This hotel is modelled on the ancient nuraghi, and is a testimony to sturdy constructions. White inside and out, the Nuraghe Arvu is organised around a traditional wooden structure clad with white plaster. This architectural style provides a cool and fresh setting in the summer, and keeps the dampness out in the winter (but the establishment generally closes during this period).
Behind the vaguely Spanish-style architecture (as seen in the archway at entrance and the white ceilings), this is a highly intimate hotel reminiscent of a private residence, especially in the entrance hall and the reception area. Everything here is simple, and the lounge affords a view of the interior courtyard, with its swimming pool.
However, the establishment boasts a keen appreciation of local products. In the cellar, the manager organises wine-tasting and taster sessions, during which the homemade Cannonau is served. Furthermore, the Nuraghe Arvu features many local artisanal creations (such as the Sardinian carpets made of wool, or the knife blades), elegant curtains, beautiful poplar wood furniture hand-inlaid according to a Jesuit technique that dates back from the 17th century, pictures of folkloric costumes, and locally-inspired cuisine (in particular from the Nuoro region, the heart of Sardinian gastronomy).
This love for the land goes hand-in-hand with great attention afforded to business travellers (the hotel has a large conference room with a capacity of 200) and holidaymakers in search of peace and quiet. There is nothing in the way of entertainment that may disturb your stay, but the hotel does plan to open a piano bar in the near future.
As we have already mentioned, the establishment has made a real effort to create an intimate setting. There common areas and the guest rooms, spread throughout accommodation blocks that are connected by paved pathways, bathe in this sense of intimacy. At the back of the establishment, there is a playground for children, but unfortunately, the synthetic surface can get very hot and lends an artificial context to the setting.
Just in front of the hotel is a car park, and a green area that covers 8,000 m², a beautiful park open to guests, where various vegetables and plants are grown: another example of the rural spirit that characterises this establishment and its love for home-grown products and local heritage.