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Overview of Hotel Califfo

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Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

Hotel Califfo

4 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationChurch of Sant'Andrea2 min drive
    Popular LocationSpiaggia di Sant'Andrea4 min drive
    Popular LocationChurch of San Pietro di Ponte7 min drive
    AirportCagliari (CAG-Elmas)19 min drive

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  • Double or Twin Room

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 236 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
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  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 388 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Single Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 388 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Studio

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Sofa Bed
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  • Apartment, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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About this area

Quartu Sant'Elena

Located in Quartu Sant'Elena, Hotel Califfo is near the airport and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Poetto Beach and Golfo degli Angeli, while Centrale Alidos Theatre and Museo di Bonaria are cultural highlights. Diverland and Cagliari Observatory are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Church of Sant'Andrea - 2 min drive
  • Poetto Beach - 2 min drive
  • Spiaggia di Sant'Andrea - 4 min drive
  • Church of San Pietro di Ponte - 7 min drive
  • Stabilimento balneare carabinieri - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Elmas Aeroporto Train Station - 21 min drive
  • AirportCagliari (CAG-Elmas) - 19 min drive


  • Clipper - 3 min drive
  • La Marinella - 7 min drive
  • Sakura - 7 min drive
  • Dal Corsaro - 8 min drive
  • Metropizza - 8 min drive
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About this property

Hotel Califfo

4-star hotel near Poetto Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli and a spa tub are on-site. All 142 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service (during limited hours), hairdryers and safes.
Hotel Califfo offers 142 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films.

Bathrooms include baths or showers, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 2 km

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: EUR 6 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference space (6458 square feet)


  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control (heating)


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Films for purchase
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Safe



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per pet, per stay
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 6.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 6 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 40 per vehicle
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 35 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 6.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 01 June to 30 September
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Califfo Quartu Sant Elena
Hotel Califfo
Hotel Califfo Quartu Sant Elena
Hotel Califfo Quartu Sant'Elena
Califfo Quartu Sant'Elena
Califfo Hotel Cagliari
Hotel Califfo Sardinia, Italy - Quartu Sant'Elena
Hotel Califfo Hotel
Hotel Califfo Quartu Sant'Elena
Hotel Califfo Hotel Quartu Sant'Elena

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Califfo and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Califfo offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Califfo cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Califfo have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Hotel Califfo pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 15 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at Hotel Califfo?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Califfo?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM. Early check-in is available for a fee of EUR 25 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Hotel Califfo?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM. Late checkout is available for EUR 35 (subject to availability).
Does Hotel Califfo provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request). A fee of EUR 40 per vehicle applies.
Where is Hotel Califfo located?
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golfo degli Angeli and Poetto Beach. Church of Sant'Andrea and Spiaggia di Sant'Andrea are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 295 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 117 out of 295 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 82 out of 295 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 35 out of 295 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 295 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great apartment.
Nice apartment, sadly the kitchen lacked an oven. Incredible value for money although there was little to do in the area and a hired car was needed.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was pretty much perfect, except the wifi which was weak.
Stayed 12 nights in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
The front desk greeted us and immediately shouted our room # by hand I f us the key. If this would happen in the US, the clerk would have been fired in the spot. You never ever Disclose a room # in public. This hotel is NOT a 4 star hotel. Get your facts right Expedia
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

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Friendly and good value
The Califfo is a little dated in the bedrooms and basic but value for money. All of the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and speak good English. The plumbing seems to be struggling as the toilets keep refilling unless the flush is forced back into position. We had a TV, safe and fridge in the room which was useful as there's a couple of supermarkets within walking distance and the food and drinks are very cheap. We just had breakfast at the hotel, which was continental and fresh coffees could be ordered from the bar as the urn option wasn't great. I'm Gluten free, so was provided with a basket with a variety of GF crackers, toasts and muffins each morning. To see the better parts of Sardinia you'll need a car if staying here or use the bus system which is actually simple to negotiate, particularly with the use of Google Maps and the hotel staff, as well as being excellent value. Short trips need a ticket buying in advance from the kiosk near the pharmacy across the road from the hotel, but longer trip tickets can be purchased directly from the driver. The pool area is lovely. Unfortunately the jacuzzi wasn't in action when we were there. Wifi was provided, but not great.
Stayed 8 nights in May 2019

3/5 Okay

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Good hotel and staff - poor location.
The hotel itself was fine and the staff were very good and very helpful, it's biggest problem was it's location. It wasn't near the beach or the town, in fact it was near nowhere. The only plus part about it's location was the fact it had a bus stop right outside the hotel to take you somewhere where the was something to do. The menu was limited and quite expensive and only one restuarant across the (busy) road to eat. Pool and surround nice, wi-fi very good, bar area- not too good. Although a very nice hotel, we wouldn't stay there again - sorry :(
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

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