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Hotel Ristorante Brancamaria
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Cala Gonone
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton
2 reviews
“Excellent hotel, highly recommended”
Reviewed 16 September 2010

Amazing value hotel, the rooms were immaculate and the sea view was definitely worth the upgrade. It took about 10 minutes to walk down the hill into Cala Gonone (and more like 15 minutes to walk up the hill back again!).
Breakfast was continental with nice bread and cakes but could have done with some fruit. There was a supermarket down the road which sold fruit which we ate to supplement breakfast.

The pool was lovely - huge and with a fantastic view of the sea, and there were plenty of sunloungers/parasols. Most days we relaxed by the pool in the hot sunshine.
We only ate in the hotel one night, food was good but there was no atmosphere, possibly because it was out of season. Instead we went into town to the local restaurants which were really good, especially road house blues pub for pizza.
The staff we spoke to in the hotel spoke good English, better than a lot of the locals in town, although they were all very patient with our stumbling Italian.

We did not hire a car which was fine for a lazy week of sunbathing and wandering into town, but if it had rained or we had wanted to go further afield, a car would have been needed as Cala Gonone is quite a sleepy place, with a lovely beach and boat trips but not much more. The hotel collected us from the airport and were waiting when we arrived.
I would definitely recommend this hotel, it was extremely good value and I would go there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel but the level of service was 3 star no more. None of the staff speak basic English, Breakfast is poor, repetive and if you arrive at the end of breakfast expect very little. Room service will start knocking on your door from as early as 8.30am asking to clean your room. The swimming pool is situated away from the hotel above the carpark with no bar or atmosphere (never swam once.) The employees were mostly bored teenagers who couldn't care less about hotel standards. We loved the place and the hotel but what you find inside the hotel simply isn't good enough - if you go rent a car, miss breakfast and it can be extremely windy at night making it impossible to sleep!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

We had arranged for the hotel to collect us from Alghero airport and they were waiting when we arrived (excellent value 100 euro for both of us for return journey). Staff were very friendly and helpful even though we didn't speak Italian! Giada the Hotel Manager had fantastic English and was most helpful. Lovely atmosphere at hotel between staff, management and guests very relaxed. Magnificent views over the bay we booked a sea view room (definitely worth it for view) and the pool was fantastic very large with beautiful views ample amounts of sun beds & parasols and bar service every 15mins or so. Dining area on terrace again with lovely views, food very edible and you could either have a 3 course set menu for 20 euro or pick whatever from the main menu. Breakfasts were good (really nice coffee) maybe could do with fresh fruit though . Also a more frequent shuttle service from Hotel to town would be of huge benefit most people staying seemed to have hire cars. During our holiday the famous Italian musician Eros Ramazotti arrived with his girlfriend and stayed for a couple of days so we were in celebrity company!!! everybody respected his privacy which I'm sure was appreciated by him. This was our first time in Sardinia and we absolutely loved it, the people are so friendly I can only say that we had a fabulous holiday there and would absolutely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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valencia
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

Brancamaria is not a bad hotel if you know that you have to take your car to get to the beach. It's located in a road, but noises are not too loud. One thing that you have to make sure is that the swimming pool is working or not, as I booked because of the pool and I found that it was out of order everydays. The boss (a blond lady) is god and manages to solve any problem, but her collegue (a curly girl) does not know any English, and in fact I think she can hardy understand Italian...
A waiter at the restaurant who speaks English is one of the best at the hotel.
The restaurant though offer a menu which is not worth it. Better ask for pizzas at the restaurant.
Breakfast is quite poor and quite boring.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

That´s a lovely family run hotel in cala gonone, sardinia. It´s new, staff is very nice although italian is almost the only language spoken there.
Very nice pool, breakfast and free parking. Strongly recomend car hire.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

From day one the service we received was friendly and efficient - the family and their staff clearly work hard to maintain their business and, it would seem, have invested much in it in recent years (e.g. what appears to be a brand new swimming pool with great sea views). We speak very little Italian, and the owners speak little English but this caused us no difficulties at all during our stay.

Our room was large, simply decorated and kept very clean. Again it had the feel of recent investment and was obviously maintained to a high standard.

The hotel is located on the outskirts of Cala Gonone - on the main road in from Dorgali. It's very easy to find by car for new arrivals. The port and town centre are a 10 - 15 minute walk from the hotel. It's steep, but with a carb-rich Italian diet that may not be such a bad thing for some of us! Parking is plentiful at the hotel and in town - how parking charges work in town centre car parks however remains a mystery!

The hotel restaurant ran a simple, fixed price menu whilst we were there - different I assume in the height of the season, but practical for our end of season visit. We also visited bars and restaurants in town, all of which served a good variety of local food - pasta, pizza, good range of local fish and veg. The quality of local red wine was exceptional!

With 6 out of 7 days of good weather (by all accounts we were lucky as there has been a lot of recent rain), we spent a lazy few days on various beaches in the vicinity of Cala Gonone, including a day spent visiting beaches and caves by boat further down the coast - beautiful, and well worth going just a little bit further than the slightly over-hyped Cala Luna.

All in all a good introduction to Sardinia with Hotel Brancamaria acting as our friendly and comfortable base. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2009

This is a brand new hotel, and one of the largest in Cala Gonone. We stayed here for 7 nights. The place is clean but rather soul-less.

Good points:
- Nice rooms - large and either overlooking the sea or pool and spectacular cliffs, air conditioning worked well (which was vital in the heat of the summer)
- Extremely clean - and regularly cleaned rooms (although they had a rather sorry-looking African Grey Parrot in the lobby whose cage was not cleaned for the entire time we were there)
- Excellent large swimming pool - great for lanes - downside - it is only available between 10am and 12.30pm, and between 4pm and 7pm - this is a real drawback in the heat of the day when you'd like to be able to cool off with a dip - or for swimming in the evening and gazing up at the stars.
- Nice position overlooking the Golfo (NB you have to pay an extra 20 euros a night to have a room with a view of the sea)

Bad points - these are not deal-breakers - but significant annoyances which the hotel could easily rectify
- The breakfast - the coffee is unforgiveably bad - self-dispensed from a nasty Nescafe machine (I have had better coffee from motorway service stations) - I would have thought it was absolutely basic to provide guests with proper coffee (especially in Italy the home of coffee where in bars and cafes the coffee is normally outstanding); - also there is another machine dispensing 'fruit juice' a misdescription as it is really just sugarry, artificial-tasting squash; there are also rather chewy and over-sweetened croissants provided; I am just picking out negatives (albeit rather serious ones) of the breakfast - it is just about edible - but could be way better!

- the location/restaurant issue - the hotel is situated up out of the town of Cala Gonone which is not necessarily a bad thing as you get wonderful views of the Golfo de Orosei and the town can get quite noisy with a late night disco , but you are a bit stranded when it comes to supper time. The hotel provides a set menu meal but at a fixed 25 euros a head (excluding drinks) this is not a cheap option - this means you are forced to head down into the town of Cala Gonone (where there are dozens of restaurants) which in turn means you either have to walk and avoid being run over as there is not a pavement for some of the way, or drive - which means you can't drink . However, there is a shuttle service that the hotel provides into the town (this is free until 7pm - then you have to call them up and pay them 5 euros to pick you up) - this was NOT advertised however so we only found out about it by chance. It is a real pity that there was not a snack menu at the hotel as it would have been really nice to have a light bite watching the sun go down from the front of the hotel.
- Language issue - one problem is that although the owners are friendly and are keen to help guests with things to do etc - they are not great English speakers, and we couldn't speak Italian. There was no information in the rooms about the hotel (in Italian or English) which meant we only found out things by asking or by chance (eg the shuttle service into town).

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Ristorante Brancamaria
Address: Viale Colombo, 08022 Cala Gonone, Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Nuoro > Dorgali > Cala Gonone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cala Gonone
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cala Gonone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ristorante Brancamaria 4*
Number of rooms: 66
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