Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
What it is
A posh 72-room and suite hotel structured around a central courtyard, with a nearly 5,000 square foot spa, waterfall-fed indoor pool and six locally beloved bars and restaurants.
What it isn't
Hands off. Luxe amenities for guests include private limo service, a personal shopper, and doting concierge who can secure coveted theater tickets.
What we think
The island of Sardinia is a bit like Italy’s answer to Greece: all glass clear turquoise waters and charming seafront villages. Tucked amid ancient streets near a marina, Palazzo Doglio captures the best of the isle in megawatt style—from its gurgling courtyard fountain flanked by Art Nouveau friezes to its myriad dining options helmed by Executive Chef Alessandro Cocoo, who cut his proverbial teeth cooking under stars like Alain Ducasse and Heinz Beck. Guest rooms are just as carefully planned and exude luxury from every angle—thanks to carrara marble lining the bathrooms, stone and wrought iron balconies, and custom furniture complete with built-in LED lighting. Guest rooms start at 322 square feet; for more spacious digs, upgrade to one of their 430-square-foot suites—many overlooking the buzzing Via Logudoro.
You're here because
They’ll help you work off your zuppa with an on-site fitness center, jogging map and loaner bikes for whirling around town.
You never imagined you’d fall so instantly in love with Brazilian sushi (yes, you read that right) at the hotel’s fusion restaurant, Saudade, but that’s exactly what’s happened: one bite of charcoal grilled lobster with furikake mayo and you’re a traditionalist reformed.
Restaurants & Bars
Osteria Del Forte - Proposes an exclusive concept that collects all the facets of the classic Italian trattoria and revisits it in a contemporary key.
American Bar - The refined American Bar is an ideal place of refuge. The cocktail list is designed with a careful selection of old classics and modern twists, to satisfy all types of palate.
Saudade - The first Japanese-Brazilian restaurant in Cagliari, Saudade is the meeting point between two seemingly distant culinary cultures.
Maiori - The use of the best raw materials from Campania and Sardinia and the constant search for new tastes, combined with traditional pizza production techniques: these are the ingredients of Maiori, the first contemporary pizzeria in Cagliari.
Coloniàl - Takes inspiration from the typical cuisine of Central-South America with particular attention to Mexico with regards to tacos and aperitifs and with a broader perspective regarding meat and “pescado”, looking with openness and curiosity at other cuisines of the world.
Five blocks from the harbor and just one from EXMA cultural center, where exhibits have included Keith Haring subway drawings and 1960s Sardinian movie posters.