Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna
What We Love
- Set on 27 acres in the middle of the Capo Carbonara nature reserve
- All rooms have balconies overlooking the bay of Timi Ama or the hotel grounds
- Tons of activities including tennis, volleyball, sailing and snorkeling
What To Know
- The resort is about an hour’s drive from Sardinia’s capital, Cagliari
- Family friendly with a kids club and babysitting services
- Free WiFi and parking
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Between a natural salt lake and a white sand beach in southern Sardinia, Hotel Pullman Timi Ama is a 27-acre retreat in the middle of the Capo Carbonara nature reserve, a nesting ground for pink flamingos. The sprawling family-friendly resort offers impressive amenities for active types, including tennis and volleyball courts; kayaking, windsurfing and sailing from the hotel’s private beach; and daily kids clubs for children 17 and under. After a sporty day in the sunshine, hit the spa for a thalassotherapy treatment or cool off in the outdoor pool. The 275 guestrooms all have balconies overlooking the bay of Timi Ama or the hotel grounds, and the traditional decor comprises terra-cotta floor tiles and a bright sand-and-sea color scheme. Dine on classic Italian dishes at I Ginepri’s alfresco terrace or tuck into light bites at Il Mediterraneo. La Veranda is an all-day dining spot by the pool.
In the Area
The Capo Carbonara nature reserve is a protected marine site and offers excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities. History buffs should head for Pula, which is filled with ancient ruins, such as the Nora archaeological site, where you can explore the remains of a Roman theater and forum. For the best beaches travel toward Chia and kick back on Baia Chia or the teeny island of Su Giudeu. Sardinia’s capital, Cagliari, is about an hour’s drive away. Stroll its medieval center and many cobbled piazzas lined with traditional taverns and restaurants.
How to Get There
Set in picturesque grounds and 5 minutes walk from the beach (or take the shuttle). Loads of beach chairs with a small cafe. Shame the front two rows are “premium” at 70 or 50 euros, seems an unnecessary upsale. Very clean bay, crystal clear water. Beach restaurant for lunch. Only a couple of toilets ( in the restaurant), the hotel really should think about putting more in given the size of the beachfront.
Good choice of restaurants, nightly buffet, the beach front Ginepri or the rooftop.
Superior rooms are spacious with large bathrooms. Well worth the upgrade.
Staff are universally polite, happy and cheerful. They can’t do enough for you, from maids, to lifeguards, barstaff, waiters and receptionists. All great.
The smell some complain of is on the walk to the beach, a combination of recycled water and the flamingo filled lagoon. Really not a big deal.
Highly recommended if you want a bit of style and luxury on a great beach.
The hotel is located in an outstanding position, you cannot fault the condition of the pool area, F&B outlets and the beach club . The internal space of the hotel is nothing special considering is a five star resort. Although I didn't make use of the SPA it appears of a high standard. Upon check-in the staff was not accommodating when I complained that I was not happy with the two rooms I had been assigned for the duration of my 7 night stay with my family. The staff was not slightly concerned I wasn't happy with the dated room product, the size of the rooms and the extremely old fashioned bathrooms. The rooms did not merit the price per night and are in need of a renovation.
Breakfast was of a good standard with a large variety of food offering each morning. We participated in the "mezza pensione" - choice of the dinner buffet was vast however quality of the food was not of a five star caliber.
The beach operated by the hotel is of an excellent standard, sunbeds very comfortable and the beach is kept very clean. Of note I suggest the hotel should consider a larger variety of food at the cabana bar which is run by excellent staff.
My family and I enjoyed our stay primarily due to the location and beach, however the hotel accommodation did not come close to an international five star level.
This hotel was the WORST ! The room we received had NO DRAWERS to put our clothes that we brought for a week's stay. The bathroom shower was the size of a coffin, 2 x 3 feet. Every time I took a shower, I banged my head and my elbows on the shower doors! Soap the size of a quarter. Many rooms on the first floor, of only 2 floors, have doors that open to ONE patio, a patio that is a common area to about 20 other rooms, and a restaurant, which means if you are in your room with your door open, ANYBODY can come on in! RIDICULOUS! We asked for a room change, and of course, "We are fully booked!! ", until we asked for the manager, who then had us shown other rooms for over $100.00 a night more ! We were already paying $600.00 a night to stay here ! The sewer backed up, and you could almost die from the smell ! That lasted a FEW DAYS!! Management didn't even acknowledge it , other than to open a few doors in the hallways. We had food included in our price. Went to eat dinner, they CHARGE FOR WATER! 5 Euros a Bottle!! To get an adapter, to charge my phone, took 3 days ! We went to the beach the first day, at 5:30, about an hour before sunset. Beach was empty. Asked if we could sit at the chairs by the ocean. Girl says sure! Then says, that will be $150.00 !! , if not GET UP! The only saving grace in this hotel, is OTHER than the front desk, everyone working here was very nice, and the beach is pretty. But DO NOT STAY at this hotel !