Sardinia is one of the two major islands in Italy and is regarded as one of the most beloved destinations by Italians and foreigners alike. The peace and tranquillity, which its countryside and its wonderful natural scenery can guarantee are counterbalanced by areas in which nightlife dominates and swarms of people animate the local calm. Here are 10 hotels on Sardinia which will provide guests with memorable moments on their travels.
Hotel S'Arenada | Courtesy of Hotel S'Arenada
The name of this hotel in the local dialect means “pomegranate”, and the driveway of Hotel S’Arenada is lined with pomegranate trees and the rooms are ornamented with tiles of the same color. Located near Villasimius, one of the most beloved destinations in southern Sardinia, Hotel S’Arenada boasts eight light-filled, cozy rooms with all the comforts a stay in this Italian island should have. Some of the rooms also have a balcony, while one of them features a full veranda.
Located seven kilometres north-west of Olbia, in the small village of Pittulongu, Hotel Abbaruja offers 16 en-suite rooms with hair-dryer, minibar, safe and air conditioning, some of which also enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding area. The décor is somewhat rustic and stylish, reminding every guest of the importance of Sardinian traditions. Breakfast is served in a hall in buffet format and the hotel also boasts a reading room on a veranda, which is ideal if customers want to jut sit back and relax. The local beach is just 150 metres away, making the hotel’s location very convenient for a peaceful holiday near the coast.
This exclusive hotel is located on a private headland between two important bays on the north-western coast of Sardinia, and is housed in a wonderful villa on the so-called “Riviera del Corallo” (literally, “Coast of Red Coral”). It is just a short distance from the town of Alghero, where traditions are still kept alive, so much so that approximately a quarter of its inhabitants still speak Catalan. Villa Las Tronas used to be the residence of the Italian royalty during their holidays in Sardinia, which suggests that this hotel is now the ideal choice for tourists who want to be tended on like kings and queens. It boasts 24 rooms and suites, each with independent temperature controls and all the luxuries anyone could wish for!
Hotel Cala Reale boasts a restaurant, a café, two swimming pools, two tennis courts, private car park, free shuttle bus service from and to Pelosa beach, a bike rental service and tourist information at the reception. Located in a small village called Stintino, 50 kilometres away from Sassari, it features many rooms with all the comforts you’d expect: en-suite facilities; hair-dryers, free internet connections, air-conditioning, a safe and possibly even a sea view!
Located in Costa Rei, amid a huge and wonderful natural park, this luxury hotel ticks all the right boxes. It boasts a private beach with a bar where it is possible to have lunch with fresh local ingredients or simply have an aperitivo whilst contemplating the horizon. There’s also an Infinity pool which merges seamlessly into the blue of the sea, wonderfully decorated and ornamented rooms with all the fittings anyone could dream of, and a staff who are cordial and extremely accommodating.
Located near the Fiera in Cagliari, close to the city center and the beach, Hotel Panorama is, as its website reads, “like a window on the gulf of Cagliari”. It offers single and double rooms alongside luxury suites where customers can splash out and relax. All of the rooms enjoy a wonderful view of either the city or the sea, which justifies the rightful name of the hotel.
Located on the wonderful southern coast of the island, in Santa Margherita di Pula, not too far away from Cagliari, Hotel Costa dei Fiori boasts three salt-water swimming pools, a flexible restaurant offering only the very best food Sardinia can provide, free-of-charge shuttle service to the beautiful beach of Chia, as well as luxurious suites for romantic holidays and memorable honeymoons.
Located just a few steps away from the Campus beach in Villasimius, on the southern coast of Sardinia, Hotel Su Giganti boasts 29 rooms, 27 of which are doubles. All of them are furnished and decorated with modern, essential fittings in order to make each and every one cozy and comfortable. They all have en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, free-of-charge internet and more, while those on the ground floor feature a veranda with a garden in front.
Maria Caderina Green Village | Courtesy of Maria Caderina Green Village
Inspired by the characteristic architecture of Nuraghi, ancient megaliths still present and visitable in Sardinia, Maria Caderina Green Village is a wonderful hotel and residence in Posada, under the province of Nuoro, on the eastern coast of the island. Located in the countryside, this village is informed indelibly by nature and its colors, and offers fully-equipped en-suite rooms for a memorable stay in Sardinia.
Centred around a courtyard circled by several rooms and houses, this hotel boasts 10 40-meter-square suites with a living room, a double bedroom, a bathroom and a veranda, balcony or terrace. Its structure makes La Corte Rosada the ideal place for a romantic holiday with a certain degree of independence and isolation. The on-site restaurant offers both breakfast and dinner service and the proximity to the beach is a real bonus!