Sardinia, Italy

Su Gologone

Rates from (ex tax)$258.30

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR269.01), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Canvas and coastline

Setting

Stunning Supramonte Mountains

A love letter to the island of Sardinia, Su Gologone hotel showcases the arts, crafts and regional flavors that makes the Italian island a world-renowned travel destination. Set at the foot of the Supramonte mountains, the hotel is built to maximise views from each terrace and balcony. The whitewashed rooms showcase local art and textiles, both historic and contemporary. Experience the flavors of the island with regional specialties prepared by the family matriarch and served on the terrace with views of the island’s best.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

65, including 20 suites.

Check–Out

10am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $258.30 (€245), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR269.01), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include Continental breakfast.

Also

Arrive ready to craft: the hotel is decorated in exceptional textiles, embroidery and paintings, and often hosts classes and demonstrations. Those with particular interests can arrange for one-on-one instruction.

At the hotel

Mini golf course, gym, tennis courts, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: coffee-maker, minibar, flatscreen TV.

Our favourite rooms

Each room has unique local art, but the aptly named Art Studio Suite was once the owner's atelier. Set in its own private rose garden with a courtyard and outdoor double bath, apart from other rooms, the Studio comes equipped with art supplies, an easel and canvas, should inspiration strike. Suite 86, inspired by the artist Francesco Ciusa, has a lovely terrace with views of the mountains.

Poolside

Surrounded by grass and sunloungers, the unheated 25-metre pool is fed from a natural spring behind the hotel. Nearby, the seasonal gazebo bar offers snacks and games.

Packing tips

Don’t worry about sun hats and beach bags: the hotel has them available for guests.

Also

Take advantage of spectacular sunset views from the Terrazza dei Desideri, where guests can write wishes on strips of paper to drop in two blown-glass bottles. On the other side of the hotel, the Terrazza dei Sogni hosts weekly stargazing.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs are welcome for a fee of €10 a night. The hotel provides bowls, beds and food for Fido. See more pet-friendly hotels in Sardinia.

Children

Welcome. Extra beds are available in some rooms (ask before booking), and there is a lifeguard at the pool each morning and afternoon. There’s a small playground and ample child-friendly food.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

On warm evenings, request a table on the edge of the terrace, overlooking the pool. If there’s a chill in the air, sit inside near the open fire.

Dress Code

Bright colours and breezy fabrics to match the island vibe.

Hotel restaurant

Nido del Pane serves home-style Sardinian food, cooked by Franca. An island favorite that has become a destination of its own, the restaurant serves local produce, primarily from the the family’s own farm and gardens. One night a week each summer, the cobblestone 18th-century courtyard opens for a Barbagian banquet of spit-roasted meat, charcuterie, cheese and breads, paired with local wines.

Hotel bar

The Magico Tablao bar is ideal for drinks in the early evening. Its terrace has prime mountain views and drinks showcasing fresh fruit and local herbs. The casual Pool Gazebo serves drinks and snacks throughout the day for poolside refreshment.

Last orders

Dinner is available from 8:30pm till 11pm. The Pool Gazebo serves from 1pm to 7pm, and the Magico Tablao bar serves from 4pm to 11pm. Breakfast is served on the terrace from 8am to 10:30am.

Room service

The full menu is available for delivery during restaurant hours. Tapas and drinks are available at all other times.

Location

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Address
Su Gologone
Località su Gologone, 08025 Oliena NU, Italy
08025
Oliena
Italy

Planes

Sardinia’s primary airport is Olbia-Costa Smeralda, which offers flights from all major European airports. The hotel is a 100km drive; transfers can be arranged for €150.

Automobiles

You might enjoy hiring a car to explore the beaches and coves around the island; the hotel offers free valet parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

With mountain vistas to inspire even the most elementary of artists, Su Gologone is a lovely place for escape and relaxation, and it’s tempting to fill an entire stay with art classes, yoga and afternoons by the pool.  

The grounds around the hotel are exceptional, including gardens and the local spring, which feeds the pool. For slightly more intrepid explorers, the nearby mountains are ideal for climbs and afternoon picnics. The hotel can also arrange for guests to visit local goat herders, and lunch on their cured meats and fresh cheeses.

Sardinia lures travellers from around the world for its beaches, and Cala Cartoe and Cala Luna are two ideal for day excursions.

Local restaurants

Sample contemporary Italian dishes in nearby Nuoro at Ristorante Enoteca Ciusa, which showcases local ingredients in pastas, pizzas and hearty meat dishes. The intricate cakes are a marvel that would dazzle any first-rate baker.

Seafood is the name of the game at Il Pescatore, which has served fresh catches with prime water views since 1970.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this island hotel in Italy and unpacked their art supplies and wine, a full account of their mountain break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Su Gologone in Sardinia…

If vacations are a blank canvas, Su Gologone in Sardinia has the tools to make each one a masterpiece. Whether guests seek relaxation, excitement, cultural immersion, art or food, the hotel is prepared. Set at the foot of the Supramonte Mountains inland from the coast, the hotel is a serene escape from bustling island ports. Mountain views set an idyllic backdrop for morning yoga or evening stargazes on the terrace. The same mountains await adventurers, with hiking trails, climbing rocks and scrambles for the intrepid.

The hotel itself is a tribute to the rich cultural history of Sardinia. An on-site art collective helps to preserve local traditions, and the rooms and public spaces of the hotel serve as galleries for the bright canvases, embroideries and wooden crafts that emerge from the workshop. Even the restaurant is a tribute to Sardinia. Franca, the owner’s mother, takes to the kitchen to prepare traditional dishes using produce from the family’s garden. One night a week in summer, Franca hosts an open-air banquet for the ultimate tribute to the best of Italy’s Mediterranean island hideaway.

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