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Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Poltu Quatu, Sardinia, Italy

Designed as a traditional Sardinian harbor village, Hotel Poltu Quatu is located on the Costa Smeralda, which is on the north coast of Sardinia. With breath-taking views of the La Maddalena archipelago, it has a relaxed, yet glamorous atmosphere.

At a Glance

  • Beautiful natural setting, surrounded by mountains

  • Fully functioning harbor location

  • Hidden and exclusive atmosphere

  • Only a 5-minute drive to Porto Cervo

Couples, Family, Sailing & surfing, Beach

Insider's View

Poltu Quatu means 'hidden harbor', both the hotel and understated port definitely live up to this name!

Jenny James

Insider's View

Boat excursions are very popular - pre-book a day trip and explore the surrounding islands of the Costa Smeralda coastline.

Dominic Atterton

Insider's View

Rent a boat and visit Caprera; the island you can see from Poltu Quatu. It only takes 10 minutes and is where the Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, spent the last 25 years of his life.

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Insider's View

Grand Pedro beach is beautiful and only a short drive away in the hotels complimentary shuttle.

Jenny James

Insider's View

Porto Cervo is only 10 minutes away and has restaurants, a marina plus glitzy designer shops.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

You must visit Tanit, the fine dining restaurant. People come from all over Sardinia to enjoy this special dining experience. Enjoy your meal looking out onto the harbor with the super yachts all parked outside, the crystal clear water and the islands in the distance. A unforgettable meal.

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Insider's View

The hotel has a beauty center with lots on offer including a sauna, hamman and hair dressers! Enjoy your treatment in the outdoor hut in the warmth of the summer sun. Here they also run yoga and Pilates classes to be enjoyed taking in the beautiful surroundings.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu


Just 3km from Porto Cervo, the Hotel Poltu Quatu forms part of the Poltu Quatu Harbour from which it takes its name. Meaning 'hidden harbor' in Sardinian, Poltu Quatu is set within a beautiful natural bay, and is the perfect place to soak up the glamour of the Marina dell 'Orso'. Established in 1987, the Marina is traditional in style and evokes the glamour of time gone by. Narrow streets weave their way behind the Marina and hilltop cottages can be seen dotted amongst the landscape. Whitewashed throughout, the hotel is typical of Sardinian architecture and feels airy and spacious. Marble or terracotta tiled floors and elegant traditional furniture adorn both the public areas and rooms, which are both welcoming and comfortable. All the rooms, suites and residences are similar in style, but vary in both size and location.

Poltu Quatu has a varied selection of restaurants and it is possible to experience a different culinary sensation every night. Maymom, the hotel's main restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and Ishter is open exclusively for lunch.

The large swimming pool and surrounding area are equipped with everything you need for a relaxing, sun lounging day and children will love the smaller pool and adjacent waterfall. There is also a playroom onsite and a fantastic selection of other activities to keep them entertained, such as tennis, a sailing school, snorkeling and riding.


All rooms at Poltu Quatu have a traditional Sardinian décor throughout, and each type maximizes the space available giving them a light and airy feel. Each has the classic white bedding, painted wooden furniture and tiled floors you might expect from an Italian hotel. Room range from Classic rooms with mountain views to apartment options with stunning views over the Marina dell'Orso. Complimentary WiFi features throughout the hotel and all rooms are equipped with a flat screen television, Sky satellite, mini bar, safety deposit boxes, telephones and air conditioning.

Classic Room

18m² double or twin bedded with a balcony and mountain views

Superior Rooms

With views of either the swimming pool or gardens, 20m² Superior rooms are either double or twin bedded and have a balcony.

Deluxe Rooms

Overlooking the Marina dell'Orso, with private balcony and 20m² in size. Rooms can be double or twin bedded.

Junior Suite

Junior Suites are a spacious 24m² and open plan, with a private terrace overlooking the pool

Classic Suites

50m², Classic Suites have one bedroom and two bathrooms plus a good size terrace with armchairs overlooking the Marina. These suites offer the best views.

Executive Suite

Accommodating up to 4 people within two double bedrooms and a separate living space, the Executive suite has breathtaking views from the terrace and a private jacuzzi.


There are a number of apartment options, ranging from one to three bedroom, some interconnecting. All feature a kitchenette corner with two hobs, fridge and a microwave on request


Babysitting is available on request during the day and there is a newly opened children's club within the grounds of the hotel, which is open in the evenings from 6pm to midnight. The club features both an indoor and outdoor recreational space and inside there is a Playstation area for older children.


Buffet breakfast is taken in the main sea view restaurant between 07:30 - 10:30. It has glorious sea views over Marina dell'Orso. In the evening it transforms into an elegant, candlelit space in which to try local, national and international cuisine. Open 20:00 - 22:00. Tanit, the hotels fine dining, adult only restaurant is open evenings only 19:30-midnight and has a fantastic reputation and is a favorite with the international jet set. Ishter is open for lunch from 13:00 - 15:00 and serves simple Mediterranean dishes great for everyone. There is also the Poltu Quatu Bar which serves drinks between 10am to 10pm.

There are further choices at the Marina with La Rada, which specializes in international dishes of meat and fish, whilst L'Orso Sardo, the harbor's newest restaurant, overlooks the bay and offers a tempting selection of locally inspired recipes. Other choices include Gianni Pedrinelli or Mama Latina in Porto Cervo or in the Baja Sardina area, Casablanca and La Rocca provide appetising menus.


There are lots of sea based sporting activities to try at Poltu Quatu, with the Sailing School just next door, offering 6 day courses from beginners to advanced. Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Fishing are also available from the Marina or if you prefer to stay land based, Tennis, Golf, Biking or Trekking can be easily arranged.


A complimentary shuttle service is provided to the beach and the hotel provides a 24 hour room service in high season. Laundry services, wifi and free parking are also available if required. The nearest market can be found in Baja Sardina, which is approximately 2.5km from the hotel.

Location & Directions

Poltu Quatu, Sardinia, Italy

Located within the hidden harbor of Poltu Quatu, the hotel lies a mile east of the bustling resort of Porto Cervo, which forms part of the emerald coast of Sardinia.

When to go

Sardinia enjoys a warm and dry Mediterranean climate from May through to September and is renowned for the glorious weather and warm seas that bask the island for six months each year. July and August offer the best opportunities for beach lovers, when the sea temperatures average 28C. With an average of 10 hours of sunshine from May to September, Sardinia is the perfect summer season destination.

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