Travellers male 50 female 49 June 18th - 28th 2018
Le Tre Querce, San Teodoro, Sardinia
30 min pleasant drive (by hire car) from Olbia Airport
Apartments situated just outside the town centre, a flat, easy 15 min walking distance to Centre of Town.
Large Lidl style supermarket 10 min walk ( Eurospin as cheap and as well stocked as Lidles)
Small, quiet complex with all apartments facing the pool (to a degree)
On site restaurant with good menu and fairly cheap drinks and the best seafood linguini
The whole complex was very clean and tidy and the pool was very well maintained
On arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the quietness of the complex, there were only a few people around the pool. The manager doesn’t speak much English, but with the aid of an Italian translater app we were able to converse ok.
We were firstly shown to an apartment that was pushed away from the poolside, which made it look quite dark, he could see I wasn’t that thrilled about it and immediately showed us to another apartment (no 34), ground floor right by the pool. (now normally we wouldn’t like to go by the pool because of noise, but this one proved to be a great choice)
Yes the apartments are old and tired looking but hey it’s a 3 star. The kitchen area was well equipped but don’t do what I did and miss seeing various utensils, use your eyes! and before I forget, there are waste buckets under kitchen and bathroom sink that can double up for taking out handwashing for the line. There is NO KETTLE (it appears that a kettle whether electric or hob is not common place in Sardinia, although we did see some for sale at eurospin) we asked for one but he appeared with a coffee pot, so for the duration we used a small pan to boil water for our beloved tea!
The fridge does have a freezer box to freeze small bottles of water for your beach trips. The wardrobe had many hangers. There are quite a few plug sockets and don’t be put off that they are an odd 3 pin, you can use your normal travel plugs using the 2 pins. THE BED WAS THE BEST we have ever slept in on holiday and for this I would give 5* it was a queen size memory foam. We spoke to another couple who hadn’t slept properly because their bed was lumpy and had springs coming through, we told them about our bed and suggested they ask for a replacement mattress, low and behold the following day they were full of smiles… their mattress had been changed to a new memory foam so don’t put up with a lumpy old mattress just ask for a replacement! There is no mirror except for the bathroom which proved a bit of a pain when putting on makeup when the other half has just showered and the mirror was steamed up… so take a travel mirror ladies! There is a large washing airer outside. There is no cleaner so dustpan and brush is provided. The bed linen situation was odd. On arrival we paid 15 euros each for 2 packs of towels (1 large, 1 small, 1 bidet and 1 shower mat in each pack) and 1 set of sheets (between both of you). Yes you have to make up your own bed on arrival and if you want your sheets changed during your stay you have to pay again.
The air con was 6 euros per day and was a necessity 1) because it was very hot and 2) you can’t leave your door open as there are many, many mosquitos (which I will get on to shortly).
The patio (entrance door) we thought it was odd that there was quite a gap when closing and locking the door, we looked around the complex and all the doors were the same. We didn’t think this was very safe but we went with it. It wasn’t till the 3rd night that my husband thought I had just closed the door to and pulled it ( I had in fact locked it as normal, with said gap , a slight pull yes it appeared locked) however more of a pull and the door opened freely. We saw the manager over explained about the door (via Italian translater app) and he arrived with a screwdriver, took the lock off the patio door, sprayed it with his oil can and put it back together, now the door shut tight and locked with no problem, so if you can’t lock your door without a gap, get it sorted as it’s not locking properly.
For those that want to know… the sun beds do lie flat, no you don’t have to do the towel run as the complex is small and there are plenty of beds, however there are no sun bed mattresses. We always buy air beds, mainly for the beach but prove really comfortable at half inflated on the sun beds (we saw others follow suit)The pool is fresh water not salt and was warm.
There is a stock of 2nd hand beach umbrellas in the reception as well as books you can borrow.
Mosquitos: they are a pain in the butt (literally) do take heavy duty jungle repellent and USE IT. I was bitten 13 times on my first night and ended up at the doctors as they got infected, don’t rely on that fact that you never get bitten in the UK (neither do I!!) Eurospin sell mosquito repellent wipes which are handy to rub over your skin if you’re out and about.
The main town: is very quaint, with lots of restaurants (not many shops) If you like pizza, pasta seafood and gelato you will be in your element. If you are looking for variety, Chinese, Indian, fast food you will be very disappointed, we drove 20 km just for a Chinese as we had enough pizza and pasta for a lifetime. There are no English/Irish bars and no entertainment venues i.e singers, bands. There are a few wine bars with music but they always looked empty. There are a couple of night clubs towards the beach (which is some distance). A night market appears in the square and side streets each night which is nice, but it’s the same stalls night after night.
Meals are similar to U.K prices but drinks tend to be expensive, especially wine and I only found one place that stocked vodka.!
Beaches: The town beach (a fair distance) appeared to be quite nice but we didn’t use it. There are really beautiful white sands and turquoise waters in nearby beaches which I believe you can get a bus to (we had a car) Lu Impostu, and La Cinta, long stretches of white sand but very busy, it’s worth going to these beaches on the night of your arrival as people leave huge amounts of goods on the beach (umbrellas, seats, beach toys) probably because they are flying home?!
The only thing that really got on our nerves was the traders on the beach constantly disturbing you to look at fake watches, beach toys, beach wear, books… everything you could think of and there were dozens of them, one day we timed it to every 7 minutes we were harassed.
The best beach with no disturbance we found was Capo Coda Cavallo, really beautiful but you do need a car to get there and also Salina Bamba.
You do have to pay for most beach car parks, around 2 euros per hour, some are a flat fee of 8 euros per day.
Most of the beaches are very safe, no sudden drops, crystal clear waters, and very warm.
We didn’t get to see the flamingos as they hadn’t yet arrived, but I would think it’s a must see when they do (July-Sep?)
On the whole we enjoyed our holiday, yes we would go back to the apartments again but no we didn’t find enough to entertain us in the town.
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