Su Gologone Experience Hotel

Sardinia, North Sardinia

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  • Perfect location for relaxing amongst vineyards and olive groves
  • Located a short drive from Oliena with walking and bike trails

The Su Gologone Experience Hotel  is just a short drive east of Oliena and is well-placed for trips into the mountains where a great variety of wildlife can be seen. Oliena lies amidst vineyards, almond and olive groves overlooking the River Cedrino valley, and spreads along the side of the Corrasi mountain. Oliena is well known for its craftwork, especially in gold filigree and red coral and finely embroidered shawls, as well as for producing olives, excellent wine and exquisite cheeses. 

The Su Gologone Experience Hotel  is a charming hotel and has acquired a reputation for its excellent cuisine, such as the lunchtime barbecue, cooked on an open fire and the traditionally made bread cooked in the bread oven. The terraces are the perfect place to unwind and join in activities such as yoga and star gazing or simply to sample the different Sardinian grappas.

Built in a typical local style, the accommodation is in five linked buildings connected by a series of steps. Each guest room is unique, many featuring exquisite furniture, tapestries and fantastic colour schemes. A spring-fed swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool, an 18-hole mini-golf course and a tennis court are set in the lovely gardens.

The hotel also holds craft workshops and organised trips by four-wheel drive into the Barbagia mountains.

The hotel has 68 rooms (official rating 4 star). Citalia does not accept children at this hotel, however this is not an adult-only property.

Car hire is reccomended for this hotel. 


Bars & Restaurants

Traditional Restaurant

Su Gologone’s Traditional Restaurant is the most famous restaurant in Sardinia for local food. It is spread across a terrace with stunning views and rooms decorated with Sardinian art and crafts. The scent of a slowly roasting meal over an open fire is bound to entice you in.

The King's Court (Corte de Su Re)

Open 8.30pm - 9pm (May to September)

During May to September, evening sessions are held twice a week in the King's Court which allow guests to immerse themselves in local traditions. These evenings are all about discovering the ancient techniques used to bake bread, spit-roast meat and create craft pieces. The scene is set as if time has stood still, with 17th century stone columns and bricked floors, beautiful wooden tables and brightly coloured plates made from enamelled iron. Guests are welcomed in the traditional fashion; by torchlight, with a carpet of wild herbs on the ground that, when walked upon, offers up an intense perfume. 

Bread's Nest

Open 8.30pm - 9pm (May to September)

The Bread's Nest is an ancient oven set within the hotel where guests can watch local women wearing typical Oliena dress prepare various types of bread, including 'panecarasau' (a crunchy flatbread) that is offered to all those present once it is cooked.

Ristorante La Terrazza

An opportunity to dine on the terrace of the swimming pool.

Gazebo Bar and Restaurant

If you are unwinding by the pool, you’ll only need to walk a few steps to enjoy a summer meal, with snacks, several salads, cured meats, cheese and other local specialities

Melis Room

Open 8am - 10.30am

A delicious buffet breakfast is served in the Melis Room which is dedicated to three of the most important Sardinian artisits in the 1900s. Diabetics and celiacs are catered for here. A buffet of starters is also served here from 8pm - 9.30pm.

Wine Cellar

Experience the terroir and traditions of Sardinian wines paired with delicious local cheeses. Sardinia and it's great wines are waiting for you. Pecorino cheese, local sausage, local bread included during the wine tasting.

Bar Magic Tablao and Champanoteque

Guests and locals – everyone loves to meet here enjoying the gorgeous sundowner. Designed by Giovanna Palimodde, it’s an enchanting place to sip an aperitif and try some Sardinian artichoke and wild antipasti, against the breath-taking backdrop of the Supramonte.

Sos Nidos

Sos Nidos is an expression of Giovanna's creative flair. Relaxing amid scents of herbs and on soft cushions, savouring the recipes of "Centenarios".

Bar Ciusa

Choose the internal room or the patio for a drink, aperitivo, a coffee or a cup of tea. Francesco Ciusa’s art is the star attraction of a space epitomising culture and beauty.

Beach & Pools

Spring-water Swimming Pool

Normally in use mid April - October

2 Outdoor Whirlpools

Open 9am - 8pm.

Spa & Wellness

Beauty Treatments, Massages and Hairdresser on Request

Activities & Entertainment

Outdoor Cinema

Showing Sardinian films and documentaries once a week, free of charge (May - September).

Botteghe d'arte - Art and Craft Studio

Selection of local artists. Embroidery, sewing, painting, ceramics, drawing and mosaic - payable locally, approx. €30 per hour.

Private Yoga Class

Private yoga lessons available, €80 per person for 2 hours. 

Minimum of 2 persons.

Garden Terrace

With relax zone.

Library, Guided Excursions & Music and Folk Evenings

A music and folk evening is held weekly and guided excursions are available (payable locally).

Wifi & parking

Wifi & Parking

Complimentary wifi in reception.

Free on-site parking.

About the location
Set at the foot of the breathtaking Mount Corrasi, Oliena is a pretty tangle of whitewashed streets and olive groves. Having recently been awarded the prestigious Orange Flag award, a title that recognises its historic and cultural importance, Oliena presents visitors with a tapestry of historical intrigue and traditional rural charm. 

The Maddelana district of the town is the most appealing section, offering an intricate maze of twisting alleyways and tranquil courtyards, all painted in a cool white. Spending time getting lost in the picturesque streets is part of the fun, and you might just stumble upon one of the town’s local cafes or restaurants where you can stop for a welcome refreshment.

Oliena is also rich in folklore and traditional Italian culture, having originated from a Nuragic settlement. Today, wine is one of the town’s main exports, with the Nepente variety being praised by connoisseurs. Cuisine is generally rustic, with dishes often flavoured with the local Sardinian pecorino cheese. 

If you want to explore further afield, you will find lots to see and do within just a short drive or hike. Cooling off is easy thanks to the Sorgenti Su Gologone spring – a beautiful, naturally fed spring with incredibly clear water and a parkland setting, plus there are also several caves close to the town that are open for exploration. The nearby city of Nuoro boasts plenty more attractions, including numerous museums.     
Transfer time
The hotel is 1 hour 45 minutes from Olbia airport. We recommend hiring a car in your destination. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
Classic Twin Room

Max 3 adults

Classic Twin Rooms are decorated in Sardinian style and offer a view of the garden or inner courtyard. They have a double bed or two twin beds and interconnecting rooms are available on request, please call to book. They can sleep up to three adults.


Deluxe Twin Room

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Twin Garden/ Mountain View Rooms are decorated in Sardinian style and have a balcony or terrace with a lovely view of the mountains or garden. They have a double bed or two twin beds. They can sleep up to three adults.


Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites Garden/ Mountain View offer a romantic retreat including a bedroom with a double bed or two twin beds, small sitting area and a balcony or terrace with a mountain or garden view. They can sleep up to three adults.


Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 01 May - 05 August 2023 and 28 August - 30 September 2023 booked at least 30 days before arrival.

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Unique, stunning, I want to return
pgordon19073, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tripadvisor review May 11 2023
Su Gologone is a one of a kind hotel. Started as a restaurant in the 1970’s it has evolved over time and now has 75 unique rooms. Every color, tile, light fixture, wall hanging and picture has been...
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Lovely hotel
marionwhite, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Tripadvisor review May 06 2023
Lovely and interesting hotel. Amazing views. Very very friendly, helpful and professional staff. Gorgeous facilities and fabulous dinners. Typical breakfasts. Were there two nights and wished for...
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