Hotel Cala Di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy
Off the west coast of Italy, the island of Sardinia is a distinctive Costa Smeralda destination with expansive Mediterranean and mountain views, rich history, and is home to one of the most famous jet-setting destinations in the world, Porto Cervo. Here, Hotel Cala di Volpe was designed to recall an ancient island village. This member of The Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels & Resorts welcomes with towers, poticoes and artfully adorned bedrooms with private balconies.
Its grounds dappled with rosemary bushes and rockroses, the hotel offers a stylish base from which to explore the area's vineyards and picturesque small towns. Play a round of golf at the adjacent Pevero Golf Club or take advantage of the hotel's onsite water-skiing school. If you're looking for history, nearby archeological ruins date back to 1700 B.C. For a peaceful day trip, visit the low-key Maddelana archipelago or the old Spanish town of Alghero.
Location of Hotel Cala Di Volpe
Nearest Airport: FSC
Reviews for Hotel Cala Di Volpe
The hotel is simply stunning. It's like being in a magical fairytale. Our stay was wonderful and surreal with just one disappointment, the inconsistent and cold service. The amazing parts: we got upgraded to a sea view room that was just gorgeous. Cannot put that view into words. The room was decorated in that Sardinian way but had modern touches such as a big flat screen TV and was very comfortable. No coffee facilities due to fire hazard regulations. Didn't receive a welcome drink but received cherries, nectarines and a bottle of prosecco in the room. Nice touch! The food is delicious. As well as the buffet breakfasts (Omg the cheeses! It included strawberries and avocado to my delight - not often found in hotel buffets), we had dinner and it was so delicious! The internet is fast and does not drop out. The Acqua di Parma amenities are awesome! The private boat shuttle to their beach is pretty convenient too. And the place is ridiculously stunning. Loved the huge, salt water pool!!! Now, the service. We travelled through Sardinia, staying at various hotels and this one was our 'special' one being the most expensive and luxurious one. But it didn't fare well on the service. We even stayed at their cheaper sister property, Cervo hotel and the service there was much warmer and pleasant. I don't believe the service matched the price point of the Cala di Volpe hotel. It was went pretty stiff, cold and uninterested. A few strange things that came to my attention included: when arriving, there's no one to greet you. Had to leave the car and wonder inside to find help; it took two hours to get a drinks menu by a very rushed waiter. We asked two times and noticed that hours had gone by. Finally got them after the hours went passed but the waiter never came back. Then walked to fetch our drinks; it took three requests and getting up to find a waiter to get a coffee during breakfast service; Dinner is EUR $100 per person. The food was AMAZING but again, the waiter didn't smile, explain anything or even act pleasant at all. That's not to say that all staff were unprofessional. We had a few pleasant encounters. Look, I'm not sure what the deal was. Maybe we weren't showering them with tips so didn't deserve basic treatment? But I didn't even get the chance to tip as I had to fetch my own service. Not bragging here, but I like nice hotels and this is not my first time. I have never had such not caring service at any price point, let alone at this one. I understand they get famous and important guests and the special treatment is dedicated to them but basic professionalism should be given to all guests. However, the property!!! Again, too stunning to put into words and I enjoyed it throughly.
asmcneil - Sydney, Australia
We were sceptical prior to arrival. Are the facilities outdated? Is it all crazy pricing? Only russians and euro trash? Nothing like that, except for, well, it s fair to say it s not cheap. The hotel has a history - but in a good way. The design is unique, very artistic and beautiful. Think 70s jetset and the aga khan.... There is an armada of impeccable staff catering to your needs and wishes whatever they maybe, incredibly polite and very friendly with the kids. Other guests were more couples than families from various nationalities. Food for breakfast and lunch is served at the pool restaurant (lunch was my favorite - think freshly caught fish and seafood prepared to your liking. huge buffet of excellent antipasti and dessert), dinner is served at the main restaurant, also nice, but venturing out for one of the many restaurants nearby every other night is a also a good idea to get to know the area. there s also the bar with lovely live music everynight. Our room was close enough to listen in from the balcony, which i did every night.If you want to pick at something - for me it would be the private beach that can by reached by boot (every 30min from hotel). The beach has beautiful crystal clear water, no doubt, but it isn t serviced well, there s only water, no foods, there s a lot of dirt in the sand (cigarettes etc), and there a tons of people trying to sell fake handbags, jewelry whatever...we ended up having our kids play at the small (obviously not as pretty) but truly private beach right at the hotel far more often. We came here for a one week long family trip with 3 kids. We had a blast! We ll definitely come back soon.
luxurymum - Munich, Germany
What a beautiful setting - nestled into a lovely bay at the bottom of the mountains. The rooms are fresh and airy with great balconies. The food and wine is of high quality. The pool area is huge therefore no worrying about getting a lounger. The staff are highly attentive and nothing is too much to ask. I loved the outdoor gym overlooking the water - what better motivation to exercise on holiday after indulging in too much pasta?! There was a golf course nearby which my husband enjoyed playing on and a number of boutique shops onsite. This is a fairly pricey destination to stay at (lunch with starters, a main each, one OJ and one wine set us back over 200 euros) and taxis are expensive in Sardinia so I would recommend getting a car to anyone looking to visit however it's truly worth the money.
This is an unusual and interesting property, built into sea cliffs and rocks, with gorgeous views and wonderful boating. The pool is huge and a fantastic and fancy barbeque restaurant serves the best meats, fish, salads and Sardinian specialties, like baby wild porc. Follow the road a little bit more and you find the Romazzino Hotel and many of the nicest beaches on the island. The hotel lobby, grounds and bars are gorgeous and unique. It costs a huge fortune to stay here, but you can fully tour and sample it for a dinner or lunch. Around 400 EUR for dinner for 2 with dancing on special summer party nights.
trip647 - New York City, New York
Talk about relaxation and pampering -- great large swimming pool, beach area, boats available for hire, enchanting recreated village style accommodation...nestled discretely south of Porto Cervo and away from the 'hype' of the Costa Smeralda....come here for the resort