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“An Oasis with Charm and Character” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Giardino Segreto

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Il Giardino Segreto
Ranked #64 of 251 Cagliari B&B and Inns
Frisco, North Carolina
1 review
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“An Oasis with Charm and Character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

This wonderful B&B is a true find in Cagliari. It is well-located and perfectly appointed. It retains the character of historic Sardinia yet with all of the modern conveniences of a new hotel. It is quaint and friendly and lovely. In fact, we stayed here upon our arrival and then returned at the end of our 7-day trip to stay again! Mauricio, his wife, and his wonderful staff are all so kind, thoughtful, professional and courteous. Also, they make and serve a delicious breakfast filled with specialties of the Island. I would definitely stay here again and, without reservation, recommend it to anyone looking for a true taste of Sardinia. Simply put, it is perfect!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

Marizio and Silvia are happy to help with any advice you need in getting around Cagliari especially if you are a first time visitor.

Room Tip: The two rooms I stayed in were lovely.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MaureenH10
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2011

We were at Il Giardino for six days, the weather was cold and rainy! However, we were saved by Silvia and Maurizio's restaurant recommendations. Our room was very quiet, even with the breakfast lounge outside our room, there were two doors so we really didn't hear a thing. Breakfast was a treat with bread hot from the oven, yoghurt with Sardinian bitter honey, jams, Nutella, and a delicious lemon scented cake, however, it would've been nice to have other types of cakes, or even the traditional Easter cake as we were there Easter Sunday. Our room had a terrace outside, it was a shame the weather was cold. Even with the extra bed for our teen there was space to walk around comfortably. The TV had a bilingual button so we could watch SKY in English. There is a PC in the lounge. Plenty of hot water in the shower. The hotel is on a quiet street, and if you walk towards the botanical gardens, you will find a supermarket on your left behind the Coop bookstore. There is an even larger supermarket(if you are a foodie) on Via Sonino, on the right side going up from the port. Restaurant Il Licciu is about five minutes by foot, and they have no menu, and you just eat what they bring you. They bring you five or six plates of appetizers(all good) and then you are asked which pasta(lobster, sea urchin, bottarga, langoustines, or clams...all good), then if you can still eat more, a variety of fish, or a deep fried cheese filled dessert, liquer, and coffee. The wine and mineral water is included in the set price...for lunch w/o fish it was 23E per person, and we were too full to eat dinner. We went back two more times, tried different pastas, at night it's slightly more pricey...however they also served the same appetizers, everyday for a week. The best seafood we'd had since Ischia and at 2/3 the price. The Sardinian traditional restaurant Silvia recommended was also nice, with a selection of prosciuttos and salamis, grilled vegetables, fregola pasta, and a beautiful presentation of cookies and the local liquer afterwards. The Segway tour was FUN and only 40E for 2.5 hours, the busses to Poetta didn't run on Easter so we took a cab 12E one way-the hotel there had a 38E Easter feast-all good. Only two flaminogoes in the estuary. We couldn't rent a car the last two days we had wanted to as Hertz and the others didn't have any to rent so we missed the UNESCO world heritage site near Oristano.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2011

This B&B is hidden away on a quiet street, but only 5 min walk to the main streets lined with cafes and restaurents, and only 5 min walk to the amphitheatre. The rooms are beautiful, luxurious, quiet, and spacious. Breakfast is lovely with freshly baked cake and bread, and home made jams.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SaskNan
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2011

A superb and beautifully run bed and breakfast. The rooms were tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.
it is extremely well positioned to enjoy the old town.
We enjoyed Maurizio's and Sylvia's restaurant recommendations. In particular Flora where we ate the most sublime fish.

Emma and Mark

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nettlestead
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Port Lincoln, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2010

Quite location, walking distance to via Roma and tour bus. Friendly, helpful hosts.
Rooms were neat, clean and well serviced.Really enjoyed our stay.Lovely to have breakfast included.

  • Stayed September 2010
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1 Thank traveller499726
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2010

We hunted high and low to find the perfect place for a late Sept break in Europe.....and we found it...not only a beautiful city but also the perfect B&B. Close to the heart of the city and run by Maurizio and Silvia who both make you feel very welcomed. Beautiful rooms, homemade breakfasts and as helpful as you could want including recommendations for some great restaurants. We had the perfect weather with sunny days in the mid 20's and enjoyed a very relaxing break.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Giardino Segreto
Address: Viale Fra Ignazio 16, 09123, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Cagliari
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 251 B&Bs / Inns in Cagliari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Giardino Segreto is a boutique hotel that offers a charming welcome with its rooms furnished with the typical Sardinian furnishing including textiles weaved with traditional looms, ceramics and iron. Located in the heart of the historic district of Stampace, in the city centre, it is closed to all the major attractions of the city, all reachable by foot, including the tourist harbour, the railway station, archaeological sights, hospitals and clinics, shopping roads and all the places to eat. ... more   less 
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