We choose Lignano Sabbiadoro for a short pre-summer vacations this year. Lignano Sabbiadoro is just a half way between Venice and Trieste, little more than 2h drive from Ljubljana. We stayed in La Pergola Depandance (3*) for 4 nights with Full Board. Hotel La Pergola has two buildings Hotel (main building) and Depandance. Part of our group stayed in Depandance few years ago, so this was actually recommendation that we should go to La Pergola.
We booked one double room and one triple room. Both rooms were equipped with: Air Conditioning, Minibar, Balcony, Safety Deposit Box, Desk, few chairs, Shower, Toilet, Hairdryer and TV with approx 30 channels. Double room was located on the south side (pool view), triple room on the north side (view on the main road). Both rooms had large bathroom with very small shower – you have to be thin and/or small to squize inside. The rest of the room is partly modern and wood furnished.
Pool & Beach
Between the Hotel and Depandance is quite big pool with 4 massages in it. Around the pool are few umbrellas and sunbeds. Pool area opens at 9am and closes at 19:30. In the high-season you have to be early to reserve your umbrella and sunbed. Beach is located 10 minute walk from the hotel. We got 2 umbrellas and 4 sunbeds for free at the beach, because we booked for 4 nights. Prices starts at 12€ per day for 1 umbrella and 2 sunbeds.
Food was simply amazing. Breakfast has many choices: different types of bread (white, black, wholemeal,…), cheese, salami, yoghurt, jams, milk, croissants, fruits (pineapple, melon,…), fresh squeezed oranges, very good coffee, etc. A self-service buffet lunch with many type of salads (tomato, green salad, corn, cucumber, cabbage,…) and pastas (3 or 4 different sauces everyday) with mushrooms, ragu bolognese, sea fruits, vegetables, tuna,… and for the desert was cold melon or watermelon. What you will eat for dinner you will choose at the breakfast (or lunch on the first day if you booked Full Board). You will get a list what will be for the dinner in Italian and English/German translation. You will pick 1 of 3 starter dishes and 1 of 3 main dishes. Sometimes English translations are not correct, so I suggest you to read the Italian version too. You can skip the starter or main dish or ask the staff to prepare something else for you. Besides two course menu you will get a desert and salad buffet and very good snacks (grilled mushrooms and vegetables, tomato filled with cheese, pizza, prosciutto,…).
La Pergola is very good value for money and we will definitely return.
I suggest you to rent a bike at the hotel for free for 3h and ride to the end of the Lignano Sabbiadoro (20min slow pace) and return along the beach back to hotel. Don’t forget to stop for an ice-cream at the shopping street (Viale Venezia, Viale Tolmezzo, Viale Udine) or simply order a Latte Macchiato at pool for 2.5€.
My cons are not related with hotel, but it’s good to know. In Lignano is a lot of Mosquitoes! Be prepared to be bitten at least few times during your vacation, also in hotel restaurant. Beach will probably be over crowded during high-season.
- Food: 10
- Location: 9
- Staff: 8
- Comfort and room: 7
- Value for money: 9
- hairdryer: 1 (takes 30+min to dry your hair)