The hotel’s chief virtue is its position, close to one of northern Sardinia’s most enticing beaches – the Blue Flag Rena Bianca – yet within the lively resort of Santa Teresa Gallura with its gamut of bars, pizza joints and good seafood restaurants. Further afield are more beaches: sheltered Porto Quadro and slightly regimented La Marmorata to the east; the wild rocky promontory of Capo Testa on the west side. It’s less than an hour by ferry to Corsica. You don’t even need a car: there’s a good local bus service and frequent connections to Olbia.
Style & character
Popular with groups, the modern, salmon-toned hotel lacks much in the way of charm or design-sense, but still preserves some character thanks to its marvellous personnel and the resident German shepherd. Public areas are large and informal, and the atmosphere is pleasantly laid-back.
Service & facilities
There’s a decent-size pool, sinuous and palm-fringed, but the main asset is the incredibly good-humoured staff, always ready to share a smile or some local tips. Everything is clean and well-maintained, and a boat can be chartered for exploring the Maddalena islands and beyond.
- Room service
Bright and spacious, the hotel’s 83 rooms are well-equipped with comfortable, good sleep-inducing beds and proper showers; most have simple terraces where you can sit and contemplate the vista. Always choose a front-facing room – those overlooking the car park just don’t cut it.
Your passport to a better trip
Food & drink
No complaints here – the restaurant offers a good (and abundant) choice at breakfast, salads and pastas for lunch, and Sardinian specialities or Italian classics in the evening. In summer you can sit by the pool and dine by candlelight.
Value for money
Double rooms from £90 in low season; rising to £185 in high. Breakfast included. Wi-fi is free for one device (additional ones are charged). There’s usually a three-night minimum stay in summer.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Lifts and ramps are available for guests with mobility issues.
Perfectly. With its own pool and the beach a stone’s throw away, the hotel also has a few swings, a climbing frame and table football, while Santa Teresa’s bar scene will satisfy any older offspring – what more could one ask for?