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“Perfect place to stay in Palau” 5 of 5 stars
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Vicolo Diaz B, no1, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Palau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hamburg, Germany
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“Perfect place to stay in Palau”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

If you go to Palau, book a room at il Orso e il mare. It was great. The rooms are big and nice. The owner Pietro is very nice and helpful, although communication was difficult, as we didnt speak Italian. The breakfast is fantastic.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We have just spent a fortnight in Sardinia. We stayed 2 days in Palau in L'Orso e il Mare.
It was a great pleasure staying here. The location is excellent. The room and the whole B&B were exceptionally clean and comfortable. The breakfast part was superb with great variety and an excellent coffee. Peter was the best host you could ask for, attentive to offer the best service, making you feel at home straight away. With his spouse they were of a great help; their suggestions and assistance will help make your stay memorable. We did a lot of travelling, visiting Australia, USA and a lot of countries all over Europe and this is the best B&B we ever stayed. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Sardinia make sure you go to Palau and stay with Peter. Thank you, Peter. Tamara and Srecko from Vienna

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

By chance, we stumbled on "L'Orso e il Mare" while visiting Palau for the day. We decided to stay the night and it was a wonderful experience. The B&B is beautiful, cozy, comfortable, very nicely decorated, very homely. The breakfast was also very nice with fresh fruit salad and freshly made coffee in a charming breakfast room. The owner was really friendly and welcoming with small details like leaving fruit and water in the room for us that really also made a difference. Palau is a great romantic destination with the Maddalena a mere 20 min. ferry ride away. The advantage of both Palau and la Maddalena is that, unlike other parts of Sardinia, there is some town life going on even during low season. All in all this was, together with our visit to Orosei (further south), the highlight of our trip :-)

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

We had a great time in l'orso e il mare. Perfect location, clean and cozy room, great housekeeper and wonderful breakfast, it has all the best you could wish for a b&b!

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Juchitan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

The house is very beautiful and clean, with a lot of details in the bedroom, in the bathroom.
The breakfast is fantastic and Pietro is probably the best host we have found in our travels.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

We stayed 4 nights at this B&B based on the good recommendations on tripadvisor. The photos on the website of this B&B are actually true to the real thing. The rooms are very clean (cleaned daily), spacious and equipped with everything from LCD tv, a/c, hair dryer etc. Breakfast is abundant - croissant,crackers.cereal,fruit & bread and the owner's wife even offered to cook for me once as as I had been sick ! It is located in the nicest part of the old part of Palau and the port, town centre and restaurants are just a few minutes walk. The owner Pietro also recommended a boat for our trip to archipelago La Maddalena and it turned out to be good value for money. The only negative thing I can think of, is that price - Euro 90/room a night is slightly on the high side but prices in Palau all fall within this range.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Palau

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

Lovely B&B; the location is perfect; it is near every useful shop or office,
the beaches in Palau’s area are just a few Km away. The rooms are very nice, clean and always tidy. The owner is a perfect host, always trying to help in case of need and giving guests all the necessary information regarding the area.
The breakfast is very good, “Italian style”, always abundant and of good quality.
The B&B is very good value for money

Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Address: Vicolo Diaz B, no1, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Palau
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Palau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bear & The Sea Bed & Breakfast is closer to the sea, the beach, the commercial port, marina, stop the Bus, Office Tourism, at the terminus of the Green Train tour, the whole town of Palau, built in 2007and operational by April 2008, is one of the few B & B's new building located in the center of Palau, a tourist resort located in North-East of Sardinia. It is 100 meters from the seafront promenade and 200 meters from the port, the starting point (every 15minutes) ferry to the island of La Maddalena. The main beaches are located about 300 meters. ... more   less 
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L'Orso e Il Mare Palau, Sardinia

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