Villa Las Tronas Hotel, Alghero
Reviews - Villa Las Tronas Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Villa Las Tronas Hotel
Duchess for a few daysfrom sd_globetrotter
We had a rental car and had some difficulty finding the hotel in the evening, due to our unfamiliarity with the area. Warning: Do not try to navigate the medieval area's too-narrow roads, they are not made for vehicles with more than 2 wheels, especially on festival evenings! Once we found the main road along the sea, Villa las Tronas beckoned to us with it's warm night lighting.
A sea view room was not available since we booked last minute, however the size of the room, decor, high ceilings, abundant closet space, and nice bathroom made the room comfortable and we felt good value for the price. We did have a nice garden and a town view to make up for it. Bed was too soft for us if I remember correctly.
Breakfast was fine, and we really enjoyed lounging at the saltwater pool and the private sea access for a dip in the med. Lunch was delightful, fresh, abundant. We also enjoyed our evening apertivo and live piano music sitting on the patio. Elevator is quite tiny, but we managed to carry our own bags and squeeze in.
We were happy to have our rental car to explore the wonderful beach at Stintino, Sella & Mosca vineyards, ancient ruins, and other local beaches. Walking to the medieval town is pleasant, but personally prefer Calvi, Bonafacio and Corsica atmosphere.
Overall Villa las Tronas is a unique and historic accomodation in which we felt like royalty in the antique and comfortable setting
and ambiance. Rooms- especially comparative to the European hotel standard- were spacious. Remember it is a former residence converted to a hotel, and this reflection makes Villa las Tronas so special!
This is no ordinary hotel; its an absolute belter; perfect for a weekend away.from A TripAdvisor Member
On checking in we were informed the sea view rooms were all full so we would be upgraded to a sea view room with balcony. Had I realised by balcony they meant a 15ft by 15 ft terrace with two wooden, cushioned loungers, table and chairs, facing straight out to sea and perfect for sipping a glass of wine whilst watching the sun set I would have stumped up the extra myself and from the envious looks Ms. Warrington and I got from the rooms above I get the impression other guest felt the same way too.
Given the sea view rooms were all full I imagine the hotel must have been fairly full but with only 30 rooms a large pool, substantial gardens, a games room and private bathing platform with access to the sea you certainly never felt aware of this, in fact the only sound we heard all day was the gentle lapping of waves on the surrounding shore line.
Room/ bathroom was of a good size with everything you would require of a hotel of this standard. Breakfast was continental buffet with a perfectly adequate spread, although not as substantial as you may find in the UK or US, with bacon, eggs etc all available to order at no extra cost and all of which arrived within c.5 minutes of request. We didn’t eat dinner in the hotel but the menu looked great and heard good reports.
Games room included snooker table, piano, Xbox and a decent range of board games.
Clientele was a nice mix of ages and nationalities, we were probably the youngest at 27 and 25, there were a number of honeymoon couples, a couple of families and some retirees, people tended to keep themselves to themselves but chatted across the balconies in the evening.
Town was a pleasant 10-15min stroll along the coast; I was under whelmed by the choice of restaurants but this may be unfair as was only in town for 2 days so may have missed some areas. The old town itself was nice to walk around but after a few hours we felt we had seen all there was to see so could return to the sun bathing with an easy conscience.
Any complaints? The nice areas of beach are apparently 20mins along the coast, whilst there are some small areas of sand near the hotel they are some way short of the stunning beaches you may be coming to Sardinia looking for. We didn’t take up the offer but the hotel can lend you mountain bikes to get there which I heard was a very pleasant ride. The air-conditioning in the room was quite noisy when on but I find this is often the way in these older hotels. My girlfriend described the hairdryer as about as effective as drying your hair with your breath. But these really are very minor points and didn’t detract from our stay.
All in all a fantastic place to come for a short break, no, it isn’t as polished as a Four Seasons or other 5 star US chain but to me that only adds to its character.
We founded the best rates by booking direct and had no problem reserving a room when expedia etc said they were full. Enjoy your stay!
Charming, Quirky with bags of potential!from sodie69
Yes, the hotel could do with a bit of updating in places but this could actually spoil it's charm.
Breakfast isn't bad but could be a bit more extensive, service is slow but who cares, the view across the headland is fabulous and the pace of this place is slow to say the least.
If you read some of the reviews on The Las Tronas (as we did) you'd believe you need crampons to reach the main door and a day out hiking to reach the centre of Alghero....Fact...It's not that steep to reach the main entrance through well managed security gates and it's a beautiful 15 min stroll to the heart of this cracking little walled town.
The only downside to this town is the poor standard of eating out, lots of restaurants but little choice, if you don't like pasta or pizza it would be a struggle and the overall quality of the dining options are average to say the least. However, worth a trip, book a "Room With A View" (pardon the pun) and wind down - great relaxing break!
what a divine breakfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Villa Las Tronas - One of the Best hotels in Italyfrom CentroStorico
The location and views are breathtaking. The style befits the former home of the Italian Royal family, the rooms are excellent and the staff incredible.
Contrary to an earlier comment about the breakfasts, you can actually have whatever you want - you only need to ask. If you want egg & bacon, you will get it. The 5 selection, 5 course dinners change on a daily basis and are truly fantastic.
The restaurant manager, Renzo speaks perfect English and is always willing to help anyone with any holiday question or problem they may have.
If you want a truly memorable holiday or perfect wedding venue, you will not find anywhere better
Expensive / Great Location / Horrid Breakfastfrom koalahead
s not a bad thing of course!from montclairmom
My husband had some severe allergies here: bring your medicine. Also, there were no other Americans that we heard but the town seemed to be very popular with the Brits. I think at the time you could fly RyanAir for 99pounds r/t or something.
Hope to return one day.
Really, really good !from chris forza robur
It had a nice atmosphere and we enjoyed sitting around the hotel, having a drink, watching the sea etc. It is furnished to a high standard, equivalant to a country house hotel in the UK. The restuarant is excellent, both the food and the service.
We had the winter break of 3 nights D.B.B. and each night the menu was different with about five choices for each course. A pianist and flutist played during the meal but at 10 o`clock when they finished the owners son played. 14 years old and absolutely brilliant. Fantastic. Ask him to play the Beatles !!
The position of the hotel is impressive and you really are dining with the waves crashing on the rocks. All the staff are friendly and chatty, most speaking good english.
Book a room with a sea view (money well spent) and I suggest hire a car as Alghero town will only occupy you for about a day. The hotel is a 10 min walk from the town centre.
A good car journey for views, is the coast road to BOSA and the caves at CAPO di CACCIA are amazing and not to be missed. The road from there along the North West coast has wonderful scenery, quite long about 3 hours. Very good roads, very few cars.
If you want a lovely restful break, where somebody else does all the work, this hotel is it.
terrific hotel with a wonderful locationfrom TAHES
Fantastic Hotel and locationfrom bevchris
We had a sea view room with a large terrace. The room was clean and spacious. The staff very friendly.
It is only a short stroll to the old town.
We had a fantastic stay at this hotel and certainly plan to stay there again.
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Other names for Villa Las Tronas Hotel
- hotel las tronas
- Address: 1 Lungomare Valencia - Alghero - 07041 - Italy
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