Wish you were here?

Palazzo Ravizza
Siena, Italy

Quirky period decor,
high standards,
charming views

Wish you were here?

Tenuta di Canonica
Todi, Italy

Ancient watchtower,
great for walkers,
great for relaxing

Wish you were here?

Chateau Laroche-Ploquin
Sepmes, France

Elegant chateau,
wine country,
delicious food


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Our selection of places to stay on the island of Sardinia, off Italy's west coast, is mainly on the Costa Smeralda, the amazingly expensive strip of development round the north-east tip. We have a couple of suggestions in the interior, and several more on the east and west coasts.

Sardinia is mainly about sun, sea and sand: there are few sightseeing attractions and the local population is sparse compared with, say, Sicily. One of the most popular hotels on the website is Don Diego, easy to reach from the airport. We also recommend the quiet and intimate Tancamelis.

As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Sardinia offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: pensioni, alberghi, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

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Don Diego

Vaccileddi, 07020, Costa Dorata, +39 0789 40006
Stylish resort hotel in picturesque location

Is Morus

09010, Pula, +39 0709 21171
Understated elegance


La Marmorata, 07028, 07028
Quiet, intimate B&B
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