Sardinia’s capital city, Cagliari, is likely the first stop on your island vacation. Large, resort-style hotels might have their draw, but there are many smaller, often family-run, boutique places to stay, too. Here are some of the most charming and interesting boutique hotels in this buzzy port city.
The central city location of Brezza Marina Luxury Rooms is only two train stops from Cagliari’s airport. The bright and simple rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning and fast Wi-Fi. Start your day in the sunny breakfast room with fresh local pastries and a cappuccino before you head out to explore.
The waves will rock you to sleep in one of Cagliari’s most unique hotels, Boat & Breakfast Cagliari. The cozy cabin area on the 32-footlong sailboat is beautifully wood paneled with a kitchen and lounge area in addition to two sleeping cabins. Stay in port and sip Prosecco on the deck, or sail to nearby beaches and coves.
A stay at the Cà del Sol B&B feels like staying in a family palazzo. The owners, Daniela and Michele, ensure you feel at home and are happy to share insider tips on the best places for a sunset drink and favorite nearby beaches. The rooms in the 19th century palazzo are a colorful mix of old and new, and the marina location puts you close to the sea and Cagliari’s historic sites.
This whitewashed charmer is the perfect destination for gourmet foodies. Settle into your room furnished with high-tech electronics, neutral linens and lush velvets, some with balconies and fireplaces. The restaurant at Palazzo Dessy serves cherished family recipes made with impeccably sourced ingredients. Although you might find it hard to leave the comforts of the hotel, all of Cagliari’s sites are just steps away.
Your hosts, Antonello and Vanna, will warmly welcome you to their historic home in this peaceful location. La Peonia Boutique B&B features a relaxing patio with a lush garden view and a well-equipped gym. The rooms are finished with family antiques and crisp linens, and the Mediterranean-style breakfast served each morning in the dining room will fuel you for a day of adventures.