Brilliant, picturesque location in the heart of Cala Gonone (the nicest end of the town, to boot). Although in a prime position overlooking the harbour, the hotel retains an element of subtle class, lacking the garish decor, signage and illumination of some of its local contemporaries. This little spot evokes the character to be expected of a small to medium sized rural establishment, while at the same time affording its guests the right degree of privacy. We were originally booked in for three nights and ended up staying for five, so impressed were we with both the hotel itself, as well as with Cala Gonone and the greater surrounding area, The terrace restaurant of the hotel was also, by some margin, the best spot we ate in (and we sampled most of the more highly considered establishments across the town, using Tripadvisor as a fair guide, coupled with some advice on the ground).
Our one qualm was the tendency to be awoken in the early hours of the morning by the town's rather bizarre cleaning regime, whereby this nicely sleepy little backwater sees a team of labourers equipped with fairly loud machinery descend on it before sunrise and gather waste from public bins etc (I assume). This little routine is then capped off with an irksome, if not commendable, desire to recycle glass with gusto at the adjacent bottle banks. In a way, this little daily ritual was charming, certainly in a bewildering fashion; however, it could annoy some travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel.Il Nuovo Gabbiano*** is a very comfortable three stars hotel built in front of the tourist harbor in Cala Gonone. Designed by one of the most important Sardinian architects, the hotel offers breathtaking views on the amazing Gulf of Orosei. The hotel has 16 guest rooms, a restaurant and a wide terrace overlooking the tiny harbor and the sea, the perfect place to chill out and relax enjoying the stunning views on the Gulf. The hotel offers its guests free parking for bikes and motorbikes in a private garage.The rooms.The Hotel has 16 bright and cosy guest rooms, all provided with balcony, air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe deposit box, independent bathroom with hairdryer, telephone, TV and stereo system.The stylish rooms are decorated with handmade furniture and all of them have a nice balcony overlooking the sea and the harbour.Free WI FI is available at the reception.The services. The RestaurantThe Restaurant of Il Nuovo Gabbiano Hotel*** is the ideal place for those who want to taste the specialties of Sardinian and National gastronomic tradition. Some of the recipes are often reinvented by our Chef with a slightly modernised touch, in order to surprise and suite all tastes.The meals will be served in the beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, with its warm and cosy atmosphere, as well as in the elegant interior dining room, provided with air conditioned. There will be the opportunity to taste the delicious dishes of local fresh fish and meat and to choose among a large variety of traditional handmade pasta, all of this served with a glass of good wine. The CafeteriaThe Cafeteria has a rich buffet offering a variety of choices among intercontinental, continental or Italian breakfast. Wine Bar and Snack BarThe Wine Bar offers a long list of all the well-known local and national wines, from the classical productions to the new ones. A wide range of aperitifs to be served with your starters and main courses is available too. Location.Il Nuovo Gabbiano Hotel is located in front of the marina in Cala Gonone, along the eastern coast of Sardinia, in the amazing Gulf of Orosei. It is possible to reach the small town driving through one of the wildest and most suggestive parts of the Island, which is called Barbagia. Cala Gonone is situated at the base of a stunning valley, where the ground slopes gently down to the sparkling sea.SurroundingsBesides boasting a wonderful coast, with amazing beaches and breathtaking cliffs, Cala Gonone has also a rich inland, with spectacular archeological and naturalistic sites. Just few kilometers far from the town there is a number of fascinating archeological sites, among them the well-kown Nuraghe Mannu, the Nuragic villages of Serra Orrios and Tiscali and the Tomb of the Giants of Thomes. Thanks to the agencies and co-operatives that organise guided tours to these sites is very easy to reach them, enjoying interesting excursions in touch with a still unspoilt nature and an ancient past. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Nuovo Gabbiano Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy