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“Perfect locale form visiting some stunning beaches!”
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Il Nuovo Gabbiano
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Cala Gonone
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

After quite a bit of research we found this lovely small hotel right on the harbour in Cala Gonone. The ladies at reception were so warm, friendly and helpful.....it gave us a great start to a fabulous 5 night stay! The location is perfect as you are well located for the boat trips out to the most stunning beaches in the area. Not to mention walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Rooms are small, but the views of the harbour make up for it. Was nice to watch all of the activity! After being in Sardinia for 2 weeks in different regions, this will be remembered as our favorite. The whole atmosphere was so much more authentic than the overly hyped/ artificial Costa Smeralda area. We will definitely be back!! Favorite beach was Marioulu, and had some wonderful food at the Cala Luna hotel restaurant too.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The hotel has a great location right beside the harbor. We got upgraded to a sea view room. It's nice to sit on the balcony and feel the life around the harbor, travelers coming and boats leaving. Excursions take place at this harbor, great position if you want to visit the nearby beaches which can only be accessed with boats, e.g. Cala Luna.

The hotel is clean and tidy. The room could feel a bit small (for families), but perfect as a base for daily excursions in Cala Gonone/Dorgali.

Last but not the least, the hotel staffs are really friendly and helpful. This little hotel has only 16 rooms, which makes the experience warm and personalized. At the end of the trip you feel like being part of the family.

All in all, a great hotel with central location and clean rooms. The friendly staffs make this hotel a perfect place to explore the Cala Gonone area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed here for one night in April 2003. We followed our Sat\Nav and it brought us down the old road. Crazy descent that we will never forget. Obviously not used much any more as it's occupied by goats that are very reluctant to move. If you find yourself on this road don't panic - just keep going! The hotel is easy to find and parking is plentiful.

We were met by Roberta at reception. Great receptionist. Professional to her fingertips and extremely helpful. We needed a room change because of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit and the change was done in a flash. Breakfast was your standard Italian fare but generous enough and the dining area was pleasant. Would like to have stayed in Cala Gonone a little longer

Room Tip: Rooms facing the harbour are nice for the views
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I have to say the reason I give this hotel such a good score is the receptionist Roberta who is multi-lingual and is the most helpful receptionist I have ever come across. She organised so many things for me, including a concert in a cave, hikes etc. Given it was a quiet time of year so also upgraded my room. Amazing service with a smile.

Rooms are very clean and well maintained. The one negative (as mentioned by another reviewer) it that the rooms are not well sound-proofed and you can expect to hear the door of every guest room slam as guest come in and out. You can also hear the hangers in the wardrobe next door bang against the wall (which could easily be fixed with some soft material stuck to the hangers).

Extremely good value for money at the time of year I stayed.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is right on the port so you are close to the action. The rooms are clean, quiet and simple. I really enjoyed our stay there. We had a nice little balcony and it was easy to walk to all the restaurants and beaches.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This small hotel has a great location overlooking the harbour in Cala Gonone. We had a room in the front with a balcony and while this room appears to be recently upgraded it was quiet small and the double bed was stuck into an alcove in the corner of the room and was very tight!!
The breakfast was ok....cereals, bread rolls, ham and if you were lucky some scrambled eggs.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the hotel with sea view overlooking the harbour are a must.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piazza del Porto s/n, 08020 Cala Gonone, Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Nuoro > Dorgali > Cala Gonone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cala Gonone
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cala Gonone
Price Range: $81 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Nuovo Gabbiano 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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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