Capo D’Orso Hotel Thalasso & Spa, Sardinia Italy
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The appeal of this property becomes apparent from the moment the beach with its views across the bay is first sighted from the short winding road. The facilities are, broadly speaking, divided across 3 terraced layers with the reception, restaurant and bar occupying the middle tree-shaded ground. Below that is the quiet swimming pool deck and paths with stairways down to the small bathing coves. A generally quieter ambience prevails here with the rooms on an upper terrace leading along to the well-equipped full-facility wellness centre.
A high stone wall and steps leading in to the property shaded by tall trees separates the public road, which ends with a mini-roundabout from which a 30m drive leads off, slightly uphill, passing the flagpoles marking the entrance to the property. A narrow set of steps thread their way through heavily scrubbed gardens to the double fronted entrance of the property. Rooms are mainly located on the hillside towards the rear of the property in 2-storey wings along a cobbled wall-lined street. Each of the rooms has a terrace or balcony and face inward on to the street or outward towards the woods and sea or a tidy parking area and putting green at the back.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
A small reception counter is located in the foyer, which is a cool dimly lit area with brown polished floors and rugs. A narrow corridor to the rear leads past a breakfast room for times of inclement weather and onto the grounds at the rear. To the side of reception, there is a large bar with comfortable lounge furnishings and a terrace furnished with patio style furniture and heavily shaded by trees. The main restaurant, with sturdy wooden furnishings inside and a piazza style terrace for outdoor dining is located a little further along.
Towards the front of the property, through which the glistening sea can be seen through the trees, there is a swimming pool with furnished terrace surround, an open air gymnasium and, reached by steps down the hillside, a series of decks by the sea which also have mattressed sunloungers and parasols. There are 2 further terraces of rooms beyond the main ones in the direction of the large spa and health centre, which also boasts an integral pool system further down the slope. The tennis courts and hotel furnished hotel beach are located off the approach road overlooked by a second restaurant and pizza parlour with a bistro-style terrace.
Area Type: Located towards the end of the 10km road from Palau to the Cap D’Orsa Park and reached by a scenic 2km drive passing some residential properties to a small marina and, overlooked by the property, a popular beach area. The nearest shops and restaurants are in Palau town centre to which a shuttle operates. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 60 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.
Nearest beach: Opposite (Capo D’Orsa)
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)