Since the early 1960s the Italian island of Sardinia has been a popular destination for the international jet set. The beautiful landscape, the clear blue sea, the amazing archeaology (such as the 3,000-year-old megalithic edifices that are the Nuraghi) and the friendly locals are all part of the attraction. The island’s ultra-excluvie hotels are also a major reason for Sardinia’s luxury appeal.
So what are Sardinia’s most posh hotel rooms like? Here’s our peek into the three most expensive. (Rates given are for the high season).
#3 Royal Suite, Forte Village Resort
€9,600 per night
Virtually every hotel offers private rooms. At the Forte Village Resort when you book the Royal Suite you get your own private elevator! The suite has a sophisticated décor, including a glass shower cubicle with sea view, and is surrounded by a vast terrace with a private heated pool and sunken solarium. The Forte Village Resort has been nominated for 5 years in a row for the title of “Best Resort in the World” and has had David Beckham, Tina Turner and Sting among its former guests.
#2 Villa Casa di Sopra, Hotel Pitrizza
€18,000 per night
Imagine an custom made Bang & Olufsen playing stylish Italian music. Your private butler is turning on your complimentary laptop and will be soon be advising you on which of the bottles you’d like to select from your exclusive wine cellar. Your 159 sq. meter suite, where you rest on a hand-crafted armchair, is packed with precious Sardinian fabrics and Italian art.
That’s what it is like staying at the Villa Casa di Sopra. At least it is while you are in your room and not out at the villa’s pool or private beach.
#1 Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe
€31,500 per night
This property was built by Prince Aga Khan in 1963, served as a backdrop for the opening scenes of the James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me movie in 1977 and today still breathes the classical Sardinian style, but with international intrigue. A slew of celebrities, including Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell and Michael Schumacher have graced the Presidential Suite; the late Princess Margaret celebrated her 37th birthday in this suite and Princess Di and Dodi Al Fayed spent their last holiday together here. The plush-rustic, bi-level Presidential Suite features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, three televisions, two balconies and a private salt water swimming pool on the roof.
Grazie to Paolo for guest writing this post. Paolo has lived on Sardinia for over 25 years. Now he works at Charming Sardinia, a travel agency located in the Sardinian capital Cagliari, where he can share his love for the Island with tourists every day.