I stayed at the hotel, Il Nuovo Gabbiano, with my boyfriend (both late twenties) for three nights.
The hotel is perfectly situated in the port of Cala Gonone. Literally steps from the hotel are booths for all the tour operators and within 2 minutes walk are three decent restaurants with moderate prices (10-15€ pasta dishes). Location is excellent! The hotel is clean and newly renovated with lift and restaurant.
Our room was small but clean and equipped with new A/C, small fridge, new flatscreen TV with five Italian channels, security safe, and a balcony overlooking the harbour (and parking lot). The ensuite bathroom had all new fixtures. Perfectly satisfactory.
The staff were very helpful with giving tips about where to go and what to do. Note - Only some staff members speak English but all were very pleasant.
The breakfast buffet is served on the nice terrace overlooking the harbour and constitutes bread rolls with basic cheese and meat, cereals, croissants and orange juice. The breakfast is very simple fare, but not bad for Sardinia. Get there early in the morning because the croissants are not refreshed! Coffee is very decent and made to order at the bar for a small surplus charge.
The hotel overlooks both the harbour and... the harbour's parking lot... and is thus a little less scenic than what the pictures portray. The parking lot can be very busy in the early mornings and a little on the loud side if your window is open. It didn't really bother us because we enjoyed the ongoing harbour bustle and people watching. You can park there for free (very convenient), but at certain hours of the day parking was very hard to come by (this was in high season - August).
The room was cleaned daily but sheets and towels were not refreshed for the three days of our stay. This was slightly vexing given the price that we paid.
All in all, we would definitely stay at Il Nuovo Gabbiano again because it was wonderfully convenient to be located right in the port and walking distance from everything in the town.
- 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