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Where do i start, fawlty towers springs to mind! Once you turn off the main road its a further 6km to the hotel, be warned do not arrive at night its a very bendy road. The remoteness is the main attraction here, set amongst the trees and one of only a handful of properties set in a valley. The main house was formerley occupied by a famous Italian singer/songwriter (died 20 years ago) and by chance we stayed in his bedroom! Most of the rooms are in a separate building at the back of the property next to the swimming pool. However the main house is now effectively a working museum (about 20 visitors a day) and apparently the wife wont allow anything to be altered, she lives in Milan. As a result our ensuite was straight out of the 70's with the worlds smallest bath with a step in it, meaning to have a shower you had to stand on the step, the nearest i will ever come to having a shower on the stairs! All the wall lights were literally hanging off by the wires, and towel rails fall off in your hand. The bed very soft. But we booked this because of the previous reviews of the dinner. There were 30 for dinner, the majority not staying at the hotel, but it was awful. Pre-dinner drinks were a choice of 2, meaning most people got something they didnt want. After being invited to take our seats, it then transpired they had a pre-arranged seating plan, which we think was intended to seperate 1st class from 2nd class, since as the food arrived some tables deliberately got more than others. We were seated at 8pm and by 10pm we had had just one dish of cold meats! Everyone was complaining, literally every table, and many tried to get a discount when the meal finally finished at 11.30pm. Ravioli in a tomato sauce was supposedly cooked using tomatoes from the garden, which we saw growing there, but tasted like they had come out of a can. Dessert was more ravioli with honey. We asked for a mint tea which never arrived. We were expecting multiple dishes of tasty home cooked food, what we got was a very slow conveyor belt of 4/10 food. The gardens are very pleasant, as is the setting, but the pool is a bit odd as you have to be able to swim in a curve, its a 'refreshing' temperature, the word everyone used to describe it, and that's in August, it doesnt really work, but thats the one thing mgmt can do nothing about. The husband/wife mgmt team were nice people, but it reminded me of tenanted pubs in england, where the main draw is the free accomodation, and being your own boss. They were more interested in enjoying the setting for themselves than looking after guests. When we arrived you cant park any closer than 100 metres from reception, all uphill in the Italian sun. However there is a seperate drive, with a sign saying 'Deliveries only'! which goes to reception, but they dont offer this to guests. When they eventually allowed me to drive up this to drop off suitcases, not only did they not offer any assistance, they insisted i reverse back down the drive rather than allow me to turn around first. This sums up mgmts approach, you are a necessary inconvenience. I recommend not staying here, whilst the setting is wonderful, the mgmt ruin what could be a great experience. The nearby town of Tempio is well worth a visit, and also has a particularly good restaurant, which i have also reviewed. Finally the girl serving breakfast was very good and quite out of place in this shambles of a mgmt team.
My wife and I stayed here three nights at the start of our first holiday without our children for over 20 years. It was everything we wanted. Complete beautiful tranquility, 6 miles off the nearest significant road, high in the hills. The house and grounds are gorgeous with a lovely pool and plenty of sunny space around it. Breakfast is fresh and delicious, sitting outside. The evening meal is preceded by drinks on the terrace and the meal is four fascinating and delicious courses. Local dishes locally sourced and accompanied by Sardinian wines. Italo and Barbara were both great at explaining the provenance and recipes. It is a good base fro travelling to the various points of northern Sardinia. We went to Alghero (2 hours drive) and into Tempio Pausania (local town about 20 mins) which is charming, but spent most of our time enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of the hotel itself. And Viridiana was wonderfully helpful on reception and also helped us book our onward stay in Cagliari.
We did a road trip for our honeymoon and L’Agnata was one of our stop offs. It was perfect. Everything about it. I’ve read some reviews on here and honestly can’t see how people have found faults in this place. It’s peaceful, beautiful, the food is amazing. The staff where incredibly helpful and polite. Especially Italo the waiter. The building itself is stunning, pool was clean, grounds are spectacular. WiFi was strong (we even streamed a film to watch). We will 100% be coming back here. We stayed in 5 star luxury in Porto Cervo but this hotel beats that.
My wife and I spent a few days at L'Agnata for the second time and it won't be the last one, thats for sure. The location, the people, wine and dine, everything is unique and makes this place a very special retreat for relaxation. The peferct hide away.
My mother and I staied six wonderfull days. The stab was nice and allways helpfully with ewery thing. Thea make extra lunch to take with us. The dinnerb was wonderfull, we have tastes and get know with a lot of the Sardinia kitchen and cant sau anything else that we enjoied everything. fWe felt like queens all stay there.Thank you so much for ewerything. I hope to ser you all soon. We recommand L’agneta di de Andre to everyone who wonts pleace, quitnes and wont to get know with the Sardinian kitchen and wine. Lizeth and Ellen Hansen
We stayed here for 3 night this month on our tour of Sardinia, it was a quiet dream scape. We stayed in a room by the pool and they accommodated the four of us, 2 adults & 2 children (7&12) nicely. The breakfast was enjoyed by us all, plenty of sweet and savoury delights, lunch we travelled out for and dinner was lovely. The children loved the hammocks and pool most. It is secure and we had no trouble letting the children move between the main hotel and our room without us. Calm, quiet, warm and a much deserved recharge of our batteries before moving on. Definitely recommend and would go back again. (My mother in law insisted we visit with her as she loved it so much the first time).
We spent three days in this delightful place, which would be reductive to describe as a hotel. Of course, many are attracted to L'Agnata by the fact that it was literally 'invented' by the late Fabrizio De Andre, beloved musician, poet and singer, and his wife Dori Ghezzi (who still manages it); indeed, traces of this origins hover around in the place, and it's good. However, L'Agnata is a wonder in its own right: because of the location, in a wild, and still gentle, area of Gallura; because of the creative, inspired and seductive design of the garden landscape, rich in chromatic transitions and hidden corners; because of the pool, surely the most originally designed, and dsimply the nicest, we've ever seen; and because of the food, good picks of the local tradition. And personnel, Gianni first, is very kind and helpful. The only small stain in the beautiful tapestry is the absence of signal for mobiles (we were told Agnata in the local dialect means secluded, protected - and it is), and unstable wifi; such services of course are needed nowadays beyond compulsive use of social media - once they'll fix this, it will be close to perfection. Margherita e Paolo
Green paradise, perfect to calm down and relax far away from lively cities and beaches... hearty welcome, amazing facility, remarkable quietness, excellent dinner, ... an unforgettable experience - will come back for sure!
Here you can come down before you have start your routine life again. After a great welcome you walk to your room and think wow, what a place. You find privacy, can meditate, there are thinks to look at and dream, great service, good beds, there are lovely cats, great food, a perfect time!
The only doubtful aspect of our holiday experience at this splendid retreat was in wondering if the hotel actually existed as neither the supplied directions or the sat nav gave us any certainty as to its location. The "D road" leading to our destination seemed never ending, but upon finally arriving we were instantly wowed by the magical setting and the very friendly welcome we received. I would very strongly advise not to arrive here for the first time late in the evening in darkness, but once settled the relative isolation becomes a bonus and the distance along the track of course seems to reduce with familiarity. L'Agnata di De Andre is unique in many ways. If you choose to spend your evenuing at the hotel, traditional local dishes are served every evening by the charming staff who provide an entertaining explanation of each course. The menu is set in as much as you do not choose your food, but each guest is cleverly monitored during their stay so they are not given the same dish twice. On warmer nights the food is served al fresco creating a magical atmosphere. A lovely touch if you stay for the evening meal is that wine and nibbles are served beforehand in the hotel grounds and proprietor Fabrizio circulates making you feel like a family guest rather than a corporate customer. Infact it's as far removed from a corporate hotel as it is possible to be. Quirky figurines appear within the extensive gardens and impressive works of art adourn many of the walls. And gradually you become immersed in the music of Fabrizio de Andre who had made this place his home in the seventies and eighties. His music accompanies the evening and inevitably leads you to investigate his extensive catalogue further. Described by the splendidly informative hotel manager as the Italian Bob Dylan, it seems remiss that as an uninformed Brit I had not come across his music before. You can spend very relaxing daytime around the hotel. There are only 10 rooms and the pool is big enough to absorb plenty of guests at one time, although there will be times when you can have it to yourselves. And I shouldn't forget to mention that the breakfasts were excellent offering great choices from the buffet and the service in general was terrific. On a practical level the hotel is very well placed for travelling around the northern end of Sardinia, particularly the local hills (great views from the high peaks) and the west coast where we discovered the busy but unspoilt Isola Rossa with a lovely extensive beach and buzzy cafes. The nearest town Tempio is about 15 minutes drive from the hotel and has heaps of character, good shops and amenties without being rammed with tourists. We would love to go back, and with the knowledge that there is a genuinely unique hotel at the end of the long track.
L'Agnata di De André is located 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from Convent of Degli Scolopi and 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Carmine Theatre. This 10-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch an LCD TV with satellite channels. The bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony or patio, a minibar, and a safe. Limited housekeeping is available.
Guests of L'Agnata di De André enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.