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Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I went there with my wife and another couple in July 2019,,,,We both booked at see time and checked in at same time...He got a beautiful room and mine was. how can I say this nicely.....a crappy room.....It was at the end of the hallway. walk up 2 flights of a winding Starway..into a room the size of a large closet.... Being 70 years old both my wife and I complained and our room was changed to a more modern room 3 doors down from the other couple....So why did they try to basically screw me with that crappy room??? Never will I go back unless an apology is given

Our visit to Cala di Volpe was one of the most beautiful and enjoyable ones of our lives. Just arriving to the hotel gives you a sense of delight and awe; the picturesque views, the blue color of the sea, the wonderful Italian food, pool, and luxurious atmosphere is perfect in itself. The service is simply fantastic, always ready to help and indulge your needs with a touch of kindness and flair. The food is Italy’s best, both at the restaurant and bar, accompanied by a wonderfully pleasant and calming ambience. The rooms are spacious with gorgeous terraces displaying the indescribable views, the surrounding Sardinian areas such as Porto Cervo are adorable, and the sun is immortal, always shining and spreading joy. Every moment spent here is relaxation and beauty, for the eyes, body, and mind, and every part of the resort is simply perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing. If you ever have a chance to come to Cala di Volpe, do not hesitate - it will be filled with the most special and magical moments of your life.

I was dining with my family at the Matsuhisa restaurant and my son and his friends have gotten his sushi, my wife hers, then my sons and his friends has sashimi. Me? Still nothing. I’ve gotten nothing and the rest of everyone has finished. Outrageous!

Possibly the most glamorous location in Costa Smeralda, offers a great aperitivo with a view on the bay and one of the best people watching you will ever have. My Bellini was just perfect and came with an extensive array of little tapas. Obviously expressive, but definitely worth it.

We loved our stay at the Cala Di Volpe. The rooms are a classic style so coming from the St Regis in Rome which was renovated 2 months ago made our first impressions a little challenging. But once we got settled in it was lovely. The Staff is wonderful. The Breakfast buffet that was included in our stay was very nice too. The hotel is immaculate and well appointed. The Pool is a Big saltwater pool. The Pool attendants are very helpful and nice. The beach club is nice and beautiful. They are working on adding a restaurant at the beach. The food is quite expensive so we opted to go out for lunches and dinners and explore the island. Where we went to several great restaurants. The setting of the hotel is terrific and we will definitely be back.

If you are a James Bond fan, this is a must. The Spy who loved me scenes in Sardinia were filmed here. Had lunch at the bar. Food and service were very good. The buffet for lunch although good at 220 Euro PP was a bit extravagant. CCs accepted. Only valet parking available.

I just spent six nights at this property with my significant other (part of a same-sex couple). I have wanted to visit Sardinia for a long time and had researched this property well in advance of booking it. The setting is beautiful, the property is immaculate, well manicured, and clearly catering to an affluent clientele. Because my partner has accrued points over the years, we paid a fair price for our room (they graciously upgraded us to a suite upon check-in). What made our stay, here, particularly noteworthy was how wonderful ALL the staff was with whom we interacted. From the lobby, to the restaurants, to the security folks around the property, each individual exuded warmth and pride in their role/property. You can tell folks genuinely enjoy their job which is nice to see. The food was absolutely delicious. I won't comment on the prices because folks have already commented on how pricey things are (listen, folks should do their research before booking a trip, and if you're looking to go to the Costa Smeralda, you can't expect to pay Myrtle Beach prices for anything). That said, I do have a few suggestions that I think would make this property a bit more "complete". There are no places to go to for a snack on the hotel property. The restaurant for breakfast and lunch has distinct hours for which they are open for each meal (and, btw for Americans like me, 1-3 is a bit late for lunch as is 8 - 10:30 for dinner; if you're interested in attracting Americans as well as Europeans, consider making lunch and dinner available even just one hour earlier). It would be great if there were even a Starbucks kind of place (but obviously NOT Starbucks) where one could go for, say a smoothie or a muffin to tide you over, OR in lieu of a big heavy meal (which both lunch and dinner is). I suppose the profit margin is way higher on folks paying for lunch or dinner, but having options is what makes a resort that much better. Also, I have heard that they will be opening a spa, soon. So far there is not one and I would have loved the option to book a massage. Last comment I will make is not about the property or staff, but more about the general area. In season, this is a playground for the VERY wealthy. There are copious gazillion dollar yachts moored everywhere, there is bling on everyone patronizing the hotel, and no shortage of guests with clear senses of entitlement. Again, no reflection on the property but on the clientele. If any of this would make you uncomfortable, I would caution your visiting this hotel and area. I was not aware of just how much of a magnet this area is for Russian Oligarchs etc, and had I known I'd feel like a pauper, I may have booked elsewhere. It was the staff here who made me feel welcome and treated me like a king. As a same-sex couple, I might not visit this area of Sardinia for my next visit, just to compare. The staff made us feel welcome, but we definitely stuck out. Also, you need to dress up at night, which kind of was annoying. It felt very "Love Boat" 1980. Thank you, Antonelli and Paolo for our wonderful attention at breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

We stayed here in June and we paid a lot for each night, but we decided to do it because we expected a lot for over $1,000 a night. The overall hotel is nice but not jaw-dropping nice. We enjoyed the nice gardens that surround the hotel. The pool is very big but simple. Rooms were an antique vibe. Breakfast, very average, had better at lower-end hotels. It was nice to take a short boat ride to the beach but the boat was very "eh" and old. The beach is nice and secluded but there are people trying to sell you things every five minutes, and I don't know why they have that if it is a private beach and all people want to do is relax. A man literally tapped me on the shoulder while I was half asleep in the sun to see if I wanted a fake Chanel purse. Room was basic, the bed was too small, old beds pushed together. And they say that they are designed by artists or something but to be honest they do not look like that at all, they kind of looks like a bad air b and b. And room service prices are very very high. And they overprice pasta so much it makes my stomach churn. C'mon it's Italy, its the cheapest thing they can make! Also, on the kid's menu, it is 14 euros for strawberry yogurt!!! Now that has to be the biggest scam! Also, they do not give you a bill for when you order drinks by the pool or room service, so you don't know if you are paying 15 or 70 euros for a glass of champagne. And our room was right by a housekeeping closet so all we heard was banging and doors opening all day. But besides the negatives, they stay was very nice and my husband and I had a great time, just not up to standards as I thought it would be for the price.

The pictures say it all. Unbelievable views are all around. The room decor is a fun, traditional old Italian style. The seafood at the hotel was second to none, and they had the best tiramisu I’ve ever had.

We spent several days at Cala di Volpe and we were happy with our choice overall. CdV is a house of the 1960ies and proud of its history. However, the age has some consequences you must be able to deal with as a guest, e.g. rooms are rather "historic" as well and far from the modern standards in terms of technology & style. Not an issue for us as we paid quite low preseaon rates, but a potential source for disappointment if you expect a "Four Season"-style vacation. What we liked: - everything is super clean - staff is friendly, helpful and never arrogant - the location and its views are wonderful - the piano guy is cool! What we were not that excited about: - breakfast is rather average - the hotel lacks attention to detail in some areas (which is, in our eyes, what ultimately sets "luxury" apart from "expensive") - food & beverage pricing is outrageous, which we were not willing to put up with and never had lunch or dinner here, but went to cool little restaurants on the country side or even in Porto Cervo.

Loc. Cala di Vope Arzachena OT

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda places you next to Piccolo Pevero Beach and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Louise Alexander Gallery. This 125-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, a golf course, and a private beach.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch an LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. The bathroom offers hair dryers, designer toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony, a minibar, and free bottled water.

Property features

Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda features a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per person one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Penthouse (Penthouse Suite)

King 3 | Sleeps 8

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 299 reviews

Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda

Loc. Cala di Vope, Arzachena, OT 07021
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.