Hotel Cala Di Volpe
Costa Smeralda, Sardinia
Overlooking the lovely Cala di Volpe Bay, on the fashionable Costa Smeralda, this five-star deluxe hotel offers its guests the ultimate in understated elegance and immaculate good taste.
Its designer, the renowned French architect Jacques Couelle, reputedly loves being asked what the Cala di Volpe was before it became a hotel, such is the design of this exquisite building, resembling a 15th century castle, with its truncated towers and low-eaved roofs, all blending beautifully into the surrounding landscape of distant mountains, translucent seas and white beaches. The beautiful Cala di Volpe beach is just a 15-minute stroll away, or five minutes by complimentary shuttle boat. Each of the guest room has a private terrace overlooking the sea, with natural wood furnishings and traditional textiles.
Dine at the ‘Cala di Volpe Restaurant’, overlooking the hotel’s private jetty, and sample the delights of typical Sardinian and Mediterranean dishes, lovingly prepared by the celebrated chef Franco Guardone. After dinner, relax in one of the hotel’s three bars, perhaps ‘Il Pontile’, which overlooks the bay and offers live piano music in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. For lunch, the seasonal ‘ Barbeque Restaurant’ offers a tempting buffet of Mediterranean specialities, beside the largest saltwater pool in Europe, just a few steps from the sea. The ‘Dine Around’ programme is open to full board guests, who can enjoy dining at the Cala Di Volpe’s sister hotels Romazzino and Cervo.
For the sports enthusiast, the hotel boasts a fully equipped fitness centre, three tennis courts, bikes and a putting green. Water-skiing is available in the bay and the world-renowned Pevero Golf Club is just a few minute’s drive away. For those who just can’t leave work behind, the hotel also offers a fully equipped business centre. A hairdresser, beauty/massage salon, boutique and gift shop, are also at the guests’ disposal.
For younger guests, the ‘Fox Club’ (age 3-11yrs) has dedicated staff and offers a private playground, mini-golf and three small pools.
With its impeccable service and low-key sophistication, the Cala di Volpe offers a truly luxurious experience for the discerning guest.
Rooms 121: Twin or double guestrooms. All with bath & shower, hairdryer, slippers, mini-bar, interactive satellite LCD flat-screen TV, DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, direct-dial telephone, private furnished terrace with garden & full or partial sea views.
Classic, Classic Single, Superior, Premium, Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite
2 restaurants, 3 bars, wine cellar for tasting, swimming pool, beauty centre & hairdresser, gift shop, floodlit synthetic grass tennis courts, five-a-side football, fitness centre, concierge. Nearby: Various water-sports and golf (some facilities at local cost – details on request)