A selection of the best luxury hotels in Sardinia, Italy. A selection by Laura Becker
Feel welcomed and pampered at the Pitrizza, a boutique hotel offering luxurious amenities amidst the stunning, untouched nature of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. With a breathtaking view of the crystal-clear sea, the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre and a fitness centre. Enjoy a selection of exquisite Sardinian and Mediterranean dishes in the on-site restaurant, or take advantage of the dining-around programme to savour meals in other Starwood hotels nearby. Located near the renowned resort of Porto Cervo, the Pitrizza provides an impeccable service and a refined atmosphere for a truly unforgettable stay.
Rooms: 65 Stars: 5
Hotel Cala di Volpe is an award-winning luxury resort located in an idyllic Mediterranean landscape. The resort offers a private beach, 3 tennis courts, a huge pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. The rooms feature a 42-inch flat-screen TV, satellite channels, DVD player, and private balconies with views of the bay. Gourmet Sardinian cuisine and wine tasting can be enjoyed in the evening. Guests can also relax with a massage or beauty treatment at the wellness center. Parking and beach towels are free. Take a 5-minute boat ride or a 15-minute stroll to the white-sandy beach with a lifeguard. Experience modern luxury and excellent facilities at Hotel Cala di Volpe.
Rooms: 121 Stars: 5
Experience the height of luxury at La Villa del Re, a boutique hotel in Sardinia boasting a private beach along the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a variety of water sport facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, and bar. The air-conditioned rooms and suites come with satellite TV, a minibar, safety deposit box, and private bathroom with bathrobe, slippers, and free toiletries. Most rooms feature a balcony or patio, while classic rooms do not. Each morning, savor a là carte breakfast with sweet and savoury dishes, and in the evening, dine at the elegant Le Palme and Bellavista Grill restaurants, which serve traditional Italian and regional dishes. A € 30, 00 supplement can be paid for front row tables at dinner. The restaurants have a “dress code”, so please come in smart casual attire and closed shoes. Spend your days windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, or canoe###FINA.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 5
In the evening, enjoy a romantic dinner by the sea and watch a stunning sunset. The hotel’s spa offers massages and beauty treatments, perfect for unwinding and pampering yourself. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this boutique hotel, with its direct access to its own private beach and the stunning views of the Ogliastra Islands.
Rooms: 28 Stars: 4
Experience the best of Sardinia at Baglioni Resort – The Leading Hotels of the World. Located within the Tavolara Marine Reserve, just north of San Teodoro, this boutique hotel offers a luxurious stay with elegant rooms adorned in a Sardinian style. Enjoy spacious and air-conditioned rooms, each with a furnished balcony or terrace with views of the park or the sea, as well as flat-screen TVs. Wake up to a delicious breakfast before exploring the area or taking a dip in one of the three swimming pools. Enjoy free WiFi in public areas, and savour traditional local cuisine and international favourites in the on-site restaurant. Parking is complimentary.
Rooms: 78 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in relaxation at Petra Segreta Resort & Spa. Set in 5 hectares of lush forest, just outside the town of San Pantaleo, this stylish resort offers panoramic views of the Maddalena Archipelago and modern wellness facilities. Enjoy free WiFi, a heated fresh-water pool, traditional Sardinian houses and rooms with private patios. Savour the award-winning dishes at Il Fuoco Sacro restaurant, sample light lunches and snacks at Osteria del Mirto, and indulge in a sauna, Turkish bath and Ayurvedic massages at the wellness centre. With bike rental service, free parking and nearby beaches, this resort is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Rooms: 23 Stars: 5
Hotel Corte Bianca is the perfect destination for a luxury stay in Sardinia. With its own private beach, two swimming pools, tennis court and lush park, the hotel offers cosy rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and independent entrance. Enjoy the local cuisine at the restaurant with stunning sea views, or pick up essentials from the on-site market. Plus, parking and Wi-Fi are free, while staff organise excursions and activities in summer. Just 35 minutes away, the port of Arbatax awaits for you to explore the rest of Italy.
Rooms: 76 Stars: 4
Experience the true essence of Sardinia at Stazzo Lu Ciaccaru. Relax in the tranquil atmosphere of this typical rural complex, and enjoy stunning views from the suites. Take a dip in the pool or explore 32 hectares of natural beauty. Connect with free WiFi or take a trip to the Costa Smeralda or La Maddalena archipelago. Savour delicious local dishes in the restaurant and take a journey to Corsica on a 14 metre yacht. Discover a unique holiday destination at Stazzo Lu Ciaccaru.
Rooms: 17 Stars: 4
Experience the charm of Cagliari with a stay at Hotel Villa Fanny. Located just 1km from the centre of the city, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Enjoy the convenience of being within a 15-minute walk of both Cagliari Harbour and Cagliari Train Station. Relax in rooms featuring natural materials such as wood and stone, with flat-screen TVs and minibars. The bathroom is fitted with a shower and comes with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Start the day with a delicious continental breakfast and unwind in the on-site bar. Cagliari Elmas Airport is 7 km away, making it easy to explore the city and its surroundings.
Rooms: 19 Stars: 4
Escape to the Mediterranean and experience luxury living at La Rocca Resort & Spa. Located just outside Baja Sardinia, this picturesque hotel offers stunning verandas with panoramic views, free shuttles to the private beach, and a range of air-conditioned rooms with minibars and balconies. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and international specialities for dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, and relax in the outdoor and indoor pools, spa with sauna, Turkish bath and sensory showers, and the private beach with sun loungers and parasols. With a free shuttle to Baja Sardinia centre and Porto Cervo just 10 minutes away, La Rocca is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday.
Rooms: 55 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Sardinia, Italy
Sardinia, Italy, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. With its stunning white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and picturesque villages, it is easy to see why. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure, Sardinia has something for everyone.
When looking for a hotel in Sardinia, the best areas to search for one are the Costa Smeralda, Cagliari, and Olbia.
The Costa Smeralda is the most famous stretch of coastline in Sardinia. It is home to some of the most luxurious resorts and beaches in the world. Here, you will find some of the most exclusive hotels, such as the Hotel Cala di Volpe and the Hotel Pitrizza. Here, you can experience the best of Sardinian hospitality, with breathtaking views and world-class service.
Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and is a great place to stay if you are looking for a more urban experience. Here, you will find a variety of hotels to suit all budgets, from budget-friendly options to luxury resorts. The city is also home to some of the best restaurants and nightlife in Sardinia. Popular hotels in Cagliari include the Hotel Regina Margherita and the Hotel Calamosca.
Olbia is a beautiful city on the northeast coast of Sardinia. It is known for its stunning beaches and its vibrant nightlife. Here, you will find a variety of hotels ranging from budget-friendly options to luxury resorts. Popular hotels in Olbia include the Hotel La Siesta and the Hotel Ristorante Delfino.
No matter which area of Sardinia you choose to stay in, you are sure to find a hotel that meets your needs. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure, Sardinia has something for everyone.