In this article we will guide you through the best areas of Olbia to stay in if you are on holiday, telling you the pros and cons of each one.
Don’t worry, this is not one of those self-referential articles (well, maybe a little bit…) where we praise ourselves telling you that our guest house is the best place to sleep in Olbia. Actually, here we want to help you to choose the best area of the city for a perfect holiday for your needs.
So centre, suburbs or coast? Let’s find out together!!
Historic centre and waterfront
Literally the beating heart of the city, Olbia’s historic centre winds its way around Corso Umberto I and Piazza Regina Margherita to the newly inaugurated waterfront.
This area is full of restaurants, bars, pizzerias and shops of all kinds, which are very crowded, especially in the evening and well into the night.
Wander through the streets of the historic centre and you’ll come across Spirits Boutique, the best cocktail bar in town, or Piperita Patty, one of our favourite restaurants.
PRO: if you’re a nightlife enthusiast, this is the perfect area to walk around and get to one of the many hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in the area in just a few minutes.
CON: if you don’t want to risk having the hubbub of people right under your window, this area is not for you. The whole area is off-limits to cars and you can only get there on foot by leaving your car in one of the many nearby toll car parks.
This area, which surrounds the historic centre, is perhaps the one most full of B&Bs and guest houses. It starts from the Fausto Noce park – a big green lung of the city, perfect for families with children and for sportsmen – and goes up to the railway station passing through the district of San Simplicio where there is also Altré, our guest house. In this area you can enjoy all the comforts of the city centre, but without the hustle and bustle of the more crowded areas.
Here you can enjoy the best pizza in Olbia (and not only) at Giropizza and visit the beautiful basilica that gives its name to the district with its necropolis.
PRO: We are very close to the historical centre which you can reach quickly on foot. Parking is free throughout the area and is always easy to find.
CON: None! Why else would we have chosen to open our guest house right here?
If we have convinced you to choose our area, use the banner below (obviously placed right here by chance, eh!) to book a room at Altré
Viale Aldo Moro
This is the avenue – running north from the centre – around which Olbia’s largest and most important natural shopping centre has grown. Here you will find hundreds of offices, studios and businesses of all kinds, and it is here that the largest local market is held on Saturdays, with many vendors selling quality local products.
In this area there are many nice places where to enjoy a good aperitif in one of the many terraces overlooking the avenue or where to dine in another of our favourite restaurants such as the historic By Night.
PRO: it is a strategic area to reach the wonderful beaches of the Costa Smeralda. Moreover, parking here is never a problem.
CON: during rush hours, weekends and especially in the summer months it is very busy and you can easily get stuck in traffic.
Have we managed to guide you to discover the best areas of Olbia where to stay on holiday?
Whether the answer is yes or no, read on!
If you want to have a holiday literally by the sea, this is the right area for you. Pittulongu Lido consists of four beaches of fine sand and crystal clear water, a typical feature of the coastlines of north-eastern Sardinia. These are the beaches most frequented by the people of Olbia who, especially at weekends, spend entire days here, dividing their time between the beach umbrella, the shoreline and one of the many bars that are right in front of the sea.
There are few hotels in this area, all very nice, but they tend to be very expensive. However, those who choose this area often do so because they prefer the comfort of one of the many rental flats available.
PRO: You can walk to the beach in a few minutes. Need we say more?
CON: the prices for sleeping in a hotel or renting a flat are very high. The town is a few kilometres away and can only be reached by car (or bus).
This residential suburb is located south of Olbia, a short distance from the airport and in a perfect position to reach the beautiful beaches of San Teodoro including the famous Cala Brandinchi.
This is the perfect area if you are looking for a flat to rent – forget hotels and B&Bs – away from the city traffic. On spring and summer evenings enjoy a romantic walk or a sunset aperitif on the piers of the nearby Marina di Olbia harbour.
PRO: The location away from the city centre is perfect for those who want to take a holiday away from the hustle and bustle. The main traffic arteries are very close.
CON: to reach the city centre is essential to take the car. There are no restaurants nearby.
At the beginning of this article we told you that we would take you to discover the best areas of Olbia where to stay if you are on holiday.
Have we been able to help you in your choice? We hope so, but if you still have doubts just ask, we have a suggestion…