One thing's for sure about hotels in Alghero – they're all made with their gorgeous setting in mind. Whether they're clad in authentic Italian decor or stationed along a stunning Sardinian beach, you'll never forget where you are. As if that weren't enough, most hotels are located within walking distance to downtown Alghero, so you're never far from the action.
Backed by the Porto Conte Natural Park, the Family Life Baia di Conte appears secluded at first, but it's actually only a 20-minute drive from Alghero, reachable via a shuttle bus from the hotel. The hotel comes with its very own private beach and a massive swimming pool, plus nearby are the cliffs at Capo Caccia and the little island of Isola Piana. In terms of entertainment, you'll have a diving centre, sailing classes and canoes at your fingertips, as well as a football pitch, beach volleyball and a full-service spa.
Staying at the Riviera Hotel, you'll feel like you've stumbled across a set of authentic Italian villas on your holidays in Sardinia. That's because the hotel is tucked right in the centre of Alghero, surrounded by pizza shops and local stores that keep this vibrant community ticking. What's more, Lido Beach is just five minutes away, while old town Alghero is a 20-minute stroll down the Bousquet promenade. The hotel comes ready with a swimming pool lined with sunbeds and umbrellas, plus a lounge bar edged with a small courtyard.
The Calabona Hotel is a relaxed but classy affair, located just across the road from a private cove that's stashed along a peaceful bay. The interior of this hotel is a mixed bag in the best way – we're talking part classic Italian dark wood, part contemporary. The grounds include a spacious pool surrounded by a deck that occasionally doubles as an outdoor dining area. Out in the not-too-far distance is downtown Alghero. The hotel offers a bike hire service to get you there on two wheels, though a bus stop is just outside as well.
The Domomea Hotel's unique pool scene is what sets it apart from the rest. It's small in size but found on a rooftop, so it oozes cool factor. The hotel also scores points with environmentalists, as it's largely built from green materials and makes use of solar panels to heat its water. Stashed away in central Alghero, Domomea Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the old town and 15 minutes from the harbour, though a bike service is available should you need it.
Anchored by a large, central swimming pool that's bordered by a pizzeria, the Oasis Hotel has more than a few highlights. There's entertainment here three nights a week during the summer, each room features a balcony or terrace, and the beach is only a three-minute stroll away through a pine forest. Oh, and there's also a whole range of amenities including tennis courts, a buffet restaurant and a mini market for little purchases that just can't wait. This is a popular destination for All Inclusive Sardinia holidays, and rightly so.
The only thing that separates this hotel from the beach is a line of palm trees, which means the higher your room is located, the better your view of the sea. There's a summertime swimming pool too should you find yourself unable to bear the two-minute jaunt over the road. A restaurant and buffet breakfast are available for meals, but when you're ready to venture out, the bars, restaurants and shops of old town Alghero are just a 10-minute walk away.
The Carlos V is a gorgeous 5* property gathered around Alghero's Coral Gulf. The hotel's hillside location means you'll easily be able to see the Mediterranean from one of the hotel's many sea-facing terraces. As far as amenities go, the hotel boasts a saltwater pool of its own, along with an Italian restaurant with occasional alfresco dining. But if it's the whole of Alghero you're after, no worries – the town centre is less than a 10-minute walk away, with a selection of bars and restaurants even closer.