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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Il Girasole Hotel Villasimius, Sardinia