I set out for Sardinia with two objectives: to get out onto the water and explore all of the nooks and to see the interior countryside. Bue Marino was a great place to be with only 3 days to get all of that done. I had to book a flight to the main airport in the South, but Bue Marino took care of all the arrangements without any hassles. They also arranged for 2 tour guides to pick us up to explore the Supra Monte and the awesome tour of Orgosolo, the communist town famous for it's Murals. Great breakfast every morning, nice clean rooms with plenty of space -- all of it brand new fixtures and furnishings. Great staff that are very helpful and welcoming: we arrived at 10pm and they arranged a nice table for us and brought out food quickly.
But being right on the water was the best part: rented a dinghy each day for 70 Euro and just spent the afternoons finding all of the wonderful beaches and caves along the coast ... and the water is crystal clear and beautiful with plenty of spots to just anchor and swim around.
One of the best trips of my life ... so much so, I finally decided to go to Italy this year and will be re-visting Cala Gonone on the way home.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Il Nuovo Gabbiano Sardinia/Cala Gonone