7 nights from £1229 per person (Half board)
Is Benas is an absolutely charming countryside retreat with just 18 rooms and suites. This small hotel is traditionally Sardinian in design and is surrounded by manicured, walled gardens, a secluded oasis of calm yet close enough to explore the stunning surrounds.
Each of the rooms are simply, yet elegantly designed, ensuring a comfortable stay, the classic rooms are on the first floor of the hotel with views over the pretty grounds, the ground floor garden rooms benefit from a lovely veranda overlooking the extensive gardens, as do the slightly larger Junior Suites.
There is a large swimming pool to enjoy a cooling dip, and the stunning beach of Putzu Idu is just a few minutes drive away, perfect for lazing in the sun, but also ideal for those wishing to try their hand at a variety of water sports on offer. For keen golfers, there is a new private 18 hole golf course nearby, which has been voted one of the 20 new courses in Europe. Guided walks including bird-watching and trekking can be arranged as well gentle horse rides around the picturesque countryside.
Further afield, the charming town of Oristano is just 20 minutes drive away, with its ornate architecture, plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as the beautiful churches and archaeological museum. There is also the ancient Roman site of Tharros nearby, as well as the Spa town of Fordongianus, so despite the hotel’s rural location, there is plenty to see and do in the area.
Is Benas Country Lodge is home to the delightful Carduus Restaurant, specialising in local and Italian cuisine, all dishes are prepared using fresh local produce, and there is also an extensive wine list to sample some of the delicious regional wines.
We think Is Benas Country Lodge is ideal for guests looking for a small, yet elegant, rural hotel with true Sardinian hospitality which will give you a real taste of this beautiful island.
(We include car hire for our guests to enable you to explore the area at ease).
Is Benas Country Lodge has a wonderful restaurant, a bar, and its own wine cellar to sample the wonderful regional wines.
There is a large pool, a putting green and golf, guided walks, bicycle rental and horse-riding can be arranged through the hotel.
Water sports can also be arranged, such as snorkelling, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, sailing and pedaloes.