Outstanding hotel. Fully support the other reviews. Best bit was the food. This small but roomy 4 star hotel has been cleverly designed so that even when full (as it was when we were there) it never felt busy. Around the pool the spacious design and constant waterfall from the 2 level pool gave a surprising degree of privacy. We tipped the cleaners because they did a faultless job the rooms were really spotless every day. Little extras added value such as free (quality) umbrella loan and free beach towels (but bring your own as well unless pushed for luggage). Staff were superb, all had some english and adopted a 'wait to be approached attitude' - when you then engage with them they were hugely friendly and helpful. The General Manager (new this year) was outstanding (apart from wearing orange trainers with his suit!). But we have saved the best bit until last: the Food. In seven nights we were served 42 different courses of which 2 were average - we live in Italy and would expect to pay the wrong side of 100Euros a couple for a fine dining experience of the quality we experienced every night. Be clear this is the Unique Selling Point (USP) of this hotel - a 6 course fixed menu served every night that doesn't repeat - focussed on seafood and local cuisine, 7 courses if you incl the self serve salad buffet, 8 if you include the huge array of fresh fruit incl strawberries and cherries. Of course if you are a fussy/faddy eater then this wouldn't be ideal - we tried dishes we would never have chosen and were enlightened! Locally the beach is Fab, just 6/7mins walk but then another 20 minutes either way. Best Bar is last on the left when facing the sea.
Only negatives were that some of the poolside umbrellas were ugly blue plastic rafetta things suitable only for Disney Land also several broken umbrella bases meant not enough umbrellas around the pool - No doubt the Manager will get a grip on this quickly.
Most highly recommended but book quickly they are full every day they are open and booked out long in advance
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Galanias Hotel & Retreat rises where nature and sea create a scenery of pure beauty. It is structured on different levels: the main building with a scenographic swimming pool, and the two annex bodies, sloping down to the green garden. The rooms have a charming view of sea or garden. The decor is elegant and characterized by the typical Sardinian style, with furniture and upholestry fabrics made by local artisans. The Restaurant offers wonderful local traditional dishes, as well as the main specialties of the Mediterranean cusine and vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free proposals. Welcome to Sardinia! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galanias Hotel & Retreat Domos Galanas Bari Sardo, Sardinia, Italy