El Balear

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Average rate: $73 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Lungomare dante 32, Alghero, Italy

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El Balear Alghero Reviews

mirkku387 mirkku387
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Location top notch - otherwise nothing close to what advertised May 02, 2011
Hotel El Balear Alghero is advertised in Booking.com as a centrally located 3-star hotel with all modern commodities, a sea view from the balcony and a small beach. I agree with the description on the location. It really is top notch: along the sea side, just a short stroll away from the historical city centre. As it comes to other points advertised, I strongly disagree.

I have been to worse 3-star hotels, but I must say that the rooms of El Balear were well dated. Modern commodities? The television was among the oldest I've ever seen (and it came with 10 Italian speaking and 1 German speaking channel). No Wi-Fi in the room - not even mobile network - Wi-Fi down in the reception costs 2€ / 30 minutes. No fridge / minibar / coffee making facilities in rooms.

Advertised "sea view" was actually a view over balconies where the locals dry their laundry. Nice. And as if this wasn't enough, the room itself was so cold and damp that my friend slept with all her clothes on, under 2 blankets - and caught a cold. A small beach? We had a look around for it, but couldn't find any - unless a platform on the rock can be considered as one.

Besides the wonderful location, the only good thing about this hotel was the staff. All of the staff members were extremely nice and helpful and they should be considered as a real asset for this hotel. Still I think that 45€ / person / night is too much considering the poor commodities in a dark cold room with a view over drying laundry. I would not stay again or recommend to fellow travelers.
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El Balear Overview

Renovated in 2004, this hotel comprises a total of 56 rooms spread over 4 floors. The air-conditioned lobby offers a reception desk, safes and lifts. Culinary options include a cosy bar and a restaurant with regional cuisine and a terrace facing the sea. In addition, the hotel includes a lounge with a terrace and a TV room. Furthermore, there are several conference rooms for business guests. A laundry service rounds up the facilities on offer. Location This attractive beach hotel offers guests a wonderful view of the bay and is only across the promenade from the beach. Various bars are just 30 m away, and the closest restaurants are around 400 m from the hotel. In addition, the centre is approximately 800 m from the hotel and Alghero airport is roughly 13 km from the hotel. Room The tastefully decorated rooms come with an en suite bathroom with a shower. In addition, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, central heating and a balcony feature as standard. Meal Breakfast may be selected from a buffet each morning. Payment American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment. Rates are based on double occupancy. Charges for extra adults may apply and will be due directly to the hotel.

El Balear Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Facsimile
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel

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