Grand Hotel Resort Ma&Ma
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes continental breakfast, access to the spa and a welcome drink
- This is the island's only five-star property
- All rooms feature balconies
- The high-tech spa has a Finnish bio-sauna and a flotation pool
What To Know
- The island of La Maddalena is a 20-minute ferry ride from the Sardinian port of Palau
- WiFi is free
- Children 15 and under are not permitted in the spa
- Opened May 2013
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the tiny island of La Maddalena, off the north coast of Sardinia, the Grand Hotel Resort Ma&Ma is a stylish spa retreat set on seven acres of lush grounds. Just 450 feet from the sea, the resort is made up of a cluster of light coral-hued buildings cut from local stone. The 92 guestrooms are elaborately designed and feature textured wallpaper, oversize headboards, blond wood floors and silk-topped beds. All come with balconies and such upscale creature comforts as Acqua di Parma toiletries and pillow menus. The immense spa is home to a mineral-rich swimming pool, a Finnish bio-sauna, a Turkish bath and a flotation pool. Fill up on Sardinian specialties at the Antica Isola restaurant which champions the sous-vide cooking technique (said to lock in vitamins and minerals). Breakfast is served in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the pool.
In the Area
Located between Sardinia and Corsica, the La Maddalena archipelago sits off Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda and 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 on Sardinia’s northwest coast. Swimming, sailing and strolling are the order of the day here, and the beaches are some of Italy’s best. On the north coast, the dune-backed Bassa Trinità offers tropical sea and sand, or you can sail across to the smaller island of Budelli to kick back on Spiaggia Rosa, a stunning stretch of sand colored pink by the shells of tiny marine animals. In the island’s main town, stroll the historic streets, stop for a drink at one of the many alfresco bars, and wend your way up to the fortress for sweeping views of the surrounding outcrops that dot the Mediterranean.
How to Get There
From 19 to 22/10, we were seduced by this 5 stars hotel for our 20 years of marriage. Everything was professional, all the team was dedicated to offer the best to their clients: breakfast, transfer to airport, bar, pool, entry desk.
Just try it and you will be very satisfied.
Will come back next year with our girls.
A small luxury hotel that was very unassuming. The hotel had big balconies and I had a view of the water. Very nice sized room and good bathroom with amenities.
Great A/C that I could control..
The breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious. Dinner around the pool was a special
experience. Was just too busy to use the spa or the other services.
We stayed here for a week and it’s a nice hotel, modern and clean. A little dated with the black, red and white theme in the entrance area. Rooms are large and comfortable and house keeping were very good with cleaning, replacing towels and turn down service with chocolate.
Breakfast again is very good with a large selection and a good choice for gluten and dairy free alternatives. For me there were a few things that were a bit off that’s why I’m giving it 4 stars. The mirror in the bathroom was wonky and had been put in with the filling still showing. The bed board at the end was loose, do a few things that made it lack the 5 star appeal but a pleas stay and very good shuttle service that we a very reliable.