- Su Gologone, Sardinia’s top country lodge, is surrounded by lush greenery and basks in a stunning hillside country setting. But it’s more than a hotel: dedicated to bringing the best of Sardinian nature, culture and gourmet food to guests, it’s a colour-drenched oasis of authenticity, art and beauty.
- Su Gologone is set between heaven and earth, sea and mountain. From the hotel, you may easily reach the sea, ancient hamlets, archaeological sites, beautiful trekking routes, and cultural landmarks.
- Unique experiences and a flawless service, enriched by exquisite local organic culinary delights embodying excellence.
- Staying at the Experience Hotel Su Gologone feels out of this world. Not only is the hotel a treasure trove of various appealing areas, but you will be met with an exceptional array of the most disparate experiences, from natural wonders like canyons or enchanting beaches to inspiring activities, a look into Sardinian food and culture, interesting arts and crafts courses, star-gazing, cookery experiences as well as yoga, reiki and meditation classes. Are you ready to delve into the sensational ?
- Tradition, cuisine & design are the hotel’s X-factors. Hammocks, cushy intimate nooks, candles & lanterns add to the romantic, laidback atmosphere. Evenings at the hotel are magic: watch the sunset over the mountains from the herb garden, just as 100’s of tiny LED lights flicker like fireflies.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Important works by the greatest Sardinian artists of the XX century and precious collections of textiles, paintings, pottery and furnishing.
Our cookery classes are a one-a-kind opportunity to learn first-hand the time-honoured recipes and culinary skills honed in the home kitchens of Barbagia.
Choose a herb you like or are curious about, and we’ll make an infusion for you in the Kitchen Garden or Magico Tablao. The view from the garden is magnificent, especially in the evening, when the sun sinks between the mountains. It’s difficult to describe the enchanting natural ‘window’ they create – it has to be seen to be believed. After dark, the garden is illuminated. Take a nocturnal stroll, pausing on the terrace, and the tiny LED lights on the ground will create a ‘carpet of fireflies’.
An exclusive, exciting space, you’ll enjoy the starry sky as a backdrop for films and documentaries on Sardinia.
He never left Italy but drew his inspiration from the white karstic stone and rocks of this part of Sardinia, where the landscape is similar to the deserts of the Wild West. Hammocks, plenty of copies of Tex, a variety of succulent plants and the company of blue and red horses parading silently along the wall – the garden is utterly unique and a wonderful place to unwind.
From the nearby Lainattu valley, walking for about one hour on an ancient coalmen path, you will reach the high ground of Tiscali; from here, an unexpected opening in the rock will bring you to the wide cave where the remains of the namesake Nuragic hamlet are to be found, the only one in Sardinia to have been erected indoor.
If you have never seen Cala Luna, you won’t know what Paradise looks like. You will treasure its enchanting pure white sandy beach and the sea featuring translucent, shimmering colours forever. You will reach it on foot in the morning, while a boat will take you back in the afternoon.
In the Oliena Supramonte, among Mediterranean woodlands and holm oak forests, you will climb up close to the inaccessible Punta Sos Nidos faces (500 m – 1,640 feet – above sea level) as far as the “S’Abba Medica” cave. Legend has it that this is a miracle water spring, hence its name. A medium difficulty excursion.
You will walk along the ancient goat shepherd path and will visit their peculiar huts (pinnetos), built with enormous juniper trunks on a circular dry stone base, covered with a thick layer of branches.
A medium intensity excursion lasting for the entire day.
A jeep will drive you as far as the top of Bruncu Soina, at 1828 m (5,998 feet). A ridge path, among scents of myrtle and wild flowers, goes down from Arcu Gennargentu and then climbs up as far as the 1834 m (6,017 feet) of Punta La Marmora, the highest peak in Sardinia. From here you’ll enjoy a fabulous 360° view on the entire island.
On the Corrasi Mountain, when the sun goes down, the limestone acquires extraordinary colours, ranging from white to grey and violet, similar to the ones you’ll only find in the Dolomites. When the heat is less intense, mouflons and other animals start to appear.
This tour runs along the surrounding area, rich in precious archaeological sites ranging from the Palaeolithic age (15 thousand years before Christ) as far as the Nuragic Era, with the village of Sa Sedda ‘e Sos Carros, dedicated to the cult of water, and the Corbeddu Cave, where the intact skeleton of an ancient queen was found.
You will set off with the canoe from the nearby Su Gologone spring, crossing the magnificent Ganagosula Ravine, ending up on the lake formed by the Cedrino river. You will return on foot via the coalmen path.
Following ancient shepherd paths, through old oak forests and small meadows within astonishing canyons (trokos, as they are called in Sardinia), you will reach the biggest karstic sikhole in Europe, Su Sercone. This is a medium to high intensity excursion which lasts a full day. A packed lunch is provided/bring a packed lunch.
Su Gologone, Sardinia’s top country lodge, is surrounded by lush greenery and basks in a stunning countryside setting. But it’s more than a hotel: dedicated to bringing the best of Sardinia to guests, it’s a colour-drenched oasis of authenticity, art and beauty. Unique experiences and a flawless service, enriched by exquisite culinary delights embodying excellence. Time to make new discoveries and to relax, moments of pleasure, spirituality and fun: your memories will be even more intense, unique and unforgettable. Every morning, chefs prepare Sardinian breads, antipasti, fresh pasta, potato and cheese-stuffed culurgiones. Produce is plucked from the hotel’s gardens and succulent local meats are slow-cooked on wood fires. 4 smaller restaurants specialise in tapas, focaccia and spit roasts; the cellars brim with delightful Sardinian wines and the breakfast buffet is feast. Of the 3 bars, the Magico Tablao has the best mountain views, the place for a perfect aperitivo or digestivo.
Tradition, cuisine and unique design are the hotel’s X-factors. Hammocks and cushy intimate nooks, candles and lanterns add to the romantic, laid back atmosphere. Evenings at the hotel are pure magic: watch the sun set over the mountains from the herb garden, just as hundreds of tiny LED lights flicker like fireflies. Su Gologone is set between heaven and earth, sea and mountain. From the hotel, you may easily reach the sea, ancient hamlets, archaeological sites, beautiful trekking routes, and cultural landmarks.
Even standard rooms are works of art, each individually designed with fabrics and ceramics made in Su Gologone’s own Botteghe d’Arte, which you’re welcome to visit. Bathrooms have rain showers and playful, richly coloured handmade tiles. Most suites have four-poster beds, outdoor baths and fireplaces; the biggest, once Giovanna Palimodde’s hideaway, comes with a private fully-equipped art studio and rose garden.
The Wild Suite combines the traditional style found in our hotel rooms with the possibility of spending the night outdoor, on the terrace. The ample outside spaces of this Suite allow our guests to live intense emotions, in close contact with nature: you may opt for a scented, Sardinian herb bath, and will sleep under the stars… TV lcd 32”, a kettle, a Nespresso coffee maker, as well as a vast selection of teas and infusions, a minibar and towels, a luxury courtesy set, a safe, a good selection of magazines and radio stations and air conditioning. Coverture Service: rooms will be rearranged in the evening, too. Size 60 sqm.
Art Studio Suite
For years it has been the creative refuge of Giovanna Palimodde, today it is the latest novelty in the hotel Su Gologone experience. The energy that lurks in the atelier and in the garden has pushed Giovanna to share her space with those guests-artists who like to create, paint, write, or compose poems in a corner of tranquility and absolute silence. Private garden with outdoor pool. The outdoor area features a bath for two and a stone terrace – an alfresco living room – shaded by colourful sunscreens. The veranda is furnished with table, chairs and a hammock. Guests can enjoy the suite’s private rose garden and views overlooking the surrounding countryside. 40” TV, CD player, iPad and free wifi. Additional amenities include a Nespresso coffee maker, as well as a vast selection of teas and infusions, a minibar and towels, a luxury courtesy set, a safe an ironing kit and a beach bag, containing sunscreen, towels and a straw hat. Size 48 sqm.
Two separate spaces make up this suite: the master bedroom, featuring a masonry bed, and the living room, entailing a fireplace (one) and a drawing room. The Country Suites enjoy a view on the Herb Garden and have sole use of an outside lounge, with a private tub and hammock, on a large terrace adjacent to the enchanting Orchard Garden. TV lcd 32”, a kettle, a Nespresso coffee maker, as well as a vast selection of teas and infusions, a minibar and towels, a luxury courtesy set, a safe, a good selection of magazines and radio stations and air conditioning. Coverture Service: rooms will be rearranged in the evening, too. Size from 40 to 45 sqm.
Bedroom with living room and terrace. Large terrace with views of the garden, the mountains or the valley. The accommodation includes 1 spacious room or 2 separate rooms and a whirlpool bath or a hydromassage shower and sauna feature. Some suites offer a fireplace in the living area. Our suites are all different and photos are indicative of the suite type Coverture Service: rooms will be rearranged in the evening, too. Amenities include air conditioning, minibar, telephone, safe, led tv, hairdryer, Nespresso, kettle, bathrobes and slippers. Size from 40 to 55 sqm.
Junior Art Suites
Dedicated to great 20th-century Sardinian artists such as Federico Melis, Giuseppe Biasi and Edina Altara. The rooms feature traditional (often period) furnishings, authentic designer pieces, art books and precious embroidery created by the skilled hands of the women of Oliena. Some have a circular bathtub for 2 people in the small sitting area or on the terrace. Coverture Service: rooms will be rearranged in the evening, too. Amenities include air conditioning, minibar, telephone, safe, led tv, hairdryer, Nespresso, kettle, bathrobes and slippers. Our junior suites are all different and Photos are indicative of the room type Size from 25 to 30 sqm.
Two suites and two bedrooms, with built-in beds, white-resin floors and juniper-wood beams that run along the ceiling.
Embellished with Sardinian décor, conceived in the Su Gologone Art Workshops, with bright colours standing out against the typical white plaster. Some have either an iron or a wooden four-poster bed, as was commonplace in our villages. They consist of a room with a bed, a sofa bed and a large bathroom with shower. Most of them have a balcony or a terrace. Coverture Service: rooms will be rearranged in the evening, too. Amenities include air conditioning, minibar, telephone, safe, led tv, hairdryer, Nespresso, kettle, bathrobes and slippers. Our rooms are all different and Photos are indicative of the room type. Size from 20 to 25 sqm.
These are our smallest room but very comfortable. Decorated with a typical Sardinian style, conceived in the Su Gologone Art Workshops, they consist of a large bedroom and a spacious bathroom with shower. Some rooms have a balcony with garden view or on the courtyard. Amenities include air conditioning, minibar, telephone, safe, led tv, hairdryer, Nespresso, kettle, bathrobes and slipper. Our rooms are all different and Photos are indicative of the room type. Size from 18 to 20 sqm.
The simple but superb mountain cuisine of the Barbagia is so well-prepared that the hotel’s main restaurant—all flickering candlelight overlooking the pool— is always booked out. Every morning, chefs prepare a dozen Sardinian breads, antipasti and fresh pasta; potato and cheese-stuffed culurgiones are out of this world. Produce is plucked from the hotel’s gardens and succulent local meats are slow-cooked on wood fires. Four smaller restaurants specialise in tapas, focaccia and spit roasts; the cellars brim with delightful Sardinian wines and the breakfast buffet is feast enough to fuel forays up the mountains. Of the three bars, the Magico Tablao has the best mountain views, the place for a perfect aperitivo or digestivo.
Designed by Giovanna Palimodde, it’s an enchanting place to sip an aperitif and try some Sardinian artichoke and wild antipasti, against the breathtaking backdrop of the Supramonte. Or come after dinner for a digestif. We have 15 grappas, most of which are Sardinian, and local liqueur made from herbs and berries. Once a week (usually Friday or Saturday), we’ll treat you to canti a tenores, the polyphonic Sardinian folk singing recognised by Unesco as an important aspect of the world’s cultural heritage.
The Swimming Pool Gazebo Bar
If you are unwinding by the pool, you’ll only need to walk a few steps to enjoy a summer meal, savouring on an inviting buffet with snacks, several salads, cured meats, cheese and other local specialities. While you wait, you can engage with our unique wooden board games.
Bar Francesco Ciusa & Wine Cellars
Francesco Ciusa’s art is the star attraction of a space epitomising culture and beauty. Spending time in this bar, you’ll acquire a better understanding of this Nuoro artist, who achieved great success at the Venice Biennale with the La Madre dell’Ucciso (The Mother of the Murdered) sculpture in 1907.
We have two cellars at Su Gologone. In the Vineria beneath Bar Francesco Ciusa, we have a beautifully designed bespoke 12-seat table created for our wine tasting sessions, and also ideal for a private reservation. Our tastings– focused on local wines, olive oil, cheeses and prosciutto – are held weekly, but we can also arrange sessions whenever suits you.
Sardinian cuisine expresses a simple approach to life, imbued in its cheeses, spit-roasted meats, pane carasau, handmade pasta, olive oil and distinctive wines. At Su Gologone, mealtimes are saturated with the fragrances and flavours of Barbagia. Our (low carbon-footprint) breakfast is a delectable offering of Oliena honey, conserves, cheeses and charcuterie, as well as our own breads and pastries. Lunch and dinner are laced with local character too. Savour maccarones de busa (handmade bucatini) and culurgiones (ravioli filled with local ricotta), porceddu allo spiedo (spit-roasted suckling piglet), and seadas al miele (honey fritters). Meals with us will be memories that linger!
A La Carte Restaurant
The scent of meat slowly roasting over an open fire is bound to entice you in! Our à la carte menu features classic Barbagia dishes, and much of the produce comes directly from our own farm and vegetable garden. Next to the restaurant, the hotel shop sells Sardinian foods to take home as mementos, alongside local artisanal tableware and utensils.
Nido Del Pane
Here you can watch how Sardinian women, dressed in typical Oliena fashion, have been making bread for centuries. They’ll prepare different local specialities such as pane carasau (a crisp, wafer-thin flatbread). When it’s ready, it’s for sharing among everyone. Glass displays illustrate the artistry of Sardinia’s breads: those made for special occasions, those dedicated to the saints, and even play breads that were baked for children.
Corte De Su Re
The bricks used for the floor and the stone columns date from the 17th century; the wooden tables are adorned with typical Sardinian panniers; and the vibrantly coloured plates are enamelled iron. Between June and September, two evenings a week (or on request for parties), guests are invited to immerse themselves in Sardinia’s culinary traditions: the ancient rustic techniques used to bake bread and spit-roast meat.
An intimate, reserved space next to the Tablao Bar. You will find French and national bubbles, alongside ham, strawberries and local delicacies. Champagne is also its main colour, a worthy frame of large beds where you can lie down and enjoy the landscape, shaded sofas where you can relax during the day or contemplate the starry sky, under the imposing silhouette of Mount Corrasi.
Terrazzo Dei Desideri
This is where anything can happen, where every wish can come true. While you contemplate the sunset, or while having an exclusive romantic dinner, relaxing, having a yoga lesson. Make a wish, leave a message in a bottle… and cross your fingers.
Terrazzo Dei Sogni
The spectacular view of Mount Corrasi makes Su Gologone’s ‘terrace of dreams’ one of the most captivating parts of the hotel. It was here in 1966 that American director John Huston shot a number of scenes for his epic film The Bible: In the Beginning, starring Ava Gardner, Peter O’Toole and Franco Nero. One night a week (usually Friday or Saturday), between May and September, local amateur astronomers join our stargazing guests to study the stars and planets using telescopes and special video cameras. We begin around 10pm and continue for as long as visibility allows. A 3am finish is not unheard of!
Local staff take real pride in making your stay memorable, whether you want to nibble snacks by the spring-fed swimming pool, take classes in Sardinian cookery or needlework, workout in the gym or join in a 4×4 excursion into the mountains, to Bronze Age archaeological sites or to secret white sandy beaches. Bikes, kayaks or horses for exploring on your own can all be easily arranged. Gaze up at blazing starry nights with astronomers, take in a film at the outdoor cinema or a concert of Sardinian canti a tenores – singing so haunting and ancient it’s listed by Unesco.
Staying at the Experience Hotel Su Gologone feels out of this world. Not only is the hotel a treasure trove of various appealing areas, but you will be met with an exceptional array of the most disparate experiences, from natural wonders like canyons or enchanting beaches to inspiring activities, a look into Sardinian food and culture, interesting arts and crafts courses, star-gazing, cookery experiences as well as yoga, reiki and meditation classes. Every day is an exciting new discovery. Are you ready to delve into the sensational Sardinian nature, culture and gourmet food?
25 metres long, the water in it comes exclusively from the Su Gologone spring, just 500 metres from the hotel. Although the wonderful Sardinian seaside is just a handful of kilometres away, the swimming pool (open from the end of April to October 15th) is an excellent alternative.
A large space where you can restore body and soul, with two massage rooms, beauty and relax treatments.
Just before dawn and at dusk, when Su Gologone slips into the blue hour, take a yoga class in the aromatic setting of the Herb Garden, or high on the Terrazzo dei Desideri, where land meets sky.
A roomy space, close to the swimming pool, fitted with state-of-the-art machinery and tools to enjoy physical activities.
Furnished with collections of baskets and ancient utensils of the area, it collects books dedicated to culture, art, history, geography, traditions and Sardinian cuisine.
Cinema Under The Stars
Watch a movie or a sardinian documentary. An exclusive, exciting space, you’ll enjoy the starry sky as a backdrop for films and documentaries on Sardinia.