Near the beach, in the historical city center, close to the local market or facing the port, if you are deciding where to stay in Cagliari, you will be spoilt for choice. Here we make it easy for you with our choice of the best hotels in Cagliari, including a range of B&Bs and guesthouses to meet all needs and budgets.
Summer, winter, spring or fall, Cagliari is always a beautiful travel destination for the European in-the-know-traveler who likes to explore cities steeped in history and boasting old traditions. Even if you are travelling to Sardinia to explore the island in its many towns, villages, beaches, and archaeological sites, spending a couple of days in Cagliari will give you the perfect insight to Sardinia’s history and culture.
For your stay in Sardinia’s regional and administrative capital, we have picked a diverse selection of Cagliari accommodations fit for different needs and budget.
Where to stay in Cagliari, our choice of the best hotels and B&Bs
Luxury hotels in Cagliari
A no-nonsense luxury combined with a minimalist chic décor define Villa Fanny, a beautiful hotel within walking distance of Cagliari’s historical heart.
One of the charming Cagliari accommodations right in the pulsing heart of the city, Villa Fanny is perfect whether you are traveling for business or just to enjoy a holiday in Sardinia. The elegance of the surrounding garden and the sophisticated design enshrine the memory of a quiet and proud girl hailing from a high-profile family from Cagliari. Fanny didn’t limit her education to her surroundings and spent years in Paris where she was often seen in the city’s aristocratic salons. In 1952, Fanny met her future husband, a young man from Italy’s Piedmont region, and both settled in Cagliari. Today their sons named this sumptuous hotel after their mother who taught them the values and the importance of hospitality.
Each room stands out for its own details, while the suites allow their guests to linger in their own private wellness centre. Among the rooms’ facilities, guests can enjoy a soundproofing environment, complimentary WiFi, flat-screen LED TV with satellite and SKY channels, walk-in shower and climate control. The Fanny Suite features a walk-in wardrobe, a Finnish sauna, a hammam and an emotional shower to stimulate your senses.
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A great accommodation in Cagliari overlooking Poetto beach is Hotel Nautilus. A minimalist nautical blue-and-white decor combined with breathtaking views of the beach is the perfect combination for a relaxing and chic retreat.
The rooms feature free WiFi, air conditioning, a minibar, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, working desk, a safe, and private bathroom equipped with spacious shower, hairdryer, free toiletries.
Located at literally one minute from the beach, guests will enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast that includes coffee, fruit, croissants, cold cuts, cheese, cakes, bread, and more. From the Hotel Nautilus, you can easily visit the Parco Molentargius, home to the beautiful flamingos, by bike or walking, and reach the city center via public transport. Very close and within walking reach are
Very close to your hotel and within walking reach are modern beach resorts, bars, and restaurants. The area surrounding the Nautilus is served with a pharmacy, running, bike and pedestrian lane, a market, a hospital and a kids’ playground.
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La Villa del Mare
Located right on the seafront, if you are visiting Cagliari summer time, La Villa del Mare is the hotel for you.
Set in an early 20th-century villa, the apartments and suites of this Art-Nouveau historical mansion feature a minibar, air conditioning, LCD TV with satellite channels, private terrace and access to the hotel’s garden. Some of the apartments have their own private garden, kitchen, fridge and washing machine. Among the services available upon request are surfing equipment, bike, and boat rentals, luggage deposit, laundry service, pick up from and transfer to the airport.
Literally one-minute walk from the beach, La Villa del Mare hotel is where to stay in Cagliari if you are looking for some relax as well as a historical and cultural holiday since the city center can be easily reached by public transport. An unbeatable view of the Golfo Aranci bay and the Sella Del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle) completes the Mediterranean scene.
The hotel’s premises feature also a reading room and a furnished garden where guests can linger and spend some time on the beach and the sightseeing.
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Best Bed & Breakfast in Cagliari
FortyFour B&B in Cagliari
We stayed at FortyFour B&B in loved it. Room and bathroom were very modern and well equipped, and the location ideal as it was in a quiet residential area. This comfortable bed and breakfast in Cagliari is well connected to the city centre with the public transport, within walking reach to Monte Urpinu, Bonaria basilica, and cemetery, close to bus 5 stop for Parco Molentargius and Poetto beach, and around 15 minutes walk to central Via Roma.
Every morning, you will wake up to the scent of fresh coffee, freshly baked pastries, toasts that you can enjoy with cheese and jam, fresh fruits, a selection of teas and juices.
This is where to stay in Cagliari if you want to experience the city in different ways, both the city center and its more natural areas and parks, if you have rented a car as there is plenty of space to park in the back streets surrounded the bed and breakfast, and if you would rather stay in a quiet area far from the noisy nightlife of central restaurants, bars, and clubs.
The owner has lived in the UK for twenty years so she speaks perfect English and is happy to help you out with itineraries and tips about her city. Highly recommended.
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Located in central Via Garibaldi 120, a small door opens your way to a narrow grey-marbled staircase of the lovely Garibaldi B&B. Since all rooms happened to be free, two of them having been just vacated, I got to choose which the one I liked. My initial choice went for the first vintage room, until we saw the second brown one, classy, elegant, with the priceless view of a ceiling embellished by its original juniper rafter, and a balcony attached.
The building was an old mansion related to the church located on the road behind Via Garibaldi, and all rooms had been recently renovated with a lovely taste of state-of-the-art intertwined with tradition. One of the rooms is truly picturesque, being a mezzanine, the upper space to be reached via a wooden staircase. Bathrooms are brand new, with a super comfortable shower and, a thing seldom seen in B&Bs, equipped with plenty of towels: three each.
The location can hardly be more convenient: Via Garibaldi lies in the very heart of the city. Situated in the most exclusive shopping area of the city, from here you can easily reach all the main attractions and sites of interest, even the beautiful Poetto beach, adored by tourists and locals alike.
Breakfast is not served in the house but you are provided with vouchers to be used at L’Antico Caffè, possibly Cagliari’s oldest café, serving also lunch and dinner. Vouchers include a pastry of your choice plus the drink (either coffee, cappuccino or tea) and water. As a fan of fruit-based breakfasts, I found this a little limited, but being this already a complete morning meal, I only added a freshly squeezed orange juice myself. Since the vegetarian restaurant I wanted to try was closed, we went back to L’Antico Caffè for both lunch and dinner and all the dishes we ordered were remarkable.
While the check-in is usually at 3 pm, with the possibility to go earlier if agreed with the manager, there is no closing time. In addition to your room key, you are also given the one for the entrance door and you can come back anytime at night.
Chambres Du Monde
A B&B in the heart of Cagliari, the stylish Chambres Du Monde is located in the beautiful Marina quarter. A stone’s throw away from Via Roma shopping street, 5 minutes walk from the popular hub Piazza Yenne, a favorite evening hang-out spot, and nestled between the Palazzo Civico and the city’s Port, this is the perfect hotel for the in-the-know traveller who’s visiting Cagliari for its historical and cultural landmarks.
The rooms, boasting a contemporary minimalist design, different in colors and furniture, are spacious and equipped with all modern comforts such as a minibar, satellite TV, free WiFi, room service. Some rooms feature a sitting room and all include disposable sleepers and free toiletries. The new Chambres Du Monde Suites & Spa (same hotel but separate location) include a fully-equipped kitchen, a living room, and a private sauna.
If you would rather stay right on the beach side, a good option with affordable prices is B&Beach. This great bed and breakfast accommodation features two rooms, one double/twin and one double.
Located 5 km away from the city centre, albeit well connected via public transport, it’s only 1 minute from the beach, so if you are looking for a relaxing summer holiday, this is where to stay in Cagliari. Among the amenities, you can enjoy here are a sweet and savoury daily breakfast, free parking, free WiFi, and a garden.
Decorated in a modern and minimalist style, the rooms of B&Beach accommodation in Cagliari feature air conditioning, Smart TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and a private bathroom complete with shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.
From this hotel, Cagliari city centre and Parco Molentargius where you can see the pink flamingoes are easy to reach by public transport.
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