There are many good Cala Gonone hotels, so if you have picked this as your holiday destination in Sardinia, you will have no trouble finding a good place to stay.
Cala Gonone, Dorgali’s marine hamlet, is one of the gems of Eastern Sardinia, and among the most beautiful places in the Gulf of Orosei. From the tiny town, you can access an incredible amount of beautifully isolated beaches with pristine sand and turquoise waters.
But there is so much more to Cala Gonone than a few hundred meters of beach. Cala Gonone isn’t only the starting point for the cruises and boat trips that go through the Gulf of Orosei. It’s also a good starting point for several hikes, like the one going to Cala Luna.
Make sure to read my post The Best Boat Trips From Cala Gonone.
Yet, the most famous attraction in Cala Gonone, the one you can’t really miss, is the Bue Marino cave complex (known as the Sea Oxen Grotto in English): a unique cave system where, until not too long ago, the rare monk seals used to live.
With all the incredible places to visit at a short distance from Cala Gonone, you may well base yourself there to explore the area rather than rely on day trips – after all, the town is rather isolated and the only access point is a very windy road from Dorgali. So, once you get there, you may as well stay!
You will need a good place to stay and rest. Since I visit often, I have tried many Cala Gonone hotels and thought I’d put together my selection of the best hotels in Cala Gonone.
The Best Cala Gonone Hotels
Villa Gustui Maris
The hotel is located in an excellent, panoramic position, overlooking the sea and the mountains and at only a few hundred meters from the beaches. It’s also barely 600 meters away from the center of town so you will have easy access to all the best restaurants, gelaterie, bars and anything else you may need.
At Villa Gustui Maris you will also be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool (in case you ever get tired of the incredible beaches), a restaurant on-site, and an airport shuttle service.
Palmasera Bed and Breakfast
Located about 300 meters from the homonymous beach, the property offers free WiFi, private bathrooms in every room, free parking (especially helpful if you are driving), and delicious breakfasts every day. The Bed and Breakfast is pet-friendly, so a good place to stay if you are bringing your furry friend on holidays too. All rooms are large and comfortable.
This hotel has undergone some recent renovations and now offers both rooms overlooking the sea and rooms overlooking their private swimming pool. I would not have doubt which view to pick to be honest! They have a restaurant on-site, they offer free parking and free Wi-Fi, and some rooms even have a jacuzzi, in case you need to relax after a full day at the beach. All in all, it is an excellent deal!
Agriturismo Codula Fuili
Located above the Codula Fuili Canyon, this agriturismo gives breathtaking views from every side you look at. You will be overlooking both the incredible waters of the Gulf of Orosei and the mysterious Barbagia forests, in an incredible location. Like in any good agriturismo, you will find a restaurant on-site focusing on traditional Sardinian dishes; You will also have free Wi-Fi, and free parking.
Located at walking distance from Spiaggia Centrale, Hotel Caramare offers rooms with every comfort – and more. From free WiFi to private balconies where you can sit to sip your morning coffee or enjoy a sunset drink, there really is anything you might dream of. To start your day, you will be able to enjoy a fabulous breakfast. The property is pet-friendly and also very close to the city center.
Another property at walking distance from the beach, Bue Marino Hotel offers a panoramic terrace with a restaurant and free WiFi and an airport shuttle service. Rooms are particularly comfortable and spacious. The hotel is pet-friendly and you will appreciate being equally close to the beaches and the town center.
Hotel Turismo Rurale Villa Maria Caterina
Immersed in nature and the ideal place for hiking lovers, this agriturismo offers great views and comfort. You will have access to free parking, free WiFi you will be able to bring your pet with you. In the morning, fill up on the delicious continental breakfast – focused on local products. The hotel is at a perfect location between the beautiful beaches and the mountains – to give you the best of everything.
Agriturismo Su Barcu
Located slightly further from the beaches compared to the other properties, Agriturismo Su Barcu is the ideal place if you who want to adventure in the Ogliastra mountains and discover their secrets and most ancient corners.
The rooms all offer a view of the spectacular nature – either the sea or the property’s vineyards – and have free WiFi. You can bring your pet there, and park your car for free. The breakfast is notoriously delicious. In case you want to try Sardinian pastries and sweets, this is your chance!
Last but definitely not least in this selection of the best hotels in Cala Gonone is Hotel La Playa.
Featuring a swimming pool, a garden, and many other comforts, Hotel la Playa is extremely close to Cala Gonone’s main beach and city center. Free WiFi is available in public areas (this is your chance to completely unwind once you are in your room!) and all rooms have private bathrooms with free toiletries.
Hotel La Playa will allow you to bring your own pet on vacation and in case you don’t feel like driving you can count on an airport shuttle bus service – that you have to book in advance.