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“Perfect stay in Villasimius”
Review of Il Girasole Hotel

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Il Girasole Hotel
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Villasimius
Certificate of Excellence
London
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123 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Perfect stay in Villasimius”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Il Girasole is a fantastic option for anyone planning a trip to Villasimius (and if you are not planning one, you should). The hotel has comfortable and good-sized rooms, with spotless bathrooms, and a very nice balcony. It all looks and feels like a very big house, and the owner, Antonello, makes you feel right at home. He does not measure efforts to make you feel welcomed, and describes in details all the beaches around you, how to get there, and, if you forgot to pack your beach umbrella, he gets one for you.

The simple breakfast, with fresh cappuccino, fresh fruits, and the nightcap with the owner's home made 'mirto' makes for a great start and end of the day.

During the rest of your time (between breakfast and mirto), you will be visiting some of the most amazing beaches you will ever seen. I have been to lots of beaches in some fantastic places, and I have yet to see seas like the ones here -- The plural is intentional, as it seems that a single word would not capture all the different shades of green and blue.

Unfortunately, to see all that, and to stay at the Il Girasole, you need a car. I think hiring a car is probably the quickest way to destroy your vacation, but some places you just have no choice. You could take the bus from Cagliari to Villasimius (€6 from the Cagliari bus terminal), and you could bike or rent a scooter, but when the sun hits 40 degrees, having a car to move around is not a bad thing.

The hotel is slight off Via Umberto (the main road, where the restaurants are), which links to the town's beach (Simius). If you are a runner, you can take off from the hotel and it is about 3km to the beach (leave early to beat traffic). You will, as I said, need the car to move around, but at night, you can just take a short walk (10 min max) to via Umberto for dinner. The road is closed to traffic, so it does not make much sense to drive there anyway.

Room Tip: Room 205 is a normal double room. If you need extra space, room 201 is more of a family room, with a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2011

We stayed 9 nights at this wonderful, cozy boutique hotel, from July 26 – August 4 (2011).
We had chosen this hotel for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect for us, we couldn't have picked a better place! The room was a really nice size, comfortable and very clean. We also had our own patio/terrace, which we used quite a bit. A part of the hotel, that we used even more, was the hotel garden-patio – every evening our hospitable host and hotel owner would offer a glass of the local liquor (Mirto) or other beverages, and we would spend some time chatting with him and the other guests, who also enjoyed the cozy couches on the patio. The breakfast buffet was nice and adequate.

The hotel is situated in a nice and quiet part of town – but still within walking distance of the main shopping street. A large supermarket, Sigma, is within approx. 5 minute walking distance from the hotel.

The hotel owner was impeccable at recommending good restaurants to visit in the area. He helped us make reservations at a new restaurant every night we went out. Some were in walking distance from the hotel (10-15 minute walk), while others required a short drive (max.10-15 minutes also). All the restaurants we dined at are definitely worth a visit. So look up these restaurants: Sa Bingia, Sa Tankitta and Il Ragno Blu,
All in all, we had an incredible holiday here, and we're most definitely going back!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Il Girasole thanks to the kind and caring owner "Antonello" offers the warmest of welcomes to all his guests. The rooms are spacious, nicely furnished, spotlessly clean and well soundproofed. Every day we enjoyed the breakfast outside on the covered terrace. Antonello was a mine of information about the local area, beaches, things to do, restaurants etc and he gives directions using google earth. Nothing is too much trouble.

The best thing was the get together in the evening with the other guests over a bottle of Antonello's delicious mirto. Also the fact that it was such an easy walk into town and no need to use the car to drive to restaurants.

This hotel was excellent value for money in a lovely, friendly place.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Milano, Italia
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

We had some problems to recognize the hotel since it looks like a villa. That sensation followed us since we've never felt that we were in a hotel thanks to the great hospitality of Antonello. The hotel is well located and is new with care in room cleaning and service of the guest. The owner gives tips about the best restaurants and most beautiful beaches (on top of the weather forecast advise),

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Veenendaal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2010

Very nice hotel hotel room with large balcony. The rooms are very clean, never seen like this before in any other hotel! The owners are very kind en helpful. Breakfast is good, nice to have it outside on the terrace. Enough free parking space in front of the hotel. Had a very good time in Villasimius. Nice little town with kind people.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2010

This little and confortable hotel is close to the the centre of Villasimius (300 metres) and not so far form the most beatiful beaches (5 minutes by car). Breakfast is a pleasure with the fresh fruit and other sweetness. The Staff is very professional but very nice!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Girasole Hotel
Address: Via Masaccio 6, 09049 Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Villasimius
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Villasimius
#2 Romantic Hotel in Villasimius
#5 Family Hotel in Villasimius
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel il Girasole is located at Villasimius centre. it is surrounded by the unpolluted environment proper to south est of Sardinia. Just built and conceived in order to create a friendly, warm, welcoming and well-groomed atmosphere. The hotel takes care either of high design furniture details or hospitality and greetings. It has of 8 double rooms and a wide breakfast room long to the outside terrace.Hotel il Girasole is always open ... more   less 
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Il Girasole Hotel Villasimius, Sardinia

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