Abi d’Oru, Sardinian for ‘golden bee’, is an elegant five-star hotel, facing a pristine stretch of private beach, overlooking the Gulf of Marinella on the island of Sardinia. The Italian landmark hotel, which opened in 1963, boasts four restaurants, a large outdoor pool, a wellness spa and kids’ club.
The hotel is set in a privileged, elevated position in a secluded bay on Marinella Beach. It’s located three miles from the picturesque Porto Rotondo, near the Emerald Coast, and only ten miles from Olbia International Airport.
There are 140 light, airy rooms, most with Mediterranean sea views. Some rooms are decorated in a contemporary way, while others adhere to a traditional Sardinian style. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a minibar. The en-suite bathroom provides bathrobes and beach towels.
Localita Golfo di Marinella
Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00
1.8 mi / 2.9 km from city centre
Room types and facilities
Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s) and rollaway Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning
Garden Deluxe Room
Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Double(s) or double(s) and rollaway Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning
Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s)
Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Double(s) and sofa bed Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning
Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s) and rollaway Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning
- Laundry/Valet service
- Concierge desk
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Tennis court
- Outdoor pool
- Pool Bar
- Room service
- Dry cleaning
- Kids Club
- Safe deposit box
- Steam bath
Just beyond the gardens, the pool and the pond is a lovely stretch of white sandy beach called Marinella. Here, a section of is reserved solely for guests of Abi d’Oru. You will have access to loungers and umbrellas between rows three and six on this sheltered part of the shore, the water is calm and shallow for children to splash around.
The hotel operates a Bee Happy Kids’ Club, where little ones can make new friends and play under the supervision of trusted professionals. Throughout the day, they can participate in water games, group games, and sporting activities in the play park and the children’s outdoor pool. They can also have lunch and dinner at the kids’ restaurant (for a fee). Nursery service is available for families with children under four years of age for a fee.
Various sports and nautical activities are available upon request and can be booked at the hotel reception.
Near the hotel, guests can enjoy, sailing and surfing facilities, as well rent inflatables, canoes and other boats. There’s also a dive school close by. If you prefer to spend the day on land, bicycles and e-bicycles, motorbikes and cars can be rented directly at the hotel.
For wellness and relaxation, visit the Abi Spa where calm and attentive staff cares for your every need. Four treatment rooms, named after the essential fragrances of Sardinia, are available for massages and other treatments. Afterwards, guests can chill out in the relaxation area with Himalayan salt walls. The spa is equipped with a sauna, Turkish bath and ice waterfall – plus there’s a private spa that can be booked for exclusive use.
The hotel features four restaurants and three bars. Start your day at Mediterraneo Restaurant, located in the main building, serving a buffet breakfast that includes local pastries (such as papassini, acciuleddi and seadas) on a lovely terrace overlooking the sea.
If you are already on the beach, stroll across the sand to Marinella Restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with a relaxing atmosphere. Its menu is rich in meat and fish specialities, among these, grilled shellfish. Bellavista is an elegant, Italian fine dining restaurant situated on a raised terrace, overlooking the swimming pool and bay. The menu offers local and Italian cuisine, paired with the perfect bottle, chosen from a fine selection of wines recommended by the sommelier. For traditional Sardinian cuisine, visit Tzia Maria Restaurant, which opens out onto the hotel garden, serving a tasting menu for lunch and dinner that includes all the most celebrated Sardinian recipes.
The hotel has three bars, which serve snacks, cocktails and refreshments. The lobby bar, with its terrace overlooking the sea, is the place for cocktails at sunset or after dinner. The pool bar serves coffee, refreshments and a wide selection of aperitifs, snacks, smoothies, fruit and ice creams. The beach bar is the place for a mid-day refreshment or cocktail at sunset.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) a reservation is required to access the spa where capacity is limited, bookings will be spaced 15 minutes apart. An advance reservation is required to dine in the restaurants or alternatively, room service is available for breakfast and dinner by placing an order the night before.
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