Capo Boi Falkensteiner Resort
What We Love
- Chic Mediterranean stay at a five-star resort with a blissful beach, pool and spa Visiting one of Sardinia's "nuraghi" - ruins left from the Bronze Age
- Sinking your toes into the soft sands of the hotel’s private beach
- Enjoying sun-up til sun-down hospitality and five-star facilities
What To Know
- This chic property is very family-friendly, with a kid's club
- There are tennis courts and even a soccer field to play on
- The infinity pool overlooks the Capo Carbonara Bay
With over 1,000 miles of unspoilt coastline, Sardinia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Marked by its warm lagoons, white sands and wide secluded bays, Italy’s sleepiest island is a traveller’s paradise. Comparatively untouched by modern tourism, it offers up tranquillity and beaches characterised by pretty coves and crystal-clear waters. Stay close to the sugar-white sand, gorgeous inlets and glacier-blue water, or, alternatively, explore the island’s rugged inland hikes and the Bronze Age ruins known as “nuraghi”.
Resort Capo Boi is new to the island’s hotel scene, having opened just last summer. This refreshing resort is set within a conservation area and consequently offers unspoilt surroundings. It boasts its own private sandy bay, an impressive infinity pool with breathtaking Capo Carbonara Bay views and five-star amenities. Facilities include a small amphitheatre and activities such as snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding and tennis. Find even deeper relaxation in the expansive spa, or during yoga and Pilates classes before spending evenings on the open-air terrace bar with live DJ acts.
How to Get There
The resort is well situated on a lovely bay with nice views of the ocean and the mediterrean vegeation. And a resort it is - there is no other tourist infrastructure within a kilometer.
The complex is well maintained but is not on a five star level. The wellness area is large for a mediterrean beach hotel and a good option on a rainy day as we had it.
The beach is nice but with poor service; more than once we found beverages still being there when we took the beds, which was somewhat surprising as you had to fight to get a drink at all (that you paid for).
The beach restaurant is a disgrace. The food is carelessly put together but double the price of anywhere else in Italy. Doesn't cheer you up especially as there are not really any options nearby.
Water on the beach and in the resort during the day is 4 EUR!
Service is erratic - normally took three attempts to get a coffee at breakfast, similar situation for the drinks at the bar.
On the other hand, food at dinner was good with a good selection of wines.
Internet is very poor - took me a day to synchronize 50 MB of email.
This is a nice place but they should fix these flaws. It is not 5 stars, rather 3.5 stars - we had a good time, anyway.
The resort is absolutely top notch, nested in a beautiful location. Rooms are big, bathroom freshly renovated and the private beach is perfect for family.
For me this place is a solid 4 star - 4 star +
Not a 5 star.
It just misses the small details.
Hot towel and welcome drink when you check in. As well as a baby kit.
Food. Food is good , but not 5 star food. Pasta was overcooked twice. Dessert were not many ( mainly cakes).
Menu on the beach does not even have a burger, just the small version for kids.
Pool. 3 pools and not one heated for kids.
Overall a good place for a week but not 5 star.
We stayed for 2 weeks in this hotel as a family of three in September. Good: We loved the awesome food, which was of very high quality and did not become boring during the weeks, the friendlyness of the staff and of the child care.As there are 4 pools and a wonderful beach there is always enough space to stay on your own or get in touch with other people or families. There is a huge perfect equipped kids club with great kid-loving staff, football, volleyball, tennis court... everything you need. Luca, a well educated real fitness trainer (not an entertainer like in most resorts) gives great sport lessons outside with a view to the sea - TRX, functional training, yoga... all adapted to the level of the people. We really loved our daily lesson and learned some new things we will take home for our workouts. Rooms are well equipped and spacy, with a separate living room. Bathroom is huge, enough space for hanging all the beach stuff, cosy and well designed interior. A/C works perfectly, cooling while you're away so that you can sleep without it what is important if you have young kids or don't like the dry air and the noise.Beach is completely private, and well serviced, clean clear water, white soft sand. Great for kids as there are no high waves. The whole area is easy to access, toys are already there for free use.Staff was always friendly, everyone seems to love kids.Spa treatment is of high quality (we tried wrapping, facial treatment and manicure).Not so good: Staff is not always well trained. Waiting for the drinks in the morning/ evening can take long, reservations in the spa went wrong... not an issue of you're relaxed but also not 5* like.Some places are not well cleaned, like the spa / indoor pool, kids area. The gym is just not good. Small, cardio equipment does not work partially, no mirrors...Lunch starts at 12:30 which is too late for small kids. You can order sandwiches at the bar all day. Like all 5* hotels this one is expensive but you don't have to pay for sunbeds, kids club etc. Take the half board as the buffet is great.The hotel is located "nowhere". If you want to see something you need a rental. In our view neither Villasimius nor Cagliari or the Outlet are very attractive, which makes this a destination where you just stay in the resort or make long trips with the car to the north or other beaches. The hotel has verything, like a small shop where you can buy sun milk, dippers etc. and there is free water.
My husband, our 7 year old son and I stayed 4 days at Falkenstein Villasiumius and we had a great time, beautiful place but overpriced and ridiculous not to include lunch and to charge for drinking water! At eur 2300 for 4 nights that is shocking.
Drinking water: only offered free at breakfast. When I just arrived the first day and went to the pool I was shocked to have to pay eur 4.50 for a little bottle of water! How can you expect people staying in a very hot climate to have to PAY for DRINKING WATER!?!
Lunch: is not included, pizzas can be bought at poolside bar for 3x the outside of resort price. We were offered a 30 euro reduction per person off voucher for the fish restaurant at the beach - can you imagine how much high the prices must be!
Wine & water & other drinks not included with dinner - what sort of all inclusive is this? We have been to Club Med five times and are used to a real all inclusive.
Vegetarian food: no main courses and very few or no starters for vegetarians, so I had salads for dinner all the time. Manager did arrange an omelette for me once and i once had fresh pasta from the cook but it was too salty for me to eat. Nice desserts though so I mustve added a bit of weight.
Childrens buffet: pasta often dry and bit cold and chips floppy but sauces looked good. My husband who does eat meat quite enjoyed the buffet and they had a nice looking outside barbecue stile meat and fish offer.
Room and hotel very nicely styled and looked after, just the shower floor tiles corners molded but other than that very nice. No kettle in the room, guess they want you to pay for tea 😉
Kids playground: superb with nice shade, our son played in it all day with his mates.
Kids club: my son at 7yo felt too old for it but it looked nice with friendly staff and a few times they had some nice family parties with water slides/bouncy castles. We could not stop feeling sorry for the person in the Falky suit he must have nearly died from heat stroke. Most guests seem to have kids and it is a very kid friendly place with fenced off pool are for the little ones and fenced off playground and beach toy boxes offered.
Towels and sun beds were plenty - which often isnt the case in other resorts, very nice not to have to worry about this
Pools were very cold and not very deep but beautiful. Strangely no safety guards. Nice hot tub pool attached to spa.
Security on site seemed not high and no wrist bands needed. Seems people from the public beach and through the front gate could just walk in but we didnt see anyone do this.
Yoga class morning and afternoon on the lawn under the trees very good
Special thanks to Jacoby at the front desk who helped my husband find a dentist.
A very nice beautiful place but overpriced and the non inclusive parts left a bad taste.
We spent a week in this supposed 5 stars hotel , which unfortunately lacks the special care required for being rated so high . It’s a shame , as the location is superb , the sea water beautiful and the structure recently renovated .
But : food choice is the same every day with average quality . Service is extremely slow despite the fact that waiters run all the time , so I guess it is due to poor management .
All water sports needs to be paid and the only windsurf board available goes back to 20 years ago ( and wind is great in Sardinia ) .
We asked to check out an hour later on Saturday and the answer was no , or an extra 150 euros .
So , as a recap , better managers would do the miracle .