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
- 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 stayed for one week in early June on a bed and breakfast basis in a Senior Suite with a large covered verandah and its own private pool and a sea view which matched up to our expectations
We had intended to eat partly at the hotel and partly at local restaurants but as we were happy with the quality of the food and above all the excellent service by the Maītre d’ ( Luigi ) and his team and the beautiful location of the dining room we ate only at the Hotel - we did take a look at the restaurants in Cannigione but most of them were not well located and not very appealing which was very disappointing
All the staff throughout the hotel provided excellent service - nothing was too much trouble
The downsides of the Hotel were that:-
1. Although the hotel pool was in a beautiful location the water in the pool and in our private pool was very cold - we had expected warmer
2. During our stay the peace and solitude was shattered almost each and every day by the sound of chain saws and mowers working on the Hotel trees and grounds
3. The Senior Suites are situated quite a way on foot up the hillside - it is possible to ask for a member of staff to take you to and from your Suite in a hotel golf buggy but not always practical & even then there were a series of steep steps to negotiate from where the buggy path ended
4. The nearby resort/ harbour of Cannigione was 15 / 20 minutes walk away but was not very pretty or appealing and fell far short of expectations
We stayed at the hotel for a week. It is in a beautiful location with amazing views. The rooms are rustic but beautifully presented. The classic rooms lack coffee/tea facilities which you would think come as standard in the rooms and similarly no irons are available on request. The rooms also lack full sound proofing which is a shame if you would want a lie in or early night.
The breakfast is also lovely with a variety of choice but I was surprised by the amount of cakes and biscuits available.
The service and staff are great at the hotel.
Definitely recommend the boat trip.
The hotel itself is absolutely stunning and we were lucky enough to have a ground floor room close to the pool and restaurant. However, as a large group, the service was fairly hit or miss (forgotten drinks, a long wait for what we ordered etc.) And the costs were very expensive (€6 for a small local beer). The pool area is also fairly small so imagine this can get very crowded in high season. We did not go to the onsite restaurant as it seemed, like the drinks, to be extremely overpriced and there's are many delicious restaurants less that a 10 minute walk away that are far more reasonable. I would recommend the hotel other restaurant La Colti as this was fantastic and free shuttles are provided. Overall the hotel was nice but for the price paid and the 4* categorisation I expected more service.
this hotel have his past... but... they forgot it there. you can see some absence of care, it looks like a tired old handsome guy. still using good clothes but the wrinkles is there.
the room is not exactly big, to have the bags open some rearrangements had to be done.
for the uphill rooms (lots of stairs) the view is amazing, in a nice balcony.
the breakfast is ok, but more then once I got frozen bread.... for diner you better go to somewhere else.
the location demands transport to the centre or other villages around.
the swimming pool area is big and have the same nice view.
the staff is kind and they tried to please us with smile and a attentive services.
This is one of our favourite places of all times. And what makes it so special is nothing but the 5 star service!
It's a lovely hotel on the Costa Smeralda, which offers charming accommodation, an amazing restaurant and lots of details which make it just perfect - like a nice sun deck on the sea, a lovely spa, complimentary shuttle buses to the main beaches in the area and very good quality airport transfers.
The management team here is flawless, both on reception as well as restaurant level. Pasquale, the restaurant manager, is the best we have ever met (and we do like to travel and fine dine). The diner service is just impeccable. He is a true leader, up there from open of service (early in the morning) all the way to close of dinner, working hand in hand with his team to ensure the best experience you can get.
We had our wedding on the island and felt really sad we could not have his team for the event, as the Villa del Golfo space is not ideal for such event in season.
We'll always be back when in the area! Hats off to this team!