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Sporting Ottiolu Hotel 4 star
loc. Agrustos 08020 Budoni, Italy -
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The Sporting could do with some serious renovations. This friendly-sized club located in the seaside and hotel-crammed region of Agrustos does have some advantages though. The welcome is very friendly, the rooms are decent, the restaurant is charming and generous, and the beach is nice. However, the setting is dated and the communal areas are in serious need of some renovating, which is a pity.

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    •  Sporting Ottiolu

      Club Marmara Sporting   -   Antoine Lorgnier / EASYVOYAGE

    •  Sporting Ottiolu

      Club Marmara Sporting   -   Antoine Lorgnier / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 7.0 /10

    A 10 minute walk from Ottiolu marina, the Sporting is located in a hotel-crammed area just 5 minutes on foot from the village of Agrustos and 200m from the beach. Olbia airport is some 22 mi away (half an hour by car). 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 (departure every 2 hours in July and August).
    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 offers little of interest to tourists.

    Accommodation 6.60 /10

    The rooms occupy single storied bungalows with a terrace and a garden area. They can accommodate 2, 3, or 4 guests depending on their size, which is very convenient for families. The interior mixes white, yellow, and light blue tones, and has banked on a traditional look influenced by the sea, with posters of grand sailing boats. The standard amenities are all on offer (free safe, empty minibar, individual air conditioning), but the TV set is tiny and the hospitality products in the bathroom (with a shower) are limited to a bar of soap. The accommodation is minimalist but overall enjoyable.

    Overview 6.50 /10

    The Sporting is not exactly brand new. It was built in 2000 but its general exterior would lead you to believe that its foundation stone was laid down in the 80's. The hotel's main downside is the interior decorating of the communal areas. A few plastic deckchairs on beige-coloured slabs, multicoloured sunshades... it looks like the swimming pool found on a campground. Thankfully the beach is rather nice! Some renovations and a new set of furniture would make all the difference. Despite the presence of lawns, trees, flowers, and single storied buildings that boast a rather nondescript Mediterranean style, the entire complex is cruelly lacking in charm. However, the club boasts all the facilities you can think of, especially for families (shop, playground and children's club, tennis courts, beach-volley pitch, petanque, water sports...) and the restaurant and lobby are not without some quaint charm, with blue furniture reminiscent of life at sea.
    The welcome is both laidback and professional. Activities and entertainment are provided by a team of 8 members who speak either English or French in addition to Italian.

    Food and drink 6.00 /10

    The Sporting's only dining option is a buffet restaurant that occupies a large room decorated in the same way as the lobby, with light blue tones. It also boasts the same sailing boat posters as in the rooms. When the weather allows, tables are placed on the terrace and next to the bar overlooking the swimming pool. The advantage of a hotel frequented by Italian guests is that the helpings are always copious. The wine served with your meal is included in the full-board formula.

    Beach 7.30 /10

    A long alley lined on either side with lawns slopes gently down towards the sea. This distance of a hundred meters or so within the hotel's perimeter does not require too much of an effort. The beach of the Sporting is small but the surrounding area is rather pleasant. There are lifeguards watching it and it is equipped with deckchairs and sunshades. Sailing, windsurfing, and sea kayaking are some of the activities you can take advantage of here.

    To know

    Guests stay here on the full-board formula, as there is no all-inclusive option. The majority of the guests are Italian and the staff and entertainment team speak Italian, English, and French.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      bums and tums, aerobics, aqua gym, dance, gym, step, beach volley, tennis, horse riding, golf, kayak, sailing, canoe, sports

    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room


    • Direct access to a nice beach
    • Warm welcome


    • Lack of charm
    • Ageing

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