Hotel Le Ginestre
What We Love
- A luxurious beach escape on the glitzy Costa Smeralda, with breakfast and a welcome drinkStrolling through the Mediterranean flora to reach the hotel's lovely beach area
- Breakfasting outside on the terrace with a juicy vacation read in hand
- The affluent towns and villages nearby, host to vintage car rallies, sailing regattas and the Italian film festival
What To Know
- The hotel is about a 20-minute walk from town but it's on a very busy road, so you'll likely want to hail a taxi
- The pool and private beach have lounge beds and umbrellas and there's a lifeguard on duty
- The continental breakfast is very simple, as to be expected in Italy
Picture a Mediterranean postcard come to life – lush surroundings, azure pools, white loungers and views of the sea. That’s what Hotel Le Ginestre is all about. An architectural delight, softly lit after sunset and home to some excellent gastronomy, this beautiful hotel provides the setting for the dreamiest of Sardinian escapes.
Inside, the décor is tasteful, with neutral furnishings and nautical touches in soft pastel shades. The idyllic overlap between indoors and outdoors creates a harmonious feel, with natural woods, native flowers and terrace dining channeling the island’s laid-back vibe.
Follow the path through the blossoming gardens, and you’ll reach Porto Paglia, the hotel’s beach area, where the indigo sea seeps into the warm, turquoise waters of the bay. With sun beds, parasols and towels waiting for you, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy the Costa Smeralda’s white sands.
Good to know
The hotel is fairly isolated; it’s not possible to walk to the town, and renting a car is highly recommended if you wish to explore the surroundings.
Designed with a muted décor that nods to a nautical theme, the guest rooms are yours to relax and unwind in. All rooms have a balcony, and Classic rooms overlook the garden.
Le Ginestre restaurant serves a daily-changing menu of fresh Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by a superb wine cellar. Laid-back breakfasts can be enjoyed on the terrace, while lunches can also be taken at the American Bar by the pool.
The coastal region of Costa Smeralda is a bit like the French Riviera of Sardinia, with Porto Cervo at its hub. Home to 34 miles of white sandy beaches, plus some of the island’s most glamorous events, it’s a major attraction for jet-setters. Near the hotel, you’ll find Pevero Golf Club, plus plenty of watersports. If you’d prefer to simply soak up the culture, take a stroll around the nearby towns and villages, where you’ll find boutiques, restaurants and archeological sites.Please be aware that the hotel is fairly isolated; it’s not possible to walk to the town, and renting a car is highly recommended if you wish to explore the surroundings.
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Hotel and staff lovely and rooms smart and comfortable.
Food expensive and very small portions rather than "nouveau cuisine" Breakfasts repetitive and not good quality- eg tinned fruit salad rather than fresh fruit
Drinks from bar very expensive _€5 for a cup of tea.
Beautiful location but no transport links or footpaths so a car is essential if you want to explore anything of the area.
Hotel needs more information and links to excursions.
Excursion to Archipelago del La Maddelena is a must- we were lucky enough to find 1 going from Baja.
Shuttle bus to Porto Cervo very sparse in October.
We were not told that hotel was closing on 15th October and had to wait around with no facilities since our flight was later in the evening.
The hotel is lovely and charming but not 4 star. The rooms and cleaning staff are excellent. Lovely pool and nice private beach. You DEFINATELY need a car otherwise you will find yourself stranded. There is no local transport as far as I am aware just a shuttle bus from the hotel to Puerto cuevo. We are there at the present and there is very little open in Puerto Cuevo. The restaurant staff are first class and make you feel very welcome but the food is certainly not 4 star. The breakfast is very repatitive and I think the chef could do better. We have just returned from the Bristol Hotel in Lake maggiore which is a 4 star and you can't compare the menu. The food is definately not worth the money. I think if the menus were more realistic then they would have more people eating evening meals.
Booked direct as a B&B. Nice hotel, very clean - the smell is amazing from the biggest diffuser I have seen in my life. Reception staff very pleasant, friendly and helpful. Nice double room, kept clean and well maintained. Breakfast - simple help yourself, but once its gone its gone. Sometimes the service wasn't the best, slightly miserable. Didn't have lunch from the pool bar. Dinner - we chose to eat in the restaurant for our first night. It was £35 per person for a choice of 4 courses. Must admit the 4 choices were quite random, but hey hoe, we wanted to at least try it. Arrived at 8 pm and we were back in our room, fed the 4 courses, drank a bottle of wine by 8.40 pm. I have never in my life been served so quickly - we were aghast AND we took our time. The portions were very minimalistic to say the least and we did enjoy what we had but we were hungry after we had finished it. It really was a couple of mouthfuls and it was gone. But what we couldn't get over was the speed each course was served at so really not worth £100 total at all. Our next few nights we ate out locally, chose what we wanted, with wine and only cost £70
Difficult to rate this hotel really - Hotel was lovely and would recommend. It has a private access to a lovely beach which is down a sandy lane with sunbeds and a lifeguard.
Pool - lovely and clean - lifeguard there very friendly and attentive. Sunbeds very comfortable and plenty available (it was end of season)
Drinks - expensive. G&T £15 and small bottle beer £8
Food - Breakfast - nice coffee, help yourself buffet style - nothing to rave about.
Dinner - really be prepared. It was nice but very rushed and very small portions.
Would we go back - probably not, but thank you.