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Il Nuovo Gabbiano
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Cala Gonone
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Really nice”
Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed here for three nights as part of our trip around Sardinia and Corsica, and this was one of our favourite places we stayed... The hotel location is great as it's in the centre and overlooking the sea, boat trips leave from just outside (We took a boat trip and it was amazing, not to be missed). The hotel itself is really nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful... Our room was a good size with fantastic air con, we paid a little extra for a sea view room which was worth it. We had dinner at the hotel one evening which was good, as was breakfast... The hotel has free wi-fi, which was very welcome.

Cala Ganone is a small place but it was our favourite town we stayed in... in the evening check out the outside bar at the hotel up the road (Blue hotel?) and have cocktails overlooking the magnificent views. If you're staying in Cala Ganone I'd recommend staying at Il Nuovo Gabbiano...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

very nice hotel, very clean, friendly and professional staff. Great location. Right on the harbour. Strongly recommend paying the extra for sea view.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

My Experience in the Il Nuovo Gabbiano have been excellent, everything since you come in till you leave is a pleasure, the waitress marvelous, everybody care about you, always with a very warm smile, the food, my god, the food is absolutely stunning,everything is make at home, also the chef can speak no just her Italian but English and Spanish, so she can explain to you about the dishes ( in case you need it) and have worked in a very reputable Restaurants and Hotel in London, so you got an exquisite traditional Italian food with a lot of Class and experience.
I need to say that my couple and i we visit different place to eat but we always return to the Il nuovo gabbiano, just perfect, and they home made dessert exquisite, and after dont forget to ask for the traditional liquor after eat, yummiii.

We are looking to repeat this experience again, we feel in love of Calagonone , they people, they food, and special this Beautiful Hotel in from of the sea.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Main Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

The staff were very friendly and helpful especially Roberta. We couldn't fault the rooms even the back rooms have a great view. Included was a terrific breakfast on the sunny terracem the only critisism was that the port can get a little noisy early mornings but you have double glazed doors and air con if that worries you. Definitley will return.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights.The room and bathroom where spacious and very clean. There was also a nice balcony. There was airconditioning and a refrigerator. Breakfast was served on a beautiful terrace with a view at the sea. It was a breakfast buffet with a lot of choices. There was even scrambled eggs. That is a product that you don't see much at an Italian breakfast. The people at the reception and at the restaurant where all very kind and help full. Internet access was not very good in the room, but we took our PC down to the lobby, where we could sit in a quiet environment to check our mail and uploading our photo's. In the lobby there was a computer for the guests too.
Twice we had diner at the restaurant. It was very good. Good quality and good service. We liked it very much to stay in this nice hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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234 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

The Il Nuovo Gabbiano is located alongside the main harbor at, with wonderful views across the boats, the Cala Gonone beachfront, and the sweep of coastline extending south. The route in through the town requires navigating several one-way streets, so a map or navigation system is recommended; there is free parking on-street or in the marina parking lot adjacent to the hotel. The desk staff checked through our reservation quickly and offered good local guidance on restaurants and excursions to the caves and beaches. The lobby has wireless internet and a free PC for guest use; there is a lounge and balcony with adjacent stairs and elevator to the rooms above. There is a restaurant on the floor below where complimentary breakfast is available each morning. The breakfast is simple (fruit, cereal, juice, a few pastries and fruit) but for other meals, it’s better to take a short walk into town where wider variety and better quality is available at better prices.

Rooms are simple, the extra charge for an ocean view is definitely worth the money. Each room has a small balcony with chairs and table; the room holds a large bed, small desk, and a refrigerator with a selection of drinks and snacks. The bathroom has a shower with adequate hot water and good pressure, and was clean and functional. It’s good to get a second key for the room since the electricity turns off unless a key card is left in a switch, interrupting charging.

The real draw is the location and the balcony. The Marina is fronted by booths for vendors selling Zodiac trips out along the coast, so there is a good range of tourists and activity to watch through the day. A half-day trip to the Emerald cave and adjacent beach makes a nice outing. There is a steady flow of boats in and out of the harbor (although the noise is surprisingly modest), and the clouds create a constant play of light and color over the distant cliffs and mountains. The Restorante la Favorita was particularly good, and a walk along the beach at the start or end of the day is magical.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 May 2011

We thought this hotel was the perfect choice for our 4-night stay in Cala Gonone during the less busy time of May. Super clean, nicely appointed rooms with a great view of the port and bay from our 3rd floor sea view balcony. I could see how this location/room might possibly get too noisy for some in the height of the tourist season in July-August but in May we had no problems with this. Very friendly and helpful staff and a good buffet breakfast with a large choice of selections included in the room rate. We did not have to pay extra for coffee/cappucino with the breakfast as another reviewer noted and in May there was no problem with breakfast items not being resupplied. Easy parking at the port in May, easy access to the central beach and easy access to the boats that can ferry you to Cala Luna and other places. The only minor annoyance was too high wattage interior room lighting which required us to drape a T-shirt over a lamp to get a more ambient lighting level. This lighting style carried over to the current ground floor restaurant which caused us to not eat there at night but I understand that the restaurant moves to an outdoor terrace off the 1st floor lobby later in the season which looks to be much more appealing.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Il Nuovo Gabbiano
Address: Piazza del Porto s/n, 08020 Cala Gonone, Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy
Region: 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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cala Gonone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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