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Olbia Sardinia Cala Cuncheddi Room 226

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Cala Cuncheddi in Olbia Sardinia

Booked via Expedia but reviewed on TripAdvisor. Got a better discounted price by booking day before.

The group has a web-based check-in system which is useless (still took them time to gather passports and do a manual check-in). My impression is that they just use the web-based check-in to collect data for advertising or other uses (not related to your actual check-in).

Taxi ride there is about 55 Euro from the city or $40 Euro airport of Olbia.

Lobby is very nice with a lobby bar, sitting area, and outside area. There is once nice pool. They have access to a beach (public) with loungers for resort guests. There is a vendor on the beach which sells water (2 Euro) and paddleboards and other watercraft to rent (all for cash since they are separate from hotel). Water was clear and clean. Nice to cool off and swim in the sea.

Rooms were clean and nice but without any coffee or tea makers. I had a really large porch for room 226. Bathroom was functional but with little counter space.

We were there two nights and had two lunches - neither of which I liked. The burger meat was awful and the focaccia wasn't worth eating. There was no pizza offered.

We tried one dinner there, but the choices on the menu were not to anybody's liking so we got a taxi to try a off-site restaurant, which turned out to be a disaster. The front desk tried to explain to the Taxi driver how to get to the restaurant, and after the fare went up to 105 Euro, we gave up and just ate at a restaurant in Marta Mari nearby. Keep in mind that after sunset, the roads are packed with traffic-jam traffic which will slow your progress driving towards Oblia.

The resort is somewhat remote from Oblia, but there is a little village about 10 minutes by car (or 1 hour walking).

The resort only offers one menu for dinner, which is the same one used for room service, so your options are really limited. If you are doing to the resort for quality of food and options, I'd choose somewhere else.

The breakfast also was limited in choices and the quality of the fresh fruit wasn't that great.

Both our rooms had mosquitoes in them. Unsure where they came from since we kept our balcony doors closed (it was really hot there around 35C). There were mosquitoes on the beach at sunset, but nothing too bad.

Check-in and check-out was acceptable.

The pool area didn't have any drink service and seemed lacking. It's a beautifully appointed resort, but something is missing. I guess my initial disappointment with the food became the theme of the weekend there.

One would think all the great chefs are in Italy, but I think they've left to work elsewhere.

At a large disount, I got my room for about 100 Euro than the standard fare because i booked last minute. It was a fair price for what was offered. But I would not go there again, since I love to eat, and the restaurant options were not worth staying there. As a side note, they have a steakhouse which is only option a few nights a week (of course they were not open the nights we were there).

Sardina has really beautiful sunsets, but I found most of the area around Olbia gritty with trash along the roads, graffiti, and just the lack of sense of pride where one lives. Of course this is in other areas of Italy too, but you notice it more when your walking around the area.

My experience in Venice a few months prior was much better, but with the same lack of quality of food. Where have the good chefs gone ?

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