The Hidden Stone Hotel & Spa – Luxury Boutique Hotel, Emerald Coast: Sardinia
Summary This boutique hotel is a glorious find on Sardinia's Emerald Coast. The small luxury hotel and spa is an enchanting retreat in a fairytale setting overlooking the sparkling "Costa Smeralda". The luxury guest rooms, each with their own veranda, are dotted among magnificent rock formations. The spa offers a menu of treatments and massages guaranteed to soothe away your worries, and the gourmet restaurant attracts the glitterati from miles around. This is the perfect romantic hideaway for luxury holidays and honeymoons in Sardinia.
Details The hotel capitalises on its glorious backdrop, with guest rooms being scattered amongst dramatic rock formations and gnarled trees. Built in traditional Sardinian style, the architect-owners have incorporated dry stonewalls, rustic verandas and ethnic bleached wood furnishings in their design. Inside, the pale colours and gorgeous fabrics add to the country-chic atmosphere.
Chill-out music floats across the central pool terrace, whilst the sea breeze gently wafts through the leaves. The organically shaped pool, complete with waterfall, offers panoramic views, and includes a series of massaging waterjets designed as a circuit to compliment the spa menu. All manner of treatments are available in the wellness centre, with signature “ayurvedic” massages topping the bill. You can even take a walk through the grounds, with massage and purification treatments en route. Fresh fruit is served poolside through the day – the perfect guilt-free snack to keep you going until dinner.
If you eat in, you’ll be in good company. Chef Luigi has an excellent reputation, attracting the glitterati from near and far every night. The restaurant terrace enjoys fabulous marina and country views and you can even glimpse Corsica in the distance. On nights out head to the adorable village of San Pantaleo, where you can enjoy a cocktail in the buzzing town square, or visit glamorous Porto Cervo or Porto Rotundo, both nearby up-market marina towns, for a night out with late night designer shopping. You could even pop into the Billionaire’s Club!
As you’d expect on this world-famous coast, the beaches are stunning and plentiful, and the water is a crystal clear shade of emerald. Hire a boat for the day or indulge in the many watersports available. You can also explore the picturesque hills by bike or on horseback, or for something more unusual, take a night time hike to watch the moonrise over the rocks.
Facts & Figures 14 Guest Rooms:
Deluxe Double - With country style furnishings – can be interconnecting. Large room with Private Veranda. Some also have hall. Some with 4- poster beds.
Junior Suite - Country style furnishings. Larger rooms (with semi open plan sitting room). 2 bathrooms. Private veranda. Most with sea view. Some with 4-poster beds.
All rooms have: Ensuite bathrooms (all have shower, some with bathtubs) - Sat LCD TV – Minibar - Air-Con/heating – Safe – Hairdryer – Private Veranda
Swimming pool (heated in winter) – Terrace – Gardens - Drinks & Snack Service - Gourmet Restaurant – Bar – Spa and fitness area – Internet Access Point
Also available at or nearby hotel (extra cost) : Boat tours & boat hire – Bike Hire - Golf - Horse-riding - Watersports (windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, diving, snorkelling, sailing) – Baby-sitting (on request) – Parking – Cookery Courses (low season)
Relaxing and sunbathing at the hotel, or indulging in a day at the Spa
Exploring the many bays and beaches along this stunning stretch of northeast Sardinian coast
Watersports nearby (at extra cost) - windsurfing, diving, kitesurfing, sailing, snorkelling
Glamorous nights out and designer shopping at nearby Porto Cervo and Porto Rotundo
Other activities at hotel or nearby (extra cost) - Boat tours and boat hire, Bike Hire, car/scooter rental, golf (with shuttle from hotel), horse-riding
Location Nearest airports: Nearest direct flight from London: Nearest train station: Nearest Beach Nearest shops and restaurants:
Olbia (c.20mins); Alghero (c.1hr) Olbia Olbia
5 mins drive
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