3 Best Hotels in Alghero, Sardinia

San Francesco Heritage Hotel

$$ | Via Machin 2, Alghero, 07041, Italy

The only hotel located in Alghero's central Catalan quarter occupies an ex-convent once attached to the church of San Francesco. The somewhat cramped and cell-like guest rooms are ranged around the atmospheric 14th-century cloister where breakfast is taken. Though short on comforts, all accommodations have air-conditioning and private bathrooms, and are surprisingly quiet considering the central location. There's no elevator, and a three- to seven-night minimum stay in summer.

Pros

  • Historic ambience
  • Central location
  • Breakfast in the cloister

Cons

  • No frills or extras
  • Not a good choice for kids
  • No parking nearby
Via Machin 2, Alghero, 07041, Italy
079-980330
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar., Free Breakfast

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Smy Carlos V Wellness & Spa Alghero

$$$ | Lungomare Valencia 24, Alghero, 07041, Italy

On the shore boulevard opposite the Villa Las Tronas and 15 minutes from the airport, this grand, modern hotel (pronounced "Carlos Quinto") has an array of gardens and terraces, as well as a saltwater pool with sea views and a separate children's pool. The spa and wellness center offer a range of treatments, and there's a fully equipped gym and a tennis court.  Don't settle for a slightly cheaper room facing the back; the pleasure is all in the magnificent vistas from your spacious balcony.

Pros

  • Wonderful vistas
  • Good-size pool
  • Well maintained

Cons

  • Bland, large-hotel atmosphere
  • Sometimes falls short of five-star standards
  • Unimaginative breakfasts
Lungomare Valencia 24, Alghero, 07041, Italy
079-9720600
hotel Details
188 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa

$$$$ | Lungomare Valencia 1, Alghero, 07041, Italy Fodor's Choice
Courtesy of Villa Las Tronas

A stunning mansion dating from the 1880s has been transformed into this elegant secluded hotel that blends gold tapestries, crystal chandeliers, marble floors, canopy-draped beds, vaulted ceilings, and other Belle Époque treasures with modern amenities such as a luxury spa with a gym and an illuminated pool. It's set on a rocky promontory—above the sea but still near the center—affording great views from the spacious balconies of every room. Guests often congregate in the main lounge or the adjoining billiards room for after-dinner drinks. In summer, the outdoor saltwater pool, beach bar, and sun terrace are great places to relax. Service is sophisticated and impeccable, especially in the restaurant, where black-tie waiters suavely deliver silver-domed seafood and vegetarian platters (not meat), and the sound of live piano music and, occasionally, an opera singer set a suitably upscale tone.

Pros

  • Promontory setting with regal sea views
  • Incredible service
  • Luxury spa

Cons

  • Usually a three-night minimum stay June–September
  • No meat dishes served at dinner
  • Very expensive
Lungomare Valencia 1, Alghero, 07041, Italy
079-981818
hotel Details
24 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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