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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)


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Rustic retreat on Sardinia's glamorous Costa Smeralda, with views of the Mediterranean from every room

The Lowdown

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

Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa
Loc. La Conia
Arzachena, 07021 Italy


4.5 Very Good 381 Reviews
Perfect holiday in the perfect hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed half board in this hotel for the first ten days in June 2019. We had a classic room with a sea view.

The room was lovely with a ground floor terrace and a large lawn area and the views were sunning. Maid service every day and a very comfortable large bed, mini bar prices were steep (all the bar prices are expensive at this Hotel).

The restaurant is first class and the maitre d'hotel was called Luigi, he was just wonderful and made visiting the restaurant a pleasure. All the staff are lovely and the service cannot be faulted, special mention to Daniela who was just superb.

We had a trip out on the hotel yacht and this is also highly recommended, one of the top experiences of my life. Thanks to the skipper Andrew and Monica for making the day so memorable.

The resort (try the ice cream its all good) and local area have everything you could wish for but car hire is essential if you don't want to miss out on the stunning scenery and explore the island.

This is not a cheap hotel but for the standards of service and facilities it is good value in my view. Highly recommended for a stay in beautiful Sardinia and we would return without a second thought.

Very comfortable hotel 10-15 minutes walk from the town
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice hotel conveniently located near the town with bars / restaurants. An excellent base from which to visit the many surrounding beauty spots.

Room was good with nice sea view. Hotel set on a hillside so quite steep to reach some parts. Guests with walking difficulty would do well to contact the hotel first before booking.

Cannigione itself is ok to nice but car rental gives you the opportunity to explore some sensational local towns and villages.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this beautiful hotel for the first week of the season. The ambience and surroundings are so tasteful and relaxing. All the staff are welcoming and very friendly and the restaurant and bar staff so attentive and knowledgable.
Our room had a wonderful sea view and the gardens were prestine. Our room was spotless and communal areas very well kept.
The breakfast buffet was second to none, home made preserves, breads, cakes and pastries each day and so much to choose from, a delight!
We ate in the restaurant for 2 evenings, both were excellent and what you would expect from a ' fine dining ' experience. Very creative, delicious food and well presented.
We would recommend La Colti farmhouse, typical Sardinian food and a real treat, you can't miss out on this, but don't eat all day to make space for the quantity of courses!
We also visited Cutters restaurant and was disappointed with the Pizza and the service..
To finish on a good note, we were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary during our stay and were presented with a bottle of bubbly from the Manager which was a lovely touch...Thank you.

Individual Hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

Staff dedicated to guests needs. Slight limitation on facilities. Comfortable sea facing rooms mostly with gardens that are very well kept. Traditional Sardinian cooked breakfast. Car hire a must. On site free parking.

Gorgeous getaway
Reviewed 9 months ago

We stayed here as a treat for our last two nights in Sardegna. The entire hotel staff provided very warm and professional service. Our sea view room balcony had great vistas overlooking the sea and surrounding area. The hotel is classy and luxurious with well appointed rooms, and the bar and extensive pool area are inviting and relaxing. The breakfast buffet provided a wide variety of delicious choices. Highly recommended.