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Agriturismo Archelao

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Loc. San Quirico S.P. Fenosu Tiria - Podere 80, Oristano, Sardinia Italy
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#1 of 28 Speciality lodging in Oristano
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Marie1111B wrote a review May 2018
Aarhus, Denmark
Wonderful visit with a tour of the farm and we learned so much - our guide Anna Murgia from Casa Sanna in Mogorella took us to this wonderful place. Exquisite homemade food and a farm with great values.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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eltjogiseke wrote a review Jul 2017
Leiden, The Netherlands
We stayed here two nights in July and don't understand all the positive reviews. The rooms are overpriced and full of mosquitos and not clean, while when we arrived the room was also full of flies. We were with 4 (2 adults and 2 children, 3 and 5 years) and payed 90 Euros a night, it definitely was not value for money. Also it is not in a central location, it took us 20 minutes to Oristano and 45 min to the beach. It is nuts they charge 12 euros for the 'dinosaur theme park' which is only a small area with some dinosaurs and explanation. For lunch or diner you can stop by, but when we were there no other people visited for lunch or diner so expect to be alone. We would never recommend the place and suggest the owners to improve drastically, lower their prices and learn some english.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: None of the rooms have views and we could not sit outside due to all insects. Also the quality of...
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brisvegasgirlParis wrote a review Aug 2015
Paris, France
I have such mixed feelings about this Agriturismo,  which we chose on the basis of reviews below and primarily the glowing ones about how other reviewers' kids loved the animals. The positives: this is a farm with a variety of animals - horses, donkeys,  pigs, goats, cows, etc (although unlike previous reviewers our kids weren't invited to help feed the animals); the small bungalow rooms are quite spacious, clean and newly built and the beds aren't uncomfortable; there is a small playground with swings and a slide for small children to enjoy; the Agriturismo is run more like a hotel and the whole enterprise employs a lot of people, and I think that supporting the local community is an important part of the Agriturismo experience. The negatives : the restaurant isn't cheap and the food is pretty basic. For the same price we've eaten amazing meals in restaurants in Sardinia. Maybe it's because they have a lot of overhead costs and not a lot of diners. The food wasn't bad: although the pastas were tasteless, their own made cheeses, hams and roasts were pretty good. The strange thing though was that on each of the three nights we were there we were served different food to the tables of Italians around us. This wouldn't be so strange if there wasn't a set menu. On the last night we asked if we too could have the starter plates of ham and cheese, oh and some dessert...although they still "forgot" to serve us one of the pastas. This Agriturismo is also quite a long 30-40 minute drive from the wonderful beaches in the area. So in a way we got what we wanted- our city kids got a short taste of country life, but for us, the experience was tainted by the restaurant.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from agriturismoa, dipendente at Agriturismo Archelao
Responded 29 Apr 2016
a distanza di tempo riesco finalmente a rispondere anche a voi... mi rendo conto che non è semplice al giorno d'oggi apprezzare la vita di campagna... da noi poca tecnologia e tanta natura... i nostri piatti sono semplici come lo siamo noi, umili lavoratori... voi sicuramente avevate un menù da alloggiati che è differente dal menù esterni per quantità di portate e costi, ma comunque genuino. I nostri sono prodotti a km 0 e non sono commerciali, sicuramente in altri ristoranti avrete avuto un trattamento differente qualità prezzo...e per quanto riguarda il discorso spiagge.. siamo a 8 km dal mare più vicino, ma per poter vedere spiagge più belle è necessario spostarsi, allungando il percorso e il tempo... ma a noi la nostra Sardegna piace così... selvaggia e complicata....speriamo che almeno ai vostri ragazzi sia rimasto un bel ricordo... Cordialmente, Betty e lo staff Archelao :)
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Nick K wrote a review Apr 2013
Shanghai, China
We booked 2 nights at the Agriturismo Archelao on our first ever trip to Sardinia. We were a family of four, including two urbanised under 10's. Within an hour of arriving, we were helping to milk the sheep and herd the goats. This is a working farm and far removed from our normal five-star venues. Nevertheless, our seven year old described the first day as 'the best day of my life'. There are animals in abundance and you are given free rein to muck in (or not) as you like. Be in no doubt, the accomodation is spartan, but its clean,comfortable and exactly as described on the website. What made the whole stay so special was the warmth and genuine kindness of the staff, who went out of their way to fit in around our needs and entertain the children. The following day, we helped to turn our sheeps milk into cheese. Typically, Danielle the dairyman, who was up at 6am, rolled his sleeves up and then cooked us a thoroughly competent dinner at 8pm in the evening, all with a smile on his face. This farm is part of a group of four family-owned hotels. Archelao produces a significant part of the food for the group, ranging from hams, cheeses and sausage to fruits, juices and vegetables. I highly recommend a visit to this farm. Our children spent every daylight hour outside, running around in the fields, playing with the farm dogs. They returned happy, cheeks glowing and didn't touch their DSi's or Nexus's the whole time they were there. Interestingly, our next hotel was a 400Euro per night hotel, and given half a chance, they would have checked out instantly and gone back to Archelao! Thanks to Antonello, Danielle, Efisio and Daniella for looking after us. We shall be back
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are a family, ask for the bungalow
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Response from agriturismo a, responsabile d'azienda at Agriturismo Archelao
Responded 24 Aug 2013
Come sempre l'emozione è grande nel leggere parole così toccanti, per noi è una vera gratificazione :) siamo davvero felici di aver lasciato in voi un piacevole ricordo, vi aspettiamo per la prossima avventura nella nostra isola felice, la nostra azienda!! :) Con simpatia, Betty (c'ero anche io!! ;) ) e tutto lo staff Archelao :D
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lailani wrote a review Apr 2009
london
We have just returned from a trip to Sardinia, along the way experiencing many different styles of accommodation and dining. But this without doubt- was a true highlight. Only a few miles from Oristano, this agriturismo offers the true farm style experience that many wish for. The setting was a real working farm situated within a picturesque landscape. The room itself was very clean and spacious- simple, but of a good standard. Sadly, the blankets felt a little damp, however at least this assured us that they were clean and freshly replenished! But the real ace drawcard here was the chef- Marcelo. He took us on a private tour of the farm, introducing all the animals (!) and better still explaining where all the incredibly fresh meat and vegetables were grown and produced. At this special farm they make nearly everything they consume. The cheeses, jam, sausages and cured hams were just the start, let alone the homemade wine and meat (from the yard to the table). We were then invited into the kitchen and poured the first of many glasses of the house red (fantastic) and encouraged to graze and taste as we cooked. Marcelo is obviously an extremely talented chef and was generous in sharing his knowledge with warmth and good humour. Most places in Italy are looking to charge a small fortune for such a cooking experience- but this was all part of the total package- bed, breakfast, cooking lesson and amazing dinner (two people) all for 90 euros! Incredible. The food itself was a delicious experience on many levels. Entres of homemade cheeses and cured meats and handmade pasta were a real treat. However the first course of lambs heart, liver and lungs (sounds confronting, but you must try) finished with olive oil and white wine, was simply sublime. Marcelo even treated us to his award winning goat and prune dish. We spent the evening eating and drinking (much drinking!) together with Marcelo and a fellow traveller, making for a real festive atmosphere. A rare experience of culinary skill, incredible produce and genuine hospitality- made this a highlight of our trip. If you are heading to sardinia, check if Marcelo is in the kitchen- is so, this is a must do.
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Date of stay: April 2009
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PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySardiniaProvince of OristanoOristano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Agriturismo Archelao
Which popular attractions are close to Agriturismo Archelao?
Nearby attractions include Sa Sartiglia (7.4 km), Chiesa di Santa Giusta (6.1 km), and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Agriturismo Archelao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Agriturismo Archelao?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Agriturismo Archelao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Agriturismo Archelao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Agriturismo Archelao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gustami Macelleria Braceria, Barbagelato Pastry & Coffee, and Trattoria Portixedda.
Are pets allowed at Agriturismo Archelao?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Agriturismo Archelao?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parrocchia San Sebastiano Martire (7.2 km), Palazzo degli Scolopi (7.4 km), and Parrocchia Sant'Efisio Martire (6.7 km).
Is Agriturismo Archelao accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.