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About Arzachena

Arzachena's position, just a few kilometres behind the beauty of the Costa Smeralda, is why it's been elevated from a small rural village with a pretty centre into a desirable place to stay. However our list of recommendations for the best places to stay in Arzachena are actually in the pretty rural hills and valleys surrounding the town, which offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean.

Not to miss:

  • The surrounding area is full of archaeological interest from the Nuragic period. Sights such as the necropolis of Li Muri.
  • Cosita Smeralda's beautiful, clear waters and soft sands appeal to many of us. Staying in Arzachena is a perfect, and affordable, way to dip your toes into the world's most idyllic ocean.
  • Explore the surrounding coastline by foot and get a great insight into the regions abundant beauty.

You can also enjoy the highlights of the Costa Smeralda without staying right on the coast, as many of our Guru's recommendations for the best places to stay in Arzachena offer amazing ocean views - sometimes all the way to Corsica!

The best places to stay in Arzachena

For great value

  • Tenuta Pilastru is a small resort style farmhouse hotel with a rustic feel and fantastic pool and spa facilities. It's also great value, with its 32 rooms starting from just £32 per night. You are just a short drive from the beach and some of Sardinia's sights.
  • Also just outside Arzachena, Ca La Somara is a collection of 12 villas converted from stables. There are nice features like hand painted tiles and beautifully rustic Sardinian linens. There’s a homely feel you’ll not find in too many places on the Costa Smeralda.

For couples

  • The Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa is a larger hotel with all the benefits of larger facilities, including an extensive spa and a private hotel yacht, but it's still retains a relaxed vibe. The hotel has beautiful views and if you choose one of the creamy suites you'll have your own private terrace from which to enjoy them.
  • Petra Segreta sits between Arzachena and San Pantaleo. It's a small hotel with spectacular views over the Gulf of Arzachena and out to Corsica. As well as the views the hotel has a spa, gourmet restaurant and a lovely pool. Perfect for a romantic break.

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Travel Information

  • The nearest airport to Arzachena is Olbia (13 miles).
  • There are numerous ferry companies offering routes to Sardinia from mainland Italy. The quickest is the crossing between Piombino to Olbia.
  • For car hire, we recommed visiting our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Arzachena is in the summer months, when the temperature sits comfortably in the twenties.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Arzachena

  • Tenuta Pilastru Arzachena Olbia-Tempio,, Sardinia 32 rooms from £68

    An excellent little resort-style farmhouse with charming rustic chic rooms. Fantastic pool and spa facilities, local restaurant, and extensive conference facilities. The ideal choice for a gathering whether for business or pleasure. Also not far from the beach and excellent value.

    Spa breaks
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Petra Segreta San Pantaleo, Sardinia 24 rooms from £158

    Fabulous hotel and spa with a gourmet restaurant. Gorgeous rooms and suites in neutral tones with big comfy beds and private terraces. Lovely pool and spectacular views. A great choice for a honeymoon.

    Views  -  Spectacular views of the Gulf of Arzachena, the Island of Caprera, the Island of Maddalena , and Corsica
    Spa breaks
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Relais & Chateaux
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  • Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa Olbia, Sardinia 59 rooms from £174

    Stunning views over the Bay of Cannigione, a private yacht at your disposal, an extensive spa to indulge in, and chic Sardinian interiors to relax in. Beautiful creamy suites have private terraces. A very relaxing spot.

    Hotel boats for hire  -  The hotel's yacht can be taken out on reservation.
    Views  -  Fabulous views over the bay.
    Romantic Break
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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