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“Li Espi - delightful retreat in wonderful location”
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Li Espi
Ranked #7 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Palau
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Li Espi - delightful retreat in wonderful location”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Li Espi in May while windsurfing at Porto Pollo which is about 5 to 10 mins drive away. The location is peaceful and secluded comprising distributed single story rustic rooms and a beautifully decorated and supremely chilled central reception, restaurant and bar all set in charming Sardinian countryside with views down to the coast and across the Bonafacio straits to Corsica.

Charming owner and host Marcello is always on hand with laid back and for whom nothing is ever a problem or too much to ask while Dario is ever helpful and is also quite useful on the windsurf kit too.

Thoroughly recommended!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 5 nights with friends who travel to Sardinia often. It's a great place to relax and get away from hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms were large, clean and air conditioned. There are porches with hammocks and table/chairs so you can visit with friends comfortably outside. We did not have issues with bugs but we kept windows closed at nights. They have mosquito netting for beds if you do choose the al fresco setting.

The restaurant was very nice. It's a limited menu since Marcello, the owner, cooks each night but the food is excellent and he will honor special requests (we had two vegetarians in the group).

Only drawback is that you have to go to the main building if you want wifi service.

A great value for the service!!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Happened upon Li Espi looking for somewhere convenient and reasonably priced to stay overnight before catching the ferry to Corsica the following morning and to stay on our return for 2 nights before returning to GB.
The view is good towards Corsica and the north east of the island and the start of the Emerald Coast and just short of Porto Pollo which is something of a nirvana for kite and sail surfers with very good beaches and super yachts to look out on (Binos recommended).
The rooms are modestly sized, kind of quirky furnished but clean and functional without any extras such as kettles and TVs.
The place is owned and run by a very pleasant Italian, Marcello who speaks good English and who is a bit of a cool dude and employs some equally cool dudes, Dario for one who also speaks very good English. They are into their food and wine and Marcello is a consummate businessman recommending other places to see and at which to eat without ever being pushy about it. His own restaurant food is none too shabby and if the risotto cooked in cannonau wine is on offer take it and let it linger on the tongue. fan-dabber-doozy!! Their antipasti is very good and we were too full most of the time to get to the suckling pig which seemed to be a regular feature. The flat bread is something one could eat all day. it is so good and as for the fregula pasta; man it was so good we bought some to bring home to eat worked in with finely chopped roasted veggies. Mamma mia!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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amazing 2 night stay, wish it had been more. Lovely friendly staff, clean and comfortable room with view down across to corsica. Very stylish but relaxing and chilled environement and a massage that was out if this world! Ill be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Li Espi
Address: Localita LI Espi 1 | Localita Li Espi, 07020, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Olbia-Tempio > Palau
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Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Palau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
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