It is rare to find a hotel with so much charm and character. Built in the local style, Hotel Su Gologone climbs up the hillside with secret courtyards, spectacular views and, everywhere you turn, local arts and crafts including samples of traditional costumes.
The décor of all the rooms makes great use of local designs and textiles, while offering a high standard of comfort and modern conveniences. Most rooms have views of the forest-clad mountains while the remaining look out over the lush gardens.
The restaurant is renowned, attracting gastronomes from all over the island and even the mainland. The focus is on traditional Sardinian specialities including ‘porchettu’, pork roasted on juniper wood spits. Also on offer are a variety of home-made pastas, breads and pastries and a wide choice of wines, including the very good local Oliena wine. An excellent breakfast is served on a large terrace, with country-style furnishings and lovely views overlooking the swimming pool which is filled with water from the Su Gologone spring.
The ideal base for walking in the wild Sardinian countryside and hiking up the mountains, you’ll also find fascinating craft workshops on offer, star-gazing evenings observing a night sky unaffected by light pollution, as well as wine and grappa tasting in Hotel Su Gologone's cellars. For those moments of relaxation, cool of in the enticing pool or relax in one of the individual gazebos and hammocks dotted around the gardens.
Official local hotel rating: 4 star