The hotel manager here is very attentive to detail, and it shows. Every last detail of the decor has been carefully thought out and the buffet is really appetising. With only 77 guest rooms housed in a series of single-storey buildings, the Bahia club isn't a particularly large hotel, but with its expansive lawns and loud music playing around the poolside, it does feel more like a resort. The result is a rather odd hybrid of a Mediterranean village-like setting with a trendy aspect but which attracts a family-based clientele.
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A 10-minute walk from Ottiolu marina, the Bahia del Porto is in a not-altogether-pleasant resort just a 5-minute walk from the village of Agrustos and 200 m from the beach. Olbia airport is some 22 mi away (around a half-hour drive) whilst the small towns of Budoni (3 mi away) and the livelier San Teodoro (6 mi away) can be reached using the public bus service during high season.
The club is just a 5-minute walk from the Pata Pata, a renowned nightclub with a capacity of over 3,000 people. Otherwise, the small village of Agrustos is quiet and has little of any interest to tourists.
If there's anywhere the Bahia's 4-star rating (by local standards) is justified, it's in its guest rooms, which are large and bright with large balconies. The decor is low key, with soft shades and wooden and wrought-iron furniture making for relaxing surroundings, whilst the amenities are just what you would expect of a four-star establishment (hair-dryer and welcome toiletries in the bathroom, flat-screen television, mini bar, etc.) so you'll have everything you need, including ample storage.
Some of the rooms afford views of the sea in the distance, though most overlook the gardens.
A small club hotel giving a feeling of a much larger establishment, the Bahia del Porto doesn't have a lot to offer in the way of facilities - a lovely big pool with a wading section, an outdoor play area and a mini-club for the children, a TV room, a petanque pitch and a beach volleyball court directly on the beach and that's about it. It's not ideal for those looking for a week's worth of entertainment, even though the (primarily Italian) entertainment team organises various additional activities, including games, tournaments, gym, aqua aerobics, dance classes, evening shows, etc.
Beyond the main building, which houses the lobby, the restaurant and several guest rooms upstairs, the hotel consists of a hamlet of single-storey rooms, set amid beautiful gardens planted with flowers, old trees and a few sculptures. This new establishment was built in 2007 and is very well-maintained. Particular effort has gone into the decor here; indeed, the hotel manager herself demonstrates a personal interest in this aspect. This could be a charming little place were it not for the loudspeakers blaring out music around the poolside, which is exactly where you'll find the main bar and the large restaurant.
Food and drink
There is only one restaurant at the Bahia, but its very nice buffet is certainly appetising! All three meals of the day are served in a large but pleasant room where it's clear that just as much attention has been paid to detail as in the rest of the hotel. A series of tables separated from the rest of the room by a curtain can be reserved by families or groups of friends should they so wish. Those staying on a full-board basis will be pleased to know that mineral water and wine by the pitcher are included in the price of your stay.
Despite its name, the beach is certainly not the Bahia's strong point. For a start, the road leading to the seafront is a long (around 200 m) and, frankly, quite unpleasant one, consisting of a dusty path lined with uncultivated vegetation. When you do get there you will see that although the beach is in fact very big (running right as far as the Porto Ottiolu marina, from which the hotel takes its name), the area reserved for guests of the hotel is narrow and not very welcoming, with grey sand and plastic deck chairs. It is worth noting, though, that like all Italian beaches, this one is supervised by a qualified lifeguard.
In addition to its Standard rooms, the Bahia also offers apartments with a kitchenette.
The hotel attracts a very international clientele which primarily consists of Italians and vacationers from northern Europe.
gym, aqua gym, aerobics, beach volley, horse riding, golf, sailing, kayak, dance, step, bums and tums, fitness
The beach is far away
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