Hotel Review: La Villa del Re

by Anthony Losanno
La Villa Del Re Map

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After the quick flight to Sardinia, I realized I had booked the rental car for the wrong time. The car rental agency had no extra cars and we would need to wait seven hours. Luckily, it was cancellable and I found a car at the agency next door. After that was sorted, we drove to La Villa del Re. Like Susafa (full review here), this hotel is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) and is included in the Hyatt partnership.

Anthony’s Take: La Villa del Re is a beautiful property with a friendly and polished staff, a lovely beach and huge infinity pool, a delicious breakfast, and comfortable rooms. We did not receive an upgrade, but the room we had was spacious, the air conditioning worked well, and it was kept meticulously clean.

La Villa Del Re Booking


I booked a Superior Garden Front room with World of Hyatt points on It cost 40,000 points per night (we stayed three nights). This room type was selling for around €805 plus taxes per night, so this was a good value for the redemption. If you’re redeeming World of Hyatt points like I did, this hotel ranges between 35,000 and 45,000 points per night for a standard room (depending on if the date commands an off-peak, standard, or peak redemption).

La Villa Del Re Map

Transportation to the Hotel

As noted above, we rented a car in Cagliari and drove from the airport to the hotel. It took around 55 minutes for the 57-kilometer ride. Leaving, we drove to 7Pines Resort Sardinia, part of Destination by Hyatt. That ride took over 3.5 hours.

La Villa del Re Exterior

After pulling through the hotel’s gate (ring the bell for entry), you’re greeted by the main building.

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We pulled the car to the front entrance and it was quickly taken for us. The hotel does not charge for parking.

La Villa del Re Reception


We arrived around 1:00 PM and our room was not ready. The agent checking me in explained that it would be ready soon and offered some water. We sat outside the lobby for around an hour as housekeeping finished cleaning the room. While waiting, another agent asked us if we’d like to see a Superior Sea Front room as a possible upgrade. We took a look, but the room is much smaller than the Superior Garden Front room. While it does include a balcony, the interior space is tiny. We stuck with what we booked. The agent asked if we needed a late checkout. I requested noon and it was granted. World of Hyatt members receive early check-in and late checkout (subject to availability), a room upgrade (again, subject to availability), and continental breakfast when booking Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) properties directly through Hyatt. The agent explained all of this and then escorted us to our room. We were tired, so we had her keep the tour of the room features to a minimum.

La Villa del Re Lobby 1


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While the interior lobby is spacious, there is an even larger seating area just outside the doors.

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I connected to the decently-fast Wi-Fi and worked for about an hour until our room was ready.

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Superior Garden Front Room (107)

There are 48 rooms (including 11 suites) at this hotel. The room has its own patio with a bistro set and two other chairs for relaxing.

La Villa del Re Bedroom 1

The room is fairly spacious with a king-sized bed, a TV, nightstands, a desk, and a small sofa.

La Villa del Re Bedroom 2

The bed was comfortable.

La Villa del Re Robe

I liked that they tucked a Gerber Daisy (sitting in a tube of water to keep it fresh) in each robe.

La Villa del Re Sofa

A small sofa lined half the side wall of the room.

La Villa del Re Desk

Next to it was a desk.

La Villa del Re Nespresso

It held a phone and Nespresso machine.

La Villa del Re Closet

The closet was near the door. It held a small safe, slippers, and a refrigerator.

La Villa del Re Fridge

Unfortunately, the refrigerator was broken. Staff tied to fix it, but it would not work. They promptly brought another.

La Villa del Re Welcome Gift

The refrigerator held a welcome bottle of wine and a note.

La Villa del Re Bathroom 1

The bathroom was off of the bedroom and was pretty large. There is one large sink and a stool in the center of the room.

La Villa del Re Bathroom 2

The toilet was to the right.

La Villa del Re Bathroom 3

The bidet was on the opposite wall.

La Villa del Re Bathroom 4

A shelf with tons of Gilchrest & Soames toiletries sat in the middle.

La Villa del Re Bathroom 5

A glass shower was to the left of the doorway. It was tiny and the water pressure was just okay.

La Villa del Re Bathroom 6

A vanity with chair was next to the shower.

La Villa del Re Breakfast 1


La Villa del Re has two restaurants. One is near the pool and the other is just off the lobby. Breakfast is served at the one near the lobby, which offers great sea views.

La Villa del Re Breakfast 2

There is a menu provided and guests can order whatever they want. This is essentially like having a buffet, but it’s brought to you. In addition to pastries, breads, meat, cheese, fruit, and some other cold choices, guests can also order a complimentary entree each day. Coffee and juice are also included. Here are some of the things we ate over our three days.

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Cappuccinos came nicely designed each morning.

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We tasted many pastries and the fruit was consistently delicious.

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More pastries

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Pastries, fruit, and cheese

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Even more pastries and fruit

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Tomato and mozzarella

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Butter, Nutella, and jam

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Scrambled eggs with chicken sausage

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Sardinian omelette

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Crepes with Nutella

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French toast

La Villa del Re Pool


We were hungry when we arrived. After we dropped our things in the room, we went to the pool bar (to the right of the pool) for lunch. Service was slow, but the sandwich was huge and tasty.

La Villa del Re Lunch 2

I had a ginger ale and my husband had an Aperol spritz. Cocktails are pretty pricey here (which is to be expected at a resort). There is a supermarket around one kilometer down the road. We stocked up on some soft drinks, wine, and other snacks.

La Villa del Re Lunch 1

We each had a Club Sandwich. They were massive and neither one of us finished it.
La Villa del Re Amenities 1

Amenities & Common Areas

La Villa del Re has an infinity pool, beautiful stretch of beach, two restaurants, and lovely, manicured grounds. There is no spa or fitness center here. Spa treatments are offered, but there are no facilities.

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La Villa del Re Amenities 4

The hotel has a large infinity pool overlooking the beach.

La Villa del Re Amenities 2

The beach is lined with chairs and attendants to assist.

La Villa del Re Amenities 5


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Cabanas (called “Gazebos” here) can be rented on the lawn next to the pool. We booked one for the day. I was quoted a price of €100, but was only charged €50. I’m not sure if this was because we only spent part of the day there or what determined this discount. We only saw one other woman in them during our three-day stay.

La Villa del Re Amenities 7

There are nice sea views when seated here.

Overall Impression: La Villa del Re is a lovely hotel with a great beach and pool. The service is excellent and the breakfast has everything you could want. The hotel is a great choice for exploring southern Sardinia and I’d return if in the area.

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CJH July 3, 2023 - 5:56 am

Did you just visit the 7 Pines Resort on your way to La Villa Del Re? Your pictures are of La Villa Del Re? Wonderful article. We have been to Sardinia once, as our cruise ship could not make Livorno due to inclement weather. I could tell that this island has much more to offer than what we were able to see at the cruise port of Cagliari.

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Anthony Losanno July 3, 2023 - 5:59 am

Thank you! I am at the 7Pines now. I’ll have a review up later this week. It’s a great property.

CJH July 3, 2023 - 6:12 am

Thank you for the reply. Looking forward to your 7Pines review. SLH Hyatt redemptions are wonderful redemptions when points stays are available.


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