Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- All rooms overlook the Mediterranean
- Superior Suites come with a private pool set in a secluded garden
- Great location for beach hopping along Sardinia's glam Costa Smeralda
What To Know
- Guests can rent the hotel's private yacht for an additional fee
- A popular spot for honeymooners
- Within walking distance of the small town of Cannigione
- Free WiFi
- Sauna, spa showers and treatments available (for a supplement)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On Sardinia’s glamorous Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), the Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa is a Mediterranean retreat with panoramic views over the sea. Laid-back lounging is the order of the day here: soak up the rays on the spacious sun terrace, take a dip in the pool or indulge in a treatment at the spa. The 59 guestrooms are typically Sardinian in style, with light wood furniture, ceramic floors and traditional fabrics. Many rooms feature original arches and beam ceilings. All rooms face the sea and come with balconies or terraces, and the bathrooms feature both a tub and a shower. Opt for a Suite for extra floor space (484 square feet) and a huge balcony, or splash out on a Senior Suite to kick back in a private pool set in a secluded garden. Fill up on grilled meats and fresh seafood at MiraLuna, or head to the nearby La Colti, a family-run farm-to-table restaurant that serves traditional Sardinian fare. The Harmony Wellness Center offers massages using essential oils made on the island, and there’s a small boutique that sells local handicrafts.
In the Area
Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) is a perfect spot for beach hopping. This is an island that insists on dolce far niente, but if you must do something active, the Pevero Golf Club and the Centro Ippico Shergan polo club are nearby, and the hotel staff can arrange sailing excursions, horseback riding and diving trips. Just off the northern tip, the La Maddalena archipelago is made up of seven main islands and more than 50 islets. La Maddelena is the largest, and it can be reached in around 20 minutes from the port of Palau. Spend the days swimming, sailing and strolling; the beaches are some of Italy’s best.
How to Get There
We have just come back from a wonderful week which was completely delightful and stress free. Rain for five days and thunderstorms were forecast on our arrival but never appeared. What delighted us was the swimming on the deck just below the hotel. Surprisingly few other guests joined us and we had perfect peace and space to have an early morning swim, read and relax. One tip - either bring or buy swimming shoes (available in Cannigione) as there are rocks in the shallow water.
We easily managed car free holiday, enjoying a beautiful walk by the sea to Cannigione most evenings.
The hotel staff were naturally cheerful and helpful with out being in any way obsequious or up-selling us and they created a great atmosphere all round. Our deluxe room was very comfortable and the air-conditioning worked silently!
We had a excellant room with a private pool and great views but away from the main hotel via a short uphill road walk and then up steps not ideal if you are older. Restaurant excellant for breakfast but dinner expensive and poor. Snacks by pool - club sandwich and cheese and ham toasty - rather British rail
We have just returned from a week in this hotel and would thoroughly recommend it. From the beautiful decor and furnishings to the friendliness of the staff, this hotel meets all expectations. We had a lovely sea facing room, that was clean and big. The only gripes would be that we were not provided with water glasses for drinking and tea bags were not replaced. However, a trip to reception solved those problems. The food in the restaurant is lovely, both for dinner and lunch and we enjoyed drinks by the pool early evening.
The pool is clean and a good size, with plenty of room for sitting round. There is absolutely no need to reserve sunbeds as there are plenty. The guests who arrived at the end of our stay who decided to reserve theirs had absolutely no need to do so.
We ate out a couple of times, once at The Cutter which was a disappointment and twice at Brezza di Mare, which was lovely. I have written separate reviews for these.
Staff at Reception were incredibly helpful in arranging trips out, particularly Francesca. We did a morning inland tour one day and also hired the speedboat for another morning, which I would recommend. Paul is great company and we saw a lot of the lovely small beaches during this boat trip.
All in all, a great holiday!