“Attractive bolthole in Orosei’s Old Town - a great base from which to discover the wild wonders of Sardinia’s magnificent Golfo di Orosei”
The 19 rooms are spread across 3 buildings:
Sa Corte - the main house, where you come for breakfast. An arched entrance leads into a small cobbled courtyard, off which the rooms stand, some on the ground floor, a couple above, all with tables and chairs outside to give some extra space. The style is lovely: old stone walls, then a mix of traditional architecture and contemporary design within. Ceilings look as if they’re made from bamboo, but in fact you’re looking at the stalks of river reeds, which you see across the island. You’ll find whitewashed walls, smartly tiled floors, excellent showers and super-comfy beds. We had a Superior room on the first floor that overlooked the courtyard and were very happy with it. If you're travelling with children, book a Junior Suite (double and single bedroom) or Suite (double and twin bedroom); both room types are spread over 2 floors.
Sa Dommo - 200m north, recently refurbished. All 5 rooms in here are Standard doubles, so none are huge, but all have balconies with armchairs or sofas. They’re rather popular, too, and all were taken during our visit, though we were able to sneak a very quick peek. Expect tiled floors, great beds, whitewashed walls and smart showers. Pretty good for the money and this is a rather peaceful corner of town, too.
Sa Turre - 500m north, so a fraction further afield. It’s a relatively modern building in a slightly busier part of town. There’s an attractive whitewashed entrance hall with a couple of sofas, but the real treat here are the 2 roof terraces - one covered with tables and chairs, the other with sunbeds to soak up the sun. Views stretch over the town and down to the sea. As for the rooms (6 standards, 1 single), those we saw were on the small side, but perfectly good for a couple of days; 4 have small balconies with a table and chairs. Interiors are spotless: tiled floors, whitewashed walls, crisp white linen, good shower rooms. You get flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, minibars and some storage.
Breakfast is served in the main house, Sa Corte, though it’s quite likely Sa Turre will start to make use of its shaded roof terrace and host breakfast here in 2013. It’s a typical continental buffet and it’s served from 8-10.30am. Expect jugs of juice, baskets of fruit, rolls and toast, the odd cake, eggs if you want them and good strong coffee or a selection of teas.
There are loads of nearby cafés and restaurants for lunch, so don’t expect to go hungry. We liked the Yesterday Bar on Via Nazionale (a small road, despite the name), where you could order a beer and a panini and eat in a pretty courtyard; they hold live music nights every week in high season. You’ll also find a couple of restaurant/bars down on the beach, serving pizzas and salads throughout the summer.
Orosei isn’t a gastronomic destination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a tasty meal for dinner. We ate pizza at Sa Marina, which was fine; the best pizza in town is at Da Filippo, but it’s on the outskirts of town and a bit of a hike. For fresh fish and seafood, try Su Bachile, which is quite posh, or Da Mario, which is less expensive. Finally, try Belo Horizonte at the top of the hill, a small restaurant with huge views from its big terrace. We didn’t eat here but the food is meant to be good - homemade pasta, fresh seafood and grilled meat at good prices.
Children are welcome and there is no charge for them, but there are no special facilities/activities.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Junior Suites and Suites have separate bedrooms for children (a single and a twin respectively). The hotel can provide baby cots.