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Hotel Club Saraceno

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Loc San Gemiliano, 08048 Arbatax, Tortoli, Sardinia Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 20-10-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 15 hotels in Arbatax
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Hotel Club Saraceno combines the appeal of a traditional hotel with that of a modern seaside resort and holiday club. The Saraceno sits directly on the beach of Arbatax, in the town of Tortolì, on Sardinia's east coast. This is where the warm sea of the Mediterranean and the wild nature of the Gennargentu mountain range meet, forming some of the island's most spectacular scenery.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Penny H wrote a review Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Glorious holiday and beautiful hotel! We travelled with our 3 year old and 1 year old in September 2020. The hotel was incredibly clean, with hand sanitisers in every area, masks worn by staff, so we felt safe from Covid-19. Staff were extremely friendly and kind, especially to the children, and the hotel was absolutely beautiful. The main pool is salt water, and has a beach-style edge so the kids could toddle in and out safely. The rocks, waterfall and overall depth of the main pool meant we spent hours and hours playing in the pool and the kids didn't want to get out! The beach was lovely, slightly coarser sand is very easy to brush off. Sunloungers regularly sanitised, and inflatable toys for kids to use. The clear water in the sea was warmer than the pool - idyllic! Sailing dinghies, kayaks, SUPs were all available for guests, free of charge, and the beach bar made a mean mojito! Excellent food, wonderful staff, clean rooms... we had a wonderful holiday and the kids loved it. Dinner was at 7.30pm which was very late for the kids, so this took time to adjust, but that's the only possible criticism! Many thanks for a fantastic break
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Sep. 24, 2020
Dear Penny H, thanks for your very welcome feedback. We are delighted that you have felt comfortable with us and we hope to see you again at our Hotel Club Saraceno Nanni Mereu | Guest relation
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Matsan2014 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Sierentz, France26 contributions4 helpful votes
Quiet place for familly to relax and enjoy the see. The place is fare from all live stress and noise, perfect to drive motor Bike or walk in the country The staff is hard working to please the guests.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Sep. 24, 2020
Dear Matsan2014, thank you very much for your positive evaluation and short feedback. We are happy to read that you were able to completely relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation. We look forward to your next visit and send you best regards from Sardinia Nanni Mereu | Guest relation
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justnellysss wrote a review Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions10 helpful votes
On arrival we been picked by club car and avoid carrying heavy languages. Resort territory extremely clean and well looked after. Beautiful swimming pool , clean beach ( sun beds and umbrellas provided). Room slightly outdated but again was very clean . We had only breakfast included therefore we also paid 25£ per person for dinner with unlimited drinks. Worth it ! Very nice food ! Multiple choice of fruits, sweet treats and great choice of seafood! In the evening we stayed in the hotel bar ( outside area) where despite Covid 19 restrictions had some nice time with life music ! I definitely recommend this hotel for short or long stay for fair price !
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Sep. 19, 2020
Dear Natalija S thank you very much for this wonderful review: a complete modernization of a room category is planned shortly, and we are sure that if you liked our hotel you will also appreciate the new version of the rooms. Always follow us on our website and on social networks for all the news! Sunny regards, Nanni Mereu | Guest relation
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vkvghn wrote a review Aug. 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland1 contribution
We stayed 10 days during the first half of August, and in spite of the relatively high number of guests the hotel did not feel crowded, rooms have good sound isolation and AC so we never had trouble sleeping or resting during the day. All the staff was friendly and helpful, speaking good English when our basic Italian was insufficient. We appreciated the beach restaurant's food and service quality. Only downside: because of the Covid measures, the dinner buffet was reserved to guests with dinner included until after 2045, and we had to reserve in advance in order to have a table even after that time, which wasn't super convenient.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Sep. 24, 2020
Dear vkvghn thanks for your evaluation. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel. We would be delighted to see you again at the Hotel Club Saraceno in Arbatax. Greetings from Sardinia Nanni Mereu | Guest relation
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Honza D wrote a review Jul. 2020
Prague, Czech Republic34 contributions10 helpful votes
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COVID I'd like to start by stressing that our visit happened during covid times, meaning the place was probably less crowded than usual and the services might have also been adjusted accordingly. The staff took all necessary precautions, disinfectants could be found before entering common areas, every table and even sunbeds were cleaned immediately after guests left, mandatory masks in shared areas. Guests weren't allowed to handle the food themselves, it was instead handed over by the staff - also very nice. Even the salt and pepper were packaged, one time use only. The menu was available after scanning a QR code to prevent unnecessary contact. Even the straw in my cocktail was put there using a pair of tweezers. THE POOL Newly built panoramic pool with salt water looks beautiful and is plenty big. As it was mid july, the water was pretty warm and pleasant. There were usually very few sunbeds available in the afternoon - as usual, guests left their towels and stuff since morning and often times didn't even visit the pool in the afternoon. We highly recommend paying 10EUR for the "infinity pool view area", which comes with cushioned sunbeds, whirpooled infinity pool, a drink and a small snack. Considering only the aperol spritz costs like 8EUR when bought separately, this was a bargain and money well spent. THE ROOM Originally we tried booking the SUPERIOR room, which was more expensive than the BASIC right off the bat, but we wanted to pay for the ocean view as this was our honeymoon. After learning there's an additional 35EUR fee per day, we opted for STANDARD room, that was also slightly more expensive than BASIC, but without additional fees paid upon arrival. We got room nb. 12, that was on 1st floor with a balcony and, in my opinion, a pretty decent ocean view overlooking the bay. The entire room felt like what we would imagine was Italian countryside, with low ceilings, colorful walls, tiled bathroom and wooden decors. And we loved it. As a four-star hotel, the room came with nice amenities like stitching kit, free digital vault and various cosmetic accessories. THE BEACH There were three rows of free sunbeds and we never struggle to grab a vacant one. First two rows are paid. You can borrow a free towel at the lifeguard tower, the replacement fee (if you're staying for longer) was 2EUR. In the morning there were also free paddleboard rentals, kayaks, free windsurfing classes etc. We could sometimes smell sewage, most likely due to the fact the hotel is at the end of the bay. The sand wasn't completely smooth, there were tiny pebbles. Overall the beach felt pretty clean. THE FOOD AND DRINKS We stayed on full board and couldn't complain. We consider ourselves rather demanding wine consumers and the free house wine that came with lunch and dinner was delicious. Lunch and diner cuisine was a mediterranean open bar - plenty of seafood, fish, local goodies like pork cuts, beef. Plenty of veggies and cheese. Delicious pizza and pasta (no surprise, we're in Italy). Excellent place for those who want to eat healthy. Wouldn't recommend for a vegetarian or vegan (maybe there's a possibility to schedule different meals in advance). Meals were handed over by the staff, you simply browsed the dining area and asked for whatever caught your eye. However we would appreciate some cards next to the meals explaining what we were presented, as the staff often couldn't explain the meal in English and we sometimes had to guess whether we'll like it or not. Not a huge deal though. Breakfasts were pretty typical - open bar with seating on a patio overlooking the bay. You could find eggs, sweets, sausages, ham and cheese, yoghurts, oats, fruit and pastry. No milk alternatives. There were also two bars on the premises, which served small snacks during the afternoon and I believe you could also have a full sized lunch, if you opted for half-board. There was a selection of burgers, pizzas, pastas, salads etc. Various cocktails below 10EUR, delicious ice-cream. I highly recommend trying out Mirto mule, which is a Sardinian twist on my favourite drink, Moscow mule, and I absolutely loved it. THE SERVICE Everyone we encountered felt very professional, spoke at least some English, we never had communication issues apart from explaining some of the meals. Considering we visited a southern country, we usually only waited for a few minutes to be served at the bar. I'm accustomed to being served in 30min intervals and waiting for 15 for a round of drinks when visiting countries like Italy or Spain so this was a pleasant surprise. SPORTS The fitness center is not just a wannabe fitness with few mats, small dumbells and treadmills. There are both kettlebels and dumbells up to 40KG!! two olympic size bars, plates up to 100kg, squat rack... anything I could imagine to have a proper workout. It's just hot as hell in there. The 25m pool was near empty in the mornings as well, so don't forget to grab a pair of goggles. OTHER There were plenty of children during our stay, expect screams during dinner, bowl tossing and general commotion. If you want to relax without any children around, you shouldn't come here, this hotel is definitely children friendly. We didn't have any issues with that tho.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Oct. 7, 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review, we are really glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Compliments for a job well done are always rewarding and motivate our team to go on their way to make our guest’s stay a memorable one. We hope to be able to welcome you soon again in Arbatax for other magic moments! Best regards Nanni Mereu | Guest relation
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PRICE RANGE
US$135 - US$371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
saraceno hotel arbatax
LOCATION
ItalySardiniaProvince of OgliastraTortoliArbatax
NUMBER OF ROOMS
139
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Club Saraceno
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Club Saraceno?
Nearby attractions include Torre di San Gemiliano (0.3 km), Baia di Porto Frailis (0.7 km), and Parco Naturalistico Bellavista (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Club Saraceno?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Club Saraceno?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Club Saraceno?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Club Saraceno?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Club Saraceno?
Conveniently located restaurants include Acquolina Ristorante Pizzeria, Ristorante La Bitta Ad Arbatax, and Incontro Di Vino di Carpe Diem.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Club Saraceno?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Club Saraceno have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Club Saraceno offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Club Saraceno?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Club Saraceno?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Club Saraceno?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Piroddi (13.5 km).