We stayed at this hotel for a week at the beginning of August this year. After searching through many hotels in this part of Sardinia we were delighted to come across Hotel Mariposas, which both looked and sounded just what we were looking for. From the first initial contact with the staff to the minute we left, they were the friendliest and most helpful people we have ever met on our travels. From helping us with scooter hire, to recommendations for local beaches, bus timetables and even helping us with our limited Italian (!) all of the staff were incredible and they made us feel so welcome.
The hotel itself is beautifully maintained, with extraordinary gardens containing beautiful flowers, trees and plants. The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, lovely bathrooms and both terraces and balconies are lovely additions to the room (we moved rooms throughout our stay due to booking very late, which was incredibly smooth we may add). The pool area is beautiful and it is so relaxing and peaceful in the evenings to sit with a drink on some of the outdoor sofas there. Breakfast in the hotel is delicious ! There is a great variety from breads, croissants, cakes, yogurts, hot food such as eggs, sausages and ham, great choice of juices and coffees and the breakfast area is set in a lovely room with a balcony overlooking the mountains and sea!
The location of the hotel is perfect. It is a five minute walk to the nearest beach and a ten minute walk into town, with restaurants and cafés very close by. So many we were spoilt for choice and still didn't manage to visit them all during our stay.
We had read a couple of reviews stating that the town of Villasimius was quiet with not much to do; we found this not to be the case. Perhaps as we visited in August there was more going on but we absolutely loved the town. You have to make the effort to walk the whole way through as there is more to discover the further you walk. The town is filled with little shops, restaurants, cafés, ice cream parlours and more. In the evening, the town really comes alive - the road is closed to traffic at night and the streets are filled with market stalls, families, musicians and the atmosphere is just brilliant!
Again, we cannot mention enough the quality of this hotel and it's staff. It is a family-run hotel and therefore you really get to know the individual characters and staff members there, all of which were just so welcoming and kind. We will definitely be returning to this hotel and have been raving about it to our friends and family ever since our return. It really made our holiday very special and memorable and we thank the staff so much for their hospitality.
If you're planning a holiday in this part of Sardinia then we would highly recommend a stay in Hotel Mariposas - you will not be disappointed!
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- Also Known As:
- Mariposas Hotel Villasimius
- Hotel Mariposas Sardinia/Villasimius