The Best Hotels to Book in Cagliari for Every Traveller

Cityscape of Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy, which boasts hotels for every traveller
Cityscape of Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy, which boasts hotels for every traveller | © Olena Buyskykh / Alamy Stock Photo
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27 September 2021

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, offers the island’s best museums, a lively restaurant scene, and a city beach where you can take a dip just 15 minutes from the historical centre. You might even spot some pink flamingos (yes, really). The city is also the island’s most southerly point, which results in a mild climate throughout the year. Couples seeking a romantic reprieve, would-be art collectors and dedicated design fans are all catered for in Cagliari’s best hotels – bookable with Culture Trip.

Hotel Villa Fanny

The elegant gardens at Hotel Villa Fanny.
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One for pleasure seekers and wellness warriors, this boutique hotel houses suites with your own private spa tub, sauna and Turkish bath, making it the perfect luxury escape for couples craving down time. Other perks include a superb breakfast that can either be served in your room or in the lush garden, where you’ll also find sunbeds for relaxing and a romantic gazebo. The hotel is conveniently located on the border of Cagliari’s centre, just 500m (0.3mi) away from the old town.

Hotel Mira Mare Cagliari

An elegant room painted in white and dark green at Hotel Mira Mare Cagliari.
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If you’re an avid art collector or design lover, this seafront hotel is somewhere you won’t easily forget. Thoughtfully decorated with mid-century design pieces and bespoke prints, paintings and sculptures in unexpected places, (such as the colourful lady on the monumental ceilings of one of the deluxe suites) the spaces are actually a showroom, since every single piece is for sale.

The Place Cagliari

The Place Cagliari
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If you’re looking to treat your partner to a romantic trip, this small-scale hotel is the way to go. The rooms boast luxurious bathtubs and the romantic suite even has its own sauna. Located in the middle of the lively Stampace neighbourhood, it puts some of Cagliari’s main sights, such as Piazza Jenne and the Saint Remy Bastion, within reach. Be sure to take your significant other to Via Santa Croce and have a sunset aperitivo at Libarium Nostrum while looking out over the sea.

Il Gallo Bianco

An elegant entryway with plush seating at Il Gallo Bianco.
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This family-owned hotel combines the personality and thoughtfulness of a bed and breakfast with the luxury services of a hotel. The rooms are tastefully furnished in pastel hues and sophisticated wallpaper. Bathrooms boast walk-in showers and some rooms have private terraces. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home, from offering boat trips and guided tours through Cagliari’s centre to arranging your airport transfer.

Hotel Nautilus Poetto

A bright and modern double room decorated in white and navy blue at Hotel Nautilus Poetto.
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Beach bums and sun worshippers, we all know you came to Cagliari for sun, sea and sand, so you might as well skip the centre and go for a hotel by the coastal boulevard. These sea-view rooms range from affordable standards to luxury suites with hot tubs. A windsurfing club is only steps away, as are the city’s coolest beach bars and best seafood restaurants. If you’d like to squeeze in some culture, the bus to downtown stops right beside the hotel’s door.

La Villa del Mare

An outdoor terrace with a dining table and chairs for two, looking out to the seat at sunset at La Villa del Mare.
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Families looking for a relaxed beach holiday will love this luxury seaside villa. No worries about having to splurge on several hotel rooms: this accommodation offers spacious suites where an extra bed can be added for small families, as well as complete apartments that sleep up to five people with your own garden, living room and kitchenette. The hotel is located along the boulevard of Poetto Beach, only metres from the sea.

Palazzo Doglio

An elegant and plush double room at Palazzo Doglio.
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Fine-dining fans searching for their perfect stay in Cagliari should look no further: chef Alessandro Cocco of the hotel’s Osteria del Forte used to work under Gordon Ramsay and Heinz Beck, before coming to Cagliari. His menu is a mix of Italian, Brazilian-Japanese and Mexican influences that will please even the most demanding foodie. Afterwards, sleep off your food coma in one of the elegant rooms, featuring Carrara marble details and mahogany furnishings.

Birkin Marina

An elegant and stylish double room with views of the sea at Birkin Marina.
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Centrally located, these rooms with a view over the ships of Cagliari’s harbour flaunt bespoke design details, such as velvet-clad headboards and colour-blocked walls, that give them a fashionable look. Use the restaurant dining guide and local map, plotted with hand-picked hotspots, to find Cagliari’s best museums, shops and wine bars. An extensive breakfast with local products is also included in the price.

Looking for more places to stay in Sardinia? Discover our guide to the best boutique hotels in Cagliari, bookable with Culture Trip.

These recommendations were updated on September 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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