An ancient coaching inn restored as an intimate boutique B&B by passionate couple Barbara and Gian Luca.


Hidden away in a quiet street of the small village of Mandas, 60 kilometres inland north of Cagliari, the Antica Locanda Lunetta oozes style and charm.  Walk through the imposing wooden door of the house, once an ancient coaching inn, into the inner court - an ode to ancient stones and local know-how. Step inside and you are in an elegant townhouse into an elegant, welcoming inn with all comforts and countless numbers of small hidden charms to be discovered. 

Three standard double rooms, all of them are located on the first floor: each with parquet floor, ceiling with exposed beams, high-quality furniture and a private bathroom with shower ( All showers have hydromassage).

Two suites: “Melograno” and “Patio”. Located in the same court of the main building (at 30/40 m away), the suites have two bright windows overlooking the garden and over the space for the bedroom, a sitting area, equipped with elegant armchairs, cushions, coffee table. In the bathroom of the 2 Suites, there is also an outstanding bathtub.

All the rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, air conditioning, central heating, hairdryer, free WI-FI connection, kettle with a  selection of teas, herbal teas and hot drinks.

The hotel offers only breakfast, which can be served either in the elegant indoor dining room. The first meal of the day is from local products and in perfect harmony with the most succulent offerings of the season. Family members will be happy to suggest guests the restaurants, pizzerias and farms where they can taste the traditional dishes of the island cuisine.
In the fresh evening, it is possible to enjoy a delicious “ aperitivo”.

Places to visit:

  • "Su Nuraxi" in Barumini (about 20 minutes' drive from the hotel), the most important archaeological site in Sardinia. The site is included in the  Unesco list of World Heritage Sites. Built on a hill, it dates to 1500BC and gives big views across the green plains of inner Sardinia.
  • The Natural Park of the “Giara” (about 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel) and placed on a basalt plateau, wild horses that roam freely within the reserve. Thanks to the several paths, well-marked, you can visit the park and also admire the tree species characteristic of the Mediterranean scrub.
  • The lovely village of Sadali (for mountain lovers), that is just over 30 minutes’ drive from Mandas. Delightful Old Town, with its old mill and waterfall right in front of the Church of St. Valentine. You will have the chance to walk in the woods, visit beautiful natural caves or taste the traditional "culurgionis", the typical ravioli stuffed with potatoes.
  • A visit to the old town of Mandas, Ethnographic Museum, which reproduces an old farmhouse of the nineteenth century, the Franciscan Monastery of the seventeenth century and the Church of St. James in the Catalan Gothic style.

If you are looking for comfort and relaxation, the romantic Antica Locanda Lunetta has everything you need!

Open from 1st April to 31 October

Double rooms start from 65 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.

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  • Barbara and Gian Luca! Their hospitality is of the kind only genuine people who do this out of passion rather than profession can offer.
  • Lovely touches throughout, such as scented herbal sachets with your towels.
  • Sharing our travel experiences with the other guests in the intimate living room.


  • When you're further inland and want to sample the best food, go local - not fancy! Try Il Vicoletto in Siurgus Donigala. Both within 5-10 minute drive from the Locanda Lunetta B&B. Ristorante Hosteria La forchetta - Mandas - (2 minutes walking). Pizzeria My Dream ( pizza and steakhouse- take away)) - Mandas - (next door)
  • The Cavallini di Giara. Gear up for a walk of a lifetime in the leafy heart of Sardinia to encounter some of the last wild horses of Europe.
  • The Neuraghe Arrubiu. One of the largest and best-maintained archaeological complexes of the island, dating back to 1500 b.c... 


A place with a story. In the early 1900s, Barbara's great-grandfather once owned "La Locanda" - the only hotel Mandas ever had and that eventually closed a couple of decades later. Almost a century later, Barbara and Gian Luca secretly cherished the dream to once more open an inn in Mandas. They recently rescued this old townhouse from neglect and poured in love and hard work to make it shine - and put Mandas back on the tourist map.


Bar: there is no bar as such - however, if Barbara or Gian Luca are around they will be happy to prepare something for you.
Restaurant: You have a very informal tavern right next door -the kind of place where locals gather to watch football matches- and it has excellent pizzas.
Pool: No.


Open from 1st April to 31 October


Rates: Double rooms start from 65 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Breakfast cost: Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Breakfast is served in the lovely dining room - and there's no risk of queuing for a table. 

Breakfast includes hot and cold drinks, yoghurt, cakes, freshly baked croissants, bread, local salami and cheese, eggs, nuts, tomatoes, local honey, selection of jams. 


Best For

Cultural exploration, Honeymoons, Village feel, Yoga retreat


Countryside, Remote location

Get Active

Biking, Hiking

*Experiences in or near the property


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Free Wi-fi, Breakfast included, TV
Free! Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and is free of charge.
There is no parking available at the property.

The Locanda Lunetta does not have private parking.  You will need to park in one of the narrow streets of the village.

Pets are not allowed.


Cards Accepted

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.


Via Roma 10, 09040 Mandas, Italy - Show map

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