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Hotel Pitrizza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda 4.0

Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda, Province of Olbia-Tempio

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Pros

  • Right on the beach, a 10-minute drive to Porto Cervo
  • Elegant Sardinian rooms with furnished terraces and marble bathrooms
  • Some rooms have private pools and hot tubs and 24-hour butler service
  • Exceptional beach with lounge chairs and palapas
  • Gorgeous, carved-rock infinity pool overlooking the bay
  • Sardinian and Mediterranean fine dining at Restaurant Pitrizza
  • Italian cocktails and aperitifs at Bar Pitrizza
  • Free breakfast buffet with hot and cold items
  • Massages and mani/pedis at on-site spa
  • Full or half-board options available plus 24-hour room service
  • Free parking and Wi-Fi throughout 

Cons

  • Only open seasonally
  • Spa is small 
  • Porto Cervo shops and restaurants not within walking distance

Bottom Line

The 65-room Hotel Pitrizza is an upscale beachside hotel in northern Sardinia, just a 10-minute drive from Porto Cervo. Rooms feature a blend of rustic and modern decor plus furnished terraces. Some have exceptional bay views, private pools, and hot tubs, and full-board options are available. Popular features include a carved-rock infinity pool and the acclaimed Restaurant Pitrizza and Bar Pitrizza, both of which attract locals and tourists. Note that this hotel is only open from May to September and room rates are high; travelers looking for something cheaper should consider the sister property, Hotel Romazzino.

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A polished, authentic Costa Smeralda hotel with exceptional bay views throughout

The Pitrizza is an unpretentious, tranquil hotel that combines rustic style with contemporary design features to create an upscale experience -- as a bonus, it's one of the few beachfront properties in this part of Sardinia's famous Costa Smeralda. There is plenty of natural stone throughout, and the hotel is set amid a handsome Mediterranean garden. Terra cotta floors, local art, and wood beams add flavor to the authentic lobby and restaurant -- an antique-lite style that continues once guests are inside their rooms -- while the breakfast room and bar are cave-like and cozy, and have colorful armchairs. Both the restaurant and the bar offer exquisite ocean views and are popular with locals and hotel guests, most of whom are vacationing couples looking for a romantic escape on one of Italy's most famous stretches of coast. 

Location

Beachfront location on the northern tip of Sardinia, a 10-minute drive from Porto Cervo

Hotel Pitrizza is located right on the beach, in northeastern Sardinia along the Costa Smeralda, one of Italy's most iconic and exclusive destinations. Porto Cervo -- with its posh restaurants and shops -- is a 10-minute drive away, while several beaches -- including Romazzino and Tanca Manna -- are within a half-hour drive. Keep in mind that this hotel isn't open year round, and there is little on offer in this part of Sardinia outside of the high season. The Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is 40 minutes away by car, as is the Olbia ferry, which travels to Livorno on the coast of Tuscany. Guests should consider renting a car as taxis in the area are pricey.

Rooms

Elegant and traditional, with modern bathrooms and furnished terraces

Rooms, suites, and villas have traditional yet contemporary design, with quintessentially Sardinian rugs, local artisan textiles, and hand-carved furniture. Pops of pastel pinks and blues add a stylish, modern touch, though admittedly the sometimes frilly look won't be for everyone. All rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars, flat-screen TVs, and furnished terraces. Some have excellent Liscia di Vacca Bay views as well as private outdoor pools and hot tubs, while others have luxurious features like 24-hour butler service. Bathrooms mirror the main guest rooms, with antique diamond-shaped pastel blue tile and modern marble floors and countertops. All have heated towel racks, separate tubs and walk-in tile showers, most with rainfall showerheads. Some also have jetted tubs. Bathrobes, slippers, and Acqua di Parma toiletries are provided.

Features

Marvelous infinity pool and beach plus renowned on-site restaurant and bar

Carved from wind-sculpted rocks of Gallura, the gorgeous saltwater infinity pool is the gem of the hotel, with fantastic bay views, and poolside snacks and drinks. Large rocks and shrubs are sprinkled throughout the beach, with wooden lounge chairs resting under palapa-style parasols -- this is one of the few beachfront hotels in this part of Sardinia. Mediterranean and traditional Sardinian dishes are served for lunch and dinner at Restaurant Pitrizza, while the Bar Pitrizza has small plates plus Italian cocktails and aperitifs. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold items is included in room rates, and full and half-board options are also available. Mani/pedis and massages are offered at the small spa, while the indoor/outdoor fitness center has cardio and weight equipment. Les Clefs d’Or concierge service is available 24 hours a day, as is room service. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. There's also a business center on-site and small pets are allowed for free. Note that the hotel is only open seasonally, from May to September.

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Address

Via Nazionale 35, Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Arzachena 06061, Italy

Phone

39-078-993-0111

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