas. The private beach is not actually that "swimmable" - you definitely need the shoes and caution to enter the sea. If we had not paid for this hotel beforehand we would not have stayed there for a night. Breakfast was great though and the location nice.
Pedraladda is very close to Castelsardo and our balcony had a great view of the the scenic town sitting on a rock. Food was great - good value for money. Pool clean & enough sun beds although August - people were probably out on trips. Room was large & clean and bed comfortable. Wifi good around pool and reception and also bought wifi for the room worked fine. Subterranean route to pebble beach descending on stairs. You need shoes against the orquins! We would come back any time!
We were on a package deal to Hotel Pedraladda and my travel companion emailed to request a seaview - we did not receive a reply to confirm or to say there was an extra charge. So when we booked in and were told we had to pay 20 euro extra a day, we were taken aback, I did ask to see the normal room and compare to the sea view room but apparently there were no normal rooms available so had to take the room with sea view. We booked a twin room but our room had double bed & bunk beds, didn't bother complaining and we just went with it and got used to the idiosyncrasies of the hotel. It is a very large sprawling hotel and we had magnificent views of the castle from wherever we were in the hotel and at the beach. Private beach was easy access and just lovely to relax. It was a short walk into the main centre of village and we acquainted ourselves at the local supermarket who sold the sweetest nectarines we ever tasted, thanks Mario. We did a lot of exploring and meet some nice people, the staff were hit and miss but there was a very friendly lady on the front desk, pity we didn't encounter her on our first day.
Fantastic room and terrace. Beatiful view. Breakfast excellent. Friendly staff at the desk. Short distance to the private beach. We stayed for 4 nights and had a lovely time in Pedraladda. We recommend this Hotel .
To reach the hotel, you need a good navigation device. It is a bit off center, in a residential area at the entrance of the village (from Olbia), on a steep slope: the upside thereof are that you have a stunning sea sight, have direct access to a private (but unspectacular) beach (down below, many stairs) and no road in the back. The downside are: stairs and no parking. But you can park anywhere on the road and we had no trouble finding a spot, all of which are free. Then you have to haul your luggage for a few flights of stairs. The reception staff is friendly and speaks many languages - we had the choice between english, german, french and even swiss-german! Once you're settled in your room, the effort was worth it: it's very quiet, just the noise of the waves. Air con works well, though at night this late July it wasn't necessary. You can easily walk to the touristic center (10 minutes) and visit the citadel. The swimming pool was very refreshing and my daughter greatly enjoyed it. We had three beds in our room and enough space left to open our suitcases. The breakfast room is huge with lots of people, the choice of food is very good. The hotel is not exactly cheap, but it's a good hotel.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Hotel Pedraladda is located within a mile (2 km) of Museum of Mediterranean Weaving and Sant'Antonio Abate Cathedral. This 116-room, 4-star hotel has a private beach along with an outdoor pool and free self parking. Doria Castle and Port of Castelsardo are also near this Castelsardo hotel.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and is served from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
Hotel Pedraladda's 116 rooms are individually decorated and provide furnished balconies, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.
Hotel Pedraladda features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 603 reviews