Su Gologone Experience Hotel
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Giovanna Palimodde, owner and general manager.
4 star boutique
Since the beginning the hotel has been promoted respecting the traditions of Barbagia region ( the heart of Sardinia).
Su Gologone Experience Hotel
History & Story
The story of the hotel began with a revolutionary idea. It seems incredible now, but when, in the 1960s, Peppeddu Palimodde began serving local cuisine close to the Su Gologone spring, he was responsible for bringing the Supramonte region out of historical isolation. ‘When we were engaged,’ recalls his wife, Pasqua, ‘Peppeddu wanted to do something to celebrate the land he loved. He thought opening a restaurant was the perfect way to do this. When we returned from our honeymoon, he’d convinced me it was a good idea In 1967, Oliena’s first ever restaurant, Su Gologone, opened its doors. No one could have predicted that the simple food locals cooked every day would have such an impact. The restaurant was such a success that the Palimodde family opened a small hotel to accommodate the stream of visitors arriving from abroad to taste their cuisine. Slowly, tourists were realising there was a different Sardinia to be discovered beyond the island’s beautiful beaches.
Today, travellers are welcomed by Pasqua and her daughter, Giovanna. Giovanna has transformed the hotel into a world-renowned destination, creating interiors which feature the works of major Sardinian artists and furnishings made in Su Gologone’s own Botteghed’Arte. She also designed alfresco settings such as the Terrazzo del Sogni, Terrazzo deiDesideri and MagicoTablao bar, and plenty of hidden corners you’ll discover during your stay.
Every year Giovanna Palimodde, owner and artist creates and adds new features to the property .
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Tradition and design. Every room is different thanks to Giovanna artistic touch.
The hotel is set in a stunning natural environment, a short distance from the Su Gologone Spring (400m), and Cedrino River (450m), and is surrounded by Mediterranean maquis, myrtle, oleander and bougainvillea. The local climate is typically Mediterranean, with temperate winters and warm summers.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Experience Hotel Su Gologone is situated on the east coast of Sardinia:
7km from Oliena; 16km from Dorgali; 25km from Cala Gonone.
Other main towns of interest in the area:Orgosolo, Mamoiada, Fonni, Orune, Orosei
Archaeologicalsites: Tiscali, Sa serra ‘e sosCarros,Villaggio di Serra Orrios,Nuraghe Mannu, Janna ‘e Pruna, Area di Romanzesu, Su Tempiesu
Sa Serra ‘e sosCarros
Villaggio di Serra Orrios
Janna ’e Pruna
Area di Romanzesu
Almost all the employees are women and all come from the nearest village of Oliena. Throughout the property there are paintings, ceramics, tapestries, traditional shoulder bags and antiques made by Sardinian 20th- century artists. At Le Botteghe d’Arte you can be very creative : wearing an apron to paint, make ceramics, embroder , and make jewellery helped by the staff.
Table football/ mini-golf: open day and night,
Ping pong/games park: open daily,
Babysitter on request,
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 50
Rooms:1 suite art studio and 50m2:
The newest addition to our accommodation is designed for aspiring artists – a tranquil haven where canvases, brushes, pencils and paper are at your disposal in a private studio. Separated by a sliding door, the bedroom has a built-in a large double bed; bathroom with shower and stone washbas in for cleaning brushes; 40in SmartTV, CD player, iPad and free wi-fi. The suite is also equipped with a Nespresso machine, iron and ironing board, beach essentials (bag, sunscreen, towels and straw hat), air-conditioning, mini-bar, telephone, safe, a hairdryer, selection of teas, bath menu of essential oils, slippers. The outdoor area features a bath for two and a stone terrace – an alfresco living room – shaded by colourful sunscreens. The veranda is furnished with table, chairs and a hammock. Guests can enjoy the suite’s private rose garden and views overlooking the surrounding countryside.
As an ‘artist in residence’, you may want to organise a pop-up exhibition of your work using the easels provided.
Ciusa suite: 13 suite:
Dedicated to 20th-century Sardinian artists, featuring typical Sardinian furnishings made in the hotel’s Botteghe d’Arte. Each suite has one double bedroom, a living room, bathroom with shower, and terrace with a double bath, two small beds and an alfresco loungearea.All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, a minibar, telephone, safe, LED TV, a hairdryer, Nespresso machine, electric kettle, selection of teas, bath menu of essential oils, bathrobes, slippers, and beach essentials sets. Evening Housekeeping
14 junior suite:
30/35 m2 dedicated to 20th-century Sardinian artists, featuring typical Sardinian furnishings made in the hotel’s Botteghe d’Arte. Each suite has one double bedroom, a small living room, bathroom with shower and bath, balcony or furnished terrace (four suites have an alfresco bath). All suites are equipped with air-conditioning, a minibar, telephone, safe, LED TV, a hairdryer, Nespresso machine, electric kettle, selection of teas, bath menu of essential oils, bathrobes, slippers, and beach sets. Evening Housekeeping.
Number of Luxury rooms:
25,25/30 m2, terrace: featuring typical Sardinian furnishings made in the hotel’s Botteghe d’Arte. Each room has a four-poster double bed and a sofa bed, bathroom with shower; most rooms have a balcony or terrace. All are equipped with air-conditioning, a minibar, telephone, safe, LED TV, a hairdryer, Nespresso machine, electric kettle, bathrobes and slippers.
Restaurants & Bars
Sardinian cuisine à la carte, celebrating the traditional dishes of the Barbagia region. Homemade bread, pasta and desserts.
Vegetarian and special menus available.
• Terrazza piscina: Diner by candle light with the Sardinian landscape as your backdrop
• Sala Melis: Dedicated to the three most important Sardinian artists of the 20th century. Breakfast and evening buffet
• Nido del pane: A typical alfresco focacceria: watch the preparation of the bread and sampleour delicious focaccia baked in a wood oven and garnished with homegrown aromatic herbs and vegetables.April-September: twice a week, 8.30-9pm
• Corte de Su Re: A taste of the past in the old courtyard: a culinary journey exploring the traditional cuisine of Barbagia, the ancient technique of spit-roasting and the products of our expert artisans. Preparation and sampling of focaccia baked in a wood oven, and a visit to our wine cellar.
• Gazebo piscine: Light lunch served from a plentiful buffet of vegetables and salads, cheese and a dish of the day.
April-September: twice a week, 8.30-9pm
Pamper yourself by the pool with beauty treatments: a manicure, pedicure, or massage.
May-October: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-7pm. April and November, on request.
Spring-water swimming pool.
Fitness centre: Technogym equipment
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Su Gologone is a magical location for a special occasion. Celebrate your wedding with the Supramonte mountains in the background, or enjoy a romantic dinner on the Terrace of Dreams.
And to end the evening? Everyone dances the night away in the disco!
• 2 CONFERENCE ROOM
Extra Notable Features
Every day, two local cooks prepare 12 types of homemade pasta. Classes can be booked for a minimum of 5 participants
Yoga/Reikiclasses: bookings taken for individual or group classes.
Cycling (specialised centre),
Guided excursions:Trekking, Horse riding, Sailing – sea and river, Land rover, quad, canoe, Free climbing, Scuba diving, Nature and archaeological walks.
We have a wide range of bikes, including electric and mountain bikes, and other equipment.
Botteghe D’arte Su Gologone Style, Creative Classes: Decoration, Sewing, Embroidery, Painting and drawing, Jewellery, Ceramics
Vineria, Prosciutteria, Cinema under stars, Musical evenings, Lessons of astronomy, Terrazzo dei Desideri, Kitchen garden/Terrazzo dell’Orto, Il Giardino di Tex,
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Conde Nast Johanses Award
Number of employees