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“Pausania Inn - Tempio - Ticks All The Boxes”
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Pausania Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Tempio Pausania
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Pausania Inn - Tempio - Ticks All The Boxes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Sometimes when you go on Holiday you are lucky to find a Hotel that ticks all the boxes - enough for us to return for a fourth stay there.
The Hotel is ideally situated for exploring the Northern area of Sardinia - set in tranquil surroundings with beautiful views of the mountains, on the outskirts of Tempio.

Rooms are a nice size, clean and very comfortable with many having outside verandahs for relaxation. The bathrooms are a lovely size with all you could wish for. There is a nice size swimming pool with sun loungers and we have enjoyed finishing many a days exploring by (or in) the pool.

Breakfasts are Continental with a wide variety to start the day.
The Hotel can also supply picnic lunches.
We also ate Dinner every night at the Hotel as it is not only convenient but offers good value plus the Vino Della Casa to finish off the day.

This visit we were treated to an evening of local traditional dancing and the costumes were beautiful. The large and airy lobby had a collection of traditional Sardinian masks which play a large part in the Festivals of Sardinia.

The service from the staff is impeccable - from the Cleaners to the Waiting Staff nothing is too much trouble and always with a smile.

The owners have put a lot of thought in to the running and decor of the Hotel and if you are looking for a place to explore the little villages in the mountains with stunning views at every turn or the beautiful coastline this is the place we would recommend. It is the perfect base to explore the North of the Island as nothing is too far - but you DO need a car to make the most of the surrounding area and stunning coastline.

We will return again at some time in the future to sample the delights of Sardinia.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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liz730873, Proprietario at Pausania Inn, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dearest Guest,

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, and for sharing your thoughts on our inn with your fellow travelers here on TripAdvisor.

We are especially proud that our staff proved eager to help and supplied their services with a smile… Also, thank you for pointing out that our fixed-price evening menus are good value, and that our inn is ideally located to explore Northern Sardinia (though, admittedly, a car or motorcycle is necessary to do so).

It truly honors us that you have chosen Pausania Inn as your home away from home—not just once, or twice, but four times!—and of course we look forward to greeting you again sometime in the future.

All the best,

Vargiu Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I were in a the area and needed to find a place for lunch. We were lucky to stumble upon the hotel and meet the owners Nancy and Quinto Vargiu. They really made us feel welcome and it was great to see a fellow New Englander, as Nancy is from Maine, far from home in Sardinia.

My husband ordered a pasta with fish, a Sardinian specialty that was delicious and I got the cheese ravioli which had a touch of nutmeg; it was outstanding.

The hotel looked very clean and well maintained. If I were to come back, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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liz730873, Proprietario at Pausania Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our inn! If you feel that you were lucky to stumble upon our hotel and restaurant, well then please know that we feel equally blessed, for it is always a great pleasure for us to meet people like you. Indeed, being able to welcome guests like you is why we decided to open our inn in the first place a little over 14 years ago.
We’re very happy you enjoyed your lunch. We’ll be sure to let our chef know! Please come visit us again if you get a chance to.

Vargiu Family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

We only stayed here one night in June, so can't comment in detail, but it was really nice. The hotel is a bit out of Tempio Pausania so you do need a car to get around, but then I don't suspect you'd stay here without one. It's located in the countryside and has a nice pool (didn't use it though as we weren't here long enough). There is a restaurant too which serves evening meals meaning that you can be lazy and not worry about heading in to town to get food. The set menu for the evening meal was decent enough, but won't set your world on fire (and the portions aren't massive if you're starving - but it tasted fine). Breakfast, was really good - a very good selection, and nice home-made cakes etc.

Our room was an okay size, and quite basic. We had a twin, rather than a double but didn't say anything to the staff as it was only one night. The shower was quite small and if you put your shower gel etc on the floor/bottom of the shower, it is a bit difficult trying to pick it up again to use it when you're in there!!

But it was a peaceful location and if you want somewhere very chilled out in a more rural setting, this is definitely the place to go. The facilities on-site mean that you don't have to venture far if you don't want to. It's also close to the Nuraghi Majori ruins which are worth a look and you can go on lovely walks in the area. Definitely worth taking a drive to Mount Limbara and having a walk around - fantastic views from the top.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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liz730873, Proprietario at Pausania Inn, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Hello Georgie!

Thank you for your review. Please come visit us again in the future if you get a chance.

Vargiu Family
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Isle of Lewis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

As mentioned in our last comments, we returned for a fourteen night stay. What more can I say
another wonderful holiday. A huge thank you to the management ( A Family very much dedicated to their hotel and always ensuring the best for their visitors) and staff for making our stay at the hotel so delightful. Beautiful location, good food(Plentiful) and staff that went out of their way
to ensure our holiay went without a hitch. Absoulute value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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liz730873, Proprietario at Pausania Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for reviewing our inn. Given the length of your stay and the fact it was your second time here, your words are particularly heart-warming. Also, thank you for pointing out that our staff went above and beyond to help. Indeed, our staff members take personal pride in doing an excellent job, and will often go that extra mile to make sure guests are happy. We are aware of this and feel very lucky to have them on board! We will see to it that they read your review and know their work is fully appreciated both by guests like you and by the hotel management.

Please come visit us again in the future.

Vargiu Family
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Isle of Lewis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

My Husband and I had a 7 night stay at this hotel, we anjoyed our stay so much we have booked to return again fo 14 nights. On our arrival we were tired after a fairly long day traveling
we were a bit disapointed with our room, however by morning after a good nights sleep things seemed quite different. With the shutters open sitting on the shaded terrace it was quite lovely.
Set in a wonderful location with the village of Tempio a short walk away and car hire a must to enable sight seeing I would highly recommend a holiday at this hotel a BIG THANK YOU to all the staff
for making our stay most enjoyable. See you soon

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this hotel, just on the outskirts of Tempio Pausania, in countryside, in August. We stayed for 16 nights. The room was spacious, with a lovely shower room and complimentary toiletries in case you had forgotten your own. The beds were very comfortable. Both breakfast and evening meal offered plenty of choice, with usually a fish choice for the second course in the evening and always vegetarian options.
This hotel is special because it is family-run and the family obviously care deeply about their hotel and their clientele. All of the staff are friendly and welcoming.
We particularly enjoyed being away from the coastal bustle in the evenings but being able to drive to the beaches easily on the very quiet rural roads.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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liz730873, Proprietario at Pausania Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Guest,

First of all, let us thank you for describing our inn as "special because it is family-run and the family obviously care deeply about their hotel and their clientele". It is certainly true that we care about our hotel and clientele: that our passion for the job and interest in our guests' comfort and happiness shined through makes us very proud!

Also, we appreciate your thoughts on the advantages of "being away from the coastal bustle in the evenings but being able to drive to the beaches easily on the very quiet rural roads". We understand the short drive from our inn to the seaside resorts may be a problem for some, but we genuinely believe (and have always believed) that choosing an inland location like ours also holds many advantages for our guests. We are very happy you feel the same way. We want guests to choose us "because of" where we are and what we can offer as a result, and not "in spite of" where we are. So thank you for taking the time to review our inn and for your positive outlook.

Please come visit us again when you get a chance to. We would be honored to give you the best service we are able to provide!

Best regards,

Vargiu Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

My husband and I have just returned from a ten day visit to the Pausania. The hotel is set amongst spectacular mountains about 40 minutes from the nearest beach at Isola Rossa. The cooler mountain temperatures (22 degrees) made a very welcome change compared to the beach temperatures of above 30 degrees. Our room was a good size with a little outside terrace shaded under a cork tree. The town of Tempio is about a 10 minute walk away and is very traditional and non-touristy which we found lovely. We chose the half board option at the hotel and were very pleased with the quality and quantity of the 3 course evening meals. The price of a decent bottle of local Sardinian wine was about 10 euros, which we thought to be reasonable for hotel prices.The hotel staff made us feel welcome and were extremely hard working. If you are looking for a real taste of Sardinia this is the place to come!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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liz730873, Proprietario at Pausania Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Dear Guest,

We’re delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you appreciated the perks of our hillside resort within driving distance of the beautiful Northern Sardinian coast. Providing our guests with value for their money and making them always feel welcome is precisely what we strive for: reading your review has made our day!

Please come visit us again when you get a chance,

Vargiu Family
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Property: Pausania Inn
Address: SS 133 Km 1, 07029 Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Tempio Pausania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Tempio Pausania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pausania Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and run by the Vargiu family, the hotel is located in Tempio Pausania, in Sardinia, one short kilometer from the town center. Immersed in the peace and quiet of Gallura's wooded countryside, Pausania Inn is an ideal base from which to explore many destinations in Northern Sardinia, and it is especially suited to visitors who are looking to enjoy a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of seaside resorts. Surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation (including cork oaks, myrtle, and lentisk), the hotel greets you with stunning views of the Mountains of Aggius. Pausania Inn comprises 60 air-conditioned rooms, simple and unfussy, but furnished with care; some have a private little garden or a balcony. On arrival at the hotel, you will immediately be delighted by the beautiful views from its common areas. In the large lobby, you will find books by local authors describing the Sardinian heritage, maps and brochures for you to take, and a charming display of costumes, masks, textiles and other local crafts. On site there is a bar, a restaurant specialized in regional and national cuisine, a panoramic terrace, and a nice outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has a tennis court, and a large parking area, which can accommodate up to 150 cars, as well as big tour buses. Friendly atmosphere, attention to detail, discretion and dedication to hospitality are our trademarks. The beauty and tranquility of the surrounding countryside, as well as the warm welcome and the attentive service of our staff, will make your holiday with us a source of many cherished memories. ... more   less 
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