It is amazing that some hotels still find the need taking advantage from you in some manner or another, before you even get to their property.
Here is what you get as a Booking Confirmation:
non refundable - 05 Jul 2017 - 7 nights - 3,286.36 EUR [234.74 EUR / night]
And this is what you get when your reservation is confirmed:
Not refundable rate: Euro 234,74
(prices per person per night, VAT included, beach service not included, drinks not included).
You can appreciate that in the first confirmation the price is per night, which is indeed what is correctly assumed, yet you get the second confirmation, where it states correctly that the price is then Per Person PER Night. Though, it is too late canceling with the particular rate. In the US such a matter would be illegal and the hotel would be required reimbursing you immediately.
Now, in regards to the hotel, to which I gave full credit, is due to the fact that consumers tend reading more often the full credit then the bad ones and most importantly because in many ways it deserve such full credit IF you like this kind of environment. I did not, but I can understand that many others might and I am rating this property according to what it offers and not what I like or expect.
The hotel is extremely sterile in terms of his atmosphere and only his pool deserves to be seen and/or used. As for the rest of the hotel, for the price we paid it is simply a poor 4 star robbery. The room, even though, a junior suite is correctly a normal size room. Though, if compared to the standard room, we could see while walking the corridor, I would walked away from the hotel immediately, if I had booked that particular room.
The beach is 1.2Km from the hotel (room door to beach long-chair), which is fine to walk, but completely deceiving from their Website clearly stating a “stone throw” from the hotel. And, you need adding paying for your chairs and umbrella, if you want to have some kind of comfort at the beach.
On a side note, these beautiful beaches at Chia, do not have anywhere a toilet or a shower. So, you can imagine where everything goes as much as the water is limpid like anywhere else. We were lucky there were many waves and dissipating the issue left by thousands of people rather easily. The tenants of that particular beach are not very friendly and reduce further the level of holidays we were expecting from a $468 USD per night for two…..
Lastly, the food is more than mediocre and even poor considering the amount of money you have by now invested by mistake missing the per person per night price scam. We will not come back as there are plenty of 5 star hotels in the area offering far more for the same price, AFTER taking everything into consideration. Aquadulci has some potential, but many many things have to change starting by being up-front about what they advertise vs. what is really the case. Yes, the Website is extremely well done, unfortunately when you arrive it is too late.
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- Also Known As:
- Aquadulci Hotel Chia, Sardinia