What we love
Roger Moore has sat on the very bar stool in the intimate Piano Bar whilst donning his James Bond guise.,And he was in good company, for this exclusive hotel is favoured by the well suited & booted. We just love the attention to detail and level of service - sublime.
Setting the scene
Resembling that of a traditional fishing village, the hotel itself looks more rugged monastery meets Bond villain's hideaway than a five star luxury Starwood Collection hotel. But this is part of its unique, unassuming charm. Inside is a completely different story. The shabby certainly turns to chic as soon as you walk in, in a refreshingly quirky way we love the curving corridors, the exposed rickety chestnut beams and the swirling staircases that weave through this myriad of discovery.
From Classic, Superior and Premium rooms or Deluxe, Premium and Presidential Suites there is something to suit everyone. All the rooms are furnished with Sardinian arts & crafts and enjoy balconies or terraces that allow the intoxicating fragrance of eucalyptus and wild juniper from the manicured hotel gardens to breeze through. For that extra special, largely unseen levels of elegance and sophistication, book a stay at the Presidential Suite. As the name suggest, this is the premier position within the hotel and is arguably one of the best places to stay on the island. Whilst whole heartedly embracing the Sardinian culture, this romantic 3 bedroom suite boasts a solarium, a fitness area and a luxurious private swimming pool on its expansive terrace.
Offering 2 restaurants and 3 bars, the atmosphere here is very much about the slower pace of life. The main restaurant, Cala di Volpe Restaurant is a perfect example of the renowned designer Jacque Couelle's vision for the hotel. Rustic in charm but utterly refined in service, the adventurous flavours of Chef Franco Guardone display an international and local flare. For a lavish barbecue full of Sardinian specialities, head to the Barbecue Restaurant and dine al fresco under the rustic thatched awning on home made dishes of pasta and fresh seafood. After an invigorating session in the swimming pool or after a hard morning sunbathing, settle yourself on one of the bar stools at La Piazzetta Bar and tuck into the lights snacks of Sardinian hams, local olive and well loved Italian pizzas.There are elegant and authentic bars to enjoy also or for a refined end to a night, a trip to the hotel's Le Cave deep in the cellar is an experience in itself.
The charm and exclusivity of this hotel as depicted by its remote location means that the hotel has ensured that everything you could possibly need or want for is on your doorstep. The hotel boasts an award winning golf course where you can perfect your swing under the expert tuition of their experience instructors. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool, horse riding or tennis! As you are situated on Sardinia's most beautiful coastline, you can't possibly resist the temptation to bathe in the crystal emerald waters. The hotel offers a regular boat service that whisks you off to a private, secluded beach, relax in privacy or take to the sea enjoying the plethora of water sports on offer, including kayaking, fishing or boat trips along the rugged coastline. Enter the hotel's Beauty Centre. here your stresses and strains will melt into insignificance as the intoxicating fragrant of the island infuse your mind, body & soul. Now all you need worry about is which bar or restaurant you'll be feasting at that evening!
With its super-sized pool, extensive and safe grounds, first-class sports facilities and baby-sitting service, the hotel is a big hit with families. The childcare and commitment to their younger guests is unparalleled. Your children will be treated like any other guest with the hotel's impeccable service and warm welcome knowing no limits. Relaxing or action packed, an activities programme can be tailor made for all ages.
Olbia International Airport is just 35 minutes by car to Cala Di Volpe. For those wishing to arrive by boat, ferries can be taken from mainland Italy from either Genoa or Livorno to Porto Cervo. The port of Porto Cervo, in which the ferry docks, is a very short drive to Cala Di Volpe.
- £3100pp in low season
- £8250pp in high season
- 7 nights half-board in a Superior Room, including flights and transfers