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Hotel Hieracon

Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour no 62, 09014 Carloforte, Sardinia Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 10 hotels in Carloforte
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Hieracon Hotel in Carloforte, on San Pietro Island, Sardinia, is a charming art nouveau building built in 1897, although its original plan dates further back to 1750. Rivano Palace, home to Hieracon Hotel, was the residence of one of the most famous families in Carloforte, then active in the trade of mining materials and lumber. The ground floor, where today there is the hotel restaurant, was once used as a shop, while the back - today used as reception and conference room, was the warehouse. Later on, the palace was the seat of the consulate of Denmark and Belgium, at the time when Carloforte was the place where the trades related to the local mines (Buggerru and Porto Flavia) took place, as Carloforte had risen to Sardinia's second commercial port after Cagliari. The wall structure is made of local stone (obtained from trachyte and basalt) and reaches a thickness of over one metre. The ceiling still preserves its original pine beams, which reach a 12-metre span. The outdoor veranda, located in the garden, as well as the linear indoor columns, located in the hall, is made of solid cast iron. Insed the garden there is the small private chapel dedicated to Saint Teresa, after which the neighbouring quarter is named as well, which is used exclusively for private functions and for the family's devotion. Thel building show clear art nouveau influences, which make it a real rarity in the island's architecture. On its front, among bas-reliefs with floral motifs, figures of dogs (dachshunds), the passion of the Dutch architect who designed the building, are especially distinguishable and noteworthy.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Samantha wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
A beautiful hotel, that is located right on the promenade of Carloforte. The hotel itself is beautiful, and the staff are so welcoming and nice! Overall, the stay at the hotel really added to our pleasant experience in Sardinia - the hotel is so quiet and clean. We really enjoyed our stay here, and cant wait to come back! Would highly recommend this hotel for a family holiday!
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Date of stay: August 2019
annakassmannhuber wrote a review Jul 2018
Vienna, Austria1 contribution
We are really happy to have found this beautiful, quiet and friendly hotel in the heart of Carloforte!! In the whole city, you will find no better place to stay: the hosts are heartwarming, the Hieracon offers a wonderful garden, a delicious breakfast served by our friend Manuel and a classy as well as child-friendly atmosphere. You will love the building with its antique and well preserved furniture. We are already looking forward to our stay next year!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from hieracon, Proprietario at Hotel Hieracon
Responded 14 Jul 2018
Dear Anna, Thank you for the review. These beautiful words that you wrote make our job gratifying. Because we put a lot of heart into what we do. Our little hotel is family run and we always hope to transmit apart from our professionalism a sincere respect and friendship for all of our guests like you that return to visit us and that honor us with their presence. A big thanks from all of the staff of the Hieracon. It is always a pleasure to work with people like you. Antonio
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Giusy S wrote a review Jun 2018
2 contributions
We had a lovely stay at this warm and friendly hotel. Our room was decorated with gorgeous antique furniture and the staff went out of their way to satisfy all of our requests and needs. I highly recommend visiting Carloforte and staying at the hotel Hieracon.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Frances J wrote a review Jan 2018
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom152 contributions96 helpful votes
Our second try to stay in Hotel Hieracon having been admitted to hospital the day before I was due to travel here the year before. Its even more beautiful than it looks in the photo. We had a room overlooking the sea which was lovely. However at the beginning of September it was so hot we couldn't go out in the afternoon and would have liked somewhere to sit in the shade. Only when we arrived did we realise that there was a sweet shady garden in the back which several rooms were accessed from. Quiet at night with street parking outside. Good breakfast. Accessible location- Carloforte is not big and has some good restaurants. It was a good visit and I would stay in this hotel again
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
PaulNorthwood K wrote a review Jan 2018
Northwood, United Kingdom1 contribution
a magnificent week; our 2nd stay at the Hotel Hieracon. It feels like you're staying in an old style hotel but with modern comforts. and great staff. and they arrange your taxi to and from the airport.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$98 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySardiniaProvince of Carbonia-IglesiasCarloforte
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Hieracon
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Hieracon?
Nearby attractions include Cape Sandalo (0.4 km), Bar Napoleone (0.2 km), and Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Hieracon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Hieracon?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Hieracon?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Hieracon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Lo Scugnizzo, Il Frutto Divino, and Ristorante Da Nicolo.
Does Hotel Hieracon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Hieracon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Hieracon?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Hieracon?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Hieracon offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Hieracon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Hieracon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Calasetta La Torre (6.6 km).