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Via Giulio Cesare N. 20, 07024, Sardinia Italy
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#12 of 17 hotels in La Maddalena
Staying at "Il Gabbiano" Hotel means living the story of La Maddalena Island as a protagonist. The hotel dates back to 1955 and was the first to be built on the Island: its location, unique and unrepeatable, is its testimony! The hotel "Il Gabbiano" lies amid a mosaic of rocks, caressed by a crystal clear sea, with a beautiful view of the Islands of La Maddalena, Santo Stefano, Spargi, watching the route of the ferries from Palau to La Maddalena. We have 33 full furnished rooms, with sea view e balcony, a private dock, a restaurant, a bar, a free private parking an a free WIFI area for our customer. Finding us is very easy...you just have to follow the sea!!! Once you get at the port of La Maddalena, keep the sea on your left and in 10 minutes by foot here you are at the Hotel. If, instead, you arrive at La Maddalena by car, just after the little fishers' bay of Cala Gavetta, take the one way street that first goes up and then down again to the sea: there, on the rocks, you will find "Il Gabbiano Hotel"!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Breakfast buffet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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VPATraveller wrote a review Oct. 2019
Inverloch, Australia190 contributions100 helpful votes
If you want a place with outstanding views within an easy walk of the port this place is for you. The price for a room is cheap for such an outstanding location. The sea washes under your balcony as you watch the ferry go back and forth to Palau. It is an easy walk to the port only 5 minutes. I highly recommend il Gabbiano
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kate H wrote a review Oct. 2019
Paignton, United Kingdom20 contributions18 helpful votes
Writing this as we are still here and I did not want to forget the detail! I honestly love this place and will hate to leave. We are staying for 5 nights in room 234 bed and breakfast and is quite simply the best budget hotel you could dream of for just 39€ per night for 2 people! (Buonasera Giovanni! 😉) The islands and beaches are out of this world and we will be back my friends, go out of season, no crowds and we had amazing weather! The fish like banana and the snorkelling and visibility is fantastic from the beaches. Plus points: Giovanni and the team! The location and sea view/sun rise from everywhere/your balcony. You don’t pay any more for a view or a balcony, just message the hotel. The huge comfy bed and pillows. Big room large modern en-suite shower room. (Those that reviewed “needs updating” need to look closely, the furniture is new and tidy, just a very poor decor choice of speckled nicotine yellow!) Great shower. Lots of clean towels, and huge bath sheets. Hairdryer. The rooms and communal areas are kept incredibly clean and tidy. Breakfast is very good traditional buffet efficiently run and restocked. Plenty of free car/scooter parking. Easy short walk into town. Lift or stairs. Nice little hotel bar, outdoor seating. Giovanni will give you a map and eating and beach recommendations on your first evening. A good fridge in your room. Minus points: A slightly worn shower screen rail, paper thin walls (we could hear next door pee!😄) and only one socket in room. None of this bothered us in the slightest! No tea/coffee in room (we brought our own)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
laendersammler wrote a review Aug. 2018
Nuremberg, Germany354 contributions274 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night in September 2017. Hotel is a bit outside of the city centre of La Maddalena, but still in walking distance. It is located immediately on the seashore, which is great if you have a room facing the sea. It feels like being on a ship. Room was simple, but clean and english skills of staff was limited. Breakfast was included, but nothing to write home about. With some small improvements (modernization of lobby and rooms, more welcoming staff) this place has great potential to be an excellent place. But in that case, the prices will rise. So I found it all right, the way it was, as it was not to expensive to stay here. I am not sure, if I should rate 3 or 4 – it is somewhere in between. So it’s a 3,5.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Euroerican wrote a review Aug. 2017
Italy3,449 contributions233 helpful votes
I booke this place very last minute on booking.com and thought that I'd snagged it for an extremely good deal - 32 Euro for the night. Well, when I arrived, I learned that it wasn't exaclty in the center. Not that La Maddalena is particularly big, but I did need to take the bus a ways in order to find it. Once I did, I still had to walk a few blocks down a winding road; all in all, for someone who has never been to the archipelago it is a bit convoluted trying to find it. I was excited when I saw that it was right on the water. But the hotel itself looked very old and run down - even from the outside. I went in and Oh my Lord, what is that smell?! Oh it was horrific! It smelled like some kind of nasty, nasty disinfectant. I was worried before even checking-in that the smell might make me sick sleeping there overnight. The woman who checked me in was so-so, not rude, but also not overly friendly. She said that there was no restaurant, and I hadn't slept or eaten in two days because of all the traveling I'd done to get there. I couldn't decide if i was more hungry...or more tired. She was nice enough to bring me some stale bread and jam, and a fake brioche. I happily accepted both since I hadn't seen food in a long time. She gave me my key and told me where I could find my room. I was less than pleased. Okay, to be fair, I was smitten with the view - because it was absolutely breathtaking. It was RIGHT ON the water. I mean, if I had jumped out my water, I probably would have been able to land somewhere near the shore. It was that close to me. I have the pictures and video to prove it. Ha. The view was stunning, but the room was not. There was only one outlet for me to use, the bed was as stiff as a board, the bathroom wasn't as up-to-date as I would have preferred, and the walls were paper thin. So much so, that I could hear my neighbor playing YouTube on his PHONE that night, and had to go across the hall to ask him politely to turn it down since I was trying to sleep. Unreal. The smell in that place was just awful. I still don't know what it was but I could have done without it. Luckily, I learned my way to and from the city center, and with a bus I managed to make it down to THE most amazing beach I've ever seen in my life. That night, the evening receptionist was very friendly. All in all though, unless you are a sadist and like sleeping on concrete, I wouldn't recommend this place. Really the only good thing about it is the view. And that, in the end, is all that you're paying for.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Juan C wrote a review Jul. 2017
11 contributions
Excellent rooms, clean and in a beautiful location close to downtown. All rooms have a beautiful view since the hotel is located in a prime location next to the water. Breakfast is good and plentiful. Family owned and operated. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
USD 43 - USD 196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySardiniaProvince of Olbia-TempioMaddalena IslandsLa Maddalena
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Frequently Asked Questions about Il Gabbiano
Which popular attractions are close to Il Gabbiano?
Nearby attractions include Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena (0.2 km), The Duke Cocktail Lounge Bar (0.9 km), and Porto della Madonna (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Il Gabbiano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Il Gabbiano?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Il Gabbiano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Il Gabbiano?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Finestrella, Vineria Ninì, and L'Alternativa SteakHouse.
Is Il Gabbiano located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of La Maddalena.
Are pets allowed at Il Gabbiano?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Il Gabbiano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Il Gabbiano?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batteria di Candeo (0.5 km) and Batteria Militare Di Tegge (1.3 km).
Does Il Gabbiano have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Il Gabbiano accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.