Just a note to tell you that the Hotel/Restaurant Su Barchile in Orosei Sardinia should be at the top of your list of places to dine/stay on the island.
Su Barchile is a gem of a small hotel owned and run by the Chessa family, consisting of Maria, Peppe, and Antonella. With only 10 rooms, the hotel offers a cozy and intimate setting for a relaxing stay. What makes Su Barchile stand out is the extraordinary food, simple and pristine decor throughout, and the genuine hospitality that so defines native Sardinians.
Maria, the head chef of the hotel, is known for her culinary skills and offers informal cooking lessons in the hotel's state-of-the-art kitchen. I had the pleasure of joining her for a lesson last year. Peppe, Maria's son, is an avid motorcyclist and can take guests on a thrilling motorcycle ride around the area. Meanwhile, Antonella, the daughter, is a sommelier and can lead tours of the area's best wineries.
The hotel's location is also noteworthy. It is situated near many beautiful beaches, such as Bidderosa and Cala Luna, both of which are known for their crystal-clear waters and pristine sand. The hotel's proximity to these beaches makes it an ideal place to stay for those who enjoy sunbathing and swimming. Moreover, the hotel is also located close to the mountains, which are perfect for hiking and exploring.
During our stay at Su Barchile, my husband and I were treated to a cooking lesson in the kitchen with Maria. She taught us how to make maccherones di busa, a type of pasta that is similar to gnocchi, malloredus, fresh tomato sauce, and a wonderful ravioli with ricotta and spinach. We enjoyed a delicious meal together, which included the dishes that we learned how to make.
Overall, Su Barchile is a find and a half, and one of the highlights of my vacation. It offers a unique experience for travelers seeking authentic Sardinian cuisine, warm and traditional Sardinian hospitality, and a peaceful retreat. The hotel's friendly and attentive staff, along with its comfortable rooms and excellent location, make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to explore the stunning beauty of Sardinia.
The hotel is as thoughtfully put together as another superb nearby hotel called the Su Gologone, with a comparable sense of artistry and design, but when you walk into this tiny hotel and see the family sitting on the couch in the lobby together in the afternoon, kicking back before preparing the evening meal, you feel like you're family too.
Thank you very much for sharing this lovely review. I don't know the
hotel at all but you really made me want to visit - it sounds like a
really delightful home away from home.
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