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Hotel Orlando Sardegna

Localita Santa Barbara, 08049, Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia Italy
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Our four star Hotel is located deep into a century-old oak forest, at the foot of the Gennargentu mountain, but only 18 km away from the stunning sea of Arbatax, on the east coast of Sardinia.Our restaurant Orlando can led our customers to rediscover ancient and genuine food and Hotel Orlando can offer the most fascinating hobbies and sports: trekking, free-climbing, bungee-jumping, guided excursions, with bivouacking, archaeological excursion, routes on horseback,by mountain-bike,by quad, paradigling.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Infinity pool
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Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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English, German, Italian
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WM Tours L wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you are looking to relax and escape from busy places you are in the best place in Ogliastra region. Surrounded from the Santa Barbara mountains Hotel resort Orlando offers you the right ambiance and atmosphere. The highly sought-after Sardinian art is perfectly set throughout the resort. The food is delicious and well presented. We tasted all local and traditional dishes and our palate was greatly surprised ; it has remembered my childhood when my granny cooked for us. Thank you very much for the lovely experience much more above our expectations. Very grateful and see you again next year. Our compliments to Pietrina and Family.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms front of the swimming pool
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1 Helpful vote
Steve B wrote a review Sep 2019
Sandy, United Kingdom14 contributions43 helpful votes
Bad service. Bad over priced wine. Don’t even bother. I’ve been sat here for an hour. They’ve bought out a rather bland pasta and not the wine I’ve ordered. The service is confused. Fawtly Towers does it better.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from agostinasinatra, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Orlando Sardegna
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Dear Steve B, we regret to read his sad comment and apologize for not respecting his expectations. The judgment of our guests is important to observe what we do and always improve ourselves. Best regards, Agostina Sinatra Marketing & Comunicazione
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June h wrote a review Jul 2019
Italy67 contributions27 helpful votes
We wanted to try something different. Disconnecting from thr noise media telephone and be in touch with mother earth or so to speak a place where you can ground yourself. Unexpectedly we found it here at the resort which is under rated. We simply loved this place... from the location to the architecture right up to our room and the amazing restaurant... not forgetting the grande pool. This place is simply magical.loved every single detail that has been put into eat.I met the coowner and found Pietrina very gracious, well informed and at her very best ensuring the comfort of the house guests.One must really have no expectation at all in this resort but go with the flow.What a memorable and relaxing place. There were not people when we came perhaps less than 10 visitors but their breakfast was abundance.We will come back again and again❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from agostinasinatra, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Orlando Sardegna
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Gentile June h, thank you for the positive review and the score you wanted to give us. We hope to have you again as our welcome guest. In the meantime we send you our best regards
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londoner956 wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
This wonderful oasis of peace and tranquility is perfectly situated amidst the sleepy, yet delightful village of Villagrande. The resort boasts a lovely swimming pool and poolside bar, clean, airy and spacious rooms decorated in colourful traditional styles, spa sauna and massage rooms where guests can relax in comfort. This amazing idyllic resort not only looks the part, but its staff are super friendly and are always on hand to provide helpful advice. The owner, Pietrina, embodies this luxurious oasis - charismatic, bubbly, vivacious and warm! The secret of this place, is the personal attention you receive as guests of Pietrina, which sadly, is often missing from other resorts. Expect her to greet you warmly in the resort restaurant, while you feast on a sumptuous array of dishes designed to tantalise your tastebuds. You can really taste the naturally sourced produce in the pasta,stewed meats and pan fried fish dishes that adorn your plate and all washed down with the local red or white regional wines. Whether it's your first time, or a frequent visitor to Sardinia, Hotel Orlando is undoubtedly and indisputably paradise on Earth!
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Agostina S, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Orlando Sardegna
Responded 06 Nov 2018
Dear londoner956 , We thank you for your enthusiasm and for this positive judgment. Satisfying the expectations of our guests has always been a priority: knowing that we have exceeded these expectations is for all the staff a push to continue to do their job with passion and enthusiasm. We look forward to having you again as our guest in Villagrande. Kindest regards, Agostina Sinatra Marketing & Comunicazione
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Blue_439 wrote a review Aug 2018
Lyon211 contributions135 helpful votes
This establishment, which calls itself a “resort” (presumably because it sounds more fashionable and may allow for a price hike) is located in the middle of nowhere in the wonderful Ogliastra mountainous area of Sardinia (read: no cell phone signal at all, you’ll have to resort to emails via the reasonably fast WiFi network of the "resort"). It features a very large and nice pool and a spa (hence the “resort” claim, probably). Through some regulatory quirk, fluke or generosity, it’s got 4 stars but doesn’t truly deserve them. Even Italian stars. First, there is no elevator to reach the first-floor rooms, be ready to carry your heavy luggage if you're not on the ground floor. The rooms are reasonably sized and nicely appointed (our parquet floor showed several dangerously disjointed blades, though), the beds are firm and good (but the pillows are scarce and terribly flat), the bathrooms are OK but we found a dirty, stained washbasin glass in ours —not a pretty welcoming sight. And the shower (cabin rather small) drain was almost blocked... usual hotel stuff, but definitely not 4-star stuff. Still on the bathroom chapter, you will look for the Kleenex dispenser but won’t find it, and even more annoying, there is absolutely no shelf space whatsoever to set your things, bottles and little accessories. VERY annoying. Do you feel adventurous? Well, good news, because there are no lights at all if you need to go back to the parking lot at night to retrieve something from your car! After a long and jot journey, you feel ready to "stay at home" and sample the delicacies the chef must have on offer in the "resort's" restaurant. All right, the large dining room painted bright orange reminds you a bit of those Club Med dining rooms of the late seventies. Maybe the fact that they only have enormous tables for six people (not the best layout for couples...) adds something to that reminiscent feeling... or maybe it's the wiring dangling from the ceiling here and there (see photo)? All right, the furniture does not really look top echelon (and our table did shake and rock a bit), nor does the tableware. But what matter most is the food, right? And in that department, surely... You spot a yummy-looking meat dish tu be the centerpiece of your dinner... but alas...! they don't have any left! "Mi dispiace", like the waiter said apologetically. Well, that's a disappointment (4 stars, remember?), but it can happen —although it is quite early in the evening. How about that other meat dish? That would do nicely too. Aaargh! The waiter looks pained beyond measure: there isn't any left of that one either...! Two dishes out of 6 are unavailable...! At this point, I have to give credit to the waiter who, having seen my wife pick unerringly the two unavailable dishes, took the initiative of pointing out himself a pasta dish which was also not available, in an attempt at sort of preempting the letdown. But by then, we were laughing about it, as there was nothing left to do. We were not through yet, though: first, it look an inordinately long time for our meal to be served, AND when my own dish arrived... it was cold and I had to send it back! I will not dwell on the unsavory look of the meat (see photos and judge for yourselves), nor on the fact that the (undercooked) French fries still had their skin on... After all, this is a 4-star "resort", ain't it? After that, we did not feel like sampling dessert and went back to our room right away. At least, we could make good tea there, and had a stash of delicious sweets to pick from if needed. The next morning, as early as 8:15, the cleaning personnel is at work in the inner courtyard onto which your room windows open, energetically brushing steps, filling up big plastic buckets with water and splashing them on the tiled floor, and in general making such a ruckus that trying to keep sleeping for just a little longer is impossible. So, you get up and go to the breakfast room, where the selection is rather meager: two kinds of ham, one salami, cold hard boiled eggs, nothing hot to eat. Yoghurt, fruit, cakes, Italian croissants and jams. Nothing too fancy on that side either. Good, mark you, but once again: not 4 stars. And they’re cheap on replenishing the bathroom supplies, too: when we came back in the evening, there was only one little bottle of shower gel, clearly not enough to shower two people...! Luckily, I had gotten a feel for the place and anticipated this: I had kept an extra bottle from the previous day, but... did you say 4 stars? Oh, and the dirty and smeared wash basin glass we brought to Reception on evening number 1 was not replaced by evening 2, and several signs showed that our bathroom had been only VERY cursorily cleansed, if at all. And they also forgot to give us two new transparent plastic glasses. Decidedly not good. In summary, the location is great, the pool is great, the rooms are acceptable size-wise, the WiFi is OK, but all the rest is mediocre, if not downright unacceptable (including the holier-than-thou treatment you get from most of the people at Reception), and definitely not worth the 4 stars, nor the prices they're asking. One final word: it happens more and more often that hotel and restaurant owners and/or managers see fit to respond to reviews posted by their clients. Just remember, when you read those responses, that such owners/managers have a vested interest in selling you their services, where I have no vested interest whatsoever in expressing the personal and objective viewpoints expressed in this review.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Agostina S, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Orlando Sardegna
Responded 06 Aug 2018
Gentilissimo Blue_439 Lyon, La ringraziamo per aver condiviso la Sua personale esperienza con gli altri utenti, ogni critica è per noi motivo di miglioramento e di crescita, ci teniamo comunque a precisare che: - lei ha ritenuto il nostro resort non all’altezza di un quattro stelle, addirittura specificando ..”anche di quelle italiane”. Precisazione molto offensiva per tutte le strutture turistiche che svolgono la loro attività nel nostro paese. -ha preteso di effettuare un CHECK IN anticipato alle 10,00 che è l’ora in cui si fa il CHECK OUT , pressando e assillando il personale del ricevimento e il personale impegnato nella pulizia della camera appena liberata e a lei assegnata, creando sin da subito un clima di tensione che ha determinato l’unica svista nel riassetto della camera che avrebbe dovuto di norma occupare a partire dalle ore 16. E’ questo il Suo ringraziamento per averLe concesso tale privilegio ? -Le camere non hanno il parquet, come da lei definito, ma un tavolato in legno di larice chiamato “su stathu”, realizzato artigianalmente, così come tutti gli arredi in stile sardo. Non esiste niente di pericolosamente disgiunto, ma la normalità di una posa che prevede che il legno possa respirare. Si, caro ospite, perché al di là dei particolari poco importanti che ha evidenziato, ha omesso di commentare quanto di più bello possa offrire la natura, da lei definita il nulla, abbinata al nostro resort. Intanto siamo un Hotel “ECOLABEL” inserito in un contesto naturalistico di pregio e proteso alla salvaguardia dell’ambiente . Serviamo tutti giorni cibi freschissimi e locali così come specificato nel menù che lei non ha avuto modo di notare perché impegnato a fotografare eventuali difetti quali il filo elettrico del lampadario. Concetto ben esposto nella seguente frase: “Noi dell’Hotel Orlando crediamo nella genuinità, nella tradizione, nella cultura e quindi nel valore dei prodotti della nostra terra d’Ogliastra. Per questo vi proponiamo dei menù a kilometro zero, ovvero una cosa molto semplice: quel che arriva nella vostra tavola non ha percorso lunghi viaggi in una cella frigo, ma proviene direttamente dai produttori della zona. Così vi offriamo un prodotto fresco e possiamo dare un piccolo contributo alla riduzione dell’inquinamento legato inesorabilmente al trasporto merci. Concedetevi ogni curiosità senza limiti che noi appagheremo raccontandovi ogni dettaglio di quel che c’è nel vostro piatto” Se le materie prime non ci soddisfano appieno, preferiamo dire all’ospite “non disponibile”, piuttosto che servire prodotti che non rispettano il nostro standard. Abbiamo scelto di riproporre la cucina antica, semplice e genuina, composta da prodotti biologici con verdure che provengono direttamente dal nostro orto. Certamente non da Club Med, al quale ci ha accostato….. I colori brillanti sono le esatte riproduzioni di quelli della montagna e che può ritrovare nelle vecchie case di quasi settant’anni fa nei borghi di Gairo e Osini che la invitiamo a visitare. Che dire della nostra varietà nella prima colazione, apprezzata e lodata da tutti gli ospiti, composta da salumi assortiti, formaggi locali, marmellate artigianali, frutta, uova, torte sfornate ogni mattina, ma anche toast, omelette etc Anche noi ci siamo permessi di fare una escursione nel suo repertorio di recensioni, abbiamo trovato parecchi “copia e incolla”, abbiamo scoperto che ha un pessimo rapporto con le valigie pesanti…(fortunatamente era al piano terra) che è un esperto fotografo e un amante dell’arte…..e che ha il sonno leggero. Ottimo curriculum per uno che ha fotografato solo alcuni piatti e un cavo elettrico………ma non ha saputo apprezzare e notare tutta l’arte che lo circondava e che rende il nostro resort unico nel suo genere…. Le opere di importanti artisti come Liliana Cano, Antonio Corriga, Silecchia lo hanno lasciato indifferente...A proposito, il cavo che ha fotografato è il potenziamento di un punto luce che aspetta una importante lampadario che verrà realizzato artigianalmente. Ha definito le nostre stoviglie Villeroy & Boch non di alto livello, ci scusi, cosa ritiene Lei per alto livello? De gustibus non est disputandum! Prendiamo atto che Lei non sarà più tra i nostri ospiti, visto e considerato che non ha POTUTO E VOLUTO e non ha colto e saputo apprezzare la bellezza e l’unicità del nostro RESORT . Cordiali saluti Dear Blue_439 Lyon, We thank you for sharing your personal experience with other users, every opinion is for us reason for improvement and growth, but we want to clarify that: - You considered our resort not to be worthy to a four-star rating, even specifying ... "even the Italian ones". Very offensive statement for all tourist facilities that carry out their activities in our country. - You claimed to do an early CHECK IN at 10.00, which is the hour of CHECK OUT, pressing and harassing the reception staff and staff engaged in cleaning the room assigned to you, creating immediately a climate of tension that caused the only oversight in the rearrangement of the room that should normally have occupied starting at 16. Is this your thanks for having granted you this privilege? -The rooms do not have parquet, as you have defined, but a table made of larch wood called "su stathu", handcrafted, as well as all the Sardinian style furnishings. There is nothing dangerously disjointed, but the normality of a pose that requires the wood to breathe. Yes, dear guest, because beyond the unimportant details that you highlighted, you failed to comment on the most beautiful nature can offer, which you defined nothingness, combined with our resort. Meanwhile, we are an "ECOLABEL" Hotel inserted in a naturalistic context of value, striving to protect the environment. Every day we serve fresh and local foods as specified in the menu that you did not notice because you are busy on photographing any defects such as the electric wire of the chandelier. Concept well explained in the following phrase: "The staff of the Hotel Orlando believes in the genuineness, in tradition, in culture and therefore in the value of the products of our land of Ogliastra. For that reason, we propose you a “kilometre zero” menu, which means something very simple: what arrives in your table has not travelled long distances in a cold store, but comes directly from local producers. Therefore, we can guarantee you a fresh product and contribute to reduce the pollution, inexorably connected to the transport of goods. Allow yourself any curiosity without limits. We will pleased to explain you every detail of what is on your plate” If the raw materials do not satisfy us fully, we prefer to say to the guest "unavailable", rather than serving products that do not satisfy our standard. We chose to revive the ancient, simple and genuine cuisine, consisting of biological products like vegetables that come directly from our garden. Certainly not from Club Med, to which we have approached... Bright colors are the exact reproductions of those you can found in the old houses of almost seventy years ago in the villages of Gairo and Osini that we invite you to visit. What about our variety in breakfast, appreciated and praised by all guests, consisting of assorted meats, local cheeses, artisanal jams, fruit, eggs, cakes baked every morning, but also toast, omelette etc We also allowed ourselves to “take a trip” in your repertoire of reviews, we found several "copy and paste", we found that you have a bad relationship with heavy suitcases ... (fortunately you had a room in the ground floor), that you are an expert photographer and an art lover...and that you are a light sleeper. Excellent curriculum for one who has only photographed some dishes and an electric cable ... but has not been able to appreciate and notice all the art that surrounded him and that makes our resort unique in its kind.... The works of important artists such as Liliana Cano, Antonio Corriga, Silecchia left you indifferent ... By the way, the cable that you photographed is the enhancement of a light that awaits an important chandelier that will be handcrafted. You defined our Villeroy & Boch dishes not of a high standard, excuse us, what do you think is high level? De gustibus non est disputandum! We take note that you will no longer be among our guests, considering that you don’t WANTED to grasped and you have not been able to appreciate the beauty and the uniqueness of our RESORT. Best regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Orlando Sardegna
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Nearby attractions include Il Santuario di S'arcu es Forros (3.7 km), Osservatorio Astronomico - Monte Armidda (7.6 km), and bar la piazza (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Pineta, Ristorante Pizzeria Santa Barbara, and Ristorante Pizzeria Lo Sfizio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Orlando Sardegna offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Orlando Sardegna?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Piroddi (7.4 km).