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Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This resort hotel and the Pitrizzia are ravishingly beautiful. The Romazzino has been upgraded with another pool, new entry and more luxe accomodations over last 10 years. It is a fantastic experience here. I love walking at night under the stars along the back beach roads and among the 10-100M EURO villas. Huge yachts criss cross the sea off the hotel and makes for exciting time at beach to watch cigarette boat races, and other super yachts. Note: You can rent a private 15 meter boat and captain to go see the Madalena Islands for around 3000 EUR for the day. Ask hotel for a lunch to bring along. Sometime in mid-August is the summer gala, a very special night with extensive buffets, ice sculptures, caviars, fancy desserts around the barbeque area and lots of singing, music and dancing. Also, trip to Porto Cervo is around 10 minutes by car. I recommend you rent a car in Olbia, as you are quite remote here, Sardinia is a wild and empty island in most places, outdoor disco in Forto Capalini is 20 minutes away, and many amazing natural sites to see on island, including in Palau and on Madalena Islands accessible by car ferry from Palau. If you must taxi, bring a lot of cash, 1000 EUR for a week.

To start, Hotel Romazzino has a beautiful property. The restaurants and lobby buildings have amazing views of the ocean. Access to the beach was great. We booked a standard room. Given the reputation as a luxury hotel, I was not too impressed- was very basic, dark, and actually had somewhat of a light mold smell. The hotel was completely booked, so we were unable to switch rooms. We also booked the hotel room as 1 adult by mistake- we had a charge of approximately 100 US dollars per night for an extra person. This was a mistake on our end- but just something for other guests to be aware of. The bigger issue is that everything else on this property is a complete rip off. As other reviewers mentioned, there's a 200 euro per person (cut to 100 per euro per person on our stay-- still not a great deal) for a lunch buffet with italian antipasti. A la carte options ranged from 30 to 50 euros for food that was OK, but not great. My husband ordered a double espresso after lunch- this was 18 euros. The restaurant servers were very friendly, but I feel like the quality of the food did not demand these prices. We are happy to pay up for an amazing experience- and this just felt like we were being nickel and dimed. I don't think we'll come back.

I stayed with my wife for a weekend in late september. The hotel is excellent: even though was built some time ago, the structure is perfect in every detail. The private beach is wonderful. Outstanding service from all of the staff, very friendly and supportive in every need. Wonderful experience, I'm planning to repeat.

We stayed for three nights at the Romazzino, an unplanned stay as we were transferred from the Cala di Volpe after complaining about excessive noise arising from a wedding party and hordes of kids. My SPG platinum status afforded us an upgrade to a villa, Villa Acquamarina, which was very nice. Three large double rooms with huge bathrooms en suite, a large living and dining area, a private pool and jacuzzi, and a wealth of separate spots to lounge. It is really a very nice and special place. A few odd omissions though: no coffee machine or tea pot in this huge villa. And the wine cooler was proudly displaying a temperature of 28degC ! The Romazzino is a short drive from Cala di Volpe but has a very different feel. Although the architecture is similar, the main building is larger, with a labyrinth of hallways leading to the lobby. The grounds are much larger and nicely kept, and the property has 2 swimming pools and a directly accessible private beach, while the beach is a short walk or boat ride away at Cala di Volpe. Breakfast wasn’t as nice as Cala di Volpe: more canned fruits, no omelet bar (slow orders from the kitchen), but the terrasse offers a nice view on the sea. I found service to be impersonal: people (different every day) just doing their job. Waiters were friendlier at Cala di Volpe. Unfortunately, Cala di Volpe and Romazzino share the same flaws in terms of service. Valet service was slow to respond when it responded at all, concierge staff unfriendly, bordering on rude. Picking up my car turned out to be an adventure: did not know where the key was, did not know where the car was parked, and staff addressing me without the minimum of courtesy. The entire park area near the lobby was a mess of cars parked in all sorts of directions. There were also other strange lapses in services: a dish and orange juice glass abandoned on the floor outside the door of our villa for more than a day, a bucket of ice ordered from room service that never came until I called to remind them, hardly excusable at that level. Used towels on our pool chairs were also left in place for a day. Romazzino also applies the same weird meal system with unique 200€ per head lunch/dinner menus discounted by 50% offering nothing à la carte, and a couple of bars offering “normal” menus with minimal offerings. We ordered room service and it was sadly predictable: for 30€ a dish, a tiny “healty” salad with a quarter of an avocado and a couple of berries, and my penne were way undercooked, sad and cold. Looks as if they are not even trying. Inexcusable in absolute terms. We did not visit any of the rooms but I would be concerned about them being cramped and dark, so little are the openings. Costa Smeralda is a lovely place, but we have not found at Cala di Volpe or Romazzino a luxury experience that would make us want to return, and at the prices charged, it is hard to understate the disappointment.

From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The staff was very helpful and sincere. We opted for the meal plan and it was worth every cent! Unbelievable variety of beautifully prepared meals. We loved the fresh fruit, juices, fish and pastas. The concierge helped us organize a lovely boat trip for the day to visit the archipelago islands and it was so memorable. The water is gorgeous there and the beach was perfect.

We are staying here at the moment (Sept 16) for the last three days of our honeymoon. It is a sensationally beautiful hotel, with a gorgeous interior and breathtaking views across the island. The Manager was great and offered us an upgrade as it was our honeymoon and a bottle of wine in our room. If we were to rate him, and the beautiful surroundings and quality of the hotel, we'd certainly give this a 5 - perfect! However, we paid €100 each for dinner one evening (seriously splashing out for us!) and the food was unfortunately, very mediocre - expected a lot more for the money. We also had to wait 45 minutes for our dessert because they had forgotten about us. We have had much, much better food for a fraction of the price in Sardinia. As honeymooners, we weren't attended to much. Hard not to think it's because we weren't going to be 'big spenders' here. Idea of prices: €22 for chips, €135 for a bottle of wine. If you are think of splashing out and you can afford it then great, but if you are pushing the bank to even be here (like us), don't expect to be able to eat or do anything else here.

the room was impeccably clean, the service at all levels was tremendous and the quality and variety of food unparalleled . my family has been visiting the Romazzino hotel for over 20 years and the consistency of service,quality of food etc is impressive. Highly recommended to any couple or family

We booked a junior suite and were upgraded to a suite with sea views. Romazzino is truly a beautiful property with amazing attentive staff. There is nothing that I can fault except that it is very expensive!! We fortunately missed the peak tourist season in June. Our holiday was beautiful and we left with cherished memories.

Was there for 5 days on work and appreciate the quick response of the concierge to our requests. Reception very helpful and great location on a beach. The hotel is very simple as an "hacienda" simple furniture but amazing turquoise water views...and nice flowers around garden. Found the restaurant very expensive but I was in Sardinia what to expect? water sports proposed at the beach. Expensive hotel close to Porto Cervo, you pay for the location and service. Overall a good hotel for healthy families.

Very nice environment and extended grounds with its own beach , 2 swimming pools, spacious outdoor gym with magnificent views. Impeccable service throughout. Both breakfast and lunch are amazing buffet and order with wide variety and superb choice. Hotel has a very nice architecture dating from the late 1960s. Well maintained but some updating would help understand the outstanding price levels. A quiet and stylish getaway place good for family and couples looking for a relaxing holiday on the emerald sea . Yet the level of prices remains a complete mystery.

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Located in Porto Cervo within a short walk of Piccolo Pevero Beach, Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda is within 2 miles (3 km) of Louise Alexander Gallery. This 100-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and 2 restaurants. Stella Maris Church and Gregoland are also nearby.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Romazzino Restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

All of Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda's 100 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 40 per person one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Classic Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Premium Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 3 Bedrooms

King 3 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 112 reviews