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Residenza Rio Molas
Localita Rio Molas, Muravera, Sardinia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 20 hotels in Muravera
newcastle - upon - tyne
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5 hotel reviews
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“The best banana cake EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

If you are thinking of staying at this wonderful hotel I would definitely recommend it. It is simply the most lovely small hotel I have ever stayed in. Why? Well where to start first. The moment you enter the gates you are aware you are in a place that is very special. It oozes taste and character and is so comfortable and spotlessly clean. The small touches from the sweets in elegant glass bowls to the candles that adorn the beautiful terrace add to the overall charm of the hotel. There is a tranquility about Rio Molas that I haven't found anywhere else.

It's location is excellent for access to the most spectacular beaches and sea activities including excellent dive sites.

The sea views from just about everywhere in the hotel are stunning and a complete distraction from even the very best novel. Sit on the terrace in gorgeously comfortable chairs, look at the view, sip a glass of chilled and delicous rose and listen to the distant bells of the sheep coming down from the mountain. Sheer Bliss. Oh and the delicous food is a must and great value for money.

All the staff are just delightful and are key to the success and ambience of the hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. Not being much of a linguist myself I was very inspired by Denise (endlessly patient withmy clumsy attampts) to learn some basic italian. Thankyou Denise for my Italian lessons and the amazing banana cake which Bruce and I just loved!

A hotel not to be missed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Bruxelles
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I wrote my first ever Tripadvisor review on this small hotel in one of the most beautiful corners of Europe. I did it, because I felt that this place merits to be fully booked during the entire season (which is in Sardinia surprisingly short: Easter until September). We were so completely satisfied in 2011 that we decided to go there again in 2012 for 4 weeks.

We were not disappointed!

It was as nice as the year before and we were blessed on top of that with four weeks of sunshine (virtually the only place in Europe! Although it was only April we made ample use of the hotel pool and the incredible beaches of Costa Rei which are just a 20 minutes drive to the south.

Apart from the beautiful location overlooking the beaches of S. Giovanni and Colostrai and the buildings as such (built and decorated with great taste and respecting the surrounding nature) it is the staff of the Residenza that makes the difference. A special praise to SIgnora Denise and her colleagues who are not simply the employees paid for their service but true and genuine hosts who make you feel welcome any moment of your stay.

For those who love Sardinian cuisine, Signora Agnese in the kitchen is a strong reason to eat in house. She prepares classical Sardinian dishes - not always on the light side, but always tasty that are a perfect reason to drink up and down the wine list which is not very long but shows a dozen of nice red and white wines from the island. My wife asked for vegetarian food and was happy al the time, in particular because she could get spectacular preparations of artichokes and wild asparagus.

Very often one feels some remorse going back to a place that was great. In the case of Rio Molas we were very happy to do it and to find our good memories confirmed.

Room Tip: Our favorite is room no 1 with a little garden terrace overlooking the beaches.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a must-go hotel if staying in South Eastern Sardinia. You're within 20 minutes drive to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sardina. The hotel is small (only 7 rooms) and by no means resort-ish. It's like you're staying at your Italian relatives place...a very authentic Sardinian experience. DEFINITELY opt in for dinner each night because the food that these ladies cook is delicious. The rooms are a very good size as far as European rooms go.. If you're looking for a relaxing and romantic Sardinian getaway, definitely stay at Rio Molas! It's very economical also!

Room Tip: We stayed in the lowest costing room (it was the last one left), and it was comfortable, but had min...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This hotel was just like paradise. Everything was just great! The views, the big hotel room, the cleanliness, the staff, the pool, the breakfast, the dinner, just everything. This is a fantastic place to stay and we’d recommend it to everybody. Another recommendation is the fact that a dinner is being served every night for little over 20 Euro's, the food is absolutely great!

Only small minus is the road leading to the structure, it isn't paved and is a bit bumpy.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed in the Residenza with the family (2 parents, our little sun and our Labrador). The Residenza is a beautiful place in the hills overlooking the SE coast of Sardinia. Muravera as a nice little town and the most beautifuol beaches of SE Sardinia are only some minutes away. The hotel is set up with a lot of good taste. The room we had was spacious and had all commodities one needs for a relaxing vacation.

Most important of all is the incredible friendliness of the staff and their service mindedness who have made this a perfect family holiday for us. Add to this an excellent cuisine with Sardinian specialities (I am still dreaming of the seafood!).

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residenza Rio Molas

Address: Localita Rio Molas, Muravera, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Muravera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Muravera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residenza Rio Molas is a lovely countryside hotel in the South East of Sardinia, closeby Muravera and Costa Rei. (Muravera). The spacious residence is built on a gentle hill, having a gorgeous pano-ramic view over the beautiful coastline and its endless sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. It is surrounded by lovely old olive trees and a typical Mediterranean Countryside. Rio Molas, a former country cottage has been renovated recently. The design of the hotel was selected from the unique range of styles and colours found throughout Sardinia. Rio Molas offers an exclusive level of accommodation, the rooms are carefully arranged, furnished with antiques and equipped with modern facilities. ... more   less 
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