Petra Segreta Resort & Spa, Sardinia Italy
★ ★ ★ ★
Although occupying a huge swathe of land with spectacular views across the hillside to the distant sea, the actual property sits neatly in a compact but well spaced area surrounded by tidy lawns and gardens. The rooms, in detached cottages, are discreetly located a short walk from the main building which has stylish furnishings. The pool is quite small, with a rock formation in the centre, but is perfectly adequate for the low number of rooms here. The resort is best suited for individuals and couples looking for a totally tranquil environment.
The track leads up to an electric-gated entrance marked by a large smooth rock formation (Petra Segreta means ‘Secret Rock’ in Italian) and continues to a large unmade parking area surrounded by trees and affording spectacular views. Although all the surrounding grounds belong to the property, the actual hotel is situated on a slightly elevated position behind the parking.
Property type: Hotel
The single-storey traditional-stone terracotta-tiled roof detached main building stands inside the main grounds and holds an elegantly appointed reception area furnished with deep cushioned armchairs and sofas. Towards the rear is the restaurant where seating is at sturdy wooden furniture in an environment that resembles an intimate dining room with further covers on a conservatory-style terrace. Outside reception, there is a small bar area with patio-style furniture and, in an annexe, the spa facility include massage rooms and sauna.
A path winds its way through the lawned grounds where the traditional stone clad single-storey bedrooms are located in semi-detached buildings surrounded by flowerbeds, shrubs and the natural stone formations. In front of the reception and fitness area, there is a small swimming pool with wide paved terrace area where mattressed sunloungers and cloth parasols are provided.
Area Type: Surrounded by acres of unspoilt countryside and with distant views of the Arzachena Gulf, this property is situated 6 km north of the village centre at the end of an unmade track. Unless total isolation is sought, a car will be required for reaching the restaurants of the village. Transfer time from Olbia Airport 50 minutes, Alghero Airport 150 minutes.
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Public facilities
- Fitness room/gym
- Internet terminal(s)
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)