L’Ea Bianca Luxury Resort
What We Love
- A five-star resort on an Italian island paradise, with spa entrance and breakfast includedIndulging in traditional Sardinian food al fresco, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
- The stunning views from your furnished private balcony
- Lounging by the crystal clear waters of the Med on a secluded beach
What To Know
- WiFi is painfully slow; if you're in dire need, the reception staff can hook you up with an ethernet cable
- All rooms face the pool and ocean
- If you plan on doing anything other than lounging around the hotel, you'll likely need to rent a car
L’Ea Bianca Luxury Resort is a charming and secluded five-acre paradise, with incredible views of the Sardinian countryside. The hotel’s prime position allows you to gaze at the rugged, green hills, gently sloping down to a secluded beach on the Mediterranean, just a short stroll away. Not only is the location breathtaking, but with five stars, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning luxury stay will make sure your every need is taken care of.
The hotel’s sprawling exterior, boasting a sparkling outdoor pool and beautifully manicured gardens, has been designed in traditional clay and stone to reflect the area’s natural beauty and age-old traditions. Despite the authentic facade, the interior of this hotel is a 21st-century haven, with a real air of elegance. The spacious rooms are tastefully furnished and boast balconies overlooking the sparkling Med or the gardens below, perfect for lounging your cares away.
The rooms and en-suite bathrooms incorporate modern features while retaining a feel of classic luxury. Clean, neutral décor is accented with sumptuous dark leather furniture and cool Mediterranean tiles. Each Deluxe room boasts a fully equipped private balcony and stunning sea views.
The hotel’s Lunaria restaurant serves a mixture of fresh Mediterranean dishes, alongside an indulgent international wine list. The experienced chefs work their magic with a blend of local flavors and ingredients. You can either sit inside the lavish dining hall or out on the large veranda, overlooking the sea.
Treat your mind, body and soul in L’Ea Bianca Luxury Resort’s elegant spa, Recrea Erato. Make the most of the spa pool and sauna, and peruse the range of lush beauty treatments and packages. If you’re in the mood for something more invigorating, there’s a fully equipped gym, too.
When you’re ready to leave the hotel, stroll through the gardens and Sardinian greenery to a secluded beach, located 150 yards away and complete with umbrellas and sunbeds. Head over to nearby Porto Cervo or Baja Sardinia for evening nightlife, entertainment and dining or play a few rounds at Pevero Golf Club. Other local attractions include Bear’s Rock, Giant’s Grave and Capriccioli Beach.
How to Get There
The resort styling is typical Sard. Everything is stylish with many local and modern art details. The main building with the pool is smartly built respectively located in a wind protected way but still offering great views. The beach is beautiful with nice sand, crystal clear water and rock formations good for snorkeling. The food is very good nicely served by competent waiters. Wifi is great and even works on the beach. The staff was in general very friendly and helpful. All in all a very good value for money.
I booked the hotel for 1 week on the back of the many excellent reviews that are listed on this site. I'm always a little skeptical when I hear gushing reports of how good an establishment is, as personal tastes often differ. However, I was extremely pleased with a number of aspects that are already mentioned on this site.
The Staff were very friendly, welcoming and ensured that my stay was a memorable one. The food was very good, a nice experience dining on the patio outside in the evening, with a varied 4-course menu. The decor of the hotel was smart with tasteful ambient lighting and furniture to give it a very upmarket feel.
Now for the areas that are not so well documented within the various reviews or in my opinion could improve the hotel.
Food & Beverage prices: You expect to pay more when staying at a five-star establishment however, I found the prices extortionate. In most cases they were at least double sometimes more than what you would expect to pay; ¢7 for a bottle of mineral water, ¢8 for a small local beer, ¢45 for the cheapest bottle of wine. Mini bar prices, ¢6 for a packet of M&Ms. etc....
What made matters worse were, there was no drinking water provided in the rooms apart from one small bottle of water for use when brushing your teeth. Most hotels I've stayed at ( and I regularly travel with work) will provide water free of charge.
The other area that needs improving is the Gym. A running machine, recumbent bike, a half inflated exercise ball, exercise bench and a rack of hand weights (up to 10kg ). Is not what you expect from a 5 star resort. This was also shoved into a conference room which also housed a large television and sofa used for corporate presentations. I can't comment on the spa as I did not use it, apart from the showers as we were able to use after we had checked out on our final day.
The biggest comment which hasn't been picked up on in the other reviews is that, while the setting is wonderful, a beautiful place, beach, gardens etc.. the location is however very remote. The nearest village is 1.5 hour walk away, approx 8.2km. There are no other shops in the vicinity. If you are prepared to walk the very steep hill from the hotel (approx 10-15minutes walk depending on how energetic you are feeling), you will find the lovely Nikky Beach Bar, serving good Sardinian rustic food at good prices. it's also the place to see the sun set with a cold beer or Aperol spritz. Due to the remoteness of the resort, I would recommend that you hire a car, this will enable you to explore the beautiful surroundings, but my suggestion would be to hire it from the airport, it will be cheaper and enable you to avoid the high delivery and collection charges.
I don't want to come across as negative regarding the hotel, as we had a very relaxing and peaceful time, in beautiful surroundings but, making those small changes and dropping the beverage prices slightly, would make it a perfect experience.
I booked a two night trip in July with two of my children as a last minute treat - having never been to Sardinia before I was keen to see if it lived up to its reputation. Well, L'Ea Bianca was so good I returned for a three night stay in August, with my husband and two of my kids. I can be quite 'particular', so to want to return somewhere again, and so soon, speaks volumes.
What a place! Basically, I agree with everything all the other 5 star reviewers say. The setting is perfect - the views, wherever you are in the hotel, are wonderful. The landscaping and hotel design is very skilfully executed. And the atmosphere of quiet and calm is amazing. The General Manager, Paola Mancini, is the best - she is present, friendly, kind, considerate and approachable, dealing with everything in a supremely calm, professional manner. The staff are really so lovely - sadly it is rare to have such kind, personal and attentive service these days. They really know how to make you feel looked after. Although it was a short stay, our August trip was a valuable moment for my husband to truly recharge his batteries. Well done and thank you to all of the team at L'Ea Bianca! We very much look forward to returning, before too long.
I stayed with my two teenage daughters at Ea Bianca beginning of July for the second time within three years. Our first stay already was great, but what we were priviledged to experience a few weeks ago really deserves the attribute ‘perfect!’ Location and quality of room, infrastructure and food are praised here often enough and the hotel is truly a small gem on this otherwise pretty crowded part of the island. The only thing I would add here is that after the renovation of the villas, they are now the ultimate (albeit expensive...) way to spend your holidays in this beautiful place.
What really made the difference this time were the people. Starting with the pool boy and the gardeners, through to the waiters at the restaurant, the maitre, the bartender, the receptionists and ultimately the manager, everyone went out their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. A big thank you to all of them! What I found impressive is the fact that the hotel manager was around the guests and the employees almost all the time, making it very easy to approach her and share experiences and opinions.
I would consider myself a rather spoiled traveller and I was lucky enough to have stayed in many luxury hotels around the world already. I would rate Ea Bianca as being among one of the most friendly and forthcoming houses in that category. Thanks again for a remarkable stay!
The location, the building but most of all the staff were absolutely exceptional. The General Manager Paola Mancini is very present on the premises - and the hotel is run to her image. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and courteous. They all went out of their way to make us feel welcome and never wanting to leave... the front desk staff were very knowledgeable about the area and were quickly able to determine what we are looking for whether a restaurant recommendation or a must see site. The restaurant staff were extremely attentive and really enjoyed the nightly live entertainment. If Sardinia is your next destination, L'Ea Bianca has got be your place - enjoy!!