We stayed at the Hotel Balocco for 4 nights and all the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. There is plenty of comfortable seating available around the reception area - needed for the one afternoon spoilt by thunderstorms - and the pool area also has plenty of nice seating. For us this was the best part of the hotel as we also had drinks there at the end of the evening. Breakfast is also served at the pool area and had plenty of variety.
Our room was fairy small and the air conditioning never managed to cool the room to our liking. Wifi in the room was very intermittent and I had to go to the reception area to get a good speed.
Spinnakers up the road is a very good restaurant and we also liked the atmosphere at Baia Sardinia which is a 5 minute drive away.
Like most other hotels on the Costa Smeralda the Hotel Balocco is certainly not cheap, but we would certainly recommend it.
We had a fantastic 5 day stay at hotel Balocco. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the pool area and the atmosphere around the pool is simply beautiful and it invites you to stay the whole day just lounging around (which is a shame as there are beautiful beaches nearby you can visit :) ). We will definitely come back to this hotel!
Beautiful hotel, great views. Superb breakfast buffet. Service was excellent, the staff could not be more helpful. Spinnaker restaurant is a 10 minute walk and worth going to. You can walk to Porto Cervo but its about 30 minutes so best avoided in the heat.
First time we have visited Sardinia, not the last though! Porto Cervo is split into two parts, the Marina and the Town which is easily accessed using the free hourly ferry which takes about five minutes. The town is full of designer boutique shops and very busy, the Marina area is a bit quieter and more relaxed. Hotel Balocco is a 10 minute walk from the Marina, it is small and very personal staffed by very helpful and friendly people who made our stay an unforgettable experience.
Lovely hotel, fair rates and perfect location. You must have a car to enjoy what Sardegna has to offer. Next to the hotel there are the most beautiful beaches of Emerald Cost. Rosella, from front desk made everything even more special. Lovely view (we stayed at room 308) and good breakfast. Good prices for frigobar and room service, but laundry is really overpriced. We higly recommend the hotel.