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Villa Las Tronas, Alghero


Beauty Center The Hotel is equipped with a brand new Wellness Centre. The Beauty Center and gym are already in use, whereas the covered, heated swimming-pool with sea-water and swimming against the current, the fun showers, sauna, Turkish bath and Kneipp walkway will be ready in the coming months. Please ask for information at the Reception. The Villa Las Tronas Beauty Center offers guests whole-body massage, facial treatment, manicures and pedicures, sun showers and hydromassage. The gym has Technogym cardiofitness equipment. Appointments may be made for Beauty & Fitness services every day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m., excluding Fridays; appointments for Fridays should be made at least 24 hours earlier at the Reception. A full price list is available in your room.


The panoramic restaurant, open also to clients not staying at the Hotel, offers delicious meals renewing the sumptuous Mediterranean tradition. Dinner is served by candlelight and often accompanied by classical music played live.

Breakfast is served from 8 to 10.30. Dinner from 8 to 9.30 p.m.

It is advisable to book early.

Brunch is served in summer from 1 to 2.30 p.m.

Every evening from 7 to 9 p.m. an aperitif is offered.


Open-air swimming pool with sea-water In summer the external panoramic swimming pool with sea-water is available. The pool is open and attended from 10.30 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. and from 4.30 to 7.30 p.m. It is best to ask the receptionist to introduce you to the pool attendant.


The ancient quay is protected from the mistral but not from south-westerly winds; when meteorological conditions permit, small boats can be tied there during daytime, but have to be moored during night hours. When entering and leaving the quay the engine must be switched off and oars used, to the distance stated in Coastguard measures in force. There is no quay attendant, but the use of mooring facilities is free.


Hotel Villa Las Tronas rises at the edge of the sea, on a promontory between Cala Lavatoio in the north and Cala Capone in the south. A centuries old park separates it from Lungomare Valencia. The name Las Tronas (“the pulpits” in algherese) derives from the characteristic shape of some of the rocks, now largely eroded by the sea. The villa’s origins date back to around 1880, when it was built on the ruins of an ancient watch-tower by Alessandro, the third Count of St. Elia (Elijah) and was initially destined to be a hunter’s cabin. In 1910 the piers and town walls were built, aimed at ensuring the necessary privacy for guests, while between 1918 and 1920 Don Luigi Arborio Mella, the fourth Count of St. Elia, did important renovation work, urged on by his English wife Lady Rosamond Marke Wood: the building took on its shape vaguely inspired by the medieval castle, following the fashion of the time and the rank of the family. His brother Alberto had in the meantime become Maestro di Camera (Chamberlain) for Pope Pius XI, and kept this rank with Pius XII, too. The villa thus became a meeting-place for the best society of the epoch; the Romanov princesses and Italian Royalty were habitual guests, in summer to swim in the sea, in winter for hunting.

In 1959 Francesco Arborio Mella, fifth Count of St. Elia, sold the villa to the husband and wife Leonardo Masia and Giuseppina Fonnesu, who turned it into a hotel and donated it to their children, Giuseppe, Teresa, Adriana and Battista.

Among their first clients were the dramatist, Samuel Beckett and the actors, Virna Lisi, Ugo Tognazzi, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. In 1961 another floor was built and the villa restored by Cavaliere (Sir) Andrea Trova, Teresa’s husband, taking on its current form; in the meantime Nino La Spina, Adriana’s lawyer husband, helped to manage the administrative aspects of the hotel. The atmosphere thus featured an unusual “double insularity”: the La Spina family were in fact Sicilian. Many pieces of antique furniture present in the hotel actually came from the Sicilian homes of the La Spina family.

In 2006 the villa obtained the “five star hotel” classification.


During your stay at the Hotel you can enjoy a series of exclusive opportunities to satisfy your every desire. You will find below some information on what Hotel Villa Las Tronas is able to offer to make your visit unforgettable.


A total of 24 rooms and suites, some of which have terraces, overlook magnificent views of the park or the sea. All the rooms differ from one another in size, interior decoration and colours – just as each of us has unique tastes and passions. Furniture, structures and pavements are original, thus conserving the distinction and elegance that characterise the Villa, offering a voyage back in time, a unique experience that defies standards and definitions.


Air-conditioned room with satellite TV and a minibar.


Air-conditioned room with satellite TV and a minibar.


Air-conditioned room with satellite TV and a minibar.


Features a balcony with a view of the Mediterranean Sea.


Offers a partial view of the Mediterranean Sea.


Composed of two communicating rooms, is distinguished by its style and views.

The dimensions, colours, furnishings and design are unique to each suite and make it possible to satisfy all demands.


Composed of two communicating rooms. Large suite with a living area and a balcony overlooking the park.


Composed of two communicating rooms. Large suite with a living area and a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.


Large suite featuring a 538 ft² terrace with a free-standing hot tub for 4 people. The Maestrale Executive Suite is a large, luminous open space with a refined and harmonious character. The pure white that dominates the interior renders the tones of blue, azure and emerald of the sea of Sardinia, visible from the large windows, even more intense. The panorama is even more incredible from the large terrace, fitted with a Jacuzzi pool where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings in complete peace.


In the Libeccio Executive Suite, your eyes will be drawn to the panoramic view from the windows. Sea, sea and more sea with the spectacular backdrop of the Capo Caccia promontory. The space and the furnishings create an atmosphere of easy going pleasure. Offers a 2-person hot tub.


Zefiro is the Executive Suite that represents the full significance of The Third. The two large rooms, elegant and ample, overlook the sea directly. The spacious private terrace has a spectacular view of the Capo Caccia promontory and the gulf of Alghero, while the Jacuzzi pool is a perfect place to relax when you want and how you want. The Zefiro Executive Suite is available by special request only. Terrace overloooking the sea and Jacuzzi mini-pool for 4 people.

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